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!

03 May, 2011


 I cannot believe I keep forgetting to publish Maddox's monthly posts!  I type them ahead of time with the intention of going back to edit them, but I always forget!  I guess better late than ever, even though he will be 10 months old!

My dear sweet Maddox, you turned 8 months on March 21!  You are such a sweetheart!  Within the past month you have realized who your mommy and daddy are, and it melts my heart!  You started crawling a few weeks ago, and we cannot keep up with you!  You are into everything.  I cannot believe you are old enough to crawl. 

I started back to work on March 7 after staying at home with you for 7 1/2 months.  I will forever cherish those months being at home but with you, and it broke my heart to go back to work.  I know it is best for our family that I work, but Maddox, I sure miss cuddling with you during the mornings and at naptime! 

I celebrated my first birthday as a mommy this month, and it was the best birthday I've ever had!  I never imagined I would celebrate my 26th birthday as a mom!  I am so blessed to have you as my son!  You went to your first wedding (reception) this month in honor of Joey and Lexi, and from what I hear, you were a perfect angel!  Your daddy took me out to eat for my birthday, so you went with Nana to the reception.

You have been really fussy lately, I think it is due to teething.  Still no teeth yet.  You had two ear infections the past month, and you have just felt awful.  You were on antibiotics for almost a month, and I think you are starting to feel better other than teething.

Happy 8 months my love!  We love you little buddy! 

Your 8 month pictures are on your daddy's computer at work, so I will post more when I can.