Sunday, July 31, 2011

Maddox Gets Saved

Maddox was baptised on Saturday morning! Aunt Jackie is his Godmother and Uncle Chris is his Godfather. Uncle Mark and Grandma and Grandpa Lind all came. He was baptised at St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland.

In his white suit. Is he not the cutest little thing you've ever seen?!?!

With Godparents and Father Jim

Uncle Mark, Aunt Jackie, Mom, Maddox, Dad, Uncle Chris, Grandma Jules and Grandpa Ron

Afterwards we went back to our house for some quick lunch before getting ready for Uncle Mark and Aunt Jackie's couples shower in Sugar Land!

Godmother (Aunt) Jackie and Godfather (Uncle) Chris

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Moving on Up!

Its baby is growing up. He's already moved into his OWN room! I really can't believe that its happened already, I thought he might be two before I let him sleep in his own room. 

Last week our downstairs AC unit went out...again. I believe this is the 5th time its gone out this summer. Because the upstairs unit was working Maddox and I moved into the game room. After two nights in the game room I thought "Hey! We should put Maddox in his crib and see how he does!" Silly me, I wasn't thinking that once the AC was fixed Jeff would expect me to leave my baby upstairs all alone!!! But I did it, and he is doing great up there.

We've really got a good bedtime routine. He eats, he takes a bath, gets in his jammies and eats again (Hey! he's a growing boy!) I put him down about 9:30 and lately he's been whining at about 4:00/4:30am and I'll give him his paci and he goes right back to sleep. He'll most likely be up around 5:30 to eat and go back to sleep and then about 7/7:30am when Momma has juuust gotten back to sleep he decides its time to be up for the day! If I'm lucky I can get him cozy enough snuggled up with me on the couch that he'll go back to sleep and we can nap together for an hour or so.

The silly thing is that even though he is sleeping longer now I actually feel MORE tired than I did when we were getting up every three hours. I'm not sure if getting up every 1.5/2 hrs you just don't even get into a deep enough sleep that your body even recognizes you're sleeping or it could be the fact that now I stay up and get things done after he goes to bed now (like this blog post at 11:10pm) instead of going to bed as soon as his eyes close for the night.

All in all I can't complain about a thing.  He's just about the cutest most chill baby you'll ever meet.

What? I'm just chill'in in my swing. What are you gonna do about it? 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary to us!!

Yesterday was mine and Jeff's 4 year wedding anniversary! A lot has happened in 4 years.

- We got Lily
- We bought a house
- I got a new job
- We bought a car
- Jeff has had 2 promotions at work
- I started a photography business
- We sold my car
- We had Maddox :-)
- I quit my day job!

Throw in lots of trips, lots of visits to and from friends and family and those are some of the highlights!

From this...

To this...

Life couldn't get much better!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hadley's 1st Birthday!

My best friend Kayleigh's daughter turned one last week.  It was Maddox's very first birthday party!

Granny got to come too!  It was on Granny's actual birthday (a day after Hadley's) and Kayleigh was SO sweet and baked a DELICIOUS carrot cake for Granny's birthday.

Kayleigh made this awesome banner.  A photo for each month since Hadley has been here.  I'm definitely stealing this idea when Maddox turns one!

Hadley loved her party.  I think if Kayleigh wasn't careful the neighborhood girls would steal Hadley away!  The LOVE her!  Happy Birthday little Hadley!!  

To see more of Hadley's photos and the AWESOME cake and decorations that Kayleigh and her Mom Cindy made visit my website.

2 month stats

Weight: 12lbs 9.5oz (we've got a big boy on our hands!!) 75th percentile
Length: 22.5 inches long 50th percentile
Head: I don't remember..ha! But he is in the 40th percentile

He got two shots and an oral vaccine yesterday.  He did great with the oral, the nurse said its flavored grape so no wonder!  The shots he DID NOT like.  He just slept the rest of the afternoon and when he woke up he was not happy. Poor baby acted like he was in so much pain :-( Any time I touched his legs where he got his shots he would scream. It broke my heart.  Thankfully this morning when he woke up he was my happy little baby again!

