Friday, December 26, 2008

1st Christmas

Mattingly chewing on one of his presents on Christmas Eve.
He's opening a Yankee ball and doing a good job.
Melky held still just long enough for Mattingly to pet him and me to take a picture.
A monkey from Santa!
He enjoyed laying under the tree and pulling the branches.
Too cute!
Chewing on some more presents on Christmas Day.
He took the tissue paper out of a bag and wanted to eat it.
Chewing on Gma D's hand. Yum.

Mattingly had a busy 1st Christmas. Christmas Eve during the day was spent with Grandma Fitch; mom and dad were working. Then at night he went to his 2nd cousin's house with all the family. He was spoiled with lots of toys and some pjs. Then he did great sleeping in his pack n play and traveling home and then sleeping in his crib! Christmas morning he opened some presents from mom and dad and Santa and then it was off to Uncle Steve and Aunt Rachel's for some more family time where he got lots more toys! Then off to Grandma and Grandpa D's for a few more gifts and some dinner. Phew then it was home. Now it's time to organize all the presents.

Oh and Sunday Aunt Em, Uncle Eric, and cousin Eleanor come in to town!

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Snow

I brought Mattingly out in the snow for a quick minute. He didn't like getting all bundled up. Probably because he couldn't move. It was still snowing out so he got it on his face which he didn't really know what to do about. And yes those are plastic bags on his feet. What can I say he doesn't have any boots! haha Once I opened the door to come inside he smiled. Next year will be more exciting. I will FINALLY have someone to play in the snow with again! :) PS. He looks so chubby with all that stuff on and then so skinny in the bottom pic doesn't he? I love him!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Thanksgiving has come and gone. We went to my parent's house with my sister, niece and brother in law. It was cool to see Ella talking so much and how she interacted with Mattingly. Mattingly wore an outfit given to him by my bff Emily. :) So thoughtful! Thanks a bunch. So here are a few pictures of him.
PS. The orange onsie says little and has a turkey. And that's what I used to call him so it was a perfect shirt.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Teddy Bear Portraits

They came to daycare on Thursday for picture day. Mattingly was such a little ham. He smiled lots. I think I'm gonna have a hard time picking pictures out. I get 3 poses though so that's cool and I get a discount b/c I work at BH. Sweet. He had a few shots with out props and a few with a little puppy and some poinsettias. So cute. This time I will get them in a timely fashion! Dec.4th. And they will be lots cuter b/c he is actually smiling and sitting up this time!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Mattingly is getting so big. He sits up wonderfully on his own now! He likes rocking back and forth which I found out Mark used to do as a kid too. (still does occasionally) He is rolling from belly to back quite frequently but hasn't gotten the hang of back to belly yet. He hates cereal is okay with veggies and loves pears. I have yet to try other fruits. He is more interested in what I am eating than his foods. His hands are in his mouth a lot and he loves making spitting noises and "kissing" noises. So cute. We have not managed to make him giggle since that one and only time though. Guess I'm not funny enough. haha I will have to work on that. He gets his pictures taken this Thurs at daycare and those shouldn't take as long to come in so I'm looking forward to that. The woman does a great job! Now I just have to find a cute outfit....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little man at daycare

Night 3

Mattingly did great! Woke up at 2:40am and put himself back to sleep. Then he woke up at 4am and I fed him and he went back to sleep. Then there was Sunday. He was running a fever and had a stuffy nose....and last guessed it I let him back into my bed. He can't breathe at all. It's okay he'll be back in his crib again. :)

Halloween shirt

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Night #2

After a long day of visiting people Mattingly went to bed at 7:30pm. He woke up at 11:30 and then not again until around 2:40am. Then every hour until 6:30am. Not too bad. I feel a little more rested. At least my stomach wasn't as crazy this time so I could sleep. Then again I went to bed at like 9. We had one group of about 5 kids come get candy and I was tired so I went to bed. I didn't dress Mattingly up. Really no point this year. I did buy him a cute little shirt that I have no pictures of. haha I took some on my mom's camera that she'll have to give me and then I will try to post them. My friend Michelle went to the hospital at 1am so I am going to wait for the call so I can go visit. I can't wait! :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

