Last week saw my return to work. After a couple of days of arguing with HR and IT I got my computer and admin (mostly) sorted out so Friday I got to go help lay the cable for a new station in Ranfurley (near Vegreville). One nice thing about working close to civilization is that we hired a backhoe. There was no digging, there was no backfilling. The operator made trenching an art form. Here’s the before pic.
Whoever said they sleep 17 to 20 hours a day was lying, so was whoever said newborn poo doesn’t smell.
My baby makes all kinds of sound effects including growls, squeaks and spaceship crashes. I hope mine isn’t the only one that growls, what is Kody teaching him??
He prefers to poop into a clean diaper.
He can poop, pee and spit up at the same time, usually when the diaper is off. On a related note, he can generate a full load of laundry in a morning.
He’s not supposed to be able to roll over, lift his head or scoot forward yet but he can and will do so the instant you’re not paying full attention.
A sleeping baby will instantly awaken at the sound of the shower being turned on or a cup of coffee being poured.
One big question we had about bringing a baby home was how the dogs would react. Spoiler: It turns out fine.
Kody: 110lb Female German Shepherd 12 years old.
Initially: super excited and a bit puzzled why Andy wasn’t given to her to raise like the puppies and kittens that come to our house.
Most commonly used phrases: Gently! and Go lay down!
After a few days: Very loyal and quiet, stays out of the nursery (mostly). Comes to get me if Andy cries. Hasn’t left our side.
Most commonly used phrases: Good dog! Andy’s fine.
Loki: 80 lb male lab/blue heeler cross (???) 10 years old (???) rescue dog
Initially: apprehensive, spent a lot of time hiding at the back door
Most commonly used phrases: It’s ok buddy; We still love you.
After a few days: gentle and curious. still my shadow.
Most commonly used phrases: good boy; hey, don’t eat that