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!!

20 comments:

Sharron said...

She is adorable and where did that dark hair come from?

You look so good girl,hope you can keep getting sleep so that you will have quick recovery!

Kristen, Spencer, Brendan, and Isaac said...

Congratulations Brodericks! She is gorgeous!

Mariah said...

You've got another cutie there! Hope you have a quick recovery and that there isn't any more ear problems, etc. That's no fun on top of a new one. That's awesome that the big girls go somewhere and get tired every morning...what a gift! Keep the pictures comin' but only after sleep. :-)

Frances said...

Congrat! You are amazing to be able to keep up with everything. And Kudos to Shawn! What a good daddy.

Sarah said...

Congratulations guys she is super cute!!! I want to know about all that dark hair too??? Like the name too!!

The P*dunc's said...

Completely adorable! Glad to hear that everything went well (thank goodness for modern medicine). VBAC rule, don't they? Hope you get plenty of sleep!

Amy said...

Congrats!! She's so cute and all that dark hair!! I'm glad you were able to deliver v-bac! I was planning on that but Reagan decided to be breech! Little stinker, but I have to say that the 2nd c-section was a much easier recovery than the first!

Anywho...congrats and can't wait to see more pics!!

Brandon and Jen Jensen said...

I have now had two v-bacs...and they were both really successful. I'm so glad it all worked out for you! It is scary to bleed like that...I am so glad he could come and give you a blessing and it all worked out. Andie and Ali look like twins and little Adalyn's hair is so cute! Congrats!

MTMcGee said...

Congrats Molly and Shawn!! Glad you were able to have a v-bac. I wish my body would have let me, but as long as you get a healthy baby it really doesn't matter how they get here. She is adorable! Hope all continues to go well for you and your family of five now!!

Southern Belle said...

Oh I loved every minute of non-2-year old time! Glad I could help out.

The Pratts said...

What a great update Molly. Sounds like everything went great! The room, the vback, the nice pushing! I am so glad you have such a great husband and good friends to take care of you. I felt so bad for Andie's poor ear - reminded me of Emma, I wish we could be there to help! I love Adalyn's cute outfit going home, she is so beautiful and I LOVE her sweet hair! Hey and I noticed she is sleeping in the pack and play!!! - was it Andie or Ali who wasn't a fan of that... or both? Well I am glad someone likes it! Sure do love you and your super cute family!

KofoedFamily said...

She sure is cute! We are so happy she is here healthy and content. Good job Mom and Baby Adalyn!

Pratt Family said...

Yea..thanks for all the fun pictures and update on little Adalyn's arrival. You have such an amazing family Molly...2 great helpers and a loving husband. Wish you a speedy recovery and so glad to hear Andie is feeling much better too. Keep the pictures coming!! Love you all!!!

Jamie said...

Congrats! I'm gonna have to join the bandwagon- LOVE that dark hair!! :)
Hope you are getting some sleep.

Pratt Fam said...

She's beautiful!!! Congrats!

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Grandma Tii said...

Adorable!!!! We are so glad to have pictures to share with all the office and missionaries. We are so grateful that all went well and that you have so many wonderful friends to help you since we are far far away. Love you!

Josh and Jenna said...

I am so glad that you had such a great day, and that you are doing so well. You have a perfect little family, Molly!

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The Birds said...

Congrats!!! Hopefully you're getting a little rest! She's a sweetie!