Wednesday, September 8, 2010

this growing up thing is hard. not for her, for me.

lila, my sweet platypus, is turning 2. it's really snuck up on me, as she follows no milestones for a 2 year old. for instance, in weight, she's in the 23rd percentile. in talking, she's in the 0 percentile. see, it's pure trickery!
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i don't know if there is such a thing, but she really doesn't talk. or if she does, i'm the only one who hears her and when i tell nato that she says something, he says i'm just making up stories to make myself feel better. which, i mean, could possibly be true...the way my brain works.
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any-shways, when i think about lila turning 2, it makes me sad. she is my baby. and although everyone sees her growing up, i somehow have missed this important fact. like in father of the bride where the dad is talking to his little girl...only she's a grown woman. i totally get that now.
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i love that lila is stubborn, strong-willed and knows how to get her way. on that same note, it really annoys me that lila is stubborn, strong-willed,and knows how to get her way. it must be how nato feels about me. she is still a sweet monkey. but starting to enter those terrible two's. have mercy on my soul.
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but despite her naughtiness, i still find myself thinking about the time in her life where she'll be a grown woman and leave me. that freaking sucks... just sayin'. this growing up stuff is hard. not for her, for me.
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14 comments:

  1. I feel exactly the same way about Timothy.

    She is a sweet little monkey! I love the pic's of her

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  2. we're all in the same boat! heart breaking.

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  3. It's so sad, huh? Why do babies insist on growing up? It's not fair.

    And as a former deaf educator, her receptive language is growing right? Meaning, she follows simple, one step commands. "Let's change your diaper. Get your shoes. Where's Daddy?" As long as she understands than the expressive language will come. Enjoy the quiet!

    Also, I'm game for dinner. I just hope that I keep on loving food.

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  4. I feel your pain. and i must say Kate took her time talking also but..... she has made up for lost time and then some on a daily basis. So much information goes into my ears every day that i have to tell her "kate, lovely child of mine, mommies ears are hurting right now from all the talking so we need to take a break".... hehehe... So all this to say.. DON'T rush her.

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  5. man, i love that picture of her cracking up! so cute. i totally can't believe my baby is 7 months old, so i'm sure 2 really sneaks up on you.

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  6. Jami - trust me it all goes waaaayyyy too fast. my baby just moved away to school. i catch myself thinking, "oh good, i haven't cried yet, today." sorry, i just can't help it.
    speaking of said chick, she didn't walk until about 16 months, didn't speak at all until about 18 months. and then one day, she just did it... she crawled, walked and ran in a blink. she went from no speech, to complete conversations - to the point that leigh anne would cry and ask me to please just make her be quiet. it happens, don't worry. just enjoy every moment of every day - they are gone too quickly. love you, n

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  7. hey audrey,
    she does all those things. i know she's smart...it's just that no one would know it unless they spent some alone time with her! she does some sign language too. but c'mon, sissy.

    ok so if you aren't sick in october, you can come over. totally know how that goes!

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  8. Aww. She is super adorable. And the speaking? The Baby Space teen didn't really speak until he was 3. Just how he grew. Last parent night I had - one of his teachers said he was chatty. Another said he was perfect. Not even kidding. (Perhaps she'd had a wee drink before the interview.)

    So anyway, I say you're both on to a good thing :)

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  9. love the the photo of her laughing. so cute!

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  10. Aw, what a cute little monkey girl! Three can be worse than two--I'm just warning you. But maybe that's a boy thing, come to think of it.

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  11. ya know when she's a teenager you are going to look back at this time of her silence with such fondness. and seriously, she just keeps getting cuter. that photo of her as a tiny papoose is too sweet! did you think she could get any cuter?!!! oh my. you are in trouble.
    love, jenn
    ps. sorry about this morning...

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  12. As long as you know, then I wouldn't worry. Give her time. It's all good.

    You know I'll keep you posted. Who doesn't want to read about my vomit?

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  13. Ahhh, I can't believe how fast it goes...I am feeling that now. I can't believe Caleb is 7 months old...

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  14. that must be how my mom feels when i talk about getting married or the fact that in five years she'll have two grown (20 and 22 yo) kids, two teenage boys, a seven y.o. boy, and four and five y.o. girls. :-)

    those little pink converse are so stinkin cute! my littlest bro has the same ones but they're black with flames.

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