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14 June 2011 @ 12:00 am
We had Claudia's one year well baby visit today and found out that she is 33 inches tall! This amazes me because Costa is tall too, yet he was only 31 inches at one year old. Claudia started out one inch longer at birth than him, so that is still another inch faster that she grew in her first year than he did. For those of you not really familiar with how big one year olds typically are, she is probably about the same size as the average baby would be at 20 months or so. Of course, if you're not familiar with 12 month olds you will probably not be familiar with 20 months olds either but the point is that SHE IS REALLY TALL FOR HER AGE.
17 May 2011 @ 09:18 pm
I wonder if Claudia is cutting another tooth because she had one of those days. Fussy all the time unless she was doing something she wasn't supposed to be doing and then she was happy. Wanted to be held constantly but was not content just to sit here with me while I was on the computer, oh, no, she had to play with the mouth and keyboard too. Also, she learned how to stop the dishwasher while it was washing dishes and how to climb up onto the dining room chairs today.
03 January 2011 @ 05:14 pm
Today we were at the grocery store checkout stand.  Costa started playing with the candy.  He's never eaten any, but brightly colored packages are still exciting!  To keep him from causing too much trouble I started quizzing him about what colors the different candy bars were.  He was having so much fun, but then all of a sudden Matthew was done with the transaction and we had to move out of the way.  He wasn't ready to be done, so Matthew had to pull him away while Costa struggled and screamed "more!" and signed the word "colors".  I found it kind of hilarious because everyone was probably thinking, oh, a toddler throwing a fit about not getting candy, when really he was throwing a fit because he wanted to be quizzed some more on his colors.
14 December 2010 @ 12:29 am
Does anyone know if there is a specific birth defect that causes one of the eyes to be out of alignment?  Costa made a friend at the library and she had one eye that was noticeably higher than the other and also a further distance from her nose than it should have been.  Also, one of her forearms and hand was about half the size it should have been and two joints in that wrist.  So curious about what the condition is because I have never seen anyone with eyes like that!  She was a cute little girl though and it was fun to watch her and Costa play together.
11 December 2010 @ 03:06 pm

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25 November 2010 @ 07:47 pm
Had a pretty good Thanksgiving.  Claudia got to try solids for the first time.  She had some acorn squash and turkey.  She seemed to really be enjoying having food even though she didn't eat that much.  She'd mostly get a little squash on her hands and then suck on them like crazy.

Costa was disappointed to find out that jerky and turkey were not the same thing.  He'd been doing a sign that I didn't recognize whenever he'd eat beef jerky.  I was confused until I asked him if he wanted to eat turkey today and he enthusiastically nodded yes and signed his sign for jerky.  That's when I realized all along he thought he was eating turkey when he was really eating beef jerky.  So he wasn't too impressed when I gave him turkey instead of the much anticipated jerky.   Also, it doesn't help that we never eat the Thanksgiving foods outside of Thanksgiving so it all looked pretty weird to him. 
23 November 2010 @ 10:31 pm
Claudia is getting her first tooth (and possibly her second at the same time, not quite sure).  This explains why she has been grumpy the last few days (though she had no other signs of teething so this caught me by surprise).  So maybe she will be eating Thanksgiving dinner after all.

Costa didn't get his first tooth until seven or eight months and it wasn't until he got his first tooth that he even cared about eating solids.  So we had decided that all future babies we'd just wait until they got teeth rather than just introducing solids the day they turn 6 months and having to deal with the hassle when the baby wasn't really into it anyway.  So I thought we had a couple months to go before I had to think about feeding Claudia solids (she is about a week away from being 6 months old).  It is pretty crazy how fast the time has gone!
22 November 2010 @ 04:44 pm
16 November 2010 @ 12:39 am
Costa definitely is viewing the world through a mother/baby lens.  Not only do planets come in mother and baby sets, so do vegetables!  This evening he was watching me chop an onion and then some garlic.  He pointed to the garlic and declared "baby".  I asked him about the onion, and as I had suspected, the onion had been designated as the "mama".

The wind is blowing so hard here that I've already made plans on how I will escape from my house should it be blown over onto its side (though I've only figured out how to escape from one side, if it blows over on the its other side I think I will just be stuck).
09 November 2010 @ 02:08 pm
I was looking at a book with Costa that had a picture of the solar system. Costa points to Neptune, Uranus and Pluto and signs "baby".  Then he let me know that Jupiter was "mama" and Saturn was "dada".  I asked him about the sun, but that had him stumped.  Oh, I also asked him about the first four planets; they're all babies too. 

Here's another conversation I had with him:

Costa, what color are these blackbirds?

Costa signs "white"

No, not white,

He signs "brown"

No, not brown.

So he signs "gold"

Which I think is awesome that he didn't just sign yellow, he signed gold! Obviously still needs a lot of work on the concept of colors though.