On Millie and her Awesomeness

6 Jan

Don’t want to get in the no-posting-rut again…  so just something quick:

It’s now 2011 and before I go any further…Millie just apologized all by herself after getting yelled by daddy for coloring on the carpet.  Amazing- probably the best word to describe her.   And we have a topic for this post, folks…

Millie has been truly amazing this past month- yes, can you believe it?  Hazel is a little over a month already!   We just had her 1 month check-up and she is in the 75th percentile for height and weight.   Needless to say, the breastfeeding is going very well!   I’ll post pictures and more about her later.  This one is for Millie who has been super awesome- other than her fascination with poking Hazel in the eyes.    When we first came home from the hospital Millie called Hazel “momma’s baby,” and while some thought it was cute I secretly felt a lot of guilt every time she said it.  Millie, after all, is still a baby, my baby and now I have a different baby.  Millie has been very sweet with Hazel- giving her kisses and hugs, patting her head, clapping her hands, etc.   She now uses the word “gentle” when playing with her, despite how ungentle she is at times.  Safety is  really the only issue we deal with on a daily basis.  It’s getting better, however.  It keeps me on my toes.

Everyone keeps asking how Millie is handling everything and if she is jealous or acting out.  I’m constantly reminded to give Millie “extra love,” as one person put it.  It’s getting old.   I think people secretly want Hazel’s addition to be hard on me and on Millie.  After all, I am stealing Millie’s “babyhood,”  according to another family member and “selfish” for wanting another so soon.   Other women are why some women feel so beaten down.   To those women: I’m sorry you can”t handle your own children and feel guilt over your lack of parenting skills, but don’t project on me.  I’m doing just fine, Millie is doing fabulously and  I couldn’t be more proud.

The past few weeks Millie’s vocabulary has been through roof!   I couldn’t even count how many words and phrases she uses in a meaningful way.  Of course I’ll take some credit for it but I can’t help but think my kid’s a genius, too. =0)     When she falls she tells us she is “hurt,” and “wants kiss,” to make it “all better.”   And as Daddy put it best, sometimes that first kiss doesn’t always work and she requests another.   She spends a lot of time describing the world around her, labeling things like  Hazel’s body parts or her own, things in the house, books, etc.  She likes to tell you about the mess she made saying it’s,” messy” and that it shouldn’t have been made by saying “no no mess, clean,” all while waving her finger back and forth.   She tells you that you should “pick [up] trash” and “throw trash” [away].  She now apologizes apparently!  Although, I’m not sure where she got that from.  Guess the one or two times I asked her to say “sorry,” stuck with her, but that was weeks ago!  She says “miss daddy” when he’s not here, she gets upset and tells me that daddy is “busy,” when she was denied a book or playtime, she tells me about how grandma and grandpa cook while she swirls a pen in a cup etc…   I could go on and on.

Again…  my kid is amazing.  I even like how she tells you “I kick” or “I hit” right before she does it.   Although not so cute when she does it to the dog or her “sissy,”  but at least we’re given a heads up!     She is definitely a push- your-buttons-to-the-limit kind of girl, but we like it that way.

Guess that wasn’t so quick…I wish I could write more but Millie is insisting I “cut nails” and climbing on me saying “sit lap, sit lap,”  and Hazel is waking up from her nap.   I hesitate to post as this feels unfinished, but better something than nothing!

Off to give my girls some extra love…


5 Responses to “On Millie and her Awesomeness”

  1. Katie January 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Beautifully written! It makes me so happy to hear that Millie is adjusting so well! We can’t wait to have a play date with you ladies! 🙂

    • ahammer42 January 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      Thanks. =0) I don’t know why I planned it for so far away… ready to hang out with some fellow moms!

  2. Laura January 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    🙂 Very nice insight into being a mommy of two and very sweet. I can’t wait to have another one and it’s nice to see that things are going so great for you. Are you guys up to play dates yet?

    • ahammer42 January 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      We’re up to play dates at our place! =0) I’m having some pretty terrible back pain and am taking it easy. I’m having a playdate at my house in a few weeks- I”ll send you details on facebook in case you don’t check back here.

  3. Elizabeth January 9, 2011 at 5:47 am #

    This was wonderfully written, well transistioned and made perfect sense. Ditto on the projected advice when there seems to be no complaint for it to be warranted. Enjoy both those lovely baby girls~

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