Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Addison has been sleeping until 6:15am for almost a week now. We put her down at 7:30 pm and she sleeps all night long. That's almost 11 hours!!! She would wake up religiously at 5:00 am for weeks. I know that's still a good long time for a baby but I don't do so well at 5am. I wasn't about to start that habit so I decided not to let her out of the bed until 6:30am. That made for alot of up and down for me & Michael putting the paci back in over and over and trying to help her go back to sleep. Finally, it has paid off we have made it past the 6:00am mark! It is so exciting. I can't say much for her naps during the day. We are still working on those!

Some of her favorite pastimes these days are: sucking & slobbering on her hands all day long (seriously all day long), playing with her favorite blue elephant (this was the first thing she reached for and of course put it in her mouth), rolling onto her tummy right after a bottle and therefore spitting up (not so much my favorite but atleast she's rolling over), and last but not least smiling ALL the time.

the blue elephant

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Monday, June 23, 2008

9 days and counting...

Can't wait to get my toes in that sand!
Our home away from home for the week!

We are going on our annual beach vacation to Seaside, Fl. I've been looking forward to this trip since Addison was born. Usually we go on Memorial Day weekend but we thought this year we would try the 4th of July instead. Also, Addison would be just a little be older and would hopefully enjoy it more atleast that was our thinking.

I can't stop thinking about the beach, Modeca's Market, the movies & bands in the ampitheater, and last but not least the Red Bar (they have the BEST crab cakes on Friday nights & for those who have never been there it is very family friendly - I'm not toting Addie around to bars!!!). I could go on forever about how much I look forward to this vacation.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Daddy's little girl

I was getting ready the other day and I came out of the bathroom and this is what I found. Michael and Addison chillin' waiting on me. They are always waiting on me these days!

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Rice Cereal

So the pediatrician told us at her 4 month appointment that we could start introducing rice cereal. I thought it may be a bit early but I thought why not give it a try. It would give her practice eating. Here are a few pics of how it went. I must say that I don't think she actually got any of it down but it sure was fun watching her try something new.

I don't she knew what to think about the spoon or the cereal.

I think she was looking for a bottle instead.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

4 Month Checkup

Yesterday Addison went to her 4 month checkup. We knew that she had gone through some growth spurts but had no idea how large they were. She is now in the 95th percentile for weight (15lb 9oz) and the 90th percentile for height. I mean who would have ever thought our child would be tall for her age. I'm sure it won't last long but I love it now!!!

Addison just started rolling over from her back to her belly. She gets real excited until she wants to roll back. She hasn't mastered that skill yet but I'm sure it will come soon enough. Here's a pic of her after she just rolled over.......

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sweet Cousins!

A few weekends ago we had a family weekend in Huntsville. My mom and dad both live there and my sister and her family drove all the way from Florida. It was wonderful to have all the families together. It's not very often that this happens. Unfortunately, I didn't take a ton of pics but this one is so adorable of my niece Brenna holding Addison. All weekend Brenna kept saying, "Awww, she's so cute" about Addison. She also told Addison that they would be best friends. She's only 2 1/2 years old. It was too funny.

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