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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What a Day

Maddox got his 2 month shots today. Poor baby was in such a great mood this morning, it broke my heart knowing it would be ruined. Even laying on table with just a diaper, waiting forever for the dr. he was smiling and cooing. Even though he cried as expected getting the shots, he was a trooper and was ok by the time he was redressed. He slept pretty much the whole day. Only once did he seem like he was in pain. Took a little medicine and seems ok again.

The rash under his neck isn't getting better. The dr. gave us a prescription for a new cream to try. Hopefully this will work. It has to hurt at times. We are having a hard time getting it filled. Went to Walmart (which I despise anyway, but do even more now), after waiting 1 1/2 hrs to have it filled they tell me they are out and will take 2 days to get more in. So they offer to call it in to Rite Aid. Joe goes to pick it up after work and they have no record of any prescription in our name!!! Needless to say we will no longer be getting prescriptions there anymore.

Grandma is here. I had asked if she would keep Maddox tomorrow so he wouldn't feel bad from the shots and be in daycare. Instead of trying to be here by 6:30am, she is spending the night. Now that I can go to bed early and stay asleep all night, I want to stay up and talk. lol So, better go get ready for a full night of sleep, whoo hoo!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Mom, New Blog

As you probably know, Joe and I welcomed a beautiful baby boy into our family back in January. We love every minute of this thing called, "parenthood", but are also learning many new things about life.

Maddox Joseph Eastham came into the world January 28, 2011. He was 9lbs. 8oz. and 22 1/2 in. long. He was absolutely perfect. His birth was quick, and I did it with out any drugs of any kind. I couldn't believe he was here. After all the waiting, planning, loving: he was finally here.

From day one to now, I look at Maddox and I think to myself how am I so lucky to have something so precious in my life?? He melts my heart every time I see him. Like right now, he is sleeping in his swing and my cup runneth over. It is taking all I have to not just pick him up and kiss him. But, I know he is due to eat again in 20 minutes, so I can wait to do it then. lol

I thought since my life has completely changed, that my blog should change, too. So here we are starting fresh. Be prepared to see lots of pictures of the most adorable baby boy in the world. I'm sure there will be lots of stories as we go along, so be prepared for anything. :)