On May 1, 2012, at 8:01am, we welcomed Madeline Grace into the world. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. The family all came later that day to see our new little girl.
Madeline (pronounced with the long "i" as in "fine" or "wine") and I stayed in the hospital 3 nights to give me a chance to recover from the C-section and her a chance to gain back weight that she lost. We were very blessed to have a sister-in-law come take the two older kids for nearly a week to give Brian time to work while I was in the hospital and me a chance to recover for a few days at home.
It was a long ordeal that both Madeline and needed lots of sleep to help us through. My energy has come back and the pain medications are not needed nearly as often. And we're enjoying some great awake times with Madeline.