Linking up over here, even though I'm posting super late.
I. We had such a nice weekend! It felt almost like a vacation after Pat had been gone for so long. Patrick stayed home for both of Madison's naps while I went to a baby shower Saturday and to my parents' house to watch the Texans win on Sunday. Just being alone (not really alone, just not in charge of anyone but myself) for those few hours was amazing, but of course I was excited to see Madison when I got back both days. It really is luxurious to have the chance to miss her every now and again.
II. Madison is getting more independent every day. She will play by herself for up to thirty minutes now, usually with either a book or bowl and spoon. She LOVES to pretend to eat, and makes a cute "smack" noise when she pretends to take bites.
III. She seems to have had a vocabulary explosion over the last few weeks. She wasn't really saying much of anything before, but now she says these words pretty frequently:
DA or yeh (yes)
da-da (for paw-paw. ?)
phblblth (elephant sound)
And she says these on occasion:
ste-puh-nee(a neighbor friend)
gooh guh (Good girl, usually said to Bella)
*and more below
I know I'm forgetting big ones, but I guess these are my faves. : )
IV. Please pray for Patrick's dad. I haven't really written here yet about what's going on with him, and I don't feel comfortable sharing everything, because I don't want to get it all wrong. Just pray that Pat and his family have the wisdom they need to make some very difficult decisions, and that we all have peace about whatever comes. Praying for miraculous healing couldn't hurt, either!
I'm only going to allow myself one update, but I can't believe I left out up, down, baby, and cup!