Life with Maggie

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Secret Project

Well, I think it's pretty obvious that my computer time is limited. I'm sure some people think that being a stay-at-home Mom is all "bon bons and soap operas". They're wrong. Finding the time for a 10 minute shower is rough. Seriously. So, it's not an excuse, merely an explanation for such huge breaks in posts.

In any free time I've had, I've been trying to get a new site up. Won't go into details in case (good chance) that it never gets up and running. But, I've been tooling around with Dreamweaver (any help appreciated). So, we'll see. If it ever happens, I'll let ya know.

Maggie is great. She's a walking professional now. I remember waiting and waiting for her to crawl. Now, she's into everything. She says, "keeeee" for the "kitty cat" who she just loves. She likes the cat even more that the dogs because she is her size and she tries to pick her up. She's such a happy kid. Easter was nice. She looked so sweet in her pink dress and made lots of people smile at church.
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Monday, April 7, 2003

Sad, in a Happy way.

Congratulations, Terese. You deserve it!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Quick Updates

Things are good here. I find myself feeling guilty for not updating more. But hell, nobody reads not too guilty. :-)

Our trip to Phoenix was good. A typical "Cahoon family" gathering. Those who know me know what that means. The plane ride was OK. My ears popped and hurt the entire time. I still can't hear out of my right ear. Flying is NOT my favorite mode of transportation...that's for sure. Maggie was wonderful though. She slept the entire flight there and back. Why was I even worried about her? She's such an angel. A perfect angel.

Maggie is an official walker now. Occasionally she'll "abort" and crawl when she thinks she's losing her balence. But, for the most part she walks everywhere she needs to be. Still holding strong with 8 teeth. Although it looks like two more on the bottom may be coming soon. Teething hasn't really been a problem with us so I'm not worried. Had her year check-up. My 26 pound butterball is healthy and in the 96th percentile for weight. We're working on getting her weaned but it's a constant source of insecurity for both her and I so we're taking it one step at a time. I'm working on getting her weaned down to just night feedings. It's hard though.
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Monday, March 17, 2003


Whew...these last few weeks have been a whirlwind!! So much going on! We had Maggie's birthday party on Saturday. It was wonderful. Maggie was starting to come down with a cold (which is full blown now) so she was a little cranky during cake time. But, things were great. My good friend Angela made it up for the party and snapped some fabulous pictures which can be found here. I must have told her thank you a thousand times already...but have to say it again. Thanks Angela!

Our next obstacle is flying to Arizona on Friday for Tommy's sister's wedding. With the threat of war looming very heavy in the air, I must admit I'm more nervous than ever before about flying. I'm really looking forward to Sunday night when we'll be and sound....and things will return to normal. I think we'll be clear of any big events until our big trip to Greenville at the end of May for Jacob and Sarah's wedding.

Maggie gets better and better at walking every day. She's taken as many as 8-10 confidant steps on her own! I'm so proud of her. She's a walker now. I can't believe it. (but my back is more carrying around a 25 pound plus kid). I'm taking her to the doctor tomorrow because her cold is getting worse. Her chest sounds congested and she's weezing. Her "well" one year check up is next week, but I didn't want to wait until then and I really didn't want to take a sick baby on a plane. So.....busy, busy, busy here packing for Arizona and taking care of a sick baby.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Baby Steps

She's getting better by the day. She's a full fledged expert at standing up on her own. She does it all the time and can stay there forever!! As for actually taking steps.....she's working on it. Everyday she takes a few more. Next Friday she'll be one.
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Thursday, February 27, 2003

It's Real this time

Scratch that last entry. Maggie just officially took her first steps! I can't believe it!!! She really took 3 steps to me. Of course I was dangling a girl scout cookie in front of her face (like mother like daughter!) I can't believe it. She's ready to start walking!
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Almost a Step!

Maggie has been standing on her own for a few months now. She pulls herself up on something, lets go, and stands on her own for a minute or more sometimes. And she cruises all over the place....around the coffee table and other things. So, we're all waiting for the moment when she takes her first step. Well, last night she took a "half" step. She had pulled herself up and was standing freely. She picked her right foot up and put it back down about an inch ahead of where it started. It wasn't really a "step" but she was able to keep her balence while moving her foot forward some. Anyday now, I know she'll be walking. And she needs to hurry up because my back is really struggling to carry her 28 pound hiney everywhere!
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Being a Parent

I have been thinking so much lately about parenthood. There is so much responsibility FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. There is another person that you are totally responsible for, always. What is it inside a woman that makes her want to be a Mommy so bad. What was it inside Tommy's Mom that made her get pregnant again even though the doctors told her that her body could not take another pregnancy or labor. I think about Tommy's real Mom alot. I wonder what she was like. I know she was one hell of woman. She died during childbirth with Tommy. He was 6 weeks premature (and amazingly still 6 pounds...he's a big guy) But, that's definitely the flip side of the coin. When I see my Maggie's face, I know what his Mom was thinking about. I would lay down my life for that baby. Some days this world really makes sense to me. Some days it doesn't. But today, on my 26th birthday I am so fortunate for all I have. Everything is so clear today. And as for Tommy's mother....I still wish I could have met her. But, I know she's around. Making sure I take good care of her very first grand-daughter.
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