Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Wednesday was a big day for me and Madi! She has discovered TV- Baby Einstein to be exact and she LOVES it. She just stares so wide eyed at the screen and watches all the bright characters move back and forth. I think this kind of stimulation is really good for her and will help her learn in the furture! Thank you Nanny for the gift! After our morning routine, Madi and I hung out with Mrs. Jenn and Kim at Chick-fil-a for lunch and then we headed to dad's office to hang out a bit! We had great conversation and laughed a ton- I even fell asleep on Mrs. Kim for over an hour!

A video to share...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

oh my little Pearl

Just a few pictures to capture my little bundle of joy, Madi Pearl!

In case you are wondering, this is one of Mason's birthday gifts. However, until we give it to him this Saturday it has been a life saver in my attempts to get Madi to stop crying. She apparently was having a rough time yesterday, so when she started crying I would shake this and she became wide eyed. Thank you are/were my hero! 

I guess this would be an appropriate place to write "to infinity and beyond."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We LOVEEEE Thursdays :)

Here's a re-cap of our Thursday! I love them much more than words can express! So blessed to spend it with the two people that I love the most:)
We had a fantastic steak dinner accompanied by time together with Madi!

oh sweet girl

 Everyday gets better and better! I love this little girl so much! I feel so blessed to be her mommy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A little of this, a little of that

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to give everyone out there an update! Madi has been sleeping through the night like a champ! She has gone down the past 2 nights at 9 and slept at minimum for 7 hours! I am so proud of her! We have really been working hard to remain consistent with our bedtime routines to that she can continue to make positive associations with sleeping! The weekend was crazy busy with Jenn's surprise shower (pictures later to come), day in Nashville and brunch with Allen and Jessica, and of course our normal, crazy Sunday festivities! Here are some pictures of the past few days! 

 It feels really nice to have Mercy only a few months younger than Madi. After Jennifer's shower on Friday night Madi had quite the explosive diaper twice- Once before the shower and once at Ryan & Jennifer's house. So, after using all the outfits we packed we borrowed one of Mercy's sweet sleepers. So cute! We are so excited to welcome Mercy in a just a few short weeks to our family!
Here are some pictures on Saturday morning of Madi waking up in Mercy's sleeper....and in her crib!

 And yes, in case you are wondering those are pandas are on her feet. Thanks to a good friend at church, Michele, Madi was welcomed with an adorable Valentine's onesie! I love all the 1st moments that we get to share with Madi this year!  Although her AR was really acting up this morning, I still managed to capture a few happy faces while sitting in the bumbo!


My neck is getting stronger and stronger everyday. Mom says before long I'll be sitting up all by myself!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

so this is what sleep feels like

I have to say, I am one proud momma. Joshua and I have really been inentional with trying to make positive associations for Madi and her crib. At first Madi hated the crib and would scream if we even tried to put her in it, but each day I have been trying to lay her down for naps to see how she responds. Some days Madi will only sleep for 20 or 30 minutes and then she wakes up crying while other days she has slept for an hour or more. After having a pretty awesome night with Ryan and Jenn, Madi was REALLY wound up and VERY overtired. We were convinced she was not going to fall asleep at all. Going through our normal routine of bedtime we tried to put her in the bouncy but she was not having it. Attempt after attempt ended with multiple trips into her room with no success. While Josh was checking his email, I went into the room picked her up and gently rocked her. After only a few minutes her eyes got really tired and she begin to fall asleep. I thought I would change things up (which could either go really good, or really bad) tonight and see if she would sleep in the crib. I put her down gently and she cried for a minute, but after turning on her mobile she stopped crying and layed there very peacefully. I turned around, shut the door, and walked out. The next thing I know it's 6:15 and she's crying for her morning bottle. Wow, a full nights sleep!! I could not believe it when I woke up this morning. I can't remember feeling this rested in a LONG time! I am so, so, so proud of her. It seems like things are beginning to turn around and I am so thankful that she is resting like she needs to, and we all seem to be a little happier around here because of it...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Well, it's official. Madi can sit in her bumbo (sp) all by herself. The last experience with the bumboo ended with her in tears and me feeling like a horrible mother. I tried to put her in it on the counter and she wacked the back of her head, so we thought today would be a great opportunity to try again. She for quite a while and watched me as I folded laundry. Got some good pictures and video! Enjoy!



A friend of ours at small group found these brand new shoes on the front porch of their rental property! They still had the price tag on them and in perfect condition! I cannot wait till Madi's feet grow into them.

They musth have been from a boutique because the price tag on one of the boxes is $26.00...seriously, that's crazy for a kids shoe! The last pair looks quite boyish, so we'll have to pass those along to our friends Mike and Adrian because they are expecting a little boy soon! I thought the shoes were very adorable  myself!