Thursday, February 26, 2009

Maddie Milloy - Professional Crawler!

Can you believe it? Maddie will be 7 months on Monday!
Maddie had her check-up and immunizations this past week, so here are her new stats...
Weight - 15 lbs. 5.5 oz. - 25%
Length - 25.75 inches - 37%
Head - 16.75 inches around - 48%

The pediatrician says her weight is in the lower percentages because most 7 month olds are not crawling yet. She's been busy burning off all those calories! Maddie was showing off at the doctor's office - rolling over, chewing on her feet, and crawling for the pediatrician. She was so brave during her shots. As usual, I cried longer than she did. She's such a trooper! Brandon and I are always interested to see her length measurements. We wonder if she'll be short like me or tall her like her dad - or somewhere in between.

Now that Maddie is mobile and can crawl all over the house, she has discovered a new favorite spot. She loves to crawl over to the back door and look outside. Her favorite is when Darla is out there - she squeaks, squeals, & "talks" to Darla.

Maddie has become a fast crawler in the past week - this is from last night.
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Some other highlights from Maddie's world... She eats all kinds of fruits and veggies now. Her absolute favorite is prunes, followed closely by butternut squash, & sweet potatoes. She is definitely not a fan of green beans. She also loves to eat rice cereal and oatmeal cereal. Just in the past couple of days, she has started her latest trick... she can get herself into a sitting position from crawling. And the most recent breaking news, Maddie's first bottom tooth has cut through!

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Maddie's first Milloy-side cousin! Jennifer is due this week and we can't wait to see little Jasmine! Maddie is so excited to have another girl to play with! Tea parties, fashion shows, & Barbies- oh, we can't wait!

Monday, February 16, 2009

She's off and crawling!

She figured it out! And she is so proud of herself! She screams with delight everytime she crawls. She's got pretty fast over the weekend and she has decided this is her new mode of transportation. She is so much fun - we love to see her little personality come out! video

She has also started giving us kisses! I love Maddie kisses. She grabs the sides of your face and puts her mouth on your cheek. And then she leans back away from you and smiles. What a sweet baby we have!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Best in the Desert Race!

This weekend, we went to see the "Best in the Desert" race in Parker, Arizona. It's a 425 mile off road race for trucks, jeeps, and other dirt covered vehicles. It's a lot of fun - we went last year and loved it. You get to stand out on in the desert on the sidelines of the race and watch the trucks go by. This year, Brandon's dad, Derrick, & Gwynne drove out from California and met us there. We all had to leave in the middle of the night to be in time for the 6am starting time, but we had tons of fun.
Here's a video of one of the trucks...

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And a few pictures of our fun day...

Maddie with her daddy! She's not quite sure what's going on.


It was really dusty from all the dirt getting kicked up from the race. Maddie got a ring of dirt around her binky - you can see it in this picture. She had a fun time! She's such a trooper. She slept the whole way there and the whole way back.


Maddie & Aunt Gwynne!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Eating pears & almost crawling!

There was a big event at our house this week... Maddie ate pears - her first real food!
Here's the before picture of my nice, clean baby.And, the after picture. After each bite, she flaps her arms in excitement. And if I don't get the spoon out of the way in time, I end up covered in food too! She thinks it's fun to eat food, but she made some bitter faces. Her attitude is, "This food is fun to eat and play with, but where is my bottle?"

Maddie has decided it is time to crawl. She rocks back and forth on her hands and knees. She can put an arm or a knee forward, but she hasn't quite figured out to do those movements together. It's only a matter of time before she is everywhere!

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This picture is so funny to me.
I was trying to take pictures of Maddie and myself, but I didn't see her facial expressions until I downloaded the pictures. This is one is my favorite. She looks like she's saying, "Knock it off. Stop taking pictures of me Mom." I have a feeling this attitude and look will resurface when she is a teenager.