male doyle is doing well!

took a few days off from posting to mingle with the new male doyle in the house. he’s shaken the bugs that he carried the first few days out and seems to be progressing well. he’s eating every couple hours so mom isn’t getting much rest these days. dad’s boobs are at a small-a level himself, but unfortunately can’t participate in the feeding. dad’s speaker-wire nip hairs also might be a turn-off with the soft baby mouth.

marcos has been amazingly gentle to the baby except for some random acts of clumsiness where he’s thrown an elbow or tripped his 43lbs into the boppy.

decathlon is for wimps

being out on paternity leave during the olympics has worked out pretty well, and i’m able to catch the broadcast sports as well as more obscure sports that are only shown online like handball and the equine events. i saw this commercial while watching – pretty funny. dwight from ‘the office’ proposing the ‘centathlon’.

male doyle is here!

he arrived at 1005p on sunday night at 7lb 11oz after only 20 minutes at the hospital. it seems that the hospital named him male for us…and after a little bit of thought, it has a nice ring to it. it exudes some masculinity that might not be present with a name like robin or jamie.

actually, we hadn’t settled on a name yet, so he’ll be male doyle for at least another half-day till we can sort it out. a few people got to see him before they got kicked out at the midnight curfew at the hospital. i’m interested to see marcos’ reaction.

more to follow tomorrow…

tuesday link party in your mouth

overcome the most boring day of the workweek with these choice nuggets of pre-filtered news

-get one of these tents and you can sleep anywhere in the city without being bothered [loqu]

-boston globe photo website has awesome, large pictures of news events. this week is the war in south ossetia and the opening ceremonies in beijing. definitely worth a bookmark to visit every couple weeks [boston.com]

-set up mytunes on your computer and you can access your itunes library from anywhere in the world via a web browser – you can also stream your music out anywhere there’s an internet connection [lifehacker]

-nude strip search of a 13-year-old girl by a high school official looking for smuggled ibuprofen ruled a violation of her rights. it took a fscking court to rule on that? [aclu.org]

…and

imogen heap’s voice sounds so good, it tricks you into thinking that she’s hotter than she really is.

calloused thumbs?

so, i was reviewing the details of our att wireless bill the other day, to make sure the plans were right and all that stuff. we do have a family unlimited texting plan as that has become a popular way to keep in touch, even among ourselves, even when we’re all in the same house.

before you judge, i can be sitting on the couch and summon the daughter to the living room without having to get up and/or yell through the house, potentially waking up a small child in the process. don’t mock until you go through it.

anyway, the daughter sent 10,091 text messages last month on her own. that’s averaging 300+ per day. can anyone beat that?

she was advised of this when she got home from practice last night. she giggled and thought it was an accomplishment of sorts. aim high!