Monday, November 30, 2009


No, I haven't given up on the baby blog. I've just been so busy and it's sure to increase the closer that we get to Christmas! Right now Madi is propped up in her crib, in vomit stained rompers, watching her "aquarium" so that I have time to write on here for a minute!

Thanksgiving was great and I really enjoyed the family dinner. :)

Okay, back to Madi.

Monday, November 16, 2009


So last night, before bed, Madilyn ate 11.5 oz of formula. I don't recall Lily ever eating that much. I'm kind of curious as to where it all went. I think we're clearly in growth spurt territory. M also isn't all that interested in her bottles anymore. She's eating whole jars of baby food. Frightening! In a good way, I suppose. She'll be eating less formula = less bottle washing. I typed "whishing" which is a pretty close assimilation of washing and whining which is what I usually do.

We made it to gymnastics class today. woohooo! It was really weird. Madilyn fell asleep so I put her in her stroller and went to spend more time with Lily. I sat on the floor and all of a sudden I was surrounded by children who wanted to say hi or try to jump on me. Maybe because I'm so tall? Please don't say that I resemble Barney. I'm quite sure my couperosity isn't THAT bad.

Life with Lily:

Me: Lily come here.
Lily: No. YOU come here.

Lily: Mama, come here.
Me: Not right now, I'm busy.
Lily: (one second later) I'm busy too!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Here are some pics of Madilyn eating. She grabs a hold of the spoon and has such a strong grip that it takes two of my hands to pry off one of hers. She also ate so much pureed peaches tonight that she didn't have any room for formula. I'm glad because formula is frackin' expensive!

Gosh, just think by June of next year she'll be done with formula! Only 7 more months to go!!! I'm sure that I had other news but I'm too tired to remember. I just hope that I can get up and get us out the door to gymnastics. Only a few more classes left for the year. And yes, I'll be signing Lily up again for class in the new year. I also keep on forgetting to look up ballet classes for her.....

Although, moody princess classes would be better idea.

Sunday Blues

Madilyn just does not want to sleep at night. So we get up for a morning feed and then we sleep in until noon! Of course, this isn't going to work when Pedro goes back to work tomorrow.... In other news, I've been introducing solid foods to Madi. She was lukewarm on the whole thing until I gave her peaches yesterday. She could not eat her lunch fast enough! She had cereal and peaches this morning and almost ate the whole bowl full. I was shocked.

Harris Teeter has a special on right now: buy 1 get 1 free for baby food. You know that I put a hurtin' on that aisle. Anyway, Pedro is trying to kick me out of the study. We had a great visit at g-ma and g-pa's house last week. It was nice seeing Lee and Hailee (spelling?). H is a beautiful and wonderful young lady. :) Hey, she watched the baby a lot for me so I might be biased.

Claire is a veritable delight. :) Don't worry Todd and Nicole, she'll be sleeping through the night soon. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009


That seems to be my subject more and more often! Lily's been sick. Please don't ask me if it's the swine flu, because to be spiteful, I'll say yes. She's feeling better today, finally. Madilyn is congested so now I'm worried about her. I think I'm going to become a shut in. You might be asking yourself, isn't M a little young to be on a potty? Well, Lily is 3 and we had to coerce her to pee on the potty this morning. No potty = no Curious George. She can do it, she just doesn't want to. argh So anyway, I'm starting early with M.

Let's see... I'm working this Saturday. I had Hallowe'en off so that we could go trick or treating. So I feel like I've forgotten most of what I learned! I haven't had time to really review this week because of Lily and some other things. Sometimes life just gets BUSY. Today I made a lasagna. Well, it's actually in the fridge waiting to be cooked. M was asleep and I figured I would seize the moment. I am making it for a new mom. It meant so much to Pedro and I to receive a week's worth of hot dinners that we do it for other new moms when we can. Honestly, after get through a day of being sleep deprived and trying to keep up with a toddler and a new baby and the aches and pains and rips from labor, a hot meal feels like winning the lottery.

I guess I don't have any new pics of Lily this time. M has been so much fun lately. I mean she's always fun but now she tries to catch her daddy's mustache. :) She has great motor control in her hands so I'm expecting her to be picking up cheerios by Christmas and feeding herself. That's what Lily was doing. :) Uh oh! I hear a baby waking up....

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I'm super tired so I'm not going to write too much. Madilyn is really trying to crawl and tries in the middle of the night. She's also doing 360 degree rolls in her crib and banging her head on the slats so I'm going to have to put the bumper in tonight.