Friday, October 31, 2008

First Halloween!

Well, we couldn't find any costumes small enough to fit Maddie, but here are pics of her first Halloween anyway!

Her "little monster" t-shirt

Doing her best little monster impression

Time to go out for dinner!


Alright, Halloween is pretty boring, I'm going to sleep!

Notice the My First Halloween rattle...we weren't going to get it, but then she smiled when we handed it to her....this little girl isn't going to be spoiled at all!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

2 month appointment!

Maddie turned the big .17 on Wednesday! We celebrated by taking her to the pediatrician for her first vaccinations. She got DTaP, HepB, and Polio, but they were all combined in one shot, so she just got one stick. I'm one of those crazy granola moms who insists on spacing out baby vaccinations, so we'll be going back next month for two more shots. In fact, she'll be getting shots every month for about the next 7 months :(. She screamed when she got the shot (although I think she was mostly just mad that the nurse had to straighten her leg out), but immediately settled down after I picked her up, so it wasn't too bad.

Speaking of granola, I'm happy to announce that we are switching to cloth diapers! I'm really excited about it, and I'll be posting pictures of her in her very adorable diapers once we get the hang of them. And for those of you that haven't seen/heard of/used a cloth diaper in 10+ years, I promise I'm not crazy! They've come a long way and are much easier to use than the old fashioned cloth options.

Here are the 2 month stats!
Weight: 9 lbs 1.5 oz (10th percentile)
Height: 21.75 inches (25th percentile)
Head: 36.4 cm (5th percentile- pea head)
Her growth has slowed down since that first month, but she was still below the 5th percentile at 2 weeks, so we're happy with her growing!

Maddie has also started almost sleeping through the night! She now sleeps from about 10pm-4am, and then from about 4:30am-8am. Not bad at all for such a little monkey! Her mommy is thrilled to be getting such a long stretch of sleep, but her Daddy is missing that 2 am feeding a little bit. But I have a sneaking suspicion that he doesn't mind sleeping through the whole night again.

We are in Greenville for the weekend, and Kat is home so lots of pictures will be forthcoming!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's October...where's my candy?

Long time no blog! Turns out this whole "having a baby" thing keeps a person really really busy. And tired. Go figure! Maddie is doing great. She is gaining weight like a champ- she's even starting to outgrow some of her newborn sized clothes (those preemie clothes are soo last month). She is still a hungry hungry hippo, but this week she has dropped a nighttime feeding, much to the delight of her mom and dad. Her nighttime "schedule" is now to nap from about 6:30-9 (very convenient for when we go out to dinner), wake up, bath, eat, then to bed for the night. She wakes up around 1am and 5 am to eat, but quickly falls back asleep after these feedings. Then she either sleeps until about 6:30 or 8 (Mommy prefers the 8am wake up call).

Breastfeeding is still pretty hard and we haven't quite got it down pat yet, but it's certainly gotten a lot better and hopefully will just get easier from here. Maddie recognizes our voices now and smiles when we come to pick her up after a nap or when Daddy comes home from work. She is also smiling at her favorite toys- a pink poodle, a mirror and of course her #1 fave- the ceiling fan. She has a little activity mat that she loves to lay on and look at all the pretty animals and colors. She's fascinated by faces and likes to practice imitating all the expressions she sees.

We think (and hope and pray) that we've gotten through the worst of the colic...this week she has pretty much been crying from about 3-6:30, but other than that she tends to be pretty well behaved. It's 3:15 now, so I better hurry up and finish this update! I think that's about it...her 2 month check up and first vaccinations are next Friday, so we'll find out how much she weighs/has grown then. And although this blog has been sadly lacking, I do post updated pictures to her picture site pretty regularly, so check there for your Maddie fix!