Thursday, October 03, 2002

bringing up baby - the past two days have been exhilarating, exhausting, eye-opening and extra-special--all the words beginning with an 'e' that i can think of. it is a joy to be at home once again with jenny and the baby. i am quickly learning about being a parent of a 3-month-old baby, from overcoming bottle rejection to better burping techniques. i can see why jenny would like to work part-time and have more time with the baby. he can be a pain in the butt sometimes--especially when he's complaining about the bottle--but he's so gosh darn cute, you quickly forget the crying. i'm feeding him 4 or 5 times a day now in preparation for jenny's return to work on october 21.

today, we took russell to the photography studio for our first family portrait. for nearly an hour, he tolerated flash bulbs and being butt naked for posterity's sake. it's expensive, but i feel that it's worth the money. already within 3 months, he's undergone at least 4 transformations--newborn baby, turtle boy, itty-bitty boy and little russell. i wish i had started that project where i took one picture a day of russell in the same pose. watching him morph in a series of photos would be neat.

i also have to start looking for a job soon. this is the only time i wish i were rich.


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