Friday, September 20, 2013

Baby Update: One Month

Our little Madalyn Lily is now one month old!! I can't believe how fast that went. I know I said this when I was pregnant with Abby, but this last month of having her went SO much faster than the last month I was pregnant with her. And I know this also sounds cliche, but our life is so much better with her. Throughout my pregnancy, I didn't know how I was going to love both my girls. But really, I don't even know why I was worried. My heart just expanded even more to include little Maddi. I know there are more kids to add to our family eventually, but for now having her a part of our once family of 3 makes it feel so complete.

At one month:

  • I have thought about changing her name to Madalyn Marie. Still thinking about it depending on how much work it entails. What are your thoughts?
  • She still sleeps a lot, but is being awake more and more during the day.
  • She is a fantastic sleeper at night. Especially this week. Sunday night was rough, and we were up most the night, but since then she has eaten at about 11, and then sleeps til about 4:30 or 5 falling back to sleep til about 7:30. I really can't complain about that. 
  • She is super close to smiling. Sometimes she is so close, and then usually ends up crying at the last minute. 
  • She loves to be held and snuggled. If she is crying, usually all I need to do is hold her and she calms down.
  • Maddi is also a good eater. She was from the start. 
  • She is in size one diapers, and quickly growing out of her newborn clothes. 
  • And, she is a trooper when her big sister mauls her.
Now for some pictures.
She is just so pretty!

I love her squishy cry face.

This is her almost smile face.

Squishy morning I-just-ate-and-it-was-yummy face

I have a feeling these girls will be best friends.
My little Madalyn, I love you so much. You bring so much joy into our home. This past month has been a very good month, and I am glad I have many, many more!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Life's Little Letters

Dear Weekend, you must know the weeks are rough what with not seeing my husband much, so thanks for the fun weekend spent with this guy.

Dear Self, remind me why I thought it was a good idea to be in school this semester?

Dear Abby, thanks for being a good girl while I finished up all my homework for the day. 

Dear Maddi, we had a rough night last night, but its ok. Sometimes we all have bad days.

Dear Girls, on that note, thanks for both napping at the same time today so I could get a little shut-eye myself. 

Dear Time, please go faster so my hubbyspend can come home.

Dear Monday, you weren't half bad, but I am still glad to see that you are more than half way over.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Life Lately According to my Phone

 Life Lately has been Sams first day of school in a year. It's been extra cuddle time with my beautiful girls. Life has been Abby not being able to hold her sister enough and it's been my adorable daughter wanting to be like her daddy.
 Life has been Madalyn, opening her eyes for a few hours a day. It's been Abby smothering Maddi with kisses. It's been a successful first shopping trip with two babes in tow. (and having more successful ones after this.) And life has been admiring what pretty girls Sam and I make. 
 Life has been some sleepy, precious girls. 
 Life has been a family-filled Labor Day weekend, ending it with a day spent in Logan.
Life has also been spending the day in beautiful Midway for Sams sisters wedding. I may or may not have gotten choked up just a little seeing Dan walk his only daughter down the isle. 
 Its been Abby getting to play with her Betrothed one Saturday morning, and sadly not getting any pictures with Mel, Jess, and Tif. It's been Maddi accompanying Sam and I on our first date in months. Life has been getting the sisters and babies together for fun pictures, and Charlotte and Madalyn not too happy about it.  
And, life has been getting a picture of all the siblings youngest babies. (Keighlee, Charlotte, Daphne, and Madalyn.) It's been Grammy heaven as she holds her three little ones. Life has been Abby in time out, and me finding it hilarious. And, life has been the first meal I've cooked in a long time, and actually being able to enjoy every bite.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Two Weeks

Tuesday, Madalyn had her two week appointment. She is a very healthy baby. She weighs 8.8 pounds (64%) and is 21.75 inches long. (91%).

Maddi is a pretty good baby. She eats and sleeps really well. When she does wake up to eat at night, she will eat and go right back to sleep. Thank goodness! I don't think it will be long before she sleeps through the night.

Being a mother of two has taken some adjusting. While Maddi is a really good baby, and Abby of course is a good big sister, it has taken getting used to simply trying to take care of two kids. Running errands is especially exhausting and it takes twice as long trying to wrangle two babies. Sam has now started full time school as well as full time work, so needless to say we have a lot of long days together, just the three of us. It has taken me a while getting used to balancing everything. I too am in school, so I am trying to do that on top of being a mother and a housewife. The thing that is suffering the most right now, besides my glorious sleep, is my house. Seriously, it is a disaster zone. I don't know how moms have spotless houses. I know it's just something that takes time and learning how to balance but please, until then, hows about someone come and clean my house for me?

I am enjoying my new family of four. Its amazing to me how Sam and I have made two girls, but they are two different girls. I don't have two Abbigales. I have an Abbigale and a Madalyn. Does that even make sense or am I rambling like a tired bumlbling idiot?

I seriously feel like the most blessed mommy in the world. I love my babies so much! I can't wait until they are older and they become the best of friends. Abby already can't give Maddi enough hugs, kisses, and smothers.

Oh and don't worry. I have only gotten dumber since giving birth. The things I've said lately, would amaze you.