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Madison.

Where do I start.

She is a diva. Make that Diva.

Yet, she is so sweet and snuggly and cuddly. Well, not really. Actually she doesn't like to cuddle much. It's very rare that I get to hold her while she is sleeping or sleepy. She fusses when sleepy and just wants to be laid down. I have a love/hate relationship with this part of Madison. I love how easy it is for her to get to sleep. I love that I don't have to spend countless minutes (hours?) rocking her to sleep. I hate it for that very reason. She doesn't let me rock her. She doesn't let me snuggle her unless we are napping together laying down.

She is a good eater. Like whoa good. She will eat anything and everything we give her, and as much of it as you will give her. She'd eat the whole banana if I sat there and fed it to her. She only gets half, though.

She is really playing around with her voice. She does the "ma," "ba," "da," and "na" sounds. She plays with a lot of other sing songy sounds as well. She loves to sing, too! She's not quite crawling, but she does get up on all fours and rock back and forth.

As far as mobility goes, once she gets mobile, we're in trouble. The child cannot sit still. When you hold her in your arms, she is climbing, moving, wriggling, and wrestling you to get to what she wants. This baby is going to go crazy once she discovers she can get to something herself. I'm going to have to do some major "redecorating."

She has started to do what I call the "excited baby wings" where she just flaps her arms up and down when she gets really excited.

Madison is eating purees still with some of those puffs (dont get me started on these things, ugh). She likes pretty much anything - avocado, green beans, plums, pears, apples, sweet potatoes, bananas, etc.

She's still in size three diapers and a variety of clothes sizes - mostly 6-9 months.

As for mom and dad..
We're doing great! We are enjoying this stage in Madison's life. She is so much fun and so eager to learn. We love watching her discover and play. Just this past Thursday night, she flapped her fat little hand on her daddy's arm and said "da-da" with a big ole smile. We both got tears in our eyes, it just melted our hearts to lava. Mommy is still breastfeeding. She is in this for the long haul. every 4th week is a challenge, and I want to throw in the towel, but then is reminded of the escalating formula costs. We're all committed to this lifestyle! Daddy is such a big help for mom encouraging her and even helping around the house. The days of a working mom are so jam packed, there is no time for house cleaning!

3 comments:

Camille said...

Aww, she's so cute! This stage is so fun. :)

Lindsy said...

What a cutie! That is such a fun age. They change so much! And that quilt she is on is gorgeous!!

Sarah Yoder said...

I like the part about the "excited baby wings" - according to my mom I did this all the time too when I was little! :)

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