Friday, June 6, 2014

Madelyn Elizabeth

My baby girl has finally arrived! After 9 months of a not so great pregnancy I was blessed with a quick delivery and the greatest miracle I could have ever imagined. I can't believe she was inside of me just days ago and that my body created something so beautiful and perfect (high five body, you did good!). 

Although this isn't her birth story I promise to write all about my labor and delivery once I get more than 5 minutes of down time and begin catching up on some sleep. But here are  a few pictures and her birth stats to keep everyone in the loop.

Madelyn Elizabeth (just Madelyn, not Maddie since we already know a million) was born June 4th (11 days early) at 9:36 AM.

She weighed 8 lbs 2 oz  and was 20 1/2 inches long (pretty big baby considering how small both Josh and I were when we were born). She has my almond shaped eyes, and Josh's narrow lips. She is the absolute sweetest baby with such a patient and easy-going temperament (which I'm sure will only get better once my milk comes in). Josh and I are absolutely in love with her and we can't stop holding her and giggling/ogling over all the adorable faces she makes. 

I feel so lucky that she is a part of our family and I can't believe how much I love her already. Every single day I had morning sickness, and all those aches and pains and stretch marks were so unbelievably worth it. I wouldn't change one thing about my pregnancy because my body was growing my baby girl and I will always be amazed by that tiny miracle.

Madelyn, we've loved you since before we knew you and we will always love you, our sweet baby girl. 


PS stay tuned for a video I put together throughout my pregnancy which shall be posted soon!


  1. What an adorable little girl! Can't wait to hear your birth story (is that weird that I like reading birth stories haha).

  2. What a precious baby girl! So happy for your little family :) I hope you recover quickly!

  3. She is beautiful, congrats!! Can't wait to hear the birth story :)

  4. Congratulations! I am so very excited for you. I hope you have some wonderful days in which you have lots of time to get to know her and to cuddle. Enjoy those precious first days :)

    PS: I am really excited for the video and the birth story! :)

  5. Lauren, congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Little girls are the best - I know. Enjoy her every day cause they grow up too soon. Mine will be 17 months in 11 days. I also love her name. Welcome Madelyn Elizabeth!! God Bless!!

    <3 Ada.

  6. Awe! How exciting! Congrats on being a new mom!

  7. Congratulations momma! You are right, she is perfect!

  8. Lauren and Josh! congrats you two. This is so exciting :) We have been thinking about you two and hope everything is going well for you cute new parents. Lauren, I love reading about how much you love your baby and the sacrifices you made to bring her here- it makes my heart warm inside.
    Also, it looks like we have another thing in common! Our baby girl should come in the next 16 weeks! They can be friends!