Obviously with a child you experience lots and lots of 1sts. The first time they roll over, sit up, crawl, talk, cut a tooth, etc. Sometimes you wonder if they are ever going to do something and then all of the sudden they do and all too often we miss it.
The 1st time Maddy rolled over I was watching her attempt it and eating dinner while sitting on the couch. I turned my head to look at my plate and then back to her and she was on her belly from her back in the blink of an eye and I missed it. She rolled whenever I wasn't looking or there to see it for about 2 weeks and then one day I finally caught it.
When her 1st teeth came in she had been fussy and her upper gums were swollen but the lower seemed fine. Knowing from what I have read the lower teeth typically come in first but they don't always so I was thinking that perhaps she was just going to get uppers before the lower ones. Well much to my surprise one evening she pulled one of my fingers into her mouth and bit me. She had 2 lower teeth.
When she 1st pulled herself to a sitting position I actually saw her do it, I was shocked she actually did something in front of me for once.
So far those milestones have been fun to watch for and see happen. She can roll over(and over and over), crawl, say mama and dada and is working on dog and kitty. She can sit up just fine on her own, she pulled herself up for the first time just a few weeks ago and as of last night she stood up barely using anything to help her get there.
I fear walking is going to happen in no time. I am not sure I am ready for her to grow up so fast.
34 years young today. I know that since your last birthday life has changed quite a bit. You are daddy to a little girl who adores you and the husband I don't get to see as often as I'd like so that we don't have to leave said little girl with sitters. We love you!
1st time you got to hold her
Just hanging out together(Tired Daddy too) Family Photo on her 1st Christmas
Summer in Michigan is sometimes a fickle thing. We didn't have a super hot summer but it was a stormy one. On more than one occasion we had the tornado siren go off and I had to haul Madeline and myself down to the basement. If it looked like we were going to have bad weather I kept a couple of toys and books handy in the diaper bag so that we had something for entertainment. We did get to do some fun things this summer such as 4th of July fireworks and getting Maddy into the pool for the 1st time.
In July we had to go back to Mott's for Madelines next ultrasound and consult with Dr. V.
This time Madeline had about 6 doctors and the ultrasound tech in the room with her. Teaching hospitals are oh so much fun...
The main doctor told me things looked good to him but we'd still have to follow up with Dr. V.
The following week at our follow up with Dr. V. she said that while the socket still looked "immature" that it was growing appropriately and that she wanted to see us back in 6 months for an x-ray and follow-up so we were done there until January.