Now this is getting truly crazy. There are two more teeth! 12 total now.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
I got busted bigtime last night...
I was telling my friend Michelle about my awesome Chanukah present. And it is awesome. It's a tiny, 1-gig mp3 player, pictured above all the way to the right (mine is silver). I listen to books when I'm walking with Nina. It's small enough to hang around my neck like a necklace and did I mention it's tiny? And only available from wal-mart (romantic music stops with a crash of cymbals). Yes, I shopped at wal-mart. Twice. Once to get mine and once to get one for Arwyn. But (as I pointed out to Michelle) I don't shop at wal-mart, I shopped at wal-mart. I know now why Spanish has two past tenses; one for things you did repeatedly and one for things you only did once. It was really hard to bring myself to do it (and it was only online), but can I mention again how tiny and cute this gadget is? And how much I love it? I suppose my membership to the super lefty treehugger anti-whatever group will revoked. So be it. What hits home a lot harder is that Michelle was appalled that Lorien shopped at wal-mart. The important lesson I will take from this episode is that friends are my moral compass; they keep me focused when my desire overtakes the needs of the larger world community I belong to. Thanks, Michelle, for keeping me honest.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Nina walked across the kitchen several times this evening, with us cheering her on the whole time. She had spent a lot of the day just standing, with a "What do I do now?" look on her face. As you can see, she's figured it out!
It's so exciting that I forgot to mention that she has a new molar also, for a grand total of 9 teeth!
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Nina's birth story (in progress)
This pic was taken around 10:00 pm on November 1. Mom got into town at 1:00. I had been telling Nina that she had to wait that long. I went to a meeting with my friend Kevin. On the way there we drove down a bumpy road, and I was joking that it would make me go into labor. At the meeting I started having contractions. Just as I walked though the door at home, my amniotic fluid started to leak. I called the Jessie (our midwife) and she said we had a while and to call her if anything more happened (stronger, closer contractions or a gush of fluid). Though we were excited, we all went to bed. Sometime in the middle of the night the contractions got a bit stronger and I was vocalizing through them and resting in between (somehow Larry managed to sleep through it). By 6:00 am on the 2nd I was feeling it, so we decided that I should go vote. I had stubbornly refused to absentee or early vote. So we went to the polling place and got to the front of the line at 7:00 when they opened. By around noon My friends Rebecca and Kathy had arrived to help.
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Saturday, December 03, 2005
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It finally happened: Nina took her first few steps for Auntie Awie! Arwyn is here for my birthday and thanksgiving. One more thing to be thankful for. Nina is wearing an embroidered Mexican dress today in thanks to migrant farmers for all the hard work they do harvesting food for us to eat.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Nina had her 1 year checkup. She's 16 lbs 12 oz (3rd percentile) and 28 inches tall (10th percentile). Her head circumference is in the 50th percentile. The doctor is happy with her size, growth, and development. Most of the data that doctors use is based on formula fed babies, who start out small and get fatter, as opposed to breastfed, who start out fat and slim out. We think Nina is juuust right, and we're happy the doctor does, too.
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Sunday, November 20, 2005
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Thursday, October 13, 2005
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Monday, October 03, 2005
playing with cousin Cedar
In October we went on Lorien & Arwyn's excellent adventure. We ended up near the Oregon border, and we thought we'd call our brother and see what he was up to. We ended up spending a wonderful evening with him and his wife, son, and daughter. It was great to catch up after all these years. Cedar and Nina fell in love with each other and he carried her around.
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