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!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Madison's BIG announcement...

She is going to be a BIG SISTER! I'm due the beginning of October 2010!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I was going through some of my old pictures and I came across these 2....

This cracks me up! The shirt says it all...

Look at those eyes!!! My pretty girl!