the eric update – day 196: happy 3rd original due date day! an ipod mini!

even though we just celebrated his 6 month “real” birthday, we think it’s still appropriate to observe the fact that today is odin’s third third “original due date” day! in other words, in many important ways he’s three months old today.

appropriately enough, as he’s getting older his napping habits are changing and he’s spending more of the day awake. so, we took some time today to convert his co-sleeper, which he barely uses anymore into a “play yard” ( if you’re not a parent and of a “certain age” you might not know that calling them “play pens” is apparently not considered politically correct ).

i suppose i should note that putting your child in a “play yard” is considered to be a heinous form of child abuse to adherents of certain flavors of the attachment parenting philosophy. the idea, i guess, being that one should do what is known as babywearing continuously for about the first year.

of course, we’re big fans of the weego, but odin is already pretty good at letting us know that there are times when he’s more than happy to not have us lug him around the house. and for those times we’ll be happy to let him amuse himself i n the play yard.

in this picture, he’s discovering for the first time that the picture book he received from misscaro makes a fun krinkle krinkle sound when he touches the cover.

phew. playing in the play yard is tough work and odin takes a moment for a hearty yawn.

or maybe he’s just taking the music to heart. since at the very moment this picture was taken he was rocking out to lazy head and sleepy bones” from they might be giants’ “no” album.

and continuing along with the theme of unpaid product endorsements, you may have noticed odin’s new ipod mini! he’s been kicking out the jams for a long time with his cd player, but we thought it was time for him to upgrade as having to swap cds in and out of the player is so very 1985.

hopefully he’ll let me borrow it if i ever start training for marathons again.

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