Saturday, October 21, 2006


Me and Maggie



1. DSA feeding

2. Maggie post-feeding, with remarkable resemblance to a tick.


Monday, October 09, 2006

Maggie day 7. Behavior modification program.

Deirdre with Maggie in the sling. If she's not pitching a fit when we put her in, she sleeps very nicely in there.
Karp's 5 S's in action (well, three out of five isn't bad). the 5 S's are Swaddle, Side/Stomach position, Shhhhh, Swing, Suck. I used the middle three here.



Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mag, day 5

1 AM. There was a hint of diaper rash on her, so I suggested we let her air-dry for a few minutes after changing a lightly pee-ed on diaper. And then she let loose in Deirdre's arms. The second shot came a few minutes later, after I had cleaned up the first volley.

I love the hair pattern on her head. Zero vorticity due to counterrotating spirals.

Don't be fooled by this photo. She was screaming throughout most of her first, badly needed bath.

She does pitch screaming fits, but nothing that the techniques described in Harvey Karp's "Happiest Baby..." book doesn't take care of. Highly recommended. Makes the screams so much more bearable knowing that I can turn them off like a switch!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Maggie Sheng-Jie Adams-Mao. d 1-3

Our new baby, Margaret, was born on Friday 9/29/06 at 7 PM after >24 hrs of back-labor and 1 hr of the big push.

Her middle name is composed of her Chinese generational name, sheng, which means "birth," and jie, which means "victory." Deirdre always wanted to name our girl Nike, the Greek godess of victory, but a certain shoe company has already co-opted that name.

Ming Chiang Liu, one of the grad students in ESS at UCLA, suggested ri (day) for her given Chinese name, so every day would be her birthday. My Dad forbade the use of qi (gas or air) since "sheng qi" means "to become angry."

Props to Sean Bergin, RN for her excellent labor coaching.

The new girl in my life.
She will be cursed with wide feet. When she's grown up, if she wants to wear high heels, she'll have to go to Hubba-Hubba in Cambridge. (Is that even still around?)

Deirdre and Maggie in a test of wills.

I shaved my head earlier in the week, so that she won't be shocked the first time she sees me nearly hairless.