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Santa Baby

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Dec 17, 2009 2:54:41 PM

Well, the holidays are officially underway, and as always, I'm super behind on my Christmas shopping.� We have, however, managed to get the stockings hung, the tree (delivered by James' parents from Maine) up and decorated and our holiday cards safely to their destinations.� Although I wish I could send a card to everyone I know, it's simply not possible, so here's a peak for everyone to see:

Holiday Card 2009

Yes, Emmett has a full-out Santa suit.� Yes, this was the best picture I could get of him in it, even after two photo shoots on separate occasions.� Now I understand why people take their kids to professional photographers.� It was literally impossible to get a quality picture of Emmett smiling that also showed off the Santa suit.

[caption id="attachment_1107" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Santa Baby"]Santa Baby[/caption]

In developmental milestone news, Emmett is officially only a month away from his first birthday.� He now has six teeth -- four on the top and two on the bottom in the front -- and as of earlier this week, he weighs 21 lbs, 11 oz.

He's getting more adventurous about his standing, too.� If you let go of him he can stand without help for a few seconds, and if you hold one of his hands, he'll walk around with you.�� He can also now climb onto the chair in our living room by himself, which means he now garners a lot more attention from me.� Can I say the cliche thing?� He's seriously growing up so fast!� After much hesitation, I even gave him his first (very) overdue haircut tonight - just a little off the sides.

For more pictures from Emmett's Santa Baby photo shoots, check out the Flickr set here.

Age Timer: 11 months
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Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, holidays, Events, haircut, santa baby, Christmas, baby, santa suit, standing

I Need Your Vote! http://bit.ly/votepam

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Dec 11, 2009 4:01:15 AM

* UPDATE:� I won!� Thanks to everyone who voted.� Tune into http://HubSpot.TV on Thursday, 12/31 at 4 p.m. EST. *

Hi Little Baby Lump readers!� Now, I seldom - or never - usually use this blog as a soapbox to promote my own personal endeavors, but I could really use your help (and I apologize if you're disappointed).

I'm in the running to co-host my company's weekly marketing podcast, HubSpot TV on New Years Eve day with Karen Rubin, and in order to secure my spot, I need your vote!� So, if you would all be so kind, would you mind heading over to http://bit.ly/votepam and clicking the up arrow next to my name before 3 p.m. EST today?

I'd greatly appreciate it.� Also, play no attention to the vote count on the site.� The voting interface is screwy and it doesn't indicate the actual vote count, but I was told last night that I'm in second place, so I could really use your help pushing me to the top!

The winner will be announced on today's live episode of HubSpot TV at 4 p.m. EST.� If you're even slightly interested in marketing news, I'd actually encourage you to watch it anyway at http://hubspot.tv.

Again, you can cast your vote at http://bit.ly/votepam.

For those of you who came to the site expecting an update and cute photos of Emmett, here's one to tide you over :)

[caption id="attachment_1096" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="the baby at the end of the tunnel"]Baby, Tunnel[/caption]

Thanks for your help!

Age Timer: 10 months, 3 weeks
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Topics: Announcements, Polls, poll, vote

And The Crowd Goes Wild!

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Dec 2, 2009 9:35:27 AM

Well, maybe just Emmett.� He's learned to clap in the past week, and honestly, it's all the kid wants to do, whether the timing is appropriate or not.� Whatever - it's darn cute...

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Emmett was learning to clap while we were visiting my family in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving last week.� It was the first time my family was all together since Emmett and Gus were born, and the first time my extended family met Gus, so it was a lot of fun.� Gus is a lot more interactive than the last time I visited with him, so it was interesting to see the two babies get along.� Although most of the interactions between them involved Emmett sitting on and poking at Gus' face, it was great to have them both in the same room.


Some highlights in pictures:




[caption id="attachment_1087" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett attempts a game of Patty Cake with Gus"]baby cousins[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1088" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Gus tells a very engaging story to Emmett, Aunt Lulu & Gran-D"]Gus tells a very engaging story to Emmett, Aunt Lulu and Gran-D[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1089" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Gran-D jumpstarts Emmett's gambling problem"]baby, slot machine[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1090" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Nana causes Gus to make odd facial expressions"]grandma, grandson, baby[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_1091" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett practices his clapping"]grandfather, grandsons, babies[/caption]


The babies' first Thanksgiving was a big success in my opinion.� And if Emmett were still in my belly, he would've been about the size of a 20 lb. turkey :)� Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving!


To view more pictures from Thanksgiving, check out my Thanksgiving '09 set on Flickr.


Age Timer: 10 months, 2 weeks

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Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, family, holidays, video, Firsts, holiday, clapping

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