Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Four Generations of Baggetts

Two Years... Plus Some...

These two years have been life changing, Meg. You made two kids pretending to be adults into full-fledged adults and parents. You are an amazing little girl. One of the girls who works in your room at church said that they always love when you are there because you are so fun. And I wholeheartedly agree - although it's nice to know that others feel that way as well.
Potty training is in full force mode. Some days you insist on sitting on the big potty which we oblige - makes out in the real world easier if you are willing to sit on it. The other day at the restaurant you came out and announced to everyone that you poopooed in the potty. They all laughed and told you what a big girl you are. Definitely still have accidents - day care is going most of the work so no complaining here.
You like to clean. You like wipes. All good but you have no qualms about wiping you bottom, then your face, then the floor, counter, potty, back to your face... Trying to stop that nasty habit. Trying to encourage the fact that you like to help though - just tonight you helped me set the table (plastic plates) and gave yourself the pink one of course. You like to help Daddy take out the trash and recyclining - seem to through a fit on Fridays when the recycling doesn't come out.
Dress up is big with you. If only your mommy had fun dress up clothes. Love walking around in other people's shoes. The other day at Nanny's, you put on Nate's socks and shoes like that was normal :) . And the other day you had put Aubrey's shoes on your own feet. Pretty good at dressing yourself.. if only that pull-up didn't get stuck on the toosh requiring a little extra help. Did we mention you are particular with your clothes? You have a shirt you call your "Hailey shirt" - after you friend at school? We don't understand why though... And you come out and say "Pitty, Momma" - in regards to your outfit, hair, shoes...
Still like making your silly faces. And making others comply as well.
Discipline... we're working on it. Not too sure what to expect from a two year old. A smart little two year old who knows how to look cute... Half the time you get yourself in trouble though, knowing exactly what you shouldn't be doing. You keep doing it and say "Hi, Mommy" - while grinning broadly and waving up at us.
You got an elmo shirt for Valentine's day. You know your hearts - and "sqare", "kirkle", "tiangle", "star"... which I didn't know you knew until you were pointing them out to me. Your color of choice varies. Currently pink is your favorite (sometimes red, lello). You know that Maggie is white. You go pick out pink shirts of Mommy and Daddy's closet and want to wear them to bed. After you request a "shoer" with Daddy... feel like I'm neglecting you from baths like normal children, but most nights you would rather have a shower instead... it's definitely easier!
And then there's Bubba. "My bubba" - and we love the way you say Cooper. You love him so much!
You like the play-doh and can stay entertained for a long time. You love cooking and watching Mommy. Makes me a little nervous actually, but we're careful. You go get "my chair" so you can pull it up to the stove and watch.
Nanny's house was full of injuries last time. You slid onto your face when pushing a car and it slipped. Bloody nose. Made you look tough :) .
You love Aubrey and Nate - you two are a mess. We love listening to your girls run around and giggle. Nice to have someone to keep you entertained. Thought we were going to be in trouble cause you wanted to sleep on your shirt like Nate - but that was short lived...
You are a very affectionate little girl.
And love the puppies. You alert us all the time where the puppies are - more like the only thing you can tattle on...
You love to sing... even when you don't know the words. It's been amazing to listen as Twinkle Twinkle has progressed. Now to include "Tinkle tinkle" - funny because it's obvious which words you don't know what they mean. Very willing though with star and are and upaba, of course.

