Monday, January 23, 2006

Best Buds

I dance, I sing, I carry, I tickle, I feed. All Rob has to do is walk through the door. Madelyn has become such a Daddy's Girl. She absolutely adores him. I think it all started when she learned to say Da-Da. Most babies will say it, and then move on to something else. Since those two sounds came out of her mouth - she knows exactly what to associate them with. The other night she put her hand on his leg, looked up at him and said "Dad." She smiled and looked away. It's not that I'm jealous - or that I don't think that he deserves all of her love - I just wish she loved me....ONLY ME. I actually love watching them together. I love knowing that they are creating such a tight bond.
She has changed so much over the past month. First of all - she is sitting up on her own. She still doesn't seem too interested in it - but she can do it. She would much rather be on the floor doing the Worm. She is so close to crawling - she gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. Second, she just cut her first tooth, and I swear it could pass as a Ginsu knife. She bit my finger, and almost drew blood. Its no wonder that teething is painful. Other than that she is still the same old chunk (50th percentile for height, and 90th percentile for weight).She is already out of her first carseat, and we're burning out the motor on her swing. We love her more and more every day - which is good, because every day there is more and more of her to love!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Photo Shoot

I was watching Madelyn sleep yesterday, and seeing as how she looked so cute in the green sweater, I figured I'd snap a few shots. She woke up in the middle of the shoot - and decided she had other business to tak care of. See if you can tell the difference in shots - we'll call it a "one of these things is not like the other" game...

BIG Kisses!

I can't even begin to think about how many times I have given Maddie kisses - and nothing made me happier than when she decided to give me kisses back. Yes, they were wet, and yes they left puddles of drool on my cheek and collar, but they are the greatest thing a mother could ask for! She puts her hands on my cheeks, opens her mouth as WIDE as possible, and rubs her mouth back and forth over my cheeks. It sounds disgusting - but it's heaven!