13 november 2022
My son, Wyatt Anthony, was born on September 8th, 2022 at 9:50AM.
He is now two months old. He's quite a handful. He has grown a lot in the last two months. He was 6lbs 8oz when he was born and at his two month checkup he weighed in at 11lbs 10oz. It's crazy to think that in just two months, sixty days, he has almost doubled his weight. I thought it was wild when, at his first checkup, he had put on 20% of his total body weight in just two weeks. But having doubled one's weight is just crazy to think about. That would be equivalent to my 200lb frame becoming 400lbs by January 2023. It's no wonder he was able to roll over and now he can't; that's a lot of extra chunk to move around.
I've enjoyed having time off work. It's, for better or worse, caused me to re-evaluate what I want to do with my life. I think in an ideal world I'd quit my job and start building furniture full time. At least, that's what I say now... Trouble with that is two fold. First off, I prefer working with hand tools and practicing the craft using the "old" ways. I feel more connected to my work when I do things this way. Unfortunately, that means I'm spending more time on every piece that I make and, in a world where time is money, I'm spending a lot more money making a piece than I could ever hope to get back from it in dollars. The second problem is that people no longer value well made, though expensive, pieces of furniture. Fast fashion has taken over society in more places than just clothing. I hope that one day we'll see a return to sanity but until then, I think I'm stuck with it as a hobby.