Friday, February 10

Something pretty amazing?

I think Maddy lookes like Gwen. Not like her twin but certainly like her sister. So I've been searching my old photos for proof but can't find any since all of Maddy's pictures are from about age 11 months and, except for her referral pictures, I only have pictures of Gwen from age 14 months.

So I pulled out the referral photos. Remember that both girl are just one month apart in age(Gwen is a month older than Maddy though). I'm pretty sure the referral pictures for both girls were taken at 11 months. Here's what I saw:

These are their "mug shots". Usually, they're taken earlier than the other referral photos.

I think it's interesting that they're both wearing little upsidedown smiles. The colors swap (red and white) is interesting too!

(Gwen on the left and Maddy on the right)

Both referral photo sets included a "sitting" picture. Both included a stuffed bear. Both included bare feet. Both included a similar expression!

(Gwen on the left and Maddy on the right)

Both sets of referral photos included a "standing" picture. Both included leaning on an object for support. Again, there's so sweet little feet!

(Gwen on the left and Maddy on the right)

I've looked at LOTS of referral photos over the months and never seen two sets that matched so much in composition. Amazing (I think!) I called Tracey at USAA today and asked if she could request an update (with pics!). She said she would. I can't wait to see what little Madeline Abigail looks like now! :)

UPDATE: 19 months:

  • Madeline is 20.24 pounds and 30 inches tall
  • Her feet are 5.2 inches long
  • She has 8 teeth
  • She can walk up/down stairs, throw a ball and scribble
  • She wakes up at 5:20 AM (we'll be changing that!)
  • She goes to bed at 8:30PM and sleeps with her foster mom (that's nice)
  • She is active, restless and stubborn on occassion (just like her sister!)
  • Her favorite activities are playing with balls and walking by herself
  • Her favorite foods are vegetables (good girl!)


Blogger Esther & Emma's Jie Jie said...

Oh my goodness!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations on Madeline Abigail! The girls do look a ton alike in comparison.. which is neat since my sisters look so much alike also! She is adorable =)

February 10, 2006 2:03 PM  
Blogger Eliza2006 said...

They really do look like sisters! I can't wait for Maddy to get here!!!!


February 10, 2006 2:13 PM  
Blogger Sjoukje said...

Hi Donna! I've been to Germany for 3 days and I come back and find that you have 2 daughters! That's really great! And I think Madeline looks indeed like Gwendolyn. Congratulations!!

February 10, 2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger marilyn & evro said...

Congratulations, Donna and Andrew! I'm so excited you decided to accept. Can't wait for your update.

How is the sleeping coming?


February 10, 2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Salome's Mom said...

They look like sisters. You two must be over the moon.


February 10, 2006 4:15 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my goodness... I saw the post about your second daugter on the Just for Jillian blog and really, I know I don't know you or anything, but congratulations on your beautiful new daughter and your beautiful Gwen! I am dying to know how you got your referral so quickly after travel, so I think I will hunt through your archives!


February 10, 2006 5:28 PM  
Blogger Milinda & Edward said...

Donna, congratulations! I can't imagine the excitement you and Andrew are feeling right now. And sweet Gwen, she's been the star of her own show for almost 6 months now - boy is she in for a shock! I'm sure they will adore each other and get into lots of trouble together!

Best wishes,

Maggie's mom
Group 102

February 10, 2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

YAY!!! YOU DID IT!!! Fantastic News!!! I'm sure I read in a previous post, that the little girl you were considering, had a cleft lip? If Madeline has a cleft lip - you certainly can't tell. She's is beautiful.
Speaking of beautiful - how gorgeous is that close up of Gwen (couple of posts below?) You certainly do have Double Happiness!

Lee-Anne (Aust)
DH Todd DD Mikayla 8 DS Harrison 4
DTC 2/2/06

February 12, 2006 11:29 PM  
Blogger Donna & Joe said...


Congratulations!!! Maddy is adorable and the similarities between the referral photos are amazing...I think that means it was meant to be.

Double Happiness is definitely what you will be feeling when they place Maddy in your arms!

Donna :)

February 13, 2006 7:55 AM  
Blogger Sam said...


I am so exicted for you!!! We haven't even been home two months yet(offically the last group to travel from the January2005DTC)! WOW!! Congrats!!!

Sam (January2005DTC)

February 17, 2006 8:34 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

That really is uncanny how much alike they look!! Congrats! I know Gwen is gonna love her new sister.

February 18, 2006 9:05 AM  

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