With William being a day away from being 10 months old, it was definitely time to give him some soft whole foods cut into baby manageable pieces. Candy tried some strawberries with him yesterday. At first he found them too tart, so she heated them up a bit to bring out their natural sugars and he liked them more. So I brought more cut up strawberries for him for daycare.
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I know William likes exploring every bit of the floor area at the church nursery. So it was a great day for him to be sent with his new shoes. I was able to put them on him without him fussing too much while at home and they stayed so he could show them off to the nursery teachers.
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I’d been told by Mirabel and Candy that it was time to get William some shoes, both to help him as he tries to walk and as sometimes he goes outside where the pavement can be rough on feet. So I headed to Buy Buy Baby so we could try some on. I was delighted to see Joyce who helped when I went to make my baby registry. I had happened to have William covered in his stroller, so I asked her to guess if I’d had a boy or girl. She guessed boy, then I uncovered him and introduced her to my son.
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One of the most amazing parts of watching a baby grow and develop has been hearing the bits of words Williams has said. His first was dadada then bababa. For this reason dada (dad/daddy) and baba (bottle) have been our prediction for what his first true word will be.
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Today William and I arrived at Almaden Hills United Methodist Church early to help with the set up for the backpack stuffing for National Night Out. We ended up being so early that we were there before the set up, so we went to visit with Children’s Ministry Director Peggy Joy. Peggy even had a had for him as he was too young to attend Vacation Bible School a few weeks ago and get his own hat. Peggy admired the quilt I brought with him, which had been made by the Quilting Group of my church.
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Matt and I had not been to J. Lohr Winery in a long time. The last time I had been was when my mother had come to town two years ago for Mother’s Day and she, Candy and I all went together. As I was pregnant with William at the time I could not drink, yet we still had a good time. Matt’s last visit had even been longer than that. So we looked forward to going now as I would be able to enjoy the tasting with Matt.
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How could it be that so much time has gone by? I’m so amazed by the fact that William grows up and changes before our eyes. The topic of memory, what he learns and retains at this age (and other ages) has always been one that’s fascinating to me.
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Today in honor of William’s 9 month birthday, I did something I have rarely done, attempted a month shoot on the actual day he attained that many months. Matt warned me that he thought William wasn’t in the mood for it, yet I went ahead to try to take some pictures.
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Candy mentioned that William should really be enjoying his Gerber Puff cereal, both in terms of texture and flavor. The few times we’ve given it to him he wasn’t a huge fan, however, I decided to let him have another try with them.
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One of the best parts about having William go to daycare is how many different experiences he can have there. Mirabel has a house full of toys for young kids of all ages. When she asked me if she should try a baby walker with him, I of course said OK, eager to see how he would do with it.
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