It is nice to be with Maddison on our own. Can you believe she is almost one month old? Phil and I are learning so much about parenting and life. We have had quite a few long nights. Maddison has developed a terrible case of gas. She burps and farts just as well as the rest of us!! We are also starting to learn what Maddison likes and dislikes.
She HATES to have her diaper changed. She wails from the second you start to take her diaper off until the second you put an new one one. Literally, the moment you stick the diaper back on she stops crying. It is kinda funny. Lets not even talk about wiping. She turns red in the face every time you wipe! The entire neighborhood knows every time we change her diaper. (sorry about the 3am changes) :)
She LOVES bath time. After the initial frustration of having her diaper taken off, she loves the warm water. Maddi puts her head back and her arms straight out and just lays in the tub. Sometimes she almost falls asleep. I think having her hair washed is her favorite part. When you scrub her head she closes her eyes and just looks so happy. Such a typical girl!!
We visited the doctor yesterday. Maddison is now just over 8lbs! She has grown so much since she was born, but still fits into newborn size clothes! She is learning to lift her head up, and she is making eye contact (i think). When we burp her she insists on lifting up her head off your shoulder and looking around. The doctor also said that she could sleep for up to 8 hours at night. Hopefully she will listen to him!!! Wouldn't that be so nice!
Phil is learning to run on 6 hours of sleep. Luckily he loves his job. Phil works at CBI Offroad in Idaho Falls. Basically what he does is build car parts for four-wheeling. If you know Phil, you know that he LOVES to four-wheel and work on his jeep.
I am re-learning how to live and function. It seems like simple things like showering and eating have to be scheduled and planned. But its worth it. Maddison is so great. We are the luckiest people in the entire world!!