Birthdays, Joseph Ezra

Happy Birthday, Joe

Two weeks ago, our oldest child turned 6 years old.  I know that everyone says “time flies”, but I truly didn’t realize how swiftly time zooms by until I had children.  Suddenly, I found myself measuring the days and years based on my child and how he’s grown.  And children grow fast. They acquire language… Read More Happy Birthday, Joe

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2 Years

I’ve thought about updating this blog several times over the last 2 years.  Obviously, I didn’t.  When, after several months of thinking I put thought to action and attempted to log in, I found that I couldn’t.  After several sessions with the hosting service’s support desk, we finally ironed out the problem, and access was… Read More 2 Years

hair care, Joseph Ezra, Oxford

First Haircut

I’ve been delaying this for months… Joe got his first haircut.  Wah!  I would go back and forth saying, “He needs a haircut… no he doesn’t… yes he does… no wait, he doesn’t!”  The truth was that I just didn’t want to have him lose those baby curls and go from “baby” to “little boy”.… Read More First Haircut

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Joseph is into everything these days.  Before you can blink, he’s gotten into something he ought not to have gotten into and is off, off, and away! That’s the rear view of Joe, running away from me, with a black plum in his right hand.  The goober! He woke up from his nap, gave me… Read More Plums

Joseph Ezra, Sick

Silver Lining

Joe’s still under the weather, poor guy :-/ I hate to say that there’s a “good side” to him being sick, but we’re certainly loving the extra cuddle time.

Birthdays, Joseph Ezra

11 Months

Dear Joseph, You turned 11 months old this week.  How on earth is the time flying by so quickly? It won’t be long before you’re a toddler, and I’m cherishing these last few weeks of “babyhood”.  You’re such a sweet, funny, clever little boy and we love watching you grow and change.  Here are some… Read More 11 Months

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Weaning Joe

I was asked how things were going, re: weaning Joe off nursing.  I’ve been hesitant to share for a lot of reasons.  However, I recently realized that you can disclaimer yourself into never saying a thing, and that’s no fun.  Here is what we do for Joe.  And note that when I say “I” in… Read More Weaning Joe

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Sips and Spoons

Someone is growing up… Becoming a bit more independent… And learning how to feed himself with a spoon! He still feeds himself primarily with his fingers, but we’ve begun to introduce self-spoon-feeding with me handing it to him this past week.  Generally it’s only with sticky foods, such as oatmeal or avocado, but he’s doing… Read More Sips and Spoons

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10 Months

Dear Joseph, It’s unbelievable to me how much you’ve grown and changed in such a short period of time.  How is that you’re already 10 months old?  You’ve gone from this: Less than 2 hours old To this: Just shy of 10 months old You’re alert and moving and growing in independence every day! Movement… Read More 10 Months