Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thank you Brad, Sarah, Dusty, Shae and Andrea for a trip I will never forget!!
Thank you Mom, Jason, Carol, Granny and Paul for taking such great care of Maddox for us while we were away basking in the sun. We were definitely able to sit back and relax knowing that our little man was in wonderful hands!!! (We missed him more than we knew was physically possible, but we were never once worried about him....Thank you guys for your kindness and your love you have for the Mad-man)
This week has been good....just adjusting back to the "real-world" and getting our routine figured out once again. Maddox has not been a huge fan of napping or sleeping at night...but I simply chalk it up to the fact that he missed me so much and he just wants to see me more..hehee!!! We have officially named this week, the week we get Maddox to sleep through the night...no more night-time feedings (this technically should have been done months ago) We are having to do the cry-it-out method and let him discover a way to self-soothe himself back to sleep. Goodness, it is so hard for me to hear him cry like that...he gets so worked up and I desperately want to give into him; however, I know in the long run it will definitely be worth it (we will ALL sleep better once he sleeps through the night)
Well, there is the quick update for ya...Brad's parents are in town this weekend!! We are super excited to spend time with them!! I will post pictures later!!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Can’t believe you’re here now, tiny dream come true! The answer to a prayer now, I'm so in love with you. Couldn't wait to meet you, hope you like your name. I get the funny feeling life will never be the same. Safe and sound, you're here with me now...like I hoped you'd be. Safe and sound, you're here with me now...and that's all I'll ever need.
The world's a scary place here, but Maddox, it's alright. I'll make sure the coast is clear, so you can just sleep tight. But if you're afraid of monsters (like everybody is) I'll be right beside you, closer than a kiss. Safe and sound, I'm here with you now. And you'll always be safe and sound. I'm here with you now and that's all you'll ever need.
Someday I'm gonna teach you, the reason why we pray. So that heaven's love may reach you every single day. So, Maddox close your eyes now and say a prayer with me. Lord, I lay me down to sleep now.
But I know I will be safe and sound. YOU'RE here with us now, and we will always be safe and sound. You're here with us now and that's all we'll ever, all we'll ever need. YOU'RE all we'll ever need!!!
(a song by Matthew West)
That is my hearts desire to create a place for Maddox to live that he knows he is always safe, loved and prayed for. I pray for the day when Maddox knows our God as his Lord and Savior.
Maddox watching the pretty rain storm!!
Grammy reading to Maddox
Auntie Sarah loving on Maddox and reading him his bedtime story!!! (thank you Sarah for loving Maddox as if he were your own. You are such a blessing to the Kalivoda's)
Maddox playing in his bed like a big boy
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Some statistics on our little (big) man
Weight: 22 pounds 15 ounces (97th percentile)
Height: 28 inches (90th percentile)
Head Circumference: 19 inches (off the chart...for all those brains)
We have a BIG boy in the house....which cracks us up everyday because for those of you who know Brad and I you know we are not "big" people...we are short and petite... Oh the arm muscles I am getting!!!
Today was a monumental day....Maddox said "DADA" for the first time...AND Brad was home for lunch when it happened!!! Maddox is so funny when he starts babbling because he squints his little eyes and gets the funniest facial expressions!!! Brad and I were laughing so hard we both had tears in our eyes!!!
Here is the video:
more to come