Friday, March 19, 2010

More pictures from February and March

Getting caught in the flour!

Who me?


9 month checkup and other stuff

Looking at the cows with daddy
At the livestock show

Getting some love from Daddy!

Petting the goats

Nothing like a John Deere!

So, we went to the doctor today for Addison's 9-month checkup....she's doing wonderfully!! She was 18 pounds exactly and was 27 1/2 inches long. She was in the 50th percentile for everything, meaning she's right on track...not so tall anymore. Everything looked great overall. I think I blogged previously that we have an allergy baby. Dr. Lacour had Addison on Claritin, but we're going to try Zyrtec now. She's doing well, but still has a yucky cough. This should make it better. We'll try it tonight!
In other news, this week has been my Spring Break. It's gone by WAY too fast!! I can't believe it's already Friday! Paul took off Wednesday through Friday to be with us. On Wednesday, we took Addison to the Livestock show. Here are some pictures from that. We really enjoyed our time with her here. Can you tell?? :)
(For some reason, I can't put the pictures below, they keep showing above...sorry!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


2010 has been a rough year on the personal life so far. In January, we found out that a dear friend (Mark Thomas)'s brother passed away unexpectedly. Mike was so caring and thoughtful--he would never hurt a soul. Remembering the good times with Mikey at his rosary really brought out the tears. Then, March 1st, we found out that another dear friend, Paul Gilliam, passed away in his sleep. He was only 6 days older than Paul. Needless to say, last week was a very rough week, thinking of his wife of only a year, along with their family. Crissy has been so strong through all of this...I don't think I'd have her composure. Addison and I went to the rosary on Thursday night, then I went to the funeral on Friday. In the meantime, all of my girlfriends, including myself, mentioned that we'd been crying at the drop of a hat. This death, is the first of "our group". It has definitely opened our eyes to how precious life is, and how we need to remind each other how much we all love and care for each other. I cried all week, thinking about Addison and Paul, and how dear they are to me. Then, at the funeral, I boo-hooed, looking around at all of my friends. We all are such a tight knit group. I could only hope for the support that Crissy has from all of us if something like this were to happen to my family.
So, as I said, losing 2 friends in 2 months, has really opened my eyes. We are trying to eat healthier, and really enjoy every minute that we have with one another. I have tried to become a better person--a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I can only hope to become better and better each day.
Hug your loved ones tight, and give them a kiss. You never know when it will be your last.
To all of my friends and family---I hope you know how precious you all are to me. Thanks for all that you have done for me, and made me the person that I am today. I love you all.

I know, I know...

I know, I's been forever since the last blog, but in my defense, we have had A LOT going on!! Addison is growing like a weed and we're loving every minute of it. She is officially 9 months old and we go to the doctor next week to get her 9-month checkup. But, as of right now, here are some of the "facts" about Addison right now. (This way, I can write them down on this and put them in her baby book later.)
--She weighs about 17 1/2 pounds.
--In the morning, she has been waking up a little "earlier" with daddy, so she gets a bottle before going to Margaret's.
--Then, at Margaret's she usually eats her oatmeal with fruit.
--She takes her first nap around 9-9:30 until about 11:30 or so, give or take about 30 minutes.
--She is still eating really good for lunch--this week, it's been chicken and noodles, green beans, prunes, spaghetti, and a few other things.
--We're still trying to get her to drink more liquids--she hasn't been too interested in the bottle at Margaret's.
--She will drink a full 6 oz bottle when she gets home with me--I think she's relaxed then.
--She hasn't been as good with dinner--a few bites here and there. She loves small bits of strawberries, or cheerios or something like that.
--Sometimes she'll drink a bottle before bedtime.
--She LOVES bathtime--she's in the big bath now.
--She started to crawl last week, but has really gotten the hang of it this week. She's tried to crawl on top of the babies at Margaret's, so she's banished to the other side of the room when they are on the floor!
--We tried out her new swing for the swingset last night...she loved it!
--We have an allergy baby for sure!! We went to the park last Saturday. On Sunday, she has a cough that is in her chest and a runny nose!! Poor baby!

Ummm...that's all I can think of now. I need to charge the battery on my camera so that I can take more pictures of her. I'm thinking I may do 9-month/Easter pictures soon. More to come!