Summary of Month 11

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Here’s what all went down during Kye’s 11th month!

Two things in one hand: Kye worked very hard at being able to pick up two things in one hand. I don’t really get why this was so important to him but he got very frustrated when he wasn’t able to do it. I haven’t noticed this as much recently, but in the beginning of the month this goal filled his every playtime! And whenever he’d get it he’d look at us and raise his little hand up so proud of his prize πŸ™‚

you can tell he’s really concentrating on it!

Clean Up: Since the beginning of time (or when Kye was first born, which feels like the beginning of time) we’ve always sang a “clean up song” (yes, the one from Barney) and cleaned up all of Kye’s toys each time he finishes playing with them. Finally he’s starting to help! It takes a little longer to clean up but I can hand him a toy and tell him to “put it in the basket” and he will! He actually started doing this with Zach in the bath. Here’s a video Daddy took of Kye cleaning up!

“Ew Stinky!” Kye is AWFUL during diaper changes. It’s getting impossible for me to manage! One day he had a huge poop diaper so I tried to joke with him about it and hoped that would help him behave. I said “ewww stinky.” Well instead of him behaving he went CRAZY with laughter and got even MORE squirmy.  Now when I want him to be wild and show his crazy-boy-Kye self I say “eww stinky” haha kinda funny coming from the mom who can’t smell! Here’s a video of us doing this.

Stacking and Opening: This month has been ALL about putting things in and taking them back out. I think that’s party of the whole helping clean up thing. He just loves learning how things fit together. Kye constantly opens and shuts the drawers on his dressers and puts his toys inside them and then takes them back out (and has gotten his fair share of spankings for trying to take the clothes out too). The little stacking cups we got from Ikea for $1 have been a HIT!!! Here is a video of Kye putting things in the drawers and a video of Kye fitting his little cups inside each other. Along with this opening/closing phase his love of the doors has also evolved and now he likes to put his toys OUTSIDE the door then shut it. I think it’s his way of learning that things are still there even when you can’t see them? Anyway here’s a video of him hiding things behind the doors.

Copying: Kye has really started to copy the things that we do and remember that we do them. Zach started playing with a Brave’s Tomahawk Mom had at her house and showing Kye how to do the tomahawk chop and now Kye will hold his toy in his hand and chop his arm and attempt to say “ohhh oh ohhh” it’s pretty cute! Another big thing he copies is something I’ve done with him for a long time. I’ll always hold up his cups or blocks to my mouth and say “hello” in a funny voice. Now whenever he picks up such toys he does it too! I did catch this on video πŸ™‚

Kye Kisses: Kye does NOT like kisses. I think it’s because I kiss him SO SO SO much (I realize I have a son and that my kissing days are very limited so I take advantage of it now while he doesn’t have a choice). Zach and I try to kiss in front of him (just pecks people) to get him to do it. The other day we kissed and then had him kiss each of us and then we kissed again and told him to watch Mommy and Daddy kiss. He knew what was coming and started shaking his head “no!” haha I’m telling you this kid is NOT a kisser! He does do his own form of kissing though which is when he leans his head in and touches you with it. That’s a Kye Kiss and if you get one consider yourself lucky as it’s as close as he comes to legit kissing πŸ™‚

“duck”: I’m the one who gets the chance to witness most of Kye’s firsts and this was one that Zach got to see before I did! I was on my way to get us some DQ for a little movie/date night and he called me and told me to listen then put the phone up to Kye and he said “duck” Plain as day! I was, of course, overjoyed but told Zach to get off the phone and grab the video camera haha! Here is a video of Kye saying “duck.” He for sure knows it means a real duck! It’s pretty exciting and it’s funny b/c when I tell people they pretty much all day it was one of their children’s first words too. If you see us though don’t bother trying to get him to say it. He’s very stubborn that way! I will beg and beg for him to say something but he’ll NEVER do it! Makes it hard to catch his talking moments on video!

Talking: Speaking of talking Kye is doing it LIKE CRAZY! Of course we can’t understand much of what he says but it’s a fun time to just sit back and listen to him. He has his own little language that is just so sweet. He has figured out how to move his tongue in different ways to produce more sounds and he’ll play with his tongue constantly. It’s just so awesome to me how little babies grow and develop into humans haha. Here’s a video of our chatty child.

