There is nothing special about this post except that I bought Maddy the cutest overalls when shopping the day after Thanksgiving and wanted to show them off. They have tiny pink hearts on them and she looks adorable so I took a bunch of photos. The last photo in her carseat was in my office as we stopped by my work for a few hours today. Everyone agreed that she was pretty cute :)
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Grandma Kim and Grandpa Larry visited for a few days for Thanksgiving. They had a great time with Maddy and couldn't get enough of her :)
Grandpa helping with Maddy's bath (which she LOVES)
Grandma changing a diaper and singing to Maddy
Grandpa giving Maddy a bottle
Tummy Time with Grandma
Maddy, Grandma & Grandpa out on Black Friday
(almost out of room in the cart)
Friday, November 25, 2011
We celebrated Maddy's first Thanksgiving in Tacoma and were excited to spend the holiday at Grandma Merlene and Grandpa Rick's house but were joined for the long weekend by Grandma Kim and Grandpa Larry. In addition, Great Grandpa Merritt flew in from Lake Tahoe and got to meet his great granddaughter for the first time. Maddy thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and all of the time with family. She kept up her smiling :)
Our Favorite Little Turkey
Great Grandpa Merritt with Maddy
Rick, Larry & Ted enjoying oysters
Grandma Kim and Maddy
Monday, November 21, 2011
Maddy and Julie went to Vancouver today to visit Aunt Linda and Uncle Bob. Linda had met Maddy the day after she was born at the hospital but Bob had yet to meet her. Julie and Maddy drove about 2 hours to get to their house and Maddy slept the whole way. Linda and Bob held and played with Maddy and then everyone had lunch. It was a short visit (in an attempt to avoid traffic) so after a few hours Julie and Maddy packed back up and headed back to Tacoma. Maddy slept the whole way back as well, which was great! Thanks so much to Linda and Bob for such a wonderful day. It's so nice to have family so close :)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Maddy has been smiling for about a week now but unfortunately as much as I tried, I wasn't able to get a photo of it. Tonight as we were getting ready to head to Grandma & Grandpa's for Sunday dinner, I was talking to her after putting her in her carseat and she started smiling like crazy. I quickly grabbed the camera and she kept it up. Here is the first photo of her smiling :) Notice the dimple in her right cheek just like Mom and Aunt Linda!
So far the pets are mildly interested in Maddy. The cats smell her and check her out occassionally. Mostly they are interested in her things and can be found in her crib or Pac 'N Play or laying on her toy mat on the floor. The dog is more interested in her and likes to lick her hands, face, feet, pretty much anything she can reach. She lays next to Maddy's crib on the floor when she's in it and gets a little worked up when she cries, wanting to know why you aren't "fixing" it.
Ted, Maddy and the cat Georia hanging out watching football
Maddy on her playmat with the dog Bailey keeping an eye on her from behind
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
We've started doing "tummy time" daily to strengthen Maddy's neck muscles. She usually lasts five to ten minutes before having enough and then she gets fussy. She'll lay on her back on the play mat though for much longer and seems to be pretty into all of the toys and stuffed animals hanging above her. She kicks her legs and waves her arms like crazy!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Maddy is 4 weeks old today and the time is flying by. I thought I'd do a comparison of her from newborn to now, each week. She is so much more alert now and seems like a real person. She looks at you and really focuses when you talk to her and even smiles occassionally. Her eyes are getting very blue (they were just dark at first) and her hair is getting a little lighter but is still brown. She sleeps very well at night (anywhere from 3-5 hours at a time) but during the day is more awake and enjoys daily trips with mom to go shopping or out to lunch with friends.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This past weekend, Dan and Nicole came to visit with baby Hayden. Hayden is 5 months old and Maddy is 3 weeks old. There is a big difference in size :) We loved having the cousins meet for the first time and enjoyed playing with two cute babies all weekend!
We watched the Oregon vs. UW football game all together and the babies wore rival college outfits. Hayden obviously was happier because his team won :)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
We had newborn photos taken of Maddy when she was 10 days old. As an update, at Maddy's 2 week doctor's appointment she was up to 8lbs 3oz (up almost a pound from her birth weight) and 20.5 inches (up an ince from her birth height). She's eating great and sleeping pretty well (of course we'd take more sleep, but what parent of a newborn wouldn't?)