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My kid is not a stuffed animal.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in babies and talking, babies learning to talk, baby follows command, baby pulling up | 6 comments

Over the weekend, that became clear. For many months, he might have been mistaken for one. He slept a lot. He was pretty quiet. And there wasn’t a whole lot of interaction. Regardless, I talked to him constantly. I narrated every little thing I did. “Let’s go get you a bib. Bibs are SO important. You, my friend, drool a lot. Oh, look!...

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Hi Dada.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in babies and talking, baby milestones, baby's first word, fathers day, pennsylvania | 18 comments

My kid said that.  He’s never said anything before, so it was kind of a big deal. It was the day after Father’s Day, our last morning in Pennsylvania. We all sat around the kitchen, drinking coffee and chatting while my father-in-law fed Ryan some bananas.  Once in a while, Ryan would glance at me and smile. Cuz he is just that cute. And I’d grin back and...

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