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Letter to X on His 3rd Birthday

Dear X, I ended my last birthday letter to you this way, “You are easy to love.  You are a delight.  I have learned from you once again how to play and delight in the world around me.”  Would it be terrible to say that this year can be summed up the same way and … Continue reading

Letter to X on His 2nd Birthday

Dear Baby X, You’ll be 2 in the morning.  I guess I should move on from calling you “Baby X” on the blog.  Tonight, you had a hard time going to bed, which doesn’t happen often.  You seemed to have gotten caught up in the sleep sack and were very upset, so I went in … Continue reading

Baby X: 12 Months

Baby X: 12 Months

  Whew.  One year of posts!  I didn’t let you down, little second child.  (or, I didn’t fail my own likely skewed expectations of how to honor a second child?) The last post is only a week late.  You can’t fault me for being somewhat in denial that my baby isn’t really a baby, right? … Continue reading

Baby X: 11 Months

Baby X: 11 Months

I’ve entered complete denial mode over having an almost-1 year old.  He doesn’t seem too happy about it either.  (Literally the only on-his-back picture I could get this month.) My photography assistant wasn’t that great at keeping her brother happy and lying on his back, but she was sure cute and sweet! At eleven months, … Continue reading

Baby X: 10 Months

Baby X: 10 Months

We’re a couple days late because X’s 10 month birthday fell one day before his big sister’s 3rd birthday!  We threw her a fun party with a few friends and neighbors.  We were busy all weekend with preparations and celebrations, and X had a good time to boot.  At one point, he crawled over to … Continue reading

Baby X: 9 Months

Baby X: 9 Months

You spent nine months growing inside of me, and you’ve been with us on the outside for nine months, Baby X! Thanks to our friend E for helping get a nice picture of X this month!  Please pardon my shoe/leg interference. I was on the ground to help keep the little man happy for the picture. … Continue reading

Baby X: 8 Months

Baby X: 8 Months

Two posts in one day!  (If you subscribe to my posts via email, you probably didn’t see the extra picture I added of KLC earlier that shows the comparison of her hair at 2 years old to her hair a few months later.  If that interests you, click over to the last post to see it.) Month … Continue reading

Baby X: 7 Months

Baby X: 7 Months

Was everyone pretty upset with me for not having this post out yesterday on Baby X’s actual 7 month birthday?  I was rather disturbed at myself for not realizing what day it was until after 5 PM as we were watching football with new friends.  The weird thing was that I knew it was the … Continue reading

Baby X: 6 Months

Baby X: 6 Months

Whoa buddy!  We blinked, and you’re 6 months old! I’ve been trying to maintain similar cropping of the X-on-the-elephant pictures, but he now looks like a giant when I crop in so close.  You’re a big man, Charlie Brown.  (Sorry about the photo-bombing hair.) Speaking of Elephant Pictures, here’s the one I didn’t post from … Continue reading

Baby X: 5 Months

Baby X: 5 Months

Baby X is five months old! We’re in Michigan with T’s extended family, enjoying our last day of lake time before we fly home tomorrow. Consequently, I don’t want to spend too much time on this post, nor do I have my usual picture-taking setup. But I also don’t want to ruin my streak of … Continue reading