Saturday, March 29, 2008

One Month Old

If you are a Maddox... you have to be a soccer fan!

Here is a picture of Gracie I have to throw in, at work with daddy.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Four Weeks Old

Olivia is four weeks old today! She loves to eat. She continues to think she needs to eat every two hours but just in the last day or two I have been able to hold her off for 2 1/2 to three hours during the day. We are also working on a routine during the day. I don't want her to learn to be rocked to sleep or to fall asleep while eating. So we eat, have activity time for forty five minutes to an hour then nap. I continue to be able to swaddle and lay down for naps. She is beginning to like her paci more, so many times I have to continue to go in and place it in her mouth.
When she is awake she is VERY alert. She does not like her swing or little seat but likes to lay on her back on the baby mat.
She went into to the doctor today for her one month check up. She weighed in at 10lb 2.5oz and was 22 1/2 in long. That puts her in the 80th percentile for weight and 85th for height. I can't remember the measurement for her head but it was in the 25th percentile. She was diagnosed with reflux. The way I knew is because one- Grace had it and I knew what to look for, two - she wants to always sit straight up, three - she is a big spit up baby, four - she becomes very fussy during the day when in pain. The doctor gave us some medicine ($50 a month but we are bitter about it) and told me that if I pump some milk and feed a bottle I can put some cereal in it to help with the acid and spit up.
She it starting to give us more smiles but hands down, Gracie gets the most smiles from her. Grace is the best big sister. I have not had to get on to her about being rough or to loud. I am not nervous at all with her being around the baby. To bad she is not years ahead, she will make a great babysitter.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Extra pictures

I have posted some pictures my sister took this weekend because the are just too cute.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He has risen...


Happy Easter! We had a good day at church and with my family. The girls were precious in their dresses. We took lots of pictures.

These two are so cute with each other.

I don't think she was too thrilled getting dressed this morning.
The Easter bunny came and visited the girls last night.

Easter Egg Hunt

We had a GREAT time at The Orchard's Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Grace and Olivia were both wonderful and in awesome moods. Grace played from the beginning till the egg hunt began, two hours later. She loved jumping in the toddler bounce house and enjoyed spending time with her cousin Hudson. I hope you enjoy ALL the pictures!

Our little bunny

There were over 25000 eggs all together. Grace had a blast finding eggs.

Our first picture of all three grandkids.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Three Weeks Old

Today Olivia is three weeks old! She is doing very well. She continues to eat almost every two hours but we are trying to extend that to at least 2 1/2 but three hours is the number. You can tell just by looking at her that she has gained more weight so I took her off formula. She seems to be much more content without it. She continues to do well at night, going to bed around ten sleeping for about five hours straight then back to bed for two to four hours. She still sleeps majority of the day. Just in the last day or so I have been laying her down awake and she has been falling asleep on her own. She likes to be swaddled and likes the paci, even though it doesn't stay in mouth very long. When she is awake during the day she is becoming aware of things going on. We brought out her baby mat and she enjoys looking at all the toys hanging. She also likes the fan.

If you have ever had this mat for your baby then you will understand that Olivia's new best friend is "the star".

I am continuing to fell a little better each day. Grace went to my mom's house for a few days to give me some time to heal. My sister and her family came in town so she should have fun at Maw Maw and Paw Paw's house. I do miss her!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Exciting days behind us

The last few days have been rather eventful for the Maddox family. We started the past weekend normal by going to Chad's soccer game in Douglasville and then hanging around the house. But after we went to bed on Saturday night I started to have extreme stomach pains. I took three ibuprofen and slept in off for a few hours. Around six in the morning it came back again. The pain was in my upper stomach and middle back. I finally told Chad that I was giving up and to take me to the ER. The girls were loaded up and we all headed to Eastside Medical. I was seen pretty quickly and the ER doctor said right away that we thought it was my gallbladder. A few hours later after lab work and ultrasounds it was diagnosed that I had gallstones and my gallbladder needs to be removed. Chad started calling around to get the kids taken care off. My parents came from the lake to take care of them but in the mean time Phil and Jennifer came and got Grace. My surgery was set up for some time on Monday. I was an add on so there was no set time. Monday was a long day of just waiting. Luckily I was not in pain. I guess on Saturday night what had happened is I had gallbladder attacks. To allow them not to occur again I was on a clear liquid only diet until Sunday at midnight and then NO food or water at all till surgery. By the time I went into surgery around 5 on Monday afternoon I was starving!!! The surgery only lasted for twenty to thirty minutes and everything went well. It was laparoscopic surgery so it looks like I was shot by a machine gun all over my stomach. I was able to come home on Tuesday. I have been very sore and have needed help moving around but it is getting better. I have to go back in a week to the surgeon to get more blood work to make sure there weren't any gallstones that launched anywhere else in my body. I pray everything is fine, I am ready for my body to get back to normal.
During all this time Grace also ended up at the doctor with my mom for a cold and pink eye.

Grace getting a sandwich hug from Maw Maw and Paw Paw.

On Sunday morning, as we were dressing the kids to go to the hospital, Olivia's umbilical cord fell off. So last night we were able to give her the first real bath! At first she wasn't to thrilled about it because she was undressed but as soon as she felt the warm water she fell in love. We thought she was going to fall asleep in there a couple of times. She was so alert after the bath and then slept for a good five hours, which Chad and I both needed. Enjoy some of the pictures!

Of course we had our little helper!