S: The First Year
BC: I Loved You From the Very Start You stole my breath, embraced my heart. Our life together has just begun, You're part of me my little one. As mother with child, each day I grew, My mind was filled with thoughts of you. I'd daydream of the things we'd share, Like late-night bottles and teddy bears. Like first steps and skinned knees, Like bedtime stories and ABC's. I thought of things you'd want to know, Like how birds fly and flowers grow. I thought of lessons I'd need to share, Like standing tall and playing fair. When I first saw your precious face, I prayed your life be touched with grace. I thanked the angels from above, And promised you unending love. Each night I lay you down to sleep, I gently kiss your head and cheek. I count your little fingers and toes; I memorize your eyes and nose. I linger at your nursery door, Awed each day I love you more. Through misty eyes, I dim the light, I whisper "I Love You" every night. I loved you from the very start, You stole my breath, embraced my heart. As mother and child our journey's begun, My heart' is yours forever little one.
FC: Madison Elizabeth Prince
1: To Our Madison, This is the story of you; and it's just the beginning. Loving You Always Mommie and Daddy
2: True love is worth the wait.
3: May 17th, 2008
4: I found out that I was pregnant with you on May 11th, 2009. You were the very best present I could have ever gotten. | Our First Wedding Anniversary
5: Our first doctor's appointment was on June 8th, 2009. We heard your heart beat for the very first time. It was so strong and fast. We were so happy and scared at the same time. We were going to be parents! We couldn't wait until the day we would meet you. Doctor Harper told us you were due on January 14th, 2010. | Your 1st Picture
6: We had several ultrasounds, but we couldn't tell if you were a boy or a girl. Every time the Doctors tried to look, you would turn over. We thought you would keep us guessing until the day you were born. It didn't matter to us because you were healthy and safe and growing. | Ultrasounds
7: September 30th, 2009 First Glimpse | Every time the technician pressed on my belly, you flipped over. She tried so many times and you kept turning your back to us. | We made a wish, and you came true! | She pressed one last time and then we knew....Its a Girl!
8: The Hoover Dam | The Grand Canyon
9: While you were growing in my belly we traveled to a few places. | Jekyll Island
10: October | Mommy is glowing and growing.....
11: November | December | October | .....and growing
13: December 5th, 2009
14: Nursery | Madison's
15: Mommy and Daddy had so much fun decorating your room. We were so afraid you wouldn't have a crib to sleep in. We waited and waited for it to be delivered to us. It came just in time. The butterflies danced all over the walls waiting for your arrival.
16: January 19th, 2010 | 5:10 p.m. | 21.5 inches | 8 lbs. 1.9 oz.
18: Medical Center of Central Georgia | Our first Night in the Hospital | Daddy's First Diaper Change | Mama's Baby | "A wee bit of heaven, drifted down from above. A handful of happiness and a heart full of love. The mystery of life, so sacred and sweet. The giver of joy, so deep and complete. Precious and priceless, so lovable too. The world's sweetest miracle, that would be you." | Feed me!
19: Room 347 | Wrapped Up Tight | Peaceful Sleep | Cute as a | Your Billi Bed
20: Home | January 21, 2010
22: after you were born | and | came to see you
23: This Certifies | This Certifies | Tiny Hands and Tiny Feet | and Tiny Hands | Madison Elizabeth Prince | This Certifies
24: Rub-a-dub-dub... | First Bath | You loved being in the bath tub. You would relax your entire body and just lay there. I think you really liked the feel of the warm water. Any time you were really fussy, we would put you in the tub to calm you down.
25: As you got older, you would kick your feet and splash water all over the place. You have always liked taking a bath. | ...Madison is in the tub
26: February 2010 | You were sleeping in our room in your cradle. You were breastfed and nursing every hour. Mommy and Daddy were very tired but happy to have you with us.
