Weight: At her last appointment, she weighed 13.5 pounds. I'm sure she is about 14 now. Cute little chub of mine.
How she is sleeping: Well, that has kinda flip flopped since the last update. Now, Maddi sleeps great in the day, and ok at night. She has been waking up again to eat, but she does fall immediately asleep again. Really, it's her sister that is keeping me up most nights.
How she is eating: Obviously, this girl loves her food, and she loves being nursed vs. bottle feeding. The day I had my surgery, she had to have bottles, and that last one she had to have about killed her. As soon as she could nurse again she was a happy little babe. And here's the fun fact: I actually love nursing this time. With Abby I was so worried about nursing in public or around people that I didn't enjoy it at all. With Madalyn, I love the bonding time. Especially when she stops eating to give me one of her cute chubby-cheeked smiles.
What Maddi Loves: She LOVES being changed. Seriously, she can be fussy and as soon as we lay her on that changing table to change her diaper, her clothes, whatever, she is all full of smiles. She is also starting to notice toys. We have this toy, it's called a winkle, (horrible name I know) and she just loves to grab that thing and stuff it in her face. She also loves her big sister and is starting to give her huge smiles, which melts my heart. I can't wait until they do cute sister stuff together. Oh and she loves her baths!
What Maddi can do: Girl can hold her head up like a champ. She can now sit in her bumbo, which we love, as well as her swing and other bouncy type toy.
How Mommy is doing: I have to say, only a week and a half after my surgery I am doing pretty well. I still have a little bit of pain, but recovery has been quicker than I anticipated, and I hope to be working out soon again. Those first 4 days were the hardest and most painful, but with the help of family and friends, things worked out. I seriously have the best people in my life!
What we're working on: Rolling over, and getting her out of our room. Abby was out of our room at about 6 weeks, but seeing as Abby and Maddi share a room, we haven't quite made the transition yet. Soon though. I think we will all sleep better.
What we are looking forward to: THANKSGIVING TOMORROW! Swimming in the morning (even though I am technically not supposed to until Friday. What's one day right?) and then eating our faces off in the afternoon, followed by our traditional watching of The Santa Clause that night. We are also looking forward to being done with school and enjoying the Christmas season as a family with zero obligations!! Yay!!