Getting better at the stairs - still make me nervous, but you are for the most part careful. You girls like to lay on the stairs... and gradually scoot up them like we can't notice if you do it slowly.
"Cheese" is your latest. It's always so fun to listen as you entertain yourself in the car. Singing, talking to Bubba, holding his hands, commenting on what you see, and trying to interrupt...
You have a bedtime routine for the most part. We go to bed about 8 - after bath/shower. School has been talking to you about your teeth - you brush pretty well, and the other day stuck your tongue out for me to brush it. Many adults still don't do that :) . Then we get into bed, after fighting over which pjs to wear, sometimes having time to read books. You crawl in, declare "get my lap" and crawl into my lap. Sometimes you want to read to me instead, but you are always ready to show me everything in the pictures.
The latest fun part of you is "I want Jesus" - you like saying your night-time prayers. Didn't take very many times of saying them for you figure it out and like the routine. We list everyone we're thankful, and you are very good at going throug the family. Ending with "a-men". Definitely makes your Mommy and Daddy take their role more seriously knowing you do understand what's going on - we just need to introduce you to God... A tricky thing to be accountable for! We were singing "Jesus Loves Me" at night. You, however, like your Jesus song (to the tune of Frere Jacques) "I want Jesus, I want Jesus"... If only more of us were singing that song during the day...
You are a pretty good eater, using your fork. Willing to eat most fruits, still working on the vegetables. Got you to eat "Corn candy" - aka frozen corn. But you gobble it up. Still love milk - only the white though. No "yucky choca mik".

You are at the fun-est age, Meg! You don't call yourself Meggie as much anymore; now it's "Meg-an". Whatever, baby girl. You are the joy of our lives. Sometimes, we catch ourselves just grinning up at each other when you're up to your craziness. We just can't believe how blessed we are to be your parents!

Five Months Old, Bubba

You are growing up so quickly. Six months is halfway to a year - it's a blur... literally. Your mommy is exhausted and tends to focus on that - but how often she sits back and tries to soak it in. Tries to remember... To love your ultimate reliance on us, to be content (way too content) to cuddle, insistence on (way too often) nocturnal awakenings, wanting to play and grin up at me in the middle of the night - not wanting to sleep; I try to remember that your fussiness to be left alone is a result of how much you love us... It's a good thing, right? Sure is hard to work on your skills though when you have to be one the ground to work on scooting!
Eating better... although like your stubborn sister, want to help and don't realize you're a little young for that. Started actually opening your mouth and lunging for food. You are eating two times a day. And sleeping better because of it... slightly... you started waking up only one time a night right at the end of your fifth month. Still sleeping downstairs in the dining room. The time is coming soon though to go upstairs! Mommy just doesn't want you waking up Meg every night!
Oh, pouty. You do not like being ignored. Even if Daddy turns away from you while feeding you - you fuss until he locks eyes with you again...
You love your bouncer at home and at school. Very noisy. You have a steering wheel we put up on the bouncer that you love.
We sit you in your seat on the counter to stay content while we prepare supper. And at other times... just put little toys up on your tray. Granted, you still don't like to be ignored but at least you tolerate it a little.
You refuse to wear sleep sacks. Don't like your feet stuck.
Looking studly.
Your biggest change this month, Bubba was full-time bottle. You were fussing and throwing all out fits anytime anyone gave you a bottle. It was nice to be needed and preferred, but Mommy was tired. Not to mention, we were desperate to get you to sleep better. But now, you've gotten used to it, and accepted your first bottle ever from Momma after only several days without nursing. We made it five and a half months at least... But you are so much more easy now! Just don't get sick too often and make me regret it!
You like your puppies and want to touch them. They don't mind you at all... then again, they don't watch out for you either.
You love to be talked to. Daddy was excited the other day when your eyes locked on him when he picked you up at church in the nursery. You knew he belonged to you! Your friends at church say you are a very easy baby to watch - they probably didn't try to put you on the ground! :)
You bite and grab at everything in front of you. This has resulted in lots of slobbery "kisses".
Those socks - you pull them off and seem to be missing them more than wearing them.
For the most part a pretty easy kid. Daddy would argue. He still thinks you are pretty high maintenance. Probably are. Mommies accept it better than Daddies :) .
So loved, Bubba. Nanny and Pa are always amazed at how much you change everytime they see you - even when it's only been a week.
Eating you up and soaking you in as much as we can. Mommy just needs to work on her priorities - you win, little man!