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9 months old

Dear Elliot,

I’m a day late, but I’ve been sick for the last few days and this month has been busy!

I hate to start this letter off with bad news, but your Great Uncle Dietmar passed away the Monday before Thanksgiving. He was my Uncle (Vweko in Ukrainian) and Godfather, and a great, hard-working man. He will be missed by many. I flew to Berlin, Germany with Babcha and Teta Lida to be with the rest of our family for his funeral. It was a sad trip, but it was so nice to spend time with everyone. I wish you could have met him, but one day I’ll tell you all about him and hopefully after that you’ll feel like you have.

Now on to some happy news! You have a new cousin from Aunt Charity and Uncle Chris! He was born on Thursday night and his name is Cody. We met him today and he’s so little and so precious. It’s hard to believe you were that small only 9 months ago. He’s your cousin closest in age, and I hope you will be great friends!

As for milestones, something very exciting happened this month… you said Mama! And now you just won’t stop saying it. That’s okay because it’s music to my ears! Daddy and I are trying to teach you to say Dada now, but no luck so far. I know you’ll just blurt it out one day and it’ll make Daddy SO happy.

You’re not walking yet, but you’re getting really close. Though, if it were up to me I’d have you wait at least another 3 months. I’m not ready for a walker yet. I can’t barely keep up with a crawler! I’ll be so proud when you take your first steps though, regardless of when it happens.

Until next time…

Love,
Mama

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3 thoughts on “9 months old

  1. Aw, thanks Marilia! I need to make more time to update and vary my content (Elliot, Elliot, Elliot), but it’ll be nice to have to look back to when he’s older! :]

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