S: MAJ March 2009
BC: "Where there is love, there is life." -Indira Gandhi
FC: baby of | mine | March 2009
1: Peek | a | Boo | FIRST SNOWANGEL 2009!!!! March 1 We enjoyed Madelyn's first snow this morning! And before anyone gets upset, she was only outside for 1 minute - long enough for 3 pictures to be taken :) We are so glad Stephanie gave her a snowsuit (and it will probably fit her for the next 5 years)!
2: March 1 Pups in the Snow They enjoyed it for about an hour and now they are back inside enjoying the warmth. | Sydney | Zoe, if you look closely she is COVERED in snow! | Presley | Karmen preferred to stay inside and bark at the other pups playing in the snow.
3: Another first... Last night was the first night that Madelyn slept by herself ALL NIGHT! She slept from 10-2 and 2:30-6:30!!! 8 total hours with a 30 minute feeding! WOO HOO!!! Here are a few pics of her snoozing! The speaker on the tray is playing white noise and she is all swaddled, which makes her feel secure. Together they work miracles! | Blue Eyes I hope she isn't crossed-eyed forever :)
4: Our Little One | Sunday, March 1, 2009 First Bath We had a LOT of firsts today! First full night of sleeping, first snow, first real BATH! Madelyn got a new bathtub yesterday (rainforest themed) and we used it tonight for the first time! We turned on the piano music she likes and made sure the lights weren't too bright, we wanted it to be a soothing, calming nighttime ritual. We thought she was going to love it...we thought wrong! But once she was dry, all lotioned up and in her gown and swing, she felt a lot better. She even fell asleep by herself in her swing!! It was a WONDERFUL day!
5: Monday, March 2, 2009 Five Weeks Old Madelyn got a new blue outfit that says 'I'm Adorable' with her Valentine's money from Great-Grandmama. She has been in the BEST mood all day today! I think it is because she got to see Aunt Amanda all weekend :) Surprise! Laying (wallowing, if that is a real word) on me and very happy about it! | Happy Birthday to Sara! | More napping... I roughly measured her today and she was 21 inches and 9.6 lbs. Last time I weighed her it was a little higher than the doctor scales, but it is about 1 lb more than before!!! WOO HOO!!!
6: New Bib Thank you to Steve and Sue Patterson for Madelyn's new bib. Steve worked with Michael and me at Momentum a few years ago. He was the best telecom teacher in the business! | Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Sleep Sack Model? Madelyn is getting VERY good at smiling when she feels like it! She was very happy about this new sleep sack sent to her by Robyn. If the Halo Company gets a look at these pictures, they may have themselves a new model ;) | What a way to wake up... Last night was a LONG night. Michael tried to get Madelyn to sleep from 9-11 and then I took a shift. She would doze off but kept waking up. Finally she fell asleep on me sometime around 2. This morning I put her in her swing about 6am and of course she woke herself up with her arms out of her swaddle. This is the sweet, beautiful face I got when I went to pick her up...I think she was laughing at us.
7: Baby | Thursday, March 5, 2009 Mid-Stretch She fell asleep mid-stretch...Easy to do when you don't sleep at night :) | Pouty Puff Madelyn has always had a very sad pout since the day she was born. I have tried and tried to snap a picture of it, but it comes and goes very quickly! Last night, MJ and I tried to capture it...this is as good as we could get. She ended up just trying to fake it. | Friday, March 6, 2009 Spring Time!! Taking a nap before our afternoon walk. Notice the flowers on the bottom of her feet ;) | New Swaddle Blanket We found another swaddle blanket in her closet! It is good to have a back-up since she has been known to mess up multiple layers! ;) | But she still likes her straightjacket! (This was this morning, she is getting so good at smiling! And yes, I agree she looks more like her daddy when she smiles.)
8: Bouncy Bouncy Yesterday we got the bouncy seat back out. She seemed to like it until I buckled her in and walked away. | I even gave her a few books to occupy her!Just kidding! We were trying to pose for a few pics and she wasn't liking it! | Cool Shades Tinkerbell Sunglasses...too cool! | Monday, March 9, 2009 6 Weeks Old!!! I can not believe the little angel is 6 weeks old! She wore her celebratory hat! She likes the pink bow.
9: Lil' Bundle | Saturday, March 7, 2009 New Pack Leader in Town! I introduced her to the pack today. She is the new leader! | Sunday, March 8, 2009 Sunday Visit Gigi and PaPaw came to visit. We went to Amanda's to visit Karmen!
10: Madelyn went to meet everyone at Momentum today. For those of you who don't know, Michael and I both work at Momentum and have for the past 7+ years. (We met there!) She enjoyed meeting everyone, here are a few pics. I wish I would have taken more! I am sure she will be there often, so we will have plenty of chances to take more. | Tuesday, March 10, 2009 First Momentum Visit
11: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Lunch with Aunt Amanda Madelyn slept VERY well last night after her big visit to Momentum. She slept from 7pm to 6am only waking up at 1:30am to eat! Since we were up at 6am, I started working early so we had time to go have lunch with Aunt Amanda at Arbys. We stopped by to meet Hannah and Helen and all the peeps at CCS on the way... | Thursday, March 12, 2009 Video on Monkey Gym This morning she spent 40 minutes playing on her mat! This video is 3 minutes. In it she kicks, talks, sneezes AND smiles towards the end! Too cute! | Paci Anyone? We tried the pacifier again this morning just to see if she would take it. She had it in her mouth about 3 seconds (long enough for a pic) and then...
