29 September, 2010

Splish Splash

Maddox loves to take a bath even though he only gets to 2-3 times a week.  I am not a horrible mom because I rarely bathe my child, right??  He doesn’t go outside, play in the dirt, or even get into anything that would remotely make him “dirty” other than those massive blow-outs in his diaper! Ha!  I do wash him off when he has those, but generally, he only gets 2-3 baths a week.  He just learned he can kick his leg or pump his fist and the water will splash.  He laughs so loud that it melts my heart!  I am still trying to capture that moment on camera.  I just love this little guy so much that I find myself taking pictures of him ALL.DAY.LONG.  I can’t help it.  I don’t want to forget anything he does.  And these days, I definitely have my camera with me full time because he is just about to roll over!  I know.  My baby is getting so big! 

Happy Wednesday to everyone!  :)




23 September, 2010

Pictures Galore! :)

I didn’t have time to take Maddox’s pictures on his 2 month birthday, but I did get them done today.  I’m sure he won’t mind me being 2 days late!  As he gets older, he’ll realize I’m late ALL.THE.TIME!  Here are some pics of my sweet man!


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This last picture cracks me up!  Maddox, I can’t believe you’re two months old either!  Where has the time gone?

21 September, 2010

2 Months

Maddox, you are 2 months old today!  What have you been up to?

  • At your last doctor’s appointment on 9/7/10, you weighed 11 lbs. 2 oz.  I am pretty sure you weigh over 12 lbs. now.  You are one healthy little boy!
  • You eat 5 oz. every 3-4 hours
  • We found out you are allergic to cow’s milk, so you are now on a Soy formula.  You have been such a happy baby.  After being on the Soy formula for a week, your face cleared up and you began pooping every day!  Yay!  When you were on the regular formula, you were not a happy camper on the days you didn’t poop.  I guess your belly hurt all the time. :(
  • You generally sleep through the night.  Occasionally, you will wake up if you have a wet diaper.  I change you and then you go right back to sleep.  You normally sleep from 11-7.  I will feed you at 7 and you go back to sleep until 9 am.  Mommy loves this!
  • You love taking a bath!  When I undress you, you give me a serious look as if you are about to cry, but once you are in the water, you are all smiles!
  • You love your swing.  If you are pitching a fit (which you do a lot now that you fight your sleep during the day), we put you in your swing, and you suddenly get still.  It has been a lifesaver!
  • You love your carseat and stroller.  You know that you are going somewhere when we buckle you in, and you get really excited and start “panting”.  When we go shopping, we put you in the stroller, and you can sleep for hours!  This has been really helpful since Mommy likes to shop! :)
  • We got you a mobile to put on your crib, and this is how you fall asleep every night.  We turn on the music and the light show, and you play for about 15 minutes and then fall asleep.  My favorite part of the day is when we put you down at night and watch you reach for the animals on the mobile.  You have the biggest grin on your face, and I know you want to laugh really bad. 
  • You smiled for the first time on Labor Day, 9/6/10.  I will never forget this.  We were playing peek-a-boo and all of sudden, you had the biggest grin on your face.  It melted my heart.  I couldn’t help but tear up.  Now you smile all the time.
  • You have outgrown your newborn clothes.  You wear 3 months and 3-6 months.  You are still in size 1 diapers.
  • As of last week, you love your Baby Einstein play gym.  Every morning and afternoon after you finish eating, we play on this for about 30 minutes.  One day while you were playing, I stepped out of the room, and when I came back in, you were zonked out!  You had your arms up by your head, and I knew you had worn yourself out!
  • You are trying to roll over.  We have had the worst luck with putting you on your stomach.  You will scream bloody murder when you are on your stomach.  You start kicking really hard and raising your head up, and you are almost able to roll over.  When we put you on your back, you are fine.  I guess you just really hate being on your stomach. 
  • You love lights and ceiling fans.  When you spot a ceiling fan, you can stare at it for 10 minutes straight, like you are being hypnotized.  We can’t break your attention from it.  It is the funniest thing.

