Wednesday, February 27, 2013

15 months and an Earache

Today was Madelynn's 15 month appointment. It is always so crazy to me to see how little babies grow into little toddlers and then little kids. Madelynn is now 21.5 lbs and 30.5 inches tall. She has shot up 3 inches in the last three months! Our baby is growing up so fast. 

I never like to take Madelynn to the Doctors because it always seems to involve some kind of needle, and at her 12 month appointment she had to have an IV and a blood draw and that did NOT go over well. She was cranky for days after and developed a rash. Luckily Madelynn's doctor is not a doctor, she is an APNP and is so friendly and personable. She amazes me with her ability to remember things about us and she is so sweet with Madelynn. She even remembered what outfit Madelynn was wearing at her appointment 3 months ago! Another awesome thing about her is that she gives the little kids a book to take home everytime they come in. We seriously lucked out with her.

Anyway, Madelynn ended up not having her shots today, which I was really thankful for, but the reason why is not very fun. It turns out that Madelynn has ear infections in both of her ears. I had absolutely no idea! She has been a little cranky and had a runny nose, but most of the signs and symptoms of an ear infection are absent. I feel kind of bad that I was so unaware. I also felt bad to be told that this could have started a month ago when she got really sick or 3 weeks ago when she was seriously teething.She could have been dealing witn this for a whole month with out me knowing it! I am definitely glad it was caught at her appointment. 10 days and a bunch of Amoxicillin from now we should be happy campers...until she actually does get her shots at her follow up appointment.

Here is a picture of Madelynn with her book at the doctors office.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Box

For the last few weeks McKay and I have been trying to be serious about getting healthy and in shape. This time we are not just talking about it and eating healthy when we feel like and not really exercising like we have done before. We are eating well and actually exercising regularly for the first time in a long time. To help ourselves out we used some money that my dad sent us for Christmas to buy ourselves a stationary exercise bike. Merry Christmas to us in February! Well we are smart and ordered the bike on amazon. It was the best price and it had free shipping. That also meant that we had one super cool box show up on our doorstep with the bike and guess what? Madelynn loves boxes. She adopted one of the boxes that it came in and set up camp in it every day until we threw it away. It was just tall enough that it was a challenge for her to get in and out of. A challenge which she took more than willingly. I had to get rid of the box while she was sleeping because I didn't want to deal with the stream of tears I knew would come if she saw me carry it away. Well now that you know about the box, here are some pictures of it and my sweet baby girl.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Madelynn Dancing Gangnam Style

I don't know what it is about this song, but Madelynn can't help but move when she hears it. In the last month or so dancing has become one of her favorite things to do, but she does not like to let me catch it on camera. Usually when I pull a camera out all she wants to do is grab it and see the picture. I was glad she let me catch this much of it. My favorite is her little face when she recognizes the song. Kids are awesome! Madelynn is awesome! Enjoy her cute little baby dancing.