I've had quite an awesome day.
Started out by sleeping in a bit till 8 AM. That may sound early but when you have a 4-month old 8AM is so incredible. We had a pediatrician's appt shortly thereafter where Noah had to get weighed/measured/vaccinated. The boy is getting huge! He was 25 inches (crossed the 2 foot barrier! woohoo!) and weighed 15 lbs 6 oz. Then he had to get 4 different shots. The first shot is always heart-breaking because he goes from this pleasant, happy dude to one tortured. What was incredible though, was right after the 4th shot (which all happened in like 15 seconds by the way) Melissa picked him up and he stopped crying immediately. It was pretty cool. What a stud, poked 4 straight times by needles and seconds later he is fine! He just needs mama. He's already a lot like me in that regard.
Then all of us went to Bob Evans for brunch. Man I love my wife. What a great family I have. So often I take these two for granted, but boy do I love spending time with them. I also love Bob Evans sausage biscuits and gravy. When we were in Azerbaijan, Bob Evans was one thing I missed the most. Weird I know, but ex-pats will tell you they miss some strange things.
Spent most of the afternoon just hanging with Melissa and talking and playing with Noah. Great great time. Then we did half-price appetizers at Applebees for dinner, and now we're just going to call it a night, watch a little tv, and just relax.
Just a great day, and one I desperately needed. Perhaps more on why I desperately needed this day soon...