A lot of you have been e-mailing, calling or stopping by asking how James David has been doing.
One reader e-mailed me recently reminding me I had to update everyone on his progress.
You'll have to forgive me for falling behind a little bit, but things have been pretty hectic in the past few weeks.
James David is 1-month-old now.
He made it to his four-week anniversary in great style: He stayed up practically all night.
James David is doing quite well. He's getting bigger, longer, stronger, etc.
He's much more aware of his surroundings now.
In regard to his strength, he can move his arms and legs quite well and moves them very often.
He's a big eater. In fact, it seems every time I come home, Merry is feeding him.
He still has a great set of lungs as he has no problem belting out screams on a daily basis.
Again, perhaps he'll take after his father. (I have been a singer in bands for many years).
He has fallen into a bit of a situation, but I think in the long run, it will remedy itself.
I am beginning to think James David is getting his days and nights mixed up.
Typically, during the week, I will be in the office on Thursday evenings putting together the paper.
Last Thursday, as I arrived home from work, Merry was in the family room watching the football game.
James David was in the room as well, sleeping.
When I finally laid down on the couch (I'll get to that in a minute), Merry was changing James David and preparing him for his last meal of the evening.
Or so we thought.
He proceeded to stay up practically all night.
He has done this from time to time during the course of the last week.
Again, I think the problem will eventually take care of itself.
But I'm certain it's driving Merry crazy.
Still, we wouldn't have it any other way.
In regard to the couch, a couple of days ago, I thought it might be easier on both James David and Merry if I left that area open.
That way, if she has to get up late in the evening, she won't have to worry about me being in the way if she elects to feed him in the bedroom.
It just seemed to make sense and make things easier on everyone.
The only one it really does any damage to is me.
My back aches a bit, but I wouldn't have it any other way.