Madison: 11 Months

IMG_6956Madison: 11 Months!!IMG_6959

One month away y’all!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! Let me first start at this milestone, because time is going fast enough without me talking about 12 months! (seriously though, slow down please)IMG_6973

11 months has been CRAZY!!!! And my 11 months has been crazy, I mean I am pretty sure my daughter is crazy: crazy fast, crazy mobile, crazy silly and just plain crazy!!!! She is WALKING!!! Not just steps like 10 months brought us, but full on walking.  IMG_6976

This just happened about a week ago and still when she stands up and follows me into a room  I am totally taken back, I mean didn’t we just bring her home from the hospital!!!!IMG_6979

She is developing such a fun and really silly personality.  Maddy loves to play games and she really loves laughing.  If I crack up at something she joins right in laughing with me.  The other day she started laughing at the pugs while they were playing and she would point and wave all enthusiastically at them then point to me and we would laugh together.  I think it is amazing watching her grow and learn to interact and really learn to play. There is not a day that goes by where I am not reminded how lucky and blessed I am to be able to stay home and be a part of these little developments.IMG_6989

She is still a good sleeper at night almost going 12 hours at a time!!! (that was my goal for 12 months) — and while she is still napping consistently twice a day for 1.5-2 hours at a time, she now has decided NOTHING can be in her crib during nap time.  Her blahblah elephant, teddy bear, and cuddle blankets that she HAS to have with her for all sleep times she tosses out of her crib before she can fall asleep at nap time.  It is pretty funny to watch on the monitor.IMG_6997

Maddy is still talking up a storm and is now associating Dada, Daddy and Da with Justin specifically and Mamamamama, and Mama with me 🙂  Her absolute favorite thing to do is to say hi and wave at people when we are out.  The other day while shopping at JoAnns, Maddy would yell “hi” at other shoppers and wave, the thing is, the girl will not be ignored…. thus, those grumpy shopper refusing to play along would be yelled at louder, and louder until they would give in and wave at my little nugget.  I mean, have a heart people, this baby girl is proud of her wave!!!IMG_7017

Unlike the past where she would be a little shy, she is now all about getting the attention and playing with our friends when they are over!!  Maddy is really happy meeting new people and is always willing to let someone play with her toys, as long as everyone is on board with her food being hers, she is not so into sharing food!IMG_7022

As always, I am LOVING our new life with this little nugget and continue to look forward to many more memories and milestones ahead!!!  Just think in a few short weeks I’ll be posting about her 1st Birthday party!!!!!!!!!!! IMG_7023

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Madison: 10 months!

IMG_6624Madison: 10 Months!!
IMG_6638Well, it FINALLY happened…. Maddy is officially saying “MaMa” and I am THRILLED!!!!
It’s really more like “mamamamamama” but I’ll take it and treasure the thought!

oh yea, I point now! It means I want that NOW!!!

oh yea, I point now! It means I want that NOW!!!

10 months has brought us about 15 steps  (literally) closer to walking, constant standing, conquering of the staircase and many more “words”.  IMG_6656
She says, hey, bye bye, night night (we believe), dada, mama, and nananananananan oh, and with her Uncle Jared she says- whah whah whah whah… it’s their special language!IMG_6659
Maddy loves to dance especially to the Grease soundtrack and she recently became obsessed with waving while riding in her push buggy.
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She is still a napping champ and sleeping through the night & I’m fairly confident she could win a deli meat eating contest if we could find one!  IMG_6677
Let’s see….. 10 months had many more firsts other than the first steps- she had her first two flights, one to Louisiana and one to Alaska — her first trip to Alaska and meeting many of our “extended” family. She went down a slide, walked full speed with a walker, and became best friends with both a wild yellow lab and a GIANT golden retriever.
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Enjoy the pictures from our 10 month photo shoot, she was a willing super model this go around!

Madison: 9 Months

IMG_6226Madison : 9 Months!!!IMG_6232

Another month down and it just seems that each night I close my eyes and wake up to  the next month, time is FLYING!!!!IMG_6240

Maddy is another month old and the girl is becoming more and more mobile by the second.  IMG_6245

This month she climbed up two stairs and has started to let go of her “railings” while standing and is standing by herself (for a few seconds)!  Walking is going to happen any week now, and I am NOT ready!  IMG_6285

She is still talking up a storm saying “dada” and what sounds like “bye bye.” Even with my hours of practice, she refuses to spit out “mama.” 🙂IMG_6309

We moved on from the month of no naps to two naps a day and she is sleeping at least 9 hours straight at night, then back to sleep for at least 3 more after eating.  I am like a new person with all this sleep and free time!IMG_6314

Maddy loves going to the pool, playing with her friends and people watching.She is still very giggly and her silly personality is starting to really shine through.The pugs are officially best friends with Maddy as she has become good at sharing her snacks with them all the time! HAHA!IMG_6321

Same as last month, the photo shoots are becoming more challenging 🙂

Enjoy the pictures!