Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day

Matt decided to take the day off of studying so we made the most of our day. The gliderport at Torrey Pines is one of the coolest places. And the amazing part is that we only live about 5 minutes away. If the weather and the wind are right, you can see paragliders and hangliders taking off the cliffs on the edge of the ocean. It was a perfect, beautiful day.

Grandma and Grandpa visit

My mom and dad came down to visit for a couple days. Madeline warmed right up to them and was grateful to have new people to play with her. We visited Balboa park, did a little shopping, and met Ryan and Afton and their kids at the Suan Juan Capistrano mission for a little tour and lunch. I even learned how artichokes grow. (See picture) We had such a great time. Thanks, Mom and Dad for coming and spending time with us! We love you!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

4 months old!

Today was Madeline's 4 month checkup with Dr. Crow.  Here are her stats:

Weight:  13 pounds 2 ounces - 45th percentile
Height:  24.5 inches long - 55th percentile
Head:  16 inches - 49th percentile

At Madeline's 2 month checkup, she was 10th percentile all around, so she is definitely growing and getting chubbier.  She seemed to enjoy all the poking and prodding even though she was really tired.   We do have homework, though.  Madeline isn't rolling over, so that means more tummy time or more quality tummy time.  Madeline only lasts on her tummy for about 5 minutes.  Dr. Crow suggested putting a mirror in front of her.  Any other suggestions?

I survived the vaccinations :)  She was all giggly and smiley and then she got pricked...such a sad and shocked face!  Poor girl.  After some cuddling, she conked out for long nap and seems to be feeling ok. 

Madeline has enriched our lives.  She is such a sweetie and so much fun.  Matt just said the other day, "I can't imagine life without Madeline."  She definitely is a big part of our life. You hear that motherhood is rewarding but you just can't describe the happiness.