SteelyKid’s away at Grandma and Grandpa’s for a few days, to give us a little more time to acclimate to The Pip, which means you get a very traditional baby blogging picture:
It’s not the greatest angle for comparing his size to Appa, but you get the idea.
The Pip is settling in nicely. His rate of growth met with medical approval last week, and he won’t need to be checked again until his one-month birthday, which is nice. He’s settling into a fairly reasonable routine of eating, sleeping, and excreting, with occasional periods of cute-and-awake. And he’s much calmer about the small indignities of life in the outside world– we’ve managed a few diaper changes with hardly a peep.
So, you know, life, it goes on. Full interactivity is still a ways off, but even in the current state, he’s pretty awesome– I’d forgotten how pleasant it is to have an infant dozing on your lap.