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Our 18 month-old little boy...not exactly a baby anymore! Our 18 month-old little boy...not exactly a baby anymore!

Victor has come to an important milesone:  he can willingly sit still for at least one entire storybook.  In fact, he has started to take interest in the pictures more than ever before.  Not only will he sit in a lap or next to Billy or myself while we read an entire book, he'll grab for the book at the end and take us right back to the beginning.  I've found that after getting through the "business" of reading a story, Victor likes to backtrack & point to items in the illustrations, naming each one of them.  It makes evening wind-down time a little easier and gives me that cuddle-time I'm so fond of with him. 

Victor has also been interacting with "the baby" more.  We talk about the baby in Mommy's tummy quite a bit.   He used to slap at my stomach, pinch it and shout, "NO!"  Now, he'll lay his head on my stomach like he's listening, he'll give kisses to my stomach & rub circles around my bellybutton.  We still get a rogue slap every so often, but not nearly as much as we used to.   I often ask him to "talk to the baby" to encourage him to understand there's another person who's going to be in our family soon – he puts his face against my stomach and says, "Bwah, bwah, bwah."   At least it's his voice, right? 

Pregnancy is going well – we're 5 weeks over the halfway point.  I keep forgetting how far along we are.  I keep thinking, "by my birthday LAST TIME, I wasn't this big" or "I should be more swollen by this point, shouldn't I?"  Yes, I'm aware that every pregnancy is different, but since I've already had one, I can't help but compare my experiences.  I nearly fell out of my chair the other day, realizing that I had just over 3 and a half months left.   How time flies…

Speaking of time flying, can you believe little Victor is 18 months old already?

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