Saturday, December 12, 2009

Madeline Emily

She's here! Madeline Emily arrived early on November 30th 2009. Instead of the big boofy boy I thought I was having we have a petite little girl (7 pound 11 ounces)
Hannah cried when James told her she had a sister - I knew she wanted a girl but I had no idea how much she had her heart set on it - or how instant the bond between them would be. Hannah is totally smitten and every bit the big sister. Not a single day goes by when she doesn't tell me how special Maddie is, or how this will be the best Christmas ever because we have baby Madeline (at the risk of being sentimental I totally agree with her!)

Unlike her siblings, Madeline was a beautiful newborn. Here she is just two hours old.

My parents have been staying for the week - wonderful family time - we have almost been in "hibernation" doing only the essentials and spending the rest of the time with just us!

My Dad is a little smitten with his new grand-daughter too - look at the size of his hands compared to Maddie's! This photo makes my heart skip a beat! I love the way newborns are so sleepy and trusting!

I can't get the computer to move these photos to where I want them so you will just have to take them as they are. The one of Maddie on the blue shawl is her "going home" photo - Dan also wore this little white suit home.
Would love to be posting this poetic, lyrical post about the joy of newborns but am just overjoyed that at the moment I have all three asleep and some time to myself - think I might have to go and have a big bubbly bath with chocolate before Madeline's next feed (life is very much on a three hour schedule at the moment!)
Anyway, hoping you like the photos of our gorgeous girl - will post more when life feels more "normal"
Keep smiling,

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