Monday, April 21, 2008

Maddox James

Maddox and Addison turned 3 months old on April 14th. Maddox is my cuddle bug. If he had it his way he would be held 24 hours of the day. Thankfully his sister seems to be understanding of this. :) He loves to eat. It's hard to believe he started out at 5 pounds, 5 ounces and today he weighs 12 pounds, 10 ounces! Even though he was 6 weeks premature, he has about outgrown his 3 months clothes. He's very smiley and is trying really hard to talk these days. One of the funny things he does is if he starts crying while he's not being held and you go to pick him up, his lip will quiver while you are getting him from wherever he is to yourself (very dramatic!) He (and Addison) love hanging out on the changing table. I have hung these little toys from their mirror, and they love looking at them and trying to talk to them. Maddox also loves the swing, but he's not that into the bouncy seat. He likes floor time but does not like tummy time. He loves it when I sing "Silent Night" or any made up song that is in a high pitch. He also likes it when I play and sing a silly version of "The Hokey Pokey." One of the cutest things he does is snuggle up to his "lovey" (lion blankie, see above picture). He reached a major milestone last night-- he slept 7 hours!!! So I am hoping for more of that. I love this little man so much!

Addison Blakely

Addison is already Miss Independent. There are many times when she'll be crying or upset and if I just lay her down she's fine. She has the sweetest smile and looks at me with the most adoring eyes. She already has the most beautiful eyelashes, and she is my little princess. She doesn't eat quite as much as her brother, and it shows by her little body. She is definitely still wearing her 0-3 months clothes and probably will be for a little while longer. She weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces when she was born and today she weighs 10 pounds, 3 ounces. She could spend at least 10 minutes (which is a lot for any one activity) lying on the changing table and smiling at me (or whoever for that matter) and looking at her little toys. She also loves hanging out in her bouncy seat. She's not that into the swing. She likes her floor mat, and she bats at the toys hanging down. She, like her brother, does not like tummy time. She likes it when I sing "You Are My Sunshine", and she loves patty cake. The funniest thing she does right now is right before she sneezes she lets out a loud WAH and you think she's going to start crying. It's hilarious! I love my sweet girl so much! I can't wait to see what the next 3 months hold.