Saturday, November 22, 2008

Two Weeks Old

It's hard to believe, but Maddy is two weeks old today. Things are going really well. I must add that the visit with the lactation consultant was an absolute life saver. Turns out Maddy gets a little frustrated and likes to bite. Happily that is no longer a problem.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Time for exercise

Tonight, we got down on the rug and had some play time. Little Maddy did so well on her tummy exercises, building strength in those neck muscles. Most of the rest was just looking and smiling and tickling, in between her kick, jabs, and uppercuts.

Below, is some video of Madeline being tickled.

One Week Old

On November 15, Maddy turned one week old. Here she is all decked out and ready to hit the town. We were out for about six hours at the Fort Worth Diocesan Convention (a historic moment you may read about on my husband's blog) and I have to say that for Mommy, it was a real challenge. But as each day passes, things are starting to fall into place and, thankfully, getting easier. As far as pediatrician visits go, Maddy has been doing well. She lost a little weight, but has been steadily gaining about an ounce a day. She went from 9 lbs 1.5 oz to 8 lbs 3 oz the first few days. This Monday she weighed 8 lbs 14 oz. Mommy was very relieved.

I've been breastfeeding little Maddy and sometimes I have some trouble with her slipping down on my nipple which in turn makes mommy's nipples very sore. We have an appointment with a lactation consultant tomorrow to work on that problem. So wish us luck. In the meantime, baskets of kisses to you.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

All Tuckered Out

Since last Friday, things have seemed to pass by in a blur. Poor Maddy is all tuckered out from teaching me how to be a parent. I am happy to say she has not given up on me. Thanks little one.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Today is someone's birthday

Madeline Grace Matkin was born on the 8th of November, 2008. At birth, she was 19.5 inches long and weighed 9 lbs, 1.5 oz. She has blond hair and blue eyes, and her parents are very happy.

And here's the moment we'd all been waiting for...