Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Newest Member of the Family

My sister Melissa and her husband Scott had their first baby yesterday. After 18 and 1/2 hours of labor Madelyn Loran was born. 7 lbs 13 oz and 20 inches long. Lilian and I went to visit today and were just in awe of the sweetness that is little Maddy. Just a beautiful baby! It always amazes me, the depth of feeling I have for my sisters when they have new babies. I'm not sure what it is exactly...but seeing them holding their newborn, exhaustion mixed with that fierce motherly love in their faces. I can't really explain it just right. But it gets me every time.

9 comments:

Shauna said...

What a darling newborn.

Sharon said...

Congrats Melissa!! I am so excited for your family! She is absolutely perfect!

Sarah, I couldn't have put it better myself. That is exactly how I feel about my sisters. Thanks for the post!

Sarah Ann said...

So cute! I have a neice that has the same name but spelled different...MadeLynn!

Mindy said...

Oh she is just darling. I love all her hair. Tell her congradulations.

weddingsbywoodbury said...

Oh my goodness, she's gorgeous!!! Look at all that hair! Congrats, Melissa! It's totally worth the wait!

Croft Family said...

Tell her congrats for us. She is such a beautiful baby.

Camilla said...

Congrats Melissa--Madalyn has such chubby, cute cheeks I just want to hold her!

MELISSA said...

Ah, now I've gone and started crying! I remember how I felt when you had your girls, I'm glad that you love my daughter as I do yours (and Brandon too!)

Dawna said...

They are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to your whole family!!