We still didn’t get a good night of sleep last night, but I think I found a method of putting Milly down to sleep that works decently well.  After Amanda feeds her I swaddle her, turn on the bear with the heartbeat sounds then lower her slowly to her cradle.  Each step of the way I stop and listen/feel her breathing to make sure it’s regular and calm.  It’s not rocket science or anything.

Amanda and I went downtown with Milly today, her first trip to downtown Wilmington, to get a registered copy of her birth certificate at the register of deeds. I found myself a little disappointed that the ladies in the office didn’t really give much attention to or fawn over her.  Isn’t that what people are supposed to do with nine day old babies?

After that we walked a block or two to the Port City Java where Michael works to stop in and say hi, but he wasn’t working at the time.

After we got back to the car we drove over to where Amanda works so everyone who hasn’t seen Milly yet could see her.  We stopped business for a little while as everyone was oohing and aahing over her.  We were going to stop by to show her off to one of my clients as well, but as soon as we turned down Market Street Milly started fussing something fierce (and continued to do so until we got all the way home), so we decided against that.

With our lack of sleep we decided to forgo small group tonight. I felt a bit bad about that, but we’re adjusting, you know.

Ed McMahon died today.  I didn’t know he’d had all the health problems that he had.

Zach Dotsey