24 October 2008

Silly faces!

Maddox has a very expressive face I think. Maybe most parents think this, but oh well. I just love all the looks he gives me! He has also started to stick his tongue out occasionally like his uncle Aaron. He is doing it in this photo with the sushi bib and giraffe. Maybe he is hungry for sushi! And doesn't he just look like a little man in his groovy bowling shirt? So frickin' cute! I love my tiny man so much! By the way, I weighed him on our scale today just to see where he is at and he weighs 17.8 pounds! What a chubby bub!

21 October 2008

Pediatric Cardiologist gives the all clear. Whew.

We took Maddox to the pediatric cardiologist yesterday because the pediatrician has heard a heart murmur since around week 2. They did an EKG and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) and he says he is just fine! YAY!!!! We were a little worried and it is so good to hear that he is fine. It is just a functional murmur, which means it is just an extra sound they hear with no problem causing it. Babies sometimes have them because their hearts are close to the chest wall or something. I am just glad he doesn't have a hole in his heart or a problem with one of the valves.  He is also growing good and a very chubby happy baby! He is kind of a sweaty baby which was another reason we wanted him evaluated by the heart doc. He said that is not because of his heart. That is usually an indication of congestive heart failure, which he obviously doesn't have. I have read online that it is common for babies to be a little sweaty - they can't quite regulate their body temperatures exactly right yet. We are very grateful and glad that our little guy is all right. 

15 October 2008

5 pounds of taco bell and my hair

So, what's new you're wondering? Well, for starters, I've got about 5 pounds of taco bell left to work off. It is frustrating to not be able to fit into all my clothes so I have been trying to lose weight since about 6 weeks post partum. I started running and ran every day for almost 2 weeks. Then, my knees really started to hurt so I stopped. Since then I've probably run more like once a week, which isn't enough of course. I've done a little pilates here and there, but nothing consistent. It is really hard to diet too when you are breastfeeding, I am so hungry for sugar! But, I have lost some weight which I am very happy about, but have a little ways to go to be happy with myself. My body is slightly different than it used to be so I want be lighter than I was before I got prego because of how things are just sagging a little more.

Ok, that's enough about that!

My hair started falling out about a week or two ago. I heard that happens a few months after giving birth. It is just really annoying to have hair all over my clothes and on the baby and on the floor and on the counters and on the bed and on my Mac. Maybe I should just chop all my hair off! NO! I am not going to do that. I do need to get a trim and get my hair highlighted, my hair just looks really nappy right now. ;D I just sound so pretty don't I? Being a mother is really hard on your body!

Maddox is doing just great! He loves going to day care. My day care provider Carrie has a 13 month old daughter, Sadie, and she is just a little cutie pie. Maddox loves to watch her play and I am sure they will become good little playmates. He probably likes it over there better than at home because she has so many toys to play with and I have practically none! He is 3.5 months old and mom is already boring! I did put together the activity center by Baby Einstein and sat him in it - he just started beaming at me because I was sitting on the floor next to him and we were at the same level. He can sit for a while in his bumbo chair now too and look around and play a little. He is just so darn cute, I can't stand it!!!! I am adjusting to being back at work all right. I miss him during the day and pumping kind of sucks, but it's going ok. I really look forward to seeing him at the end of the day and work days are kind of short on the quality time with him. He is hungry and sleepy when I get home so time with each other is short. But so far so good.

04 October 2008

New look!

I finally came up with a new header for Maddox's blog! I wish I had more time to really rearrange everything and do something even better, but I don't. But, I am happy enough with this! Now the blog has boy colors and Maddox's owl. This blog is now about him, so might as well say that! I just love the little owl I drew - this was on his announcements too. Although I do have a couple of owls in his room, it wasn't really the main theme of his room. But, when he was born whenever he cried he hooted like a little baby owl - it was so sad, but so cute. So, now the owls really remind me of him. He is actually wearing a shirt today with an owl on it that we got at Old Navy. So cute! I'll have to take some pictures. He is three months old today, so I will be taking some new video and pics this weekend to mark the occasion. Maybe later after I get out of my pajamas though. :-D