S: MAJ April 2009
FC: Cute as a button | April 2009
1: "A precious baby has come from above to live in your hearts and fill them with love." | Sunday, April 5, 2009 Robyn's Big Day! MAJ woke up early for a photo shoot with Aunt Man and her little dressy dress before Robyn's wedding
2: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?" | Rehearsal Dinner...it was a little chilly... She was in a wonderful mood on the way to the rehearsal dinner, then she slept all the way through it!
3: Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Chanse Horton
4: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All" | When you don't have a baby bathtub...a sink will work! | 2nd Trip to Momentum April 9, 2009 Madelyn made her second trip to Momentum yesterday afternoon. It was kind of late, so some people had already left for the day. She did get to meet Alan, Dennis, Stephanie. AND she got to see Peggy, Rhonda, Prince, Trent, Otis, April, Danielle, Tiffany, Rick, Tier 2 and all the other Momentum crew again. She got her picture taken with Igor and Kelly. | Sleeping at School April 10, 2009 Sleeping like a big girl with no swaddle! (and someone else's bib on...backwards)
5: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift" | Thursday, April 9, 2009 Girls' Night!!! Last night we went to Haley's for dinner with the girls! We missed Mandy and Sara!
6: Saturday, April 11, 2009 Easter Eve! New outfit! Cargo pants and butterfly shirt! | Hungry Like the Wolves She gets to see Carri tomorrow! | Taking a little nappy. | AWAKE! | Serious look... | Karmen got a new shirt, too! She's a star.
7: Sunday, April 12, 2009 EASTER BUNNY
8: High Chair Sittin' She sat in a high chair at Gigi and Papaw's during Easter lunch | She loves her Aunt Man. (This pic is from Saturday.) | I love that this pic is crooked. | She was happy being the center of attention! | New Outfit!!!
9: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Daycare Photo Shoot Madelyn has not had the best two days at daycare. She refuses to sleep. So I have been going at lunch to visit and let her sleep for at least an hour. Today, this is the beautiful face I saw when I peeked in on her in her crib | She is so good at sticking her tongue out at EVERYONE! | She was river dancing in this one...and again with the tongue. | Hungry??? | She does not have a problem sleeping when we get home... with pacifier... | and without... | I still love the tootsies!
10: SHE ROLLED OVER!!! April 15, 2009 Hallelujah, she rolled over and I was there to see it! This morning as I was packing our things to take to school and work, I put her on her pallet on the couch. We won't be able to do that anymore! I thought if I grabbed the video camera I would miss it, but the regular camera was within reach, so here are the still pics! She did it twice, but of course wouldn't do it a third time for the video camera! Next time! | Step 1: Hold head and feet up at the same time and show off your new hair clip. (It slid out shortly thereafter.) | Step 2: Get that left arm under you | Step 3: Lay there for 2 minutes so mommy thinks you are stuck. | Step 4: Start kicking that right leg so mommy starts yelling like it is the last play of an Alabama football game. | Step 5: Celebrate! HOORAYYY!!!!
11: Introducing....Reese Pressley Meadows Melissa and Bobby had their third baby on April 2nd. A beautiful baby girl named Reese Pressley Meadows. I LOVE the name! ;) She was 7 pounds, 19 and 1/4 inches long. She is too cute! | Sleepy Girl Today was a little better day at school. From her report card, she took 15 minute naps throughout the day and a few 30 minute naps. She was still tired when she got home, so she took a nap before bathtime. She did not come home in the same outfit she was in this morning... | We tried to roll over again, but she was too tired to even lift her head.
12: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven | Friday, April 17, 2009 Growing so big! I weighed her this morning and she is 12 lbs!!! I also measured her and she is 23 inches long. BIG GIRL!!! We tried on her new bandana dress from Janet, but it is a little big. Maybe it will fit in a month or two
13: Angel in a White Dress | Night Out on the Town Tonight we went to Cocina Superior. We got to see Sara and Ryan (getting married soon!), Weezie, Maggie, Jennifer and Sarah Grace, Haley, Wes and Allie! We were a little late, but so glad we got to visit for a little while. It was so nice to see everyone!
14: Saturday, April 18, 2009 ROLL TIDE!!! Today was also the A-day game!!! MJ was the only one who watched it. Madelyn and I took a nap. MJ took his nap later ;)
15: Mt. Laurel Spring Festival Today we went to the Spring Festival at Mt. Laurel. There were all sorts of vendors selling their wares. There was a good crowd. Everyone either had their child or their dog. We also saw Snow White, a storm trooper and the Cook's Pest Control man | She loved being outside, but the wind takes her breath | She fell asleep in her stroller while we were eating and she slept until we got home.
16: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Storms a Brewin' Tonight there were storms in the area. Of course they were headed for Chelsea when it was supposed to be bathtime. All six of us headed to the basement anyway, just to be safe. It was tough, but we made it. | Is that the storm siren I hear? | It was getting late...almost 7pm! | But the dogs barked everytime they heard the siren or the neighbor dogs, so she didn't sleep long. | Madelyn finally dozed off. | Syndey felt safe. | Presley thought it was a party. | Zoe was hungry, she was missing her supper time. | Shew, we made it through Lots of rain, but the tornados went south of us. | Our storm kit...TV, Sunkist, blackberry and water/water bowl. | Monday, April 20, 2009 Another ALMOST Roll Over! This morning when we were waking up, Michael caught Madelyn almost rolling over from her back to her tummy! She was swaddled and trying to stretch. She arched her back and almost rolled over, but the side of the bassinet stopped her. I tried to take a video but the battery died! It is all charged up, so hopefully tomorrow I will at least have a video of her stretching and smiling when she wakes up.
