Monday, May 24, 2021

Evy at 9 Months Old

 
Evelyn "Evy" Forsyth
9 months old

Can you believe that Evelyn Forsyth is already nine months old? She is already trying to stand on her own. Do you think Evy looks like Gideon did at that age? 

 
Gideon Forsyth

 
Gideon Forsyth

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

85 comments:

  1. How is she 9 months old already! Time sure has flown by! And yes, she looks like Gideon’s twin😉

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  2. They look like two peas in a pod.

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  3. I was surprised to see the other day that Gideon (turned 3 in Feb.) is still in daytime diapers.

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    1. I'm not surprised. Surgeon was at that age too.

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    2. You would think these girls had lots of practice with potty training.

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    3. What a nice little passive-aggressive Mommy dig! It is not at all unusual for boys to potty train later, especially when there are younger babies in the house. My son was 3 1/2. That boy now has a Master's Degree and working as an electrical engineer. He didn't toddle off to kindergarten wearing a pull-up, either.

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    4. It seems to be pretty normal in the Duggar family. I'm not sure why they take so long to potty train the kids.

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    5. Every kid is different.

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    6. Judge much?

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    7. Like walking and talking potty training happens when the child is ready.

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    8. Did you see him in person?

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    9. I raised 4 healthy, happy children. All whom wore diapers until 3 or 3 1/2. PLEASE stop being so ugly and judgemental! If they're not ready, they will be soon and it's NOT your business!! BE. KIND.

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    10. Some kids take longer. I’m glad to see Joy and Austin aren’t pushing Gideon to potty train due to some false level of “mommy brag” that my kid was potty trained by 18 months! Stop with the comparison and judgement.

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    11. Wow, glad to see the comments that are realistic to combat the mean mom bullying. There is NO set time that every child will be ready to potty train at. As a matter of fact, there is NO set age for any child development marker. Children are not robots programmed to do certain things at certain times.

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    12. I think the point is that the Duggar mommies are home all day and are supposed to be well-versed in child care, that being their main job in life. It's so much easier to train as soon as possible and it saves money, especially when you have another in diapers and who knows how many more on the way. Diapers aren't cheap.

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    13. It is normal to compare kids to other kids! That is how Doctors can track growth and development percentiles to make sure your child is well or if the child has any problems that need addressing o help them grow and function properly.

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    14. I am not surprised that there are so many sanctimonious know-it-alls who seem to get their jollies from posting jabs at other moms. An expert in child development you are not!

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    15. It’s the right thing to wait until the child is ready. The only person you are training before that is yourself.

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    16. The child will learn when the child gets taught. Parents have to put forth effort to parent and potty training requires effort.

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    17. 1:38, that is just not true. It isn't easier to train as soon as possible, it's actually easier to train when the child's body is ready. Trying before the child is ready will result in a lot of frustration and accidents. It can be done in a few days or weeks when the child is ready.

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    18. @1:26. Mine too, he has a Master's in EE, owns his own condo and has a very good position.

      I have to laugh, looking back on the "potty mommy wars". I remember one mom at the park, who was comparing my son to hers. Hers was potty trained she said; mine was in "homemade" training pants. She was convinced my son was intellectually handicapped. Years latter, her son barely made it through high school and works as an unskilled laborer. Mine went to a highly competitive university.

      At the drug store, buying diapers for for my 18 month old, the clerk asked me how old my child was and then asked why was he still in diapers. Was he stupid? She was, she said, trained at 12 months. I responded by telling her that, no, she was not trained. Her mom was trained to when to put her on the potty. And if she was such an intellectual power house, why was her career being a cashier at a drug store?

      Only stupid people make comments on if a child is potty trained or not. They know nothing about child development.

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    19. Nice name calling 9:32. I thought name calling was against the rules here. Nice shaming the store clerk, the mom at the park, and her son, too. And you're worried about the comments others are making?

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    20. @10:54 Nailed it. Couldn't have said it better.

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    21. 10:54 You cannot teach a child to potty train if they're not developmentally ready. The same is true of talking, crawling, walking, etc. You look for cues from your child and go from there, not force them to do something on YOUR time table.

