Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I suppose you all would like an Abby update.

She's still doing really well. As of her four-month immunizations yesterday, she weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The doctors are really happy with her growth and progress. She hasn't been the happiest camper since getting her shots, but she'll be fine.

Abby seems to be staying awake a lot more, which is fine except for around 3 a.m. She also had a really good visit with the preemie doctor last week; he said she'll probably get to come off oxygen when she returns in November.

My mom and sister were in town this weekend and did little other than hang out with us and, more importantly, Abigail. It was nice having so much help for a few days and getting to see them.

Their presence allowed me to get out and run a few errands, including finalizing our purchase of a car from some friends at church. We now are the proud owners of a dark green 1999 Saturn SL1. It's in great condition and only has about 66,000 miles on it.

My family flew in on Skybus. For those of you who don't know, Skybus is a Columbus-based start up airline that guarantees at least 10 $10 (pre-tax) tickets on each one-way flight. They're bare-bones, but my family was happy for the price they paid. If you're headed this way for visiting Abby or any other reason, you can check their fares and cities at skybus.com.

Finally, my dad turns 50 today. (Don't worry; he's not the type who would care that I'm sharing his age.) It's really sad that I can't be there for the big day, but happy birthday, dad.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The joys of October

The Cubs are in the playoffs, the Cardinals, Braves and Mets aren't, and I'm spending lots of time with my daughter. It's a good week!

The postseason seems exceptionally wide open this year. I'll root for the Cubs, of course, but it will be extremely annoying if they finally make the series the one year there's no way I can even think about attending.

(If you're wanting news on Abby: There's not much to report. She's doing well and eating like crazy. She's right around 6 pounds.)