Friday, August 17, 2007

New baby in the family

Wanted my blogging family to meet our newest arrival. My cousin Stacey and her husband Alex became parents for the first time! Maximillian
"Max" Alexander Linke born August 16th @ 4:54 pm, 8 lbs 15 oz. and 21 1/4"
in length. Mom and baby are doing great.

Stacey and I are just months apart. She has been a blast to grow up with. I am just so happy for her as she enters into this new role as mother. Lets give her our best new mom advice. Oh and I am encouraging her to start her own blog. She is wickedly funny.


Leslie said...

Congratulations Stacey, Alex, and Max!

My best parenting advice: don't listen to those who say, "Wait until they're two", or "Wait until they're 5," or whatever. Enjoy every single stage of Max's life! The phases aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be.

Alida said...

How sweet. Newborns look so tiny, don't they? Congratulations!

Advice....listen to what everyone has to say, then do whatever your gut tells you is right for you, even if it's not at all what you were told.

Sharon said...

I'm into reading anyone's blog who's "wickedly funny!"

Congrats on little Max!

My advice? Always win your battles before the age of 5. After that, pick your battles wisely and make them think they win every once in a while, even though it was your agenda all along!

Meghan said...

What a sweet little newborn baby, Congratulations to the new parents.

I don't have any parenting advice to give yet...but knowing me, once I am a parent, I will have plenty that I think people need to know!

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Kelli said...

I had to do a double take when I came to the picture of Stacy and her baby. It looks like your face Becca :)

My advice, Do what you feel is best and don't let other people tell you that what you are doing is wrong. Everyone's family style is different. What works for one may not work for the other. Doesn't mean they are wrong :)
Also, since I am a "survivor" of sorts of postpartum, get help asap if you think you need it. Don't wait. It's not worth not wanting to take meds or whatever the reasoning may be. And if you find yourself in that situation, you can get my number from Becca and call anytime. I don't want anyone going through what I did. Good luck!

Tiff said...

Don't you just love that first wail heard from a new born baby?! My advice to the new mom would be: Forget normal! You have a "new" normal now - don't fight it as I did and try to get back to the "old" normal. You and your family will be much happier if you accept your new normal and learn the beauty of it. Oh, and let all those helping hands help! This time will be gone in a flash so make sure you are holding, rocking, loving and watching your baby instead of doing dishes, laundry, and all the other chores that your helpers can assist with. Beautiful baby!

Joshua & Valerie said...

Congrats to the new little family! I really don't have any advice besides try to enjoy every day of your baby's life. This time is short and fleeting. The baby you put to bed at night is not the same baby that woke up earlier that day. They truly do grow so fast. Also, remember, you're not alone. Don't be shy to look for/ask for/accept help!

It looks like she had a cesarian. (If she didn't have a cesarian, disregard what I'm about to type.) As you know, I had an unplanned (c-section stat!) surgery. Women who have c-sections react differently, but, as you know, there are often common feelings, ESPECIALLY for those who have an unplanned c-section with their FIRST child. Whether or not she falls into this category, if she wants someone to talk to...I'm avaialable. For some reason, it's easier for some people to talk about such things with a virtual stranger. Perhaps because there's less of a fear of judgement...I don't know. I'm getting off subject. I majored in "off subject-ness", you know!