2 Months Later…

Holy Cow! I can not believe it has already been two months since I last updated this site. I see it everyday but for some reason everything else has kept me from updating.

I can not believe Emma will be two months old tomorrow (Nov. 27). It seems as though it was just yesterday we were bringing her home for the very first time. Now that I look back at those pictures I can’t believe how much she has grown. At her one month doctors appointment she was 12 pounds 6 ounces and 22 inches long. Tomorrow she has her next doctors appointment where we will find how much she grew this month. She will receive the first round of her vaccinations as well.

Being a Dad has been so much fun. I really love nothing more than curling up on the couch with her and either talking to her and watching all the funny faces she makes or enjoying the precious naps she takes on my chest.

Overall she has been a great baby thus far. She is starting to sleep longer through the night. Last night she slept from about 9:30 pm till about 5 am. The only time she really cries is when she is wet, hungry, or overly tired. We are really lucky to have a child like her, especially after all the horror stories you hear of other children who are not as content.

Today Emma visited with Santa for the very first time. She seemed to enjoy her time with the jolly bearded man dressed in red and had her picture taken. I wonder what she asked for?

Black Friday update

Work is going great – I still just love my job. I’m re-energized with all things Web-related. I’ve quit online poker for the most part to focus more on learning, living, and loving. Ok, that’s corny – it’s probably more like wanting to waste less time gridning it out and spend my free time doing fun stuff instead, like video games, or at the very least, improving my Web dev. skillset.

Speaking of video games, I’m very tempted by the new Nintendo Wii. It’s been a long time since a company has come out with something so revoilutionary (heh… the original name of the Wii was the Revoultion). Plus most of the games that have been out the past several years have been the same things over and over and over…

And I LOVE video games. Ever since the Atari 2600 at my brother Ray’s I was hooked. But the last game system to get me this excited was the original PlayStation. The PS2 served it’s purpose, but it really wasn’t anything new: just improved graphics. The Xbox is ok too, but again, no real big changes and no fun new games – about the only thing that piqued my interst on it is Start Wars – Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2.

The 360 absolutely sucks. I owned one and have since sold it. It was buggy, ate my game discs, and again, nothing revolutionary and exciting about the games or the gameplay. Same old [*%##!].

But the Wii… now this is what I’m talking about! Of course, I’ll have to actually play it first, but it sounds like the cat’s pajamas.

Ok but enough about video games.

I’ve got a poker tourney tonight – the first in a long time. It should be fun, but of course, I’d like to play well and make the money. I’d love to win my first one ever – it would validate years of training and studying. Buuut, again with variance and everything all you can do is play your best and hope everything pans out well.

Turkey day was good: I just kinda hung low and worked on some website for a while, then went over to my Aunt Barbe and Uncle Jim’s. I talked to Family back in Buffalo, including my neice Michelle whom I hadn’t talked to in years… it was really nice to hear her voice.

My video iPod is also crapping out on me and I’m not sure why. It’s still under warranty, but I think I’ll fix it and then sell it. I’m just not sure about hard-drive-based players anymore.

That’s the news and I am outta here.