Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Where Are They Now? Part 2--Maddy (by Meghan)

Today's topic is our little miss Maddy but, first, here's one of all of the girls.

Height and weight at birth: 2 lbs. 8 oz. and 13.75 in.
Height and weight now: 19 lbs. 4 oz and 26.25 in.

She went from being less than 3% on the chart for height and weight to 50% for weight and 10% for height. She is making progress everyday just like her sisters. Health-wise she's been doing great since her battle with RSV.  Her main obstacle is her reflux. Yes, she still has it, and I'd say it's still pretty bad. She spits up regularly but the worst ones are when you pick her up from her nap and you're carrying her downstairs and she drops a huge spit up bomb on you when you're least suspecting it. Because, really, should she be spitting up right before her feeding? No! But she does! She could have eaten four hours ago, but she'll still have a huge spit up anyway. Sometimes it seems better, but we're still not out of the woods by any means. 

The rest of the time, when she's not refluxing, Maddy is our go-with-the-flow, easy-going, very happy baby. She seems content to sit forever and play with the same toy. She's an observer of the world. She's interested in everything around her, but focused on one thing at a time, distracted by nothing. When you're holding her and talking to her, she doesn't look anywhere but in your eyes. This is so different than Sophie who would be turned around 180 degrees to see what's happening behind her. She's very sensitive to sound and often gets startled by things like the ice maker and moments of Baby Einstein, anything sudden really. No fireworks for us this year!

She's so happy! The other day Melissa and I were getting the girls into the car, which takes quite a while so we have Baby Einstein on for those in the seats already. Once we were loaded up, the two of us finally opened the doors to get in and found Maddy giggling and giggling. I guess she was laughing at the DVD player, but it was only on the menu screen, which doesn't change much and keeps playing the same short tune over and over. Maybe it was the music? I think we'll have lots of times ahead with her laughing at nothing much. How fun is that!

Maddy's not crawling yet, but she's getting on all fours and rocking and even moving backwards. She can sit independently.  I'm sure she'll be crawling any day now and then we'll have 2 girls after Izzy's lovely tubes! She's very talkative but it's mostly just vowel sounds with her mouth wide open. Today we were able to see Maddy's first two teeth which are about to pop through at any moment. It's very exciting, but she's not happy about it. Hopefully, they'll break through quickly! 

I hope you enjoy all her fun pics. Next up, miss Izzy.

Here's a "where they came from pic" to start it off.

You'll probably notice a trend in most of her pics.  I'm not going to tell you what it is but, you should be able to figure it out :-P

Yes, that's Selsen Blue above her eyebrows.  Not only is it cute, but it also helps fight occasional bouts with cradle cap.

We think she looks a little like Izzy in this photo

Probably one of Jeremy's favorite pics

I can't wait until she wants to snuggle

All babies get a little cranky sometimes

A minor eruption from Mt. Madelyn

She's so content to just sit and play

She has such beautiful eyelashes

Love. Her. Smile!


  1. The TONGUE!! It's sooo cute!! Oh my..she is one sweet little girl! I'm totally loving these updates! Thanks!!

  2. These girls will look back and feel so special that you took the time to record these special traits and observations. They will feel like individual people instead of just part of a group. I know you don't have the extra time to write all of this, but you made the time. Such sweet, sweet parents!