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"a portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013."

Stella: Splashing in the baby pool.

We've made some backtracks in swimming these past few weeks, I think because I pushed a little too hard.

As a teeny tiny little thing, she took her first steps just before one. And then refused to walk again until 15 months.

When will I learn? You can't push this willful and circumspect little person. She does things in her own time. When she's good and ready and sure that she'll be successful. 

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Aren't these from last week beautiful?