George is now becoming the King of Easton, and I am going to be known as George's dad. I think I am fine with that. For now. He has been home for almost a week, and my mom came up from New Orleans for a week to visit. He is doing great. We have three diaper changing stations in our house - one in our room for middle of the night changings, one in his room which we haven't really used yet since he sleeps in our room, and one in the living room for when we don't have enough time to run upstairs.
I am surprised at two things so far. First, I had no idea how FAR a baby can pee. This miraculous event has taken place every day since we have been home. Absolutely awesome. If we could only find a way to aim it. Secondly, and relatedly, there is an awful lot of laundry. We initially thought we would be able to make the world a slightly better place by using organic cloth diapers. This cannot be good for the environment. I have to wash his diapers twice in one load, the clothes that he wet in a separate load with baby detergent, and our adult clothes that were touched with the offending excretions. That's at least four loads. So we try them, get frustrated and back to the disposables we go.
That all being said, things are going great. George is alert and very vocal. He makes all kinds of grunts and squeals. He cries a little, but the best is the little noises and faces he makes when he passes gas (which is frequent). Mom is doing well, too, but she is still a little emotional since all the hormones haven't worked their way out of her system. We have gone on a couple of walks in our neighborhood since we have had awesome weather.
We are a little tired, but its the kind of tired that comes from doing something important rather than just being hungover or staying up too late watching sports. After a scary start, the king of Easton is now ruling is kingdom.
Or, they could just, you know, provide some buses - A charter school operator was cited by OPSB for failing to provide adequate transportation for its students. That's embarrassing. Better get right to work...
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