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[26 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

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So we are spending Sunday staying in, cooking, writing, and hanging out.  
Tara eats sitting around naked.  It is like we live in a nudist colony.  Thank god the building next door remains vacant.  
Mostly she watches home births on YouTube while I clean the fish tank.

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[21 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

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Here are some pics.  The Dr. said (s)he has an excellent spine and everything looks anatomically normal.  This was a big relief of course – Tara was nervous.   I was a little nervous too, partly because of the stories I have read such as in From Here to Paternity where the technicians raise flags even thought …

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[13 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

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We are on the plane on our way to LA for our …

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[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

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