Category Archives: Life + Baby

Chores + Vocabulary Confusion

Vivian is a handful. I haven’t spent all that much time with very many babies / toddlers, so I can’t really say whether she is more demanding of attention than an average kiddo her age. What I can say is … Continue reading

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Snow Day

We got hit pretty hard with that winter storm here in southeastern Virginia last night. Hard enough that I had to dig a trench for the dog to go do his business. No worries though. Vivian and I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Vivian Moves to America, Pt. I

Our baby is going to be completely traumatized. Her whole world has been turned upside down, and it’s going to get even crazier before it gets better again. First, on Sunday, we sold some of her favorite things. Mainly the … Continue reading

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Catching Up on Month Four + “Pthbbbt”

Ack! It’s been a little while since I posted, huh? Sorry about that. Let’s get caught up here… In the last two weeks, Vivian improved her solids-consumption techniques drastically, though she’s certainly no pro just yet. She ate three additional … Continue reading

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Three Months Old!

In all the literature I was reading up to and just past Vivian’s birth, the three month birthday sounded like something out of a fairy tale. According to just about everything, three month old babies magically start sleeping all night, … Continue reading

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Fisher Price Does, In Fact, Produce Zen

I don’t think we are anywhere near sleeping through the night, yet. Vivian is closing in on three months old, and I have heard that *some* babies are able to sleep eight hours at that age. Since I wrote, at … Continue reading

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Giggles, and Also Wailing

Does she not have the most ridiculous smile? When she flashes one of these, it’s impossible not to smile back. After a week or so of proto-laughter, B and I agreed Vivian’s first official giggle occurred yesterday evening. This was … Continue reading

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Eight Weeks Old!

For her 8-week “birthday” yesterday, Vivian gave us a gift: she slept last night for six straight hours. Amazing. We shall see if it was a fluke or the start of a wonderful new era. (This stretch of sleep brought to you … Continue reading

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Five O’Clock

It’s one if those quirky Japan things: every day at 5 pm, our neighborhood loudspeakers play a tune. We call it, unoriginally, the “five o’clock song.” Vivian seems to hate this song. Ok, most likely it has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Three Weeks Old!

Today marked Vivian’s third whole week in the world. Yay! The big update is that, upon our return visit to the Navy doc this week, she is up to 9.0 lbs. That means basically a full pound gained in a … Continue reading

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