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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Madison is turning 7 next week....

.....and that makes me a little sad.

I don't know what it is about Maddie and her birthdays but they always make me a little sad. She is my baby, my last. She was my last toddler, last preschooler, last kindergartener and will be the last to leave home. Every birthday brings me closer to her being grown up and this kid? Oh I love this little girl and she brings much entertainment to our house!

She was my 3rd and last C-section. No she couldn't let me have one uneventful delivery either. She was born with her cord wrapped around her neck 3 times. She was blue and not breathing when they took her. They said if we had not had her that day she probably wouldn't have survived because she was having a lot of decelerations of her heart beat before they did the surgery. Luckily it was the day we had scheduled her or we may not have known in time.

Of course Madison likes to make an entrance and be noticed! Here she is on her birthday and the bottom right was when we took her home from the hospital in her little snowsuit that I absolutely loved!



Her first bath. Funny thing is in the one above and this bath one she is taking a pacifier but she only took one for about the first week and then wouldn't have anything to do with them except those soothie pacifiers and they were not easy to find at the time. No one carried them and I had to order them online.
Some random pictures of her. She really was an easy going baby. I think preparing us for what was coming! Nothing bad just a very smart kid.

Poor baby was always getting the kewpie doll hair when in the tub. See this smile? Yep that's her "watch out! I'm thinking up something to do to my brothers and sister when I get out of here!"

She went to the beach for her first time when she was 6 months old and loved it! The water was cold but she didn't care she loved to kick her feet in it. Of course then we put her on a blanket and she crawled onto the sand. She loved the sand. This kid really loves a lot of things....always has.

See the pictures up there? This was a fairly typical way to find her sleeping from about 8 months on. I don't know why but she had to see what was going on. Which is why her bumper was still up past when it probably should have but at least it was some kind of padding for when she fell asleep. She shared a room with Kenzie and would talk to her or hum till she passed out.

She was an extremely bright baby (still is). I don't just say that because I'm her mom and I'm biased. There are so many things she would do to show us. She also loved playing jokes on everyone even as a baby. When she was about 9 months one evening she inched off the couch and crawled to her room. Not thinking to much of it we didn't really watch until she snuck back in and hopped up to surprise us. She thought it was hysterical. Another thing she would do was to steal the boys matchbox cars from them. They would be having a rare peaceful moment and she would crawl by slowly grab a car and crawl away really fast laughing hysterically. She loved messing with her brothers very early on.

It didn't seem to bother them though. They were in love with her. Especially Izzak. He was 5 when she was born and wanted to do things for her all the time. When she was an older baby he figured out how to get her out of her crib and would change her diaper sometimes before I would get her out. He was so proud of himself for taking care of her. The only thing is she expects it from him now, to take care of her every whim!

Her first time with pumpkins! She wasn't sure. In this picture she had tried to taste it and it wasn't very good apparently.
Her first Halloween she was Piglet and I got her this costume! Isn't it cute! Oh how I loved this costume!


More pictures and stories tomorrow!

10 people had something to say:

Karmyn R said...

I love the picture of her sleeping in her crib!

I'm glad that the boys tests were all negative - but how frustrating to now know why they are in pain.

Have you considered a chiropractor for the back pain? I need to write a post about it - but my FIL was dying last Christmas - horrible back pain he couldn't get out of bed. (surgery hadn't helped him). The chiropractor came over to see him and gave him a deep tissue massage and my FIL got out of bed and walked to the table for dinner. We were all amazed.

frannie said...

oh yea! Maddie stories!!! tell her I said "hi".

I love the piglet costume-- and that is hilarious that she slept like that. too funny.

Steffi said...

Yes,I love too your stories about your sweet Maddie and her pictures!I love the pictures with Maddie and her pig costume!

philosophyoflife said...

Oh, Maddie is so cute - and remember she will still be your little baby - even when she is helping you along ....

Luv the photo's and the wee piglet outfit - is a giggle...

Miracles do happen - and Maddie proved it when she appeared - just at the right moment...

elena jane said...

piglet is adorable :)
and lol @ her asleep on the bumpers :)
happy almost birthday maddie!!

Emma in Canada said...

You never know...she may be one of the first to leave home!

I love the picture of her sleeping in the crib...too cute.

ChrisB said...

I love all the pictures but piglet costume is rather cute and the crib shots are especially sweet. I'm always amazed to see the positions babies manage to sleep in!

alissa said...

I know everyone else has already said it, but those crib pictures are absolutely priceless!

Melanie said...

I love the crib pictures! Too funny.

Pamela said...

a baby with a wild sense of humor... my kind of kid for sure!