Thursday, September 18, 2008

Baby Maddie is Here... Finally

These are all the pics I have so far, there will be more up this weekend, so be on the look out.
Madison Emmarie Neely was born Tuesday, 9-16 at 9:17 am. The surgery went perfect and there weren't really any complications, other than Maddie's head being large, and they had to extend the incision a bit to accomodate her large head :) Taylor's head was big too :) Maddie weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and is 19 inches long. All the nurses and doctors were guessing about 8 lbs. cause she looked BIG. She looks alot like taylor did, but we've also decided she looks like chris's dad. Taylor tends to look a bit like my dad - even though she looks like chris... so it's kinda funny that we think maddie looks like chris's dad... Maybe our next two will look like our moms!
She's got that head of dark hair, but it's not as thick as Taylor's was. she's got chris's ears and chin (without the dimple, so no butt chin.) and definatly his nose. But I think she's got my mouth - taylor has chris's, but maddie's mouth is a bit wider, more like mine. I don't know whose eyes she has yet... that's the hardest part for me to figure out. I think she has small fingers, but long toes, so who knows if those will be more like mine or chris's. We'll see.
She eating very well - Latched right on. So no problems nursing, other than I'm a bit sore, but that's to be expected. She's the has the BEST temperment I've ever seen in a baby. We're so lucky. I was afraid since Taylor was so good, this one would be wild, but she actually makes Taylor look colicky. She's almost sleeping through the night already, I have to wake her to nurse her, and I only woke her up once this past night, and she slept the rest of the time. I hope this lasts once we get home. And when she does cry, It's more like a little squeak. She's so quiet, you can't even tell she's in the room most of the time. She's only gone to the nursery 3 times because she's been so easy. I'd put her in there more if she was fussy - so I could get more rest, but I haven't needed to. She's too perfect. Chris even said the babies in the rooms surrounding us woke him up more at night that she did. She really is just a VERY GOOD baby! We're very blessed :)
I'm doing very well also. Better than I thought I would be. The surgery went great, and they said you could hardly tell I had had a previous c-section. They said there was virtually no scar tissue on my uterus, which made me so happy. I may actually be able to have the 5 kids I want. We'll see when we get there. I have felt much better after this one than I did with Taylor - so far. The cramps have been worse, but I think I'm recovering a bit faster than I did with taylor. My OB said it's easier to do with a scheduled c-section because there isn't as much inflammation and such from the labor and things. So that's good.
My drugs are finally kicking in and I'm a bit tired, so I'm going to go for now. But we will be posting up more pictures this weekend, so be ready for LOTS. I can be a bit of a freak when it comes to pictures. Okay, So the screen is getting blurry - thank you percocet! I'm going now. Thank you to everyone who has come out to visit or gotten us gifts. We really appreciate it and your prayers and such. Thanks!


  1. YAY!!!!!!!! I will have to come visit you once you get home. I would love to come see you at the hospital but with a wild man I dont know if I can swing that. But I do remember having visitors and it was so nice to see someone other then the Doctor and nurse =) Congrats and get lots of rest
    Love ya Whit

  2. You know, you look darn fantastic for somebody who just had her guts cut into. Congrats on the new little sweetie!

  3. Congratulations! Go you! Woohoo!!!!! :) I look forward to more pix soon! :)


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