Ollie Walks

This post should have the Yeezy soundtrack for Jesus Walks playing in the background, because Hallelujah, Ollie walks! We’ve seen him take steps here and there, but he, by and large, resisted the push to become bipedal. Seeing that he clearly was ready and able, made it all that much frustrating. But we knew he …

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14 Months

This month, not a lot has changed. Ollie still doesn’t like to walk. He’ll take a few steps here and there when he doesn’t realize he’s actually walking, but flat out stop and sit on his booty when he notices no one is supporting him. Gymboree is something he seems to enjoy now, participating in …

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Mama

We started Gymboree this week. And, as with all things Ollie, he’s slow to warm up. And that’s ok. We’re used to it by now. So when there are group activities, we kind of just know to expect that he’s not gonna be interested. Not yet anyway. What I didn’t expect, was that amidst the …

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13 months

Apparently when your baby turns one, they officially graduate to “toddler”. But I don’t care. Ollie is a big baby, my big baby. 🙂 What’s new this month? He experienced a huge leap in understanding since turning one. It’s amazing how much better he can communicate with us. For example, he will point and squeal when …

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Happy Birthday!

The milestones of milestones.  Ollie is a year old today! What’s new? He gestures when you say “hi”, “bye bye”, “clap”, and “baba”. He loves to squawk, especially when his daddy prompts it. He sleeps 12 hrs from 7pm to 7am but now naps only twice a day (10AM: 1-2 hours and 4PM: one hr). …

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Ten months

Ollie is 10 months already! What’s he been up to? He can say baba, dada, yeah, and woah. He can high five but his new fave is waving hi and bye bye. He has four teeth on top and four on the bottom. He sleeps 12 hrs from 7pm to 7am and naps three times …

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Crawling

This is such a great example of how being a mom forces you take a deep breath and just relax sometimes. Babies work at their own speed and there’s no way to speed up their development. Sure we can help them along by encouraging their development with exercises and activities but if they’re not ready, …

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