Baby Madeline is here…

I’m glad I can stop calling her SheBert, though I will probably still refer to that way from time to time. 🙂

We named our first daughter Madeline Autumn Pearl Bertrand. She was born September 28th, 2012, at 10:54 AM. She was 21″ long, and 9lbs 8oz – so while we bounced back and forth before the big day about whether to deliver naturally or by C-section, the choice was made for us yesterday.

I now know what folks were warning me about when they said “sleep now” – I didn’t take them as seriously as I probably should have. Feeding is frequent and we will be in the hospital until Tuesday morning.

We’ve had a tremendous influx of support, congratulations and well wishes. We want to thank you all for that – and don’t take a lack of a reply as a lack of appreciation. We have been very busy getting to know our sweet little girl and napping in between when we can. We will have plenty more to share soon. In the meantime I’ll leave you with some fun pics of Madeline’s first 24 hours with us:

5 Responses

  1. Andy Sutorius says:

    Congratulations Aaron, Nicole and Madeline!!!!

  2. KT Yanks says:

    The baby is gorgeous. Nicole is stunning. Aaron looks so happy. Enjoy every minute and nap often 😉

  3. Liz+Terry says:

    Such a beautiful time!!! enjoy every second!

  4. Drew Jenkins says:

    Aaron, Enjoy fatherhood. When Madeline is grown and going off to college, you’ll say to your self, “Where did all those years go?” (Said the father whose oldest son just entered his freshman year at URI.) And BTW, I wouldn’t trade fatherhood for anything. All the best to you bro.