Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dear Maddie: 2 months


9lbs 15oz

21.25 in
Dear Madison,
You turned two months old yesterday on Kason's 4th birthday!! Papa Cline and Mommy took you and brother to the zoo. While Kason ran around and enjoyed him self you slept and ate your bottle and was very content, which is normal for you. You are such a happy baby, you still only cry when you are hungry or in pain. You love to smile and are started to laugh a little bit!! Daddy can get you to smile so big and everytime without fail.
Mommy changed your formula to sensitive kind because you were so gassy!! You can clear a room my dear, not so lady like :). Also you had tummy issues and were not doing number 2 either. So with this new formula and some bottles with water you have been doing much better.
You love your brother and he loves you so much. He always gives you star to cuddle with and lays with you when you are playing on your floormat toys. He always wants to hold you while he watches movies.
You are drinking 4oz every 4-5 hours and at night time you are going 6-8 hours. Mommy really likes that!! You sleep in your crib at night and still love it. Mommy uses a swaddle blanket and wraps you up tight and sticks your binky in your mouth. You love your binky. you get good night kisses and loves and then mommy says "good night my sweet girl" and puts you to bed. If you are not already asleep, you will talk to yourself for a few minutes and fall right to sleep. During the day you love your swing and will take naps in that or in my arms. You like to snuggle at night with mommy while Daddy and Kason have already gone to bed. Mommy and you usually watches movies or reads a book.
You like to be moving. If the car is stuck at a light too long and your awake you will let us know it's time to start moving. Same as in the shopping cart at the store or in your stroller. You like your swing to be on the fastest it can go. If the batteries start to die, you will let us know!!
You love music. You like your mobile in your crib and the elephants that circle over your head. You Love the lights and music on your swing. Music calms you down if you are crying. You love when Mommy and Daddy and even Kason sing's "I'm a child of God".
This past week you got to hang out with your cousin Andres. He is only 5 days older and you are about the same height but makes you look like a white little stick!! You are my tiny skinny girl. Alot of your pants fall right off of you. You are still wearing newborn diapers, or costco brands 1-2 which are pretty tiny. Mommy made you some fabric shoes since your feet are so skinny and long, nothing much fits them.
You have started to loose alot of your hair. Mostly on top and then it goes around to the back, so all you have left is a tuft of red hair on the crown of your head and the base of the back of your head, and a tiny bit by your ears. You are still dang cute though, and your hair is still nice and red, making your Grandma's and Mommy very happy!
Each day Mommy and Daddy and Kason fall more and more in love with you. We couldn't imagine what life would be like with out our little Maddie girl. You are always so Happy and smiling all the time.
We love you so much!!

you sometimes gives us these worried looks, like this picture. I am always wondering what you are thinking.. maybe "what did i get myself into?" lolYour Grandma Cline made you this blanket! We get complements on it all the time!! so cute.

Kason turned 4!!!

It's true. My baby boy turned 4!! Seriously where has the time gone? I remember the day we had him, the anxiousness, the anxiety of a c-section, the joy of holding him in my arms the first time. The way his cheeks felt on my lips when i first kissed him. My shock of having a 9lb 5oz baby with a shock of black hair.I really could not imagine what our life would be like without him. He is has brought so much fun and joy into our family. He is mind is always racing and he is always doing something with his hands, wether its playing with cars, creating inventions with legos, or coloring.

He is such a loving brother. He always wants to hug and kiss Madison. He has never been jealous of her or had any hard feeling towards her. When she is being held alot by others he gets jealous that he is not holding her, not that he wants attention.He is our silly boy! He is always coming up with silly things to say and do. He loves to make up games that we have no idea how to play, but he has rules and everything to go with them!
He is all boy! He loves sticks and getting dirty! He always wants to be with Daddy and help him with boy stuff. He loves to help with the wood, talk about hunting, camping, or just hanging out with Daddy and doing "guy stuff"

He loves to play and have fun with all his friends.

He is very proud that he is 4!! He loves to tell people he is a big brother and that he is getting bigger every day

He is adventerous and loves to try new things, but not with is food. He loves to jump and run and play and swim. He wants to do everything that the big kids are doing

He loves to snuggle, but on his own terms. He loves to watch movies and cuddle up to us with his favorite Blanket Star. He is still very attached to Star Blanket and sleeps with it every night. When he gets hurt he cries for star, not mommy anymore :(

He calls Elevators Alligators and i have no intention on changing it!! :)

He loves the camera, but he has to be in the right mood. Kason is a moody child and doesn't wake up in the best of moods either. He can be a grouch, but then he can be the loviest kid out there!

