Sunday, November 09, 2008

M & O

Meera is teething. She cut her first tooth about a week ago. Over the past couple of days the second tooth has popped through. Two bottom teeth for our little sweet baby. I hate to see the teeth poking through, I hate to feel them breaking through her gum, because I just hate to have to see her grow up. Why can't she stay my tiny baby forever??? Why? Why? Why? Oh, she is pure sweetness and, oh, how I wish she'd never be more than 5 months old. Ba ha waaaa. Anyhoo... enough about that. The poor baby is teething. And if she can get her hands on it, it is in her mouth rubbing up against her sore little gums. It really does seem like teething toys were made for this girl. As though they were invented for her. Adding insult to injury, she's also been struggling this past week with Daylight Savings Time. We switched the clocks back a solid week ago now, but still Little Miss still insists on going to bed at her old bedtime (6:00ish which is now 5:00ish). She's kind of cramping our style in terms of Family Dinner. Really, who goes to bed for the night at 5:00???? But what can we say? This is a girl who loves her sleep. Despite her teething and her excessive sleeping, she's a bundle of baby love. Gurgling, squealing, drooling, everything-in-the-mouth, cuddly-baby-bundle-of-love. Even as she's been cutting these two teeth and revolting against Daylight Savings, Little Miss Meera remains the happiest, most mellow, most happy-go-lucky baby I've ever encountered. For real. What I really want to post about, though, is the special bond that is in full swing right now between Meera and Owen. This is a girl who loves her Owen almost as much as she loves her sleep and her teething toys. She loves Kyle too, don't get me wrong. But there's something special right now between M & O. Owen spends a lot of time holding Meera. He asks to hold her multiple times a day. And when he holds her he'll sit and cuddle with her for long extended periods (that is, long for an active 4-year-old boy). They hang out together a lot. And that is what it is with them --- they hang out. They just hang out together in a way that I have to think must be unusual for a 4.5 year old and a 5 month old. They are pretty interesting to watch. Oh, and there is no one-- no one-- who can make Meera laugh like Owen can.

4 comments:

Malia'sMama said...

OMG! Look at her baby rolls!! :)

Kristen said...

Hi Johnson-McCormick Family! I was just watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and they showed the preview for next week. It's a family in Toledo, OH who have adopted 8 children, some of which are from Haiti! Also, the EMHE team does some sort of work to help improve conditions in Haiti ... just thought you guys would like to know!! It looks very interesting :)


-Kristen

Claudia and John said...

Awwww what a dearie cutting little teeth. Such a sweetie to be attached to her brothers.

Hugs,
Claudia

mayhem said...

Adorable, as always!! I love that last picture of Owen and Meera.