Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Maybelle Jean McGuffey

Meet Maybelle Jean McGuffey, born on October 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm.  Most of you have already met her or at the very least knew she was already here, but I figured I would make it blog official.  It has been quite the crazy three months, hardest of my life, but she is amazing.

After four long hours of pushing, she entered the world at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20.5 inches.  We were so thankful to have both of our parents here for the couple of weeks after she was born to help us with the transition into parenthood.  I have a new appreciation for all of the parents out there; this is quite the undertaking! :)  I now understand why when I was pregnant, every parent we saw said "this will be the hardest and most rewarding thing you will ever do."  Three months in, I feel like I am starting to get the hang of things.  She is growing up and interacting so much more; which makes the days go by faster.  She can certainly melt my heart with her little smile, and it's fun to have someone to go around with me on the various errands I have to run.

Today is her three month check up, so cross your fingers she is gaining weight and doesn't freak out too much with her shots.

Note, the picture above was taken right after we loaded her up to go home from the hospital.


Katie Buchholz said...

I am impressed you have time to make a blog post! We so enjoyed our visit and mmeting her in person in November.

ellen said...

i'm sure the visit will go well. Expect some unhappiness after the shots. Love ya'll

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Amanda! She is BEAUTIFUL! I agree, it is totally the hardest yet most rewarding thing ever! Best wishes! ~Jessica Manning Goolsby...blast from the past I know. ;)