Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Fair is a Veritable Smorgasbord Orgasbord Orgasbord!!!

We're baaack!! I found my camera connector cord to download pictures, can I get a Hallelujah!! It's about time this girl updated the Henderson household!! So we may be out of order here, but at least I'm getting er done!! I don't know if anyone out there is still reading or if everyone gave up on me...it's been a long time since I've posted!!

So we attended the beloved Western Idaho Fair, Maddox's first fair experience. We attended a.) It's a family tradition b.) It's the BEST people watching this side of the Snake River!! c.) It's the best food that'll give anyone an instant colon cleanse we all love!! Sign us up!!

 Let's start out by listing what the Henderson/Jones/Stafford Klan ate or "tasted"...ahem, churros, icecream, french fries x2, gyros, Pronto Pups, those tiny AMAZING donuts, lemonade x3, Diet Cokes x3 a must, oh a shake, taco salad, cheesburger and that'll do it folks!! We lasted till midnight, my son is as much as a "people watcher" as his parents. I kind of get embarrassed, like we need to throw some shades on the kid to hide his creepin' eyeballs just staring at people! We all thoroughly enjoyed our time attending the fair. Maddox LOVED the petting zoo he's a born animal lover like his parents!! We walked around the expo center and looked at all the homemade garb, the vendors and went to the Sea Lion Show, and the funny hypnotist. He also had his first taste of lemonade out of a "big boy" cup and I was mother of the year and put him on 2 fair rides, yes the 7 month old went on the Dumbo Ride and the train, don't gasp for air and judge me! Haha! He looks like he's 3 years old he's so tall, so I took advantage of the situation for a photo op! He sat on Travis's lap and he LOVED it and smiled and laughed the whole time. I'm a sissy and took him on the oh so calm train that went in circles a bazillion times :D Here's some pics from our first family outing to the fair!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

2 and 3 Months Old!!

I'm combining Maddox's 2nd and 3rd month updates because mommy's a slacker! I'm also listing his 2 month stats one, because I'm a mom and that's what mom's do. Two, for documentation purposes. I've always hated when people posts their kids stats. Who cares what percentile your baby's head is in...NOT ME. So like I said this is for documentation purposes only:D

Month 2

Height 23 inches- 52%  
Weight 11 lbs 2 oz-35%
Head Cir 15.5 inches-34%

Gama J calls him her prima ballerina when he wears his "sissy tights" like in the above picture :) They're my personal favorite and we have like 8 pair in an array of colors of these lovelys

Let's just establish how much more in love you fall with your children when they can start interacting with you. I love my Booders(yes that's what I call him, pretty ugly ya!) so much more now that we've established more of a routine and have figured eachother out. So his 2 month shots came and went, it was sad but had to be done. Up until this appointment I thought his little tummy was sensative to the foods I ate, come to find out he has a pretty bad case of acid reflux. First timer over here, lets all remember that, haha!! Our Dr. was surprised he gained as much weight as he had, with him always puking, sad right!? So he gets medicine morning and night and it's working like a charm. I was assuming he had tummy aches when he was screaming after eating, nope no worries just the ACID running up is tiny baby esophagus!! So on top of that, he HATED laying on his back, it's all making sense. So he's been sleeping in his swing, sitting up...and still does!! Bonus is he sleeps like a champ(I'm not going to worry about breaking him of the swing until his little reflux is under control) He sleeps a solid 7-8 hours on a normal night. During his growth spurts we'll get a great stretch of 10-12 hours. He currently will get up one time in the night, eat and go right back to sleep...swinging. He still loves his baths followed by the blow dryer to the body!! Still gets the hiccups daily.

Month 3

It's official we have concluded we have an angel baby on our hands, well for now. He's such a happy little man 80% of the time. I realize I still have the toddler years to deal with so I'll try not to jinx us over here. Well anyways, Maddox has found his hands!! He currently is sucking his left thumb(mommy sucked her left as well and is left handed, so maybe a lefty too?) He's sooo long, he just shot up like a weed this month!! He lauged out loud for the first time this week and found his loud voice. Guess what, still sleeping in his blasted swing!! Haha. Up until a couple of weeks ago we had him in his travel swing, replacing the batteries once a week, Judas batteries are spendy. We smartened up and bought an electric swing:) He, for some reason, loves laying on his changing table, this is where we have lots of conversations. I like to go through the drive thru and order some baby fingers, baby thighs, baby wings, well you get the picture. I eat him up like a fast food combo and tell him to throw in a diet coke to go with my food, he thinks his mommy is a comedian and he laughs and smiles!! I still sing to him daily. We sing about taking medicine, eating, his poops, bath time, nap time you name it. I'm a little song bird over here and he loves it too. He loves the music turned up in the car, from Lady Gaga to LDS piano hymns. Still loves baths and blow dryer. Still gets the hiccups!! Tonight you're in 9 month old Jammies!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thoughts of a Stay at Home Mom

There were a lot of people that told me before I had Maddox, I'd never want to return to work and I'd love to just be at home with him and do the "mom thing" With that being said let me just list a couple of things I've found being a "stay at home mom" the past 5 weeks.

