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September 12, 2002 - Thursday
Jeremy has been home all week while his baby-sitter has been on vacation. His mother has stayed home a couple days, but Monday and today he was with me all day.

Jeremy has taken a fascination in drinking from a glass and often comes back several times for a sip from a glass of water I might be drinking. Of course, by the time he's done his shirt is all wet and there is cluster of wet spots on the chair, but it's only water. This morning during breakfast I got him his own little glass of water and for some reason let him hold it himself when there was about an inch of water left in it. But, that was no problem for Jeremy and it was much earlier than when Harry first drank from a glass.

Jeremy's been seen standing on his own for very brief periods, but today he did so near the coffee table for a solid five seconds and maybe closer to ten.

His mother has been telling me about Jeremy's love of playing ball and his understanding of throwing it back and forth (that's also something Harry didn't do for many more months). Jeremy gets such a kick out of throwing it, and then he giggles even more when you roll it back.

When it was time for a nap this afternoon, I sang Jeremy to sleep. Of course, that's a major part of my past with Harry, but Jeremy always seemed to get more distracted by it. But, today, he was tired and the old methods worked like a charm: a little head rubbing, a little hand holding, and a little of "What a Wonderful World" and "El Condor Pasa."

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