Saturday, January 31, 2009

FIve years ago...

She didn't have a name for the first few hours since I was sick from the c-section. Finally my mom comes over and says she needs a name. We had two picked out Kena and Madisen. I told my mom I didn't care and to just pick one, all the while hoping not to barf in my hair from speaking. She said "I don't really like Kena so I choose Madisen" All I could say was fine.
This is Madisen at 8 weeks old.
Six months old
18 months old with an attitude!
I couldn't post about Madisen without including Piggy! This was the day Piggy and Madisen met and became best friends. Look how pink she use to be!
This was the first time Madisen split her head open and got stitches. This time she got 18 the second time it was only 5.
Dang she is cute!
I took these this afternoon before we went to her birthday party. I can't believe it she is a little girl not my baby anymore. And she is gorgeous!!!

Five years ago the nation settled down on their sofas and turned on the Super Bowl. Just another afternoon of friends, family, food and football...well for most. I don't know who was playong or who won just that Janet Jackson had a "wardrobe malfunction." While most of you were watching the game we were welcoming a new little angel into our family. Madisen Jeanne was born February 1, 2001. She weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. And she came with a very strong lungs. When Tanner was born he didn't make a peep. I thought something was wrong with him. But no he was just a quiet kid. Madisen she was a whole different case. I knew that she was just fine from the screaming that started before they had her all the way out.  

Words could never begin to tell what a blessing she in to our family. When she was eight days old she got a really high fever. I took her to the doctor and he immediately sent us to the emergency room. They took a blood sample, urine sample and did a spinal tap on her to find out what was wrong. She had a UTI and was in the hospital for 48 hours on antibiotics. That was so scary. Then at about 6 months old she got another fever that we couldn't get down. It was so bad and so high that she started to have seizures. We called for Cristen to come and watch Tanner and headed over to the ER. On the way their she got better so we took her back home and watched her all night until we could take her to the doctor and have her checked out the next morning. Again she had a UTI. This happened about every 6 months until she was three. She has had stitches in her forehead twice. Thank you Dr. Ripplinger for the very small scars. She runs into walls and trips over nothing all to jump up and yell "I'm ok." and keep right on going. She loves to take care of her dolls. And to take care of anyone smaller than her. She is very nurturing. She says the funniest things and has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger. She is our sweet angel and love having here in our family.

Though the years Madisen has brought joy to our home. She is always smiling and laughing. She loves her brother more than anything else in the world. Above I have posted a few pictures of her that I have taken and love. Some of them have a story to go with them and others don't. I guess I just wanted to say Happy Birthday my sweet girl! I can't believe my baby is 5.


S'mee said...

She's definitely a cutie! Happy Birthday Madison!

Thatcher Family said...

Awwh! What a sweet story. I had no idea she was sick so often, or had split her head open 2x! She's a tough girl! Happy Birthday!! I wish you and Brooke could spend time together...I just know you'd get along fabulously!

Trent and Lindz said...

I can't believe she's already 5! I remember that pink pig by the way :) I guess she still loves it. Happy Birthday Madison!!!!

Salena said...

She is beautiful. And she was born on my birthday.  Our oldest has suffered from serious UTI’s because of Reflux between her bladder and kidneys from about 7 months till about 4 1/2 and had to do surgery to fix it. We have never had seizures, thank goodness. That would be so scary and helpless feeling.