05 Jul 2016: Again. I am bad. I will do better. For Monkey.
I am, apparently, a horrible person. My daughter was born on May 12 of
this year. Yet, it took me nearly two months to write anything about
Clearly, I must make amends.
I am going to write some back posts, documenting the journey of my
Monkey. She deserves that and so much more. To recap, she was born
over two months early. She has been in NICU all this time. She was a
mere four pounds, nine ounces when she was born.
She is perfect.
Question: Why is her nickname Monkey?
Answer: Because she makes monkey sounds! On the day she was born,
and every day since, she has made these little squeaks. Sometimes they
sound like a premature laugh. They are adorable. And for some reason,
they made me thing of a monkey.
And there you have it. The origin of the Monkey.
04 Jul 2016: Tried to go cold . . . brewed.
This was such a cool idea. Too bad it didn’t quite work. Tasted
nice, but it was soooo weak. Must adjust and try again.
02 Jul 2016: She is soooo adorable when she is sleeping.
01 Jul 2016: She left us a present, in her diaper.
Thanks. From the bottom of our hearts, we really enjoyed that. Really.
Fortunately, I’ll get to embarass her with all these photos later. I
win the end. Always.
27 Jun 2016: We have sooooo many clothes.
Onesies don’t cost much. And they don’t really need that many
outfits. Yet, socially, we inundate new parents with clothing. And
while it is great, I kinda wish people would wait until they started
school. Inundating me with clothese when she starts highschool would
be just as appreciated.
I’m just saying.
25 Jun 2016: Went down to Roundtop in the Catskills for some fun on the Fat Bike.
Went down to Roundtop and had some fun riding the Fat Bike. It was a
good day, over-all. Rode some fast & flowy and a few trails that I
don’t think were ever meant to be ridden.
For example, I climbed to the top. Not sure this trail is meant for
bikes. It was kinda silly, but that’s how I roll too, so it was fine.
24 Jun 2016: All she knows, is NICU.
Hard to think about, but she is now over a month old and she has never
been anywhere but the NICU at Albany Med. She is getting bigger and
bigger, but we are still fighting the feeds. I hope once we get the GI
issues resolved she can come home.
We start out our collection of Monkey pics today with a picture of the
In the meantime, I can take lots of silly monkey pictures. This next
one is a little blurry, but I like it. It speaks to me, even if she doesn’t.
Another closeup. I seem to like close-ups.
A little farther out.