Sunday, May 31, 2009

Catching up

We really enjoyed our trip to the lake. Matt and I drove in to Roanoke on Saturday for my birthday. We went out to eat and to a movie. I had fun, but I was definitely excited to get back to the house to see Lil Miss. I realized at this moment just how hard it was going to be to go back to work on Tuesday.

Here is Madison on her very first boat ride. She's in Makenzie's lifejacket.
Madison was a little more fussy at the lake than she is at home. We had a few rough nights...although I don't think anyone believed us after watching her during the day. Our sweet girl spent most of her time napping on her "More Gramma". Seeing her with my Gramma makes me so happy. Gramma and I talked about how it'll just be a matter of time before she's spending the night and Gramma is reading the jokes out of the Reader's Digest to her.

I often forget now how tiny Madi still is. She just seems so big to me now...I guess because I'm so proud of how much she's grown. But every time I dress her, I realize that she's still quite the Munchkin. Every time I see that "Newborn" tag, I'm reminded that a lot of babies are never small enough to wear newborn clothing. Most start out in 0-3 months, which is still huge on Madison. And then there are the times when we're out and someone says "Ohhh, there's a brand new baby" or "How old is she? Just a few weeks".
Matt and I have seen so many changes in Madison over the last 7 weeks. She's starting to sleep at night and only kind of nap during the day....instead of sleeping during the day too. I love just watching her sleep, but I also love her awake time. I love the faces she makes and watching her eyes take in the world.
I'm constantly bragging about how lucky Matt and I are. We really do have such an "easy" baby. Madison really just doesn't cry much. And we never have to guess what it is that she wants/needs. 98% of the time if Madison is crying, she's hungry. And when she's hungry, she wants the bottle "NOW". I'm serious, the girl already loves to eat. Hmmm, pretty sure she gets that from me. I get a little (okay, a lot) cranky when I'm hungry too.
She sleeps in the most funny positions! Here she is all cuddled up with Nana.
Our little lady is so entertaining. She already seems to be developing her own little personality.
Sleeping so sweetly...
Matt and I are both doing really well, too. Matt's been super busy trying to get everything together for the LPN Program. He starts class July 20th and he'll be keeping Madison until then. I went back to work on the 26th. That first week was tough. I'm hoping it will get easier. Working with my bestie definitely helped me with the transition. I don't know how I ever would have gotten through the week without her. The only moments that are almost unbearable are the quiet ones....luckily, with Aimee there are few of those. ;-)
Aimee and I talked some this week about her moving away. It's not something I'm ready to deal with that's all I'm going to say about it for now.