June 28, 2007

Walking Before Teeth

Baby James is approaching his birthday - he'll be 1! This morning he was a baby, but around 4:00 p.m., he became a toddler. I'm not sure what triggered the "I don't need your finger to walk, mom" response, but he completely eschewed my help and navigated all throughout the house this afternoon several times. Not too many falls.

So, wow. He's been doing a BIT of walking on his own - mostly along furniture or very short distances, but today it was WALKING. It's more of a shuffle, I guess. He looks like an extra from Shaun of the Dead, and he supplies his own eerily similar sound effects.

But, as the title notes, no teeth for the urchin. It's become a point of drama in our household. James is a BIG baby - 9 lbs at birth and I'm guessing 26 or 27 pounds now. He's taller than the kitchen table (which he often forgets and tries to stand up under) and eats small buildings for his morning snack. But they have to be pureed first because the stinker has no teeth.

I've been thinking about putting together a tooth pool with the winner receiving...the baby? No, I will figure something out. But someone needs to predict when James will get teeth.

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Posted by hln at June 28, 2007 08:02 PM | Baby | TrackBack

Oh what fun! Now you get to find out that the home you've made every effort to render safe actually has danger lurking around every corner. Literally.

I'm just now at the stage where I can begin putting vases and decorative objects back on table tops. My boy is 7. The first one to break a vase was the 46-year old. Neither my son nor I have let my husband forget it, either.

Btw, on the teeth: I bet 17 months.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at June 30, 2007 04:37 PM

September 3, 2007

Posted by: Harvey at July 3, 2007 01:12 PM

And the first year is complete. Wheee! It only gets more interesting and entertaining.

My niece, who is a rather petite young lady, gave birth to a 10lb 6oz boy 2 years ago. Number 2 is on the way and I bet that she's thinking a C-section would be fine and dandy. The soreness from surgery would probably be less than the soreness from, well, you know.

Good to see you blogging again, Heather.

Posted by: physics geek at July 12, 2007 02:26 PM