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month two

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Dear Chicken,

I can't believe we're about to begin Month 3! This month I really did start using your name more (instead of all the nicknames) but for some reason, "Chicken" has stuck with me. I've started to call you the dog's name and caught myself but this week I almost called her your name. I think that's an oddly good sign. What I'm wondering is how do those families do it? You know, the ones with like 12 kids with names that all start with the same letter? Do they ever get the kid's name right? Or does the common first letter give them a split second more to come up with the right one?
So if there had to be a theme for this month, I think it would be The Month That You Christened Us As Parents. I know Month 1 was the one where I gave birth but this one has been a bit more challenging/interesting in several areas. I had mentioned at the end of last month that you had gotten your little bodily fluids on both your father and me. Well, I've now…

meeting great grandma

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Last month we took the baby to Austin to meet her great grandmother. She is Hubby's mother's mother and turned 100 the day before Daughter was born. Multiple things about that sentence are awesome. Anyway, I was very excited that they got to meet.

This was the second time Grandma was in a 4-generation situation. She was the grandmother that time. I can't imagine being a great grandmother. I doubt it will happen since I got started with children fairly late and I don't think I have these crazy longevity genes that Hubby's family seem to have. I guess I'll have to settle for being a grandma one day. No pressure, dear Daughter.

She also got to meet one of her first cousins once removed. I think he was smitten. And she seemed pretty comfortable with him, too.

baby model

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I'm going to have to start keeping notes if I plan on writing a letter to this baby every month. I forgot to say anything about her meeting her great-grandmother or about her having her first pro pics taken. I guess I'll be forced to post about each individually. Here are a few of my favorite shots (all by the fabulously talented Monique Montoya).