It has been a while since I've left a post about my dear little Madeleine. Thus, I've chosen to write about her today.
Madeleine is no longer the tiny, inactive and totally dependent babe she once was 11 short months ago. Nope. She's grown a lot (of hair). She's learned a lot. And she's developped into a beautiful, energetic and more independent toddler. She's walking around so carefree. She feeds herself at will. And she loves, I repeat, loves to hang out with other kids. Now, her colourful personality begins to shine! This is what I have been waiting for...
I have been in complete admiration of my little girl these past few weeks. To watch her progress and change right before my eyes is a reward that surpasses any other. We play together and interact together more actively than ever before. I am having the time of my life!
As a sidenote, Maddie has weaned herself. She just decided last week that she had no interest whatsoever to nurse. Which is fine by me, after all the difficulties we experienced in her early months. The only downside is that I have to find other ways to get her to fall asleep. I've tried taking her for a walk in her stroller and rocking her in the recliner. I've even tried just putting her in her crib when she's really tired. She will usually stand up and I'll put her back down until she realizes she needs to stay down. So far, it isn't too bad at night. But her naps during the day require a lot more patience. And it's a good thing, too, that I didn't get rid of the boxes of nursing pads I were given. Man, it's like having a really leaky faucet attached to your chest all day long!
To conclude, I would like to express how thankful I am that God sent this little angel to bless our lives. She is truly a remarkable being who has a tremendously bright future.
I love her more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.