Category Archives: Milestones

Pi(e) Day

The less geeky readers of this blog may not have realized that today was Pi Day (pi rounding to 3.14, noting also that this year’s was extra special because of the bonus digits). It wasn’t planned at all, but Vivi … Continue reading

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Two Year Checkup

Vivi’s 2-year well visit to her pediatrician was this week – a whole month behind. “We’ll call you when we’re putting the schedule together,” they said. Yeah, right. And by the time I called them, well, the appointment was a … Continue reading

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Vivian Turns Two

Friday was Vivian’s birthday! (She has, by all accounts, been in “terrible twos” mode for months now. I’m excited that we finally have a new digit to show for it.) Behold the photo recap of the festivities. I hope you … Continue reading

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Moo-Cow Milk

I like this picture from a couple of weeks ago. Baby, cat, and – look closely – you can see the dog’s ears there behind the cat, too. I have a popular lap, especially on chilly mornings. Anyway… Vivian is … Continue reading

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Pearly Whites

The baby’s drool the last couple weeks has been like a fountain. Sure enough, a couple of days ago one of Vivian’s bottom canines broke the surface. The other side looks like it’s just below the gum line, too. Canines! The … Continue reading

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We are still alive! … and Vivian is one year old!

Hi there! How are you? We’re great. Somehow, we landed in the US and I immediately dropped the blog. I could go through the whole ‘why that probably happened’ thing, but it doesn’t really matter, does it? And then I … Continue reading

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Sitting (A Work in Progress)

Oh, you know, just sitting here on the sofa. Hangin’ out. No, she certainly can’t get into a seated position on her own, and yeah, she definitely has to be supervised (especially on the sofa!) because she’ll topple over before … 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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Starting Solids

It was a big day: Vivian had her first “solid” “meal” today. In other words, she swallowed a couple of teaspoons’ worth of rice mush, and smeared an equal or greater amount around on her face. Whee! We attempted to … Continue reading

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Viv on Video: Giggling

I buy things on the Internet. It is a habit I’ve had for some time, but since we’ve been living in Japan and had a baby, this habit has… escalated somewhat. I hardly ever buy things locally for a laundry … Continue reading

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