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October 21, 2012 – happy first birthday!

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April 21, 2012

Katja is 6 months old today! She also is starting to eat solid food, so this picture is of her working on a hunk of bread.

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Pictures from the road trip

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I’ve been remiss in posting these. I don’t have much of an excuse other than that life is rather busy these days. The cast of characters, in order of appearance, are as follows: Richard is Katja’s maternal grandfather. Jane (now … Continue reading

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Road trip!

Dear Katja, This weekend we are on our first road trip with you. Your Papa’s aunt Robbin and uncle Jos just got married, so we all came to the party. Before that, though, we stayed with your Auntie Jane and … Continue reading

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Uncle Ben!

Dear Katja, You got to meet more family yesterday! My brother Ben came to visit. You seemed very comfortable with him. I really like seeing how you interact with new people, and Ben is great with babies. Love, Your Mama

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Peek-a-boo!

Dear Katja, One of the things I enjoy most is watching you figure things out and develop new skills. This week, for the first time, you decided that peek-a-boo was hilarious. We have tried to play it with you quite … Continue reading

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Her first smiles!

Today Katja smiled, first at Xander this morning, then at me this evening. It’s really nice for me to have some response to our interactions with her. I mean, she stops crying when we hold her, of course, but it’s … Continue reading

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A walk with Nyx

We have a Great Dane named Nyx. She’s a very good and gentle dog, and she has been quite happy to have Katja added to the household. Mostly this is true, I think, because she gets lots of treats, but … Continue reading

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Doctor’s visit

Katja saw her pediatrician for the first time today. She’s 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and 20 inches long. When she was born, she was 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and 18 inches long. The doctor said that they want babies to … Continue reading

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Bath time!

Katja had her first bath tonight. Her umbilical cord came off the day before yesterday, so we figured we’d give her a nice bath. Amazingly enough, she actually enjoyed it. She was completely relaxed in the water, even when I … Continue reading

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