Thursday, December 31, 2009

7 month update

Madeline is now 7 months old! She recently has made exciting advancements in her motor skills. She sits up on her own, although she usually reaches for a toy and falls over fairly quickly. She gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth - very cute! She scoots herself backwards all over the place. She loves her jumparoo toy, and bouncing in general. She doesn't have any teeth yet (I'm not complaining). She has been eating all kinds of pureed vegetables and fruits, although she doesn't LOVE eating with a spoon. She has switched to mostly sleeping on her tummy. She loves to laugh, especially when Daddy startles or chases her. All in all, she is the best part of our lives and we love every second that she is with us! Here are some pictures from laundry night:
I did NOT volunteer for this! Our little Michael Jordan baby:
Getting up on her hands and knees:
I'm pretty content just lookin around:

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sitting strong

Madeline can now sit unassisted... for more than just a few milliseconds. Although, one may argue that she is using the assistance of her mirror toy:

Friday, December 25, 2009

Baby's First Christmas

Today Madeline celebrated her first Christmas, and it was a white Christmas at that! We had a wonderful day hanging out with Granny and Poppy in St. Louis.
Thanks for the cool mailbox, Granny!
Tummy time is always a good time:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We miss you Mojo

Yesterday, I spent all afternoon cleaning up mice poop upstairs. Tomorrow, we are calling the exterminator!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Surprise from Illinois

Today, Maddie got a great surprise from the mail man... some gifts (even wrapped up nice and pretty) from Uncle Lou and Aunt Arlene! She was so excited :)Thanks again Lou and Arlene!!
While we had the camera out, we also got some cute photos of Madeline with her "Twas the Night Before Christmas" bear. She loves that thing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Springfield, here we come!

Yesterday, Mommy got a job offer from Ozark Anesthesia Associates, at Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO. YAY! Today, Mommy had to tell her boss and friends at Barnes that she won't be staying here. BOO-HOO! We'll be moving in the middle of August, and we'll definitely be getting a house with a pimped-out guest room so that we will be ready for lots of visitors :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sitting with Santa

This afternoon, we joined CJ, Mary and Naomi at Westport to visit Santa Clause. After waiting over an hour in line:
Madeline got to say HI to St. Nicholas for the first time! She did great... but I'm prepared for lots of screaming and crying next year :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

6 month update

Madeline is now a whole half year old! Amazing. She had her 6 month visit with Dr. Spewak this morning, and everything is groovy. She is now 14 pounds, 14 ounces (25th percentile) and 26.5 inches (75th percentile). So, as the pediatrician says, "she is long and lean."