Thursday, February 2, 2012

Madelyn vs. Madeline

Never in my life did I think I would give my son or daughter a name that could easily be mistaken for another name or easily misspelled. For example... Greg/Craig, Madelyn/Madeline. Although I love the name Madeline we went with Madelyn because Devon's (birth mom) middle name was spelled May and we liked how it flowed. Then I started thinking about it and my name alone has more spellings than any other name (in my opinion).. Megan, Meghan, Maghen, Meagan, Meaghan, Megean, Megen ... you get the point. 

She got her first shots on Monday and she was a little champ. My sister-in-law asked me if I cried and I'm feeling like a bad mama cause I didn't. 


Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Three kids and numerous shots later and I've never once cried. Yes, it's sad and I do feel badly that they are hurting, but those are the breaks, you know? :-)

Kristen said...

Not a bad mom! In fact it's proven that babies judge a situation by looking at the faces of people around them (called social referencing). So when my babies have to get shots, I get in their face and smile like crazy and talk sweet and happy to them. They will wince and sometimes cry for two seconds, but then they're fine with snuggles from mom. There's nothing "wrong" with crying, but our little ones have a lot of bumps ahead of them in life. Why not learn to smile through them?

Not that you asked my opinion. =o) She's beautiful. I love her name too.

kyns said...

she is so cute! i don't think not crying makes you a bad mom, it makes you a tough mom. At many points in her life, having a tough mom is gonna come in handy.

Jenn said...

Ugh! Meg! I absolutely love reading your posts. I know we are technically just blog acquaintances and we don't really "know" each other lol- but it's so awesome to see your family grow! Even if it is just from a blog post here and there. Praying for you, Cony & Madelyn :)

God Bless
Jenn Martin (from Florida)

Amanda Kersey said...

Yay for not crying! (not that there's anything wrong with it) I didn't cry with Audrey's either...just think, You are teaching her to be strong.