moogielight

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All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth…

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…my two front teeth, my two front teeth.

Yes, folks, Aria has a 2nd (bottom) tooth just popping through. And after a couple of rough days (lots of fussiness), she seems to be feeling much better.

The holidays were full of Aria developments, most notably that she’s now crawling, pulling herself into a standing position and sitting herself up from a laying down position. What a difference a couple of weeks make! Our girl’s also started dancing to music and mimicking us a lot more, singing back to us what we sing to her (La, la la, la la) and trying to repeat words. Most words come out as some variation of DaDa; for example, “Shadow” comes out “DaDuh”, but the wheels are definitely turning.

Aria’s first Christmas was filled with hustle and bustle. In order to have time to do our family Christmas, not cut into Aria’s naptime and still get to my dad’s Christmas lunch on time, we opened gifts as soon as she got up on Christmas morning. At 7am. I don’t remember the last time I got up that early to open gifts; for many years (if not always) I’ve pushed the gift-opening as late as possible, wanting to sleep in. (There’s a great gift – extra sleep.) But this year, sleepy-eyed and in desperate need of caffeine, we began a new tradition =).


I think the whole gift-opening thing was a bit overwhelming for Aria. She was most interested in the tissue paper and boxes which we kept taking away from her, much to her dismay, as she would chew them to the point of disintegration. Yum, paper… She received some very cool gifts, though, among them wooden rattles and a little wooden wagon she can pull around, a musical, tri-lingual octopus and a brightly colored, oh-so-soft elephant, a handmade Peruvian llama, a couple books, some awesome clothes and even a CD of beautifully soothing lullabies. Aria’s now played with and chewed on all the toys (and a little on the books), giving them all the official Aria Seal of Approval.

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Author: moogielight

I'm a stay-at-home homebirthing, VBACing, breastfeeding mama, advocate and sometimes artist, sometimes web designer. We are located on the East Coast (but long for the West Coast) where we try to live simply, playing with natural toys, eating organic, vegetarian foods and using our imaginations and creativity as much as possible. I knit and I'm in the process of learning to sew so I can make (or at least attempt to make) many of the items we need and use and want to surround us.

2 thoughts on “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth…

  1. What an exciting Christmas you have had! I enjoyed reading your blog—you do a great job!! I loved my special days with Aria and getting my flight home cancelled because of ice to get a bonus day! Love, Gma Janie

  2. Aria = All Things Adorable! How happy you all look. 🙂 It is good to get to see you all on Christmas day!

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