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    22. 9:32, Master's, own condo, very good position, highly competitive university...all because you didn't potty train early? And if you do potty train early, you end up an unskilled laborer or a store clerk? Thank you for the child development lesson.

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    23. @11:58 I think you missed the point, which is that children who potty train later is not an indication of a dysfuntional human being in the making. Also, just because a child trains early, does not mean they are ahead of the game intellectually or with long development/ adjustment. There were some comments here implying that a child who is out of diapers early is somehow a product of better parenting and on the road to a better life in general.

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    24. 10:22 : A child is 100% reliant on the parent or parents for care, so yes, it is on the parents' timetable. An infant or toddler can't tell time or know what a calendar or clock even is. LOL

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    25. Gideon has been in the kitchen baking cookies, so if he can follow those instructions, he can follow other instructions too.

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    26. Why are you surprised? Surely you know kids progress at different rates -- RIGHT?

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    27. 9:43 A child may not be able to tell time, but parents have to revolve their lives pretty much around the needs of their kids. Otherwise, they wouldn't be waking up at 2 AM to feed an infant or losing sleep when they're sick. Trying to "train" a child to use the potty before he or she is developmentally ready is counterproductive, IMO. Every single child is different and if you go into parenthood thinking they are, you'll be sadly disaapointed.

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    28. 10:48, you don't need strong bladder muscles to bake cookies. 😂

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    29. @11:58 I understood that early potty training nor other physical milestones are NOT indicative of intellectual development. YOU MISUNDERSTOOD my post. I supported my child's development, not imposed on that development based on the views of others or based on my own convenience. As a result, my child was not frustrated by unreasonable expectations, expectations he was NOT able to meet because of his physical development at the time. I UNDERSTOOD child development, both physical and intellectual.

      Unfortunately, there are mothers who put too much importance on physical milestones as if those milestones are somehow indicative of their "superior" parenting and/or their child's superior intelligence. That is NOT the case.

      Those two example I cited are perfect examples. They thought that my children, because they were not early walkers or potty trained at 12 months were intellectually deficit. It is rather funny because my children have tested IQs in the top 1% of the population (Mensa is only top 2 to 3%). I cited those examples to prove a point.

      Young parents, RELAX. Your child will be potty trained when they are ready.

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    30. This is perhaps the dumbest argument I've seen here on the blog, and I've seen some dillies. All thanks to the original unkind comment by 11:02. I'll just leave it at that.

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  4. Happy 9 months old Evy. You sure are a cutie. Yes I think she looks like Gideon. I enjoy watching you grow in Counting On. I can't wait to watch the show again. Hopefully soon! I love it. Natasha b

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  5. Such adorable little ones! They are both cute as can be!

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  6. Definitely they look like brother and sister!

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  7. She looks exactly like Gideon now...and they look like Austin.

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  8. Pregnancy announcement to follow. lol

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  9. I bet she’ll be walking by 11 months

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  10. Already growing into a little lady.

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  11. They look identical! If the pictures weren't labeled I wouldn't be able to tell them apart.

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  12. She is precious and yes she does look like her big bro. I would be so interested in your insight about how the family is handling the two Evy/Evie named girls. I don’t get too hung up on duplicates but with first cousins that has to be a little confusing. Do they pronounce them differently (short e long e) or something? Or is Evie vuolo always using her middle name?

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  13. A little like Gideon, but not much. She is herself.

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  14. 2 babies, 2 mini Austins

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  15. Evy is adorable! <3 In the beginning, I thought she most strongly resembled Austin and Gideon, but now I think she's looking more like Joy in the face. Either way though, she & Gideon both are so cute!

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  16. Yup. Just like her bro.

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  17. She definitely looks like Gideon alright; and it also looks like she's got grandpa Pop's nose. 🤭

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  18. Both she and Gideon are a mix of both parents,Gideon looks a little more like Austin and Evy looks a little more like Joy, they do resemble each other but not a lot,maybe they'll look more like each other when their a little older.

