Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!
Maddy has officially become a big sister!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I just had to share this with you all!


There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?"
So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

"H-M-M," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?"
So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

"Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail."
So she did and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"YEA!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!"

Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly.......

Leave the rest to God!!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

4 Month Check Up Today!

We saw Dr. Riley (Pediatrician) this morning. Madelyn weighs 16lbs 9.5ozs and is 26in. long. She is in the 75% for head circumfrence, and 95% for height and weight. She passed the physical with flying colors. The rash she has on her forhead may be eczema or just a winter rash, we have to see how it changes as the season changes. Dr. Riley measured her liver and said it seems to have grown. Last time it we 2 fingers high and this time it was 3 fingers. We'll know more about that next Tuesday when we meet w/Oncology and have the MRI's done. I talked to her about our feeding regime. I explained that it seems like by evening time Madelyn is starving to death and all she wants to do is eat. She said that is a cluster feeding and Madelyn is just storing up for overnight, considering she goes 7-9 hours without eating. But she told me to keep introducing the veggies and fruits and once we get through them all to start feeding her 2-3 times a day w/veggies, fruit and cereal. By the time she is 6 months old she should be on cereal & fruit in the morning, veggie & fruit for lunch and cereal & veggie for dinner and milk in between as needed. I can't believe how fast she is growing up! I read today that within the next month or so, she "should" be able to sit up with supervision of course and say "mama" & "dada", I will truly have a heart attack when that happens. Understand now that she has been "talking" mumbo jumbo for a while now, but to me she is still that helpless little baby I brought home from the hospital! Well, I guess there really isn't anything we as parents can do to stop them from growing up, I guess I just didn't realize how fast it happens!!