Wednesday, July 21, 2010

4 month well baby appt.

Maddy's appt. went great yesterday! She weighed 13lb 4oz and is 24 inches! She's in the 25-50th percentile for both! Joseph weighed 15lb Ooz and was 24 and 1/8 inches at 4 months (I still think it's crazy that he weighed 2lbs less than her at birth, but weighed 2 lbs more than her at the well baby visits, but just glad they are both so healthy). M got 1 shot and 1 oral vaccine (rotavirus) yesterday! I continue to space her vaccines/shots out just like I did with J so we end up taking her every month for shots instead of every 2 months and that way she doesn't get more than 2 per visit.

I forgot to mention in the last post that Maddy is rolling over great now! She's been rolling over for 2 weeks (front to back) and she's quite good at it too! It's just so cute to see her use her strength to roll!

Maddy loves her oatmeal cereal now and sucks it right down! She continues to nurse frequently also.

Have a wondeful week! xoxo, CC

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Computer troubles

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. :( My desktop computer that I blog from that has all my pics and videos has crashed. Thankfully we've been backing up all our pics/videos/documents, etc. on an external hard drive so I haven't lost any of them (6 years worth of pics)! I'm now waiting for Joe to get home from deployment before we get a new computer and I don't want to download thousands of pics on my laptop. Hopefully I'll be up and blogging again in the next couple of weeks! R.I.P. desktop computer! You were great to me for 6 years! :)

Our latest....

Madelyn is 4 months old today! I can hardly believe it! She's growing so fast. She's wearing 3-6 month clothes now and filling them out well. She has her 4 month well baby appt. this week and I'm eager to see how much she weighs and how long she is now! Maddy had an appt. with her G.I. dr a couple weeks ago and he wanted me to start cereal for her at 4 months. He thinks it will help hold her reflux down and reduce the numerous hiccups that she continues to have daily. So....tonight was the big night!!!! I put my baby girl in the high chair and she was just so small sitting in there compared to her big brother. She was too cute! She was very hungry and actually really liked her single grain oat cereal mixed with breast milk. Sounds delicious right? Haha! Well, Maddy sure thought so. She ate quickly and smiled and cooed too. She's so precious! Thanks to Nan for videoing me feeding her for the first time and taking pics for me! :)

Joseph continues to grow and amaze me! He is very active and a busy little boy these days. He loves to play outside and in the pool, read books, sing songs, play with musical toys, climb on furniture (yikes), color, play with play-doh, and watch videos of Elmo and Barney. His vocabulary is picking up and he's saying more words these days and attempting to say everything we ask him to say. He also loves going to the water park and aquarium that we have season passes to! He understands so much these days and it's so fun to watch him think and learn.

I have recently been keeping Joseph very busy in the mornings so I can get him to give up his morning nap (yes, my child is still taking 2 naps/day at 2 years 2 months old....crazy right????). He sleeps from 7:30-7am most days and is ready for his morning nap by 9am. He usually sleeps and hour and half in the morning and then he will nap for 2 and 1/2 or 3 hours in the afternoon. I've found that if I keep him very busy in the morning, I can feed him lunch early (11:30ish) and then put him down around noon and he will sleep until 3pm. That seems to be working well so far, but if we are sitting at home and not on the go, he starts having meltdowns and is laying in the floor crying by 9am b/c he's tired (and it's pretty tough to keep him out and about all the time with Maddy in tow also...but thankfully my parents have been helping me keep Joseph busy lately to help with his new napping schedule). He loves sleep just like his mommy! I hope this transition to 1 nap/day will continue to go well b/c he is starting 2 morn/week preschool at the beginning of Sept. and they don't have morning nap sessions when his class is just from 9am-noon.

Well, Joe's big homecoming is right around the corner!!!! I am so excited for him to get back home and see how much his children have grown in the past few months! He will be walking off the aircraft carrier this time instead of flying a jet home (which I'm a little bummed out about), but I have a professional photographer coming with me to the ship to capture the first few moments we see each other and he sees the kids! I can't wait to see how those pics will turn out! Check back soon and I hope to be able to post pics from the homecoming when we get a new computer!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! It sure is hot here, but I love summer, so I'll deal with the heat as long as I can get in the water! :) Check back soon! Love, CC

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Maddy's playdates!

Madelyn had her first playdates a couple weeks ago. This is her friend Paige Noelle Hinton below and she was born about a month after Maddy.
Sweet girls!
This is Payton Ashleigh Ferguson and she was born almost 2 months after Madelyn. She is the daughter of my friend Missy!

Here is Payton saying "Enough with the paparazzi"! Stop taking pics!

Madelyn is lucky to have 2 great friends already! Can't wait to see them all grow up together! :)