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Babysitting Ben

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 17, 2009 8:37:25 AM

I can't believe it's already been 10 months since Emmett was born, yet it still seems like so long ago.� This past Sunday, James, Emmett and I went to Shawn and Sara's to babysit one-month old Ben while they went out for a lunch date, and it seemed like such a flash back.

I also realized how much easier it is to look after a one-month old than it is a 10-month old.� My gosh!� It's crazy to think about how our lives have evolved in 10 months.

[caption id="attachment_1079" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Checking out his cuz "]Ben, Emmett[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1082" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Sleepy Ben"]Ben, Pamela[/caption]




 



[caption id="attachment_1081" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="James pacifying Ben"]James, Ben[/caption]

 



Oh, what Shawn and Sara are in for in 9 months ...

Age Timer: 10 months
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Topics: Weekly Updates, family, infant, cousin, babysitting

Mr. Sippy

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 13, 2009 8:57:51 AM

About a couple of months ago, I started getting ready for the weening-off-the-bottle-to-sippy-cup phase.� I bought some transitional sippy cups from Munchkin (which have a soft spout made of a silicon material similar to Emmett's bottle's nipples) and even the real things, planning to be fully prepared.� When I first gave Emmett the transitional sippy, his reaction was basically, "What the heck is this thing?" which then of course resulted in frustration and the cup bouncing off the floor.� I decided to put it away and try it again another day.

Well, "another day" turned out to be today, and I'm happy to report some mild success!� Watch as Emmett investigates and tests his sippy.

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[caption id="attachment_1075" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Investigating the Sippy"]Baby, Sippy Cup [/caption]

So far, they seem to be working out great!� No leaking, easy-to-grip.� I definitely recommend them if you're looking for a training cup.� Check 'em out here.

Age Timer: 10 months
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Topics: Milestones, Firsts, sippy cup

The Apple Remedy

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 11, 2009 8:13:32 AM

Emmett spent last weekend up in Maine with Gran Lucy and Grandpa Mac to give James and I some time alone to celebrate our 2-year (dating) anniversary.� While it was fun to do some adult things like go out to dinner in Harvard Square, have intelligent conversation and see a movie at the theater, I'm not gonna lie - I missed the little goober.

Of course he just had to do some growing while we were away.� Lucy noticed a budding tooth in the front, top row of his gums while he was in her custody, which has without a doubt contributed to his crankiness this week.� Luckily though, Lucy also came up with what I'm calling the apple remedy: a semi-peeled apple for Emmett to chew on, which really does the trick.�� It keeps him occupied, and it feels good on his gums.� A lifesaver!� Check out the apple remedy in action:

[caption id="attachment_1069" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Tart!"]Baby Eating Apple[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1070" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="The Apple Remedy"]Baby, Apple[/caption]

In other news, it's my sister's (Aunt Adrienne) birthday today.� Happy Birthday, A!

Age Timer: 9 months, 3 weeks
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Topics: birthday, Weekly Updates, Milestones, family, anniversary, teething, toofers

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