Another long night

It was another long night, with no more than an hour between when the baby went down to when she was back up again. What I find most surprising about the sleep deprivation is just how accustomed to it you get. I mean, I will be very happy when she starts sleeping through the night more, but at the same time I’m functioning far better under the circumstances than I would have thought 3 months ago.

In other news, the 4th edition of D&D comes out at the end of next week. Endgame is even having a midnight release party for it. It’s a Thursday night, though, and so there’s no way I’m going to be able to go. Aww well, such is life. I am getting really excited about the new edition, though, and I can’t wait to start blogging about it. 🙂

Babies can be really, really cute

Yea, I know, babies are always cute. Or at least they’re supposed to be. But sometimes, especially around 5AM after a long and sleepless night, they’re just babies in need of attention. This morning, though, Raelene found Corinne sucking on her hand, proud as punch that she’d wiggled loose of her miracle blanket, and using her little mischievous smile to melt our hearts. It was really, really cute.

We Apologize for the Lack of Updates

Sorry for the lack of updates, but as you might guess things have been wonderful crazy around the Coburn household lately. 🙂

Corinne is healthy and happy and growing quickly. She’s only 11 weeks, but already wearing clothing sized for a 6-month old. She still wakes up every 1-2 hours at night to feed, which is exhausting and stressful. But mom and dad are learning to cope without sleep, and hopefully she will start sleeping in longer stretches soon. I am in the process of updating the gallery and adding photos, so by the time you read this new pictures of the baby should be available. Yea!

Zoe and Andre are also continuing to adjust. I think Zoe feels it the most, she is getting a lot less attention these days because of the baby. It is getting easier to make time to spend with her, though, and she seems to be doing okay.

Last month the Exalted boxed set Dreams of the First Age finally arrived in stores, and I was at Endgame the day it came out to pickup my copy. Yea! Unfortunately it’s not as cool as I was hoping it would be (there aren’t even character sheets), and the company who produced it has decided not to provide any website support. That’s a shame.

Speaking of gaming, D&D 4th Edition arrives June 6th. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the 3rd edition, but from what I’ve seen they’ve really taken player feedback to heart and tried to create something that truly is new and improved. I’m cautiously optimistic, and am looking forward trying it out.

The last bit of news isn’t quite as much fun as everything else. Last month I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Yea, a new baby and the diagnosis of a chronic, life changing illness all at once. It was, and still is, pretty difficult. But as far as diabetes goes, mine is a fairly mild case. I’m stabbing myself in the finger 3+ times a day to monitor my blood sugar, and it looks like I’ll be able to control it completely through diet, exercise, and oral medication (no insulin shots). It has changed a lot of things, however, and I am sure those changes have just begun. Raelene has been incredibly supportive of me through this, and I want to thank her for that. I doubt I could have gotten through that first month without her, and I know I will need her in the months to come.