- Bring my happy back again. So happy to show us. Oh, I ate the lotus.
- Notice me. Take my hand. Why are we strangers when our love is strong. Why carry on without me?
- Now, don't just walk away pretending everything's OK and you don't care about me.
- Off to college, yes you went away. Straight from high school you up and left me...
- You can take all the tea in China, put in a big brown bag for me, sail right round all the seven oceans, drop in straight into the deep blue sea
I saw it a few years ago, but I had forgotten about it completely. It's really pretty good. It's on right now and, though I should be sleeping, I can't stop watching it.
I really wanted to post something tonight. So here it is.
It's a lovely picture and a list of things I need to do over the next few days. Lucky you.
- Finish our newsletter - Angie's already done most of the work
- Begin contacting supporters and prospective supporters - Angie and I have been working on our financial goals now that Nila's here, so now we need to get on the proverbial ball.
- Find a kind-hearted soul willing to donate $460.61 for airline tickets to a certain California town for a certain training program. [That's three round-trip tickets for that price, though. Can you believe it? Thank you, Skybus.]
- Begin seriously studying language texts for above mentioned training program.
- Take and post more pictures of Nila.
- Watch Todd's video. He sent me home with a copy of a couple of his tv programs, but I haven't watched them yet because I don't have a VCR.
- Send those books to Mamosta A and e-mail him to let him know I did it.
- Continue to work on my business plan
Also, your newborn can recognize whether sounds are part of his or her native language.
Your newborn continues to learn language by listening to the basic and distinct sounds (phonemes), such as the "tr" and "cl" sounds in the English language. Your baby remembers sounds and continually learns more nuances of language, which are later expressed when he or she begins to talk.
There isn't too much happening here in the land of the Meekers. Nila has a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. She went on Wednesday and she goes tomorrow just to be weighed again. She's just below average (the bottom limit of which is 5.5 pounds) and she's lost about 6 ounces since she was born (normal weight loss) which she should regain in the first 10 to 14 days.
See? WebMD is very handy. I've also read the booklet we received from OSU about what to expect with our newborn (Angie's mom laughed and called it an instruction manual. As is "babies never used to come with instruction manuals") cover to cover which means I know a lot of things I never expected to.
Like: did you know that a new mother doesn't start producing milk until the 3rd or 4th day? That means Angie's only been producing milk since Tuesday or Wednesday night. This explains the baby's weight loss. I also know about the colostrum - or pre-milk. [If you google colostrum to make sure you've spelled it correctly, the first link is for bovine colostrum. Surprising.]
I am taking recommendations for good newborn development books, so let me know if you've read one.
Before Nila's birth I vowed not to become one of "those parents." You know, the ones who read baby books and always post crap about their baby on their blogs. But what's a dad to do when he has the most beautiful baby ever?
Flower: Aster or Morning glory
Chinese Sign: The Pig
September 1, This Day in History:
- 1752 - The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.
- 1897 - The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
- 1905 - Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation..
- 1939 - World War II: Nazi Germany attacks Poland, beginning the war.
- 1969 - A revolution in Libya brings Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power
- 1972 - In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky and becomes the world chess champion.
- 2004 - The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
- 2007 - Appalachian State becomes the first ever team in the college football division formerly known as 1-AA to defeat an AP top 25 team, upsetting Michigan 34 to 32. (For the Buckeye fans)
Saturday's child works hard for a living.
She weighs 5 pounds on the dot and is 19 inches long. She is very healthy and both she and Angie are doing really well. We'll all be home tomorrow, Labor Day, and we will upload pictures here, on Angie's blog and, of course, Nila's blog.
Oh, and the middle name is Nicole.