I've been out of town for a week at the Game Developers Converence. Typically, it's a very fun conference. This year it was different because A) it was my first time away from Desmond and B) I got sick and spent about 2 days barfing. Anyway...here's what I almost missed.
As you can see, he didn't quite pull it off. He decided to wait until I got home. He's soooo close to rolling over. If that lower arm weren't in the way, he would have it.
We are very greatful to my mother, who has been here to help for about 2 weeks. I felt much better being out of town with work knowing that Shaundar had help. Mom will be here until the end of April when Desi starts daycare. We're not ready to be leaving him with strangers, so, again...very greatful to my mom.
And, if you're interested, here is a picture of me and my work peeps at the Blacks in Gaming event, sponsored by Microsoft.
First of all, like I mentioned before, I am surprised at how little computer time I have gotten on this leave. I guess I figured there would be more nap times or something. But, there weren't.
We've established that I am the fun parent and Shaundar is the calming parent.
Things Desi and I have done over the last month:
Gone to the dog park
Taken numerous walks in the neighborhood or in a park
Played, a lot.
and hung out at the coffee/tea place.
One morning, we were hanging at the coffee place with a couple friends from Peps. Desi decided that he needed to poop, right then. He started fussing a bit. I said, "Are you wet? Do you need a new diaper?" and proceeded to lift him up to check his bum. Turns out, he did need a new diaper...and, new pants, and a new shirt. Oh...and, I also needed new pants because the diaper had leaked and poop had gotten all over my jeans.
Another blowout story...Shaundar and I were out for Pho and…
I'm working on a post about my paternity leave. But, for now, to tide you over, here are some pictures and a video.
(stupid Blogger isn't working, so I uploaded the video to MySpace. Here's the embedded video.)
[UPDATE: I deleted my MySpace account because MySpace is lame. If you loved the video so much you want me to put it back, just let me know and I'll upload it somewhere else. ]
Walking with the boys:
Bonding (actually, Quincy is just waiting for Desi to slobber so he can eat it up):