Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Newest Family Member

My newest granddaughter Daisie Elisabeth Madden is finally here.  She was born on January 27; weighing in at 9 lbs. 1 oz. and 20 inches long. As Maura put it, “She’s a chunker!”  Obviously, Maura and Dan are thrilled, and it was thrill that rippled throughout the entire family. They probably hold the family record for long waits and it is wonderful that Daisie is now on the scene.

Maura and Dan traveled down to Portland for the birth a week ago yesterday and were able to hold Daisie shortly after birth.  The birth parents signed all of the papers for the adoption right away but Dan and Maura had to wait until Monday to be able to take her out of state.  In the mean time, they got to experience what it was like for two people who love to sleep in to have a newborn with them.  Of course, it was love at first sight all around.

Now the upgraded version of the family is all together at their home in Seattle. Dan and Maura have officially joined the group that gets to swap stories and complain about their kids. I’d say congratulations are due all around.