April 29th

she’s really into little pom-poms and this jean jacket from Jenn // skinned knees are easily fixed by hugs from daddy // pizza also helps // Sally Hansen in Eel Skin // last summer Gwen had these polka dot chambray romperalls that I LOVED; I dressed her in them constantly and was so sad when she outgrew them. this year they have a nearly identical pair in an anchor print and I can already tell we’re going to get a lot of use out of them

I think I might have mentioned before that Gwen is tall. She’s just SO TALL, idek. I measured her the other day and she’s closer to the average height for a 22-month-old, which I think is pretty impressive for someone who isn’t quite 18 months yet.

One thing I’ve noticed about this is I sometimes have trouble finding jeans that fit her well. In leggings and sweatpants a 2T size fits her fine, but the jeans are almost always too tight. Most toddler jeans don’t fit her still-chubby baby body, but baby jeans are usually too short. She only has one pair of jeans right now (from The Gap) and so she hardly wears them. When I do dress her in them she is baffled and stares at her legs like “What the heck???”

It’s actually been a pretty rough couple of days in baby land. On Friday she looked super-cute playing in the backyard in her little jean shorts, but after falling down on the flagstone path a few times her exposed knees were good and skinned. She also ended up with a fat lip. That was nothing tho, compared to last night when Gwen and I both fell down and got hurt. I can barely even explain what happened, other than it was an accident and it was my fault. I can already tell this is something I’ll feel bad about for the rest of my life. We were a worried she might have a serious injury so Taylor and I spent a fun evening in the emergency room with her. Happily, outside of some superficial scrapes, a couple of bruises and a re-fattening of her previous fat lip she’s fine. I’m also scraped and bruised, but mostly just INCREDIBLY INCREDIBLY guilty.

5 Replies to “April 29th”

  1. Tall lady over here! I’m 6′ tall as an adult, was 24″ long at birth, and was at the top of height charts my entire childhood. Kind of a weird suggestion, but once she’s big enough for girls clothing, take a look at Wrangler jeans. They come in a long size for kids, which I believe is rare! I lived in Wranglers in elementary school because literally no other brands were long enough for me.

  2. Gwen has the same hair do I had through my twenties, makes me long for non greying hair! I love her baby chubbyness- she’s such a beautiful little girl. Don’t feel bad for having an accident. X

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