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13 November 2010

[2] One small step for toothkind

Everything's going mobile this week with #2. From his first tooth appearing on Monday, to taking his first 4 crawl steps later in the week, to sitting up himself from a lying position, to turning those first 4 crawl steps into a good yard of forward movement.

The crawling technique is funny though. The knees come up and right under the lower torso, with a sidewinder like abdominal movement giving the forward motion of one knee relative to the other. It looks very robotic as nothing below the waist actually moves, in terms of joints that is. If anyone has seen Pixar's Tin Toy short then this is just like that!

Nothing is safe now. He's grabbing everything in reach*, shoving everything in his mouth, and now he's moving like grease lightning. As of now the new nickname is Jack Jack. If you need to know why then you haven't seen The Incredibles. Or it's side story with the poor demented babysitter. Our poor demented babysitter is called Julie, though. Anyway, here it is, along with Tin Toy and Pixar's other great shorts.

* New favourite saying of #1 - "If it's in reach, it's fair game"

08 November 2010

[2] Baby's first...tooth (eventually)

It's been a long time coming, but after 7 months and 21 days #2's first tooth has finally unwrapped itself from his gum this morning and exposed itself to the fresh Scottish air, just in time for the family trip to the dentist tonight. All smiles, but now different smiles.

That's quite a few weeks of symptoms to get this far - gumming down on things, Calgel / Bonjela tubes being emptied at a high rate, thru'penny bits (nasty…), red cheeks, but when it finally appeared it was a non-event. This boy really is his big brother's clone.

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