Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's Been a Big Week at Our House

This past week was a week of firsts.  Rhett finally decided to grow himself a tooth.  That's right, at 10 1/2 months, he gets tooth #1.  It could be worse; Chuck and I knew this family with twins who didn't get teeth until they were two.  That's right: TWO.  But I think the worst of the teething is over now, well,  at least until tooth number two.

Because he's started to use them more as toys rather than calming mechanisms, we've gotten rid of his pacifiers (it didn't hurt that we lost two of three of them).  When he started throwing them out of his crib just to see where they'd land, well, we thought they weren't doing such a good job of helping him get to sleep.  With the pacifiers he went right to sleep for naps and at night.  Without the pacifiers, however, we've seen very small crying spells, but as they're only 2-3 minutes long, I won't complain.  The only times we're still using them are in church and while loading him in the car seat.  He hates being loaded into the car seat.

And finally, the little man has decided to start walking, after much encouragement from his father, of course.  He's starting to do it more on his own, but still needs some help from us.  And because I couldn't decide which video to post, you get to see both.

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7 comments:

  1. Mine are late walkers - good and bad. I wish Jack would walk since he is SOOO heavy to carry. The videos were way cute!

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  2. You are kidding me! Walking already! Wow, my #1 was 15+ months and my #2 is 10 months and NOT EVEN CLOSE to walking. Wow.

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  3. you're right - greatest video ever. so fun - emmy loved watching, too! yeah!

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  4. fun! Evan wishes he could have been a part of it all!

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  5. he is doing so great! i'd love to see a pic of the lonesome snaggle tooth. hopefully it didn't give you or rhett too much trouble. the laughing is adorable as well.

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  6. Congratulations Rhett! The videos are super cute. I can't believe he's already walking!

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  7. Wow! Good for him! Man, and just getting teeth, how funny. I think Molly is getting another tooth right now as she's been soo onery lately and eating her hands. I hate that.

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