Everything in moderation

What they say about being more relaxed with your second child is true.


For example, I didn’t let David try Diet Coke until he was at least six months old.

She also got her first fever a lot sooner, and got bonked in the head with a toy guitar WAY before David did.

I’m hoping this phenomenon transfers over to the positive milestones, too. Maybe she’ll exhibit maturity a little earlier? And we’re hoping to just skip over the body-dragging phase completely.


And hopefully soon we’ll get her resume together and she can get a job already.


[I also love these photos because they show off some of Mary Virginia’s new developments. Check out that tuft of hair sticking up. You can only see it after her bath. In our family, that’s Rapunzel-length hair. And can you see her chin? It’s a bit obstructed by the RIVERS of drool coming out of her mouth. Don’t be fooled; she doesn’t just salivate when she sees a Diet Coke, she’s transformed into a grabbing, chewing baby that has to bring a bucket wherever she goes to catch all that drool. And when David notices it, he says, “OH NO! Mary ‘Ninia throw up!!”]


  1. Kristie November 20, 2013

    I can’t believe the way her hair is coming in so dark! Lovely.

    • amandakrieger November 21, 2013

      I know! I’m baffled, I was sure it’d all fall out and come in blonde.

  2. Grammy November 21, 2013

    it looks like she could crawl right off her blanket. She is precious.

    • amandakrieger November 21, 2013

      She’s getting close! She definitely WANTS to crawl away 🙂


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