Archive for October, 2009

Troubleshooting with Dad

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

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I’ll Hold the Noms, Okay, Mom?

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Maddox has reached another milestone – he can hold his own bottle!  Thanks to his daycare provider, Miss Jeanne, for sending us the photos:

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Bedtime

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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Read my books with Mom and Dad, hung out with my bear and now I’m ready for bed. Wait, Dad, where are you going? Aren’t we all snuggling together now?

Good Morning from Maddox!

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

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Looking, touching, sitting, and INTENSE PAIN

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

DSC_3064It’s been an interesting couple weeks for Mads. First, he’s been learning how to sit on his own, which is a pretty cool thing to see. Previously, if you sat him on the floor and let him go, he’s just kind of … topple over, face-first into the blanket (which he would then proceed to eat).

But recently, he’s discovered those two limbs dangling off of his shoulders could be used to prevent this! So he’ll stick out an arm as he leans forward, look up at you, and grin. It sounds like such a simple thing, being able to sit, but considering up until now he always has to be put in some type of contraption (which usually involves bouncing), it’ll be a nice upgrade.

He’s also looking much more intensely at things recently, from people to objects. For example, we’ve been carrying him around for months now, but only in the past few weeks has he kind of pulled back a bit and stared at us. Along with this looking comes touching. In the case of people, it involves squeezing our cheeks and pulling our mouths open. He’s also not only grabbing objects but moving them around with a respectable amount of velocity, meaning I suddenly have to fear for objects being thrown at me. Exciting!

DSC_3127Lastly, his teething has gotten even more intense, and we think he’s working on five simultaneous teeth now. Not only does teething seem to last FOREVER, but there’s also only about four things you can do to help it, and most of those don’t work for us. What’s especially sad is seeing him trying to be his normal happy self while clawing at his ear to try to deal with the mouth pain. Poor guy.

To end on a happier note, I uploaded some photos my mom took of their visit last weekend.