Saturday, July 31, 2010

The News

This week we celebrated four years of marriage, FOUR years. Plus FOUR months of parenthood. How time has flown by!

We started Maddie on veggies this week. It was sweet potatoes for round one, which seemed to go so well, we thought we'd try green beans. I'm sure the look on her face meant "what the hell, mom." I'll have to post the pic when I get the chance. I also just picked up her first sippy cup as she is well on her way to holding her own bottle and is currently taking her binky out of her month and trying to put it back I think she is ready. My plan is to only offer juice (diluted of course) and water in it so she knows that formula comes in a bottle, other drinks in a big girl cup. She's so big and pretty advanced so I feel comfortable starting her a bit early on these things. Shes so close to sitting up on her own too! Just a few more weeks maybe... I know every mom thinks we have the most advanced child must be part of our ever expanding love for our kid.

Above is the picture of her face after a night at one of her grandmas....who gave her a popsicle unopened to chew on for teething... only to arrive home with a cold burn across her cheeks that is still visible a week later. god, that was cool. We've tried really hard to be okay with nights away, four so far I think, but this makes it super hard.

I went crazy at a big toy sale this week at Tar.get. She's got lots of new play things, of which this singing cow that I didn't even think she'd like has turned out to be her best friend. She freaks out when she sees and hears it...getting all giggly. Its so cool to see her develop. Last week the exersaucer was just this cage that she sat in and stared at the toys in awe, this week she understands how they work and spins the spinners, pushes the talking name it.

I actually had a glimmer of hope that we were pregnant again, but I took a test because I was *due today* and the gods gave me both a one liner and the ol' why didn't I just wait 6 more hours before wasting money on tests! Oh well. It would have been ridiculous to be pregnant already, I was just hoping I wouldn't have to do alot of this hurry up and wait stuff all over again. I'd like to make this family a foursome and be done. Pregnancy and I are not I'd set my heart on being able to recover fully once and only once. So, it's "get right on it rose" and hoping we can get pregnant again soon during what's supposed to be our most fertile time.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Updated picture time!

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yes, I am purely ridiculous.

It's been a hell of a long time. I get distant when I feel like I am talking with no one. But, hell, that's my fault. I should have just kept my blog as is and not went on a deleting rampage all because of a psycho family.

Back to the matters at hand...

Mad little cupcake is amazing. She has grown by leaps and bounds and is possibly cuter and more fun by the minute. The last time I posted, she was just about to be three months....rolling once and just developing a personality. Now, she is a fistful of spunk who talks most of the day at a pretty large shreek. She is enjoying her baths, kicking and splashing around, knowing that she is the cause of the splashes seems to thrill her. We've been to the zoo, the park, loud ass fireworks, and the's amazing how all of these places become much more exciting because there is a little person learning something absolutely new for the first time.

We had her four month appointment, she is 15 lbs and 25.5 inches! The 90th and 95th percentile for height/weight. She is a biggon. We've had her next to infants that were within a week or days of her and she towers over them in size and in capabilities. I swear she'll be walking by 7 months, she spends most of her day standing rather than sitting. We were cleared for solids today, although we've been trying small bites for a few weeks now seeing if she was interested. The doc seems to think we can do rice cereal for a few weeks, then start adding veggies (I thought you had to wait until 6 months).

I've finally gotten the swing of things... I actually miss it when she's not around (grandmas/work) because we've really got a groove going. We're going to get this all amazing routine down and end up with a second kid before we know it. That whole protection thing has never really worked out (and I know that this is supposed to be the most fertile time). Not that getting pregnant is easy, it just would be the wrong the universe could help me out.

Anyhow, I'll post pics later. Thanks for sticking around and waiting patiently for my return.