Monday, August 2, 2010

2 month check-up

Cole had his 2 month check-up today (even though he is only 7 1/2 weeks). He is a BIG boy. He now weighs 13.2 lbs (yes, you read that correctly) and is 23 and 3/4 inches long--so he basically has grown 3 inches and gained gulp...6 lbs since he was born. Dr. said he looks great though so no worries--just gonna be a big boy. He is sleeping wonderfully--about 5 hours for his first stretch at night and then another 3-4 hours after that--really can't complain. He hates to nap however, so I guess I will take the trade-off to have my sleep at night :) Maddy loves her little brother--she calls him her "baby Cole".

Cole and his cousin Chandler

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Welcome Baby Cole

Okay, well, it has been a while since I last posted, since then we have added a new addition to our family--Cole Kristofor Melo born 6/11/10, 7 lb, 6oz, 21 and 3/4 inches. He is a wonderful baby boy and we are enjoying him! Below are some pictures along with some miscellaneous 2010 pictures of Maddy.

Easter 2010

Silly Maddy saying "cheese" at the zoo

Big Sister

Mommy & Cole

Sleepy Maddy at the hospital watching her DVD

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wow...18 months gone!

So, Maddy is officially an on the go toddler. She not only walks, she runs. She tells mama and dada "no!". She finally refers to mama as mama (dada has been dada for months now). She is hilarious. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful little girl...she has such a good personality, she is so funny. She has all of her teeth in except the top and bottom incisors. She babbles non-stop, some words we know, some are just "maddy" words. I am gonna pull a proud parent moment and say that at daycare they told us she should be bumped up to the next room up because she is so advanced as far as speech and activity...she is smart like me....ahahaha...sorry Dan! Well, enjoy the pics below, hopefully I will update sooner than every two months!
I finally made her laugh!

She is avoiding me here so she can watch TV...this is the only thing I can do with her hair and she pulls it out as soon as I put it in.

Dada felt like feeding her food with ketchup...this is what she looks like after a messy meal

Dada likes taking close-ups of her.

So cute...unfortunately she got my gap in the front teeth...cute while she's young, but...we better start saving for the dentist later on!

Driving her car (BTW, that is her fake smile)

At a bday party at a place called the little gym. She was the youngest one there, but kept up with the big kids.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

An exciting April

I can't believe April has already pretty much come and gone. Maddy had a really exciting April--her first visit with the Easter bunny (which was a flop--haha), a visit to the Dallas zoo, a visit from Grandma Keihle, and another visit from her grandma & grandpa Melo. She is pretty much on full blast these days, skipping from walking to outright running. She knows where her nose, eyes, ears, mouth, tongue, hair, belly button, and feet are. She loves yelling "Dada!" when Dan gets home from work, she says duck, dog, Daisy, door, flowers, Nana (for banana) wawa (for water), barks at dogs by saying woof!--basically just a little chatterbox (I don't know where she gets that from). Dan and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on April 17--I included a couple of pictures from that too. Hopefully the videos I attached will work--one is Maddy at the zoo looking at a huge lizard of some sort and the other is her playing with her diaper box. Pretty funny. Well, here are the pics and enjoy!

Our 5 year anniversary

Being silly

Playing with her friend Bella

Good times with Grandma in her diaper box

Looking at the animals in the petting zoo

Getting ready for her first Easter egg hunt

Terrified of the Easter bunny--he was pretty scary, like out of a Stephen King novel

She got an egg!

Visit to the Dallas Zoo with mom, dad & Grandma

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Maddy's First visit to the Zoo!

So, keeping up with how I usually do it, I have of course not posted in a couple months--sorry about that! I have started a new job and things have been really busy. Here is a quick catch-up on what is going on with Madison. She started up daycare again at the beginning of the month (she was off for two months hanging out with her grandma Melo). And my least favorite thing about day care is...germs!!! She got sick and got an ear infection after her first week back, and now after her 10 days of antibiotics are done she is running a 102 fever for the past three days--poor baby. In better news however, in the past two months Maddy has begun walking, gone to the zoo, started facing forward in her carseat, and says "uh oh" now when she drops things. She truly is a joy to have in our are some pics of her to catch every body up.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Maddy's visit with Santa

A couple of weeks ago, Maddy got to meet Santa for the first time. Our HOA in our neighborhood had a Santa at one of our parks and my mom & I took her to meet him. He was a great Santa--the beard was even real! She surprisingly didn't seem to be scared of him--she was just real serious and even smiled in two of the pictures! Can't ask for anything better than that. We had Maddy's one year check-up at the doctor last week and she was 17 lb 10 oz and 28 3/4 inches. We are having to increase her fat & food intake to put some weight on her--doctor is concerned about how little weight she has gained (I swear if only she could switch places with me and give me that problem and I could give her my ability to gain weight!). She definitely has an appetite, I just think she is so active that she burns right through all the calories she eats. Doctor has ordered she gets to eat ice cream after meals (really mean huh?) and she gets to eat cheese & fatty foods. She is doing great and eating up a storm so hopefully she starts to pack on the weight. Her height is about 50-60 percentile so she is definitely growing, just a little petite thing. I need to see if I can find the pics from her birthday--I think we mostly took video of her eating her cake. I'll try and figure out how to upload a video of it onto here for you all to see.