Ascher is Walking!

So I lost my bet that he’d be walking before his first birthday. But he was close. 12 months 2 weeks and he’s finally walking on his own. It’s funny seeing the steps of growing independence, from not wanting to walk at all to walking while holding both hands to only holding with one hand to taking …

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No more boobies 

Today is D-day, as in Don’t touch my boobs Day, as in we are officially in weaning territory.  And as with much of everything that defines these two brothers, Ascher was really not happy when he realized he wasn’t getting the boob in the morning. Meanwhile, Ollie couldn’t care less when I cut him off.  …

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02.09.16 Pulling to Stand

It’s been a week now that Ascher’s been really working on getting vertical. Before, he’d  primarily go from sitting to crawling and back. Then, he’d go from sitting to kneeling. And most recently from kneeling to standing. In the beginning, he’d kind of get it, maybe half the time. The other half, he’d look longingly …

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09.26.15 Solids

So at 5 months and 3 weeks, this finally happened this weekend… First batch of solids (gala apples, sweet potatoes, and rainbow carrots)! I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the elaborate dance of the shopping, the prepping/cleaning, the cooking, the pureeing, and the freezing of the fruits and vegetables, but there’s something about starting solids that really makes me …

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09.09.15 First teeth 

So it’s been two weeks of unimpressive sleeping. I wasn’t sure what it was. Growth spurt? Wonder week? And then tonight, I saw all the drool on his chin, so I checked his gums. And what do you know? His first teeth has cut through the gums! I was frankly quite relieved. The pressure on …

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Big boy milestones

Lately, it feels like every weekend has been one breakthrough or another, which is crazy and awesome. This weekend, we had two. Breakthrough #1 Public toilets! He was resistant at first, wriggling to get off and insisting, “no no no!” but once he saw the stream come out, he’d clap and say, “wow wow wow yay!” It …

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ABC’s

It’s amazing how fast kids grow, true. But lately, we’ve been just astonished with a toddler’s capacity to absorb and learn. When Ollie was 21 months old,  he started gaining interest in the alphabet, with no prodding from us, which frankly took us by surprise. And now, with a month and a half of practice, he can say …

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