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Nettles update: eleven months

It’s very possible you are the cutest thing ever to have existed. There’s nothing about your face that I don’t want to eat. There’s nothing about your laugh that I don’t want to make you keep laughing. In the last month, you’ve really gotten involved with the household chores. Or, as a parent would call […]

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Nettles update: ten months

Your first snow. You kept swinging your head back, looking up at the sky, flakes in your eyelashes. You speak your language. With your eyes, with your hands, with the beginnings of your words. You mimic and gesture, you glare and nuzzle, you capture the moment in your hands with your touch. You take a […]

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Nettles update: Nine months

You are a force. Barring, well, physics, you are unstoppable. The world is your jungle gym. You will claw and climb until you get there (by the way, ouch, get your nails cut). I couldn’t figure out what was missing – your siblings had a coffee table to learn how to stand up with. We […]

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Nettles update: eight months

Things have been moving quickly, and by things I mean Nettles. Aside from the getting across the floor, entering other rooms, and eating whatever didn’t make it into the garbage can, I finally acknowledged your need to climb things. So the overturned laundry basket is now yours. How are those two little front teeth coming […]

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Nettles update: seven months

Oh Nettles, Nettles, Nettles. You are a special soul, truly: only you – but only you – can be home with me all day while I attempt to get work done, roar at me on constant, and when I try to help, you laugh in my face – and get away with it. It’s fascinating me to […]

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Nettles update: six months

At the beginning of this month, on the way back from our visit to the States, while your sister slept and her breakfast cooled off on her tray, I watched you watch me as you stuck your hand out, every so slowly, inching, inching towards it. A few days ago you saw your pacifier had been […]

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Nettles update: five months

It would happen eventually, Nettles. Your first wartime. So we did that and then picked up when it seemed like the end was close (I think one of the faux cease fires was during our flight?). The America trip. You’ve been smiling your way through it all – new family members, passing strangers, my childhood […]

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Nettles update: four months

Oh dear Nettles. I had so much to say about this month. It’s been a time suck. At the worst of times, I was at least able to hold you, kiss you, nuzzle you, see you. A luxury not everyone’s had with their loved ones in the last few weeks. Another luxury I don’t take […]

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Nettles update: three months

Nettles – welcome to the end of the ‘fourth trimester’. Congrats and you may pick up your diploma at the front desk. Here’s how you got there: I could have three babies… thirteen babies… thirty babies… and one thing will never ever get old: The first giggle. It started a couple weeks ago… the silent […]