Sunday, March 01, 2009

Madeline's Birth Story

The Story Of Madeline's Birth

On Friday the 20th of February, at Mommy's last doctors appointment, we were told by the doctor to come to the hospital the next morning at 8am to be induced. Unfortunately, they were too crowded and we were rescheduled for the next day. Since we weren't going to the hospital that day, we decided to go to breakfast with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Chris. On his way to Grandma's house, Daddy got into an accident and, although he was not injured, the car wasn't so lucky.

The next morning Dylan and Liam went to play with Grandpa and Uncle Chris while Mommy and Daddy went to the hospital. By 11 am the first contractions started and the pain medication was requested. A little after 3pm Madeline decided she was ready to come out and after only about 3 pushes she was born at exactly 3:30 pm.

It was a relaxing birth and dare I say... easy??! No complications and no stress resulted in a very relaxed, calm baby. Madeline cried for about 5 seconds and then decided to just "take it all in" for about the next 3 hours. She did not close her eyes once until around 7pm.

Our beautiful baby girl

Such a sweet baby

Daddy's turn

Grandma already spoiling her rotten


Dylan gets a chance to meet his sister and loves her immediately

Liam being so gentle with Madeline

The boys watching Uncle Chris and Madeline getting to know one another

On Her Way Home

Getting her "going home" outfit on

We were so excited to leave the hospital and make our way home

Finally ready.


Cyndy and George said...

What an amazing weekend it was!!! She is a beauty!

Karyl said...

Such great pictures! Sounds like it was all a nice relaxing experience. Sorry to hear about the accident, I hope it wasn't the new car. Thanks for sharing with us.

Heidi Best said...

Unfortunately, it was the new car! Only made one payment on it and it already has almost 6000 dollars in damage.

Patricia Peterson said...

What a beautiful little girl!! I'm so glad it was relaxing and calm. Little girls are fabulous, enjoy her!