Ever since I put a date tracker on my phone, I’ve been looking forward to this day. William is exactly 100 days away from his first birthday. Though I have many, many photos of him, I used this one, of him looking at Candy at only a few weeks old with a look of intelligence and perhaps a little contemplation in his eyes.
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One of the questions I get most often about William is how he’s sleeping, in particular if he’s sleeping through the night. Sometimes he does, sometimes he does not. When he doesn’t it’s mostly just one wake up, which really isn’t that bad at all. Matt, William and I all enjoy that he’s able to get more uninterrupted sleep overall.
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One of the best parts of talking William to the nursery in church is that there is usually at least one other child to play with him. Today in service a mom and dad were there with their three kids, two of whom went to children’s ministry classes and one of whom was a baby in a stroller. At one point the baby was crying and would not stop and I remember thinking how cool it would be if they found their way over the nursery. To my delight, when I went to pick up William, it turns out they had indeed found the nursery.
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When we took William to the doctor, yesterday, she had told us that not only was he through the worst of his cold, but she expected him to be through it quickly. We were all looking forward to him being back to healthy soon. Mirabel gave him extra love knowing he was still feeling a bit under the weather.
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Even though William has been very healthy so far, for which we are, of course, grateful, we did expect him to get sick from time to time. Over the last few days he’d had a stuffy nose and was even hitting himself on the side of his head. We didn’t know if he was teething, sick or was having something else going on, however, we decided it was a good idea for him to see a doctor.
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William once again is right on track according to these listings. There’s a few things we need to get him to stop doing, rolling when we change his diaper, and trying to grab at Inky, who we refer to as his fur sister, both of which he does quite often.
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I know I keep saying it in this blog, but it really just amazes me so much how fast time is passing for William’s first year. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating his Father to Be Day with me still pregnant, and now it’s his first Father’s Day with his son. I made sure to make a special chalk sign to celebrate.
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A few weeks ago we’d been invited to a birthday party for a dear friend and his wife. The invitation had originally read adults only. However, as it got closer to the event, the hosts decided to open it up to children as well, so we decided to go and take William. We had thought he would be the only child younger than a toddler, however, soon after we arrived I was told to have him go say hello to the other baby there.
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It’s not surprising that we were given so many bibs at my baby shower. Mealtime is definitely one of the most messy parts of William’s day. As he’s learning about food tastes and textures and getting more involved in the process, his food tends to go all over the place. Here he is trying to feed himself directly with the spoon.
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William amazes me literally every day with how he’s developing. One of the most interesting parts of his development is seeing him grab onto things and use them to take a few tentative steps.
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