Chatter #49: October 30, 2001

12/14/2001 — I started the Chatter section on July 27, 2000 when I noticed that the rest of my site was sometimes getting cluttered with lots of text. I'm a talkative guy, after all! So now I talk about my life here, instead of all over the place. Originally this was one huge section, but in December of 2001 it simply became too large to remain as one page, and I broke it into dated sections, as you can see. —>PM



There have been some complications since last I wrote. The baby is doing fine, mostly, but Teri is suffering from post-partum depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It has been hard on her. She's getting treatment, and is on th mend, but the last few weeks have been difficult for us all. I will confess to feeling a bit strung out and shaky at the moment. There hasn't been much time for sleep, although I think I've gotten more than she has. We both really need to get better at snatching sleep the moment the baby does. Last night, for example, he fell asleep for several hours. Teri slept too (thank goodness), but I took the opportunity to do the dishes, sterilize the bottles, make more formula, and I don't remember what else. As a result I now feel very much like a zombie.

Family members came by over the crisis point a few days ago, and stayed overnight for several nights in a row, taking care of the baby. That helped a lot. And a lot of people have been really kind. Unfortunately we're both too wiped out to express our gratitude properly, and John Sebastian is still pretty much restricted to crying, peeing, etc. He certainly does love to eat, though! It's really comical to see how he wobbles and then lunges at the bottle. Lately he's been slobbering all over himself, making a real mess. But he seems to be thriving. I wouldn't be surprised if he weighs more than 10 pounds already!

Haven't done any gaming since the birth, of course. We're in no condition to have guests right now. Maybe in a few weeks, I hope. Likewise, I hope I'll be able to add some real content to the site before TOO much longer. Chatter is fun, but more RQ material is sorely needed.

Incidentally, Teri didn't remove anything from my writeup of the birth. Just in case you were wondering.

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