12: Friday, March 13, 2009 New Gown Clean Happy BabyPhotoshoot | I burned the breadsticks while taking these pictures! | Aunt Amanda is so funny! Aunt Amanda stopped by last night to visit. Madelyn was asleep, but when she heard Amanda and Karmen were coming she woke up and was in a wonderful mood. She was just a smilin' at AA!
13: Houdini Baby (7 weeks old today) March 16 Great news!Madelyn is finally sleeping in her bassinet! For a few weeks she would only sleep on me or in her swing, but Friday she decided the bassinet was fine. This morning when we woke up, this is what I found...I guess she couldn't get her sleeve out so she just took the arm :) | Her Grand Aunt Janet Loves Her | Happy St. Patrick's Day! She loves St. Patty's Day! She has a doctor appointment today at 2pm, so I will update when we get back. | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Grand Aunt Janet Visited!!!
14: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 First Shots :( Today was Madelyn's 6-8 week checkup. Everything was great! Her heart, lungs, ears, eyes, everything = wonderful! And she has grown SO much! She is in the 50th percentile in all areas, so she is average and perfect! Her stats are as follows... Weight 10 lbs 10 oz Length 22.25 in Head 15.25 in She had her first shots which really upset her. The drama started with a Roto virus vaccine that she had to drink. She did NOT like it and gagged, spit, cried, etc. Then she got four shots (two in each leg) - Diptheria, Polio, Hepatitis, Tetanus, and a few others all mixed in but these names I recognized. We both had our green on and the walls were green...this was her BEFORE the doctor came in :)
15: Sweet Angel! Angel! She LOVES to stretch!! | NEW OUTFIT Finally warm enough for a little dress and bloomers! | CHEEEEEESSSSSEE!!!! | Watching a little TV... | ENOUGH! she said... | Thursday, March 19, 2009 Enjoying the beautiful weather... The temperature is a beautiful 77 degrees and we just HAD to take advantage of it! So during my 'lunch hour' we went on a walk! | She is ready for our walk! Sunglasses and ALL! | She even decided to open her eyes a little when the sun went behind a cloud.
16: Happy 30th Birthday, Chris! Last night, we went to Olive Garden for a surprise 30th birthday party for Chris! Wendy is due in July with their first little girl! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!! | Saturday, March 21, 2009 Full Day of Shopping! Today was a full day! Madelyn, Aunt Amanda and I went to Kohls and Wal-Mart. MAJ talked and laughed the entire time we were at Kohls, she even smiled at a few women at the checkout! She didn't care too much for Wal-Mart, but probably because she was hungry. Then we went back home and picked up Michael and went to COSTCO! She fell asleep on the way there and woke up on the way home. We had a wonderful day! | On our way to Costco...before she fell asleep. | She LOVES her strawberry outfit! TOO CUTE! | Monday, March 23, 2009 Houdini Part II This child can get out of anything! The velcro straps are supposed to be about elbow level, but she scooted down and got out of the swaddle AGAIN!
17: Ten little fingers & ten tiny toes... | Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Alabama Baby! This outfit is going to be too small when it is actually football season, so we had a ROLL TIDE day today! | Chillin' on her tummy and looking around... | Houdini III Just when I thought she had wriggled her way out of her swaddle every way possible, she surprised me yesterday again! She got her feet out this time! AND out of her outfit without unsnapping it!
18: Cute as a.. | Button | Wednesday, March 25, 2009 I missed her ALL DAY... Today was my first full day back at the office. I was actually not supposed to start until next week, but there was a meeting today and tomorrow that I needed to attend. Instead of taking her to daycare for two days this week, Lolly (Michael's mom) came to visit to keep Madelyn while I was at work. It was WONDERFUL to leave her with Lolly for my first day away from her. I teared up on the way to work and thought about her all day! Hopefully tomorrow will be a little easier. This happy face is what I came home to :) Lolly gave her the outfit and made her the fish washcloth. | Thank you for coming to visit, Nana Lolly!!! We loved having you!
19: Thursday, March 26, 2009 TWO MONTHS OLD!!! Pics in her Sweetie Cupcake outfit on her 2 month birthday!!! | Ready for Beddy! | First Trip to the Salon! She LOVED Karen! | Friday, March 27, 2009 Heaven Sent! Her shirt has angel wings on the back. I didn't get any good pics of them. We'll post those next time.
20: Gigi is the best at putting her to sleep. | Weekend in Dega | Amanda with both babies | She already likes to shop! | he is getting better at taking a bottle! | Karmen was not very happy about her mommy holding another baby! | She loves Grand Aunt Janet! | She is starting to talk!
21: Monday, March 30, 2009 First Day of Daycare Today was her first day at daycare. Isn't her new outfit too cute!!??!! This afternoon when I picked her up, she was grinning and talking! MmmGaaaah! That's her first word :) | Tuesday, March 31, 2009 My Birthday! I am the big 3-0 today! Amanda sent me beautiful flowers! Thank you to everyone for the emails, calls and gifts! | April gave me a welcome back surprise! | Sunday, March 29, 2009 Little Angel