Cy: Ten Months

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Sweet little man, This morning, you were pretty fussy. So we took your pictures with your Lovie-a soft square of giraffe print fabric that the Allen Birthing Center sent home with you when you were born. You've always loved to feel soft fabric; even as a tiny newborn giving you an edge of blanket to hold would help you calm down and relax. Now whenever you get your Lovie, you put your thumb in your mouth right away and hold Lovie in your other hand. As you're falling asleep for a nap or … [Read more...]

Cy: Nine Months

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Cyguy, The name of your game this month is move--go, go, go! I could not get one picture where you were laying still looking at the camera. You love to move. Getting your diaper changed is your least favorite thing ever because you have to lay still (and my least favorite because it's SO hard to get you to lay still!) You are crawling faster and faster, and getting your knees underneath you more often. You are pulling up and standing always and everywhere. You are starting to occasionally … [Read more...]

Cy: Eight Months

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My little Cy guy, You are on the move. Crawling everywhere faster than I think you can. You mostly still have an army-style tummy crawl, but sometimes I see you thinking about getting your knees up underneath you. You are so determined with your crawling--if I take something you shouldn't have away from you and set it on the other side of me, you just crawl up and over my legs to try to get it. You are not deterred by a barrier. You have also started to pull up on anything you can. You love … [Read more...]

Cy: Seven Months

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Dear Cy, Each month gets more and more fun. You have such a sweet personality. We love you so much. This month was the dreaded sleep-training month. After you turned 6 months old, we started teaching you to sleep in your own crib. We chose a Wednesday night to start. The first night you did great. The second night was the hardest, you were awake and fussing/crying off and on in the middle of the night for an hour and a half. Then you fell asleep, but only for a bit before you woke up … [Read more...]

Farmers Branch Aquatics Center – Indoor Swimming!

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Disclosure: The Farmers Branch Aquatics Center provided my family with a day pass for indoor swimming and compensated my time writing this post.  Sunday was a gray and rainy day. Everyone was feeling a little blah from post-Halloween-let-down. In other words, Sunday was a perfect day to recreate some summer fun at the indoor swimming pool of the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center. Thanks to the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center for inviting us to tour the facility and swim! The Farmers Branch … [Read more...]