He doesn't want his teeth to fall out. He saw a show once and they talked about teeth falling out and it made him very upset that he would loose his, he doesnt want big teeth! lol

He always reminds us to say prayer for dinner and bedtime. He loves that he is a sunbeam and gets to go to primary, even though sometimes it's hard to get him to stay and be in a good mood. He is no longer allowed to have toys in sacrament so he uses his markers as toys, silly kid!

He is alergic to milk, but recently has been able to tolerate it in certian foods such as breads, crackers, cakes, frosting, and other cooked products.

He loves noodles, always has.

Big meat eater. loves to eat steaks with his Daddy.

He is also a big popcorn and candy kid, have to watch him on that!!

Again Kason is such a blessing in our lives and i can't believe he is already 4!! Can't wait to see what the next 4 years brings us :)

Friday, September 09, 2011

Dear Maddie: One Month

At one month you were:
8lbs 10oz
just over 20inches

Dear Madison,
I cannot believe that you are already over a month old. To be honest you are exactly 6 weeks and 1 day old. Mommy goofed a little and didnt make your cute onsie and take your picture until today. But we don't have to tell any one that :).
You are such an amazing gift from God. I couldn't imagine what life would be like without. You are such a easy going wonderful baby. You have slept almost through the night since birth. You only wake up once or twice to eat and then go right back down. You sleep in your crib at night and love it. You love to sit in your swing and sleep during the day. You love your swing, and you like it to go fast! You also love your binky, bath time, being in just a diaper, and at night time you love to be wrapped up tight in your wrap blanket.
During your first month you were blessed, at just over a week old. On August 7th, 2011. It was such an amazing blessing. Your Daddy did a wonderful job and and you were surrounded by so much family. You wore my blessing dress which your Grandma Cline worse as well. Grandma McGuire made it. You were beautiful!!
You also have been to the doctors many many times. You were born weighing 7lbs 15oz and when we left the hospital two days later you were down to 7lbs 4oz which is normal. But by Monday, at 4 days old, you dropped down to 6lbs 14 oz. We started to make you eat every two hours and id nurse you for at least 30 minutes. We went back the next week and you had dropped down to 6lbs 9oz. That scared Mommy and Daddy. You were too tiny!! So i started to pump and found out that Mommy was not making enough milk for you. After much prayer and lots of trying we decided that you would be better of on formula. Since then you have gained weight wonderfully! You took to the bottle great and at first it was hard for Mommy to not nurse you anymore, but it helped knowing you were getting great nuturtion and where healthier with the bottle and formula.
You love to grab things with your hands and not let go. You just fling your arms out and grab until you get ahold of something. You also love to smile and are now starting to make cooing sounds while doing so.
At two weeks old you rolled over from tummy to back and have done so since then. You don't mind tummy time either.
At just 5 weeks you went camping for your first time. We slept in Grandma and Grandpa Cline's motorhome. You did great camping! you were hardly put down, only while people ate. All your Auntie's, Uncles, cousins, and grandparents adore you and love you so much!
you rarely cry. You really only cry when you are hungry. You love to sleep, and you do that alot! You also like to watch people and things go by. You are very observant. You can also hold your head up for a while too on your own with out flopping it back or too far forward.
You are finally starting to fit into some 0-3 month clothes. newborn clothing fits you best, and that has even taken a while. When you first were born nothing fit you!! We almost bought you premie clothing but instead just had you where newborn clothes that hung on you a bit.
You still fit in newborn diapers and size 1 diapers fit a little bit big, but you can still wear them.
Your hair has fallen out a tiny bit on top but you still have some towards the back top of your head and the back of your head. You hair is still red too, which Mommy is very pleased with! Your eyes are still very dark blue and mommy wonders if they were turn brown or stay blue.
You have brought us so much joy and love in these past 6 weeks and cannot wait to see you explore, learn, and grow as time goes by.

You yawn alot too!And you have such a serious face. Makes us wonder what you are thinking!