Wednesday, October 31, 2007
WICKED pissed off at any given moment. There's no inbetween for her.
Both are now holding their bottles like pros. This makes feeding time so much easier on me. I do still have to be near though. Yesterday after a couple minutes I looked at them and Madison was almost done and Jackson was completely done. I knew there was no way he could be done so soon so I checked to see if some had spilled...it had...the entire bottle poured out all over the chair they were laying on. I even was careful enough to put a blanket down under them to catch any drips. Guess it didn't matter. It leaked out a lot this morning too so I don't know what's going on with it.
They are both also loving the cat now. They give HUGE smiles when she walks by or meows (which is a lot). I've let them pet her but it's not so much pet as grab and pull ear or hit so I supervise very closely. The cat never voluntarily goes near them so I have to pick her up and bring her to them. They love it.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This is Madison doing the Papelbon dance. I entered it into a local new station contest so I'll let you know where you can go to vote.
Salem is so crazy that there was literally no place for us to park. Luckily Chris's uncle lives downtown so we were able to park in his driveway. The fee for parking was a visit after walking around. They live in a stunning open loft so it was a nice place to spend some time and have some wine.
Victoria posed for a picture with them.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
They are both eating food now wonderfully. They both open their mouths and swallow everything. Tonight they had applesauce and butternut squash (made with love by mommy).
My prediction is the Red Sox are going to sweep the world series. Just going on record.
Could my friends be any prettier??
These are four of the best friends anyone could ever ask for. They have known eachother for 29 years. I came into the picture only 24 years ago. It's just amazing to think of all we've been through together. I really can't even get into it all here. But we have all been there for eachother in good times and bad.
Every year we go away just the five of us and basically laugh for 3 solid days and nights. This year we spent our second year on the Cape at my uncle's house. It accomodates us all perfectly so as long as Susan doesn't mind traveling from Chicago every year I think we'll keep going there.
Unfortunately the above photo is the only one I am allowed to show. We all agreed that what happens on the cape stays on the cape. ;-)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Every month is going faster than the last. This is so frustrating!!
You have been getting up earlier the last few weeks. Madison is usually up at 7 and Jackson at 8. This makes for a very tired mommy since I don’t get to sleep until at least 1 am. I’ve even started giving you both 8-9 oz of formula 4 times a day but it doesn’t seem to be helping. I also just put up room darkening shades in your room yesterday but that didn’t make a difference either.
I usually play with Madison until Jackson gets up then feed you both. I am now able to lay you down on the carpet and you both hold your bottles! I certainly have to supervise and be on clean up duty but I am able to scratch my nose if I need to during feeding time! You both got very good at holding your own bottle just a few days ago.
After eating you’ll play for an hour or so. Play time now consists of being free on the floor. You both still like the exersaucers but definitely prefer the floor. After play time is a nap then Daddy comes home at 12 for lunch and I’ll feed you again. Around 3 you’ll both go for another nap that is usually pretty long.
We’ve been spending a few days a week walking with Stacey…sometimes with Danielle and Nick. We walk in our neighborhood and sometimes we’ll meet up in the neighborhood with 14 month old twins Aaron and Amelia and their mom Ellen. There are also 4 month old girl twins but we haven’t spent any time with them yet.
This month we went to the Topsfield Fair. I used to love to go as a kid/teenager/adult. Since Daddy and I have been together I haven’t gone. He does not share my love of it. It was real important to me that you two went during this first year of your life so I took you with Grandma, Great Aunt Judy, and cousins Ben and Jack. I think you enjoyed yourselves. I hope to take you every year.
You are both now able to take your binky out of your mouth and put it back in!
I have had a cold now for a good 5 weeks now. It took a while but you both finally caught it. It hasn’t been awful but it is sad to hear you all stuffy and having runny noses.
You still aren't crazy about food but you're getting better. We're not real consistant with feeding you (food) though so that could be part of the problem.
I love spending my days with you. You fill my life with laughter and happiness.
I can’t stand how much I love you. Sometimes I hold you and kiss you until you squirm and yell to get a way! I love you so much.
Not too much new this month. You still like to be on your belly and go around in circles and kick your feet. You make movement backward but no signs of getting up on all fours. I think you’re just content where you are.
