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Two!

10428711_856256757758_1390520776341720736_nThings I don’t want to forget, on your second birthday:

  • We have flowers on the table, and when you ask to smell them you lean in and pretty much blow your nose INTO them.
  • We’ve been working on counting. You keep skipping two and going straight to three. So we’ve been focused on two. The other night you started counting and went all the way to twelve. Except for two. We were so focused on two we didn’t realize how far you could go! You are always surprising us.
  • When it’s time for bed and we’re saying good night I say “Sweet Dreams!” and you say “Tweet Dweeb!” and then my heart melts in a puddle. Every night.
  • You are learning rules and routines. One of our rules is that everyone has to be finished eating before you are excused from the table. So every night when you’re done you gesture to me with an upturned palm and say “Mama, you finished?” then “Dada, you finished?” Then we ask if you’re finished and most of the time you smile slyly and claim “NO!” Because you are silly.
  • You are learning your colors. Kind of. According to you, everything is blue. So you are right about 1/10 of the time.

Happy Two!

Emmett’s Words, September 25, 2014

In approximate order of appearance, since late July/early August:

  • Woof
  • Dog
  • Dada
  • Mama (mostly milk, rarely his actual mama)
  • Bye
  • Wawa (water)
  • Puh Puh (puppy)
  • Boo (moo)
  • Ah-choo!
  • Shoe
  • Sock
  • Full (waffle)
  • Light
  • Car
  • Truck
  • Choo Choo
  • Quack
  • Bear
  • Banana
  • Bah (Bath, Bag, Bat, miscellaneous B words)

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(This list brought to you by, naturally, a Google doc spreadsheet.)

EDB Update: Month 9, 10, 10.5…

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(Not only have I been remiss in writing this post, but our 9-month photo shoot was a bit of a disaster! We’ll have another one of these around your 1 year birthday–so soon!–and then we’ll have to figure something else out, since we’ll be out of stickers!)

Vital Statistics: At your 9 month checkup you weighed in at 25.5 pounds, and now at almost 11 months you’re definitely over 26. You’re still in the 99+ percentile for weight but you seem to be slowing down a bit.

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EDB Update: Month 8!

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Vital Statistics: No idea. You don’t have another checkup until January! If I had to guess I’d say you’re pushing 25 pounds now, but that might just be my tired arms talking. We can definitely see that your face has started thinning out a bit, and we’ll be sad when those delicious arm rolls are gone for good.

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Farewell, arm rolls. Sniff.

EDB update: Months 6 and 7!

Oh no! We missed our 6-month update! I blame the government shutdown, which is a handy scapegoat for just about everything lately.

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UntitledVital Statistics: At your 6-month checkup, you weighed 22 pounds 12 ounces, and measured in at 27.5 inches. That’s 99th percentile for weight, as usual, and around 75th percentile for height. You are the size of an average 16-month-old, which is excellent! Such a healthy guy! Now that you are 7 months old, we’re guessing you’re closer to 24 pounds. The fact that we’re buying you 18-month clothing is a little crazy, but we wouldn’t have you any other way.

EDB Update: Month 5

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Vital Statistics: We weighed you at Grammy’s house (she has a scale!) using the tried and true weigh-the-adult-then-weigh-the-adult-holding-the-baby method and got 21 pounds. TWENTY ONE POUNDS! I looked up the growth charts online and baby, you are not on them. You are amazing.

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Daycare Drama

Here’s the craziness that is daycare in DC (punctuated by silly pictures of the baby for comic relief):

-First, you have to get on waitlists. Most waitlists are about a year long. Which means that you need to put yourself on a waitlist BEFORE YOU ARE PREGNANT. But you don’t get started on this until your second trimester because you don’t want to jinx anything.

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-Oh, and also, you have to pay a fee to get on the waitlist. Give them money for them to NOT guarantee you a spot. You spend hundreds of dollars this way.

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