Ladies and gentlemen, she walks.
Oh, you weren't thinking I had photographic proof of her walking, were you? Yeah, at this time it would be easier to get a picture of Bigfoot, or a properly spelled Tea Party protest sign. Every time we get out the camera to get a picture or video of Meg walking she drops down and starts crawling to grab the lens, or gives us her cutest pose. Yes, we are raising a ham.
Meg's social life has EXPLODED this month! We have joined the local baby gym, where she enjoys the tumbling and singing almost as much as she loves kissing the other babies. She mostly kisses on the nose, but there is one boy who always gets a big smacker right on the lips. Really, it's like something off a cheesy sepia toned Hallmark card. Sometimes I feel like I should stop her, but right now I am just enjoying the fact that such acts are cute, and hoping they don't continue into her junior high years.
Of course, the kissing is a better alternative to Meg's other favorite thing right now -- biting. She now has eight teeth, and is anxious to sink them into anything, or anyone, around. Feeding her now involves prying the spoon from her jaw at least twice, and playing with her is punctuated by little love nips. We are trying to discourage her, but she thinks biting is really funny, and is egged on by her cousin Luke, whom she worships. Well, I guess she'll stop after the postman complains.
Meg is also learning how to turn on the waterworks. Last week Tara brought baby Wren to meet her family, and ours. Meg seemed very fond of her, staring at her in the bassinet and calling her "bebe en." She wasn't even jealous when Ryan or I held Wren. That was not the case with my Mom holding the baby though, and every time Wren was in my Mom's arms Meg's eyes would well up with huge crocodile tears as she cried for her "gamama." Really, Sally Field would have been proud.
I understand why she was upset though, since every other day the immediate universe revolves around her. And how could it not? Did you see that first picture? She is by far the brightest star in a number of galaxies.
Oh, how we love our girl.