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Entries from December 2008

milk, it does a growing body good

December 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Paige

odin’s exclusively breastfed. and i don’t mean that he only gets breastmilk (although he does). i mean, literally, he’s only fed from the breast. he’s 5 months old and has had two bottles in his life. i realize that at some point this will change, but for now i love it [...]

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odin takes on ethiopia. or, adventures in responsible parenting

December 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Phil

traveling with a newborn (infant? toddler? whatever) requires some logistical adjustments to the routine. some we didn’t plan for but in retrospect were unsurprising (if you go sightseeing for an entire day without naps and quiet time, you will have to deal with a tiny nuclear bomb for an hour+ that night). some we did [...]

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Merry Christmas!

December 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Phil

in just a few hours we’re off to ethiopia for christmas. since it’s our first travel with odin, we’re gone for only a week. most of our time will be spent in lalibela, which is a world heritage site. neither paige nor i know much, if anything, about ethiopia, so we’re pretty excited. we’ll of [...]

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odin goes up country

December 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Paige

odin crossed the equator yesterday and we blew it by not photographing the momentous occasion. some people wait decades before they can say they’ve been at the equator; it took odin 4 months. goes to show how commonplace it is for us to go back and forth, north to south, that i didn’t [...]

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odin goes to the movies

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

we decided that if there were ever any place where it would be OK to take a newborn to a movie theater, that would be here in kampala. sure enough, no one looked sideways when we walked in. odin did well. though you never realize how loud your kiddo’s cute little gurgles and grunts are [...]

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