Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bye Bye Paci!

Tonight is the night when paci (hopefully) leaves for good.

Madeline never really got too hooked on the pacifier (she just used me as one instead), and with baby coming in less than three months, we decided now is the time to get rid of it. We figured the earlier we deal with it, the better. So cross your fingers it will be that easy! Both Michael and Victoria were ok with getting rid of theirs the first night........Madeline cried for a bit, but it could have been because she just did not want to go to bed in the first place:)
Now, it is all quiet (knock on wood!) and hopefully she will not be looking for paci as she wakes up during the night.....
I will report back tomorrow if we were successful or not:)
She has been going most days without the paci since we were in Norway, and we kept it that way (for the most part) and only let her have it at nap and bedtime.....
Anyways, off to bed soon just in case someone is not happy during the night and I have to spent much of the night awake listening to her.

Hope you all had a wonderful (and football free) weekend:)

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Time until Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (Minneapolis time)
86 days
2078 hours

We have less than 90 days until estimated arrival of baby Lucier!

At this time with Madeline I was way on top of things, and at the point of scrubbing my walls down. Can you say nesting? This time, sleep is still the only thing on my mind (at least in the forefront of my mind) and probably the only thing I am lacking as well. Between baby scaring me with lack of movement (to the point where I almost called Kevin home from guys night at 2am!), Madeline's cold that she has had since right before we left Norway, her ear infections, teeth coming through, ligament pain and my ever painful back - sleep just has not been very easy the last couple of weeks.
I know most of there ailments will go away soon, and I will be able to catch up, but man, right now, sleeping in for an hour sounds like something I'd be willing to pay a fortune for!

Oh well, even as tired as I feel now, it will all be worth it in the end, even though I know it means another year at least with lack of sleep due to baby, and a few more just worrying about the kids. I am so blessed to have 3 healthy kiddos and another one on the way!

So, time to leave my pity party and get on with my work - might as well take advantage of these early weekend mornings:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Madeline!

My baby turned 1 today! Where did the time go? I can't wrap my head around the fact that one year ago today I was in the hospital holding a brand new baby in my arms. Seems like just a few weeks ago it all happened. Here are some of her first pictures.

Over the past year she has grown into a very determined little girl who knows what she wants and is more than willing to show her upset side if she does not get it. She is also more than willing to show her smile and to give hugs. She has filled out lives with so many blessings, so many smiles and laughs and with so much more love than I could ever imagine!

Happy Birthday Maddypants! We love you so much!