Madelyn's first week


Well we survived our first week at home with Madelyn!!  It's been such a joy getting to know our little girl.  We are so in love with her! 

Yesterday our friend, Tina, brought our doggies back home.  It was nice to have a week to adjust to life with a baby without the dogs, but I sure did miss them.  Thank you so much John and Tina for watching our furry babies!!  The "meeting" between Madelyn and the dogs went better than Tim and I expected.  Sadie's already protective of her and Daisy really didn't care....she just wanted to sleep, like usual.  No worries...Tina snapped some pictures of all the girls meeting =)

Excited to see their new sis

Momma, MJ and Sades

Daddy, MJ and Sades

MJ and Sades playing the starring game

As you can see, Sadie wants to be by Madelyn's side all the time.  It's pretty cute.


Madelyn's here!


Madelyn Joy McCarty is here!  She came into our world at 6pm on Sunday March 20th and weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz. and 19 inches in length.  Tim and I are definitely smitten with our little girlie!! 

Our baby girl!
My labor process went really quickly!  I did most of the laboring at home Sunday morning and then left for the hospital that afternoon.  Once we got there it only took about 3 1/2 hours until Madelyn was out!! 
The doctor had us stay an extra day to make sure her temperature didn't drop too low.  We had several visitors yesterday and were able to get a good night's rest last night. 
We ended up bringing our baby girl home this afternoon.  Things are going well so far! =)

Here are some pictures from the last three days:

Last belly shot before heading to the hospital 38.5 Weeks
 Leaving for the hospital
 After MJ was born...I am in love
 Tim adoring his baby girl
 Shannon and Madelyn
 Family picture =)
 Izzy, me and Madelyn
 Isabel and Madelyn
 Jerry, Annie, me and Madelyn
 Rico, Michelle and Madelyn
 Tina and Madelyn
 One last feeding before we head home
 Leaving the hospital
 In her car seat
 About to see her humble abode
 Sleeping in her pack and play


37.5 Weeks


Well, I'm full term =) which makes me a happy girl!  I went to the doctor the other day and she said everything is still looking good!  It's getting harder to sleep because I just can't get comfortable in any position, but other than that I've been feeling good.  Still craving the same foods-fruits, veggies and chocolate =).

Here's an updated picture for ya:
 37.5 Weeks

We're ready for our little girl to get here!

Congrats to my big bro!


A big congratulations to my big brother, Greg, and his sweet fiancée, Crystal, on their engagement!!  I can't wait for their wedding this fall!!

Greg and Crystal