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Our unexpected summer stay-cation

24 October 2016 by rathy | Leave a comment

This past June, a unit two floors up ended up flooding all the floors beneath it and unfortunately we were one of those units. Luckily, we were home at the time and managed to protect our personal property from further water damage. But our luck ended there, because we had to move all of our stuff out in order for the contractors to dehumidify our home, and fix all of the hardwood flooring and walls. While they finished the work, we stayed at a nearby hotel during the summer. Free breakfast, an indoor pool, and housekeeping whenever we need it. Maddie didn’t mind our temporary home. She had plenty of space to play within our 1 bedroom, 1 bath suite.

Thank you Uncle Tristan for the special toy from the Rijksmuseum Shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ‘The Milkmaid’ by Playmobil. Her favorite piece was the milk jug.

FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation
FoundandTreasured.com: Our unexpected stay-cation

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Madeline at 6 months

16 April 2015 by rathy | Leave a comment

Our daughter turned six months old on April 1. No joke! Time has flown, and she’s already got her own personality. Generally, Maddie is quite a chill and relaxed baby. She doesn’t really fuss much, and does well on outings. She’s learned to roll over, sit up unsupported, laughs and babbles a lot, and likes to grab at anything you’re holding whether it’s a piece of paper or an iPhone. She’s still a tiny baby compared to others, but that’s ok. She’s growing at a steady pace. And as long as she’s healthy, I’m happy.

As for myself, six months postpartum, I’ve come to terms with how my body has changed after my pregnancy. I’ve since lost the baby weight that I gained, but it’s definitely a different body. Life after the birth of Maddie has also changed, and has taken some time to get used to. Every moment, we feel so busy and rushed. I just need to remember to breathe once in a while, and realize that every moment is also fleeting. The moments with Maddie, and the moments that my husband and I have together.

I’m hoping now that every chance I get, I can capture our life with Madeline to remember every bit of how much we love her.

FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline at 6 months

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Madeline

01 November 2014 by rathy | 3 comments

She’s here! Our Maddie. She was born on October 1, five days before her due date. We had gone in for an ultrasound appointment the day before to check her status not knowing what was coming next. My OB/Gyn decided that we should induce due to her small size and wanted her out while she was healthy. We were a little surprised that it was going to happen, but we were so excited that we’d get to see our little girl sooner.

I had my family there and my husband Bruce was so supportive. We stayed at the hospital for the induction, and waited till the next day before they decided to break my water and proceed with the delivery. The contractions prior to the water break were manageable. But let me tell you. Once it happened, each contraction got painful after that. Thank you, epidural.

By mid-afternoon, little Madeline came into the world. Bruce and I could not help but cry seeing our sweet girl for the very first time. We were so happy and emotional and excited. She was ours to keep.

We stayed in the hospital for a bit afterwards while I recovered. Boy was I exhausted! But we were doing alright. Bruce changed her diapers like a pro, and Maddie was breastfeeding like a champ. Once we left the hospital and was on our own without the nurses, it definitely took some major adjusting to. We tried to nap whenever we could.

Maddie has been doing great with each new day. She regained her weight and was back at her birth weight in less than a week, which was awesome since for some it takes up to two weeks.

Maddie at one week old
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline

 
And now, Madeline is one month old. Her spontaneous smiles are so cute. Her baby talk is adorable. She’s our pride and joy, and we love her so much. We’re so excited for all the new things as she continues to grow. But for now, we’re just taking in every little moment as they happen.

Happy one month Madeline! Mommy and Daddy love you to infinity and beyond.

Maddie at one month
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline
FoundandTreasured.com: Madeline

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