Monday, March 22, 2010

And the Award Goes To...

While I was hanging out at the hospital, calling for room service and getting my toenails painted (seriously gals, I know the hospital to deliver at), I was tumbling blog post ideas through my head. Then I came home and reality hit, so it hasn't exactly been top priority. Almost a week ago I was told it was high time my new little friend was introduced on my blog, so here she is!

Madeleine Anne was born March 11 at 12:59pm. She weighed in at a perfectly average 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 20 inches long. Her family all thinks she is above averagely beautiful.

During my hospital stay I had several favorites I wanted to give kudos to, so here they are.

Favorite Doctor: The lovely and talented Dr. Sharon Fillerup (yes, you read that right). She delivered all four of the girls, and has even changed some of their nasty first diapers and attended blessings and birthday parties. The kids call her Aunt Sharon. We love you!

Favorite Visitors: Most definitely the other kids! They were so excited to meet the new baby, and they found out it was a girl when they arrived at the hospital. Those who wanted a brother quickly forgot about that and fell fiercely in love with her.

Favorite Picture: This is what I meant by that last comment.

Favorite Compliment: From the anesthesiologist after the epidural, "You have a really skinny back!" After all, he sees a lot of backs, right? Speaking of which...

Favorite Drug: I love you Epidural. Labor is such a beautiful thing as soon as you arrive.

Favorite Movie: "Pure Luck" with Martin Short and Danny Glover. Thank you for coming out on DVD just in time!

Favorite Dodge: Not going to the "How to Take Care of Your New Baby" class. Hello, I've done this already. Scrub the head, take care of the cord, feed them, change them. Did I miss anything?

Favorite Hospital Service: Our hospital now has a salon inside, and offers a free spa service to all new moms! The choices included a haircut, style, manicure, pedicure, and facial. For the facial and pedicure they do it right in your room, so I chose the pedicure. Wonderful, wonderful!

Favorite Meal: The "candlelight" dinner (with no candlelight) with Jamie, provided by the hospital for the new parents.

Favorite Support Person: My wonderful husband, before, during, and after. Before baby when my body needed a break on the couch, he would take over. During labor he would constantly check to make sure I was okay and had what I needed. Since Madeleine was born he's made pretty much every meal, done the dishes, ran kids where they needed to be... and is the cutest daddy ever with his new little girl.


  1. LOL at the favorite compliment.

  2. She is beautiful!! I'm so happy you finally posted a pic. I've been waiting.

    Also, I really want to be told I have a skinny back. I'm not surprised that you were told that. You always look so good pregnant and snap back so fast. LUCKY!


  3. So beautiful! Congratulations!!

    And . . . which hospital? I mean, if the need should ever arise again. :D

    Thanks for posting the fun pictures!

  4. Congratulations. You have such beautiful children!

  5. Congratulations Marne, she's beautiful.

  6. She is way above average. :) Such a sweetie I know she's well loved.

    Congrats. (And this time I'll log in with my own name.) :)

  7. LOL! After last time, Jamie asked if you do the pictures or Mike. :)

  8. Wonderful post but not what a homesick dad needed to see while sitting in a hotel room missing his family...I may have to ask for another box of tissues before the night is over...

    I love and miss you!

  9. What a big beautiful family! I seriously need to get a bunch more children. And I'm going to have them all at your hospital. Which one was it?

    Thanks for the photos. It's about time!! I want to come visit but I've been sick for about the past three years so it's not happening any time soon. I really need to smell that fuzzy baby head! As long as you're keeping it scrubbed that is.