Sunday, February 28, 2010

9 month update

Madeline is 3/4 of a year old today! How time flies. She continues to be the best baby we've ever had :) At her 9 month check-up on Thursday, she weighed 17 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 28.5 inches long. That keeps Maddie steady on her growth curve at about 75th percentile for height and 50th for weight. She says "dadadada" a lot, and just recently started saying "nenenene" and very rarely "mamamama." She makes a cute face sometimes scrunching up her nose and puckering up her lips... it looks like she's trying to kiss her own nose. She has mastered crawling, and she pulls herself up on anything and everything! She even stood all on her own for 4 seconds (I counted) this morning :) She likes to clap and play patty-cake. She still loves bouncing and her jumping seat. She gets a kick out of the dogs... whenever we're playing upstairs, and one of them starts to move toward her, she squeals with delight. I think it's because she likes to be "chased." She eats her fruits and veggies okay, but she really likes to eat/play with cheerios! She does well sitting in a high chair when we go to restaurants. Now onto the pictures... Reading a book with Daddy:Enjoying some light reading in Mommy's favorite magazine:Hanging out upstairs, pulling myself up on the wall:
Doing some lunges to build up my quads:Now onto squats:Now I'm practicing my game face! Grrrr :)Last night, my friend Naomi came over to visit! She is only 6 months younger than me. Look how strong her neck is already:She brought her mom and dad with her too (Mary and CJ):
Anna sent her parents (RiRi and Curty-wurty) to hang out, but she wasn't feeling good so decided to stay home (hope you feel better soon Anna!). They're pretty cool:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Otitis media

AKA ear infection. Boo-hoo, Dr. Spewak told us today that Madeline has mild ear infections in both ears. So, she got started on her first round of amoxicillin this morning. She did not enjoy it AT ALL. Hopefully she'll get used to it, because we have to give her a dose twice a day for 10 days.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


This weekend, we had a short visit from Auntie Jenn, Granny, and Poppy! We had a great time together, but it was over too soon. Yesterday, Maddie had her swim class, and we went to JCPenney for some pictures. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, but here are a few. Just chillin on the couch:
Hey Uncle Brandon and Aunt Jasmine, do you like my outfit? I love it!
Reading a book with Auntie Jenn:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

If you're happy and you know it

Clap your hands!

Madeline just started clapping today, and she's been doing it all day long! You may have noticed that she basically holds her right hand in place and only moves her left hand :) On another note, her crawling is so fun to watch! Sometimes she does the basic crawl, sometimes she uses a foot instead of the knee, sometimes she moves both legs forward at the same time, and sometimes she reverts back to the army crawl.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Drop it like it's hot

The crib, that is. After this napping incident, we lowered the mattress all the way down.
Ha-ha! Look what I did :)

Happy Valentine's Day

Thanks Granny for the super cute outfit!See how good I can stand with only a little help from the pickle bucket (covered with a pink towel)? I love standing up on my own!
Roar! Laundry basket, you better watch out!
A cute profile picture:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

And she's off

Today, I would say that Madeline has officially started crawling. I don't know whether or not to celebrate this milestone--haha.
After I laid Maddie down for the evening, she was being pretty quiet. So I peeked in to see if she had already gone to sleep. I found her sitting up and smiling away... I coundn't resist taking a picture!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Toofer number two

Today, Maddie got her second tooth... it's the bottom right one. Can you see it?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pulling to a stand

Wow, Madeline is now pulling herself up to a stand! What a dangerous time we're getting into :) Tina and Linda (at daycare) call her a little dare-devil, because they've seen her pull herself up and then just let go. What a crazy gal!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sitting on her own

Maddie can now push herself into a sitting position all on her own :) Here is a cute picture I took while she was napping after being watched by Daddy for the day: did you notice the socks?