When Taiya was born, we gave her this name that we had agreed on years ago... and very soon after we met her, Adrian was insistent on coming up with a nickname for his newest little one. In the first days of her life, he would just look at her and say, "I've got to come up with a nickname for you." (I don't know why he must...but I think it has something to do with adoration.)
So early in her life, she had a real serious look, she would grunt a lot, and was super little, of course...
So on day 3 of her life, he announced, "That's it! I'm going to call you Tugboat! I think you're just like a little tugboat with all of that grunting!"
Tugboat? On my beautiful baby girl?
Well, it stuck... and now I call her Tuggie for short. So we have a Buddy, a Cubby and a Tuggie!
|here are photos that show off her tug-li-ness|
|very much a tug|
(on my heart!)
|a very tug face|
from the beginning, she loved elevation...
Recently, I found this old book on the bookshelf... it is from my childhood. I have fond memories of turning these pages when I was, well, as young as my kids are now!
who knew one day I would have a tugboat of my own!
|sometimes Tugboat also gets shortened to "Tug"|
|You can hear daddy singing: |
"She's our Tuggie, our little Tuggie, our little Tuggie baby girl!"
(It's such a catchy tune, I'm sure Uncle Stephen
will be singing it for days once he hears it!)
Did anyone else out there have this beloved book as a child?