30 December, 2010

5 Months

I can't believe I forgot to post this!  I guess I got wrapped up in the holiday season and forgot!  Oh well, better a week late than never!

Maddox, I cannot believe you are five months old!  Each and every day you are growing into a little boy.  This makes mommy really sad.  You are starting to develop a temper.  When you are not happy, you kick your legs and shake your hands.  It is so funny (for now)!  This month has been the best yet!  You are so much fun to play with.  You get so excited about the smallest things.  I love you at this age.  

So, what have you been up to?
  • You have rolled over a few times.  Only a few because you are rarely on your tummy because you scream at the top of your lungs, and I pick you up because I can't stand for you to be upset.  Oops! :)
  • You wear a size 3 diaper
  • Three weeks ago you weighed 16 lbs. 1 oz, so I am anxious to see how much you have gained when we go back next month
  • You wear 3-6 month clothing and some 6 months, depending on the brand
  • You wear a size 2 in shoes
  • You have a baby giraffe now and you chew on his legs like there is no tomorrow.  Your daddy actually has to drain your slobber of the giraffe's legs!
  • You are starting to not like your swing so much.  I guess it bores you.
  • You love your jumper and activity station.  I seriously think you can jump and watch your Baby Einstein videos all day!
  • You love baby food and oatmeal.  Rice cereal- not so much!  You eat prunes, peaches, pears, bananas, green beans, carrots, squash and sweet potatoes.  
  • You still love bath time.  You actually cry now when I take you out.  You used to cry when I put you in the tub, but now you love it!
  • You "talk" all the time!  I can be in the back putting up laundry, and I hear you jabbering all the way in the living room!  It is the sweetest sound!  You look at us with such a serious face as if we are carrying on a conversation.
  • You adore your daddy!  He can walk into the house after work, and your face lights up!  It is so sweet, and it makes your daddy's day to see the big smile on your face!
  • You still take about 3 naps during the day and still sleep all night.  You are usually down for the night around 8 and wake up around 7.  
  • My favorite part of the day is getting you out of your bed in the mornings because you have the biggest smile on your face and you start kicking up a storm.  I think you are very excited to see me or you know you are about to get a bottle!  I like to think it's me! ;)
Maddox, we are blessed to have you in our lives!  We cannot imagine our lives without you, and we love you very much!  Happy 5 Months, Buddy!

29 December, 2010

Maddox's First Christmas

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  We sure did...a busy one!  We started our Christmas festivities on Wednesday night at my FIL and MIL's house for all the grandkids.  We had good company, good food and lots of presents!  Maddox got a Bright Starts Activity Station, sock monkey, race car steering wheel and some clothes.

We had Christmas at our house early Saturday morning so Maddox can open the gifts that Santa brought him.  I have to say this is the best Christmas Wade and I have ever had together.  It was so much fun seeing Maddox getting excited about wrapping paper, bows and tissue paper.  He couldn't have cared less about the gifts, he just wanted to eat the paper!  Santa brought him some books, sippy cup, burp cloths (really for mommy), rattles, Fisher Price Piano, stackable rings and some other little toys. 

After we cleaned up, we went to my parents so we could all open gifts.  I have a new nephew, Jackson, who was born on December 15, so we enjoyed getting to spend time with him, Jared and my sister, Casey.  Maddox wasn't so sure what to think of Jackson, but I think they will be best friends!

My parents spoiled Maddox!  He got so many gifts that I can even remember what all he got.  I know he got a Baby Einstein jumper, sock monkey, space saver high chair and lots of other toys.  We have to get him a bigger toy box just to hold the stuff his Mimi and Pappy got him!  Maddox is one blessed little boy!

We are so grateful to God for blessing us with Maddox.  He is such a joy in our lives!

2010 has been the best year for us yet as we celebrated the birth of our first child.  We can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for the House's!   Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

12 December, 2010


 ...ROLLING OVER!!!!  

What happened to my little baby?

Maddox rolled over for the first time this past Friday, December 10.  Usually, I am off on Fridays, but I chose to work so me and the hubs can go Christmas shopping afterwards.  Keep in mind, our jobs are 1 1/2 hours away from home, as is the mall.  I got a call around 4:30 from my dad (my mom babysits when I work) saying he put Maddox on his tummy for 10 seconds, and he rolled over!  

I kept denying it for the fact that I wanted to be the one who first witnessed him rolling over, but was happy my parents got to see it.  My dad was ecstatic.  He loves Maddox probably more than his own kids! Ha!  Seriously, he is crazy about him!  I fought back the tears on the way home, but he rolled over for us the next morning!  So, all is well!

It really seems like I just gave birth to him last month.  How can it be that he is already rolling over??  

Sometimes, I just want to squeeze him and hold him tight hoping the world can stand still just for a little bit.