Monday, June 29, 2009

1 month update

Holy Crap... Madeline weighs NINE pounds!! We had our 1 month appointment with the pediatrician this morning, and Madeline tipped the scale at a whopping 9 pounds. That means she gained over 2 pounds in 3 weeks. I was shocked! I have my 1 month check-up tomorrow... hopefully I didn't gain that much weight... haha! She is at the 50th percentile for weight. She measured 22 inches long (again), which puts her at the 75th percentile for height. Then, she got her 2nd Hepatitis B vaccine. She only cried for a few seconds. You can see her first band-aid on her leg (it's Snoopy):

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend of fun

We had a great time in Springfield over the weekend! Madeline got lots of cuddling time with Granny, Poppy, Aunt Jenn, and many others :) We experienced lots of "firsts." It was her first road trip; and she did well in the car, only waking up when she was hungry. On Friday, we got there in time to hit the Tea Room for lunch... super YUMMY! Reonne joined us there too.

Madeline had her first sink bath:
Excuse me, people, do you know what you're doing??
Check out my cute little pink butt!
Madeline at her first dinner in the big kids chair :)
She got really excited about that one, as you can see:Snoozing with Poppy:
Snoozing with Granny:
Just hangin around lookin cute:Bekah, Dave, and Jaylee stopped by for a visit too! Here's Jaylee drinking out of a cup for the first time! How adorable :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Grandma's visit

Grandma came to town today to whisk away the Cavalier... but not before she had some quality time with Madeline!

Kung fu fighting

Our infant massage class was fun yesterday. Here's Madeline on her pillow before any other babies had arrived. She slept through the whole class :) Then she had her first real bath, but it wasn't as great as she expected, so I didn't have time to get any photos of that! I just love this little outfit!
Hello people!
Zoe, back off a little bit please.
Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting (da da da da da da da da da!)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

No more stump

Yay! This morning as I was changing Madeline, I discovered that her umbilical cord stump had fallen off in the night... Finally! I thought that sucker was never going to let go, haha. It hung in there for a good 24 day hiatus. Now we're getting ready for our first infant massage class. We'll let you know how it goes :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

She's a growin

Either our dryer is shrinking all of Madeline's clothes (an entirely likely possibility), or our little girl is putting on some weight! She's starting to fill out her newborn onesies... While I am of course happy that she is thriving, I am kind of sad that she won't always be an itty-bitty baby :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

3 week update

Madeline had a fun trip out over the weekend. I had my graduation dinner on Saturday night at Point of View (a nice venue downtown with a wonderful view), and since she didn't have any other plans, Madeline decided to accompany Ed and me to the event. It was a fun night, but unfortunately I forgot my camera--whoops! We all had a great time, and Madeline met a potential future boyfriend... Brandon Otto :)

We had a fairly uneventful first Father's Day (Happy Father's Day to all!). We did celebrate by going to dinner at Ari's, our favorite greek restaurant down the street. And of course we enjoyed our favorite appetizer, the flaming cheese! We're still doing the sponge bath thing (since her umbilical cord stump is hanging on for dear life!), but we thought we'd try out the tub for size:
Lily lookin pretty stressed out:
Madeline is being treated for thrush (a fairly common yeast infection in newborns), and one of the treatments is this highly staining purple dye... it made for some interesting pictures though! "I just tried to eat Grimace!"
Check out my cool onesie!
I've got pretty long legs:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A new ride

Mama got a brand new (used) ride! On Monday, we bought a 2002 Saturn Vue... something a little bigger and safer for Madeline, Zoe, and Lily! It's got a few miles on it, but it's fun to drive :) Ed gets to step up in style too, from the Cavalier to the Taurus. It's a five-star vehicle, baby!

Monday, June 15, 2009

2 week update

As described by a unique t-shirt from Julie Riley, Madeline is officially a triathlete... an eating, pooping, and sleeping triathlete! Ha-ha! I thought that was so funny :) She continues to be a super baby and making this much easier than I ever could have imagined. We had a fantabulous weekend spending time with Granny and Poppy! They got to enjoy lots of quality time with Madeline, and we got to enjoy lots of yummy food thanks to Mom's effforts in the kitchen and Dad's efforts on the grill. Now the house is quiet again, but Aunt Jenn is coming up on Wednesday!

Granny and Madeline:

Getting dressed up:
The bonnet is cute, but it covers up her hair-do:
Gettin some tummy time:
Welcome Home BABY!
Poppy and Madeline:
How cute!
Are you talkin to me?
Man, that was a fun weekend! I'm pooped!

Friday, June 12, 2009

12 day update

Madeline took her first car ride in the backseat by herself yesterday. Mommy was pretty nervous (I need to get one of those little mirrors), but we didn't have to go far! I had my exit interview with Dr. Cox, and we said hi to Sharon and Maryann while we were there. It's so exciting to be at the end of my residency, especially since I don't have to take nearly as much call next year. Tonight, Granny and Poppy are coming to visit for the weekend--yay! We are all very excited :)
Here are a couple pics that Aunt Jen took:
Madeline loves bath time (sponge that is):

Like my hairdo? Mommy poofed it up for me: This swing thing is pretty cool:
See how I can purse my lips:
The whole family (notice how tired Zoe is, she couldn't hold back a yawn):
Sleeping again:Sharon (our den mother) and Maryann: