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Gordie update

Fri Jul 20, 2007 Miss Vicky 

A new perspective

We're probably overdue for an update on Gordie (aside from the "look at our son the media star" thread, of course). He's a little over 9 months now, and growing up faster than I could have imagined. I took the picture you see above last week, the day he started to crawl. He's getting better at it every day. He's pulling himself up to stand, too - on pretty much everything he can. This results in a few too many head bonks, on the coffee table especially. And we had to put the crib mattress down, after I went to check on him and found him standing up, clinging to the side (!).

He's eating really well - pretty much anything we give him. We're moving from pureed stuff to small chunks that he can grab and shovel in himself. He likes this immensely, as does Winston, who makes himself useful by cleaning up the mess below the high chair. I want to thank the Gastropub for giving me the idea of a sweet potato-rhubarb puree. We all enjoy it, only the Webgeek and I have it with bison steak.

Gordie's a pretty happy-go-lucky kid. He is generally game for whatever we decide to do. He was fantastic at Bluesfest, bopping away on his blanket, flirting like mad with everyone around us, and falling asleep in the stroller so Webgeek and I could enjoy the late shows. He seems to be reaping the benefits of those early Kindermusik classes - this kid's got some rhythm!

Bluesfest Hat

The months of Miss Vicky's maternity leave are flying by. I can't say I'm looking forward to returning to work. We have started discussions with some other Hintonburg and West Wellington parents about starting up a co-op day care. It will be a lot of work, but a good experience for us all, I think. There is not a lot of institutional daycare for infants in the 'burg, so we are creating our own spaces. There are some wonderful families involved, and we are looking forward to the little community we are creating.

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amckay Jul 25, 2007 06:37 PM said:

Crawling is only a short distance from climbing - and that's when all hell breaks lose! Have fun and enjoy every moment of it! It's the best kind of "hell" you'll ever experience :-)

We may be interested in a co-op day care depending on how the work on #3 progresses :-)

Miss Vicky Jul 26, 2007 09:33 AM said:

I think there is so much interest in this we might have to start a few! There is a max of 6 kids in the model we're looking at.

I am so not looking forward to the climbing.... Right now I'm just wishing that G would stop trying to sit up when he's under the coffee table

amckay Aug 13, 2007 05:42 PM said:

When our #2 started walking, he could run right under the dining room table. Then he grew a bit and it took him a few weeks to figure out that he could no longer run under the table at top speed ... WHACK!

Miss Vicky Aug 13, 2007 07:53 PM said:

G is a little big now for his exersaucer trick. Sometimes he gets stuck in there. He's STARTING to get it.... but not quite yet.

[Edited By Miss Vicky Aug 13, 2007 07:55 PM]

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