Sunday, March 01, 2009

Madeline's First Week

Madeline's First week at home



She is an AMAZING sleeper

Day One: Wearing as much pink as humanly possible


Day Two: First Bath

A hair bow is essential!

Day Three: Waking up with big brother




Taking a little snooze in Grandma's arms


Day Four: First trip to the park 
(She slept through it, but her brothers had a great time)


Day Six: Just enough hair for a hair bow
Madeline has adjusted well to life outside the womb. She sleeps well, eats regularly and has such an easy temperament. She has only cried a few times since she was born and prefers to take a much more subdued path to asking for what she wants. 

Dylan and Liam have welcomed their baby sister with open arms. They are very protective of her and are always asking where she is and if she is ok. Dylan is very attentive to everything having to do with the baby. He wants to know everything from when she eats to when her belly button scab will fall off. He has helped give her baths and likes to give her books to read and toys to play with while she is sitting in her swing. Liam loves to show her his toys and often Batman and Spiderman will come over and say (in a low voice) "Hi, Mad-e-win! I am Batman." Both boys have had no jealousy and only love for their sister.

Grandma Christiansen has been at Madeline's (and mommy, dylan and liam's) beck and call all week. She has spent all her days taking the boys to the park, holding Madeline, bathing her, dressing her, and rocking her. She has also made many meals and accompanied us to Madeline's first doctors appointment. It is absolutely honest that we could not have survived the first week without her. She is amazing and allowed Mommy to be attentive to all three children without feeling overwhelmed.

Madeline is absolutely a dream baby and completely perfect. We are so excited to have her home!

11 comments:

Scott and Becky Burdick said...

So special...I'm so happy for you. Love all the bows!

csperriton said...

I love the update. Nothing brings more joy than a brand new baby, and even better, a newborn with siblings that love her to pieces. Enjoy every minute! :)

Clark and Jolie said...

She is beautiful!! I love all her hair, perfect for a baby girl! I'm so glad all went well and you are now enjoying time with your sweet daughter. Love the stories of the boys enjoying their little sister. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

Clark and Jolie said...

She is beautiful!! I love all her hair, perfect for a baby girl! I'm so glad all went well and you are now enjoying time with your sweet daughter. Love the stories of the boys enjoying their little sister. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

Laura said...

So sweet! Moms are a great thing to have around at times like these. When you are up to it, lets do the park!

Cyndy and George said...

She is such a little sweetheart! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of all the excitement. The time spent with your little family this week was an absolute joy. I love Grandmothering!!!!

Amber, Dan, and Fam said...

She is completely adorable. I am glad she is such an easy going baby for you.

Heather said...

She is darling!

The Edwards Family said...

Congrats! She is a doll.

Maggie said...

She is just so cute! I am so glad that you are enjoying her and that you had a good delivery!

Ter said...

Heidi she is adorable.... I can't wait to come and meet her... I am so glad you had a great delivery.. little girls are so much fun.. even when they get older... thank you for sharing all this fun stuff with all of us.. especially since I live so far away... I love you and I am so proud of you.