Friday, October 17, 2008

Bundle of Boy








It is hard to believe that I have been a post-utero father for over a week. During this time Douglass 'Ali has been up to all kinds of things including finding his voice (AKA CRYING), learning to shake his head "no", hold a pacifier in his mouth with his hands and excrete in varying colors and shades. What a week. Oh yes and now and again he cracks a smile too. He is a charmer. Right now he is enjoying whatever infants dream about and rockin' his "Born to Read" hat (his mom is a librarian). Enjoy some photos.

"O dear one of 'Abdu'l-Bahá! Be the son of thy father and be the fruit of that tree. Be a son that hath been born of his soul and heart and not only of water and clay. A real son is such a one as hath branched from the spiritual part of man. I ask God that thou mayest be at all times confirmed and strengthened." (Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 140)

4 comments:

  1. Did I ever warned you that you should sleep all you can before he was born?
    :-)
    My eldest son used to cry a lot! We could hardly have more than 3 hour sleep...
    :-\

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  2. Get gripe water from the following company...it was soothing to Jas and made sleep possible...
    http://www.babysbliss.com

    BTW, once Jas cried and cried before going to sleep at night. Mana was tired and it was my turn to put Jas to bed. I rocked her, held her, sang to her, etc. for 45 minutes and she just kept crying. With all things done, I gave up and said to myself I haven't tried simply placing her in her crib. I placed her in the crib and left the room. About three minutes later she stopped crying and was asleep. Lesson learned - sometimes you don't do something to a child to help them sleep, you just let them.

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  3. Just now catching up on my blog reading and so much has happened since I last visited your blog. CONGRATULATIONS to you and Maura and welcome to the world Douglass Ali!!

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  4. Thanks Child of Africa, Marco and Mark. Mark I will check out that baby bliss stuff.

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