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the eric update - day 28: the fourth. part four.

eric celebrated his 28th day today! and you know that that means - it's time for the fourth installment of a continuing series of weekly movies in honor of his progress. ( 'the fourth. part one.' 'the fourth. part two.' 'the fourth. part three.' ).

i didn't even do any prerelease screening this week, so i can't really say what the tearability factor is this time around. i think i might have to create a new "goosebump" factor due to the choice of this week's soundtrack - van morrison's "sweet thing" for the soundtrack. this week's soundtrack was left over from the selection provided by matthew moroz and i think it's simply fantastic ( although admittedly, i'm perhaps a bit biased ).

the video footage was shot this morning and the hand that you see grasping eric's little fingers belongs to kris.

this week's movie is a little long at four minutes ( you can't make the fourth installment of 'the fourth' anything but four minutes long, now can you? ), so you might want to make some popcorn before hitting the 'play' button.


update: ha! i've edited the movie so now you have to go back and watch it all over again! bwaaahahahaha!

it's too bad i can't put the dvd quality movies online, since these highly compressed versions really don't capture all the detail. someday i'll get around to getting some fancy pants jewelboxing [ unpaid endorsement, but maybe jim will let me use the corporate jet every so often ] cases put together with dvd quality movies for friends and family that are interested.

now, if i could just get apple to sponsor me and send me a shiny, new powerbook, since i can't burn dvds with my ibook. i mean, i am using imovie, iphoto and quicktime to do something that has clearly touched many people's lives, so it makes perfect sense, no :-)

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8/01/2004 10:50:00 PM 3 comments


Great movie, Eric. I am downloading it now to show to Nana Rier. To many more serene days where Eric IV will be spending all his time growing. Now to find that scenic postcard of Machias, Maine......We had exciting day today taking a (huge) Mom raccoon and her 3 babies out of the barn to a new home in the woods in Whitneyville. Then, Nana gets a check-up this afternoon. She is doing great, getting out everyday for walks around the yard. I expect the doc will be surprised at her progress. Love, Mom

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:14 PM  

It's so amazing to watch that little peanut move around so languidly! It must be so think that Kris should be feeling all of that still from the inside, but humbling to be able to witness it with her eyes...if any of that makes sense? I really can only imagine what it must be like. He truly is a little miracle!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:17 PM  

thanks for the "nana update"! now, if you'd just start a website and do it every day :-)

it is bittersweet for both kris and i to see him move and think about how he should be doing it in the womb - doubly bittersweet when we see how much "better" the recent 27 weeker admit is doing after spending a couple of extra weeks in the womb compared to eric.

two of the people on our nicu visitor list are pregnant and have due dates near eric's original date, so they are carrying babies that are about the same age and have commented how truly odd it is to see him move while thinking about their own babies.

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