Monday, July 21, 2008

Maddy's had a big week, so I thought I'd update you!

First... she has slept through the night 3 times. Asleep by around 8 or 9 awake at 5 0r 6! Crazy! While this is great it does pose leakage problems! The first night her diaper leaked and I leaked too. So to avoid this, we try to change her diaper right before she falls asleep and I have to get up in the middle of the night to pump. So everyone gets to sleep through the night but me! Hummm...

Next... she has become more conversational. She will listen and "talk" and mimic you. My favorite is when she says "hello" aka "eh oh" we tried to get a little on video, but blogger is freaking out and won't load it! I'll try again next time.

Third... she is holding her head up much better and is now sitting in her baby chair. She'll only sit for a few minutes and gets mad. Also, she has become more "sturdy" for Ethan to play with so here is super Maddy.

Last... many of you know Maddy has some gastrointestinal issues. We call them the "Zmoos Guts" She gets constipated if you look at her funny. So here's what happened after 1 day of not pooping! She was workin' hard. Sorry my commentary is lame.

Friday, July 11, 2008

So it's been awhile. Needless to say I've been busy figuring out this mom thing, baby blessing, building a house, paperwork for mortgages, making arrangements for moving, etc., etc... I have time to blog because Maddy is actually taking a nap. As some of you know, Maddy went from being a great napper to not really a napper at all! Since about 3 weeks old, her naps consisted of sleeping 20 min here or 15 min there and boy did that wear me down. So I haven't been able to get out and about and do much. But magically today she took an hour and a half morning nap and is down now for an afternoon nap. Hallelujah! Hopefully this trend continues.

I know everyone just wants to know about Maddy so here it is.

At her last dr. appointment she was 21 and 1/2 inches and 10 lbs. 9 oz. She is nice and average.

We had her blessing on fathers day, it was beautiful and of course I cried through the whole thing. What was truly wonderful was the friends and family that were there. The craziest thing was seen Kendra! It's been probably over 3 years since I've seen her! And she has such a cute family, Alex is a crack up. Here are some pics of the blessing and family. Maddy is almost 6 weeks in these pictures.

Before the blessing we took Maddy to her first baseball game. I think she thinks baseball is boring, she pretty much slept through the whole thing! :)

What has been fun in the last few weeks is Maddy started developing some personality and facial expressions. She is smiling a lot now, but I don't have a good picture, sorry. She's a lot more into looking at things and at about 8 weeks she has started holding her rattles and sticking it in her mouth. She really likes being outside. We try to go on a walk outside everyday. Oh and as you can see, she loves her bouncer too!

We love our little Madeline even though she is a lot of work! It still doesn't seem like we are adult, parent type people! Everyone has been so great we love you all! Enjoy all the Maddy material on the blog! Oh and I have one last video, Maddy was having a grumpy afternoon, check her pout! BTW, that nap I mentioned, 20 min. It's only taken 3 hours but I finally finished my blog, and we are attempting nap 3!