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The Story About the Baby, Volume 17.

ByspidwebSep 28, 20207 min read

So what is that word for when everything is going great, and everyone is calm and happy and complacent, and suddenly, almost overnight, everything goes straight to hell and you have no idea what is going on with anything anymore? What’s that word again? Oh yeah. “Teething.” There is a…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 16.

ByspidwebSep 28, 20207 min read

My daughter, Cordelia Krizsan Vogel, is approaching the end of her fourth month in Her position as First Child in her family. Recently, I had to call her into the head office for a bit of a discussion. I informed her that, while we appreciated her contributions to the family…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 15.

ByspidwebSep 25, 20208 min read

It has been an eventful week in the life of my 3.5 month old daughter, Cordelia Krizsan Vogel, a week of exploration, learning, and growth. Or so I was told. Because I wasn’t around. For most of the week, I was Undaddy, a blissfully absent being, spending several days a…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 14.

ByspidwebSep 25, 20208 min read

It’s been a relaxing week here at parenting central. Thanks to the presence of my parents, the raising of my three month old daughter Cordelia has gone smoothly and easily. At least, that’s my best guess, as I have been absent for much of it. I am very relaxed now,…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 13.

ByspidwebSep 25, 20208 min read

Our darling little hand-suckin’ spud girl just ticked over into her fourth month. As I understand it, she is about to gain the ability to roll over. This means that, any night now, she will roll onto her stomach and suffocate. Sure, this seems counter-intuitive, considering the countless humans who…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 12.

ByspidwebSep 25, 20208 min read

My darling little spud, Cordelia Vogel, rapidly approaches the end of her third month of life. As she is carried, inert and drooling, into her fifth trimester, I watch eagerly for signs of mental growth. I am not disappointed. She has, for example, decided that she enjoys sucking on her…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 11.

ByspidwebSep 25, 20207 min read

Our lovely daughter, Cordelia Krizsan Vogel, continues to grow and evolve. She seems to be in a growth spurt now. This means that, instead of sleeping 6 hours at night before needing more food, she sleeps 5. You might not think such a small difference would make a big change…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 10.

ByspidwebSep 24, 20208 min read

Our lovely little daughter Cordelia is sailing smoothly through her third month of life. Every day, it seems, her mother or I develop a new way to distract, pacify, or psychologically anesthetize her. Be it a mobile, a CD of baby music, or daddy’s “special” formula mixture (lime juice, triple…

The Story About the Baby, Volume 9.

ByspidwebSep 24, 20208 min read

Spring is beginning to blossom, pollen is thick in the air, and the bright stillness of the morning is broken by the happy chirps of my daughter Cordelia. Now over two months old and well over ten pounds, she has attained a major milestone in the eyes of her daddy.…