11 August, 2011


Since February Maddox has had 6 ear infections, and he has just felt awful.  Everytime we went to the doctor he would get a rocephin shot and antibiotics which neither helped.  The ear infections would cause Maddox to wake up some nights every hour screaming at the top of his lungs.  When he was a few months old, his pedi, Dr. Bodron, said he was a major wax producer.   Sometimes his ears were so full of wax that the doctor could not even see in his ear.

I started noticing that Maddox would pull on his right ear constantly.  I thought this meant his right ear was hurting.  Right?  After the sixth ear infection, I asked Dr. Ricks (new pedi since Dr. Bodron retired) to refer us to an ENT.  I just couldn't stand seeing Maddox sick all the time.  It seems that he has had a runny nose and cough since May, and he cannot get rid of it.

We saw Dr. Barham a month ago, and he said both of Maddox's ears had fluid on them and he needed tubes ASAP.  We scheduled the surgery for last Wednesday, but he couldn't have it then because he developed a viral infection the beginning of last week.  Dang daycare!

Maddox had his tubes put in yesterday, and he did great!  We had to be there at 6 a.m., and he couldn't have anything to eat or drink after midnight.   I thought this would be so hard because Maddox always takes a bottle around 2 a.m., but he woke up at 2:45, and we put him in the bed with us and he slept until our alarm went off.  No fussing at all!

We got to the surgical center at 6 a.m., and they took Maddox back around 7:45 a.m.  They gave him tylenol right after we got there so he took a 30 minute nap while we were waiting and played the rest of the time.  I thought he looked so cute in his gown so I snapped a few pics!

The procedure took literally 10 minutes, and he was in a recovery room.  The nurse told me that he would be groggy when he comes out and to just love on him and hug on him.  I had his bottle waiting for him because I knew he would be hungry.  When Maddox came in the room, he grabbed the bottle from my hands and laid on the bed.  I got no loving at all!  After his bottle he was ready to laugh, play and scream!  He was going ninety to nothing ALL.DAY.LONG.

Dr. Barham said Maddox's left ear was his bad ear, and that he had puss pockets in it.  Poor baby!  He also had a lot of fluid on his right ear.  I thought since he was pulling on his right ear all the time that it was his problem ear, but I was wrong.

Maddox slept all night last night for the second time since February!  PTL!  I felt like a new woman this morning after getting 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep!  

When we picked him up from school, he was all smiles.  They said he had a really good day so I hope and pray Maddox will not have any more problems with his ears.  I love having my happy baby back!

21 July, 2011

Happy Birthday, Maddox!


I wrote you a letter when you were a week old that I hope to have posted within the next few days. 

This past year has flown by and makes me really sad.   Yes, I am down in the dumps at work today.  I didn't think I would be this sad, but I am.  The hubby bringing me a sweet tea from Mickey D's helped out a lot!

Maddox, you are the greatest blessing to your daddy and me.  We love you little buddy! 

20 July, 2011

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday

Maddox will be one tomorrow!!!  Yikes!!!  Where did my baby boy go?

03 July, 2011

Beach 2011

 First off, I am so glad it's the weekend, and on top of that--- a three day weekend!  I couldn't be more excited to have an extra day to spend with Maddox.  I am WAY behind on blogging, so I will be catching up in the next or so.

We are in the process of building a house, and it will be finished the end of this month or beginning of August.  I cannot wait to move in our new home and really feel like grown ups!  While Wade was in law school in Baton Rouge, we rented a townhouse for three years.  When we moved back to our hometown, we stayed with my in-laws which was a good hour from our jobs.  We drove back and forth for 9 months, but we finally moved on Mother's Day to our current duplex.  I am so ready to decorate Maddox's room, and to actually have a place to call our own! 

Back to the reason for this post, we left for Perdido Key, FL on Father's Day, and we had a blast!  It was our first vacation with Maddox.  I was so excited to see if Maddox would like the beach.  Sadly, it took him two days to get used to the sand.  He would scream everytime we put down.  He hated the ocean also, which I didn't mind at all because swimming with sharks is not my thing!  He loved the pool and cried everytime we got out.  I look forward to going to the beach every summer with Maddox and creating lots of great memories!


