Ellison made her first visit to the pediatrician yesterday. All’s well. She’s still 20″ long and her weight has surpassed her birth weight which is precisely what we were hoping for. She’s at 6 pounds and 10 ounces. That’s the fifth percentile in weight, but about twenty-fifth in length. She’s got that Richards frame, methinks. Everything looked good, though, with one exception. The belly button. Most of it had fallen off (which I seized before the dogs started fighting over it…wouldn’t had been much of fight given that it’s the size of a Skittle). Yeah, that’s it right there.
Pretty disgusting, but parenthood isn’t always smiles and kisses. When you’re at the hospital and they tell you that the last of her umbilical cord is going to fall off in about a week or so, you start looking at that thing like it’s some sort of venomous snake that will jump off in the middle of the night, crawl into bed with you, stick its fangs into your leg causing it to swell to the size of an elephant trunk just before you die miserably and embarrassingly in some freakish sideshow state. Then, it just pops off. Not only did it not come to kill you, you can’t even find it. It took me about five minutes to locate it in the nursery. It’s unmistakable when you find it though. You’d think with all of the awesome stuff achieved by science and medicine, they’d improve on the means by which the last bit of the umbilical cord exits the freeway. Kinda looks like a booger during cold season.
Saw George “Atomic Dog” Clinton at our church’s dog show and got this photo as proof.
Musical exposure for the week looks like this stack. That’s a diaper bag of funk, kid. A little Pete Rock and CL Smooth. Been about five years since I’ve listened to that record. Couple of Shadow and Cut Chemist sets, Madlib’s remix of the Percee P record, Count Bass D, Blockhead. Some other stuff. That Dap stuff is just ill. Very lush. Black Keys, Darwin’s Theory, Mingus, Steely Dan, Donald Byrd.
This is some pretty heady listening for a young’un. Haven’t struck out yet. Ever see a diaper sausage yet? Not the kind that I used to make when I was a kiddo. But a sausage made of diapers…it looks like this.