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May 28, 2013

Forrpist di Gahtti

AKA, this guy right here.

He’s our semi-Italian baby, according to his older brother, who has been experimenting with nonsense sounds a lot recently. Which is really funny and fun, but also confusing because sometimes I think I’m just not understanding what he’s saying. And then he smiles and I know he’s trying to trick me. I love his face when he’s trying to play the jokester. One day we heard him calling his little brother “Forrpist”, and then soon it was “Forrpist di Gahtti”. We’re rolling with it.

And Forrest. Ahem, Mr. Di Gahtti as I’ve started calling him, he’s really coming into his own. He crawls FAST with one knee and one foot, just like a very busy spider (another nickname courtesy of big bro), he stands and sits and stands and sits over and over again. He babbles and chortles and watches and thinks and does. He throws balls clear across the room. And taught himself to crawl down stairs when I wasn’t looking. (EEEE!) He’s such a headstrong little guy already. Second babies, it seems, just figure it out.

He has 6 little teeth, all new in the last month. I adore his toothy little smile. And his thighs and toes and strawberry hair and the way he says “buh-by” to every airplane that he sees. And that he’s actually turning into kind of a snuggly guy. I love that he buries his head between my shoulder and my chin and rests there for a few minutes to regroup.

Also, he’s going to be one in 4 weeks. ONE. I am not ready.

PS. Hi! I’m not even going to talk about how long it’s been since I’ve posted. Just know that I always have this tab open on my computer but the time, oh the time. Or lack of it. Volumes could be written on “the balance”. I haven’t found it just yet. But I’m trying. And I do know that it feels really good to be here. More soon.


  1. alia said on May 29, 2013

    I still read your blog whenever you post thanks to bloglovin <3

    ps: 6 teeth in one month….yikes!

  2. Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ said on May 29, 2013

    So thrilled that you finally posted!!! Your little boy is beautiful.

  3. anne-marie said on May 29, 2013

    balance, smalance. things are looking good! so happy to see a new post and a smiling face or two.

  4. allison said on May 29, 2013

    woohoo for little brothers! love this post…obviously! and loved your post on The Littlest as well!

    we are same same, but different over here…miles crawled halfway up the stairs while my back was turned for 2 seconds (such a proud smile he gave me when i found him!) and how in the world can they be almost one already?? i keep telling myself that the balance will come – it will, right?! :)

  5. elizabeth said on May 29, 2013

    perfect in every way. xxxo

  6. Laura said on May 30, 2013

    Please write about the balance soon! Lovely boys xx

  7. S.K. said on May 30, 2013

    he’s so cute! I know how busy 1 yr. olds (or almost one year olds :P) can be; I’m nannying one right now! Plus his twin 5yr. old sisters! Busy place. I value nap time.

  8. Jennifer said on May 30, 2013

    What a little doll! SO similar to my little guy, hair color and all. We went from 3 teeth to 8 in two weeks! As for balance…. what is that? reading a book, cooking dinner in a somewhat relaxed state, alone time with my husband and seeing friends…friends….what friends??? : ) The dust will settle eventually and then we will wax nostalgic for our little squishy babies who needed us for so much (while also rejoicing having a bit more independence). Your writing and blog are beautiful.
    Inhale, exhale.

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