Last night, The Boy's temperature dropped to the mid-99's (remember, add one degree to that because it's being taken axillary - under the arm), and he perked up and began playing very nicely with Grandma and Aunt W. We had a webchat before we went to bed, and he was lots of fun. He recognized us and talked to us, pointing out the various letters on the computer keyboard and trading kisses on request.
Younger Bro had a good night, with feedings at 10, 12, 2, and 5. That's not too bad, as he fell asleep pretty quickly after all feedings until the 5AM feeding. He and I have been hanging out together this morning and letting Mommy sleep, as it's her birthday and - regardless of the date - she deserves it. We're probably going to go out to dinner for her birthday today - we have a gift card for the Cheesecake Factory.
The bris wound up happening quite well yesterday. The video feed went through without a hitch, even though my father couldn't log in from California. The Boy was there through the entire ceremony; we used the treatment room in the PICU for the ceremony, and there was about 12 people in there with us. We had a nice representation from both families and from our friends, and the food was quite nice.
The only issue was one family member mouthing off to a family member on the other side, and the focus therefore shifted from Younger Bro's celebration to a family religious war. The best part, besides the cussing out of said family member in front of The Boy, was the cussing out of me (not involved in any of these proceedings, incidentally) in front of the entire party. It was kind of frustrating, particularly since a few really hurtful things were said about my wife, who also was not involved with the fight.
Frustrating, because now I need to spend five to ten hours of my time trying to fix this instead of, oh, I don't know... spending time with my babies or my wife.
I have a newborn baby sleeping on my chest. He's very cute. This morning, Younger Bro actually smiled at me! It was really, really cute. He likes my index finger and seems to enjoy chewing on it for lengths of time. He occasionally finds his fingers to chew, but he's not quite there yet.