One Sleepless Night Down..... many to go??? Mattingly was banned to his crib last night. :) and :( He did well I have to say. He woke up at 11:30 and ate and went back down until 2 and talked and whined a little and went back to sleep until 3:15 and I let him cry and then went in to put him on his belly and then he woke up again at 4 and I fed him and he went back to sleep and is sleeping and it's 6:30am. Meanwhile I didn't sleep b/c of anticipation and then him actually waking and then Melky barking and pacing the house later to find out it was b/c he needed to go outside. So now our house smells like poo.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Silly Man

Today Mattingly was trying to sit up in the bouncy seat at daycare. It looked like he was going to lean forward out of it. :) Earlier in the morning he was eating and trying to take a little girls' socks while they were on her.(they were pumas that's why.) I didn't get a picture today but he was doing it last week too.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Photo Session

2 months ago I went to the pictures studio in Wal Mart in Cromwell....don't ever go there. The long in the short is that I JUST got the pictures yesterday and they weren't even all there! Whatever. So here are some of the pictures. I think he looks more grown up now. (Thanks Aunt Em for the shirt)

Monday, October 13, 2008


Mattingly started cereal yesterday. I don't think he is quite sure what to think of it yet. He was making nasty faces but wanted more. He didn't eat too much of it. I'm sure with time he will. I gave him a little today too. Another big day today-Mark stayed home with Mattingly today while I had a conference to go to today! They had a good day. Both are living and I didn't receive any phone calls. haha A sense of relief for me. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

4 months

Today Mattingly had his 4 month check up. He is now 15lbs 6oz and 25 1/4in. He got some more vaccinations which I did better with this time. He cried a little and that was it. He smiles so much now and loves sucking on his hand or the nearest shirt. It's so cute. He does great on his belly and likes playing with his feet while on his back. I think I may try a little formula this weekend and will start the cereal too pretty soon. I can't believe it's time already! (if I want it to be anyway) Then there's the sleeping in the crib at night drama. Don't worry he'll get in there sometime. haha I know that's the big question and nag everyone has for me. The doctor said he should be able to go from when he goes to bed around 8 until around 4am without eating. The problem is the crying when you stick him in there. He said oh it could take about 2 weeks and a little less sleep for you. I'm praying it will be easy for the both of us. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008


We are in Minnesota now hanging out at my brother's apt. We came in Friday morning for my cousin Manda's wedding. Mattingly was super on the plane and then had a fun day of hanging out with Aunt Katy(and Uncle Joel later); while I was in the wedding. Saturday my sister, brother in law and Ella met us here and we went to an orchard. I bought Ella a donut against her mother's will. That was fun. You have to spoil them a little right?! It was really cool that they were here for a wedding which was on Friday as well so it worked out perfectly. :) Saturday night we went to my grandma's for dinner with my aunt and uncle and Joel and Katy. Then yesterday we went to my friend Tamara and Nobong's house. We weren't there very long though b/c their son started throwing up. Then we walked to Target b/c it is so close to Joel's apt. That was cool. Good thing I'm not within walking distance there or half of the other things they can walk to! Today we are just hangin out. I think I may call my aunt to take us out for a little bit. I will post the pictures when I get home. We fly in at 10:20pm tonight! So it may be a few days. I will need to recover!! (PS. We miss daddy; he couldn't make the trip b/c it was so much $ to fly)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Last Night

Last night was Mark's brother Steven's rehearsal dinner for his wedding today. Mattingly was a good boy until the end. He got tired. I didn't get a good picture of him in his little outfit but you can get an idea. (and a picture of him enjoying his exesaucer today)


I am making this blog of just Mattingly and the other one of whatever I want to write. I will make this one for everyone to read and the other private.

PS. I don't know why the picture is so huge. I can't figure out how to size it.