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the eric update - day 184: 6 months!

has it really been 6 months since little odin was born far too early? no, really. has it?

i guess it has. i know all the cliches about time flying, but this is absolutely ridiculous.

in any case, as many of you already know, even though chronologically he's 6 months old, he's really fast approaching his 3rd month in age adjusted terms!

i always try to point out that we're not obsessed with milestones but it's still nice to take a peak and see what the "averages" predict; according to milestone charts reading is even more important than ever during the third and fourth months as odin's temporal and parietal lobes are becoming a lot more active.

of course, we like reading to odin, but sometimes reading the same old books can get boooooooooring. so it's super great that grandma salmi got him his first magazine subscription! that's right, every few months little odin will get his very own copy of national wildlife foundation's award winning "wild animal baby" magazine. the site claims that it's meant for 12 months to 4 years, but little odin doesn't seem to care much and the images and mamma's voice hold his attention as well anything else in his reading library.

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1/04/2005 11:04:00 PM 4 comments


little odin looks like he lost all his hair! little blond baldy, but he is adorable of course!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:37 PM  

Happy half birthday, Odin! :-) Nordicmamma

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:02 AM  

Happy half birthday! Geez, you're a half year old and I haven't even met you in person yet, what kind of an aunt am I? Hope to meet you before your first birthday.

By Blogger Candy, at 3:40 PM  

Happy 6 month birthday, grandson! I feel the same way as Candy. What kind of a grandma am I when I haven't met you yet? I am looking forward to the day when I will meet you and hold you just like your new cousin Hayley. In the meantime, I know that Mom and Pops will give you a big hug for me. So glad to see that you have worn the vintage sweater that I knit so long ago for Auntie M. Hard to believe that it was worn by your Dad too, and several other aunts and uncles. Now, if you think that sweater is old, perhaps I should send the yellow overalls that I wore when I was a baby! We just don't believe in throwing anything out in Maine! Have a wonderful second half of your first year.

Loving you across the miles from Michigan to Maine,
Gwanmanman Sherry

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:54 PM  

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