3-4-09 - Late nights, fresh teeth, and a short political rant.

Josiah has decided that he isn't going to be the perfect baby that we thought he might have been. He has been keeping us up until 6:00 AM or later lately. Not every day, but more than we would like. It is a sad turn of events, but it seems like now he might be getting better again. At any rate, it looks like he might have an excuse; he seems to be sprouting teeth at only two months old. Not tooth, but teeth. A couple on the top, and one on the bottom. Only time will tell if we're right, but it sure looks like Josiah got his first tooth at just under two months old. Esther at least had the decency to wait until she was three or so months old. For reference, I looked up my baby book. I got my first tooth at six months.

I heard an interesting statistic at work the other day. At age two, most people are very close to half of their eventual height. Again, looking at my baby book for reference, it was pretty close within an inch. Based on that, Esther should grow up to be around 5' 4-5" tall. It will be interesting to see what Josiah measures at two years old. At two months, he is at the 90th percentile for weight, and 75th percentile for height. Josiah is a big boy.

Work is slow right now, but thankfully I still have a job. My job seems to be secure as far as I can see into the future. Reduced hours, yes, but no real risk of being laid off. I blame Governor Granholm, the Michigan House Democrats, and the UAW for the economic mess this state is in. In approximately that order, too. Yes, the whole nation is hurting right now, but Michigan was hurting long before the rest of the country felt it. Thankfully, this is Granholm's last term. Her Lieutenant Governor and would-be successor, John Cherry, says he is proud of the administration's record, and willing to run on it in '10. Fortunately, I don't see that working out to well for him. I feel there will be a general call for widespread change in the whole state, as poorly as we have been served by our Democratic leadership in the past few years. Things are tough now, but sometimes hitting rock-bottom is the best motivation to change. We're looking forward to some real, positive change in '10.