Saturday, March 28, 2009

Good Luck to Scott!

Scott flew to Chicago today to prepare for his Pediatric Emergency boards test that he takes on Monday. This is really big for him and he's done a wonderful job staying focused and studying. I know he'll do great!! He'll come home on Tuesday, so it's just Madi, me, and the dogs through the weekend. My parents are coming to visit on Monday, so we are excited about that. THey will be here for a week, and we are looking forward to fun times with them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

8 MONTHS OLD

Madi is 8 months old today! She is getting so much of a little personality now and it's too cute! :) She has now started to pull to standing when holding my hands. She does most of the work, I'm just their for support :) She rolled from her back to her tummy for the first time on Saturday! There might actually be hope for crawling! haha. When she did it herself she didn't mind so much being on her stomach, but still not her favorite thing :)

She still loves, loves standing. I try to hold her hands and walk with her some, but she doesn't have the balance :) She likes it when we try though. We let her try bites of our food when we eat, and she loves it all! haha. Right now it doesn't look like we will have too many problems with getting her to eat. She always wants more, more, more! haha.

Well, that's all for now. I'll update you on more milestones next month if not before. Take care everyone! :)



Friday, March 20, 2009

Back to Work!

Yup, that's right....I'm back to work! It actually feels kinda good. I'm sure it won't take long for that to wear off! I got a part-time job at MUSC Children's Hospital and just finished a week of orientation classes. It will definitely be an adjustment getting back to work, but I'm excited. It will be good for both Madi and me. It was hard leaving her, but comforting to know that she is staying with either Scott or people we know and trust. Jessica, who is a Child Life Specialist and works in the ED with Scott is watching her some and Fran is also keepin her. We are very lucky to have such wonderful people to offer to keep her when needed.

Being away from Madi was definitely harder for me than her! She would be happy and squealing when I would get home, and Jess and Fran both talked about how great she did during the day. As for my job, I will be working whenever needed on the different inpatient pediatric units. I make my own schedule, which is great and allows Scott and I to work my schedule around his, Fran's, and Jessica's. I sign up for the days and shifts I'm available and they place me on a floor that needs me. My only requirement is to work/sign-up for 24 hours in a 4 week period.

I'm a little nervous about going back to the floor, but ready to get back in to the swing of things. It's een 7 1/2 months since I've worked, which is kinda hard to believe! I have my first days on the floor next week, so we'll see how it goes :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How lucky are Scott and I to have this beautiful baby girl to love and watch grow and develop?!!!!







Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Madi's 1st Beach Trip

What better way to spend a beautiful spring-like day in Charleston than at the beach--especially when it's only 10 minutes away from the house!! I took Madi out to Isle of Palms and she loved being outside at the beach. She didn't even mind the sand! I sat her down on a towel in the sand and she played with her toys, laughing and squealing. When I sat her in the sand for the first time, she just sat there looking at the sand then she began to pick it up in her hands and drop it all in her lap :) Too cute! We didn't stay for long cuz it was cool down at the water, but she did enjoy herself so very much!! :)










Sunday, March 8, 2009

7 Months Old

It's so hard to believe that Madi is over 7 months old now! She gets more and more personality every day. She's laughing out loud more and still loves to blow "bubbles" :) heehee. She's getting so strong with standing and will pull herself up to stand while holding my hands.
It's funny cuz she's trying to be so moblie without really being mobile! haha. She squirms in your arms and reaches and falls over all the time, but as soon as she hits her stomach she freaks! :) She wants to move so bad but just can't stand to be on her stomach long enough to figure out how. haha. I guess she's just gonna have to wait till she's strong enough to walk :) Oh boy, the craziness I am in for!