“Arms Up”: I don’t know if it’s his copying us or if it’s Your Baby Can Read but Kye is a PRO at doing “arms up.” It’s kinda annoying that people say “touchdown” when he does it. I mean yeah it looks like a touchdown but I really want him to learn that the words arms-up mean to put your arms up and not be all confused about it. I love when he watches the video because whenever they do it he will do it too!!! Here is a video of Kye doing “arms up” when we did some of his flashcards the other day. 

Your Baby Can Read: I’m a believer!!! This month I’ve really noticed that it works! First, “duck” is one of the words and he says it and he also does “arms up” a lot which is on the video multiple times. I’ve always just shown him the video and occasionally done some of the cards but now I do cards at every meal, video twice a day (sometimes only once) and read the books before each nap. I actually called the company to ask what I do after he finishes the program and they said once he’s over 18 months we can buy Your Child Can Read. We’ll probably do it! I’ve never really sat with him to watch the video (duh it’s 20 min of free time for me!) but when Robyn mentioned how her daughter can do a lot of the words I started paying more attention. He really does know it!!! Some of the words I’ve heard him say (you can’t fully understand him but you can tell he’s trying to say them) include: chimpanzee, point, giraffe, yes, baby, ear, bib, book, no, head and duck. The guy when I called told me that if he’s said duck and talks like he is that he knows the words but just can’t communicate them yet with us fully. Awesome huh? 

 

Eating: It’s still going great! We’ve gotten him now on formula 4 times a day at ROOM temperature which is great! SO much easier for us!!! He also loves so many foods and I’ve really begun to mix things together and try to add seasonings to stuff as he seems to enjoy food more that way. He still hasn’t mastered the “more” and “all done” signs but does them occasionally and will communicate with us more vocally than with the signs. He’s been showing a lot of interest in what WE are eating so I think the days of separate (healthier for him!) meals are coming to an end. He’s also shown interest in holding a spoon so I’ve let him a few times. He’s not AWFUL at it (doesn’t fling food everywhere) but he can’t quite get it in the mouth either. He does sometimes toss food off the tray onto the floor but it’s rare and he knows he’s not supposed to. When he does it though it’s pretty funny as he’ll slllllowly reach that hand out and slowlllly drop it down. So silly

Strong Boy: When Kye was born all the men made a big deal about how strong he was since he was able to hold up his head at birth. Then they made a big deal about his big thighs. And how tall he is. It’s pretty humorous to see what men think are important traits in a child haha. The other day I was just playing with Kye and he reached up for the door knobs of his closet. I held him up so he could touch them and he held on. So I let go just to see what would happen and he held himself up AND tried to climb up the doors. I guess that’s a big deal? haha! I told Zach and he flipped out and called his dad. I think we’ll have a climber on our hands soon! Here’s a video of him doing it as of course Zach wanted to be able to show people!

Standing: I still don’t think walking is in our very near future. Kye is able to stand on his own and I’ve counted around 30 seconds before. I honestly think he could stand longer but he gets nervous about it. He’ll only do it when he’s distracted with a toy or something and then he’ll quickly grab onto something when he realizes that he’s standing up on his own. I couldn’t even get a picture of it as he does it so rarely! I don’t really believe in trying to get him to do things before he’s ready. I don’t try to coax him to walk to me or stand on his own, he’ll do it when he’s good and ready to do it! 

Reading: Kye’s love of reading has only continue to grow! I decided to re-organize his bookshelf and let him have the bottom shelf for all HIS books (the little board books that he can’t hurt). He loves going in his closet and taking books out to read. It took awhile and many spankings for him to learn that he’s ONLY allowed to get those books but he’s caught on and does really well with it. The other day he took out each and ever book and would “read” it for a second then toss it aside and go back to get another one. It was annoying to clean up but fun to watch πŸ™‚ Here’s a video of it!

 

 

Ladies Man: We’ve been having play dates with Robyn and Matt’s daughter, Lorelai, for several months now. They are still mostly into parallel play where they will play beside each other but not with each other. Last time they came over for dinner I offered to let LL bathe with Kye so she could go to sleep in the car on their way home (they live kinda far from us) and they said that it’d be fine (at least while they are babies!). It resulted in some pretty cute pictures and the most interacting we’ve seen them have!

the ladies already can’t resist that Parker booty!

Throwing: This whole throwing things phase is annoying. It’s SUPER annoying when the thing Kye decides to throw his is paci. I’m actually going to be writing a post about his sleep issues this month!!! Along with the paci he enjoys throwing ALL his toys out of the pack and play during his independent playtime. Luckily nothing is breakable! I don’t mind it too much as at least he’s staying in his playtime for the 40 minutes (and sometimes even more!). He LOVES it!!! The other day he even took off the mobile that is attached to the pack and play. 

