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the eric update - day 190: reaching for the red block.

odin is having more fun working out in him gym. it's fascinating to watch become even more and more engaged with his surroundings. in this picture a big red cube has captured his attention while he's lounging on his boppy.

it's almost impossible to enjoy these moments while simultaneously remaining pensive about developmental delays that might be related to odin's microprematurity. recently a nurse cautioned us to be very aware that odin will quite likely have some degree of motor and speech delays that will probably need to be addressed by professionals. it's certainly a little early to really start "worrying" about such things, but i've noticed recently that i've found myself wondering when and if we will.

but for now, it's fun to sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure of watching him play with a block while working out.

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1/10/2005 10:29:00 PM 2 comments


I tuned into the Snowdeal show when I came across a random link about Odin going home. Of course, I rewound to see what I'd missed. And now I think I'm a little bit in love with a kid I don't even know. I can't begin to fathom the sort of worry you've had to endure over the last 6+ months. Worry seems like an inadequate word. So to also worry about what the future holds in store is inevitable, but we're all cheering little Odin on from out here in cyberspace. I check in on him everyday...and truly marvel at how far he's come.

Anyway, all the best. I have a hunch this little guy is going to continue to amaze.

By Blogger Eliza, at 12:16 AM  

thanks for the wonderful comment elizabeth! i'm glad you stumbled on the snowdeal show :-) of course, although there's been a lot of worrying, we're doing quite well and feel very fortunate that he's proved himself to be quite a fighter. it's almost impossible to imagine what the next six months will bring.

By Blogger e3, at 10:34 PM  

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