February 2012

4 Month Regression

February 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Elliott is almost 5 months old now and we have had a reset of his sleeping patterns this week.  Prior to the last week or so, we had been very lucky parents with him on a great sleeping schedule, but that all came crashing down over the last several days and it appears to be attributed to a thing called 4 Month Regression.  I should say that the internet has a name for everything that new parents go through– which is not a bad thing, but it does have a tendency to make you wonder if these are actual ailments or if it’s yet another example of mankind’s need to have a terminology for everything. I will say that what they are saying about seems logical.  At this stage of life, there is so much going on inside of a baby’s brain that they begin to seek out adult sleep patterns.  When they are newborn’s, they are basically in survival mode, eating and sleeping most of the day away.  This was certainly true of our little biscuit. […]

President’s Day

February 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

I will admit, I haven’t had the best lifetimes of presidents.  First off, I was born during the Nixon years and we all agree that guy was a terrible president.  Then along comes Ford, who basically had to step in because of Nixon’s impeachment.  Then came Carter, who did the majority of his work when he was out of office.  Nice guy, whom I have the opportunity to meet and engage with three times in my life.  If you look at what him and Clinton have accomplished after they were president, I think you would see some amazing men. Carter’s lack of ability to get anything real accomplished led to the start of the Bush reign in the White House, starting with Reagan, who basically campaigned against the Democrats marking them as socialists.  It was a tactic that I will see again and again in my lifetime.  Regan and his trickle down economics keep a number of people celebrating his life and accomplishments as if he were a founding father, when in […]

Elliott @4 months.. The Narrative

February 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Today, you turned four months. So hard to believe, really.  In some ways its hard to believe that it has only been four months, yet in most ways it is harder to believe it has already been four months.  We are 1/3 of the way through your first year of life and everyone keeps saying that the really fun time is right around the corner. The first three months of your life were a big change for our lives as well.  The world itself becomes much smaller and for the first time in my life, that is ok.  We are settling back into life after a long trip to Germany to see your relatives and then the biggest snow storm I have ever seen in Seattle came shortly after we got back.. The entire city seemed like it was shut down for several days and the first wave came when I was trying to throw a surprise party for your mom’s 30th birthday– but the storm scared everyone inside.  We got to spend […]