So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce my little bundle of joy, Madison. She was born on Sept. 3rd after 22 hours of labor -- longer than when I was in labor with Mikayla! YIKES !!!
Words cannot express how much joy I feel everytime I hold daughter # 2 (as I sometimes refer to her, LOL). Even though I already have a daughter who just turned 14, I still can't get over the fact that this little human being grew in my tummy! I know that might sound silly, but I truly do find the entire process of conception and birth absolutely fascinating and amazing !!!
It's strange to have a little one to take care of after all these years, but at the same time, it seems so natural. Of course, it still took some adjusting, but I am very blessed to have such a supportive older daughter and boyfriend that both contribute a lot !
It's November 2nd, and Maddie is already 8 weeks old ! Boy, time surely is flying, and my baby sure is growing quickly ! She was 6 lbs. 7 oz. when she was born, but I am sure she has probably doubled in sized already! We'll know for sure when we take her to the doctor for her check-up this week. Her pediatrician already "suggested" that we cut back on her feedings being that Madison was gaining weight at twice the recommended weight. Her doc likes to see a gain of one ounce per day, but Maddie's been gaining 1.5 to 2 ounces per day. She's getting a little chunky!
Here she is with Mikayla on Halloween night. Mikayla dressed up as Alice from "Alice in Wonderland". She wanted to go trick or treating with friends, and that worked out fine for my boyfriend and I since we had the little one to take care of.
Wow, just looking at these two pics of Madison has me in awe at how much she has grown in just two months! I also can't believe how grown up Mikayla looks. This picture makes me feel somewhat bittersweet. I feel so happy and excited at the thought of all the memories I look forward to creating with Madison. At the same time, I feel sad knowing that Mikayla is not my little girl anymore. It seems like it wasn't so long ago that I was dressing her up in her first Halloween costume.
Well, now that I have another little one, I have another excuse to scrapbook! I actually have gotten some crafting done and will post about that next! Hopefully, with juggling work, a new baby, and possibly school next semester, I will have SOME time to myself to spend crafting. I'm so looking forward to it!