Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Meeting Matt & Madeline (with photos!!)

Here's my report on the bloggy meet-up with Matt and Madeline. It was such a pleasure to meet these two. Matt is doing such a wonderful job with his girl, under excruciating circumstances. BTW, Matt apologized for making you cry. Matt, you should know, my readers tend to be a hormonal bunch. We cry easily.

OMG, look at that juicy girl! She is such a good baby. This was a noisy restaurant/bar and the crowd and noise didn't phase her at all. The only time she really cried was when she was impatient for daddy to change her wet diaper. Which he did deftly, right on the banquette.

Matt and Maddy chatting. Matt says he expects Maddy will be a talker like her mom.

Look at the baaaaybeeeeee!!!

Maddy needed a good stretch after all her travels. And a smooch from daddy is always good.

ME and Maddy!!! I got to feed Madeline.

I can only imagine how hard this has been for Matt. It's one thing to choose to be a single parent, but to be caring for a baby while grieving for her mother is almost too much to bear. Every milestone must bring a fresh wave of grief that Liz isn't there to see it.

Matt, I know you've heard it before, but Liz would be so proud of you. The internets are proud of you! Thanks for sharing your daughter with us.


HereWeGoAJen said...

Oh, she's just precious!

Michelle said...

She is so cute! Your right it must be so hard for him.

Kristin said...

She is beautiful...and, you are right, Liz would be so proud.

Cara said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

I want to read the backstory, but just that happiness made me cry.

Huh- someday.

Aunt Becky said...

Those pictures are so very adorable. And yeah, I'm weeping over here, too.