Monday, March 29, 2010

2 months old!

Maddie had her 2 month check up today and weighed in at 11 lb 6 oz and 22 inches long. She's in the 75% for weight and 50th for height. Just about where the other two were in their growth at that age. Maddie is going about every 4 hours during the day between feedings and will go from 8 PM to 3:30AM, which gives me a bit of a break. She sometimes has trouble falling asleep at night and still wants to snooze all day but we're working on it. The other two continue to do well. Hannah is quite the little stinker, always pushing limits. She is picking up more and more words each day and it's fun to see her little personality bloom. Owen loves being the big brother (and sometimes the little parent...) We are thrilled that the weather is getting nice and Owen and Hannah can go outside and burn off some energy. Our work at Gateway is going great as well. We really enjoy the work we are doing with the teenagers and I thank God daily for leading us to this work. Above are a few pictures taken this past month. The one of Maddie on the changing table was taken because she was just about grown out the outfit she was wearing...the one she wore home from the hospital and was just swimming in! I know babies grow fast but sometimes I'm still surprised by just how fast that is.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gateway Girls

In the past 8 months, there have been six girls born to Gateway Woods houseparents. Each of the 5 houses has a baby in it; one house with two. One of the moms had the idea to get them together and take a picture. Here are a couple from the shoot. Maddie was last in line to be born of the group. It's been fun seeing each new life and seeing as they grow. The other newest addition is Josie Hodel, born 2 weeks before Maddie. In the group picture the girls are: (back) Kylie Drayer, Olivia Beer, Layla Mueller, Tallie Eisenmann (front) Josie Hodel, and Maddie. Sorry the pictures are coming in so small. Hopefully you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


It's been a month and i figured i better put something up on here! Maddie's first month went as expected for a newborn. Eating, sleeping, pooping, repeat. She goes about 3 hours between feedings, day and night. So still not much sleep going on here for mommy and daddy. But she continues to grow and be healthy so we praise God for that! The other two squirts do real well with her: Hannah gives kisses and Owen makes sure she is covered up and not cold.

We did our first time on duty this past weekend and found it to be a bit more chaotic with a third child added to the mix. But the residents enjoy having a newborn in the house and a few take turns holding Maddie. Our scale is broken so i can't give a weight for her 1 month. At two weeks she was 7 lb 7 oz so i am guessing she is somewhere around 9 lbs or so.

Hopefully i can blog more than once a month, but i'm not making any promises!