This is pretty funny...So, Madi thinks she is a big girl and can eat with the grown-ups these days! haha. She DEMANDS food when we are out to eat so I have had to start bringing something for her to munch on when we are out! haha. She loves biscuits, so that's what I usually take. She's becoming a conesseur(I know I didn't spell that right! haha) of food. She loves to munch on french fries. I gave her my applesauce at Cracker Barrel when we were visiting Montogmery! haha. PawPaw gave her honedew melon that she absolutely loved!! My dad couldn't get it to her fast enough without her letting him know about it! haha. She's very persistent when she wants it. We gave her a apple piece a few nights ago when we were at Fran and John's having dinner. She loved gumming that. Then the other night we went out to dinner and I didn't have any thing for her. I tried letting her "munch" on some waffle fries, but those don't have enough mush for her to get out and she was very unhappy to not have anything to eat with us! So, I had to ask our waitress if we could get a small thing of mashed potatoes for her! That's all I knew to try! She was great and had them make a small, saucecup size of potatoes for her! haha. She LOVED them! It was so funny. I had some sandwich pickle slices that came with my burger too, so I decided to see what she would do with it. She loved it too!! HAHA. She sucked on the pickle slice and got all the pickle juice out. Crazy kid!! I hope this contiinues when she really gets to the table foods! Who says you have to wait to feed your baby table foods!! This kid thinks she supposed to have them NOW! haha.

We now have a stock of biscuits and mashed potatoes in the house to make real quick to take with us whereever we go! haha.

Madi is still doing awesome at night and continues to go down regularly about 8:30 no matter where we are. She sleeps right now till about 7-7:30 each morning. I definitely count my blessings at how well she does at night!

She's so cute when Scott comes home from work. She just smiles and kicks and giggles when she sees him. It's great. I've started letting her listen to Scott on the phone when he calls and he will talk to her for a minute. Her eyes just light up when she hears him on the phone. It's soooo sweet!

I can't think of anything else big right now to add to this. One day I'll get better at updating and then these entries won't have to be so long! haha. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!! Take care!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Another Mommy/Daughter Road Trip

Hello! Well, since it's been a month since I last updated, I figured it was time for another one! Haha. I guess I'm just gonna have to accept the fact that no matter how hard I try, I'm not gonna be as good at updating as I want to be! :) I hope everyone is doing well. We are doing good here.

So, Scott has to take his Pediatric Emergency boards on March 30th, so he's been doing LOTS of studying! I'm very proud of him and the dedication and hard work he's put into his studying these past couple of months. Well, to give him some uninterrupted good study time, Madi, the dogs, and I took another trip to Montgomery for a week at the end of February. The dogs and Madi did GREAT with traveling! We all enjoyed seeing my parents. Granny and Paw-Paw were extatic to see Madi and how much she's grown :) We also enjoyed our brief, but fun visits with Scott's parents on either side of the trip to Montgomery and back to Charleston. They are always amazed at how much she's grown. It's such a blessing to have them in Atlanta!

While in Montgomery we got to visit Auburn and surprise my Aunt Liz with a visit from Madi :) I also went to Birmingham for a day. We went over to Bethany's and got to see family and Cie and her little girl Berkley came over to see us as well. We appreciated that very much! Berkley loves seeing Madilyn. It's so cute. I miss all my friends there and wish I had the time to see more of you! We stopped by the ice rink before heading home that day and I got to take Madilyn out on the ice for the first time. It was great to be back out there! It was so surreal for me to be taking my baby girl out on the ice :) heehee. She enjoyed "flying" over the ice and touching it. It was really cute. We also got to see Aunt Jessica in Montgomery before we headed home and I got to see my friend Amity for lunch when I was headed back to Atlanta. It was a great week!

The week before we left Madi had learned how to blow bubbles with her mouth. It's so stinkin' cute! She purses her lips together and justs spits everywhere. She thinks it's soooo funny and great! :) haha. We love watching her do this.

Everyone please keep Scott in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to study hard for his upcoming boards! I know he will do great, but this is really BIG for him. Just pray that he goes in prepared and focused for whatever the test brings his way. He has to fly to Chicago to take them. They don't have/offer a test center here for them.

Here are pics of our fun trip...