Monday, September 14, 2009

Little Miss Busy Body!

She FINALLY let me put a headband in her hair.
(it only lasted a couple of minutes but I got a picture...HA!)

Her shirt says it all!

At the splash park

You like my new ride?!

I'll admit it...I have not been a good blogger lately! I have been busy with Little Miss Busy Body! Madison is into everything. I can't let her out of my sight for one second! I can't even imagine how it is going to be when she starts walking! She is already attempting to let go when she is holding on to the couch. I live in a split level so it has been a challenge with all the gates. I need some parenting advice...Madison will NOT go to bed or take a nap unless I rock her to sleep. If I lay her down too early she has a fit! I know I created this mess but does anyone have any advice on getting out of this habit? I don't know where to start. I tried laying her down today slightly awake and I let her cry for 5 minutes. It never stopped and she was hyperventilating...SO I picked her up. HELP!

I have been working 3 days a week. It really isn't that bad, but of course I would rather be home with my girl. My mom, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law watch her so I am so lucky! Daycare is too expensive and I never worry when I have to leave her with family. Plus they all within 2 miles of me!

We have been getting ready for Madison's 1st birthday party. We are having it at my parents house because I don't have enough room. It's so much fun to plan! I loved planning my showers and wedding so this is right up my alley. I am going all out for this one! Madison has gone through so much in her first year that I wanted to celebrate...not only her birthday but one year (on Nov. 11) of a healthy heart! I actually thought about having a "Healthy Heart" Party for her on Nov.11, but it's too much to have 2 parties. So we are combining them! We are only inviting our close family (grandparents/aunts/cousins) and a few close friends and the list is up to 75-80 people! I have such a large family. We are making it a open house in hopes that not everyone shows up at once! Here is a sneak peak of what her invites/theme is...(I'll post the whole picture once I get the invites out)

My blogging, heart mommy friend Crystal is creating a special page for heart friends to connect with each other. If you are a heart mom or know someone that is, please read this blog to see how to add your child to her blog! Check it out...Madi's link is already added.


Crystal said...

Oh my goodness!! Look at her!!! So beautiful!!!! I can't wait to hear and see more of her party. So fun but so emotional.

Thanks for spreading the word on the blog. One new heart mom has already emailed today!! Her son is 9 months old and they just found out he has VSD but currently awaiting a cardi appointment to find out if that is it, or if there is more to it. She is finding comfort by searching around. I still need to add a few more, but I will have to do that in the morning. I am exhausted. This rainy weather is kicking my hinee!!

Tiffany Lockette said...

Zoe went through this stage and I don't think I did anything special to get her out of it, I just kept laying her down in her crib and after a few days of crying she is use to it now and goes to sleep once we lay her down. I did lay down on the bed/floor in her room while doing this so that she knew I was in the room. I would sneak out after she fell asleep. Good luck girl, I feel for you and know exactly what you are going through. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I know how you used to scream and yell! "Mama, Mama!", wait a minute to hear if I was comin' then you would yell , "Dada, Dada"!!!
Believe me, I didn't start rocking at bedtime with your sister and brother, they got their lovin' and rockin' during the day!! (As you know...your siblings can sleep anywhere, anytime!)
After a few days it gets better!
It's harder on you than her!
Gramma TJC

mina said...

What an adorable little lady!