Sunday, February 22, 2009

She's not a baby "anymo"

"Baby Love" has been my term of endearment for my sweet girl since she was born. Now, she's not too pleased with this pet name. "I'm NOT a baby anymo Mama!" she yells when I slip and call her Baby Love. She's a big girl, you know.

Some recent things about Maggie:

  • Her imagination is in full force. We play House just about every night these days. She's typically the Mama and Andrew and I are the babies. Sometimes, I'm assigned to be Izzy, Andrew is Baby Elliot and Maggie is of course Aunt Amie. Max is a white stuffed polar bear. She makes us sleep in the crib (her toddler bed) and reads us stories. Of course, this gets a bit tricky when we try to slip into parent mode and tell her what she needs to do (like pick out jammies for bed, go to the potty, etc) and she tells us, "Babies don't talk!"
  • She is naming just about everything these days. She's real into her puppies. We have Odie & Missy (name of my mom's dogs), Lola & Babalu (Andrew's dad and stepmom's dogs), Cassie, Pinkie, Frenchie. Her favorite teddy bears are Strawberry and Chocolate Brownie. If she doesn't have a name or doesn't know the name of someone, she assigns names like Liki, Kiki, Coco, Leecy. Odie's official name is Odie KikiLeechy. Cracks me up.
  • I can only get her to eat two vegetables--edamame and broccoli. She is a picky eater and we're trying to continue to encourage her to try more things. Unsuccessfully so far, but still trying.
  • She's is still a Daddy's Girl through and through. She's sweeter to me when he isn't around, but still prefers him hands down over me when we're both around. Andrew is real good about speaking to her sternly if she says something like, "I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to DADDY." He doesn't tolerate it and makes her apologize. It helps
  • Relationships really interest her. She loves to understand who is related. If I say GaGa, she immediately asks, "Your mama?" Told her we were going to Aunt Bobby's house (Deb's) and she says, "Your best friend?"

Speaking of Mama, she is whining and saying, "I want to be on you! Get off the computer!" Gotta go. I leave you with some recent pictures.












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16 comments:

~~Mel~~ said...

AWWW! Baby love she will always be...but she sure is getting big.

Sheri Holthe (Oleson) said...

I am a LONG time lurker back from Allie's pages and I just had to let you know that when I saw that last picture (in her robe) I saw Allie's eyes...the big blue Allie eyes. Maggie sounds like quite the girl..hopefully we will all be reading about her little brother or sister soon :)

Bethany said...

I've been reading for years as well but rarely comment. I can't believe how old Maggie is getting. She is absolutely adorable!

Kristina said...

IAWTC! The one about Allies Eyes! You have the prettiest girlS!

Devine Memories Photography said...

Love sweet Maggie. I was just thinking the same thing, her eyes are so much like Allie's.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow!
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Robin said...

Beautiful and looking so grown up!

monicac2 said...

She's adorable. Such a big girl now! And she looks like her dad, too!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

They do grow up so fast. She is so adorable Jenny!

3fishies said...

No doubt she's going to be an actress. Or maybe a writer! Where did she get that talent?? I love watching her turn into a little lady! She's too cute, sweet & precious for words.

Frank said...

Brinley did the same pretend play. Frank and I would be put to bed in her and Addie's beds and have to lay there FOREVER! Yes, we also heard our words coming out of her mouth and it was difficult to get her to transition back to our real roles as Mommy and Daddy - she was the Mommy and if we kept disobeying we would go to timeout.

Coleen said...

That last comment was actually from Coleen!

Ashley H. said...

I agree with everyone else....Maggie is such a charmer. What a beautiful sweetie pie! Although I don't "know" you, I still can't wait to hear when you're expecting again. :)

mama2one said...

I'm not a freak. Just a lurker. And have been since the day after Allie passed away. I had a dream about you last night. Maybe you should take a pregnancy test now. haha.

Sarah said...

She is heartbreaker gorgeous!! My little one (4 in May) is going through the "I'm not a baby anymore" stage too.

Jo. said...

Ahhh, made a comment but lost it in cyberspace ..... !!!

Also coming out of lurkdom here - have been following your story(s) since Alli was born (on the BBC December boards), and rarely comment - but I do have to agree, Maggie definitely has her big sisters beautiful blue eyes. I can't believe how big she is getting - she's right though - she's not a baby anymo'!

I wish you the best of luck in expanding your family. I also want to congratulate you on the weight loss (meant to comment on that awhile back!). It's very inspiring to read about - very much a kick to the butt that I've been looking for LOL - let's hope it works over here ....!!

Kimberly said...

She looks more and more like you every day! Meredith (my 3 year old) gets really mad when I refer to her and her 2 year old brother as "the little kids". She yells "I'm not a little kid, I'm a big kid". It's a habit when I refer to them since I also have an almost 6 year old. I've started calling them stuff like "the goofballs" or "the crazy kids" and I'm able to get away with those names :). I love reading your blog and have been with you since almost the beginning. Keep writing girl and I'm so proud of all you've done!