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Worth a few thousand words - Elizabeth Unexplained
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greyautumnrain
greyautumnrain
Worth a few thousand words
Margaret may not crawl on her front yet, but she is a grand master of the back scoot

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A girl and her dinosaur

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This one needs a caption, the expression is classic Margaret

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mjperson From: mjperson Date: October 21st, 2008 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Do note that the official name for that creature is a "Duck".
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 21st, 2008 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Duck? Hmmm. Perhaps we should just go with it's given name, which appears to be something like 'AAAAAhbloooooooga'
mjperson From: mjperson Date: October 21st, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, Ahblooga is a pretty good name for a duck. That'll work fine.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: October 21st, 2008 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the caption on that last one is "how the heck did I get a dad with such goofy expressions?"
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 21st, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I always say that they become people at three months, and here she is, having expressions of her own!

Thanks for the pix.
psychohist From: psychohist Date: October 24th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think she's starting to think a bit.

Usually when Elizabeth leaves for work in the morning, she puts Margaret in the bed with me, because I'm still mostly asleep. Then when mommy is gone for a while, Margaret gets worried and starts bawling. This morning she started bawling as soon as she was put in the bed. I think she's figured out that getting put in the bed with a sleeping daddy means she isn't going to see mommy again for 9 hours - which must be a baby week or so.

Then when I woke up enough to look at her and talk to her, she quieted down, smiled at me, and made what I'm starting to think of as baby sign for "mommy" - she stretches her neck and head out to one side with an open mouth as if she wants to nurse. Two months ago, she did that when she really did want to nurse, but now she seems to do it to get me to give her to mommy, even if she just wants to be held. I think crying was an attempt to get mommy to come back, and the baby sign was an attempt to get daddy to trek through the magical path to the room where mommy is hidden - she knows he can do it, because he's done it a few times before when mommy was missing.

Unfortunately daddy was being uncooperative, and eventually she dropped back off to sleep for a bit, before being picked up by Jomkwan, the au pair. Jomkwan may not be mommy, but Margaret always seems happy to see her.
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