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Well we moved back home around two months ago. We are hopefully getting our own place in two weeks.

Angelique is starting to babble. I swear she said "mama" today (I have a witness!). Here's some pictures of her standing after pulling herself up! She can't exactly stand, but she's getting there! Hard to believe she's only 6.5 months old! Still no hair, if she's anything like her parents, she won't until she's 3, lol!

Starting to crawl out of her baby dome

Tuckered out with Daddy

That hand has to be going numb...

First time at the park!


Crawling out, reaching for that Pepsi!

Standing up!


Angelique and her "twin" lol. (Cousin, 1.5 months younger and bigger than she!)
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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She's beautiful!! Her eyes are gorgeous!
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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Do you not have a vacuum? I'm just wondering, there's so much stuff on the floor that your baby could get a hold of and choke on. That's scary!
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replied October 23rd, 2008
She is a very beautiful baby! Love her eyes Smile

I agree with Terra, that floor looks disgusting and you should clean it up. How could you have your child living in such a dirty environment? Why would YOU want to live like that?

And if she is crawling out of her bassinet thing, she is too big for it. I'd be careful with her leaning out of it like that too. Her head could have busted open.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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What big blue eyes she has! I think she looks just like you.

I am in no way trying to be rude but I really think that that looks like a very unsanitary environment for a baby. When she starts to crawl she is going to need clean open space on the floor, and that carpet really doesn't look like a good idea for a little baby to be on or near.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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Why can I never post something without anyone commenting on how horrible a mother I am?

It's my inlaws house. It's basically the community house, and no, they don't have a vacuum. It's the only thing she has to play in right now, I'm sorry we don't have the money to buy anything else right now, we are in the midst of getting our own place, but of course you already read that part.

And yes, she has fallen out of it a few times. She has caught herself with her hands, than slowly lowered herself to her head. And while I'm talking about it, she's fell off the bed and couch about three times now. She's a perfectly happy and content baby, and no bruises or such to speak of. I'm sorry my parenting skills aren't up to everyone's standards.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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It's not that we're trying to nitpick, we're bringing up things that are very obvious. I hope you get your own place soon, because a baby should not be living in that type of environment, seriously. I'm not trying to be rude, I just think it's sad. Good luck on getting your own place.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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Why can I never post something without anyone commenting on how horrible a mother I am?

It's my inlaws house. It's basically the community house, and no, they don't have a vacuum. It's the only thing she has to play in right now, I'm sorry we don't have the money to buy anything else right now, we are in the midst of getting our own place, but of course you already read that part.

And yes, she has fallen out of it a few times. She has caught herself with her hands, than slowly lowered herself to her head. And while I'm talking about it, she's fell off the bed and couch about three times now. She's a perfectly happy and content baby, and no bruises or such to speak of. I'm sorry my parenting skills aren't up to everyone's standards.


No one said you were a horrible mother, just dirty. How could you NOT expect anyone to say anything about the living conditions when you post on here and it is so noticeable? You and that child really don't need be be living in filth like that. It's called cleaning and normal people do it everyday. You dpn't need a vacuum cleaner to pick up a coke/pepsi bottle or pick large pieces of trash up off the floor.

Maybe you should watch her a little better if she is falling so muc and only 6-7 months old. You should be helping her NOT fall off the couch as you type away on the computer. . r maybe not let her on the couch at all. Do you realize she can get a concussion if she doesn't catch herself? she can die from that if it's not taken care of.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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No one's saying you're a bad mother. I'm sorry if that's what you're taking from these comments. People are just concerned with the living conditions that are visible in these pictures. There are large pieces of paper and metal on the floors that Angelique could put in her mouth. There's a 2 liter pepsi bottle under her bassinet that she's risking her safety trying to reach. Which brings up another point - if she's able to pull herself up and/or stand in there, it's a major warning sign that she's outgrown it and that it's no longer safe for her to be in there.

That's why people have commented the way they have - these are safety concerns. Babies deserve to be in clean enviroments and kept from harming themselves whenever possible. I admit that I'm disturbed that you took pictures when she was bent halfway out of her bassinet reaching for that bottle - I would have dropped my camera and ran forward to keep her from falling, personally. Or, if she'd been pulling up before then, I wouldn't have had her in there anymore.

She's a beautiful little girl, and people are only replying because they're concerned.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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Exactly.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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I agree with what others have said about the safety of your little girl and that bassinet. It looks far too dangerous than good for her. If she can even get up on her knees in there then it is too big for her because she can tip herself out of there.

Maybe you can go to the salvation army or goodwill and find a pack and play so that she can have more room to play.
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replied October 25th, 2008
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she is so beautiful. . looks like she gets into alot of mischief

i had one of those bassinets but william decided to go in it and broke it. probably only suitable when they are less mobile
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replied October 27th, 2008
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I have to agree with what everyone is saying. The first thing I noticed was that she was practically falling out of the bassinet and then the floor was really bad.

I know that I am a paranoid mother and am a germaphobe mainly due to Luke being more susceptible to infections but still, when she starts crawling on the ground and then putting things in her mouth that could be dangerous.

I vacumm every day and sweep at least 2-3 times a day and Luke STILL finds stuff to put in his mouth. I don't know from where but somewhere he gets it. It would be sooo much harder to deal with that if I didn't take all the precautions that I do.

A pack and play is a great idea. We use one with Luke a lot when we are going somewhere that I don't think that floor will be very clean ie my Grandma's house.

We are not trying to be rude just letting you know from personal experience that bad things happen when floors are unclean and babies start pulling up and crawling. Our jobs as mothers is hard and we may feel like we get judged sometimes but it is not judging it's educating you. Before I had Luke there was so much I didn't know. I have learned a lot over the past year and I am passing some of the information on to you. I am soooo glad that other mothers did that same thing for me.

All that said. She is very beautiful and looks very healthy:)
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replied December 6th, 2008
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To be honest, she's your baby and so wherever it is that you're living, it's your duty to make sure that it's a safe, clean and tidy place for her to be. I'm sure your relatives wouldn't mind you taking a vacuum to the carpet. It's fine that you don't have a place of your own but at least make sure that where you ARE living is a suitable place to be bringing up a baby.

She is beautiful.
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hi tanya
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