Friday, April 23, 2010

Seven Months

She's going to think her name is tiny. . .

That's what everyone who sees her calls her.

I figured I better hurry up and do a seven month post before she turns eight months in a couple of weeks!

So what's up with Maddy?

She can sit on her own and play.

She is in love with our dog! He can put her in a good mood when no one else can.

She has two bottom teeth and is working on her top two (teething is still not fun).

She can push up to all fours but not for very long. She wants so badly to move now and gets frustrated when she can't.

She can go anywhere from 9-11 hours at night without eating. We are working on getting her to go back to sleep on her own in between. She is not a solid sleeper. Sleep is one of our biggest battles still.

People call her a happy baby. It blows my mind considering where we started. It's true, if the sun, stars and moon are all aligned just right and nothing is bothering her, she is a very happy, smiley baby.

I wish her digestive system were more mature. If it were, I could fill her up with more fatty foods. Everytime I try, something seems to bother her. We rotate between constipation and almost diarrhea. It is a delicate dance. We tried yogurt yesterday and I'm not sure her system handled it well. I'll wait awhile before trying that one again.

She took her first swing ride today. I think she would have enjoyed it more if she hadn't been overdue for a nap.

We love you sweet Maddy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

She's Baaaaaaaack!

AF returned.


I'm truly suprised.

It's only been seven months. That's not much of a break. I feel like I've been BF more now than I have been in months. She's been teething so she has been eating longer for comfort.

I guess that means I'm fertile again. Haaahaaahaaahaa. . .ha. . ha! Yeah right. I am surprised my ancient eggs got back on the bandwagon so soon. I guess you can't keep an old egg down.

The benefits of BF are dwindling. . .

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I've Been Distracted

I'm such a dork!

I have FINALLY joined facebook. I think I may be the last person alive to do so. I'm not sure why I have been a hold out. I just thought it sounded lame and stupid. Well, it is lame and stupid, but so damn addicting! All of the sudden I'm searching for this person and that one, feeling like everyone from high school has aged but me, neglecting my poor baby. I need to stop.

Part of me is really glad I never joined before I had a baby, in the days of my infertility. It would have been too hard. Everyone has a freaking kid! Everyone. It would have hurt too much. I like blogging better anyway, especially my anonymous kind. I can really say what is on my mind.

Meanwhile my baby turned 7 months old on Easter Sunday. I will do a seven month post soon. For now here are some pics:

Friday, April 2, 2010

Oh, so that's what the fuss was all about.

Maddy cut her first tooth.

I felt it this morning.

She had been waking up several times a night for the past three or four nights. I was suspecting reflux again. It's my go-to. We had pretty much counted teething out. We had symptoms for so long but no teeth.

It was a relief to see the reason for the fussing and wakefulness. I bet the second one is right behind it, because I see no relief for her. She was very cranky this morning and biting my finger and anything else she could put in her mouth. That little sucker is sharp. No wonder she was so upset.