17: We are just taking pics to take them now... She only sleeps a TOTAL of 45 minutes at school but she falls asleep on the way home! | When she woke up we tried to braid her hair...not quite. | Do you like my new hairbow from Janet? | I like it a little lower. | Do you? | How about a little lower? | And how about now? HAHAHA!
18: "It's The Little Things In Life That Matter Most" | The bib says it all... Even though she is on a liquid diet, she has to wear a bib at school. She considers them her accessory... | Big Girl Pajamas Until tonight she has always slept in a gown with elastic at the bottom (her sweetpea gowns). We had four that were almost identical and she wore them everynight. Now she is finally big enough to wear another set of pjs. These are pants (with feet so she can't kick socks off) and a little top (hopefully she can't crawl out of the top). The blanket also matches, so cute! But the blanket is not on the couch... She wouldn't lay by herself without crying because she is so tired, so we layed the blanket on Daddy and she was happy as could be | I'm spoiled. | Most photo'ed baby EVER. | Is it bedtime yet? | I asked her what 10 minus 2 equals...she still counts on her fingers, but she got the answer right.!
19: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 White Monograms + Delicate + Beautiful 2.8 month old = PHOTO SHOOT!!! | The new pajamas didn't stand a chance! | Happy Earth Day! Today she wore her flowers and lady bug in tribute to Earth Day. | Tummy time! | Oh this old thing? Yeah, another NEW outfit! | Lady Bug Britches- new nickname? | She likes the bouncy seat at daycare so she can keep an eye on all the little kids. | Bouncin' at School Today during lunch I went to visit Madelyn at school. She was having a great time sitting in the bouncy seat playing with one of her teachers and watching the other babies play.
20: She likes her collars popped. | What? Who? Me? | This picture is too cute to caption. | Daddy's Girl He is already wrapped around her little finger! | Thursday, April 23, 2009 Swaddle, Schmaddle! Guess who fell asleep without her swaddle? | Casual Friday Madelyn slept ALL night last night!!! She went to sleep a little after 7pm (after waking up because she wasn't swaddled) and woke up this morning at 6:15am!!! Since she woke up early, her daddy took her to school. Sweet treat! Since it is casual Friday, she decided to wear a yellow, off-the-shoulder number. | Hand on her hip, let her backbone slip. | She found the left pocket, the right one was hiding a little lower... | Sleepy Sunshine She fell asleep while doing yoga.
21: Tummm Tum-Tum Tum Tummmmmmmmm | Am I swimmin' yet? | She needs her bow. | Wasssupppp? | About time for a first haircut already! | She kicked and played so much she slid herself down. | Friday, April 24, 2009 New Pajamas #2 | Saturday Nap | Napping in her casual butterfly outfit. | What did you say? Oh, I know I'm cute. | Daddy went that way! | Saturday, April 25, 2009 PJ update as promised... | WE HAVE A WINNERRRR!!! | Baby Mozart Saturday, while I was cleaning the house, Madelyn watched Baby Mozart for the first time. It was pretty entertaining.
22: Happy 3 Month Birthday! Today Madelyn is 3 months old!!! It was also her first sick trip to the doctor. She woke up this morning congested and with a fever. She was also acting like her ears hurt, so we went to the doc. Hopefully the antibiotics will have her feeling better soon. Even an earache doesn't dampen her mood, she giggled all the way to the doctor. When we were at the doctor's office, she held her own pacifier!!! We looked down and she had it out of her mouth and in her right hand! She is learning so much! | Saturday Afternoon Visit Gigi, Pawpaw and Aunt Amanda came to visit on Saturday. | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Afternoon Nap in the Swing
23: Monday, April 27, 2009 Happy Monday She didn't have a fever today!!! | Still learning I'm a little teapot" | She thought I was staying home with her today. She wasn't happy when she heard she had to go to daycare. | Home for the afternoon... Well, Madelyn seemed to be feeling better last night and this morning. So we went to school as normal this morning and I got a call at lunch time from her teacher. She had been fussy/crying all morning and just didn't seem right. She had 5 dirty diapers and they couldn't get her to stop crying. Soooo I brought her home. She is now in her 4th outfit for the day and smiling and giggling at me...she must have gotten it all out of her system (pardon the pun) this morning. | This is her 'Please take me home"look. | is is her 'Ha Ha, I can get you to do anything I want you to" look. | "You're not mad at me are you? I'm pitiful." | "Let's PLAY!" | I'm happy to be home with my mommy!"
24: Thursday, April 30, 2009 Long Morning (my fault!) I had a conference call from 4-6am this morning, so Madelyn also woke up early. By the time we were ready to go to school at 7:30am, we were already ready for lunch! | The hairclip is somewhere in the carseat. She slept on the way to school and was about to doze in the swing when I left her.
25: Watchin' the other babies of course. | Random...yesterday when I went to check on her at lunch, her teacher and another mother were talking and I overheard...they were talking about how perfect Madelyn's fingernails were! When I walked up, they compared them to mine and went on and on about how beautiful she was :)