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  Eden, you turned 11 months old and now you're almost a year!  We took your monthly pictures but I'll be posting them late since I'm keeping them under wraps for now :)     You love to giggle and often times you'll crack yourself up without any help from us.  You've been sick a lot and then you are clingy but when you aren't sick, you are happy as a clam to scoot, crawl and explore ... as long as one of us is within sight.  You don't like anyone else to hold you an...

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At ten months you love to pull up on anything and try to walk along it.  At times you let go just for an instant.  You can stand (sometimes) for 10 seconds on your own before collapsing to the floor.   You are on Day 6 of a fever.  You are miserable.    You are really finicky about food.  One day you love pears, the next day you hate them.  And on it goes.  We never know.  You'd much rather be hungry than eat something you don't like today or dri...

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Dear Eden,   Today, at the young age of 9 months, 27 days you had surgery.  Not something I imagined doing with my infant and yet as we got ready for this yesterday I thought about how minor this surgery was and how blessed we've been with two beautiful, healthy children.  And yet ... at 2am your dad and I were both awake and tossing and turning in bed thinking about what would happen in the coming hours.   You had surgery on your right ear and it helped that the doctor was c...

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At nine months and a little you are pulling yourself up to standing quickly now.  You like standing but don't show much interest in walking.     And you now have FIVE five! teeth.  That fifth one popped in while you were working on the fourth and we never even noticed it til it was all the way in.     You are just starting to sign "more."  You have learned to scream when you  are around your brother, regardless of whether he has pushed you in any way or no...

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My pediatrician is always very exact about how old she is.  Otherwise I'd have no idea about those 27 days.    I got a big, "Good job Mom," from our doctor because Eden has gained considerable weight.  She now weighs 16 lbs, 5 oz. which puts her in the 25th percentile.  (Up from about the 1st percentile on our last visit).  I forgot to note how long she is now.  (Canaan weighed 18 lbs at this age.)   She has three teeth (2 on bottom and one on top) and the...

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Even before you were born, as we were waiting for you we planned to have you dedicated.  Since we don't really have a home church and family here in Quito yet, we dedicated you at New Life Lakeview on July 29th.  Though this isn't the church we attend every week now, it's still our church home and we still feel a big sense of community and support there.  That's what we wanted part of your dedication to be about.   We chose the 29th because we wanted as much of your family th...

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                                All photos thanks to my friend Em who did a fantastic job of catching many of Eden's favorite expressions as well as the colors of the day. 1 comment...

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At eight months old your bag of tricks is growing.  You wave in response to us waving or if we ask if you can say "Hi."  It's a cute wave that always turns out sideways.  You can also clap when asked and sometimes clap when we exclaim that you or Canaan have done a good job.   While you've been rocking on all fours routinely for about a month now, just this past week we've had official "take-off" and you are moving forward.  You're crawling.  Albeit slowly.  Ye...

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       Traveling and moving and then traveling and moving some more have made keeping up with the blog, with photos with everything a little difficult.   Sorry little E!  But we took some late pictures anyway and then we'll try to get you back on track with your 8 month photos.  All photo credits go to Emily Runyan.  I love the bright colors, the pink in our HOT little girls cheeks today and her easy-going personality that she captured. 1 co...

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