the THIRD Annual Margaretpalooza


Friday, February 25, 2011

Six Months

You've made it to another milestone: Your very first Half Birthday, congratulations.

Somewhere in the last month you became very, VERY demonstrative of your feelings. I shouldn't find your irritated grunts and moans as funny as I do. But someday, god willing, when you have children of your own you will understand. It's been a very busy month for you. You seem to be convinced that the big kid's stuff is way better than yours, and god dammit, you want it.

You're still in the 95th%ile for head height and weight! You just won't quit. You're 20lbs 9oz and 30in tall.

Margaret CAN:
  • pass things from hand to hand
  • pick up small objects
  •  sit completely unassisted
  •  roll [back to front AND front to back, but only when she feels like it]
  • feed herself!

Margaret likes:
  • grown up food and still wants you to share
  • her sippee cup, especially if it has apple juice
  • Puffs!
  • fresh peaches and cherries
  • the sounds: oink, quack and woof
  • Sid the Science Kid
  • Sesame Street

Margaret does not like:
  • people who won't share grown up food, yes sometimes that includes me
  • reclining, she will sit herself up or use toy bars to pull herself to a seated position if put in a bouncer or infant rocker- this is most distressing
  • the sounds: neigh, moo and cluck

You've come a long way baby and I super, duper, ouper, schmooper love you.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

An unfortunate first

We've finally found something that you are not head over heels for. Grape Juice. I didn't give you straight juice, it was mixed with water.
Oh well, lesson learned.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday to Meeeee!

No one is going to believe me- because I can't take a picture to prove it. But you have real teeth now. They're sharp. Before it was something you could feel, not see. Now they are OH so visible.

For my birthday you gave me a bite. A love nibble, if you will.
Thank you for that.

I'm not so sure I'm down with you getting two at once though. I'm hoping we don't have to do all of your teeth 2 at a time, that might get uncomfortable.
For everyone.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Oh dear

Tonight was bath number two in your new duck tub, you actally got to play for a while before we broke out the soap and made some bubbles. That might have been a mistake on my part, because you figured out how to spalsh. quite a bit. And you loved it.

I think I'm in trouble.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


We gave you a mesh feeder with some peaches in it Sunday night- you weren't too sure at first, but I blame most of that on the fact that the peaches were frozen. After a few minutes you decided that you loved it and it should never leave your face.
Since you did so well with it Sunday we tried it again tonight, first with peaches and then with cherries. This time went much better than last time and we found out that you love cherries. I had a HOLYCRAP moment while you were jammin' on the cherries though. I forgot that I'd switched out the peaches for cherries- and when I saw red goo on your bib and running down your arm I thought you were bleeding. As soon as I touched your arm I realized what it was, super sticky cherry juice and goo.

We're taking the first steps to independent feeding and that's got me pretty excited.

Monday, February 14, 2011

You're making me crazy.

I haven't been able to find a pair of your pants for quite some time now. Ok, I lied, it's only been a week. But I also can't seem to catch you rolling from your stomach to your back. I've watched you roll tummy/back several times. And I don't count the speed rolling you did a few weeks ago as a real back/tummy roll- I think you were doing a physics experiment. Miss Meg would be proud.
While I'm on the quest for pants I have managed to find out that I can fit into some of my pre-baby jeans and I found your long lost taggie and mitten... just in time for spring.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I will do my best every day

To be a mother:
you are proud to call your own
that always puts your needs first
you can look up to
who makes time for tea parties and ice cream dates
you will miss when I'm gone
you can share your secrets with
not a smotherer
that shows you you're important more than you're told

This list is no way inclusive, but it's a start. I don't want either one of us to regret any of our time spent together. And I will do my best to make sure that that doesn't happen.