Living: Baby Madelyn

Wow! Almost two weeks have gone by since Miss Madelyn Elise was born. All of the feeding, burping, changing, rocking, and oohing and aahing have kept us busy. Throw in a day my hubby spent in the ER with kidney stones and a baby girl who often thinks she needs to eat every hour and I’ve been hard pressed even to find time to snap pictures. Here are a few of the favorites I have captured:

One last picture of my guy, me and the baby bump. We took this as we were dropping him off at a friend’s house so baby girl could be born.

In hindsight, we probably should have moved a little quicker to get to the hospital. I’d heard stories about there not being time for the epidural to work, but I didn’t think it would happen to me. Luckily, it takes less than five seconds to forget how much work labor is.

My little guy couldn’t wait to meet his sister. Next up, he wants to carry her. By himself. Like a grown up. This is one of many things that is keeping me up at night.  


For now we’re able to keep him happy with just holding her. 



And entertaining her. 

All in all, things are going well here–even if a bit hectic. I have so many thank you cards to write, e-mails to send and phone calls to return! Thank you to everyone for all your nice wishes. I love hearing from you and I will be in touch soon, I promise! Now, I think Madelyn wants to eat again. 

2 thoughts on “Living: Baby Madelyn

  1. Can I just note that the first picture of the smiling, happy Mindy is actually a picture of Mindy in active labor – you are hardcore lady!

    I can’t wait to get my hands on her again!! I need to hold littleness to remind myself of what waits for me at the end of this!!!

  2. Ah–thanks, Jamie! I was holding Madelyn just about two hours after you took that picture. Thanks again for taking it and for watching Evan for us! I’ll be sure baby girl is well fed and well rested when you see her again–I don’t want to scare you off with those hourly feedings she likes! 🙂

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