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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Oliver - 8 and a half months

OliverSo very very yummy. All softness and new skin and edible cheeks. I love you baby. Still loves the spinach - has now learnt to pull himself up to standing by holding our hands. He wants to stand ALL THE TIME. Still no sign of teeth - although sleep has been disrupted the last few nights - maybe it’s a sign of teething I don’t know. Also some distinctively “Emmmmah” sounds coming from him when he really wants me to pick him up or hold him. I am, of course, jumping to the logical conclusion that his first word of “mamma” is imminent. Ha ha ha. Our squirmy, smiley, bonny boy grows more beautiful and boisterous every day.
27th February, 2006
Check out more photos from Stevens parent’s recent visit. Much fun was had by all.

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Friday, February 24, 2006

10 Days

10 days without a posting - I think this is the longest yet dear friends and I have had good reason…

Oliver fell off the bed.

Now he was fine, it was a shock to us all, I was in the room, tunred for a second and there you had it thump. Singularly the worst moment of my life to date and one I haven’t been able to write about, until I had some time to get my head around it.
Now I know from the many many friends, that it’s a rite of passage and that it happens to everyone - a fact duly compounded by the same thing happening to our nanny the very next day - I kid you not. Although this time he fell off the changing table. Wah!

The little blighter is one wriggly man - with his confidence outstripping his caution by a significant factor. So now we are much more careful. We had a chastening trip to the Drs and all is well with the world. We are more humble and more careful, and I can’t think about it without feeling extreme anguish.

In other news - Valentines Day was a perfect delight with much festivities and laughter. The same of my birthday that was also celebrated with great gusto - on a long weekend to boot!

But our little man took a tumble and his mama needed a while to get past it. :-|

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Monday, February 13, 2006

July 24, 2004

Happy Valentine’s Day sweetheart.
Remembering our special unforgettable day.
I love you. Always yours. Sal.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Little Bear in Action

The crawlThis isn’t really illustrative of how Oliver appraoches the crawl. His is more a commando style maneuver, using one elbow for leverage and then kinda grasping at the floor with the other hand. All four limbs are not necessarily coordinated at this point.

Likes: Crawling, Papa blowing his nose, rustly paper, spinach, peaches, bathtime, playing with his ball.

Dislikes: The sound of our electric toothbrush, peas…

Oh - and breakthrough. Last night slept through from 9-6! I’ve said it before - and I’ll say it again - Woo hoo!

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Friday, February 3, 2006

The Crawl

It has finally happened. It was just a matter of time and now the dawn of a new era is upon us. Oliver is crawling. Commando style he shifts across the floor and can make it from one side of the room to the other - slowly and in pursuit of a noisy colorful object and with lots of clapping and encouragement, but make it he does. So now we have to do the sweep of the house to ensure all dangers are safely tidied away. Thankfully he’s not exactly speedy so far so we’re in good shape.
In other news - the giggling continues - usually stimulated by rustling sounds of some sort which he finds fall-on-the-floor hilarious. Not sure I see the humor - but the laughter is certainly infectious. Peek a boo is also a favorite and the all-seasonal “There were ten in the bed” song never fails to instill delight.
Life moves forward apace and Spring is springing, at least I think it is, kind of hard to tell in sunny Southern California. Tonight it was foggy and felt wintery, but the mornings are getting lighter earlier which is a blessing for Steven on those rare occasions that the morning walk happens at 6am instead of the usual 5.30am.
On the menu this week - mangoes, egg yolks and yoghurt - plain. Not all at once obviously. He’s not sure about the latter, but if I disguise it well with banana it seems to go down alright.
We had a sitter this week, I am pathetic and insisted we go home by 9.30pm in case he woke up and needed nursing. Sad but true, these days are numbered. i haven’t missed a bedtime yet and I feel quite self-satisfied and smug about it. I’ll enjoy it while I can :)

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