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January 21, 2014

At eleven months, Matthew weighs about 18 pounds. Last well baby checkup our pediatrician (Dr Lynn Jacoby) said his weight was pretty flat and starting to fall off his curve, so we've been relieved to see it increase again. Mind you, it's hard because he is VERY busy! If he isn't crawling, he's scooting around the furniture or walking holding onto someone's hands (or legs if they don't cooperate!). He'll use chairs big and small as a makeshift walker. I've learned to keep a close eye on him after he nearly pushed his highchair followed by the Roomba vacuum down the stairs. Throwing things is a favourite activity, especially down the stairs. Elizabeth likes to toss a ball back and forth, or play "hockey" with tupperware containers and serving spoons.


We had to put away the stress balls because Matthew ate chunks out of the soft foam. All our foam letters have significant teeth marks too. He loves to knock over towers of blocks and is starting to be able to stack one object on top of another.


He's gotten much pickier about his food, but always likes his grapes, crackers and arrowroots. Other things depend on the day - when he doesn't want to eat it he'll shake his head no violently. When he's hungry he lets us know by smacking his lips. Things he likes get a "yum" noise.


He's into the pointing at things phase. Mommy thought it was the cutest thing ever, until he started waving bye bye and blowing kisses. The kisses in particular are adorable. It's a good thing because he does not sleep well. If Mommy puts him down for a nap, we are lucky to get 20 minutes around 2pm, unless she cheats and uses the car. Daddy has better luck and can sometimes get two naps around an hour. But too often Matthew doesn't nap at all and only sleeps well at night if he's in physical contact with Mom or Dad. Sigh. We are hoping this is a teething issue - he's got five and there are four more that have been "coming" for weeks.


The bath has stopped being a place of screaming. Matthew splashes instead. This is good because we bathe him many times a day. Let's just say that the elimination communication is not working as well this time round...


Matthew also likes to have stories read to him now, although he doesn't quite understand that it's hard to read if you are constantly flipping the pages and yanking on the book. But he has definite favourites, brings them over to read and points to his favourite parts. He particularly likes "Doggies" by Sandra Boynton.


Matthew is standing independently now. He goes up and down (and up and down) the stairs - it's one of his favourite activities. Daddy says he slides down at warp nine! His comfort zone without mom or dad is huge (especially after baby Elizabeth who never went further than a metre or so). Matthew is quite comfortable heading off into other rooms, often in a quest to locate his sister. Or dadadadada...


January 18, 2014

Auntie Mary is heading back North, and we were lucky enough to have her stay with us for a whole day. We even made it out onto the canal!


Elizabeth was so excited to have Mary sleep over, though there were tears that she didn't stay for "enough sleepovers like when flat Grandma and Grandpa came to visit". Elizabeth says that when I get old, I have to go and live with Auntie Mary "up North" (so that Auntie Mary can look after me?) and Elizabeth will come and visit us. We're not sure what Daddy will be doing. But in the meantime, she's hoping Auntie Mary will have sleepovers for "lots of days".


Elizabeth was quite upset because she wanted Mary to come for her birthday party next month. She knows Mary lives "up North" and has gone to visit her at "that hippo place" in Wellesley many times. Therefore, she is firmly convinced that Wellesley must be North. "It's not THAT far, Mommy" she said. But there IS a rather big difference between Nunavut and Southern Ontario, after all! So long story short we agreed that Elizabeth could invite Mary to a "pre-birthday" with cake and balloons.




January 16, 2014

Matthew likes eating rice; Daddy does not like the aftermath... Matthew also likes to help in the kitchen now. Mommy has let him crack an egg, wash potatoes and add spices.


January 15, 2014
Photographic evidence: Matthew can stand up all by himself!

January 14, 2014

Elizabeth was complaining that her boots were a bit tight in October, so we bought her a second pair. And then when we got home we discovered that new boots were the same size as old boots! We thought about returning them but it seemed like more trouble than it was worth.


Now we are so glad to have two pairs of boots (and two pairs of snowpants!) Even when we aren't experiencing a quasi spring melt she comes home soaked. I gather there are sleds to play with at school and a favourite occupation is rolling down the snow hill.


I took these photos on the way home from school. Elizabeth jumped from puddle to puddle. "Look Mom!" she said "I'm walking on the trees!"


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