Sunday, February 26, 2012

Project Life - Week 8

Welcome to Project Life 2012! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to new baby Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins who has put together a wonderful kit to make this challenge easier.

I am using the digital Cobalt kit, find it at This digital version uses Shutterfly and is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 at

Each Monday/Tuesday, I will post my pictures/journaling from the previous week. Project Life Tuesday was created by Jessica Turner over at The Mom Creative and Project 366 Rewind is hosted by Sarah at Naptime Momtog and Gina at Chic Homeschool Mama. They both host a linky for readers to link up their pictures. So if you want to join in or want to see others POTW, just click the buttons at the bottom of this post.

And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week):

Sunday - Today we fed Maddie cereal for the first time. She did AMAZING and managed to eat about 1 tablespoon. She tried to suck on the spoon a bit and she wasn't quite sure what to do with her tongue, she wanted to put it on top of the spoon; but for her first time, she did great. We used Earth's Best Organic Whole Grain - Multi-Grain cereal. I followed the directions on the box and mixed it with formula, but it seemed too runny so I think I will put in less formula tomorrow.

Monday - Cereal again for Maddie today. We feeding her solids at about 3-3:30pm each day. I know they recommend feeding in the morning so you can see if they have any sort of allergic reaction; but with us leaving at 6am in the mornings, that just doesn't work out for us. Since she is only eating solids once a day, I feed her when I get home, after her afternoon bottle and then we still have 3 hours or so to see if she has a reaction. So far it's worked out well for us. Today we gave her water in a cup for the first time. She immediately figured it out. We had to help her not dump it all over herself and she sort of flung the cup sending water everywhere; but she REALLY liked using the cup and managed it fairly well for the first time.

Tuesday - We haven't taken Maddie's high chair out of storage yet, so for now we have been feeding her on the kitchen table in her bumbo. She already gets excited when we put her in it. She knows it's time to eat. She is really taking to solid food and opens her mouth when I put the spoon up to it.

Wednesday - Maddie is now very proficient at rolling from her back to her front, always rolling right; but she hasn't rolled from her front to her back yet. She gets close and can do it with help. I don't think it will be too much longer. She loves books, especially the soft books she can get in her mouth. She is also totally in love with her Jump-A-Roo. Everytime she makes one of the animals sing a song she smiles and looks to us for approval.  What a great investment.

Thursday - Nana came over this afternoon to babysit while Juan and I went to meet the realators to discuss putting his house on the market. Today was also the first day that we gave Maddie a vegtable - Squash! I used the babycook last night to make her carrotts. Since it was the first time I had used the Babycook, it had to run through 3 cycles to sterilize, then I had to wash and cut the carrots and cook them. Then I started working and was so exhausted that I fell asleep and completely forgot about the carrots. I woke up in the middle of the night and remembered they were still sitting in the babycook.  I threw them out and this morning made squash instead, before I went to work.

Friday - Maddie LOVES squash! I thought she liked the cereal; but the squash she literally has convulsions for. She inhales it and opens her mouth before I can even refill the spoon. I don't know if it's because it has so much more flavor then the cereal or because it is sweet. I hope she likes everything we give her as much as she does this first veggie.

Saturday - We finally bit the bullet and traded in my Honda Civic for something that a car seat fits in a little better. This is my new Honda CR-V in Twilight Blue Metallic.  It's nice to be sitting a little bit higher and it is DEFINITELY easier to get Maddie and her stroller in and out! Oh yeah and Maddie finally rolled from her front to her back today! She was SOOO proud of herself.

That's it for the week! Thanks for visiting me! Come back next week to see more of Maddie, LOL!

I am submitting my favorite picture of Feb. for the Project 2012 366 Rewind over at Naptime Momtog and Chic Homeschool Mama. My favorite picture for the month of February is the following:

Naptime Momtog

The Mom Creative


Alison said...

Lovely snippets of your life this week....glad Maddie has taken to solids so well!
Alison xx

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful baby and shots.

Lori @ Photograph Life said...

She is so beautiful!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Congrats on the new car- looks like it was a full & happy week!!!!

Dawn said...

looks like a fun week! Maddie is so cute and looks like you do many fun things wiht her!. congrats on the new car!....

Anonymous said...

She is getting sooo big!! Love these photos. Yay for a new car.

packmom said...

Love those baby cheeks! Congrats on the new car.

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for the kind words left on my blog, they really mean alot!. I have been busy job hunting and moving forward. how's your week been? I'm really looking forward to seeing this weeks pages! Your little girl is adorable.