Saturday, February 7, 2009

Our New Blog

Thanks for bearing with us while we make the switch to using blogspot. It is an easier blog to use and will keep our entries more organized as time goes on. Sorry it has taken us so long to update our blog...I can't believe it has been a month since we wrote something!

Time sure does fly by...especially once you have a baby ruling your universe. We wouldn't have it any other way! :) I can't believe Madison is already 3 months old. She is doing great and is continuing to grow and develop. She is a very active little girl and has become quite the squirmy little baby. Madi just had her 3 month check up and all is well. She recently has not been gaining quite as much weight as she was before so her Dr recommended that we add some formula to my breastmilk. We had been doing this when she was in the NICU and a few weeks after and it worked wonders. She is eating enough volume but seems to be burning too many calories to pack on the pounds. That is most likely attributed to her heart condition and is not a major concern. She weighed in at 10lbs and 22.5 inches long. Children with down syndrome have their own growth chart so according to that chart she is 50th percentile for weight and 75th for height (definitely didn't get that from her dad)! :) She also saw her cardiologist in January and he was pleasantly surprised at how well she was doing. They did an ultrasound on her heart to check the structure and functionality of her heart and all looked well right now. She does not need to go back to see her cardiologist until March 2nd and most likely she will be having surgery in April or May. We will know more in March. Other than that, Madison is enjoying life as a typical 3 month old baby. She is smiling more and more each day. She is also quite the talker with lots of cooing and grunting. She is a very expressive little baby with so many funny facial expressions. She has recently decided that her fists are about the coolest things...she loves to play with them and suck on them. She has even started to suck her is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! She even rolled over from her tummy to her back. She was laying on the soft bed, so that may have helped her out a little, but she did it nonetheless!

We recently made a trip down to Sacramento to visit Jenn's relatives. We packed up the truck and 12 hours later we were there. Madison did great on the drive down and back. While there, Madi met her aunts, uncles, cousins, great grandmother, friends, and Nona's co-workers. She was quite the social butterfly! Baby Madison also accompanied her mom, dad, Nona, Grandpa, Tom, Dawn, and Lauren while wine tatsing in Amador County. The weather was beautiful in Sacramento...68 degrees the first few days we were there. Madi and Jenn went on a lot of walks and Madison was introduced to the sun. She loved it! Dave even got out for a few rounds of golf with Jenn's dad. It was a great trip and we loved sharing our little angel with everyone.

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