Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ten Months!

Ten months!


Maggie is ten months old. These photo shoots are getting dang near impossible! Child will not stay on her back for two consecutive seconds. Insanity! Also, yeah, I think her knees and feet are kind of dirty? What can I say? She's constantly crawling around our dusty, dirty house!

Ten months!


When I found out we were having a girl, everyone told me how much easier and less active they are than little boys. But Maggie is a very active little girl. She does not seem as insane or destructive as Joe was, but my bet is on her walking earlier than he did. Joe walked at 13 months. Maggie can already stand up without support. She cruises furniture and can take one step, from one piece of furniture to another, unsupported. So I'm thinking Miss Margaret Joy is going to walk before a year. Who knows? Only time will tell.

But heavens above, she is cute! Right? My brown-eyed lassie.

Ten months!

As often happens in Oakland in the late Spring, we're in the middle of a big heat wave. The sort of heat wave that gets your hopes up about your tomato crop, and makes you want to sew (and wear) shorts.  So I whipped up a pair of Big Butt Baby Shorts, using red linen/cotton and a scrap of precious Heather Ross for the rear panel.

Ten months!

You know that our tomatoes are going to be terribly disappointed when the fog rolls in in June, of course. Who knows how often we will be wearing shorts ...


And she's off! Mermaid butt!!!

Ten months!


As a mother of a speech delayed kid, who, by the way, seemed perfectly normal at Maggie's age, at least to this inexperienced first time mom, I tend to second guess myself on the whole speech development thing with her. Like, I thought maybe she said "Mama"? I think that maybe she babbles a bit more than Joe did? But maybe not, maybe I just imagined it? Her poor pediatrician asks a simple question "what sounds does she say?" and it turns into an hour long, self-doubting diatribe on the other kid.

But recently she has started waving and saying, with perfectly clarity, "buh buh."  Usually after the person leaving has left the building, but nonetheless.

So, yeah, I think she does say "mama"! Be still my heart. Joe (love that boy to bits and pieces) didn't say "mama" until he was a good deal past two. Of course, Joe's speech is all the more special and precious for the wait, but then, so is Maggie's when it comes down to it. This mama does not take "mama" for granted.

Ten months!


Of course, most of the time, she's saying, "buh buh mama!" She has places to go! Things to explore! A brother to keep up with! "Peace out, mama!" But still, I'll take it! Love you, Bunny Sweets Maggie McGee. Catch ya later, Pumpkin Berry.*

* Yes, I give my children embarrassing pet names. Lots of them.

3 comments:

  1. Mermaid butt!! <3 Maggie. Love her look in the final photo. Precious as always.

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  2. oh my - the cuteness is unbearable! and i give my kids the most embarrassing nicknames as well! ;)

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