Hello everyone! This is my first foray into the world of blogging. Spurred on by wanting to share the goings on of life with a new baby with our family and friends I have decided to give this a try!! Adjusting to life with Madelyn has been a bit challenging. She is two weeks and 1 day old today and she has not gotten into a good sleeping/eating schedule as of yet. She still tries to sleep more during the day than at night, but we are getting there. She also has a preference for Dad putting her to sleep since she sees Mom as purely a food source- this can be a bit frustrating at 4 am when Mom is trying to put a screaming baby to sleep.
She is a very big and strong girl- weighing in at 9 lbs. 10.5 oz. and 22 in. at her 2 week check-up. That is 95th percentile for length and 90th percentile for weight...it hurts to think about delivering all of that baby (since she was the same length and merely 10.5 oz. lighter when she came into this world)!
In her short two weeks, Madelyn has been a busy girl. She has been visited by a slew of wonderful neighbors, Aunt Amanda and Uncle Wayne, Aunt Nichole, Aunt Andrea and Uncle Shaffey- and of course the Grandmas and Grandpa and Uncle Jeffrey (see the link at the right for the BuckeyeBarrys website where you can see pictures of all of her visitors). She has lots of people to love her and they all must still love Patrick and me because they keep bringing us food and desserts- it has been great! Madelyn had a pretty uneventful first holiday- July 4th- she ate a lot, slept a lot and took a bath in the big bath tub- which is her FAVORITE time of day. She loves doing the backstroke around the big tub so much that we are thinking of having her try out for the Olympic Swim Team...ok maybe it is too early for that but she kicks those legs and paddles her arms with such fury that it is a distinct possibility for the next Olympics (also see BuckeyeBarrys.com link at the right for pictures and videos of her first bath, first doctor's visit and July 4th). Miss Madelyn also made her first trip to Target and Wendy's- which she slept through. Wow that was a lot for a two week old!
I hope you all enjoy the blog, the videos, the pictures and the website. See you all at week 3!