Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday

Hello,
This morning was really cute with Maddie. She just LOVES the dogs and it's fun to watch. She likes to take the pillows off the couch and put them on the ground and pretend to go "nigh-nigh" on them. The dogs were laying right next to her and Tucker was licking her head and Zora was licking her foot :) It made her pause from all her movement and smile. Very cute to watch. I'm really noticing how she's becoming so much more like a kid than a baby. She'll be 1 very soon and her personality (comedian) is shining through. I can see the ways she's getting smarter too. Like, my flip-flops were off yesterday and she went and picked them up, brought them over to me and tried to put them on my feet. It's that whole thing where she understands but she can't talk yet. She says "Dada" all the time and says it to Gabe, but also to the dogs, garbage can, paper, etc. She says "nigh-nigh" when tired, but that can get confused with "num-num" which she says when she's hungry for food (not a bottle). She's learned to clap and loves to do it when music comes on. As her mom, I find the way she thinks and learns to be so interesting-probably more than most of you reading this, but I wanted to chronicle it so that I can remember it. When you're having a baby everyone tells you that it "will fly by" and I'm finding that to be so true. I'm really nostalgic lately for what last year at this time was like. I was VERY pregnant and so excited to meet her and so sick of being pregnant. But, a year later, I miss those feelings...

4 comments:

MOM said...

Sarah,
I never get tired of hearing the details of Maddie's development and what you are thinking. I love your blog because even though I get to talk to you often, it's not those type of details that we would normally talk about. Knowing what she is doing and learning really helps me feel like I know her and am a part of her life even though really it's only occassionaly that I get to see her. So, please don't stop sharing! I was also thinking the other day about how proud I am of you. I think that your joy in raising Maddie is so evident and even though I know there are days that are long (maybe even lonely) you seem to be able to figure out how to make this all work for your family and that's really a big accomplishment in today's world. Keep up the good work - you are raising the next generation of women and we need them to be strong, independent and confident to take on whatever they choose! I'm counting on you to help Maddie grow into the best she can be and I know you are up to the challenge. What a lucky little girl she is. I'm counting the days until you are all here in California. I can't wait to hang out with you, play with Maddie and cook with Gabe:)I love you all - MOM

elisabeth said...

mom made me cry. Love hearing about Maddie don't stop. And I know you won't cause you love talking about her. Hey PS call me sometime. Have to tell you about the weddings, and there are stories.
LOVE YA!

SARAH said...

Thank you both for the comments. I do hope that I raise Maddie that way. I keep the kind of person I want her to be on my mind a lot when making decisions about how to talk to her, treat her and also how to discipline her. Hopefully it pays off in the end. Lizzy, I've been planning to call you, but I was sort of waiting til your deadlines were over. I'll call you. I CANNOT wait to get to CA. I'm just dying for the feel of home and for the redwoods :)

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I completely agree with your mom and think you're doing a great job with Maddie. She's an absolute joy and I love watching her develop into herself :), as does Aibha. So far we have a monkey and a duck named Maddie and she's the first person she asks for in the morning when I ask her what are we going to do today. ;) See you at Gymboree hopefully to give her her fix of Maddie for this week. Take care, Siobhan and Aibha xxx