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February 5 to March 4, 2002 (34th month)

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Sunday, March 3, 2002
Maeve almost dressed herself.  She took off her pajamas and put her shirt on, but was only able to get one leg into her pants.

Thursday, February 28, 2002
Maeve said that Jill's foot needed fixing.  She went and got gloves to get ready for whatever examination or surgery she would have to do.

Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Maeve told Jill to lay down on the couch, and Maeve started performing CPR on Jill.  Maeve said they were going to the hospital.  Jill asked Maeve if she was a doctor or a paramedic, and Maeve said that she was a paramedic.

Saturday, February 23, 2002
Maeve took a little bag of carrots outside with her when we were playing the back yard, near where the previous owners had left a statue of Mary. Jill and I had considered how to dispose of the statue, but decided instead to just make a collection of tacky lawn ornaments, including the pink flamingo that I bought last year. Maeve tried to feed Mary some carrots.

Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Maeve loves the real-life medical shows on TV.  Those shows are her first choices, followed by motorcycle or auto races, and animal shows.  She knows what a beating heart looks like, so when we see open heart surgery she recognizes it right away.  Sometimes the ER shows and Paramedic shows are a little intense.  I'm not sure that she should be watching this kind of show at her age, but I try to explain everything in a way that she can understand and won't scare her.  Today Jill found her "operating" on Tubby with her sword.

Sunday, February 17, 2002
Hilde is lifting her entire body off the floor now, with only her feet and hands touching the ground.  She isn't crawling yet, but she does push herself backwards well.

Wednesday, February 13, 2002
In the bathtub tonight, Hilde kept putting her head underwater and kicking.  We joked that Hilde might teach Maeve to swim this summer.

Monday, February 11, 2002
I had replaced part of Jill's exhaust system.  I jacked up the car and rolled around under the car.  Maeve didn't want to help, but I did tell her what I needed to do, and she saw me in my work clothes after I finished.

Today Maeve used her wagon to "jack up" her helicopter.  She came back from her room with extra clothes on and Jill asked what she was doing.  Maeve said she was fixing her helicopter, and that she needed to wear work clothes to roll around on the ground.

Friday, February 8, 2002
Maeve and Hilde were laying on the bed while Maeve was getting her diaper changed.  Hilde quickly rolled over and grabbed a large clump of Maeve's hair.  I keep asking Maeve if she wants to get a haircut like mine, so Hilde can't grab it, but she always declines my offer.

Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Hilde went for her six month check-up today. She was 26.75 inches long and weighed 19 lb 1 oz. She is still growing pretty well, compared with her 2 month and 4 month check-up measurements.  Hilde is four lbs heavier than Maeve at Maeve's 8 month checkup, and only 1/4 inch shorter.  There was only one shot, and she was asleep when she got it. She woke up to cry for a few minutes, but then went back to sleep.

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