March 16, 2005 My Jeopardy baby was born. We joked during my labor that she had better hurry up- we didn't want to miss Jeopardy. It had become our evening wind down for the last few months of our pregnancy and we were looking forward to 7:30 that evening so we could watch. She was born at 7:29. Did what she was asked but in a way that guaranteed she got her way and we didn't get ours... and that we would be ok with it. And life has pretty well followed that pattern ever since. She's pushed and tested those limits and I should have seen it coming!
Third Birthday... and this one came with a baby brother!
Fourth BirthdayAnd now she's 5 years old. Starting to read. Laughing at farts, fake burping in hysterical laughter. Writing and coloring and drawing. Imaginary play with ponies and little people in her dollhouse. Her favorite dinner is chicken nachos. She will do just about anything for the promise of dessert. She can be stubborn and obstinate. She can be full of joy and curiousity. She's smart- sometimes too smart. She pushes and pulls and has a very firm hold on our hearts. She is the first to call me Mommy... the first to call me Mean Mommy... the first to call him Daddy. Happy 5th Birthday, Teagan!