Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Maddox {21 months old}

Technically, he won't be 21 months for a few days but it was just too close to call it 20 months :)  Reality is beginning to set in that keeping up with these posts is going to be increasingly more difficult once baby Sawyer is here but I'm going to try my very best.  This is the only "baby book" I have!  I want to try to keep it going for Sawyer too.  Wish me luck right?

Maddox at 20 months old (according to the doctor)...
Weight: 36lbs (99% haha)
Height: 33.5in (50-75%)
Size: 24mths/2T
Teeth: 20

Words:
I've tried to keep up with new words as he says them which is starting to become difficult because he is getting a pretty extensive vocabulary for a toddler.
~Old words (words he was saying before 15 months): Kitty, Dog, Ball, Mama, Daddy/dada, Nana, Papaw, shoes, cheese, no, bath, uh-oh, yay, baby, thank you, wa wa, nose, bottle, hi, hey, hello, bye bye, gin gin, quack, book, cookie, dis?, eat, block
~(between 15 months and 18 months): Bus, milk, block, eyes, truck, mouth, please, bless you, silly goose, ravioli (almost), belly, frog, sock, love you, peaches, yeh, fish, horse, mouse, bug, up, read it, rabbit, apple, elephant (almost...you know what he's saying anyway), monkey, ribbit, baa, neigh, bird, bee, wash, wow, owl, choo choo, cracker, amen, all done (he does the sign for this when he says it too.... so cute), sandwich (almost lol), yellow
~New words (between 18 months and 21 months): ride, oh bumpers (I thank Chuggington for this one), nugget, noggin, zebra, head, chin, cheek, toes, feet, spider, boogers, shake, worm, almost, easy, pictures, wagon, buggy, red, blue, airplane, George, Addison, pineapple, Gammy, hot, calls bicycles and motorcycles both "sickle cycle", church, Mickey Mouse, airplane, crayon, color, Sophie, Copper, I Don't Know, sleeping, nap, diaper, breakfast, oatmeal, hot dog, sit down, Here you go, night night, people, stairs

~He's starting to put words together in 2 or 3 word sentences.

~He likes to list people out and tell where they are...  Dada working, Papaw working, Nana home, Gammy home.  It's really cute.

~He is obsessed with Curious George but also likes Clifford (calls him Tifford), Chuggington, Chuck and Friends, and Daniel Tiger. 

~Went to the splash pad at Stallings Park for the first time.  He was apprehensive at first but warmed up to it pretty quickly and then didn't want to leave.

~We moved and he is doing really great with the transition (thankfully!).

~When he walks in a room, he'll say "Hi Mama!" (or Hi to whomever is in the room) in the sweetest voice.

~I think he has a back molar coming in.  He can be a little bit of a bear.

~Really despises having his diaper changed.  Always a battle.

~We don't have a bathtub where we are living now... just a stand-up shower.  He actually does pretty well with it and it makes it go a lot faster too.

~Waiting to even attempt potty training.  For one, he shows no interest and two... I don't want a potty training toddler and newborn at the same time.  Yikes!

~Picks up his food and hands it to you when he's done.  You have to pay attention that that's what he's trying to do or else it will end up in the floor (not that I know this....)

Lots of pictures! Didn't get any with my real camera recently.  Need to do that once more before Sawyer makes his grand entrance :)

May 6, 8, 8 "Happy Mother's Day"

May 8, 9, 11

May 12, 12, 14
*Takes everything in me not to grab the spoon back and clean him up!

May 14, 14, 16

May 18, 18, 20
*Thinks he's big stuff crawling up there by himself.  We ended up taking the ottoman out of the room because he fell and hit his head pretty hard.

May 20 (all 3)

May 24, 25, 26

May 26, 27, 27

May 28, 29, 29
*Strong boy
*Those are big shoes to fill baby!