“Rap” Music: So Kye takes after his daddy with his taste in music! When we are in the car and I put on my ipod he’ll be so happy with an upbeat pop/rap type song but when a slower song comes on he’ll start crying! We really don’t mind if he listens to our type music. Neither of us cuss and Zach has NEVER cussed but has always listened to rap and such. As long as he knows what not to say it’s fine! It IS nice that we can listen to music that we like in the car πŸ™‚

Top Tooth: Kye has his third tooth!!! It’s a top one! Teething has been so so so so so much better after the first tooth. For the second one we were skiing so I didn’t really see how that went but this top one coming in has been no big deal. Thank the LORD for that!!! Since he’s into these cheesy smiles now I actually caught a picture of the tooth..hard to do! At first when it was starting to come in Zach and I were a little freaked out because it looked HUGE. Then we realized that, duh, your top teeth are bigger than the bottoms haha.

New Gate: Well little smarty pants figured out how to push the gate from against the wall so his little play area no longer worked for us! Zach bought a new gate that attaches to the doorway in the hall and we LOVE it! We use his other gate in his room around the humidifier so he can’t get to it and this gate stays up in the doorway. It’s easier to open and close and it’s nice to be able to lock the dogs out when they are bugging us! And it still gives Kye a decent sized area to play in if we need to put him somewhere while we’re busy doing something else. 

Car Sounds: When I was pregnant and thought about having a son the first thing I pictured was a little kid on his knees pushing around a truck and making noises. Since Kye was born I’ve always tried to make lots of sound effects as that’s one of the few things I know that all boys seem to like! My precious day has finally come! I was in his room watching him play and he picked up a toy car and scooted it around the room making sounds. It seriously melted my heart and made me so happy. I have a son! I love it! Here’s a video of my little noise maker πŸ˜‰

Current Schedule:I wish I’d always posted this each month but it’s never too late to start!

7:15: Wake up, 8 oz formula, breakfast

after eating: flash cards then movie time

free playtime until 8:40

8:40: fresh diaper if not already changed, pjs on, read story

8:50 nap time

11:00 up from nap, 8 oz formula, lunch

after eating: flash cards, independent playtime

free playtime (usually in bathroom while mommy gets ready) until 12:40

12:40: new diaper if not already changed, pjs on, read story

1:50ish: down for nap

2:30-3:00 up from nap

3:00: 8 oz formula

after eating: independent playtime if didn’t do long enough earlier, 2nd video if needed, lots of free playtime (typically go on walks or run errands)

6:00: 8 oz formula, dinner

6:45ish: bath

after bath: lotion, familly time

7:15: pjs on, story, prayer, bed

Goals for this month: I’d like to start transitioning Kye to get ready for the changes in his schedule when he turns one (adding blanket time for sure!). I’d also like to get him dressed more often and work up to getting him dressed everyday. I know this is a silly goal but he sleeps BEST for naps in his pjs so it’s stupid to get him dressed for an hour just to undress him to put him in pjs! I’d also like to work on posting mini posts of little things Kye does rather than having SO many to cover at the end of the month! It’s a lot of work to post all this and it’s soooo long!!! While little posts here and there won’t be as organized it’ll be easier πŸ™‚

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Summary of Month 10

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Wow, seriously..month 10?!?! I have a little calendar that I keep next to the computer where I write down all the little things Kye does throughout the month so I can keep track of it. And guess what? It only goes through his first 12 months…so after this month it has ONE left. So crazy! I’m not sure how long I’ll continue to do his monthly summaries, we’ll see. It may stop at a year or I may go to two. Not sure yet!

Teeth: As you can tell from other posts, Kye now has 2 teeth! Both his bottom ones are in and I love it! They look so cute and make him look so grown up. I hear that after the first tooth that the rest come in all at once so I’m wondering when we’ll start seeing the top ones poke through!

Rough Playing: My child is all boy. I never really got that expression until now! His friend Lorelai came over to play and she was so sweet and just naturally gentle with the dogs. Kye pretty much will hit the dogs every time he comes near them and is totally WILD. He loves playing rough with his daddy (which scares me so I try not to watch). This video shows one of their latest games. All his rough play results in a lot of bruises. Like enough to wear people probably think we should have social services called on us! So embarrassing! I guess having a boy makes me think “I want him tough” so it doesn’t bother me too much that he gets so many boo-boos! You can see two HUGE ones on his forehead..awesome…

Jumping: It’s taken 10 months, but Kye does actually go pretty wild in his jumperoo. Don’t they stop using this thing once they can walk? I will miss it! It’s great because it entertains him and keeps him contained haha! Here’s a video of him actually jumping in it!

