Monday, April 3, 2017

So This Happened. . .

Introducing Madelyn Amelia Marcinko, born all of 6 lbs 6 oz and 19.25 inches @ 10:29 PM on April 3rd, 2017
"She's precocious, and she knows just what it takes to make a crow blush"

Some quick backstory. Alicia and I found out we were pregnant the somewhere near the end of last August. We purposely didn't formally announce beyond a handful of friends/family, choosing instead to keep the news largely to ourselves just in case things were not meant to be.

But every test we took along the way came back goodness. And now on this day, all is confirmed. Mother and daughter are both healthy. And I can't remember a time when I've been more proud.

Thank you to all for your heartfelt thoughts and well wishes -- and your understanding on why we decided to withhold the news for so long,

More to come in the days, weeks, and years to come. In the meantime, some of the many pictures we've taken along the way are below.

Awesome times -- text/email to reach out.

August, soon after we found out

September, when the Munchkin was trying to imitate a cat playing with a ball of yarn

October, when we found out we were having a girl

December, heading into the Second Trimester

January, and things continued to be awesome

February, during one of the few times when Madelyn was not messing with the Sono Tech

March, and the start of the final countodown

A couple of days before Madelyn was born