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Beautiful. Damn hard. Increasingly useful.
"That boy's head's like Sputnik!" 
rosefox: An extremely delighted white toddler with messy hair beams at the camera. (kit)
Kit is visibly taller today than they were yesterday. It's been a while since that happened. No wonder they've been so cranky and tired for the past week or so.

Only a few days ago I wrote that 12M clothes still fit them. Today we're getting rid of the 12M leggings, which are, very abruptly, absurdly small. Even the 18Ms are kind of failing to cover their butt. Moving up to larger diapers tomorrow will not help that. I just bought three pairs of 18M leggings at Old Navy on Monday (including appallingly cute baby jeggings) and will exchange them for 24M versions tomorrow; good thing I hadn't taken the tags off. They'll be a little long, but we can roll up the cuffs. And I should get some 24M shorts while I'm there, on the theory that the weather will ever get warm. At least the 18M pajamas still fit.

Also, Kit now wears a toddler medium hat. Last summer—you know, when they were six months old—they wore an 18–24M; this is two sizes up from that. Their head is enormous.

We just bought a Diono Radian RXT car seat to replace our old bucket seat, which Kit has entirely outgrown. We went with the Radian because it lets you keep your child rear-facing until 44"/45 lb, and our sprouting bean is clearly going to reach that height/weight at a very young age. Next week, maybe.

This morning J was reading to them, and they decided they wanted a different book, so they crawled over to the bookshelf and got another book (My Pet Penguins) and held it out to him. 😍 This evening, during bedtime storytime, they kept impatiently grabbing the next book off the table. [personal profile] ailbhe said the other day that walking happens when the child needs to both move and carry things. Clearly bringing us books is going to be a primary impetus there.

Kit is mastering an unbelievable array of sassy facial expressions, including "sounds fake, but okay", "you're embarrassing me", "I don't get it", "I'm going to smile and laugh a little bit, to be polite, but actually that wasn't funny at all", and "please stop trying to make me perform". We crack up every time they do it, which of course encourages them and will probably lead to nightmare battles of wills later on. But it's hilarious.
5 April 2017 03:26
tgstonebutch: (dragon)
I am very impressed with the array of sassy facial expressions. And with the book demanding strategies.
5 April 2017 16:23
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
This child is such a sardonic bookworm and we are all YES THIS IS OUR KID.
5 April 2017 11:26
mrissa: (Default)
I expect those facial expressions will be really useful for quite some time now.
5 April 2017 16:23
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
Hours of fun in every side-eye!
5 April 2017 16:13
gaudior: (Default)
Oh wow, adorable and huge baby!
5 April 2017 16:24
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
SO HUGE. THE HUGEST. I had them in the front-facing carrier the other day because my arms have been hurting too much to push the stroller, and I got awed looks from another parent.
6 April 2017 02:18
amyura: (Default)
Spherical but quite pointy in parts?

This is such a fun age.
6 April 2017 02:20
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
It's something X frequently says about Kit's head. It sounds like an in-joke but I have no idea where the phrase comes from.
6 April 2017 05:47
amyura: (Default)
It comes from the movie So I Married an Axe Murderer. One of my favorites because it's just so weird.

Sputnik line is around 1:26 or so:

6 April 2017 05:57
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
AMAZING. Thank you so much!
7 April 2017 02:55
silkensteel: (Default)
Oh boy gotta share.
Leif, who is now 13, is now officially taller than his dad. That is, 5'10. I think he hit "Taller than auntie Blanche" a year ago maybe. Baby growth spurts, those are amazing. Teenager two inches in a week, that's just weird. Also leads to painful collisions between body parts and walls, furniture, etc.
7 April 2017 02:58
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
7 April 2017 03:07
silkensteel: (Default)
And Astrid, in full budding hormonal whirlwind, is 10. Eira is 6. Runa will be 3 this month. All will at some point be taller than auntie Blanche, but Leif is on track to hit 6'6" or 6'8'. He's a skinny long haired strawberry blond game-playing nerd just starting to show fuzz on his upper lip. And I'm still stronger than he is, but not for much longer. :)
7 April 2017 03:15
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
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