You are now needing size 4 diapers! Especially at night since you started waking up wet in the morning. I switched to the BJs brand because they are $11 cheaper per box and there are MORE diapers in the box! They seem to work just fine. Your clothes are now 6-9 or 6-12 months depending on the brand.
No injuries this month and I still just call you Buddy.
I love you so much, baby girl!
You had a big month of firsts! You started full on crawling and you got your first tooth!!
It was so fascinating to see the process of you learning to crawl. First you got up on all fours which just blew me away and you would rock back and forth with a lot of force. Then a few days later you would pull one knee forward then flop on your belly. Then a few days later you would take a step with one knee then the other then flop on your belly. Now you are able to crawl across the room if you want something. All this in two weeks time!
I just felt your first tooth 3 days ago. It’s not really visible yet but I can feel it and it’s VERY sharp! You have been playing with your tongue a lot since it came through. The sharp tooth must feel strange to you.
You have started feeling your hair with your hand. It’s so cute! Your hair has grown a lot in the last month.
You hit things with your hand a lot like if you’re laying on your belly you’ll slap the ground repeatedly or you’ll hit the bottle as I’m feeding you.
Grandma had some size 2 diapers left over so I’ve been using those on you during the day but at night I use the 2-3s. Your clothes are mostly 3-6 month. I think you finally seem to be growing a little.
You have gotten feisty lately. You do NOT like to be put down. You protest loudly but you are easily distracted by toys so you’re not training me to pick you up whenever you cry even though you’re trying to…for now, I’m smarter than you ;-)
I mostly still call you Baby Girl.
You had some bumps this month but nothing bad. Nana was responsible for a couple of them in one day! Then today my camera was hanging around my neck when I bent down to pick you up. The camera swung down and hit you in the forehead.
After that we went back to Grandma's and watched the red sox game. Unfortunately we all fell asleep and missed the end. Also unfortunately in the morning we found out they lost.
Sleep wasn't great that night. M&J took turns waking up crying all night long. Luckily it just took a binky to fix but made for a very tired mommy the next day.
Sunday Chris went golfing with cousin Mike while Grandma, M, and J and I went to cousin Alissa's house. Her son Tyler is 9 and other son Jacob is 3. Cousin Jen was also there with her 2 and a half year old son Hunter. They both got to meet M&J for the first time!
We all had fun playing on the floor with baby toys. Although Hunter and Jacob fought over all the toys. The cutest thing was when Hunter was hiding behind a wall and kept peeking out. Grandma thought he was playing a game with her. After a while Jen went to see what he was doing. He was sneaking sucks of Jackson's binky! It was the cutest thing ever!
Madison, Hunter, Tyler, and Jackson
Jacob refused to be in the picture and Hunter refused to be happy.
Madison and Hunter are the only red heads in the family!
Hunter was fascinated with Madison...he was just staring at her.
Tyler was SO great with the babies and so helpful. He helped me make bottles, he rinsed toys off that Jackson spit up on, he got new toys for them when they were bored with the ones they had. I think he enjoyed himself. Too bad we don't live closer!
Jackson and cousin Mike have the same head!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
You need to click on the image to make it bigger in order to see better inside the circle. It's not white just a different shade of pink. It looks like it's coming in crooked which is fine with me...I think crooked teeth are cool.
Still lots more stories and pictures to come...SO busy!!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I'm not sure what I did to evoke this kind of anger. Where did she learn that anyway?? (Auntie?)
First time at the Topsfield Fair
Auntie was trying to pack up Jackson to take home from Great-Nana's house
Madison and Nana in Great-Nana's chair
Daddy and I took too long getting ready to go visit Gia and Loren
Jackson was keeping an eye on Loren. He's a shifty character.
In most of the videos you'll hear my sad voice in disbelief of how big my tiny baby girl is.
This is #2 (Sept. 30th. I probably should have edited it because the good stuff is at the end)
This is #3 (Sept. 30th)
This is #4 (Oct. 4th. I was actually crying in this one.)
This is #5 (Oct. 4th)
So now you understand that I seriously almost pee my pants every time I see this video of Madison. I can NOT control the laugh that comes out of my mouth. I hope the "other" kinds of people in the world don't think I'm too cruel.