Baby G

Both children are sleeping, so I am making this post short and sweet!  Baby Giselle is three months old and has not only doubled her weight, but has quadrupled her cuteness!

I think these photos speak for themselves! 



Giselle is Jameson's xiao mei mei...



...A.K.A. his little sister, and Jameson is Giselle's Ge Ge



But, she is our baby G... women de bao bei


 
Both J and G are still asleep, how did that happen?  No, I did not give them benedryl!  Since they are still sleeping, I will add a little history to the "xiao mei mei" thing!
 
When we first moved to China it took me a few months to figure out why I was always asked how old Jameson was when we were at the park, or anywhere around other children. I quickly learned to tell how old Jameson was, but did not yet know why. In China there is a title given to every person in a child’s life, everyone is family.

An elderly woman is Lai Lai or Grandma
An elderly man is Ye Ye or Grandpa
An older woman is Ayi or aunt
An older man is shushu or uncle
An older girl is jie jie
An older boy is ge ge
A younger girl is mei mei
And a younger boy is di di

Once I figured out why I was being asked Jameson’s age, we learned to participate in the tradition. Jameson learned to address children and adults according to their age and gender. He still calls baby Giselle Xiao mei mei and we like reinforcing that although she is small, she is a part of our family and therefore deserves our love and respect. One day, she will learn to call him ge ge, I’m sure it will happen sooner than I can imagine!




 
 

1 comment

  • Char

    Char

    I LOOOOOOVE the pictures! I will have to copy them and print them out for myself! (Because Aunties love little girl pics!) And guess what!?! I get to give that sweet little thing hugs and kisses in 1 1/2 weeks! Yeah! I can't wait! Thanks for sharing the pics! See you soon! Love you!

    I LOOOOOOVE the pictures! I will have to copy them and print them out for myself! (Because Aunties love little girl pics!) And guess what!?! I get to give that sweet little thing hugs and kisses in 1 1/2 weeks! Yeah! I can't wait! Thanks for sharing the pics! See you soon! Love you!

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