28 June, 2011


 Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope ya'll are having a good week so far! 

Last night I decided to give Maddox yogurt for the first time, and he loved it!  I bought the strawberry-banana even though they say to wait until at least a year old to try strawberries because of the allergy issue, but he is 11 months, so I figured that was close enough.  Maddox made a big mess...all over himself, the floor, myself and all in my hair!  Then, off to the bathtub he went! 

My big boy!

Much easier using my hand than a spoon! Yum!!!

Looks like a cup...

It must be a cup! 

Love the look on his face!

We are so blessed to have this monkey in our lives! :)

23 May, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New!

 I feel as if I have been in a rut lately.  Not just blogging, but life in general.  I know it sounds like I am complaining, but I just feel I need to vent, and it's my blog, so I can do that! 

I am extremely blessed to have such a loving husband and wonderful son along with great friends and family.  It seems like I am pulled in every direction on a daily basis, and I NEVER do anything for myself.  Well, this weekend was it for me.  I got a new haircut (much shorter I might ad), new clothes and new nail polish!  Go me!  I will post a pic of the new 'do later.

Since I am in a blogging rut, and that my life most consists of cleaning cheese puffs off my almost ONE year old and filling his sippy cups with apple juice, it is only fitting to change the name of my blog that best fits my life.  So, Cheese Puffs and Sippy Cups it is!  

Since we moved into our temporary home while our home is being built, I feel as if I can finally slow down and blog some again, which I am very excited about! 

Enough with this post.  Now on to type bubba's TEN MONTH post!  Ah.....let the party planning begin!

16 May, 2011


Wowzer!  Maddox, you are 9 months old (well, a month ago...you will be 10 months old in 5 days!!!).  I am almost in tears as I am typing this!  What have you been up to this past month? 

First of all, you have 3 teeth!  Yay!  You cut three teeth within a 3 week span.  You cut your first tooth on March 30, and they have been coming in like crazy since!  You have two on the bottom and one on top.  It is not your top front tooth, but a side tooth.  Weird, I know!  For a while there, we were concerned that it was your front tooth, and that you would have a HUGE gap, but you are now about to cut your front tooth.  What a huge relief!  ;)

You have been pulling up and crawling since a few days after you turned 8 months old.  It is just a matter of time before you start walking, and then the real fun begins!  Haha!  Since you started crawling, you are into everything, and we cannot keep up with you.  You are one fast little boy!  You love playing with newspapers, pots and pans, measuring spoons and spatulas.  In fact, you LOVE spatulas! 

You went to the doctor on April 1, and it was determined you had an oral yeast infection which was caused by the month-long dosage of antibiotics you were on for your ear infections.  It was awful!  You did not want your bottle or even baby food.  You were treated for that, and now you are 100% better.  It is wonderful to see you playing and laughing again!   You weighed 20 lbs. 8 oz and 28" long.  You only gained an ounce in a month, but that is because you started crawling.  You are one healthy little boy!

You are really attached to me, which I love!  I love that you always want your momma, but sometimes it is frustrating when I need to do laundry or cook.  You don't like being in your highchair or with anyone.  You want me!  I think someone is a momma's boy!  ;)

You sleep with us every night now.  I always said I would never start that, but after your second ear infection, you will not sleep in your bed any longer.  You love to cuddle with your daddy in the bed, and it is so sweet.  No matter where you start off in the bed, you always end up next to him.  I think we will be getting a king size bed pretty soon!  This queen is not working anymore! ;)

On a sad note, we are moving in a week or so, and you have to start daycare! :(   Your Meme (my mom) has been watching you since I started back working, and I think she will handle this new daycare situation worse than you.  Haha!  She loves her some Maddox!

Happy 9 months, my sweet angel!  We love you to the moon and back!