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My kid is very busy.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in baby never stops moving, baby on the move, busy baby, new mom | 5 comments

I never would have thought a 10-month-old would have so much to do. But this little dude has a very extensive to-do list. What? Busy! All day long, he sits up, picks up a toy, throws the toy, gets on his belly, army crawls to the toy, spots a different toy, picks up that toy, rolls onto his back, rolls back to his tummy, drops the toy, sits up …...

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My kid is a binky bandit.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in babies and binkies, baby steals binkies, binkies and daycare, new mom, weaning off the binky | 7 comments

I hoped my kid wouldn’t be that kid. The kid that causes trouble; the kid that brings chaos to an otherwise peaceful class of children. It seems he is that kid. He steals binkies. Ms. Kayla first brought this to my attention earlier this week. “He’s getting very quick!” she said. “Oh, I know. He’s really moving around...

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The meaning of “Mama.”

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in baby saying mama, baby saying mama and dada, baby's first word, mama and dada, new mom | 10 comments

I recently told you all about the touching way in which Ryan said his first words, “Hi Dada,” the day after Father’s Day. As you might imagine, I have made it my mission in life since then to get him to look me square in the eye and say “Hi Mama.” I’d even settle for just “Mama.” Or “Ma.” Well, he...

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My kid is developing musical prowess.

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in babies and music, baby dancing, baby learns to dance, baby loves music, baby's first dance, new mom |

I was in marching band in high school. You didn’t know that, did you? I played clarinet mostly. And tuba. Yeah, tuba. Some friends and I thought it would be funny to play tuba in marching band for a year. And you know what? It was funny. So it’s no wonder that my kid has rhythm. It’s in his genes. Special thanks to two of my nieces, ages...

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Ears, tongues and books.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in babies and reading, my baby wants to eat books, new mom, reading to a baby | 12 comments

I am tempted to tell you all about Ryan’s surgery this morning. He was put to sleep so that a doctor could puncture his ear drums and shove in some tubes. He was put to sleep so that a doctor could snip away at the tissue that “tied” his tongue. But you know what? I’m sick of talking about ears and tongues. I’m sick of...

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