Gabriel at 25 Months

March 30, 2013
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Gabriel has been going to school full-time from 8am to 5pm, and when we pick him at 5pm he is still bounding with energy. If I get there 15 minutes early, it takes that long to chase him, grab him and get him in his bike seat to ride home. Even when every other kid […]

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Who does Gabriel Look Like?

February 17, 2013
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Photos: Duarte and Heather, age 2-3 years (not exactly sure!) It’s hard to get portraits of a busy toddler, but today Gabriel slowed down enough for me to get some good photos of him looking at the camera. Here’s my favorite one. We’re at the basketball court at American Academy. I brought him there to […]

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42 Reasons Why my Two-Year-Old Goes Crazy

February 10, 2013
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Inspired by Jason Good’s 46 Reasons My Three-Year-Old Might be Freaking Out. All of these are things that, we think, have actually caused Gabriel to get into a tantrum. Independence 1. Someone else turned on the light switch, and he wanted to do it himself. 2. He wants to repeatedly turn the lights on and […]

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Separated Pubis Symphysis: 24-Month DSP Recovery Update

February 1, 2013
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Two years ago I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to walk, swim or play with my son at the beach, but now I can! Sometimes it’s hard to believe two years ago I was in the hospital, barely able to walk or even roll over, suffering from a separated pubis symphysis after the birth […]

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Happy 2nd Birthday Gabriel!

January 31, 2013
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I’ve been thinking of him as two for about a month now, as it’s mentally burdensome to think of “my 23-month old” when it’s so close to a two years. However, today was his actual birthday and now he is really “my two-year old son.” Yesterday he helped his nanny make 4 dozen cupcakes to […]

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