Thursday, November 02, 2006

6 months already!

Wow! Maddox is halfway to a year old today! Time has flown by. It seems like when he was a newborn time went by so slowly but now it is going by sooo fast!
Maddox has some new tricks up his sleeve. The first one that is fun is that he has started pulling up on things. His favorite is to pull up on is toy box, but he has also tried pulling up on not so safe things like his play gym that is very unsteady. We have to keep a close eye on him when he is playing on the floor because he is very ambitious about pulling up on anything! He loves his new trick and thinks he needs to do it all the time.

Another new trick he has that we are not so happy about is screaming or screeching whatever you want to call it. Wow, he loves to hear himself do this. He sreeches at the top of his lungs, not because he is mad just because it is fun. We are trying to ignore it so maybe he will stop but it has not worked yet :(

The time also came for Maddox to start sleeping in his own crib in his own room. We were both pretty sad about this but decided it was time. He did great. It took a few nights to get used to it but I think we are all sleeping better now. He wakes up about twice during the night and Jamie nurses him then he wakes up around 6 and we bring him in bed with us to lay down and nurse until he fully awakens.

Maddox was a pumpkin for halloween. It was not an actual pumpkin costume but a cute little pumpkin outfit. We went to a little halloween get together with the people from our bible study group. We had a great time but decided not to trick or treat one because Maddox was tired and two because babys really dont eat candy so at his age the parents just go to get candy and we didn't think that was a good idea. Plus Jamie went to Walmart yesterday and got lots of fun candy at half price, we should be good on candy until next halloween!

Brian dressed up too. They were allowed to dress up at work so he went as a "kindred" spirit. Kindred is one of their sink brands at the company! It was very clever of him! He came in second place in the comstume contest.

Maddox has his 6 month check-up and shots tomorrow. Maybe this time he will not have a bad reaction to the shots. If you recall the last time he had shots they upset his tummy and he was throwing up a lot. We'll update with a new post about how much he weighs and all that good stuff.

We have started to give Maddox some solid food. Jamie mixes it up herself becasue jarred baby food is nasty. So far he has had tastes of peas, carrots, squash, applesauce, bananas, green beans, and a few others. We tried peaches but we are pretty sure he is allergic to those (it caused a nasty diaper rash). He also has a dairy allergy we figured that out about 3 months ago so for 3 months now Jamie has been dairy free. Maddox is just a sensitive little guy.

Sunday we have our Annual Fall Fling at church. We are very excited about this. Lots of fun fellowship, games, and a pumpkin baking contest. Jamie is working on her entries for the contest. This is the first year she will enter so she is really excited.

Well that is about it for this week. He hope everyone had a great halloween (you can email or share your pictures with us! We would love to see what our readers were for Halloween!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the very cool weather!! We would call this gumbo weather!


Shell and Chris said...

so he was sleeping with yall?

Sara said...

I have heard of many babies lately having dairy allergies. I wonder if we are putting things in milk that we shouldn't? Or if they get so used to mom's milk that cow milk is rejected for a while.

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