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Maisie Goes To New York And Wears A Feather

Wednesday We arrived in New York, picked up the rental car, drove to Uncle Steve’s, found a parking spot directly in front of Uncle Steve and Aunt Kiwi’s, gave thanks, and got Maisie into full-on New York City mode. Thursday … Continue reading

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The Last Two And A Half Months In Ten Minutes Or Less

August 1 Maisie’s diet is ever expanding.  She’s tried sweet potatoes, oatmeal, pears, and applesauce, and amazingly enough some of it does end up in her mouth instead of her chin or my forehead.  We think she likes applesauce the … Continue reading

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Month Number Six Or How Can Somebody That Small Take Up So Much Of The Bed

July 2 ZERO SOMETHING.  Maisie’s now five months old and entering what evidently is the self-flagellation period of childhood.  When she gets excited she brings her hands down like a wind-up monkey beating a drum.  Except that instead of a … Continue reading

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Month Number Five or Some Basic Truths And Maybe One That I Made Up

June 1 It is of course important that Maisie gets a well-rounded education so I have supplemented her baseball viewing with European soccer viewing.   When not obsessed with European soccer, Maisie seems to be obsessed with the outside.  We … Continue reading

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Month Number Four or Another 15 Giant Cans Of Formula

May 2 PARENTAL TIP # 7  BABY BRAIN TEASERS As the first few months of a baby’s life are probably the most important in relation to the development of the brain, I decided it would be a good idea to … Continue reading

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Month Number Three or Shouldn’t You Be Walking By Now

April 2 Here’s a narrative from this morning where I played the part of Maisie’s floppy bunny doll with big ears and she listened intently.  To get the full effect, imagine an evil French accent bunny voice… “Ha ha, you … Continue reading

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Month Number Two or How Many Times A Day Can One Use The Word “Poop.”

March 1, Morning Now even though Maisie is only a month old I’m already giving the evil eye to would-be suitors.  Yeah, that’s right I caught a two-month-old looking her over and immediately let him know in no uncertain terms … Continue reading

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The First Month or The Many Joys Of Sleep Deprivation

January 30 We are home now after six days in the hospital.  Three for induction, one for c-section, two for recovery.  As much as Aimee loved having a choice between red and green Jell-o, it is so nice to at … Continue reading

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Birth or Three Days Of Love, Peace And Jello.

January 26—January 28, 2011 I. There are alarms galore in the hospital room.  First there are the alarms for the baby’s heart rate and all her vitals.  Then you got the alarms hooked up to Aimee to monitor her vitals … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Maisie or Preparing Thyself For Birth

June 10, 2010 It’s been a few weeks since we found out about our little bolt of lightning.  And according to my wife, she is now not only eating for two, but also cooking for two, sleeping for two, vacuuming … Continue reading

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