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the eric update - day 409: even the strongest amongst us cry. sometimes.

yes, it really is true. even though odin is quite a mild mannered, if just a bit serious infant, a long day full of adventures without an afternoon nap can occasionally break even the strongest of spirits and bring about a fit of sadness.

but not enough sadness to call forth the crocodile tears. in fact, i think i can count on one hand the number of times i've seen tears. before we graduated from the nicu it wasn't that uncommon because he wasn't "old" enough to even have functioning tear ducts capable of doing much more than keeping his eyes moist and infants don't normally develop "real tears" they are about seven or eight months old.

so i guess we're just such spectacular parents that he chooses not to really turn on the waterworks.

but he can still look pretty sad, even without the tears.

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8/17/2005 10:36:00 PM 0 comments


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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

he's quite a fighter and you can always send him a postcard to the most current address listed here if you're inspired by his adventures. see the postcard project/google maps mashup to see a map of the postcards.

if you're new, you can browse the archives to catch up. and don't forget to watch a few movies that i made while we were in the neonatal intensive care unit. or if you want the abridged version and you can find a copy, you can read about his adventures in the november 2005 issue of parents magazine.

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