Wednesday, February 17, 2010

7 posts in 1

I have really been slacking on blogging lately so this will be the longest post about a million random things!! ENJOY!
Did you know that Shaun White, the famous skate/snow boarder had the congenital Heart Defect, Tetralogy of Fallot? This is the exact same heart defect that Madison has. As a child Shaun had 2 surgeries to repair his heart. He will be competing in the winter Olympic tonight! It is so encouraging to see that our "heart babies" are turning into professional athletes!!! AMAZING!

We have had our condo up for sale for over a month now...we have had a lot of showings but no "bites". We are praying that we can sell it soon so we can move into a house with 3 bedrooms. We need room for baby #2! I am ashamed to admit that I have never been a good house keeper. I only did laundry when there was nothing else to wear and I never made my bed (I figured, why make the bed in the morning if your just going to go mess it up at night). Well that has changed since we have had our house up for sale. They can call at anytime and tell you you have a showing in a half an hour. So now I make my bed every morning and keep up with the laundry. It was a pain in the butt at first because i had to get up, get ready for work, clean the house, get Madi up and ready and get out the door before 7:30am. But I got the hang of things now and I am really proud of myself!!! I really love having a clean house and clean clothes!! Lets just hope I keep this up forever...that's the plan!
Look how pretty Madi posed for her Valentines picture...she is SO sweet! I love her!
Madi and I joined a parenting group a year ago when she was only 3 months old. It was through the hospital that we delivered at. 12 of us mommies met at a church every other week with our babes. All of the kids were born with in 2 months of each other. The group ended in the summer time but we still try and meet up once a month. The kids are all so adorable! I love that Madison has kids her age to play with. It is so nice to have other moms to talk to and get support and advice from.
Some of the kids disappeared into the bathroom and we found them in the shower!

Madison loves to play at others kids houses....all new toys to play with!


Hearts of Hope of S.E. Michigan had a banquet for families affected by CHD's. It was a lot of fun. We sat with 2 other TOF was nice to hear their stories and share ours. The kids had games to play, junk food to eat and a Magic show! Madison just ran around and screamed "HI!" to everyone. They showed a nice video montage of all of our heart babies "before and after". It was very emotional and touching. We met so many wonderful people that we have so much in common with!

Chris tried to get a picture of all the kids on stage....

Madison was really fascinated with Sponge Bob, she started cracking up and screaming "HI" and I couldn't stop laughing...this is the best picture we could get with Mr. square pants!

Madi on the loose in the hallway!


Madi had a fun play date with her cousin Reese this weekend. Reese is only 3 months younger than Madi. We took them sledding up and down my aunts looooooooong drive way. It really showed me how out of shape I am!! They were both screaming with joy! It was hilarious! My Aunt Carol showed me how to make a Italian sausage and bean was easy and delicious!


I am 6 weeks along in my pregnancy and I haven't even been to my doctors appt. yet. But boy do I feel pregnant! I am so tired....I get 10-12 hours of sleep and I wake up exhausted! It's so ridiculous! I am also full of hormones, I can tell. One second I want to bite someones head off and the next I want to cry for no reason! So far I havent bitten anyones head off but I have cried for no reason! I don't remember being this "hormonal" with Madison...I hope I don't have twins!!!! AHHH, that would be crazy! I am not feeling sick though, so I am thankful for that. I just have to get through this crazy hormonal stage so I can enjoy my last pregnancy. (We only want 2 children) I am so excited that I am going to have 2 kids!!! Madison is going to be a great big sister, she loves babies!


Crystal said...

Oh goodness, I'm loving all the pictures and updates!!! Madi is such a doll!!!

And we are HUGE Shaun White fans, and had no idea. That is very inspirational!!! We missed dvred the Olympics and watching it now... he is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing that with us and catching us up on your beautiful family!!!

Crystal said...

I meant to say we missed the Olympics earlier, so we dvred it. ;)

Anonymous said...

...And he won the GOLD medal!!(Shaun White)
Madi and Reese are soooo cute together!! Love the Pictures!
I am proud of you new housekeeping and cooking'll have to make Dad and I some of that soup Aunt Carol taught you to make, she ALWAYS makes the best soups! Love you, and remember the first few months of pregnancy are the hardest...except for the last few months! ha! I guess that means the middle few months are great! We'll help you get thru it! ;)
Mom ~ aka ~ GrammaTJC

Claire said...

Oh what sweet pictures!


Stefenie said...

I have some awards for you on my blog!

Stop by and grab them!

Tiffany Lockette said...

First things first, I feel your pain with having to keep your condo clean. We have listed our condo twice and getting ready to list if for the third time. We are decluttering, painting and cleaning carpets this weekend, all in preparation. Second, it is so nice that Madison has cousins and you have a Mommy group that you are a part of. I joined a Mommy group but it seems that every time they meet, I can't meet, go figure. Poor Zoe, her cousins are 11, 12 and 19, my sister is 7 years older than me!! Third, congrats again on your big news and my prayers are with you throughout your pregnancy.

Jen said...

Hello, I am coming to you from my friend Stef's blog. Madi is so adorable! I enjoyed reading about her. Our son Andrew has Tetralogy of Fallot also. He just turned 3. He has had 2 surgeries, and will have a third probably this summer. We are looking forward to following Madi's journey and will be praying for her and the new baby as well. Congrats!

Jen, Craig & Andrew Huegel

Crystal said...

I am missing my Madi AND prego momma updates!!!

How is everything going?