Posts made in October, 2009

Witness the Fitness!

Posted on Oct 31, 2009 | 2 comments

Watch in awe as May prepares for London 2012. She bounces up and down herself. I’m only supporting her. Supporting her almost 16 lbs. Bouncing. Bouncing. All day long. Why aren’t I as fit as she is? (Don’t answer that.)

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Best husband ever!

Posted on Oct 30, 2009 | 2 comments

Here’s where we went: Fariyhill Absolutely gorgeous. Very romantic. May didn’t miss us in the slightest. And, of course, the one thing I forgot to put on the list of infinite solutions to possible baby disasters was missing: How to release the brakes on the stroller. Her Nana figured it out. I don’t think she actually needed a list at all.

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Sneaky Getaway

Posted on Oct 29, 2009 | 1 comment

Tonight, my husband and I abandon May for the night. The entire night. He is taking me away to a surprise location for the evening. May will stay in the loving and spoiling arms of her Nana in Wales. I made out a ridiculously long list of instructions for my MIL. It was so long, I had to apologize as I handed it over. “It’s not that I don’t think you know how to do all these things,” I sputtered. The list sounded much like any paranoid mother’s list. If I summed it up, it would read, “Feed her and she will sleep.” Instead, it was a single-spaced,...

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Posted on Oct 28, 2009 | 0 comments

From an early age, I chatted endlessly to May. I say early because I really came into my own when we came home. The hospital felt stifling and as a parent you always have someone within range. Nurses are very caring, but their stream of suggestions also instills doubt, or in me, uncomfortable self-consciousness. What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life, has a fascinating chapter about how language forms. Author Lise Eliot surely did not write it for parents of children with brain damage, but it is a very encouraging and fascinating read...

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This week I’m… (update)

Posted on Oct 26, 2009 | 0 comments

May’s birthday list of achievements fails to recognize some of her cognitive developments. Of course, I have a totally unbiased assessment of my 0.5 year-old daughter’s cognitive abilities. I find that games, such as Peek-a-Boo (a very technical and complex game of skill), garners more laughter. She also giggles at sounds she likes. Only a week ago, she only laughed when tickled, so this really is a new development. Besides pausing in the middle of baby songs, she is responding to countdowns. Anticipating music and countdowns is something I started doing with May at the beginning...

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