A Long Overdue Update

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jan 29, 2011 4:17:00 AM

young-em-gusOne moment while I brush the dust off this blog. Okay, we're back in business ...

So much to fill you in on! Where do I start? When last I posted, Emmett had finally started saying 'mamma,' and while he still sometimes prefers


Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, Firsts

Emmett Says 'Mamma!'

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 17, 2010 12:47:00 PM

mammaIt's official, and there's no disputing it this time: Emmett has totally made me the happiest mom ever, saying 'mamma' for the first time while we were sitting on the couch last Friday night watching TV.

Okay -- so I may have prompted him to


Topics: Milestones, Firsts

Where Did They Go?

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 3, 2010 2:50:00 PM

It may have taken Emmett a little bit longer than others his age to jump on the talking bandwagon, but it seems he's hit quite a turning point recently. Starting to speak in full sentences and mimicking almost anything we say (EXCEPT any form of 'mom' -- can you tell I'm bitter?), his favorite new question is, "Where did they/it/he go?" He's even got the hand motions down pat!

See for yourself in this recent video from Nana and Gran-D ...


Topics: Milestones

Little Swimmer

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Aug 9, 2010 12:42:07 PM

Admittedly, a lot of my free time lately has been taken up by wedding planning (awesome for me, not so great for my blog readers).� I'm sure any mom understands this, but having a kid (or kids) makes it extremely difficult to find time to do everything you wish you could.� Luckily, I've been able to motivate myself to squeeze running into my schedule (I used to be a pretty dedicated runner before I got pregnant), and as I said, with the wedding planning, unfortunately my blog has taken a back seat.� Not that I'm going to convert my blog into a place for wedding chatter in any sense, but for those interested, the wedding planning is going along quite swimmingly. We have the venue, the date, the officiant, a wedding website and I even found the dress!

[caption id="attachment_1238" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett and Dad"]toddler and father[/caption]

I've partially justified my lack of blogging by the fact that Emmett isn't hitting the milestones as freqently as he did as a baby.� Still, there have definitely been some developments:

  1. He's been all about the babbling for quite some time, but he has also been slightly behind on his vocabulary.� Lately though, he's really been excelling on the talking front. He can now say hi, bye, dad, one, two, blue, choo choo, ball, wow, wee and eye.� Am I forgetting anything, James?

  2. He's developing quite a little sense of humor.�� He fakes sneezes when we sneeze, and he's just a goofball in general.

  3. He loves to dance. Like -- loves it.� He dances whether or not there's music, and I'm pretty sure he's already a better dancer than I am.� This kid's got moves.� I can't wait to catch him on video.

  4. He now weighs about 28 lbs, and he's half an inch shy of 3 feet tall.

  5. He likes to swim.� We've been taking parent-toddler swim classes at the Fitness and Recreation Center at Boston University, and he's definitely a fan.

[caption id="attachment_1239" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Emmett the swimmer"]toddler and mom at the pool[/caption]

Also, can you believe Emmett is already a year and a half old?� It's unreal ...

Age Timer: 18 months, 3 weeks

Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, talking, dancing, wedding, swimming

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