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the eric update - day 98: first trip around the block for a little fall color!

while we're fine with going on the occasional anonymous field trip to the local big box store, winter's coming soon and we probably won't be making too many treks outdoors during the height of cold/flu/rsv season, so it's important to get out while the getting is good.

it was a beautiful fall day today, so we took a quick trip around the block in our baby trend expedition jogging stroller travel system ( parenthetically, the "insert" you see in the car seat/stroller is a kiddopotamus snuzzler which does a great job of keeping micropreemies feeling bundled ).

incidentally, the stroller isn't the kind of thing you'd want to take for a quick trips that involve lugging it into and out of a car, since it's pretty weighty, but since autie diane trained for the chicago marathon with ruby sitting in it, we know it's fairly durable which is what we need should we ever get around to training for more marathons.

on the short walk we met a woman walking her dog and she commented as she walked by, "oh, a new one."

"well, he's actually over three months old. born quite early he was, " i said in my best impression of yoda.

"oh. one of those miracle babies then," she said in a wierdly nonchalant tone.

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10/10/2004 08:16:00 PM 5 comments

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Eric-
Just wanted to say how excited I was to see that little Odin came home!!!! I have also been following your site from the start and I am so excited that this day has come from your family!!!!! Another comment in on the Dr. Brown's bottles. I worked at a day care for 2 years during college and I would pick these bottles hands down. There was a little baby at the day care that had such a hard time with feedings and the after effects(if you know what I mean). When the doctors suggested these bottle it was a complete turn around. I think that they due cause less air keeping babies more happy. I am do not have children currently, but these would be that bottles I would choose regardless of any promblems. Again, I cannot not believe that Odin is home. I know a lot of us have keep up with his progress even though we do not know him personally, and this was such a great surprise!!!!!Congrats and we are still keeping you all in our thoughts!!!
Terri
PS- love your house, my husband and myself are also into rehabbing older homes so I can relate to the amount of work the generally needs to go into them to bring back their fabulous qualities. Oh yeah, I would also love to see the snowdeal show. I have to agree that it sounds much more interesting then what the broadcast station have on the air right now:)

By Blogger gretta, at 10:38 PM  

Odin's first stroll around the block on a beautiful fall day in Michigan happend to coincide with a sunny fall day here in Chicago where tens of thousands ran 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon. We are so happy for you, and can't wait to see Odin! I find myself going to the "He's Home!" page over and over, and despite my many visits to that great page, I get misty every time I see Kris on your front porch holding Odin. We'll be there soon and promise to use plenty of Purell!

Deborah & Matt

By Blogger Deborah Moroz, at 9:29 AM  

Wow, I go away for a few days and he goes home! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. What a blessing.

By Blogger Becky Sprecher, at 10:06 AM  

Eric, So glad that you are getting some fresh air and taking walks with the baby. It is beautiful right now in the Fall. Did you get a chance to check out the pictures that I posted of you when you came home after 2 1/2 months in the NICU? (For those not familiar, it's the rier site on Flickr). There are some neat pictures of you, your Dad, Monica and Grandma Snowdeal. You were a little over 6 pounds when you came home. It was a very happy day for us all. This week has brought back the memory of how happy we were to bring you home finally. Hope you are settling in at home - now that you have the critical diaper pail - and are getting broken in to round the clock feedings. It's exhausting but it won't last long. Enjoy.
Love, Mom

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:34 AM  

Did you get a chance to check out the pictures that I posted of you when you came home after 2 1/2 months in the NICU? :

ah yes, i did see the pictures! thanks for uploading them. for some reason the pictures are small, but there's a big bit of empty whitespace around each one. not sure if the actual pictures are small or they were scanned in small or if maybe flickr is doing something funny. or maybe my browser is doing something funny. in any case, thanks for uploading them. any photos of e2 with hair are always fun to see :-)

Odin's first stroll around the block on a beautiful fall day in Michigan happend to coincide with a sunny fall day here in Chicago where tens of thousands ran 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon.funny. it didn't even occur to me when i wrote the post that it was marathon weekend ( even though you mentioned it earlier - maybe it was subliminal ). who knows, maybe me and odin can train next spring for next years marathon!

Oh yeah, I would also love to see the snowdeal show. |

hmmmmmmmmmm.

By Blogger e3, at 1:15 PM  

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