Linus – Week 18

You’ll probably notice there’s a little scratch on Mr. Baby’s forehead this week. His fingernails got a little ahead of us, and he scratched himself in a couple of places. Don’t worry: we’ve solved the problem and his skin will remain flawless from here on out.

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You may also notice that he’s wearing a bib in just about every photo. The drooling is positively out of control. If a tooth doesn’t appear soon, I think we’ll need to call a plumber.

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You can’t see it very well (and thank goodness for that), but this is Linus leading his Baby Yoga class with me as the most diligent student. It’s a great class. You only have to do everything he does, and you’ll be in top physical condition in no time.

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First solid food! We decided to start with a sweet potato instead of boring old cereal. He loves it so much! In fact, if you run out before he’s full, he emits the most terrifying scream.

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And of course because he’s Yen’s son, he is self-cleaning.

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Here he is holding his own bottle again. He’s simply adamant about that now. And don’t you dare try to push it down to slow the flow!

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This isn’t a photo of Linus eating a cloth, but a photo of the measures we now take when he enjoys tummy time. It’s the only way to protect the furniture from drool.

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Another tummy time favorite is this little mirror. Who’s that handsome baby?!

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We bought him a new mat for his room. It’s got all kinds of animals, which he seems to enjoy looking at.

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Who wants sweet potato for dinner?

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Here Linus and ba noi are listening to his iPod (that’s what we call it). Lots of Mozart, Chopin and others.

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What’s this? It’s a Mandarin Dragonet! We saw him on our Saturday afternoon field trip to the aquarium.

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Yen bought us a membership so we can drop in any time we like. So nice because we don’t feel pressure to stay a long time. We can swing in for 20 minutes, and then back out to do whatever else we need to.

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Going late in the day is particularly nice because it’s nearly deserted and Linus can get right up to where the action is, then stay as long as he likes. This is the first tank you come to inside, and I think we stayed there for at least 15 minutes.

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Sigh. Look at those dreamy Tran men!

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Poor Linus. I just had to include this one lest you think all he ever does is smile. I promise the sad face didn’t last long.

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