Tuesday, December 29, 2009
His monthly stats:
weight: 12.5 lbs
length: 23 inches
He got his first round of immunizations at this appointment. The first one was really easy because he took it orally. The 3 others in his little legs didn't go so well. Good thing Daddy was there to hold him down 'cuz Mommy wasn't doing so great listening to him scream! We got him in his car seat and 2 seconds later he was out cold. (thank goodness, I couldn't handle him being in pain!) The afternoon was a little rough but after some Tylenol and a nap he calmed down and was back to his old self. Definitely NOT looking forward to the next bought of shots!
WOO HOO digital frame for my desk!
Fire pit, fire pit, fire pit! I see lots of parties around the fire in the future!
We had a fun, but short, Christmas celebration and I think we all came away with some wonderful goodies. As per tradition we whipped out some games for some friendly competition. The next morning we got up bright and early and headed out for some sledding adventures. JR and Maddox spent most of the time stayin warm in the car but we still all had fun. Can't wait to see what the videos turned out like. The Burdorfs have a few more pictures of the fun so check them out. :)
Here's our family photo and some fun shots of the day!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sadly, Janice isn't going to be with us for as long as we were hoping. She has become ill and is now in hospice care where the Dr's and nurses are doing their best to keep her comfortable. We have made a few trips to visit her in the hospital but it just isn't the same. I already miss her Witty comments and tell-it-like-it- is attitude, and man, her cooking was fabulous. (Trust me, I hear that ALL the time from Justin!)
I remember meeting her for the first time.... I was terrified because believe it or not, I am actually kind of shy when first meeting people. I am not good at the small talk sort of thing so I get very nervous, very easily. Anyway, we went to their house one Sunday afternoon and Justin introduced me to his grandparents and about 2 minutes later it was like we had known one another forever. Janice had a knack for always making sure everyone was well taken care of and definitely well fed! No one should have ever gone hungry in her home!
Grandma Beadle is one special lady. I know the decision to move on to hospice care was a difficult one for the family so, I am hoping you will keep them in your thoughts and/or prayers. These past few weeks have been rough for everyone and I am praying for them to have the strength to get through it as I know they will need it.
I was so excited to play Santa and have our own little family party. Since JR had to work it didn't go quite the way I had always imagined but most things don't go as one plans. :) We still had a wonderful day, just not the typical "wake up at the crack of dawn, running to the tree, laughing with excitement over the presents" type of day- IT WAS BETTER! Maddox had his first Mommy and Daddy Christmas and I couldn't have been happier.
First Christmas family photo in front of the tree. MANY more to come!
On Saturday we headed down to Emmetsburg for Gunderson Family Christmas. It was great to get to see everyone and we even got to introduce Maddox to a few members he hadn't met yet. :) We tried something new this year with gifts and it worked out rather well. Not sure how many more of these Christmases we are going to get to celebrate where so many of us can get together so it was nice to be there. Wish I would have taken pictures with my camera but I apparently didn't. Hopefully my parents have some!
Sunday was baptism BUT Monday was Christmas with my family :). I was very excited to have Maddox's first Christmas and I am sure he was too- ha! It was so nice to have everyone together and we sure had lots of laughs. I love getting to just relax with everyone where we can just kick back and be ourselves. Maddox faired very well and is obviously very loved!
Some favorite Christmas memories:
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Bear wanted to be in the picture too I guess!
Mommy and Maddox
I love snow!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Unfortunately the weather was very crummy so some of our family members were unable to make it. We're sorry that they couldn't make it but really do appreciate those who could. It was a wonderful day and we had a great time celebrating.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Here are my monthly milestones
- still drinking 4 oz bottles, about 6 a day
- size 1 diapers
- 0-3 month clothes though we are quickly changing to strictly 3 months!
- sleeping 9-11 hours a night with an hour or 2 nap in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- standing on mommy or daddy's lap is the best!
- when laps aren't handy, the excersaucer is the best thing since sliced bread
- I want to be moving as much as possible- you would think I was wearing a marathon when I am laying on the floor.
- If he could sit up on his own he would be
- rolling "over" is a work in progress but I like lying on my side just fine.
- Smiling is my FAVORITE pass time UNLESS I am chattering away.
- Car trips are fun (and I sleep most of the time) but when I get hot you better watch out!
- I am a very happy baby and have a very go-with-the-flow temperament EXCEPT when I need my pants changed or I am hungry.
- Tubby time is pretty cool, I love splashing around.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009