Taking his first, and most likely not last, ride on Lily! Before his Doctors appointment.

Friday, July 15, 2011

2 Months

What has happened to my little tiny baby??  He is getting so BIG!!  We go to the doctor this coming Tuesday so I will report stats then. But I thought it was time for a picture update!

You can compare to his one month. Ahh! Time is already going by too fast.

He is still just the perfect little baby.  Doesn't cry much, unless he's hungry or dirty.  Otherwise if he's upset if you stand up with him that usually does the trick.  I think it might be his secret way of trying to get his Momma to get back into shape ;-)

He is so interested in everything now.  So awake and looking around.  When we used to take him out and about he would just sleep.  Now he is wide awake the entire time we are any place but home checking out his surroundings.  And he's also spending more and more of his time at home awake.  Momma sings lots of silly songs and makes lots of silly faces.  We read books and play with toys.  Although at this point Lily is way more interested in his toys than he is.  I'm sure that will change one day...actually that might never change! 

We get lots of smiles now, although EVERYTIME I get the camera or video camera to catch it he becomes stone faced.  I'll get him one of these days though.

Ok, I really don't want to jinx myself, say a little prayer for me!  He is sleeping 8-10 hours a night.  It's like a whole new world for us now!  The first night he slept 9 hours I actually woke Jeff up to tell him that Maddox hadn't been up at all that night.  I of course had to keep getting up to check on him even when we have the motion monitor on.  

We are just having so much fun with him.  He keeps changing everyday and I just love spending my days with him.  I'm so thankful that I get to.

 Hey now! I'm gonna get you Mom!

 Where's Maddox?!

Momma's Boy

So it looks like we've got somewhat of a Momma's Boy on our hands lately.  Which I guess is good since we'll be spending so much time together :-)  If you didn't know, Jeff and I decided that I will be staying home with Maddox.  I left my job on Monday.  Because seriously how could I leave this little dude everyday??

I will still continue to run my photography business.  If you haven't checked out my website do it!  And make sure to "like" me on Facebook.  And if you're in the Houston area then make sure to hire me for your next photos.  Oh yea, I did a shameless plug for myself on my own blog and that's why you love me :-)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Monday!

Not really what you want to happen on your way home from leaving your current company and accepting a job with no pay but lots of benefits :-)

And of course it had to happen on the freeway, in a horrible part of town and then I pick to pull over at the McDonald's that once got robbed, the people locked in a freezer and then it was set on fire.  Because I thought that would be safer than pulling over on the freeway.

Thank you to Rachel Macik for getting the Harris County Sheriff's department to change my tire!  Yea, I'm that special...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Day in the Life of Maddox

Good morning!  WAIT its not good I'm HUNGRY!  WAHHH!

That's so much better, I can take a nap now.

Mom! Seriously with the flash?  How am I supposed to get any rest around you!?

Mom! You take forever to get ready.  I can't even hold my head up yet, what am I supposed to do?  I guess I'll just smile and look cute until you can't stand it anymore and pick me up!

Ready for the day!  I'm looking pretty fly in my collared shirt. Holla!

Dang, I'm sleepy.  I think I'll take another nap.  And I'll surprise Mom and do it in my BED!  

We're off to visit Dad at work!  YAY!

But first lunch at Pei Wei.  Mom had sweet and sour chicken, it was delish ;-)

I got my own nametag at Dad's office. I was pretty pissed off that I had to go to work at such an early age.  Come on! 

Dad's office is awesome!  Mom even got me naked in there. I was like whoa Mom, don't put me on display.

My Mom is crazy.  Look her eyes are closed like mine.

Finally! We're home and now Mom's making me "play".  At least she's not making me do tummy time.

Naps on Mom are the best.

I love Granny...and Lily

OMG! Where are we going now?  Didn't we just get home?

Oh, its cool, its Granny's Birthday dinner!  Happy Birthday Granny!  

Yay!  Bath time!  Well actually Mom forgot to photograph bath time, this is the after bath time.

Pajama time.  Dad thinks these look like jailbird pj's.  I think I like 'em!  They are so soft and comfy.

Nighty night!