Sometimes, by Rhett Miller

I’ve had this song in my head a lot lately and so I sang it to Milly before we left the hospital. Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes, the only thing you have is a song And in these times, in these times, in these lonely, lonely times, I will sing along Ever since I found you, I’ve been orbiting around you like you are the sun Ever since I met you, there’s no way I could forget, you are the only one Every single morning when I hear you in there humming on a brand new tune If I blink I’ll miss you, honey, all I want’s to kiss you and I want to soon Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes, the only thing you …

Tuesday Morning Milly Notes

I slept pretty well last night, although I’ll admit to feel pretty frustrated for the first time at some point during the night.  I’d woken up to take care of her and for a few minutes it seemed nothing would make her happy.  I guess I was just tired (and lately when I say tired I mean exhausted) and didn’t think of the pacifier for a couple minutes, but that did the trick once I put it in there. Amanda’s been limited in what she can do right now since she’s still recovering from the c-section and really can’t get in and out of bed very easily.  She’s thanked me several times for being so good about everything.  I just …

Milly’s First Full Day

I’m about to fall asleep, but I wanted to make some quick notes. As a future Duke fan, Milly already got some ribbing from her Tar Heel pediatrician, who came in and checked on her today.  He was a good sport though. Amanda’s full family came again.  I might have mentioned that already.  We canceled visitations for the day because Amanda was regaining her strength.  She did a great job and is walking pretty much fine now.  We did make an exception for Adam, who came by with some Taco Bell dinner for me.  Amanda didn’t want any. I’ve realized that having a baby will make me and Amanda use teamwork in ways we never thought of before, like coordinating …

Superlative Baby

Dear Milly, I’m so tired right now, but at least I got to put together a good few hours of sleep.  I was dead to the world, which I know because people kept coming in every few hours in the wee hours of the night (or morning, technically) to check on things with your mom. I did get up at least once though.  They took you to a room with a bunch of other newborn babies to take some blood from you for some tests.  You only cried a very little bit, and you weren’t all that loud about it when you did.  You’re tough, like your mom. Speaking of your mom, she did so great yesterday and today.  We …

Welcome to the World, Milly Dotsey!

I’m a dad now!  I have a daughter.  I tried that word on tonight while I was talking to her and it was mind-blowing.  She has great skin and very dark, curly hair.  It’s hard to tell what color her eyes are, and baby eyes change color anyway, but I think they’re a dark, dark blue right now. I’m going to keep this brief because I’m about to crash, but here’s what’s up.  Mom and baby are both doing great.  Milly was delivered via Caeasarean section at 01:10 today, June 14 after 26 hours of labor.  She was 20.5 inches long and weighed seven pounds, seven ounces.  It turns out to have been a very good thing that we did …