Monday, August 25, 2008

2 weeks!

Maddie is two weeks old today! The last several days have been really interesting, to say the least. We had a small feeding issue a few days after getting home from the hospital, which led to a touch of jaundice and two very stressed out parents. Once we got her eating again, she got much better! No more "Lemon Baby!" I would like to say "thanks" to Aunt Liz for being such a good sport the weekend she was here...she saw alot more of me crying and in varying stages of undress than anyone should. All the stress was worth it though, now that we have a healthy, hungry baby again!

We also had a Welcome Home cookout at Scott and Sarah's, which was so much fun! Maddie got to meet lots of people who have been waiting for her, and her future prom date Nathan.

This past week has been much more relaxing, now that we can finally calm down and just enjoy her. She has been cracking everyone up with her gassy "smiles" (Andy and I both agree, a smile is a smile, no matter the cause), and various diaper fiascos. She is eating great, and only getting up once a night (we usually have to wake her up for that one), and happy in the mornings. So far, so good!

PeePaw's visit was way too short, but we all enjoyed our time together and Maddie is pining for his snuggles. Here are some pictures from the last week...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Quick Pics!

Hello! Here are a few new pictures that I have been trying to post...I will post a more detailed update of the last week (suffice to say, it will require more time than I have now, or perhaps will ever have again) soon, I hope. Dad is here this weekend, so that means a LOT of pictures! Check back!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome, Madeline!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our first blog post! As most of you know, Madeline Claire Greiner was born at 6:19 pm on Monday, August 11, 2008. She weighed in at 8lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 inches long. Her delivery was everything we DID NOT expect...a scheduled induction that was supposed to be quick and easy turned into 10 hours of labor, 2 hours of pushing, and an emergency C-Section. Seems like Maddie was "stuck" behind my pubic bone and nothing would persuade her to move!

The delivery was only the beginning of the drama, though. The docile, quiet and happy baby I prayed for is a red-faced screaming hooligan. She is full of spunk and is her way or the highway. She has a fiesty temper and great fact, she was the hit of the nursery while getting her bath. Out of the 14 babies born at the hospital that night, only Maddie had the assembled crowds outside the windows laughing at the "lobster baby" pitching a huge fit! Check out her adorable hospital photo at She is listed under "Madeline G" if you search by date.

We were discharged after a quick stay and are happily back at home. Here are some pictures from the event. Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and prayers! Check back in soon for updates!