Archive for June, 2006

Friday, June 30th, 2006

soundtrack of a life

we drove to New Brunswick last night to Oscar’s grandparents’ house. and the whole length of the four hour car trip (five when you count the hour spent breastfeeding him in a gas station parking lot), we played music. not kid music, though we’ve been given some wonderful children’s CDs. our music. i confess – […]

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

to mom, with love

i’ve never been an easy child. as an infant, i had colic. as a kid, i always wanted to be the centre of attention. as a teenager, my mother and i suffered from a near-terminal case of misunderstanding each other, and went head to head on a regular basis. even as an adult, despite a […]

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

beat goes on

home again, home again, riggity jig…i can never remember the end of that nursery rhyme. but we are home, and happy, if not a lot more informed than we were when Oscar went into the hospital a week ago. i’m still off dairy, and citrus, and – sniff! – chocolate, and he’s still sporadically miserable, […]

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Thursday, June 15th, 2006

dear abby…

Oscar is in the hospital. he’s fine, really, in a weird way. but he’s been, since Tuesday at suppertime, the wee resident of a big old crib in a big old room all to himself in the local pediatrics ward. they sent me home that first night to unfray myself and sleep, because his admission […]

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Sunday, June 11th, 2006

goodnight, sweet bovine byproducts

ah, the sacrifices of parenthood. Oscar has had diarrhea for almost three weeks now, poor wee beastie. no, this is not another post on poop. but when one’s newborn is miserable for weeks on end, the desire to seek out the root of that misery and rout it out grows with each passing sleepless night. […]

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Monday, June 5th, 2006

a rose by any other name

i am a name nerd. it’s true. if Oscar had been a girl, he would have been Eleanor, nicknamed Nell. or maybe Violet, at least until that Affleck baby came along. or Genevieve…or Maude…or Josephine, Josie for short. or Juliet, or Leila, or Lily, or Stella, or Louisa, or Mathilde, or Clara. or Meredith. or […]

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Sunday, June 4th, 2006

shameless plug for the IWK

i have spent most of the past 24 hours slumped on the futon in my den, nursing an intestinal bug and an incessantly hungry baby. and watching, with that secret, lurid fascination i usually reserve for entertainment gossip and the shopping channel, the annual fundraising telethon for the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax NS. i’ve […]

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