I have not had a moment to post in quite a while. I cannot believe I do not have pictures up of our newest addition. I will get to it, I promise. I even have some summer pictures and Halloween fun I plan on putting up. But for now, I wanted to blog for therapy.
Madeline will be three weeks old tomorrow. We all knew from the beginning of my pregnancy what a special spirit we were being given. No matter how shocked and surprised we were at first, our baby- on- the- way never felt like an "accident." She was definitely meant to be.
Madeline was born on October 23rd at 7:08pm. She weighed 7lbs 2ozs. Her hair was dark and she had a TON of it. My labor was a little longer than I thought it would be, but actual delivery was a piece of cake. She cried immediately and has barely cried since. She is such an angel. Her sisters and brother were instantly in love and have been so sweet to her. Audrey wants to hold her every second of the day and Emily is absolutely positive that it is "her" baby. She laughs EVERY time Madeline so much as squeaks.
Our sweet baby is an angel even when she is in pain. As most of you know we have been in the hospital with Maddie since yesterday when they diagnosed her with the flu (H1N1). Nothing has been harder than to see a brand new baby hooked up to IV's, and machines. Her sad little eyes stayed closed most of the day because the fever made it hurt to open them. But today...she is doing better. Her fever has been under control for almost 12 hours now and she is eating perfectly. She even had a bath! The doctor is very positive she'll be able to go home tomorrow. It is truly a miracle that she is not worse. The nurses here at the hospital are heaven sent! They have taken care of Maddie beautifully! I feel so blessed that I could be here with Maddie, that I could feed her, and hold her, and sleep by her side.
Thanks to everyone, family and friends, who have sent well wishes and prayers our way! They worked!!!! Jeff and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!