14 Weeks


Things are starting to look up with my pregnancy with baby b.  I felt pretty sick during the first trimester, but I think things are turning since the second trimester rolled in.  I'm still feeling nauseous at night, but during the day I'm fine.  My cravings change with each day...well each hour really.  I eat a lot of fruit, but have random cravings from Thai food to Italian.  So you just never know!

14 Weeks

That's it for now!




We are so very thankful for the many blessings God has brought into our life this year!  At the top of our list, our baby girl.  We are so in love with her.  Also for our new blessing to come next year.  And yes, we're still grateful for our puppy dogs.  They get along great with Madelyn, but do enjoy it when we put her down for a nap so they can cuddle with mom and dad.  I'm also extremely thankful for my husband.  He does more for our little family than I could ever ask for.  And he's a fantastic dad.  Will do ANYTHING for our baby girl and for me.  Love him.  We are also thankful and grateful for all our family and friends.  Near and far.

This Thanksgiving our friends, John and Tina, came over.  We had a wonderful time spending the day with them eating and playing games.  Here are a couple pictures Tim snapped...

Madelyn's first bite of turkey.  She really liked it.
Mom and MJ
Our dear friends, Tina and John
The doggies and Madelyn
Sadie and Daisy
Tina teaching Madelyn how to play Rummikub


Madelyn: 8 Months



You are eight months old!!  Can't believe you'll be 1 in 4 months!

You are a busy, busy girl.  Here is what's been happening in your life over the past month:

-I weighed you the other day and you were about 17.5 lbs.  Getting to be such a big girl.

-You are in size 3 diapers.  They're a little bit, but they work for ya. You're wearing size 6-9 month clothes.

-You scoot around a lot, but no crawling.  You like to lay on your stomach and put your arms behind you like you're flying.  You'd probably be more interested in walking, but we want you to learn to crawl first so you can learn to use those muscles.

-You LOVE to "talk" to people. 

-You're still doing really well in the nursery on Sundays and Wednesday nights so mommy can participate in choir while daddy leads it.

-You are eating 6 oz. twice and a day and 8 oz. twice a day.  You were sick for the first time this month and had to drink pedialyte instead of your formula.  It didn't really seem to phase you.  We're still feeding you bland food.  We'll start your regular food again in a couple days.

-You sleep between 11-12 hours at night.  Going to bed at about 8pm and waking up between 7am-8am in the morning.

-You'll celebrate your first Thanksgiving tomorrow!  We'll try giving you turkey for the first time =)  I bet you'll like it.

hanging out at church on Wednesday night

having fun in your piano

Sadie under your chair waiting for you to drop food.  Smart doggie.

 hanging out on the table while mom and dad eat dinner

watching mom and dad put up the tree (I straightened her picture after I took this)

hanging out with dad in the big chair

celebrating my 8 month birthday at Shari's

Love you Madelyn.

-Mommy and Daddy

Pumpkins and Macaroni


With me not feeling so hot and us being crazy busy, we didn't get out and take Madelyn to the pumpkin patch this year.  So....we decided to do an impromptu session at home.  I bought a couple baby pumpkins from good ole Fred Meyer and we snapped some pictures of our cutie. 

She had quite the time with the pumpkins.  Loved touching them.  The dogs sniffed them out too.  Maybe we'll make it to the pumpkin patch next year....along with our new addition =).

Madelyn also started finger foods.  She does her best to get it from her tray to her mouth.  Normally misses, but it's fun to watch her try.  So far she's eating macaroni, cheerios, cheese, bread and puffs.

I love her face in this picture.  Trying so hard.