Monday, June 12, 2017

9 month check-up

Keith holding Cecilia at a gig.

Cecilia is 9 months old. The last few weeks have been amazing. She is crawling now, and seems much more aware of what's going on around her. I think she's starting to understand some of what we're saying. Michelle says I have to stop swearing. Damn it!


I thought it'd be interesting to compile a list of the things I feel have been more difficult because of being blind. As always, important to stress that this is my own experience, not necessarily the experience of all blind parents.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Cecilia enjoying her first shoulder ride


Cecilia will be six months this Thursday. We're finding this to be a really fun age. Her hobbies include babbling, blowing spit bubbles, playing patty cake, chewing toys, and looking out windows or at the bathroom mirror. She loves hanging out in her baby saucer, or as my dad calls it, the ring of neglect. For the first few months Michelle and I would often eat in shifts. No more fights over who has to eat cold dinner. We throw her in the saucer and away we go.

What a shame it would have been if we'd missed out on all of this because of her recent near kidnapping.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

First walk

Keith and Cecilia at the Winspear center

I have committed to making 2 blog posts this month, or I owe Brennan Cameron and Jessica Heine a beer. I doubt they like drinking Lucky Lager, so best for all of us if I follow through. Somewhere along the way I've gone from not feeling like I had anything of substance to write about to not knowing where to begin. I think I'll start somewhere in the middle, and fill in the blanks. Should be easy, now that this is a biweekly blog.