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  19. Awe, what a cute photo of Evelyn!!!!! I love how big her smile is.

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  20. She is growing like a weed. she does look like her brother.

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  21. Evy is a cutie. I think she does look a lot like her brother

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  22. Evy is adorable. She does look like Gideon at that age. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  23. What an adorable little girl. I see a lot of Austin's features in her.

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  24. Evy does look like her brother.

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  25. OMG she does look like big bro Gideon at that age! Hope as she gets older,she will be a mini-me of Joy when she was little and first appeared on TV.

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  26. I think they both look very much like their daddy on these pictures !

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  27. They are both cute! Joy seems to love being a mom.

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  28. Why do you celebrate 9 months and not just wait for her 1 year old Birthday? Yes, she is a sweetie.

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    1. It's just an update picture, not celebrating her age.

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  29. In his photo, Gideon resembles a cute cartoon!

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  30. Do Duggars women practice breast feeding or formula feeding? When in USA usually give children other food except milk??

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    1. I think they usually nurse at the start, but we know at least one of the daughters-in-law had to supplement. Solids (soft ones) are usually started around 4 to 6 months.

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    2. I nursed both my boys until they self weaned. I introduced baby foods around 5 months. Also was told not to give them regular milk until a year old because their bodies can't digest it b fore the.

      OhioMama

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    3. I think they breastfeed.

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    4. Start on baby food at 6 months.

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    5. You can't really ask "in the USA". The mothers here vary wildly. I breastfed exclusively until my daughter was a year old. She did not eat baby food. She breastfed until she was three but ate normal food more and more as she got older. I don't believe in baby food or formula.

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  31. Happy B-Day Gideon, U are super cute, happy, and I bet he's a hugable Guy!!!! Joy I mean it, Gideon is wonderful, and he makes me smile, like U did/do since U were 13, and became a warrior!!!!!

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    1. Justine, Gideon’s birthday was in February

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    2. No Justine, you're not silly! We all make mistakes and there's a lot of Duggars to keep up with. LOL I really like the way your encourage others. Don't stop being you, ok? :)

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  32. Here's hoping that Joy & Austin, are enjoying their 4th Anniversary!!!!!!

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  33. Dear Ivy, I hope that you are having, a fantastic 2nd Birthday!!!!

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  34. Gideon was born huge, over 10 lbs. and then he either lost weight or just grew fast, he was not like a plump when he was a baby Evy is much fuller looking that Gideon in that age, and they look quite different. She looks a little like Gideon now, but not when he was a baby.

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  35. No, I really can’t believe the sisters are naming their kids — born in rapid succession — Ivy and Evy. Then again, their parents named daughters Joy Anna and Johannah.

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    1. Don't forget Jinger named her daughter Evangeline, which is also very similar. So three similar names in a short time period!

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    2. But Johannah became Hanni.

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    3. Evangeline can be shortened to Van.

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    4. Wow, that would be a shame to take a pretty name like Evangeline and shorten it to Van. Reminds me of that character on the Reba sitcom.

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    5. Evangeline can be shortened to "Eva" or "Evy" also. Or to "Angie".

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  36. Evy and Gideon are adorable. Then seem like happy children.

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  37. Hey Ellie! Just for fun, could we have a guess when jessas baby will be born/gender/name post?

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  38. To May 28, 9:17. I tried potty training my son when he was 2 1/2. He just wouldn't cooperate. On a routine visit to his pediatrician, I told him of the difficulties I had potty training my son. He laughed and said the only person I was training was me. He said that some boys' sphincter muscles do not mature as early and when he was ready, it would happen quickly. About 6 months later, I caught him taking his diaper off and "squatting". I hurriedly picked him up and took him to the potty. When I went to put the diaper back on he said no....big boy pants. That was it. Never wore a diaper again, even at night when he never wet the bed. Thank you for saying what you did.

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    1. Exactly. Anyone who thinks every single child will do something at the exact same age just does not understand child growth and development. This mommy shaming doesn't reflect badly on the mom or child - it only reflects badly on the shamer.

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