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[28 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

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For one, I do not yet have an inherent feeling of being “the father” in the sense of being the primary provider, monetarily-speaking.  I don’t look in the mirror and see a father looking back at me.  I only see the same old me.
Partly this is because Tara has a very active …

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[23 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

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Tara and I continue to work on the nursery. Here is Tara painting.

We used this paint called Mythic. It is non VOC paint which, besides not out-gassing very harmful VOCs, it does not smell when you apply it. We painted one wall a bright orange. We put together the crib and now it is beginning to look more like a nursery.

I have started to read a book called The Father’s Home Birth Handbook. It is perhaps the most interesting book I have read to …

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[23 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

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Tara had Braxton-Hicks contractions twice this week. These are “practice contractions” for the uterus. It is a little early to be able to feel them at this point. Actually they are suppose to start around 6 weeks but most women do not feel them until the third trimester. But Tara is expecting them so more attentive to the sensations.

Today we went to Baby’s R Us for the first time to buy an organic mattress. Not as nice as the organic mattresses I have seen at …

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[16 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

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Here are before and after shots….  It is made out of walnut and gorgeous and very functional.  

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