Tuesday, February 21, 2012

jack's full of it today!

first thing this morning:
maddy, i've been missing you for years!  how did you sleep?  i looooove yoooou!

after leaving a play date:
(sigh) that was fun, mommy.  i miss them already.

when i played 'hey, soul sister' from my ipod:
mommy, i didn't even know you had this from forever.  it's our song!

as i asked him to put his laudry in his hamper:
yeah, but, i'm a little shy for that.

ah, loving this little man, his love for his baby sis, and the things that he says!  i need to record more.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

let's go fly a kite!

{do y'all know that marry poppins is tied with gone with the wind as my favorite movie!?!?}

jack and pete went on a kite-flying adventure today!  they had so much fun!  it was too chilly for baby maddy and i to venture out, but we will next time for sure.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

you're one week old, maddy! 1.29.12

jack - 1 week
maddy - 1 week

trying to get comparison photos...

 hey maddy!  you're one week old!  we are certainly enjoying you - i like to spend a lot of time staring at you and your pretty eyes.  i'm still in shock you're a little girl!  i've been enjoying dressing you in all things pink and frilly this week.  we've been so lucky to get newborn clothes that are girly from your family and neighbors.  this week we went on outings as a family of four - to the store and target, etc. to get food and clothes and other baby supplies!  you are a trooper and have been pleasant in the car and in the moby wrap.  i love wearing you!

 jack and daddy are in awe of their little girl, too!  you get tons (and i mean TONS) of attention and kisses from these men in your life!  you absolutely love it!
 jack is all set to teach you everything!  he's talking to you about colors in this photo.
you sleep so much i was worried at first!  mommy forgot how much little ones sleep in the beginning :).  you are an eating champ, every two hours, and you're getting used to sleeping during the nighttime.  i may let you sleep with me in the bed in between feedings -- you're not quite sure of your moses basket yet.  daddy and i can't help but laugh at how vigorous you are with your 'hunting' for snacks and your little snorts as you eat.  you've been congested since birth and snore when you sleep.  you are so dainty with the tiniest little hands and feet, with long fingers and toes, and you definitely look like a little girl!  we feel so complete with you here - as if you've been here forever - and are so looking forward to watching you grow more every day!

mommy and daddy

jack's first week here!  (nice grammar, jen! at least i didn't lose as many brain cells this time around!)

Friday, February 17, 2012

welcome home, madelynn (and how we named you)!!

your room is all ready for you, maddy!
after maddy was born, we sent out messages to our friends that said, it's a girl!, but didn't reveal maddy's name for a while.  first, we were CONVINCED we were having a boy, so we didn't really decide on (or even really discuss!!) girl names.  pete left girl names up to me, like he didn't have an opinion at all really, until we had a girl.  then we needed to start figuring it out!!  we decided on mad-something (i'd been tossing around a slew of names: emiline, madeline, molly, emily, a few others) and had settled on an M name.  i thought it needed to be a name that could be shortened, ex: jennifer=jen or jenny, peter=pete, jackson=jack, to fit into our family dynamic.  most people think if you're going to shorten a name, why not go with it in the first place?  i like to go long, then shorten.

it was either madelynn or madeline, then it was definitely madelynn, but we had to talk through a gazillion spellings before i convinced pete that this way: madelynn was pronounced the way we wanted it to be.

so now for the shortened version, since that's the name we go by most of the time... we had mixed feelings on maddy v. maddie.  we ended up liking the 'y' and i ended up being happy that her junior high years wouldn't consist of hearts over the 'i' in her name.

i'm jennifer lynn, jenny for short (when i'm not going by jen, which is all the time since junior high, but my parents and their friends may slip, my siblings definitely use 'jenny' and laura actually calls me 'aunt jenny' when speaking to baby dino, and leslie also calls me jenny), so it was logical in MY mind that her name have to 'n's' like the lynn of my name and the 'y' follow suit nicely (mommy's little girl).

lastly, i really wanted to name my daughter meg, but couldn't find a longer name that shortened to meg that i liked.  sooooo, once i was sure we'd have an M name, i immediately wanted elizabeth to be the middle name (i don't know why, i've always liked it, but didn't love how it's shortened in so many different ways, so it was out as a first name).  then her initials would be M.E.G. (meg!).  les and i decided it was something she could go by in college or high school, like a cool-close-friends kind of nickname.

we sent the birth certificate person out of the room twice before we really finalized everything :).  THEN we could go home!
the second time around was much easier than with jack!  we didn't really know how to  work the car seat and the poor guy was totally smashed in there!  doesn't she look little?
i bought two premie outfits (one pink, one blue)
she was so long, her feet stuck out... and i forgot socks!
luckily i had a white blanket!

jack and gran had cleaned our house, stocked our fridge with dinner, and decorated for us!
a pink balloon on the mailbox
our neighbors were SO in to finding out what we had!
i think this is maddy in the car...
protective brother!
welcome baby girl green!
a couple days later, comforting maddy while she rested in her moses basket.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

more hospital pictures!

meeting cousin baby dino
giacobazzi's and maddy

that's dr le!
he's admiring our little one from the outside
loving the dramatic story!
i wish he was there, but at least we got to see him the next morning

gran meeting her first baby girl grandchild

to this day maddy is admired for the present she gave jack at the hospital
he is/was so impressed she knew he liked star wars
...and that he needed a darth vador
...and that she was able to purchase and wrap the present so soon after birth.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

when jack met maddy.

i just realized two things.  one, i never posted any pictures of us in the hospital!  we were only there for 20 hours, so we don't have a ton, but we did capture jack meeting maddy for the first time - precious.  i also realized that i wrote jack a post for each week's birthday, and i haven't done any for maddy!  i'm sure this is not the first or last in the long line of 2nd-child stuff, but i'm going to try and get on that later this week.  it's amazing how fast the days fly by with two (i thought they flew with one!) and how busy we are.  plus, maddy eats - a LOT. and it's impossible to type with one hand ;).

jack meets maddy:
pete and i are totally crying!

this is your baby SIS!!!
it's a girl, jack!
'awww' says jack.

me and my kiddos

sibling love at first sight.

look at her tiny nose!


first green family picture!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentine's day!

we are enjoying maddy's first valentines day, our first as a family of four!  pete brought home delish chocolates yesterday from see's so we could enjoy all day today (and maybe i had a piece in the middle of the night!!).  we went to gran's house this morning before picking up a heart-shaped pizza for lunch (forgot a pic), she had valentine's for her grandchildren:

jack - maddy - anthony



tearing in there!

sweetart hearts!
 a maddy photo shoot, a friend got her the headpiece, i made the tutu this morning:

 and we've decorated the house as a suprise for pete!  we're making dinner and dessert tonight for a cozy night in :).