Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Solomon James Bryant Myhill" now officially named & more visitors

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Poo - just like london buses, you wait days and then three come at once (or, the tale of 3 poos)

We've been a bit worried about the absence of poo from junior. He had not passed anything from that exit for 5 days. Convenient on the nappy changing front but nonetheless worrying.

Well tonight we thought we should have a go at bathing. Per instructions we started by cleaning his head, then removed his nappy. WOW he POO'D !!! Great! But now we are not in our usual nappy changing spot so he wrong footed us.

Still upset from his unusually clammy bum - he has only done about 4 poos in his whole life - we proceeded with the bath plans.

The bath itself involved him laying in a kind of sling/seat to keep his head up whilst parents fretted.

He seemed to prefer being dried after the bath in a hoody bath towel someone had bought us. He seemed quite content and relaxed in here and looked so cute he probably remained in there precious seconds longer than he should have.

As we proceeded to begin to dress him we were surprised to see a further big brown delivery in the towel. To be honest we were still pleased to see any of the brown stuff after the dearth.

With a deep breath we started our second clean-up operation, during which a third delivery presented itself, as if from a toothpaste tube.

Despite the inconvenience it was quite nice to see him relaxed and sleepy after his adventure, though he clearly didn't take to water like a duck.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Presents, baby, names and work

All kinds of people are sending us presents for our new baby adventure. Some have been hand knitted (thanks Mum), a couple have come in boxes from the USA, a pannier full were 'real nappies' - we've had all kinds of things and are extremely grateful for the thoughtfulness and consideration of those that know better than us about babies. I'm least of all impressed with the baby snot removing device but despite that we really must get some thank you cards written.

We still don't have a name for the baby yet but secretly we think it shall be Solomon and indeed that is what we call him already. This is likely to be shortened to Sol, which of course means Sun to most hippies and Spanish people! The official name means 'man of peace' or something and he is quite chilled out unless he has a nappy full or is hungry so this seems appropriate too.

My first week back at work last week. Mostly I've been on the go for 19 hours a day, including 25 miles of cycling across London (which I love) and 2 hours on the train. Being at work though has been quite fun, especially since my project is pretty decent.