Today, Noah is two years old! He is a blessing to our family, and I look forward to watching and helping him grow more and more. Since the second birthday is not much more interesting to the recipient than the first, we'll be having a simple family celebration with balloons and cake. I'm also going to prepare one of his favorite meals, Split-Pea Dahl with Jeera Rice and Naan. What will he say when he finishes his first bowl? "Mo' dah' please!" (Ok., that's being a bit generous. He'll probably start out with just the "dah'" part and then we'll encourage him to say/sign the more and please.)

6/1/08 Noah with water bottle and hand in pocket

Posted by Heather Daley on June 28, 2008, 7:40 am | Read 2271 times | Comments (4)
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On 6/20, Noah walked up the stairs without holding onto the wall or railing.  His hands were full with a water bottle, and he just carefully stepped his way up. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on June 27, 2008, 7:53 am | Read 2270 times | Comments (1)
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On Wednesday, we walked to the Shursave for a regular shopping trip. The only difference in this trip was the lack of milk in the bottom of the cart, since I had just gotten some at Trader Joe's. But it made a big difference for Jonathan! He pulled the cart the whole way home by himself, except for the street crossings where I just kept a hand on it for safety. Noah was ambling along at his inquisitive pace, and once we crossed the last street, Jonathan steadily made his way towards home. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on June 27, 2008, 7:42 am | Read 5405 times | Comments (3)
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Everything is progressing nicely.  We were late yet again (Jon thought the appointment was 20 minutes later than it was, and I lost track of time.)  Even with rushing, my blood pressure was the same as it has been this pregnancy.  The most fun part was when it was time to hear the heartbeat.  She got a good strong one and then when it was my turn to listen, the baby got hiccups!  So Jonathan got to hear the hiccups, too, which was pretty fun.  Hiccups are louder than heartbeats, and slower, and you can see them as well.  At the end of the visit, the midwife thanked me for taking such good care of myself.  I can also thank my family for taking such good care of me!  (see next post about Jonathan.)
Posted by Heather Daley on June 27, 2008, 7:37 am | Read 2612 times | Comments (2)
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We went through Jonathan's piles of saved papers and threw out a bunch. We took pictures of some things and they are in the pictures page under jonathan/2008/scrapbook. Some are labelled "bulk save see file for details" or some such thing. Here are the details. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on June 22, 2008, 4:42 pm | Read 2657 times | Comments (7)
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28 weeks, 2 days

4th pregnancy, 28 weeks

The baby gets hiccups now. Jonathan likes to feel them.

Posted by Heather Daley on June 19, 2008, 10:41 am | Read 6091 times | Comments (1)
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Jonathan enjoys blocking a doorway and demanding, "Three thousand dollars!" or some such amount. Sometimes he'll block every doorway from the laundry to the bedroom, charging an exorbitant amount of money every time. If there are any complaints, he always says, "Don't worry, it's just pretend money."

So now Noah, always happy to copy his big brother, has started in on the game. I come up from downstairs, and there he is at the top of the stairs with the door closed, his little hand sticking through the crack, saying, "Dah!" (dollar!) So now Mommy has to pay $3001 every time she goes anywhere. (:

Posted by Heather Daley on June 19, 2008, 10:25 am | Read 2197 times | Comments (2)
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I forgot to write this down before; Jonathan can now spell "Jonathan Daley" all by himself. He used to get stuck after "Jon."

He read a book of jokes the other day, and he thought they were hilarious. But he doesn't quite get the concept of "crossing" two things. Jonathan's version: "What do you get when you cross the street with a duck and a cow? Milk and quackers!" (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on June 19, 2008, 10:14 am | Read 2286 times | Comments (3)
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Posted by Jon Daley on June 18, 2008, 1:49 pm | Read 7415 times | Comments (3)
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My glucose came back fine and so did the iron.  The fundal height is only slightly big - I'm hoping this is a positive indication of not  as big a baby as Noah!  Also, praise God, this little guy is already head down.  Thanks for your prayers on all of those things.  After this we're going to have appointments every two weeks.  And the time is going to fly!
Posted by Heather Daley on June 10, 2008, 3:10 pm | Read 2197 times | Comments (4)
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Home stretch, here we are!  This will be the first time my third trimester is entirely in the summer, so I was glad for that stretch of cold, rainy May. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on June 7, 2008, 8:08 am | Read 4663 times | Comments (8)
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Yesterday, Jonathan was playing with a mini flashlight when part of it fell off.  He spent quite a while trying to put it back together ("Mommy! The clear part fell off, and when I tried to get that, the bulb fell out.  Where does this black piece go?")  But he was mostly talking to himself or about it, not asking for help.  Then after a while he came to me and said triumphantly that he had fixed it!  All by himself.  ("I couldn't find where that black piece went, but then I found where it should go and I tested it and it works.  It's even brighter than it was before!")


Posted by Heather Daley on June 7, 2008, 8:07 am | Read 2419 times | Comments (2)
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Noah now has many more words that I can write down. They are still mostly only understood by me and Jonathan, but he's using his mouth to communicate. Most words have only the initial consonant and vowel sound (moo for "moose") and some have only part of the word (mo' for "remote") so much of our understanding must be gleaned from context. One example is that (ba-ba) can mean "paper" or "butter" or various other things depending on context. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on June 7, 2008, 7:23 am | Read 2538 times | Comments (1)
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