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Date : November 2010

First Thanksgiving

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Published on: 2010.11.27

Our First Thanksgiving (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Thursday was the first time Marline cooked an entire Thanksgiving Dinner for “just us” since we’ve known each other. Our past Thanksgiving Dinners have always been at a family member’s home (usually my parents). Last year, we didn’t even have Thanksgiving, because[…]

Due Date

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Published on: 2010.11.24

Rebecca’s initial due date was estimated to be Nov. 26, though it was later upgraded to Nov. 23. Basically, we expected her to be born this week , instead of being six weeks old already. I know it doesn’t accomplish anything to play the “What If?” game, but purely as an intellectual exercise, here we[…]

39

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Published on: 2010.11.19

Today, Rebecca is 39. She’s both 39 weeks (gestational age) and 39 days (real age). Her feeding is no longer on a nice, consistent pattern like it was when we brought her home, though she’s still feeding about 10-12 times a day. Today, we’ll take her into the clinic to weigh and measure her (no[…]

City Newsletter

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Published on: 2010.11.17

I’ve never received a city newsletter before, but this week we received the Nov. 2010 issue of “City Insight” (an official publication of the City of Killeen, Texas). (Note: In Seminole, “newsletters” were often sent out with city water bills, so I never got one; our apartment’s property owners paid the water bill. I did[…]

Rebecca Listens to Music (Video)

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Published on: 2010.11.16

Rebecca interacts with her music machine. (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) (Remember, Rebecca has her own web page , complete with links to all her videos, images and blogs, as well as a list of all gifts we’ve received and a calendar of important milestones.)

Solved: Mystery of the Vomit

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Published on: 2010.11.16

(Warning: Lots of bodily functions are discussed in this post.) Every baby pukes, spits up, vomits, regurgitates (pick your word), once in a while. Some babies spit up a little after every feeding. Others vomit a small amount once in a while. I’ve even heard of a few that projectile vomit across the room. Our[…]

She Scoots

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Published on: 2010.11.16

Rebecca has been playing daily in her Baby Einstein gym (gift from Marline’s Aunt Yanick) for the past few days. So far, she’s learned to reach out and grab things intentionally (instead of only grasping by reflex when something touches her hand), lift her head while on her tummy, and turn her head from side[…]

Rebecca Lifts Her Head (Video)

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Published on: 2010.11.13

In this video, Rebecca turns her head by herself (while on her tummy), and then lifts her head. Very exciting times. (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) (Remember, Rebecca has her own web page , complete with links to all her videos, images and blogs, as well as a list of[…]

Test Slideshow

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Published on: 2010.11.12

Testing for Flickr Help Forum here: http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157631966197624/

Doctor’s Appointment

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Published on: 2010.11.12

Rebecca’s first post-NICU doctor’s appointment was today, at the Scott & White pediatric clinic in Killeen, about 10 minutes from our home. It was our daughter’s second-ever car trip, which she handled well, falling asleep quickly in the car seat while my wife drove. I sat in the back by the car seat. Rebecca continued[…]

Feeding Frenzy

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Published on: 2010.11.12

At least once each day for the past few days, Rebecca has broken her pattern of eating steadily every so often. The books call it “cluster feeding,” but I’m calling it a “feeding frenzy.” She suddenly upped her mealtime average from 50-60ml to about 80ml each time, and usually falls asleep within 20 or 30[…]

Rebecca on Carpet (Video)

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Published on: 2010.11.10

Rebecca, after a feeding, playing and exercising on the carpet in the living room: (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) (Remember, Rebecca has her own web page, complete with links to all her videos, images and blogs, as well as a list of all gifts we’ve received and a calendar of[…]

Day 4

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Published on: 2010.11.09

It’s our fourth day of life at home with Rebecca. I can say, as other parents have before me, that it’s simultaneously wonderful, heart-warming, fatiguing, mind-blowing, and a bunch of other things. Rebecca is now 19.5 inches long, for one thing. That’s mind-blowing because her last night at the hospital, she was measured at 18[…]

Day 3

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Published on: 2010.11.08

She’s asleep in my arms. I’ll need more practice typing this way.

Rebecca at Home (Video)

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Published on: 2010.11.07

(Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Also, check out the pictures I took of Rebecca today . (Remember, Rebecca has her own web page , complete with links to all her videos, images and blogs, as well as a list of all gifts we’ve received and a calendar of important milestones.)

First Night at Home

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Published on: 2010.11.07

(Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) As soon as we got home yesterday (see previous entry), Marline began keeping track of Rebecca’s feeding times. Both my wife and I are meticulous chart-keepers, list-makers, and organizers, so this is natural for us. Also, we’ve grown accustomed to keeping track of every little[…]

Rebecca Came Home

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Published on: 2010.11.06

(Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) The day Rebecca came home dawned crisp and cold, about 32°F at 7 a.m., the coldest day of the year so far.

The Home Front

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Published on: 2010.11.05

So much of our last four weeks has been devoted to Rebecca’s stay in the NICU and her progress (see her web page) that I haven’t mentioned much about our lives here at home. Though we’ve visited our daughter in Temple at least once each day since her birth (and twice a day all this[…]

Final Days

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Published on: 2010.11.04

Almost Over For more than a week, Rebecca’s doctors and nurses have told us daily “the only thing keeping her in the hospital is her feeding.” So, on Monday night, Rebecca began taking everything in her bottle at every feeding. This continued throughout Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, the doctor told Marline on the phone, “I’d[…]

Rebecca – 22 Days (Video)

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Published on: 2010.11.03

This video is dark, because there’s a lot less light in the Transitional Nursery for some reason, and Rebecca’s bed is in the corner with the least light. Still, it’s cute. And she’s fat. (Remember, Rebecca has her own web page, complete with links to all her videos, images and blogs, as well as a[…]

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