Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy First Birthday!

Happy First Birthday Madelyn Paige!
525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love? How
about love? Measure in love.
Seasons of love.
(From the Broadway Musical Rent)
How do you measure a year. If it is measured in love, then what a first year it has been. Our little Maddy Moo, our Smooshie has brought so much love into our house. I know everyone says you love your second child every little bit as much as your first, but I didn't think it was possible. Alex and I have had such a special, close relationship, I just wasn't sure another child could ever mean as much. But I fall more and more in love with this little princess every day. From the time Alex was about 3 or 4 he asked for a sibling. When I told him I was pregnant, (He was the first to know after Bruce) he was overjoyed. By far my favorite part of this year has been watching the incredible love between my babies. Maddy LOVES Alex and he is the most compassionate, caring, kind, nurturing big brother she could ever ask for. They look at each other with so much adoration. Alex told me this week that he needed to have a talk with Maddy on her birthday. He told her that she is the best thing that ever happened in his entire life.
The first time Alex held Maddy


To my precious Madelyn-
You have no idea how much joy you have brought me this year. I love every little thing about you. I love the way your face lights up when you see me. I love the way your hands shake with excitement. I love the way you ball your fists up and squeeze when you are mad. I love the way you look at your big brother. I love the way you call "Dia" so excitedly when she comes in the room. I love the way you smile when you see Daddy. I love the way you sign please and hold your hands up when you want me to hold you. I love the way you look down coyly when you see a stranger or someone aren't sure of. I love the way you scrunch up your nose when you are happy. When I chose the name Madelyn for you, I imagined a petite, sweet, dainty, well mannered girl. You are all those things and so much more. You are so sweet and so funny, but you have so much spunk. You are stubborn and let everyone know exactly what you want. And smart, you are so smart my baby girl. I love you, Madelyn Paige Beckwith. I am so lucky I get to be your mom.


  1. How is Madelyn? Did you find anything out?