Friday, March 4, 2011

10 months old

Madison is 10 months old! What a busy busy month it has been. Poor baby has been sick 3.5 out of 4 weeks of this month and she has still managed to be the easiest baby on the planet. My mom (Nana) says Madison is exactly how I was as a baby. Low maintenance and always in a good mood. Despite having the swine flu for 3 weeks and a double ear infection for 3 weeks (not the same 3 weeks but they did overlap) she has done remarkably well. She spent most of the month on some sort of antibiotic and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the 2nd round has actually done the trick on those ear infections.

New things for month 9:

I already posted that she took her first step on her 9 month birthday and she has just been going and going ever since!

She walks up to about 10 steps at a time, usually from one furniture piece to the next but sometimes she just stands up in the middle of the room and starts walking. It will be no time before she is a full time walker. Right now its about 75% crawling, 25% walking.

She is a climber. I really thought she wouldn't be because Hunter was showing his interest in climbing long before his interest in walking or crawling. BUT every baby is different. She crawled, climbed then walked. And now she cannot be stopped! She climbs on EVERYTHING.
She actually walks the best when she is carrying something. Here she is at one of her many doctor visits this month trying to carry my purse. Starting Early!
Aunt Beekah came down to help us get moved in to our Houston house. This is too cute...Maddie after her bath with her crazy hair
She loves to try to keep up with Hunter. She will stand up and grab on to the back of his shirt and try to walk with him.
Madison and Hunter both love to be outside. We take a walk a few times a day around the neighborhood or to the lake across the street. Hunter likes to throw rocks and sticks in it and also fish with daddy. Maddie hangs out with me on the park bench.
Maddie on a dinner date with her friend Nolan.
(Nolan is Grant and Rachel's son who is the same age as Madison)
Madison is wearing 12 month clothes (because of her height) but she is still slim (for her height) on the scale. Last time she was checked she was 18.6 pounds. She has 6 teeth and wears size 4 diapers. She went off her Zantac this month and it appears as though her reflux has resolved!

She still nurses 4 times per day. 7a, 11a, 3p, 6p and sleeps 12-13 hours a night 6:30pm-7:00am. She takes 2 naps a day (on most days). Usually one at 9:00am-10:30am and then again from 12:30-2:30pm. Some days she has a shorter second nap and needs a 3rd nap to get her through the afternoon. But for the most part she has eliminated the 3rd nap.

She is on table food and loves to eat! I still keep baby jars of veggies around because it easier sometimes (when traveling) to make sure she gets her veggies in. Her favorite things to eat are blueberries, rasberries, grapes, waffles, cereal, yogurt, cheese, ham, turkey, corn, broccoli, peanut butter crackers, and ritz crackers.

She drinks independently out of sippy cup and LOVES to be in control of that. We haven't tried a straw sippy cup yet but she tilts her head back enough for a regular sippy so for now we are sticking with that.

She has started saying more words. The only ones she has used appropriately are momma and dadda. But she will mimic other words like Nana and ball and various other sounds when she hears them. She will also sing her words. If we sing to her she kind of joins in saying her sounds in a sing song way.

Her favorite cartoon is Mickey Mouse, which we learned on one of our many long road trips this offseason. She is happy as can be with a sippy cup in hand and Mickey Mouse on the Ipad (or momma's iphone in hand. SHE LOVES THE IPHONE). When she sees it across the room she gets this super excited look on her face and makes a beeline across the room to get it.

We have enjoyed every moment God has blessed us with our beautiful little girl. We love you Madison!

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