Friday, February 24, 2012

One Month Check-Up

Just waking up this morning!
Yesterday on our walk, Love her face!

Today we had our one month appointment with Madeline's pediatrician, and it went great. I am so relived that we found a Dr that we love, he so caring about what is going on with her progress and just has a sense of humor that makes every appointment enjoyable. We have been having minor issues with Madeline gaining weight, so every week we have been seeing a lacatation consultant to get her weighed, as well as adjusting the amount of food that she intakes each day. She is supposed to be getting up to 36oz of breast milk or formula every day, but it seems my body doesn't want to produce that much. So what we have started this week is giving her what we can of breast milk and supplementing formula as well with each feeding. Today is day 2 of the new feeding plan and she is doing great! Today at the Dr she weighs a whopping 9lbs 6.9oz thats 1/2 a pound more since she got weighed at the Dr two weeks ago! GREAT NEWS!!

We go back in a month and we hope she is up a total of 2 pds!

Xo Matt, Ashlie & Baby Madeline

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy 1 Month Birthday Madeline!

1 Month Photos!

Can't believe our baby girl is already 1 month old!! Things have been going great, she's just a doll and so easy going! Only cries when something is actually wrong and sleeps a solid 6 hrs most nights except when we wake her up to eat. She hasn't changed much since the day we met her except that she smiles more, so we are looking forward to the many milestones in the years to come! Tonight we are celebrating by having dinner at home as a family of 3 and I'm making a mini cake with a number one on it!

Love you baby girl!!

XO Matt, Ashlie & Madeline

Monday, February 6, 2012

Back to the Real World

Some of Madeline's Newborn Photos!

Time sure does fly by... It seems like just yesterday we were checking into the hospital getting ready to deliver our baby girl, and now she's already over 2 weeks old! Matt & I both were off work the last two weeks, and it was great getting to bond together as a family of three. I can honestly say that I married not only my best friend but I truly found the one person in the world that completes me. Our time together at home brought many memories, most were happy moments but of course some that were challenging but together we got through it. Becoming parents have brought us closer, every time we look at our daughter we can't believe that we created her. We honestly can't imagine life without her!

Over the past two weeks we have been pretty busy, finishing her nursery, attempting to get a routine down and showing off our bundle of joy! One of our best friends had a baby in December, and Matt's best friend welcomed their little boy a mere 3 days after Madeline was born! So she will be surrounded by babies that are very close to her age! I loved being pregnant while two of my best girl friends were expecting as well, made it easy for me to be able to ask questions and know what to expect.

We love you baby girl!

XO Matt, Ashlie & Baby Madeline