May 29, 29, 30
*My entire heart right here.  Is that not the sweetest?
*"Hi Mama"

June 1
*Likes to bounce up and down on your leg.  Quite the workout with a 36 lb kiddo.

June 1
*His little hand on mine.... does my heart good.

June 2

June 3

June 3, 4, 6
*Soccer, baseball, golf... oh my.

June 6, 6, 9

June 9, 10, 11
*Figured out how to dump his whole tote of toys

June 13


June 17
*Another haircut :)

June 18, 18, 22
*What happens when daddy gives part of the bath
*Climbs up in the stroller on his own and says "ride!"

June 23, 24, 25
*Love me a sleeping baby picture :)

June 25
*The only pictures I took this month with the real camera.
*First time at the splash pad

June 27, 27, 30
*Evil kneivel took quite the tumble at Gammy's and got a busted lip/chin.


July 1, 5, 5
*I had given him a cracker before we got in the car and he was requesting another one.

July 5, 6, 7
*Feels successful when he gets the remote in his hand
*I'd say this is a snippet of what 13 years from now looks like
*This is a typical sleeping position for him... this and on his belly.

July 9
*"Papaw tractor!" Perks of living with family :)
*Helping with the move :)

July 9, 12
*He loves me... even if he does crawl all over me and doesn't give me much snuggle time

July 12, 12, 13
*"I am Batman"

July 15, 18, 19
*Teach them young :)
*He loves to color
*Oatmeal... had to look away most of the time so I wouldn't take the spoon back

July 19 (all 3)
*I put several of Maddox's birthday gifts aside so I could pull them out later and he'd have something new to play with.  Glad I did because I really needed a distraction for him tonight while Darren was working in the other room.
*Sorry kiddo.... too much junk in your trunk and you get it from your mama :) 


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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Maddox {18 months old}

18 months.... a year and a half.  How did that happen and who told my baby he could grow up?!  I was looking back on some pictures and videos on my phone the other day and it's seriously crazy how much he has grown even just in the past few months.  I really try not to dwell on it because as hormonal as I am, I will probably just sit and cry lol.

So here's Maddox at 18 months old...
Weight: 34lbs
Size: 24mths/2T
Teeth: 20

Words:
I've tried to keep up with new words as he says them which is starting to become difficult because he is getting a pretty extensive vocabulary for a toddler.
~Old words (words he was saying before 15 months): Kitty, Dog, Ball, Mama, Daddy/dada, Nana, Papaw, shoes, cheese, no, bath, uh-oh, yay, baby, thank you, wa wa, nose, bottle, hi, hey, hello, bye bye, gin gin, quack, book, cookie, dis?, eat, block

~New words (between 15 months and 18 months): Bus, milk, block, eyes, truck, mouth, please, bless you, silly goose, ravioli (almost), belly, frog, sock, love you, peaches, yeh, fish, horse, mouse, bug, up, read it, rabbit, apple, elephant (almost...you know what he's saying anyway), monkey, ribbit, baa, neigh, bird, bee, wash, wow, owl, choo choo, cracker, amen, all done (he does the sign for this when he says it too.... so cute), sandwich (almost lol), yellow

Other Fun Facts:
~Can tell you what sounds different animals make (cow, horse, kitty, lamb/sheep, duck, owl)

~Favorite things to do: read books (well... have someone read books to him), throw the ball, be chased, crawling all over daddy on the floor, run free.

~He loves Mickey Mouse, Curious George, and Chuggington.

~One of his teachers at school said that one day they were saying the blessing for lunch and when they got toward the end, Maddox said "Amen! Amen!".  Like... hurry up, I'm hungry! lol

~He's a super picky eater but he loves every kind of fruit we've given him... with maybe the exception of a sour blackberry.  He will not eat meat... occasionally we can sneak a bite in.  One day he likes something and the next day he throws it on the floor.

~He thinks he's about 4 years old and can do what the big kids do.

