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Gideon - 11 months

M(om): Gideon, where do you think you are going?

G(ideon): I am going up the stairs. Can't I go up the stairs, mom?

M: I would feel better if you knew how to get back down. Why don't you come here and tell me what  is new with you?

G: Well, I have my first tooth just starting to poke through.

M: It is pretty excited. And it looks like a few more are on their way as well. You will soon have a mouth full of teeth.
G: Well, that may mean I can eat even more things. There are so many things that I like to eat and so many that look really good and wish I could.

M: I am pretty impressed with what you eat each day. A whole piece of pizza, any vegetables and any fruit. It is great. What else is new?

G: I am getting really fast at crawling on my hands and knees.
M: You are. And sometimes your body goes faster then you hands and knees and you end up with a bump on the head.

G: That happens most often when I am trying to get to the window to see the tractors.

M: What else can you do?

G: I can clap and wave my hands. I also am getting braver at standing with only one hand.

M: You are a big, brave, boy and I can hardly believe you are almost one year old!

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