27: 1 Month Old | First Valentines Day
28: Your First Smile | 11 lbs. 15 ounces and 22.5 inches long | March 2010
29: You were just starting to hold your head up but you really didn't like laying on your stomach. We tried everything we could but you would cry and scream. | 2 Months Old
30: April 2010 | You started sleeping in your own room. | I Love You! | Growing Longer | MEP
31: 3 Months Old | Cousins | Ian Lillian Madison | You didn't want to nurse, so Mommy pumped breast milk into a bottle for you.
32: You said your first word..."Da Di". | You tried some real food but you weren't too sure about it | At your 4 month check-up, you weighed 14 pounds and 11 ounces. You were 24.25 inches long. | May 2010 | You didn't feel good after your shots!
33: 4 Months Old | rolling over | You loved sitting in your Bumbo seat.
34: You were really busy in June. You were sitting up and rolling over. We took you swimming for the first time in JP's pool. | June 2010 | Books are fun! | Are these my feet? | You were always smiling and so happy.
35: 5 Months Old | Happy Father's Day | Favorite Foods: Carrots Applesauce Sweet Potatoes Oatmeal | Your Popppie went to heaven | Two bottom teeth! | Nap time with Gaga
36: July 2010 | two top teeth | laundry time
37: We went to Florida for Daddy's birthday. Gaga went with us and we had a very good time. It was your first trip to the beach. | 6 Months Old | 16 pounds 7 ounces 26 inches long | Cape San Blas
38: Thanksgiving for the Birth of a Child | Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church Clarkesville, Georgia | Unto God's gracious mercy and protection we commit you. The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore. Amen. | Reverend Dena S. Bearl | You were so quiet and peaceful during the service. You seemed to understand what was happening. | Uncle Bubba
39: July 18, 2010 | Ramona Prince made your beautiful gown.
40: August 2010 | 7 Months
41: Your first trip to Jekyll Island was in August. We rented a house there for a week. We spent every day on the beach. You really liked being in the water. Your Daddy and Uncle Keith took the net out in the water to catch shrimp and we saw the dolphins swimming behind them. You only ate one handful of sand. | Jekyll Island | Uncle Keith and Aunt Rose Anne
42: Someone wonderful, new and sweet. Has come to make our life complete. | September 2010 | During the first month you had your days and nights mixed up. You slept during the day and kept your Daddy and I awake all night. | You were breastfed. | You love black and white books! | You went to church and out shopping during the first month. Your friend Brycan was born November 4th.
43: This is a papaw Adams face! | Jack and Lilli getting used to each other the first week. | 8 Months
44: A bootiful sight... | October 2010
45: Madison's 1st | 9 Months
46: November 2010 | You went to the doctor for your first check-up on 12/1/2009 at Rutherford Pediatrics. You are healthy and perfect. You still have a little heart murmur but they said it would eventually go away. You weighed 10 lbs and 14 oz. You also grew two inches. You got three shots and only cried for a a brief minute. | At two months old you started sleeping all night. | You went Black Friday shopping with me and daddy at 4a.m. in freezing weather. I knew you were born a true shopper.
47: 10 Months | For thanksgiving 2009 we went to Mamaw and Papaw Adams house for lunch. All of your aunts and uncles were there. All of you first cousins were there too! (Brandon,Kaitlyn,Kelley,Virgil,Papaw Adams, Haley,Ashley, Tory,You, & Mamaw Adams.)
48: December 2010
49: Madison's Frirst Christmas 2010
50: January 2011 | You weigh about 14 lbs now. | It snowed six different times this winter! | You like hanging out in your jenny jump-up.
51: You really can smile now! | You can roll over but are still trying to sit up. | We tried feeding you rice cereal for the first time this month and as you can see...you hated it!
55: To my grandchild, with overwhelming love: On you may fortune smile with ample blessings. May your happiness persistent prove. Yet may you, in your angry inner wrestlings, grant others the compassion you'd be given, restoring not their sunlight, but your own. All your life may what you do be driven, not by others' ends, but yours alone. Days of awe and wonder may you cherish, clarity and mystery the same: Hymns antiphonal that never perish, imitating truths you cannot name. Let love of life make your life ever new, deep and rich as is my love for you.
58: September 18, 2010
59: 11 | Months
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