I found her sleeping with her bow being used as a sleeping mask
Watching Mallory......Still always watching Mallory
I have been thinking a lot about Mia and the fact that she is my "Baby" but really she is not a baby any longer. I can feel myself holding on a little tighter and wanting her not to grow up at all. I even try to cuddle her like a baby in the recliner and I will say,"Are you my baby?" And she replies every time,"No, I not your baby. I big girl!" Ouch! But I do remember when she was a baby and how I did cherish her every moment! So here is a memory lane tour of my Not a baby...baby.
Mia was 5 weeks early and although I thought I was prepared for a preemie, I was not. She weighed 6 pds so I thought she would be fine but her lungs were not fine and she spent 10 days in the NICU. I didn't even get to hold her the first day and the second night the nurse let me hold her, even though I wasn't suppose to b/c of her wires, IV lines, etc. She seemed so tiny since my baby before Mallory was 10 pds! (Another ouch.) But we did get her home on Cole's birthday and the day before Mother's Day. She was quiet most of the time, slept the entire summer and ate a lot. When she got older, she would hang onto me like a little monkey holds onto the mama and I loved it. She has always been very attached to me but pretty independent.
When she was in the NICU, one night Nurse Jenny called and told me they had finally been able to give her a bath(7 days old) and they thought Mia had red hair! Oh, was that a sign! Cole had predicted on a chart I made that Mia would have red hair and look like him! What he forgot to mention was that she would act like him! Mia is loud, climbs everything, has a mean temper and loves to snuggle, just like her brother! I always said I prayed for another girl but forgot to mention what personality I wanted! I got the girl but one just like my little man!
But Mia is bright, funny, caring and knows what she wants! I always wished I had been less shy and more outspoken as a child and Mia is showing me how it is done! But I don't worry that much about her- She takes care of herself. What a firecracker, what a perfect little red for me to love and watch. And what a blessing for the world to know!