Dr. Oz scares the crap out of me, just do yourself the favor and don't watch him. I found myself clocking the distance I live from the freeway the other day, because apparently your chances are higher to conceive an autistic child if you live within 1/4 mile of the freeway!! You'll start checking your moles or wonder if you have regular bowl movements, really?! Ok, Mr. Oz you're not welcome in my home anymore because you're freaking me out!!

I find myself singing the Macy's song that is played in the background of EVERY commercial they've made in history. As well as other super annoying commercial, my bad for having the tv on 24/7 I suppose.

I'm board out of my mind with this crappy weather!! I thought it was a heatwave last week and went on a walk, I think it was like 53 degrees.

I'm so used to my old routine, wake up, get ready, go to work, go work out after work blah blah blah. I've been a prisoner in my own body with this c-section. I've been limited to just walking for my workout, no thank you. I'm either balls to the wall or nothing at all. When I was pregnant I couldn't run or lift weights because my heart rate would become too high for my Dr.'s liking.  I'm DYING to go on a good run and do some squats. Travis bought me an elliptical so I could workout while the babe is taking his nap. Well, that too is on hiadus until my body is fully healed! So that just adds to the long list if why I'm bored out of my mind.

I'm supposed to return to work in May, working every Tuesday and Wednesday while my in laws watch Maddox. I talked to the Dr I work for and told him I'm going crazy, I don't know how people do this, he'll be seeing me sooner than later. I went into work last week, with Maddox in tow, to finish our retention photos in the back office clocking out to nurse him when needed. Sooo nice to get out and actually feel like I'm doing something. Lately my other big outting is going to Sonic's happy hour. Whoa don't get crazy!!

I do LOVE being with my little guy and watching him grow and do new things each week is great!! I am thankful that I can be on maternity leave for so long and when I do go to work it'll be for 2 days a week. I'm just saying that I need to figure out my new routine and this dang sun needs to show himself for good! Ahh, better. I'm off my box, thank you :)

A little photo shoot with Maddox took up some of our afternoon last week. I bought him a bunch of ties when I was pregnant. I had an idea to take some nude photos with his ties on so we did that for fun. I had to google how to tie them, that was interesting. No, I'm not one of those moms who thinks she's a photographer just because of the camera I own. I'm clearly not a professional, it's just for fun :)

Super pissed by the time we put the 4th tie on...don't blame the little guy!! Mommy went overboard :D

Thursday, February 17, 2011

1 Month Old Today!!

Maddox Boyd you're 1 whole big month old today!! We love you so much peanut, it's unrreal!! As of now you just slept through the night with a whooping 7 hour stretch!! I woke up at 5 am to check on you to make sure you were still breathing, because that's what moms do I guess, haha!! You're currently sleeping tummy to chest on me. I just recently found out this is one of your favorite positions to be. I'm assuming you like mommy's heartbeat, that's what you heard for 9 months while baking. At 1 month of age, you like to hold your little head up and show me you're getting stronger everyday. You're such a talker when you eat, holy cow!! You love the blondes, staring at your Auntie Keri, Krechelle, Megan and Crystal like they're your girlfriends when they hold you! I turn up the music on our tv and we sing and dance and you love that. The other day Adam Lambert was on, mommy's favorite!! At night we take the lotion and massage and rub your arms and legs. You stretch and flex them to the sky. You have the most beautiful feet like your daddy with high girly arches not flat feet like mommy!! You love to talk and smile, you're a little ham. You're starting to "fill out", mommy's milk seems to be doing the trick. You HATE the booger sucker thing, you scream as if I were chopping your arm off!! I on the other hand love to use it, such a wonderful invention!! When you sneeze it's usually followed with a gag and a cough, so cute. You love bath time followed by the blow dryer on your body. You make this cute fishy face were you pucker your lips out, so funny!! You still love me to sing to you. We've expanded our song choices to You are my Sunshine and Head Shoulders Knees and Toes. I'm so excited to see you grow, I love you to the moon little man!! xo

