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September 04, 2003

D Minus 7

You know, I'd hate to think the blog went a whole day without being updated, so here's a picture of a baby.

Good thing I got it in under the midnight deadline; the Internet itself might cease to exist without a fresh infusion of my deathless prose.

Above is Scotty, in case you hadn't already surmised that, asleep on the chair that exiled the love seat to the garage. The print looks like something you'd find in grandma's house, but it's definitely not a grandma chair. Too big, for one thing, too soft, for another. Legions of elderly dears would perish struggling to raise themselves out of it.

Pity we have no well off elderly relations to invite over. They've all very inconsiderately spent their earnings on raising children over the years.

Grandmotherly the chair print may be, but it meets with Scotty's approval. It's simple enough that he can pick out patterns, but busy enough that the unjaundiced eye is constantly delighted by something new.

Or so I assume from the vacant stare and drooling expression he adopts when placed in close proximity to the chair. It may be genetic. For years my parents dined out on the story of how I stared at a nail hole in the wall as an infant.

They didn't get out much.

Scotty's hernia surgery is a week from today, pushed back from the original date after he got a stuffy nose. Call them picky, but the pediatricians don't really feel like putting an infant under general anesthesia unless he's breathing his best. Sainted Wife has already started hopefully looking for signs of another incipient cold on his part, though she alternates between that and worrying that the boy's intestines might suddenly decide to attempt an escape from the surly bonds of girth in the middle of the night. Very cunning things, intestines. It would be just like them to pick the one time we aren't monitoring the extra belly hole to make a break for it.

He's a strong lad, so I'm not worried about his surgery. Be nice to have it over with a week from now.

Posted by Bigwig at September 4, 2003 11:31 PM | TrackBack
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Best of luck with Scotty's surgery. Friend's baby boy had the same surgery done a week back at the Univ of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital, and all went well, and the little tyke is already bouncing around!!!!

Posted by: sid at September 5, 2003 09:33 AM

A beer recommendation - have you tried Oberon, made by Bell's Brewery of Kalamazoo, Michigan? It is not very well known beer outside Michigan, but, you ought to give it a try. Very good!!!!

Posted by: sid at September 5, 2003 09:36 AM

Good luck to Scotty, and to you. Our son had to have a couple of operations when he was less than a year. No matter how prepared you are, it's nerve-wracking, but he'll be fine. And Sid's right - they bounce back quickly! :)

Posted by: Michael at September 5, 2003 02:03 PM

How old is he? My apologies for forgetting. Is the hernia serious? Fiona had one up until about two weeks ago, but it seems to have closed up on its own - we were told not to worry about it for the first year. Hope all is alright!

Posted by: andy at September 5, 2003 07:25 PM

cute. ness.

and it isn't an oversized chair if it's still cozy when you fall asleep in it in the fetal position, reading.

best wishes. i know you'll both be fine. and give the missus a beer for me.

Posted by: redsugar at September 7, 2003 02:19 AM
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