Monday, August 15, 2011

Small Update

Wasn't it just spring? Seriously, where did the time go? Camp has come and gone, and now school is beginning. Summer isn't the same when you work through it. It doesn't bother me as much that it is over, except for the fact it means time is just going faster and faster.

Speaking of camp, it was wonderful. I missed Maddox terribly, and it was extremely hot, but it was great. We had a horrible storm on Sunday night. It of course flooded the whole place.
By Monday morning we could function, but it washed the bridge out into the place. It was fixed by the end of the day. My group was great. We only had 10-11 this year. Two didn't show up, and one left by Wednesday to go on vacation. But loved who we did have. And after being last all week, we ended up 5th! Ha, we beat 2 other groups who had 14 kids. It was definitely a nice way to end the week.

A Maddox update: He is now 6 month, almost 7 now. At his last check up he had another round of shots. These didn't sit well with him. He took them well enough, but was a little sick over the weekend. He went from sleeping full nights (9:pm to 7:am when we have to wake him up to leave for work), to waking up every 2 hours. Definitely a setback. Last night he did sleep 7-8 hrs again. *Fingers Crossed* that he is getting better. Here is one of the visits at camp he made. He was laughing at all the girls. What a flirt!

His stats are 22 lbs (95th+ percentile) and is 28 in (90th percentile). He is a large boy, but very proportionate. He is just perfect. His little hands and feet are so big, thick big, not long. I love kissing all over them. Going to get pictures done soon. I take a bunch, but family is wanting professional ones.

I hear nap time is over. Until next time, whenever that may be.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Perfect Example

Would just like to say I haven't forgot about blogging. This is a perfect example of what happens: I finally get a moment where I can get online and then Maddox needs something. Guess I will try again later.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Love Spring

Isn't spring wonderful? The warm weather, the flowers blooming, the days are getting longer...Maddox is sleeping longer...everything is wonderful. And I love him more, and more, and more, and more each day. I mean, when he looks at me and smiles simply because he saw me, I just scoop him up and kiss him a thousand times. How can you not??
Torque is driving me insane. He is eating every flower, plant, bush, and tree in the yard. I've wanted a yard for so long so I could plant pretty things. Now that I have it, the dog is eating everything. He ate a small tree a while back. Then last week he ate the rose bush, thorns and all. He knows he isn't supposed to do it, but still cannot resist the urge. It's not like we are home when he does it. When we are home, he is a good little puppy. When we leave him out and go to work is when he starts to destroy. H is lucky he's cute.
I've been really sick this week. Almost missed our preschool graduation. My temp was 101.7. I really cannot remember the last time I had a fever. Of course I don't go to the dr. The next day was graduation, did I go after it to the dr? No, I wait. Ends up I have a large infection behind my tonsils. Yep, that's me. The one who thinks it will go away if I just wait. Getting better, though.
Graduation was perfect. All the kids did great. Lots of parents were there, bawling. Wish I could have enjoyed it a little more. I was heavily medicated on a mix of nyquil and dayquil (I didn't wait long enough for one to wear off before taking the other). But it was great. I am going to miss this group of kids so much.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Health Update

Maddox is doing better. He has been on breathing treatments for almost a week. It has helped so much, but still has the rattling in his chest and a little wheezing. Is that how you spell wheezing? Looks strange. Anyway, Grandma is taking him for a follow up appointment Monday so we will see how far along he is. Thank you all for your comments and emails. Just a little side note: Don't be afraid of the internet. Be bold and post messages where others can see. Lol.

Where Do You Find The Time??

Do you ever feel like others have so much more time than you? They have their families, friends, church, jobs, housework, animals, gardening, crafts, cooking....I could go on and on. They have all time for all these things. But how? I would love to be able to do it all, too. Maybe part of it is I don't have the money. It's a lot to have a new baby and a new house. Someone once pointed out that we work for what we have, and don't let our parents pay for everything or to bail us out when we need it. Maybe some of that is true. I'm not jealous of all the others have and what they do, but I am jealous of their time to do it. I guess that is natural. Maybe one of these days it will happen for me. But for now, I am happy to spend all my free time making Maddox smile, or snuggling with Joe. That's what I love the most anyway.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rough Road

It's been a while since I've posted, but Maddox has been sick. He has Broncholitis, heavy congestion which causes lots of coughing. Couldn't keep formula, or anything, down for a days. It got worse. Sunday was awful. Ended up having to sit him up all night so he wouldn't choke. Thankfully Mom was around a lot to help, or it would have been crazy (Joe couldn't stay up late that night because he had deliveries the next day at work. Have to stay awake to drive hazardous material.) Went to the dr. yesterday and he has to have breathing treatments. It has worked wonders! Maddox is now keeping formula blend (with pedialyte) down, and isn't coughing nearly as bad as he was. The dr. thinks he is at the top of the hill on the way down to feeling better. Let's pray thats true. Can't stand to see him sick. With as bad as he feels, Maddox is still in a good mood. He wants to smile and laugh, but before couldn't because he would start coughing. Now he is able to do it. It's so cute! Love my baby bunches.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

First Sign of Spring

Today was a really nice day. Started out Maddox slept 5 hours straight last night. This is the second night. Hope its going to become a trend. Fed him, went back to bed. Unfortunately I believe he is getting used to us getting up at 6am for work because at 6:30 he was awake. Joe said he tried to feed him, but he wasn't hungry. He was happy and just wanted to play. I'm a little worried that Maddox is going to be a morning person, something neither Joe or I am.

Later in the morning Maddox and I head to Mannington for the Ladies Day at church. It was such a wonderful time. Its nice to be reminded of how much we have in our lives and how hard others fight for the things we take for granted. Also, got to see an old camp friend. Love her to pieces.

Came home to Shannon and the kids visiting. Its always fun to spend time with them. Joe and the gang went to see Hop. I guess Kaitlynn talked to Joe the whole time, so he wasn't exactly sure if the movie was good. I'm telling you if I had a dollar for every question that child asks, I would be rich for sure. She was cracking me up today. Maddox was crying and Kaitlynn would say, "Don't cry, Maddox, Aunt Toni is right here..." She must have said that 4 different times.

After they left, Joe and I took Maddox for a walk. Ended up walking with the neighbor lady who was out walking her dog. I can't express enough how much we love it here. Friday, we saw the lady on the hill out on her porch and we went up to visit for about an hour. It's wonderful to see a neighbor and not immediately run into the house and lock the door because they were outside.

Here is a picture I took the other night. Maddox was a little fussy, so I held him tighter and rocked him to sleep. He had his hands together and looked so cute.