Temper: The biggest thing, in my opinion, that’s affected this month is Kye’s temper. Mrs. Charlotte has always told me that Zach was a very whiny baby and I think Kye may have inherited this trait (they say what goes around comes around). He will be playing fine then suddenly get frustrated and pitch a little fit. He’s also started doing this when he wakes up in the middle of the night (which we had to deal with some this month, the first time it became an issue since he was 8 weeks old!) as well as when he wakes early from naps. We’ve just let him work it out on his own. He will thrash around the crib, arch his back, the works! Finally he’ll realize it’s not working (our only guess is that he’s mad b/c he wants to get up?) and he gets tired, grabs the paci and monkey, and goes back to sleep! During the day when he does it he’ll just randomly bust out crying, let out a yell, and throw his toys. Then he’ll get over it and keep playing. He even will get super mad when we don’t let him do something (like when I’m taking pictures and he wants to touch my camera). I really don’t like it! It seems so snotty!!! Hopefully it’s a phase and he’ll get past it. If anyone has any tips of what to do it’d be great! I was thinking that maybe he’s frustrated and that teaching him some signing may help? I heard that helps with temper issues? Here’s a pic of my angry child! And no, no video of this, but maybe I should take one to remind him someday of what he put us through haha

Dancing: He likes to break it down! He still loves his Laugh and Learn table (even after all the new Christmas stuff) and will push the button then dance to the song then stop and push another one and dance some more. Here’s a video showing off his skills (already a better dancer than mommy!) 

“No”: Kye may not be able to say much yet but he does communicate decently well with us about things. He’s gotten pickier with his eating and knows what he likes and what he doesn’t. If he doesn’t want to eat something, he lets you know about it! Here is a video of me trying to get Kye to eat something and how he will shake his head NO! If he accidentally gets something in his mouth that he doesn’t like (broccoli) he will CRY and keep his mouth open and continue to cry until you take it out haha! 

Doors: Kye’s favorite thing to do right now is open and close things. He enjoys the laptop on the Laugh and Learn table, the gate door on his baby gate, any drawers, and especially doors to rooms. He will open and close it over and over again and gets very frustrated when he closes it all the way where he can’t open it back up again! Yes, he’s had plenty of slammed fingers this month but it doesn’t seem to really phase him! Here’s a video of Kye opening and closing the door.

 

Wild Before Bed: I know a lot of books and such advise to be careful about making your child too hyper before bed time. The time before bed should be relaxing and soothing. Well, not at our house! Even if Kye is practically asleep at the dinner table he gets mega pumped for some bath-time. He’ll play like crazy (with his favorite duck toy especially) and then be sooo wild when we have some family time in his bed room. I have to chase him around the room with the lotion to put it on him (forget “massaging”). It takes both Zach and I to get his pjs on! Here’s a video of how wild he is! Yet right when we (usually Zach) lay him down in the crib we (typically) don’t hear a peep until 7 am! πŸ™‚ 

Holding Bottle, Sippy, Sharing: Before making the switch to sippys I knew it was time because Kye started holding the bottle on his own. Here is a video of it. Since switching to the sippy cup I’ve been so much happier! I love the Take and Toss cups! They are cheap (like $4 for 5 at ToysRUs), easy for Kye to hold, and they can fit 10 oz which is great! Here is a video of Kye practicing holding the sippy on his own. It’s also cute because it shows another thing he’s mastered this month: sharing! He is so sweet and tries to share stuff with everyone. He’s not always so great at letting go of the item, but at least he offers!

 

“MMM”: While eating (I’m LOVING the real food by the way, another switch I’m glad we made this month!) Kye is very expressive. I already mentioned that he lets us know when he doesn’t like something. Well, he also lets us know when he does! He will say “mmm” all the time! He started doing this on his own but now we’ll do it to get him to do it haha. I’ll especially say “mmm” when he tries a food I’m not sure he’ll like. I’m hoping it’ll trick him into like it haha. Here’s a video of Kye saying “mmm” while enjoying his yummy food!

