Category Archives: crawling

The Usual Suspect

    Timothy is making more sounds and his favorite word is ‘carrrrrr’, and he says it whenever he sees a car or hears the word spoken.  His pronunciation resembles someone from Boston clearing their throat as they say ‘car’ … Continue reading

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The frog and the fringe benefit

  More than a year ago, for some reason we decided to put away the 80 year old rug we purchased while travelling in Istanbul, Turkey.  Recently, with signs of winter arriving, we’ve talked about covering up part of the hardwood … Continue reading

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This T is on Fire

                Timothy enjoyed his first two days of preschool last week.  On Day One, when Laura picked him up after lunch, with the rest of the class settling into position for their nap, Timothy had already been asleep for an … Continue reading

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Ginger snaps

Over the past many months Timothy has undergone a fashion transformation – from Gerber caterpillar to Baby Gap butterfly.  He’s now crawling down the runway in kid clothes instead of baby clothes.  To the naked eye, the shift is subtle, … Continue reading

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The Fugitive

Timothy is not yet walking, but loves to climb up the stairs to his sisters’ room.  He used to lumber slowly up the stairs and pause and look around, but now he motors up with workmanlike precision.  One of us … Continue reading

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Down syndrome Fashion Week

                  People have asked me what Down syndrome is.  My explanation is that our bodies are made up trillions of cells, with each cell containing chromosomes which carry the genetic material (DNA) which is the starting point for each … Continue reading

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Cha cha cha

Timothy usually crawls very quickly from one place to another.  However, for some reason he occasionally pauses and kicks out his right foot.  It’s funny, but it’s sort of a ‘crawl, crawl, cha-cha-cha’.  This isn’t the fastest way to move, … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of Notre Dame football

(Not all of us appreciate winter fashions) Monday night. That is when the University of Notre Dame will play the University of Alabama for the national championship of college football. Timothy has changed the way that I watch Notre Dame football … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Waffles

Timothy is 16 months old today, and we celebrated by taking him for a mall walk.  He slept through it. Timothy has a habit of crawling into the kitchen and pulling cookbooks down from a low shelf.  It gets a … Continue reading

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Ho ho ho

Proving that Santa’s not the only one bearing gifts today, Timothy started off Christmas Eve by peeing on me while I was changing his diaper. Ho ho ho. Our pediatrician cautioned us that every year she gets kids coming in … Continue reading

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