Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Park

Last week we finally made it out early enough to go to the park....before it got too hot. The girls were glad to get out of the house. Hopefully, when Grandma and Grandpa Broderick come, they can go do more fun things!!

Andie loves to be a frog. She's so silly
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Oh to be a kid!! What a goofy way to go down a slide. :)
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Adjusting to 3...

I think we are doing pretty good - considering it's only been 3 weeks. The girls have been great helpers and Adalyn is such a good baby. Here are some random pictures...and most of them are in order of date, but not all of them. Oh well.

Happy Father's Day ShawnAndie and Ali playing with their new barbies from Jill....Thanks Again!
We were over at a friend's house and Ali brought me the camera and said, "Take a picture of my hat!" She then ran and got their dish towel and came back looking like this....what a funny girl!
Cute picture of Adalyn - she looks older than 2 weeks....which she was almost 2 weeks in this picture!
Andie and Ali waiting with Adalyn at the doctor's office. Andie was so surprised and excited that Adalyn's doctor was the same as hers. How Fun!! (This was at 10 days - she weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was already 22 inches long.)

HAHA - trying to get all to look at the camera or smile was difficult enough with two!!

Ali sitting in the bouncer....it's her new favorite place to lounge.Andie LOVES to hold Adalyn
A friend was over and loved the way Adalyn was holding her hands. She exclaimed it to be a "Kodak" moment - so we took a picture. She has such long fingers!
Ali was helping the "babies" sleep. She read all three of them bedtime stories
Adalyn is definitely my child. She spits up just like the rest of them - therefore, we needed more burp rags. I had fun making these, and actually managed to do it during nap time. HOORAY!! Turtles on one side and plaid on the other - I thought it was cute material.

Friday, June 18, 2010

More pictures of Adalyn

I got our cd last night with all the pictures of Adalyn. There are so many, and they are all SO cute!!! I feel bad I never did these with Andie and Ali, because I absolutely love them. Here are my favorites. Enjoy.


I am still in love with this one. Thanks again Chelsea, you did a FANTASTIC job!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Who does she look like?

Here are pictures of all 3 girls - just under an hour old, with "goopy eyes". Here is the game....who is who? Good Luck!Here they are - 2 or 3 days old. Does Adalyn look like Andie or Ali?

Sleeping baby...

Gotta Love It!



Had to stick one in of Grandpa and Andie....I am sure the mission office will enjoy!

Thanks Aunt Jill



Sisters are great!! Jill mailed us a fun box last week. There was an adorable blanket for baby (I need to get a picture of it), popcorn for Shawn, skirts for me, and 7 wrapped presents for the girls (no worries, I believe she told me they were from the dollar store).

The presents were for when "Mom needed a break and the girls need something new to do." We have only opened one present so far...and it was PERFECT!!! These puzzles have kept Andie entertained for hours!
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THANKS JILL!!! You are the greatest!!

Look at me Grow!

Adalyn had a check-up today to make sure she was gaining weight. She weighed 7lbs. 2oz. and was 22 inches long. She is doing great!"I LOVE TO STRETCH!!"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Super Heros

A new favorite game!
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Also, a sneak peek of Adalyn's new born pictures...just 5 days old.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Adalyn

June 5th was great!!! We headed out early at 5:50am for our scheduled induction at 6:00am of baby #3. We checked in at the registration desk and the girl told us our room number. She was SO excited, that she personally wanted to take us there and show it to us. It was her favorite room on the floor. Needless to say - it was nice and BIG and quickly became our favorite room as well!

All hooked up and ready to go. I think this was around 4:00 in the afternoon. The day was FLYING by for me. I was anticipating only an hour had passed and 2 or 3 had. We got up and walked around a few times. I delayed the epidural a few hours by having a pain medication through the IV....it was nice.
Poor Shawn was freezing. When we walked into the room, it was nice and comfortable....for me. Everyone else was expecting it to snow. The temperature had been set at 50 degrees. I wasn't about to change it. When we walked in the hall, I asked, "Why do they have the heater on?" We would pass a vent and it really felt like hot air was coming out. I think that help in the whole day long process. Fortunately enough for Shawn, they had heated blankets. He kept wrapped up most of the day!

Adalyn came at 7:46 that evening. She was quick when it came time for pushing - she was out in just 3 small pushes. I was very happy with the whole day and very glad I was able to have a v-bac. As they were cleaning her up - I asked Shawn to hand me my phone so I could call Russia. They had about 10 minutes before church started...my dad answered and I told him he was a new grandpa. He passed the word to mom and said, "We're sitting on the stand waiting for the meeting to start" It was a quick conversation, but a very important one for me - thanks for answering dad, and thanks Shawn for dialing!!
All cleaned up with her tired yet happy mommy

Down to the nursery for her first bath.
One very happy dad!

Meeting Adalyn for the first time. Shawn brought the girls over on Sunday morning to meet their new little sister. They have been great with her and are so willing to get a blanket, blinky, diaper, wipes, burp cloth, etc. whenever I need it.

Shawn is such a great husband and father. He is running on very little sleep in the picture below. He headed home from the hospital around 10pm on Saturday. The girl's had already fallen asleep at a friend's house, so he left them there. He had only been asleep for about an hour when I called him in tears and asked him to come back to the hospital.

They had to put me back on the pitocin because I was bleeding too heavy and passing too many clots. So, they started the contractions back up...only this time - no epidural!! They were SO painful and often so I called Shawn to come give me a blessing. My wonderful husband, got dressed in his suit at 1:30 in the morning and came over to assist me. The nurses were so confused why he got "all dressed up" to come back in the middle of the night. Great Missionary Opportunity!

He ended up staying with me, sleeping in his suit. Got up at 7am to go get the girls, and brought them back to meet their baby sister. He then headed home, showered, changed suits and dropped the girls off so he could attend bishopric meeting and ward counsel. How blessed I am to have such a dedicated husband - in every aspect of his life!! Thank You Shawn - I love you!

They both love their little sister SO much!
Some of the MANY friends that came to visit in the Hospital. Thanks Guys!
Saying goodnight to mom and baby. Poor Andie - wasn't feeling well, we didn't know it at the time. She went to the doctor the next morning and her ear drum was about to burst. They got her on antibiotics, ear numbing drops and tylenol for the pain. She seems to be doing better.


Finally - here are some pictures of our newest addition to the family. We love her SO much - I love having a new born. They are so fun to cuddle!! Adalyn was born on June 5 at 7:46pm. She weighed 7lbs. 6oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Ready to come home from the hospital. She is sleeping SO well in the pack n' play.Our ward members have been incredible....I don't know how I would have handled this week without them. Each morning, someone has watched Andie and Ali till lunch time - some later. They come home exhausted and BOTH have taken a nap every afternoon.Her first bath.
Adalyn LOVES to stretch!
My friend Joy came over one day to help out. Poor thing - she asked what she could do and I made her sew. She finished some more burp clothes for me that I didn't complete before baby came. Such a great friend. It was so nice to have someone here to chat with and enjoy company. Joy - you were a HUGE help - THANKS!!
Thank you EVERYONE who has helped out. It has made recovery so much easier!!