Monday, April 6, 2009

The last week or so

Last week was a blur. We're trying to alternate having individual bonding time with Brennan, while the other person can go and get some time away from the house. On Monday, I went out to the gym while Carl stayed home and hung out with Brennan. On Tuesday, Carl went out shopping while I stayed home to get some bonding time with Brennan -- although this consisted mostly of Brennan napping on my chest. We had a few rocky sleep nights -- noting too awful, just an occasional waking up in between feedings. Overall though, sleep has still been pretty plentiful.

On Wednesday, we made attempt #2 at taking pictures with the Easter Bunny, and this time, we were successful. All of the workers there were thrilled with Brennan -- we got some good pictures, such as this one:

On Thursday, Carl took Brennan to Brimmer & May so Brennan could meet Carl's friends and coworkers there. Here are some pictures from that:

Friday...I just don't remember (I asked Carl if he remembered -- he didn't either).

On Saturday, we got some Greek food for lunch and made a trip to the grocery store.

On Sunday, we tried out a new church in Brookline. We actually had planned to go to the "United Parish of Brookline," an "open and affirming" UCC (United Church of Christ) church we had been reading about online, but Sunday morning when I was checking the address online, I typed in "First Parish of Brookline." A lot of UCC congregations are called "First Parish of [whatever town you live in]" so this was a simple mistake. We didn't realize the mistake until after we sat down and looked more closely at the worship program. However, this was no problem -- we ended up at a Unitarian Universalist church rather than a UCC congregation. Both churches are very friendly and embracing of "different" kinds of families like ours, and we ended up staying and enjoying it quite a bit. The First Parish is in a beautiful part of Brookline near Brookline Resevoir, which has a nice walking trail that we'll definitely visit for some nice walks with Brennan. We ran into a coworker of mine, and we also met a nice gay couple that had a three-year old black daughter. In fact, there were quite a few transracial & same-sex couples at the service. Even thouguh we came upon the First Parish by accident, we plan on going back.

Later Sunday, Gail and Matt came over to visit:

Brennan has been doing a ton of babbling lately, but every time we try to capture this on our camera, he gets a little camera shy. Below are a couple of our attempts at capturing Brennan talking to us:

Sunday night was great--we put Brennan down at 10, he slept til 3, and then after that, he slept until about 7 -- so really only one night feeding. Hopefully we can repeat tonight. OK, time to run down to Brennan's room to get him all swaddled up. We have a couple more cute videos that we'll post soon.