Yikes!!!! I have not posted since Madison's cousin was born and that was 8 months ago! Bad Mommy!!!! So much has happened. I will do a simple list to get caught up.
June 14th: Madison's first step! She had pulled herself up on the cedar chest and was cruising around. I walked by and jokingly said "walk to Mama" and she did!!!! After that getting her to walk was still a slow process because she crawled very well. By her birthday she still was not walking full time but by 13 months she was walking slowly and by 15 months she was running!
Madison's first birthday: Wow! I think the event was almost as big as mine and the Hubby's wedding! It was held at Tannehill State Park at the school house. So many people were there to show their love for her. The theme was hot pink and zebra stripe. Peggy made a huge and beautiful cake for her and she had her own to destroy. LOL!!!!
At one year: Madison's length was 29.5, weight 23.1 lbs. She could say Mama, Dada, CAT (always loudly), and bye bye. Favorite books were Goodnight Gorilla, That's Not My Baby (and Dog). She quit the bottle cold turkey on July 19th.
At 13 months she was totally weened off of breastfeeding.
At 15 months: She started calling her little baby cousin Kat-Kat and she loves her so much. When she sees her she has to hug and kiss her. At her 15 month check up she was 23.1 lbs and 31 in long.
At 16 months: Madison loves to put shoes on! It can be her own shoes or Mommy or Daddy's shoes. She can really dance! Child has more rhythm than I could ever have.
She has four upper front teeth, four lower front teeth, upper and lower left molars and the lower right one is just about to pop through.
Bad news at 16 months: Madison had her first ear infection and sinus infection which led to her first time to take antibiotics. Amoxicillin did not work at all, Omnicef worked but gave her horrible poops with led to her first bout of diaper rash. Now as of 11-22-10 she has started liquid z-pack.
New words include: "Oh nooooo," "no" and that one gets said a lot! She says lots of stuff but we just cannot figure out what she is saying. Lots of tone changes and expression but no idea. She says something that sounds like either "I pee" but she has not tinkled or "ah pee" with a heavy accent on the ahhh sound. As Auburn fans we would like to believe that she is saying Aubie but I kinda doubt that. She will say Dixie (our wonderful Lab) but not a lot. She hugs and kisses everyone! She is also blowing kisses. I am sure I have missed lots but hopefully I will get back and fill in the blanks.