Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We Have a 2 Month Old!

Maclain is 2 months old today... she is doing great and growing well.  We had her doctor's appointment this afternoon and she was 10 pounds, 2 ounces (25%), and 21 3/4 inches long (25%).  She took her shots like a little champ!  Here are a few things I want to remember about this age:
-Goes to bed at 10:00 and is only eating once during the night now, usually somewhere between 3:00-5:00.  She has slept through the night twice now, but is not consistent yet
-Wearing a size 1 diaper and 0-3 month clothes
-Eats every 3-4 hours during the day and takes 4-5 ounces at each feeding
-Loves to be held and cuddled
-Most naps right now are either in her carseat or swing, or on me (if I want to sneak in a nap too!)
-Smiles a lot now... started doing this around 1 month old

2 Months
We are so blessed to have 2 healthy, happy kiddos! :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

22 Months Old!

Today Maddox is 22 months old... I really can't believe it!  He seems to have done so much "growing up" in the last couple of months... he is turning into such a little boy and I absolutely love it!  He is such a sweet, smart, funny child and we love him dearly!  He keeps us on our toes, and is the most precious little boy ever (in my opinion) :)

Not too many big changes since his last big post, but here are some things I want to remember:

-Still in size 5 diapers, 18 month pants, and 24 month-2T shirts
-Sleeps 11ish hours at night and takes a 2-3 hour afternoon nap
-His favorite song is "Jesus Loves Me" and he will randomly start singing it on his own... I love it!
-He can count to ten, although he skips right from 4 to 8 most of the time :)
-Still only has his pacis at night and we are planning to be rid of them my 2 years old.
-His favorite tv characters right now are Elmo, Grover, Thomas, and Barney
-His favorite toy is any kind of train... he especially loves the train table he got for Christmas this year
-The biggest milestone in the last couple of days is this...

We were not originally planning to move Maddox up to a toddler bed until the summer, but I found the bed I had been wanting for a really good deal on Craigslist so we decided to go ahead and buy it.  I have also really been wanting to go ahead and redo his room and make it more "toddler" and less "baby".  We figured that since he has not been crawling out of the crib or anything, we could give it a try and if it went terribly, we could always put him back in the crib and try again later.  We got the bed Saturday afternoon.  We told Maddox on the way there what we were going to buy and the whole way there he kept repeating, "big bed, big bed, big bed".  He was so excited once we got it home he wanted to get in it immediately.  I kept asking him where he wanted to sleep that night.. in the big bed or his crib.  He kept saying "big bed" so we decided to try it.  He pretty much went right to sleep without getting out.  When we went in early Sunday morning to check on him around 7:30, we discovered that the poor thing had fallen out of the bed and was asleep on the floor with his pillow.  We both remembered hearing something around 2:00  but did not think that he had fallen out since he never made a whimper or cry.  He slept right through it apparently.  For his nap yesterday we tried again, but he fell out again so we ended up putting him back in the crib.  I went to Target and bought a rail for one side of the bed and then we also moved it up against the wall.  We wanted to keep trying since he seemed like he was going to transition really well... we felt like if we waited another 6 months or even a year, that might not be the case anymore.  Last night went great.  He slept in his "big bed" all night, from about 8:30-7:45.  He is napping in it now, so I think we might be in the clear!  The rail seems to be doing the trick.  We still plan to keep the crib in his room for the next couple of nights just to be sure, but I think he likes it!

I seriously can't believe Maddox is almost 2 years old!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I decided that I wanted to try making Maddox some pants.  I first got the idea fom a friend of mine who was working on some pants for her boys with matching appliqued shirts for their birthday.  Since Maddox's birthday is only a couple of months away, I decided I would give it a try.  My first problem was finding fabric that I liked.  There is so much more cute girl fabric out there than boy fabric, but after visiting our local Bernina store, I found just what I was looking for...

Maddox is really into transportation right now so I knew he would love the print.  I made my pattern from a pair of his pajama pants (b/c I tend to like a flared leg) and I followed the steps found in this tutorial.  It was really easy and straightforward and if I had not cut my elastic too short the first time, they would have only taken about an hour to make. 

Now I am just hoping they fit him! :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

All Smiles

Maclain was all smiles this morning after she had her bottle... such sweet faces!!

And to make today even better, Nana is coming for a short visit... we are super excited around here! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Little Helper

He loves to help in the kitchen... he's gonna make some girl really happy one day!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Do you ever have those days where you feel like you are not enjoying every minute of parenting and it makes you feel guilty?  I am the queen of feeling guilty about every. single. thing.  Read this, mommas, read this...

Very well said (in my opinion) :)

Christmas in Pictures

For Christmas this year we hit the road!  Maddox and Maclain did awesome on all of the legs of the trip and it went much better than I expected.  We left the Friday night before Christmas and spent the night with my family in Opelika.  Then on Christmas Eve we drove the rest of the way to Brentwood and stayed there until the Wednesday after Christmas.  It was great to be there for a while since we have not been there since May!  We had a blast relaxing and spending lots of time with family.  We left Wednesday after lunch and spent the rest of the week in Opelika.  We had the best Christmas this year and are so thankful for our families! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1 Month Stats

Today I took Maclain for her 1 month checkup.  She did not have to get shots so that was a relief!  She now weighs 8 pounds, 9 ounces and is 21 inches long.  She has gained over 3 pounds since she left the hospital so I would say she is a great eater!  Here are some things about our little Maclain at 1 month old:

-Is a pretty happy baby and really loves to be held and cuddled

-Still eating about every 3 hours during the day

-Goes to bed around 10:00 each night and is waking up to eat around 1:30 and 4:30

-Travels very well... our road trip to Nashville during Christmas went great!

-Is finishing up our last pack of newborn diapers and moving into a size 1

-Still in newborn clothes, but I think she will be getting into 0-3 months in the next few days

-Has been sleeping in her crib at night since just over 1 week old and is getting better and better at going to sleep on her own without always being rocked, etc...

-Loves her paci during the day but does not really use it at night much

-Smiling more and more these days and definitely recognizes my face.  I love this!

-Beginning to coo and interact a little more

-Still sleeps a lot during the day... mostly in her swing or in her carseat during/after errands

We have survived the first month and I have to say it's been easier this time than it was the first.  We love our little girl so much and can't wait to see her grow even more!