Cruising: Yes, he cruises now! While I guess this is a sign of walking soon, I don’t really feel like he’s going to actually walk. Maybe I’m in denial about it? But I just don’t think he’s very close yet. He doesn’t cruise all the time and he can’t stand unsupported for more than like a 1/2 a second so I think it could be after his first birthday before he is actually walking but we’ll see! Here’s a video of my cruising man!

Shooting Hoops: Basketball is one of my least favorite sports. So duh, I wasn’t super pumped that Santa got Kye a basketball hoop for Christmas! It has turned into a pretty fun toy though! At first Kye just played with the little balls but now he makes baskets. It’s very cute and it’s fun to see him enjoy a true boy toy (if we have a girl next, this will not be a toy she gets to play with!!! haha)! Here’s a video of course! (can you tell from all the videos that my real camera wasn’t working this month…there will be a post to come on that!)

Signing: With communicating, I’ve always tried to teach Kye how to sign both “more” and “all done.” He has actually done this a couple times this month! It’s pretty exciting and I feel like he’s starting to understand! his “all done” sign has now turned into more of a “bye bye” but whatever! It works!

Dogs: Kye has always loved the dogs. But this month with him being sick (and me being sick) they have been SO awesome. They totally cheer him up and make him so happy! I’m so thankful we have them!!! Even though Kye did get his first piece of dog food this month (we caught it before it got swallowed though haha) While Kye can STILL not say “mama” he does say both “Sadie” and “Levi.” Of course, it’s one of those things that I can tell he’s saying it but I’m not sure other people can! I tried to get a video of him saying their names but I think he only managed to say “Sadie.” Check it out for yourself! At least it did capture how happy they make him, I love it and think EVERYONE should have a dog! πŸ™‚ 

 

Copying: Kye’s really become a copy-cat this month. I first realized it when we were at church and a little boy who was playing with Kye had some gum he was smacking. Kye started “chewing” gum too! It was so precious! He’ll also copy me when I put my arms up and say words. He’ll say: mmm, bye-bye, hey, dada, Sadie, and Levi πŸ™‚

Hiding things: I think Kye is starting to learn cause and effect and that when he can’t see something that it doesn’t mean it isn’t there! He’s been really into hiding things. He will put things under the pack and play in his play area and have fun trying to reach them! Here’s a video of him doing it as well as some pictures!

 

Tall Kid: I know Kye’s always been around the 90th percentile for length but he just seems SO tall now! He will stand up and be able to reach the top of his changing table (he adores opening all the drawers then pushing them all back in haha). It’s crazy to me! I remember my mom saying that she loved when I couldn’t reach the counters in the kitchen because she could hide things up there and not worry about me seeing them…I feel like at this rate Kye will be looking over the counters in no time!!!

 

Peek-a-boo: It’s continued to be a fun game with Kye this month, especially before bed where he will put his towel over his head a thousand times. He’s so fast with it that we don’t have time to say “where’s Kye?” half the time! We never really play it using our hands and I guess we should? But the towel works so great! I don’t often “hide” either, I let him do all the work haha. Here’s a video!

Reading: I mentioned in the baby-led weaning post that Kye came and sat next to me and read his book. He’s done this pretty often this month when we leave him alone. If we’re interacting with him he doesn’t go grab a book but if we’re just sitting there not really messing with him he’ll go pick it up and “read” it. This includes turning the pages and even talking some! I’m so glad he has a love of books and hope it never fades. Here’s a video I caught when I spied on him πŸ™‚

Climbing: I know that if we actually had trees in our yard that they’d be being climbed in the future! Kye will intentionally throw a toy over me so he has to crawl up and over my body to reach it. He has actually crawled all the way over the Tonka truck my mom got him. And he’s even climbed over the Laugh and Learn Table! One day I was in the kitchen and looked over to see him inside his toy box! haha

Eating: Since I stopped nursing all together this month, Kye has adjusted very well. He drinks 2 sippy cups of breast milk and 2 of formula a day. He still downs 8 oz at his 7, 11, and 7 feedings and drinks 6 at the 3 feeding. He has done well with the solids although he has his days where he just won’t eat much of them. We’ve realized with all the company and go-go-going with the holidays that Kye doesn’t do well in a loud environment (he never has really!). He just won’t eat because he’s too interested in everything else going on. Lately he’s been drinking 1/2 of the sippy then fussing so we give him solids and he finishes the sippy while eating the solids in the high chair. I think it’s a good thing as eventually he WILL drink while eating instead of drinking all the drink then eating the food ya know? I honestly don’t feel like Kye misses nursing at all. He was ready to move on, and so was I! Also I wanted to mention he RARELY pukes now πŸ™‚ It took 10 months but I hardly ever even need a burp rag. It’s AWESOME!

