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Well, here's a quick rundown of events.

Henry had his hernia surgery and was a real trooper.  Hardly bothered him at all.  In fact, I think teething is bothering more.  He even started crawling two days after.  So now he's mobile and Nora is finally getting a taste of what it's like to have a little brother who gets into all her stuff.  I'm trying to use this as motivation for her to keep her toys fairly picked up.  

He gets his wound dressings removed on Wednesday.  It's been a long couple of weeks for two reasons.  One, he hasn't been able to use an exersaucer or jumperoo.  Two, we haven't been able to submerge him in a bath.  He's got way too much hair for a sponge bath.  They told us he could take a shower, which at first I thought was a ridiculous thing to say about a 7 month old, but that's kind of what we've been doing.  We take down the shower head, John holds him, and I spray him down.  To try to minimize his dressings getting wet, we've been using a swim diaper.  It's been all right, but pretty much a pain.

Back to the teething.  He's got a big lump on his gums so it's ready to burst through, making him uber crabby.  Yay for pacifiers and vibrating teethers.

In other news, my grandfather died over the weekend.  I'd say it was unexpected, but I'm not sure how unexpected it is when you're 93.  In any case, I've been trying to give Nora some information about what to expect from this whole funeral thing, making me realize how weird our cultural traditions really are.  Let's just say that some of the conversations have been mighty interesting.  We'll see how it goes on Tuesday...
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