8.05.2015

One Moment to Breathe

Today a year ago my wife and I discovered that we were pregnant. Forty-some weeks after that Jess birthed our sweet, little wonder, Penelope, a healthy, feisty, strong infant with bright, blue eyes. In the three and a half months since we brought Penny home, Jess and I have been privy to a constant spectacle of discovery: smiles, car rides, lip-quivering cries of fear versus ear-splitting cries for attention. Jess and I are both more exhausted than we have ever been and we are grateful to those who have helped us and stood with us through this challenging, life-transforming time.

I am hoping to have some time this summer to write more often. Penny's arrival came at the very end of a year-long battle with COMPS, and actually overlapped with me creating and presenting a "Music Appreciation" course for a summer session at UCSB. There hasn't been much time. :)

Next time I will be continuing my coverage of my adventures in parenting by talking about music for infants. What is its purpose? What type of music is preferable?

See you then.

2 comments:

  1. definitely some Lullabyes should serve as Music for infants
    For obvious purposes :)
    My non original suggestion is Brahms' last piano solo compositions

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    1. Arnaldo, nice suggestion with the Brahms. Op. 118 No. 2 is a particular favorite to play. Some of those pieces may be more appropriate for baby gymnastics then as lullabies. :)

      I followed up this post with another where I present some thoughts on baby music: http://www.matthewjroy.com/2015/08/baby-songs.html

      Best, MR

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