Archive for April, 2006

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006


Oscar is five days old. and this is the first time i’ve gotten online – the withdrawal has been almost more painful than…um…bits of me. i ache in the places where i used to play, indeed, but am joyful – if sleepy – in spirit. he’s here. he’s lovely. he’s mine…er…ours. and he will be […]

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Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Dad breaks into the blog

It’s been a wild couple of days, most of which were spent in the hospital with Bonnie and Oscar, and I’m sitting here, at 11:11pm wondering what exactly I’m supposed to be doing with myself. Strange for a dad to come home and leave his family in the hospital… makes me wonder if I shouldn’t […]

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Crib Cast Episode 1

This is dave jumping in, bon is getting ready to go to the hospital and we decided we’d put up the first crib cast… who knows when we’ll have time. Wish us luck Here is the audio from cribcast 1

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006

the time has come, the walrus said

it is 11 pm on Thursday night and i, dear friends, am in labour. i sat through book club as the contractions got more and more…um…noticeable, thinking “nah, i’m making this up.” i have since changed my mind. or, at least, the delusions are now forcing me to stop speaking every few minutes or so […]

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

this bounteous season of celebrity babies

ah, Tomkitten…you’re here. and Brooke Shields’ baby girl arrived on the same day…amusing confluence of the stars, given the very public and ridiculous condemnation ol’ Tom sent Brooke’s way last year when she revealed her struggles with post-partum depression after baby #1. i hear dads can get PPD…i envision women all over the celebrity-saturated world […]

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

unqualified mama seeks advice – the crib’s inaugural webcast

my mom and i cleaned the baby’s room this weekend. or, well…she cleaned, and scrubbed, and re-arranged, bless her heart. i mostly held a rag in one hand and waved it in the direction i thought things ought to go. one of the secret advantages of having spent all those weeks on bedrest is that […]

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Saturday, April 15th, 2006

talk to me

this morning i had a little talk with the baby. the discussion was a bit one-sided on my part – i’m taking advantage of my developed linguistic skills while i can. if the child has his father’s temperment, after all, just the idea that someone can do something he can’t will likely spur him on […]

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006

pat the bonnie

i’m new at this publicly pregnant thing. wandering (waddling) through the aisles of Canadian Tire today, absentmindedly looking for some kind of contraption in which to store the overgrowth of plastic bags that has taken over our mudroom, i noticed people looking at me funny. not unkindly, just…intently. expectantly, even. it took me a minute […]

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

first steps

welcome to the crib. well, actually, the real crib is currently sans mattress, lined with tinfoil to discourage the cat from frolicking in it, and stuffed with posters, paintings, and a polaroid camera, refugees from the former junkroom that is slowly being transformed into a nursery. we have a mini bedside sleeper for the impending […]

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