I don't think it has been said here, other than in small mentions here and there, that I joined our volunteer fire company in Middlesex Township a couple of months ago.  I am not sure of the exact number of incidents that I've gone out on, but the number is probably around 8 or so, though most of them have been cancelled while enroute to the station, or after we got the truck out, etc.  It is often that case that people report a "fire" or "possible fire" when it actually isn't, and the county dispatch systems often are setup to dispatch two stations whenever there is a fire, and so we'll get paged for a neighboring township, and then once a township chief gets to the location, sees that it isn't a big deal, and is either not anything, or can be handled without help, etc.


Posted by Jon Daley on June 9, 2011, 4:57 pm | Read 4089 times | Comments (0)
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5/23 - Joy is chomping and chewing.  I suspect she is an early teether like Noah and Faith.

5/30 - Joy rolled front to back.

6/2 - Joy crawled in bed 18", with diaper

Joy is grabbing and exploring what she finds.  Likes fabric especially. Worked really hard on a
board book.

6/4 - Joy was diaper-free all day.  We only had five misses (sorry, Mom, I miscounted earlier) and they were only pee, and none got on the floor.  I held her most of the time because it's easier for me to tell when she needs to go that way.  When she fell asleep, I put her on a waterproof pad (with a diaper under the relevant part) on the bed.  Later, Faith told me Joy was crying.  When I got there, she had crawled three feet!  The only reason she stopped was because her head was smashed up against the pillow.  There was a wet spot on the diaper, and everything else was dry.  Three of the accidents were when she was sitting on my lap and those three times she gave no sign whatsoever.  Two of those times were when we were all playing a computer game, so maybe that's distracting enough even to a three month old.  The last one was when I put her in her seat in the basement while I did laundry.  She did fuss a bit, and sure enough, it was wet underneath when I was done with the laundry.  I am so happy with that day's success and so was she.  I put her in a diaper for bed because I knew I'd be checking all the time throughout the night if I didn't, and I needed to get my sleep for the second day Daddy was away at fireman school.

6/5 - We did a little diaper-free time but I had more things to do that needed two hands.  Many fewer catches this time, but you win some, you lose some.  It was the night that was a winner.  We got to sleep around 10:45, and then she started moving around at 2:15 - he diaper was dry!  So I put her on the potty and she went.  Then she nursed back to sleep.  4:30, same thing!  Then around 6 or 6:30, I was not awake enough to respond to the initial movements and she was wet by the time I got to her.  So neat!

Posted by Heather Daley on June 6, 2011, 7:22 am | Read 2184 times | Comments (2)
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