Friday, November 28, 2008


We hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day!!! Ours was GREAT! Scott and Scott's mom cooked some yummy, yummy food and we had some wonderful family time together. It was definitely nice to be able to get away and be able to spend the holiday with family.

Madi enjoyed her first Thanksgiving :) She sat in her Bumbo seat and watched all the cooking and laughed, squealed, and talked all day :)

I am definitely blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby girl, a wonderful, loving husband, and a loving supportive family!! I am also very thankful for each and every one of you, my friends!!!

Today we came to Birmingham to visit some friends. We stopped by Children's Hospital and visited some friends and former co-workers. It was definitely nice to see some "old" familiar faces!!!! We enjoyed seeing all of you that we saw! It was great to catch up. Madi was in a GREAT mood all day. She was sooo cute while we were visiting. She just talked to everyone and let 'em know that she was there :) We have a great little traveler that we are thankful for cuz it makes it much easier to takes these trips to see family and friends!!!

Here are some pics from Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

4 Months Old!!

Can you believe it?!!? I can't!! Madi turned 4 months old yesterday! How time flies. She's getting sooo big and expressive. It's soooooo cute to watch. She just laughs and coos and squeals and talks all the time now. She does it more in the mornings when she wakes up and it's just makes my day :) She had her 4 month check up on Monday and everything is great. Her doctor was very impressed with her talking, standing, and alertness. She watches everything everyone does these days. She's learning how to pick toys up and play with them now and, of course, pull everything to her mouth :) She loves to chew...not suck....on her hands and thumb :) It's like those are the best things EVER!! haha. Oh, at her doctor's visit, she weighed 12lb 13oz and was 25 1/4 inches long. The doctor says that from where she falls in her percentiles, she's gonna be taller and slim. Scott and I are still not so sure about the tall part. She's pretty petite, but we all know that can change with a growth spurt :) hee hee.

Madi is doing really well at night and has fallen into a routine really well. The routine happened by accident, but it works well for her and me :) She's going down for the night between 8 and 9 regularly and sleeps a good 8 hours before she wakes up. I feed her then and then she'll sleep another 4 hours ususally. So, I'm still waking up once in the middle of the night, but that's fine by me if it keeps this routine that she has for now. It gives me quiet time for myself, or if Scott's home, it gives us some time together. Every now and then she will go the whole night without waking up and ends up sleeping a good 10-11 hours! I'm not gonna compliain :) hee hee. Madi is not a big napper, so I think that is helping with the sleep at night. She basically cat naps through the day and then's is zonked at night.

Well, I could go on and on about my sweet baby girl, but I'll leave some for another day :) We are in Atlanta now staying with Madi's Grandma and Grumpa (Scott's parents). We are here through Thanksgiving, then we are gonna go visit some friends in Birmingham. Scott got the whole week of Thanksgiving off, so we figured we'd make good use of his time off and see family and friends. My parents came and spent the day in Atlanta today. We all had a good time together.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to our first Thanksgiving and holiday season with Madilyn. We wish everyone safe travels that will be out on the roads going to visit family!! We love all of you very much!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Date Night

Hey everyone. Well, I just have to say that I have the most wonderful husband! Some of the girls he works with have been wanting to babysit Madi, so he took Jessica up on the offer and took me out for a date tonight :) It was good to get out...even though we both had Madi in the back of our minds the whole time. hee hee....Is she being good, is she having a come apart (as has been known to happen with new people), but we did good and we enjoyed our night and trusted that she would call us if anything was wrong.

All that you hear from parents is so true about the first time you go out by yourselves. You are excited to have a night to yourselves, but you continuously wonder about your precious little one! It's amazing and such a wonderful feeling to have such a strong love for a human life. We would wonder what she was doing and make stories up about what was going on and laugh :) We had a good time out. We only wanted to be gone for a few hours since it was our first time away, so we did dinner and a movie all in one. We went to this place in town called the Cinnebarre. It's a movie theater that serves food (pizza, appetizers, burgers) and drinks (milkshakes, beer, wine, cokes) while you sit and watch the movie! It's pretty neat. What a wonderful idea to come up with.

Well, Madi did very well with Jessica. She took a little cat nap when Jessica got here, then she had her "dinner" bottle and played for a little bit before going down for the night. We really appreciated the night out and are very thankful for Jessica offering to babysit for us. Madi met her once before and seemed to take to her pretty well, so it's good to know that there's someone we can trust to keep Madi when we want another night out sometime.

Ok, I'm going to bed now. I just wanted everyone to know how WONDERFUL my hubby is to plan this night for me and for us. I love him bunches! :)