Gil is 10 months!

Um, I’m an abysmally pathetic mommy blogger. I’m not sure when last I updated about my baby boy, but he was 10 months old just a few days ago, so here we go!

He crawls!

He stands!

He now cruises, but it’s hard to get an action shot of that :)

In all seriousness, Gil has taken off in his physical abilities. Because he learned to sit *after* he learned to crawl, we’ve not enjoyed any luxurious ‘sit in one place while playing with a new toy’ phase – this little boy is all GO all the time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gil Update: Six Months Old!

*Gah! I thought I hit ‘post’ on this post last week, but apparently I hit ‘save’. And I was wondering where all the comments were – duh!*

I know, I know, I’m a little bit late, but better late than never!

My little boy is six months old. SIX MONTHS! Half a year! Where on earth did the time go? Read the rest of this entry »

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She’s growing up so fast!

I know it’s totally cliche, but it’s true. Mere weeks after the birthday letter I wrote, Gwen has changed so much!

  • She is completely potty trained (!!)  and is almost toilet independent – only needs help with wiping and pulling up underwear/shorts/pants. She only wears a cloth diaper to bed, mostly because she spends part of the night with us and we don’t want to be covered in pee. However, she wakes up dry about 90% of the time these days – generally waking us in the night to pee if needed.
  • Her sentences and vocabulary are growing by leaps and bounds! She has started saying “pease” and “pank you” with regularity and has picked up on my “oh geez!” when something’s happened :) A couple of days ago she said, “Oopsies! Train fall down – I crash it!”
  • Naptime has become a 5 minute affair – after lunch around 12:30 or 1 PM, we go upstairs, go pee, get changed (if needed), turn on the fan, hop into bed with boy, have a kiss and hug, and then I leave the room and she falls asleep by herself. It’s both amazing and sad all at the same time.
  • She can jump! With both feet off the ground at once! So fun!
  • She is starting to understand the concept of numbers and counting – when I begin counting and pointing at something, she picks it up and continues, “two … three … nine.” Four and five are currently a mystery :)

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My son is huge!

Exhibit A:

Gil, shown in "I Love NY" onesie

Gil, shown in "I love NY" onesie, at 3.5 months

Exhibit B:

Gwen, shown in "I love NY" onesie, at 11 months

I’m telling you. He’s big. Probably already 15 lbs, although I’m not entirely sure. And also, who is the cute baby in that second picture and where did she go? Read the rest of this entry »

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Please add …

Dada, hi, bye-bye, and apple to our list of words.


Oh pictures, where art thou?


Infant. Named Gwen. All I have is this toddler …

And I’m not sure where she came from …

I know, I know. It’s been a LOOOOOONG time since I’ve gotten to update you all on Gwen via pictures. Since the beginning of July, actually! I totally lost my camera cord and couldn’t even find the memory card/USB reader we bought a couple of years ago so I could NOT get my pictures off my camera! But, thankfully, I found both the card reader AND the camera cord and now we’re up and running again. I figured I’d shoot some pics up here and show you how much she’s grown in the past month! Read the rest of this entry »

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She Talks!

We have gone from a one-word vocabulary (mama) to a four-word vocabulary in two days. While I was at my parents, Gwen learned to say berries (bays), ball (bah), and eyes (ice).

So. Cute. Can’t. Take. It.


I am amazed

At how quickly babies pick up their new skills! Yesterday, Gwen walked about 15 – 20 steps straight on 2 or 3 separate occasions, and even turned corners! She is bravely trying out her new skill everywhere … I think my favourite part is how she holds her hands out straight in front of her :)

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Giggling Gwen

We waited a loooooong time to hear Gwen giggle (I think she started doing it around 10 or 11 months?) but oh. my. goodness. Was it ever worth the wait!

Giggling Gwen from Kim Schell on Vimeo.

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I’m walking on sunshine … wah-oh!

Er, I suppose Gwen is …

This morning during morning prayer, Gwen dropped a ball and walked across our living room to pick it up. 5 or 6 steps!

All day she was crouching and standing and crouching and standing and walking 4-6 steps off everything! It’s incredible that she literally went from taking 1-2 steps and falling immediately to walking 2 or 3 and then stopping to look at something and then taking a few more. I don’t think it’ll be long until it’s her preferred method of locomotion.

Goodness gracious, things are going to get BUSY!

She Walks! from Kim Schell on Vimeo.

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