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Little Maddox Update



Maddox will be 1 month old this Thursday, wow time flies!! I would've said it wasn't flying at one of our 4 am feedings, haha!! He's a GREAT baby, hands down he is his daddy through and through. Still sleeping 5-6 hours at night in his crib and occasionally in his swing if he doesn't go right to sleep and needs the entertainment. He only cries when his tummy hurts and when he's hungry. I never know if he has a dirty diaper until I check it, that doesn't bug the kid to sit in his number 1's and 2's. He's such an angel I just know when our little girl comes along she's going to be hell-on-wheels and have quite the TUDE!! Anyways, he had his first bath on Valentine's day after our family date at a sushi joint. Yes, almost one month old and it finally happened!! It made me nervous with his belly button thingy and then one week later he was circumsized so we postponed it even later. He LOVED the bath, it was adorable. We got all 10 min of footage on our video camera, I know right, we went a little overboard!! He then enjoyed the warm dryer to his little body followed by the lotion rub down, ooing and cooing the whole time!! Maddox has also been around town trying his tastes at Chili's, Costa Vida, Fresh off the Hook, Pinnacle Sports Bar and Grill, Olive Garden, IOU Sushi and Sunrise Cafe. His tummy doesn't agree with anything spicy, sad day for mommy :(

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Our New Life Together as 3

I still can't grasp that we're parents to this little guy!! It's so surreal going from you and your husband to adding a human being into the mix that you're in charge of!! He's a super good baby, sleeping 5-6 hours in the night time, can I get a hallelujah. There have been 2 nights that have been hellish, with him not going to sleep until 3am and one night at 5am. Both those nights he had a tummy ache and I'm trying to rule out if any of it had to do with what I ate or drank that day. Maybe my diet coke? Hmm, still puzzled about that one. He still gets the hiccups like crazy, he got them 5+ times a day in the womb. The first week I had a couple of days where I was "weepy" that wasn't fun!! One of those days was when the guy on American Idol never left his fiance's side after that horrible car crash...let's just say I had a bloody I-can't-even-breath meltdown!! I was laughing and weeping all in unison because I knew how ridiculous I was being, and couldn't help it!! This week is better and I'm off the baby blues boat, woot woot!! I love to sing to him, even though I can't sing. His favorite song, ok so maybe it's my favorite song, is Baby Beluga. So corny but so cute :D I've attached it for your listening enjoyment!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

No Words...

I'm so in love over here, there are no words to describe the feeling I have for my little Maddox Boyd. I always would read new moms writing about the love they have for their newborns and I would try to imagine it and never could quite grasp the magnitude of love they wrote about until now. Travis and I are so amazed by this little blessing that joined our family on Jan 20th at 7:51am. Maddox was 6 lbs 4oz 20 1/2 inches long. His hands and feet are GIANT and his limbs go on for days!! The running joke is he'll be palming a basketball by next week :D Travis and I  pulled out pictures of ourselves when we were newborns and concluded he is a spitting image of Travis but with his mamas eyes:)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bags are Packed and His Room is Done...finally :D

Well, it's almost "go time" my hospital bags are packed!! I have one more full day to myself, ahhh!! Maddox's room is finally done, with the exception of a pretty cool light fixture I bought off of craigslist last night my dad is going to hang:D This is his room "Rock N' Roll" with some added monster flair:) So, my best friend Amber and her husband Justin made Maddox a blanket, well Amber made it,  kudos to Justin for picking out the fabric!! They gave it to us after we found out we were having a boy:) it's on the rocking chair in the picture!! Since day one I've looked and looked EVERYWHERE for a boy crib set I loved or even liked for that matter!! They just don't make them as cute for stinky boys, ya know!!?? Soo, I knew I had to enlist some of my troops, who love us, to make his room happen:) A HUGE thank you to my Aunt Michelle who made his comforter, so cute!! My mother in law, Mardell, who made his bumpers, crib sheet, bed skirt, draps and changing pad cover!! There is no way I could have done it!! I'm thankful for their skills that pay the bills, haha, they did such an incredible job!! If you know me, you know I'm the QUEEN of Craigslist and garage sales...love em!! (someday I'll take pictures of my house to show my other great finds) Maddox's crib, changing table and rocker are second hand. We had the rocker reupholstered. The mobile is also second hand, we spray painted it and I attached an old outside yard wind twirly thing a ma gig that we spray painted as well. I wrapped it with wire and beaded the heck out of it to make it "funky" That's as crafty as it gets from me folks:) The shelf is second hand as well, we painted and stuck some fun knobby things on it. Oh I also "white washed" those twig things that were hanging out in my garage, as well as some of the baskets for a pop of color :D  There ya have it, he's going to come out wearing guyliner like Adam Lambert, haha :D