Monday, January 30, 2006


We brought Grace home with a touch of Jaundice. We had to bring her back to the hospital on Sunday to get her Bilirubin count taken. The numbers had gone up a little so we have Grace under Phototherapy. Which means...a nurse came out to the house on Sunday and brought a light table for Grace to be in. Grace must stay in these lights as much as she can until her Bilirubin numbers go back down. We may take her out to feed and change diapers. (Of course that is killing all of us.) The nurse comes back daily to take her blood to check the Bilirubin number. It is so nice that they come to our house. We saw the doctor today, she thinks that Grace already looks better and it should only be another 24 to 48 hours under the light.

Coming Home

Our new family was able to come home on Saturday, January29th. The doctor gave Amy the optition of going home on Saturday or Sunday. It felt good to have Grace in her home. Amy's mom is spending several days at the house to help out. Visitors are welcome!

Proud Family

Both Amy's parents and sister were at the hospital when Grace was born. Her parents have decided to be called Maw Maw and Paw Paw. Don't they look so proud!
Aunt Carrie went back to South Carolina on Friday and Grace already misses her. We hope to see her and Uncle Eric soon.
Chad's mom is planning on arriving to Atlanta to meet Grace on Feb. 12th. We are all excited for her to meet Grace.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


After Amy was induced on January 25, going through 24 hours of labor, trying to push, and then having a C-Section ... Grace Elizabeth Maddox is finally here!!! She was born at 2:04 PM on January 26th, weighing 8lbs 12oz at 20 3/4 inches long. We are so proud to have her here with us. Thank you to each who visited the hospital to help us celebrate our new daughter.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

It's Almost Time

I went to the doctor yesterday. Doc checked me and told me my body was not ready yet. So we go back on Monday to be checked and to make a plan. He would like for me to have the baby before next weekend. So if I haven't gone into labor on my own then we will be induced some time next week. My friend Trisha will be sending out an email to let everyone know when Grace has enter our family.

Friday, January 06, 2006


Many of you have asked about the nursery. I have added a picture so you can get a taste of what it looks like. I can't wait till Grace gets here and you can come visit her and see the nursery.
Love - Chad and Amy