~If we are walking down the hall at school while the kids are being walked to his classroom, the older kids all shout "Maddox! Maddox!".  I guess he's going to be the cool kid cause he just eats it up.

~He has thrown some pretty "impressive" tantrums.  I have noticed that they are worse when he's hangry... but who can blame him there, right? lol

~One night as he was sitting with me in the recliner for our bedtime books, Darren was walking out of the room and Maddox said "I wuv you".  My heart melted.

~He loves it when we play on the floor with him.  He likes to stand behind Darren and try to push him over and then belly laughs when Darren falls over animatedly.

~He likes to throw the ball and is definitely a righty.

~He likes to hear himself and has some super high pitch squeals that seem to only come out in the confinds of a car.

~The other day, he was wearing a polo with a little pocket.  I laid him down for a nap when we got home from work like always.  When he woke up, I was about to go get him when I heard a crunch sound over the monitor.  I looked to see what it was and Maddox was putting something in his mouth.  I went to get him and noticed 5 little rocks in the bed with him.  Another was in his mouth and I tried to sweep it out with my finger but he chomped down.  I felt his pocket when I went to change his diaper and he had several little rocks in his pocket!  So funny!  I mentioned this to one of the ladies that works with him at school and asked if he was smart enough to know to do that or if maybe one of the older kids put the rocks in there for him.  She said that he runs with the big kids so he had probably seen them do that and decided he would do it as well.  lol

Here are LOTS of pictures:

February 7, 9, 12
*I have a thing for sleeping pictures if you haven't noticed lol He's just so darn cute when he's all sacked out.

February 12, 17, 18

February 20
*He picked up this baby doll and bottle at a friend's house and fed the baby like he knew exactly what he was doing.  I probably had a dumbfounded look on my face lol

February 20, 22, 24
*This kid loves to show off his belly
*3rd pic.... hey just keepin' it real.

February 28, 28, 29

February 29, March 2, 4
*Technology.... I have a love/hate relationship with it

March 5

March 5, 6, 6

March 6

March 6, 7, 7

March 8
*I mean... how can you resist taking pictures like this?

March 9, 9, 10

March 10, 11, 11
*Like I said... keep it real.  He just wants my phone and gets mad when I don't cater to his every whim.

March 11

March 14

March 14
*He loves being outside
*Those thighs though.... sorry kid... you get it from your momma.

March 17
*St. Patty's Day... "I'm not Irish but kiss me anyway"


March 17
*Too bad it was spent at the doctor's office.

March 18
*Promise he didn't actually fall asleep like that.
*Third haircut... sitting in the seat like a big boy

March 21, 22, 22
*Meeting his great great aunts for the first time.  He wasn't sure what to think and never really quite warmed up to his typical self... but he was also sick so I'm sure that's why.

March 22

March 22, 22, 23

March 24
*The look on his face when he doesn't get what he's grabbing for (aka my phone)
*Our stair barrier being used as a slide lol

March 24, 25, 26
*He likes eating out because he gets lots of attention (from everyone!)

March 26, 27, 27
*Trying to burn off some energy at the park and having to distract him so he doesn't take every single toy the other kids are playing with lol
*3rd.... Easter Sunday.  Seriously.... how cute is he?!

March 27
*Like father, like son.  And he's quite the appetite.

March 27, 28, 31

April 1, 2, 2
*Those babies definitely came home with us. 

April 4, 5, 5
*April 5.... HORRIBLE diaper rash from being on an antibiotic for double ear infections but still manages to be silly when I turn my phone camera on.

April 6
*Happy Birthday to me :)

April 9, 9, 15
*Teach him young so his future wife will thank me one day :)  lol

April 16, 17, 17

April 18, 19, 25

April 27
*Plates with suction cups.... genius!

April 27, 28, 28
*He loves shoes

16 months.... I love him so much



18 months old... changing and growing way too fast







Meanwhile... baby brother is all like....


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