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Monday, November 11, 2002
Days 43-47: All's quiet on the Western Front

Yeah, I planned on updating this site every day, but sometimes, there's just not much to say. I mean, there's only so much I can say about Elisa's bionic nose, or her constant bathroom breaks, or negotiations between our divorce lawyers. If that's all I discussed, the collective yawnings amongst this little blog's readers would threaten to disrupt the world's oxygen supply. It's better not to risk it.

I assume things will become much more colorful and interesting a few weeks or so down the road, but Elisa's quiet and incident-free pregnancy robs me of my necessary material. Then again, this isn't just about Elisa.

There are changes in me, and I'm not just talking my ballooning gut and love handles. I'm talking much more subtle changes.

Like Huggies commercial are suddenly interesting to me.

Not kidding. I'll stop what I'm doing, stare intently at the TV, and take mental notes: "So, Huggies Ultra have extra special wetness protection!" Which, as everyone knows, is much better than anything Luvs' marketing department has ever put out.

Once upon a time, I used to love perusing The Nation, Guitar Player, and Bicycling at the magazine stand. Now I gravitate towards Parenting Magazine. I went online to Consumer Reports to try and get ratings on the best car seats. While at a sporting good store to buy cycling gear I ended up "test driving" one of those sleek new 3-wheel running baby carriages.

So yeah, Elisa isn't the only one undergoing changes. But even I have my limits. If I start watching watching the ABC Family Channel, it's time to take me out back for a well-deserved flogging.


The baby is starting to build cartilage and bones. This is the week that the baby decides whether to be a boy or girl. I am rooting for a daddy's little girl who thinks her Papi is the best and can beat up everyone else's lame daddies. I am also rooting for a boy who will be a one-name MLB star: "Aristotle". Heck. We want twins just so we can get it all over with at once.

Eyelids are starting to form, as are knees and elbows. So are nipples. The baby is also starting to move. How cool is that? The baby is now 17mm long.

by Kos | November 11, 2002 07:17 PM