Monday, March 22, 2010

9 months old

Maddie had her 9 month checkup on Friday. Her report card:
Weight - 18 lbs 2 oz (50th percentile)
Height - 29 1/4 inches (90th percentile)
Head - can't remember exact (50th percentile)
Maddie's world at 9 months is like this...
She eats everything. A new weekend favorite is mini-pancakes and cinnamon french toast sticks for breakfast.
She's a cruiser when she crawls. She pulls herself up on everything. She walks along the couch & coffee table and behind the toys that she pushes. On Sunday she stood on her own without holding anything for about 2 seconds before falling down. We're going to practice that some more this week.
She's using her "pa" syllable a lot lately. I'm thinking puppy might be her first word. Haven't heard the "da" syllable in forever and she only uses the "ma" syllable when she's eating and I think its because she's either trying to say "more" or "mmmmm".
She is very ticklish, loves to laugh. She loves "thrill" games - like being thrown up in the air, being swung back & forth, driving wildly in her stroller or grocery cart (thanks daddy), being pretend dropped. I think she is going to love roller coasters when she's bigger.
The best part though... she is very loving. She reaches out, leans in and gives hugs constantly. She does this to everyone she recognizes readily - especially me, Tom and the pugs... and Grandpa Chopper. Absolutely melts your heart.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunshine & Laughter

It has been a gorgeous weekend... Today while I did some yard work Maddie played in the grass for the first time. She thought the grass was icky - she refused to put her hands all the way down and crawl. But she loved her push car.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010


Maddie & Zoey are the best of friends. Maddie will follow her around & give her hugs. Zoey will chase her and try to steal her toys. A cute little pair.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patty

Everyone has a little Irish in them...

Maddie turns 9 months old on St. Patty's day...
she's going to have a Guinness & listen to some Irish tunes to celebrate.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Lately Tom and I have been super busy with work, so there haven't been many posts... and the limited time I get with Maddie during the week is feeding her dinner & giving her a bath. If we get some nice weather on the weekend, maybe we'll get some nice outdoor pics. In the meantime, here are some of Maddie's moments from the last couple of weeks.

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Been Awhile

Look at me... I'm so innocent sitting her, eating my green beans. I've even managed to get some all over my forehead to proof to Mommy that I'm a good eater.
But actually I'm a little sneak... I give my green beans to my sister, Zoey, when I think Mommy isn't looking. He he he!!
I'm sorry Mommy, I didn't mean to give away all my veggies. I'll be a good girl. Promise. ... Can I have my yogurt melts now?

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