Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter Maddie Briann Aldridge was seriously injured in an ATM accident on Feb. 5. Click through RadarOnline.com's exclusive gallery of photos to see the sweet 8-year-old girl as a newborn baby.
Jamie Lynn was thrilled when Maddie Briann Aldridge — her daughter with then-boyfriend, Casey Aldridge — was born on June 19, 2008, at Southwestern Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb.
"Being a mom is the best feeling in the world," gushed Jamie Lynn, who was just 16 at the time. "I love taking care of her. It is so much fun. I just want to hug her and kiss her, and I'm happy all the time."
Casey Aldridge, then 18, was a proud papa. "He held my hand the whole time. He wanted to be there. He knew he couldn't miss it," Jamie Lynn said about her ex witnessing their daughter's birth.
"The first time I saw her, it was surreal. You can't even imagine that moment. She just looked at me, and she really didn't cry at first," noted Jamie Lynn. "I was scared, and then she started screaming. It is the best feeling in the world."
At the time, Jamie Lynn's big sister Britney flew to the area to celebrate Maddie's birth — a sad precursor to the singer rushing to be by her niece's side following her recent tragic ATM accident.
As Radar reported, Maddie was out riding the all terrain vehicle when she flipped it into a pond and became trapped underwater.
While Jamie Lynn, 25, and her husband, Jamie Watson, were unable to free Maddie, authorities arrived within minutes and rescued the girl.
Maddie was rushed to a hospital in New Orleans, where doctors worked to stabilize her.
Maddie's stepfather recently took to Instagram to let everyone know the little girl is making a recovery. "Thank you everyone for the prayers. Maddie is doing better and better. Thank y'all so much," Jamie captioned a photo of a shirt, which read: "believe in miracles."
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