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Mommy:
Benji, what should we name the baby if it is a baby brother?
Benji:
Brother.
Mommy:
But what if it's a girl? What would we call her?
Benji:
Girl.
Clever little one I tell you.

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What is it about turning two that makes me feel like all of these changes are happening that turn my baby into a little boy. Now that Benjamin is two we are considering converting the crib to a toddler day bed.  The only thing holding me back is sleep regression. I had a dream last night he came to my side of the bed in the middle of the night.  I just picked him up and tossed him in the bed with us.  I can never sleep soundly with him in bed with us, Maybe my dreams are indicative of my fears.   If he is in a toddler bed he can get out of bed whenever he wants and he will head straight for our room, I just know it. And if you haven’t noticed yet this is more about my own sleep regression then his.  I need my sleep you guys.  
We have also considered turning Benjamin’s car seat to the forward facing position.   Though I would be totally ok with him riding rear facing until he is three.  Plus I can reach back and touch his head and hold his hand but wouldn’t be able to do that if he was facing forward. I know it’s the selfish me talking again.
And don’t get me started on learning to go potty. 
I love watching Benji grow into the toddler he is today. I think back often how little he was to me when he was first born.  How he needed me to do everything for him and now he is doing so much on his own.  It’s truly amazing. Then I think about what he will be like as a school aged kid.  What kinds of hobbies and sports will he play? What kinds of conversations we would have.  I know every stage of being a kid is special.  Even though my little baby is a toddler it’s alright with me because there are so many more special moments we will share that make all of this worth it. 

What is it about turning two that makes me feel like all of these changes are happening that turn my baby into a little boy. Now that Benjamin is two we are considering converting the crib to a toddler day bed.  The only thing holding me back is sleep regression. I had a dream last night he came to my side of the bed in the middle of the night.  I just picked him up and tossed him in the bed with us.  I can never sleep soundly with him in bed with us, Maybe my dreams are indicative of my fears.   If he is in a toddler bed he can get out of bed whenever he wants and he will head straight for our room, I just know it. And if you haven’t noticed yet this is more about my own sleep regression then his.  I need my sleep you guys.  

We have also considered turning Benjamin’s car seat to the forward facing position.   Though I would be totally ok with him riding rear facing until he is three.  Plus I can reach back and touch his head and hold his hand but wouldn’t be able to do that if he was facing forward. I know it’s the selfish me talking again.

And don’t get me started on learning to go potty. 

I love watching Benji grow into the toddler he is today. I think back often how little he was to me when he was first born.  How he needed me to do everything for him and now he is doing so much on his own.  It’s truly amazing. Then I think about what he will be like as a school aged kid.  What kinds of hobbies and sports will he play? What kinds of conversations we would have.  I know every stage of being a kid is special.  Even though my little baby is a toddler it’s alright with me because there are so many more special moments we will share that make all of this worth it. 

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Defrosting

This winter is a little more than half over and we all are craving some warmer days and less precipitation accumulating around us.  When the weather hit a balmy 39 degrees we ventured outdoors as if it were a spring day.  Puddle jumping and giggles were the best part. And just because my dad and I were playfully arguing about who has gotten more snow, I am posting pictures after the latest blizzard of 2014.  (They live less than 30 minutes from us). 

This week should be a well deserved break from the snow and winter blues.  We will be taking full advantage of it.  We all could use a little defrosting around here. 

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Why is it that a simple haircut turns my baby into a boy. Still handsome as always.

Why is it that a simple haircut turns my baby into a boy. Still handsome as always.