- Chicago, Illinois, USA
- January 23
- I am a graduate student working on political philosophy. And since her birth on Saint Patrick's Day 2009, I am Abby's stay-at-home father.
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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 6:26AM
Abby continues to surprise and delight us with her talking.
A couple of highlights from the last week include her demanding that a friend "share," by which she meant "give that to me." Another particularly cute instant came when she was pulling her clothes from her drawer and… Read full post »
OCTOBER 28, 2010 8:18PM
I've obviously been remiss in posting as of late, and this won't really be a proper post either. It's just a quick update on memorable things that Abby has been up to, so we can remember them for posterity.
Today she saw a neighbor's puppy, and right now she's in her… Read full post »
JULY 27, 2010 5:23PM
I know, I know. It's been a long time since I posted. Well we have been too busy living life to write about living life.
The big news on Abby is her talking. She's using a lot of new words, including "Elmo," "Eww," "blueberry" (which she pronounces ba-ba-ey).… Read full post »
JUNE 16, 2010 6:43AM
Abby is really starting to take talking seriously.
She is learning new words at the rate of about one every two to three days. Some notables are as follows (I will list the word and how she pronounces it.):
flower - "fwowy" She loves flowers. I take her on long… Read full post »
MAY 28, 2010 9:26AM
Abby loves books.
I've said it before, but it's worth saying again.
For at least the last several weeks, she has been doing something that is exceptionally cute. If you are sitting on the floor, she will grab a book, and with an excited grin on her face toddle over to you.… Read full post »
MAY 24, 2010 3:54PM
Abby had a bit of a mishap at day care yesterday.
First off, she is absolutely fine, so there's no need to worry.
So, I got a call from the caregiver (I'll call him "F.") yesterday afternoon. And let me tell you, there's no faster way to get adrenaline into your system… Read full post »
MAY 23, 2010 6:55AM
Abby is a determined explorer.
And by determined, I mean that once she gets it into her head that she wants to explore a given area or object, she gets very upset if you she isn't allowed to do so. And Abby's being upset is getting more and more like a… Read full post »
MAY 11, 2010 5:11PM
Abby is very smart.
No really, she is. She can stack her ten nested cups in the proper order, and she can also nest them again. She's become quite proficient at completing her Melissa and Doug puzzles as well. She's really fast with the African animals puzzle… Read full post »
APRIL 28, 2010 7:15AM
Abby is a learning machine.
She had a big week with lots of accomplishments and progress.
Last Friday when I picked her up from daycare, she walked over to me. It was all I could do not to burst into tears on the spot. For some reason the walking is hitting… Read full post »
APRIL 19, 2010 7:44AM
Abby loves to eat.
The big news as of late has been Abby's transition from the bottle to solid food. I can happily announce that she sits for three meals a day and is down to just one bottle, which we give her just before she goes to sleep.
Her absolute favorite… Read full post »
APRIL 3, 2010 7:39PM
Abby learned a very valuable lesson on Thursday (4/1).
You never know what might happen when you press a strange button.
Mommy was watching Abby explore the foyer which is usually blocked off with a safety gate. During this excursion into unknown territory, she encountered an intriguing little white b… Read full post »
MARCH 26, 2010 2:07PM
Abby is now a one-year-old.
It's been a while since my last post, and the time has been well spent. Abby has been to the doctor, visited her grandparents (my parents) in South Carolina, met her great-grandmother for the first time and had a birthday party. Among other firsts… Read full post »
MARCH 11, 2010 8:07AM
Abby can walk.
...for short distances...when she feels like it.
Yesterday (March 10) was the big day, and I got it on video. She has been doing this sort of stumbling fall for the last week or so, but yesterday, she stood, took a step, stopped, took four more steps to Mommy… Read full post »
MARCH 3, 2010 6:40AM
Abby will soon be a one-year-old.
And I must admit that this is difficult for me. She's simply not a little baby anymore. She's a toddler.
And speaking of toddling, she is right on the brink of walking. She can stand on her own and does so often. And… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 22, 2010 6:17AM
Abby has had quite a run over the last 10 days.
First off, she is becoming quite the chatterer. She has started to use "hi" while waving quite proficiently, and she appears to be working on "Abigail" though it comes out "Abe-[garble]." But she's getting there. It will be… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 12, 2010 7:23AM
Abby is quite the talker.
And she does the cutest things with her new words. It's particularly adorable when she pauses in her playing, raises her arms in the air and yells "Abby...baby" at the top of her lungs. It appears that her reflection in the mirror is often… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 3, 2010 7:32PM
Abby has yet another cold.
It has, indeed, been a tough winter on that front, but our hope is that her immune system will be better prepared when she starts school. So in a very real sense, getting colds now is a good thing. And the more colds the better.… Read full post »
JANUARY 26, 2010 6:23AM
Abby has been a busy little girl.
She has added several new words to her repertoire. She, of course, says "Mama" and "Dada." She's still using them somewhat interchangeably, but she mostly calls me "Dada" and Mommy "Mama." She also makes these sounds randomly, but it is clear that… Read full post »
JANUARY 14, 2010 6:28AM
Abby still has a cold.
But it looks to be reaching its peak.
It also appears that she has passed this particular nasty little virus on to her Daddy. We are thus staying under a self-imposed quarantine today and will not be going to playgroup.
On a brighter note, Abby has a big… Read full post »
JANUARY 12, 2010 1:00PM
Abby has a cold.
And with her cold comes a bit of an attitude.
Of course, the attitude is nothing new. Abby has always been very spirited, and the energy with which she expresses herself has grown as she has. But when she's not feeling all that well, she can get… Read full post »
JANUARY 11, 2010 7:18AM
Abby loves basketball.
JANUARY 5, 2010 7:17AM
I think that it is safe to say that Abby wishes everyone a Happy New Year. She is quite affectionate and always takes time out of her playing to mosey over and give hugs. So it is not a stretch to think that if she understood such things, she…
DECEMBER 21, 2009 8:41AM
Abby is going through a no-sleep phase.
Yes, our little angel, has decided that sleep is not for her. She has an amazing ability to turn a 15 minute cat nap into an all-day marathon of sleep resistance. She gets so tired that she stumbles all over herself (more than… Read full post »
DECEMBER 10, 2009 5:13AM
Abby loves applause.
NOVEMBER 30, 2009 7:37AM
Abby enjoyed her first Thanksgiving.
She (along with Mommy and Daddy) went to see her Grandma Bette, Grandpa Jeff and Uncle Chris in Richmond, VA. Although she didn't like the plane rides very much, the new toys that she found at her Grandparents' house were great fun.
Yes, we flew with… Read full post »
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