Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My baby is 2!

Maddux turned two today. I can not believe how fast time flies.
Here is the latest on my little buddy:

*He is a little dude. He is tall and very skinny and most of his friends (and 9 month old cousin) outweigh him.
*He loves trains, planes, cars, and motorcycles and will point them out everywhere we go.
*He knows all of his letters and the sounds they make.
*He has decided he hates eating. Mealtimes have become a bit of a nightmare.
*When he will eat, his favorite foods are quesadillas, pizza, treats (of any kind), and cheese.
*He has finally started snuggling with us a little bit. He will sit on our lap if we rub his tummy or his head.
*He still only says the first syllable of each word and speaks his own language that only Mommy and Daddy can understand. I've become quite the translator.
*He likes to dance and sing. His favorite song is "Slow Ride" and asks for it ALL the time.
*He will pee on the potty whenever we take him, but Mommy is lazy and still has diapers on him most days.
*He likes to have things put in their place and doesn't like a mess.
*He is still the absolute most active kid I've ever met.
*I think he is very smart (what parent doesn't) and he has a knack for figuring out how things work very quickly.
*He thinks the baby in my tummy is the birthmark I have next to my belly button.
*He can frustrate me to tears one second and completely melt my heart the next.


Christmas was a blast this year. Maddux totally understand ripping paper off the presents and that there are toys inside (If there isn't a toy, the sad present gets thrown to the side while he frantically moves on to the next one).

Drew's family headed to Utah for the week, so we celebrated early with them. We had an Italian dinner and LOTS of presents.
Christmas Eve we decorated a gingerbread house and I put all my OCD tendencies aside and let Maddux put things wherever he wanted. It was a mess but very fun!We had a very relaxing Christmas day. Amber and her fam didn't fly in until 4:00 that day, so we spent the morning at home, opening presents and hanging out with our little fam. Then we headed to Ahwatukee and had a very fun time opening gifts and having dinner with everyone. Due to the high number of gifts and people present, I didn't have a lot of time for picture taking!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ears and Santa

Last Friday Maddux got tubes in his ears. We finally decided it was time to take serious action when he got his 6th ear infection of 2009. Poor kid! His speech is suffering because, as the doctor put it, "everything sounds like he is under water". It was confirmed when he went in for surgery and the doc said he had a lot of liquid under his eardrums that could not drain on it's own.

My favorite part of his little surgery was when the doctor came to get him from the pre-op room. He had his blankie dragging on the floor in his right hand and was holding the doctor's hand with his left. He walked away and turned around to look at Drew with a look that said, "You sure this is ok Dad?" The doc said he crawled right up on the table with his hands to his sides and was a total champ. Coming out of the procedure was a little more chaotic, he was confused and disoriented for a while and it broke my heart. All is well now and he has been a much happier kid this past week. It was definitely the right choice and I'm glad we did it!
This might be my favorite Santa picture of all time! I am SOOOO in love with this boy!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

20 weeks!!!

Today, I officially hit the halfway mark! It's actually going by pretty stinking fast! This is my first belly pic.
Good news: my tummy isn't as large from the side as it looks when I look down on it from above! yay!
Bad news: My face is already wider than I thought!!

Oh well, all part of the fun, right?
For fun...this is a pic of me at 22 weeks when I was pregnant with Maddux...

Monday, December 14, 2009

This morning Maddux was playing with his toys, which are RIGHT next to the Christmas tree. He started saying "dine head!" "DINE HEAD!!!" and came over to grab Drew. Translation: he found a dinosaur head and was SOOOO excited! He had dropped a toy in the bag and while fishing it out, discovered there was a talking dinosaur in this mystery bag.

We were laughing too hard to stop him and you can see how excited he is here about his early Christmas present!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Tattersall!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I had my "official" utrasound to find out the sex of the baby today.
(I already knew it was a girl because my awesome friends Cody {an ultrasound tech} and Aubry let us have a little party at their house on their in-home machine! what a hookup, huh?)

Yes...see how her legs are aimed right into my stomach. We have another active kiddo on our hands! She's a mover!
Her little feet...
She must know about her big brother already because she is practicing her self defense moves here...
(those are her arms and you can barely see her face behind them)
PS- I am now SUPER excited to have a