Saturday, October 31, 2009

5 month update

Maddie is 5 months old today! She still isn't rolling over, but now she likes to push herself up on her arms during tummy time. She also lifts her head up when she's sitting in her carseat or swing. She really enjoys holding onto her feet during diaper changes, which is actually pretty helpful until the end when you're trying to fasten up the new diaper. We're getting ready to head down to Phoenix for Uncle Brandon's wedding! It will be the same day as Aunt Jenn's birthday (November 7th). As a side note, Happy Halloween! Pictures of a cute little pink lamb coming soon :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009


We had a good time hanging out in Springfield for the weekend. Here's a cute video of Madeline and Auntie Jenn:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Uncle Brandon

Uncle Brandon got back safely from his European adventure! Maddie and Mommy went down to Springfield to welcome him home. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so I don't have any pictures to show. But I did steal this one off of

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Motor skills

It's been exciting to watch Madeline learning new motor skills. About a month ago, she mastered the art of thumb sucking (left, please). Around that same time, she "discovered" her tongue and hasn't been able to keep it in her mouth ever since :) This week (according to Daddy), she has rolled from her belly to her back a couple times. Mommy still hasn't witnessed this feat. But mommy has noticed that in the mornings Maddie is usually turned about 180 degrees from where she started the night before. I'm starting to wonder if Daddy is trying to play tricks on me by rearranging the baby after I go to bed, ha! Then, yesterday Madeline "discovered" her feet! So cute.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Swaddle no more

Madeline has always enjoyed being swaddled for the night. Well, last night when I swaddled her up for bedtime, she started fussing some. Since she is usually quiet after being swaddled, I undid the wrap. She quite promptly stopped fussing, so I left her unswaddled to see what would happen, assuming that she would probably wake up in the middle of the night wanting to be re-wrapped. Anyway, next thing you know Maddie has slept through the whole night without swaddling assistance. What a big girl :) Now we can start using the sleep sack from Aunt ReRe!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin patch

Last weekend, we went to the pumpkin patch out in Chesterfield. Here are the pics we took. Thanks CJ and Mary!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A fun-filled weekend

Saturday, Madeline and Mommy went to Mary's baby shower. We got to say howdy to ReRe and Julie Luesse while we were there. Julie shared some Big News with us... she and Shawn are expecting their 2nd baby! She's 12 weeks along, due in April 2010. Congratulations!! Ed's favorite item of clothing in Maddie's closet: I'm gettin pretty good at this here tummy time, don't ya think?
Madeline and her favorite doggy buddies. I couldn't get the flash to work for some reason.
Zoe had to get just a little bit more comfortable:
Then on Sunday we went to a pumpkin patch with CJ and Mary. We took some fun pumpkin-style pictures, but they're all on Mary's camera, so they will be coming soon. After that, we headed out for a quick visit with Carl and Marianne, Jazmyne and Baby Carl. We got some more cute pictures there:
2 peas in a very cute little pod! Carl Jr is 3 months old, and Maddie is 4 mos.What a handsome smile:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Written Exam

I passed!! Woo-hoo!! Now on to studying for the oral exam (the last and biggest test), which will be either April or October 2010.