Saturday, October 31, 2009

Today we had Chipotle... twice

On Halloween, Chipotle gives you a free burrito if you dress up as something off the Chipotle menu (most people wrap themselves in aluminum foil), but they only do it from 6 pm until close. We wanted to go to the Farmer's Market this morning, which would be pretty exhausting, so we weren't sure if we'd be up for a second trip later that evening; each trip is over a mile of walking, and that can be pretty tiring when you're caring a baby and produce. But we really really wanted some Chipotle burritos.

So, I had this brilliant idea... we buy a couple burritos on our way home from the Farmer's Market, and then if we feel up to it we can go get the free burritos later. See, this way we at least get to eat some Chipotle, and maybe we also get free burritos. Win-win.

I'm very full right now.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Elimination Communication

We decided before Ada was born that we wanted to try Elimination Communication. We went into it with no expectation of catching all or even some of Ada's pees and poops. It's fun to try, and it's far less stressful to try this out now than potty training will be a year or two from now. There's no notion of success or failure, and there's no pressure on Ada to perform.

We've recently seen some unexpected results. In the past couple of days, Ada has pooped/peed in the potty 3 times. She has also been staying dry while sleeping.

We haven't noticed any visual cues for when she needs to go, we just take her and hold her over the potty after the following situations
  • When we change her diaper. Babies sometimes don't like go in a diaper that's already messy, so they hold it until they encounter the fresh air.
  • When she wakes up. The need to poop can wake a baby up, so we take her to the potty when she wakes up.
I say "we", but really Erinne has done everything and I just write about it.

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Friday, October 09, 2009


While browsing a few Wikipedia articles, I discovered that Valve has hired IceFrog, who has been developing and maintaining Defense of the Ancients (DotA) since 2005, and that we may see Valve produce a DotA title...
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