“Tada!” Kye will work to get a toy then when he has it he’ll hold it up in the air. Every time he does it Zach says “tada!” We now realize that he’s super proud of himself for being able to hold it in his hand and he’s wanting some recognition for his achievement. It’s funny how we all look at it differently. When he does it Zach always says “tada,” my mom says “so big!” and I say “arms up.” Whatever we may say about it, we all think it’s adorable!

 

“Bye Bye”: Kye’s biggest achievement this month has been waving bye-bye. Mr. Rusty and Mrs. Charlotte actually get the credit for this one as he was doing it when we got home from skiing. It’s been neat to see him learn it more and more. At first he’d only do it when we held his elbow, then he started doing it on his own but only when we did it too, then he’d do it at random times on his own, then when we said it he’d do it, then he started kinda talking when he did it, and now he’ll actually SAY “bye bye” and do it!!! Along with bye-bye he’s also learned how to give 5s (they are low 5s not high ones, and he’s also started giving 10s haha). And he also says “HEY” allll the time (several of the videos this month caught that one!) Here’s a video of Kye doing both bye-bye and giving 5s. Here is another video taken earlier in the month before he could actually say “bye-bye,” and here is one recently when he actually started saying it! So neat how so much changes in such a short time!!!


Personality: This month has been so great, the highlight obviously being Christmas! It’s been amazing to see Kye’s little personality really develop this month. While I don’t like some aspects of it (the temper) I do love how cute and fun he has become. His little noises and faces are just so precious and it’s such a joy to watch him interact with us and with the dogs. He keeps me fully entertained for sure!!!

 

 

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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3 Comments

  1. Rachael
    January 11, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    OMG these posts are so long I always have stuff to say but forget by the end!!! πŸ™‚ :)Teeth: Macy had 2 bottoms ones for al ong time but all 4 of her top teeth came in at once (thank goodness) Be ready for a change in eating- she didn't eat much when those came in.Playing: I saw a bruise on Macy's chest- I think it might have been from tickling- although it could be a million things! Luckily her helmet kept her from alot of head brusies.TEMPER! It get's worse. I have no advice, but I do say… "Macy that's enough" in a harsh tone and she usually dries up. I typically ignore her…. a lot…. Greg is a little more soft than I am πŸ™‚ Sometimes though I know she is just having a ROUGH day and snuggle with her a lot. When I tell her- not in the mouth she THROWS the toy down. I don't say anything- but maybe I should?? She understands- be gentle…This is so redneck but we use zip ties on our cabinets to keep Macy out. So far it has been fine- I mean- I really don't open up kitchen cabinets LOL…..Greg wasn't crazy about putting holes in the cabinets. I am SO paranoid about Macy losing a tip of her finger!!Macy does "more" and "all done" also! It is so cute…. but I don't think she really gets it yet. When we are done with a diaper change I say All done! and she waves her hands and smiles like THANK GOODNESS!LOL my dogs avoid Macy like the plague- unless of course she has food…Bye Bye is so fun- and he will start waving A LOT. Macy does it all the time, at nothing. Well at least I hope it's nothing and that she isn't seeing ghosts in our house!

  2. Stephanie
    January 11, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    I found your blog from a friend of a friend of a friend (you know how that story goes). I've been following you for almost a year now. I really enjoy reading, even though we have never met. My son, Kaedon, was born on March 3. This month, I had to comment because I'm experiencing some of the same issues that you are! Its nice to know that someone else knows where I am coming from!! I'd love to stay in contact with you! And good luck!

  3. Matt and Robyn
    January 14, 2010 / 1:25 am

    Okay – get ready – here comes my novel:1-The video of Kye and Zach scared the crap out of me, made me stare with my mouth wide open, and made me laugh all at the same time. Funny, but really freaked me out! The differences between what you do to boys and girls is amazing!2-Lorelai does the same crazy dancing! Maybe it's the age? Learning how to move their bodies and stuff? I dunno. There'll be a video on my new post if it'll ever load!3- I don't think that LL would have figured out the basketball thing by now – I really think that he's kind of ahead of her in a lot of ways!4- I LOVE him saying "hey"! I need to work with LL more on that. MEGA cute!

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