Maddox, you mean the world to us, and we are so glad God gave you to us.  You have been our greatest blessing, and we look forward to watching you grow and learn new things every day!  Thank you for being our son!  :)

I didn’t get any pictures of you today, but I will take some tomorrow before you get your shots. :(

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13 September, 2010

Weekend Recap

Where did the weekend go?  We did not have a busy weekend planned, but it sure went by fast.  On Friday night, we grilled steaks at my in-laws so they could get in some play time with Maddox.  Wade was cleaning out his old bedroom there and found a lot of stuff from when we first started dating in ‘01.  We had so much fun looking at pictures of us from way back when.  We laughed at our goofy hair dos and what we were wearing.  I can’t believe Wade and I have been together almost 10 years!  He is definitely my best friend and my soul mate.  I left my camera at home, so, no pics.

Saturday, I went shopping with my sister who is expecting a little boy in December.  I can’t wait for Jackson to get here…she is going to be a great mom!  We went to Antique Alley and shopped all afternoon.  Well, I just browsed…I walked away empty handed…a first for me! My hubby was proud!   Once again, I left my camera.  So, no pics.

On Sunday, we went to my aunt’s camp and celebrated my cousin, Sloan, and her husband’s birthday.  Her birthday is today and she is 24!  Happy Birthday!  Can you believe that I actually remembered to bring my camera?!  I have TONS of pics from Sunday!  Here are a few…

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DSC_0857    Me & baby sister, KaylaDSC_0863 Maddox loves his Mimi and Kay Kay!DSC_0880 Love this onesie!DSC_0887Maddox’s swirl…just like his daddyDSC_0900Mimi, Pappy & MaddoxDSC_0901So sweet!DSC_0902MimiDSC_0904Mommy & MaddoxDSC_0918Sloan & Connor (with an icing mustache) DSC_0930Playtime with Kay Kay and Pappy DSC_0929 Playtime over!  haha

09 September, 2010

One Month!

Maddox, you were One Month Old on August 21, 2010.  You have brought so much joy to our lives, and we thank God for you everyday.  I am sorry I am 2 1/2 weeks late posting this even though it was written on time, but we moved back home when you were a month old and are just now getting Internet!  I feel as if I have been disconnected from the world! Ha!

You are such a good baby.  You wake up every 3-4 hours to eat unless you have a wet diaper, and then you must be changed immediately, and you will go right back to sleep.  You do not like a wet diaper!  You are eating 4 oz. at a time and still spitting up some, but your doctor says it is nothing to worry about.  There has been numerous times where I have had to change clothes during the middle of the night after burping you.  Your doctor says we just have a laundry problem! 

You also have baby acne which I cannot stand.  I wish I could pop those little bumps on your face.  We got your newborn pics taken on 8.9.10 you were 2 1/2 weeks old, and you only had 2 bumps on your face that day.  I was so worried that your pictures would not turn out good, but they cleared up the day we had them done and came back the next.  Oh, and your umbilical cord thingy fell off the same day as your pictures but later that night.  I am so glad it is gone, because I hated changing your diaper because I just knew I would pull it off since it was hanging by a thread.  We have to have everything ready in advance to change your diaper.  We line up the diaper, wipes and powder/cream and can change your diaper in like 10 seconds!  After getting sprinkled on 20 times, we have finally got it down pat! 

At your last doctor’s visit (8-11-10) you weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz…you are a healthy baby!  You have also grown 1/2 an inch!  You wear 0-3 months clothing in Carter’s and Gerber, but for some reason, you are just now fitting into the newborn Circo brand (Target).   You are in size 1 diapers.  We had a few “blow outs” in your newborn diapers and decided it was time to move up!  Here are a few pics of your first month! DSC_06291 Week


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