Friday, August 7, 2009

Out of the Hospital!

My little man and I are home. I have to say to those who read the previous entry that Tyler probably spent at least two hours writing that. I have to apologize for his need to put detail into everything. I kept telling him that people just don't care about that stuff....c'est la vie. He does what he wants. I do have to say thank you to him for being kind by putting the least hideous pictures up. However, I have to be the honest one and put up the ugly pics for my own conscience. I believe this one is of me gritting through a contraction. I also had to have a picture with my other coach. Thanks for taking me to the hospital, mom. Also, thanks for helping me with my house and London. It was a load off of my back. I was so relieved when Tyler got to the hospital. I thought, "Good, I'll get some help." Well, shortly after that thought, I looked over and discovered that my mom was out as was my husband. But, for being in labor for 10 hours, they stayed with me and coached me...most of the time. I was on oxygen for almost the whole 10 hours. This picture is literally right after he was born and probably the most humbling of pictures. It was quite the road. I have to say that regardless of my exhaustion, I missed my little girl horribly. She ran right into the delivery room and yelled, "MOM! I missed you!!!" I thought I would cry; it was such a special moment. She loves little Madden and couldn't be more helpful. London was such an angel while Ty and I were at the hospital. She came twice the day he was born. the second time she didn't make it up the elevator to our room before she passed out. Mom layed her next to me on the bed and she didn't even wake up. I have to say this delivery, although the labor was twice as long and twice as hard, has been so much better than London's. He is a great nurser and the recovery is less painful. LOVE IT! I'm sure everyone is sick of these long posts so I will finish with a thank you to all those who visited and prayed for us. Also, thank you Tyler for finally listening to me and coming home. Okay, just kidding. Thank you for helping me in and out of the hospital before and after pregnancy. You are God's gift. Love, hugs and bum rubs! Enjoy the rest of the pics! Loves to all!

13 comments:

Eddy and Tiffany said...

Congratulations Shelley and Tyler! He's beautiful! I was thinking about you this morning thinking "I'll bet she's close to her date" thinking I'd call you to see if you needed anything, and then I got online, and lo and behold, he's here! I love the pics of you and London. She's sweet. Congratulations! Let us know if there's anything we can do for you.

.caroline armelle. said...

congrats guys! he's adorable. all that hair!
i'm glad all went well, and seriously shelley, 4 miles? i think 1 would have been just fine...

congrats again!

Two and 1/2 Peas in a Pod said...

He is so darling! Congratulations you look beautiful and so does your cute little family! I love the long posts so when you have time in between feedings, cleanings etc. keep posting

Larson Family said...

Shelley! Yeah! He is beautiful, as are you. There is not a bad looking picture on here.. . so quit that!

Brad said...

I personlly loved every detail that Tyler wrote and would've like even more.


Beautiful baby. Beautiful parents. Wish I could be there to hold him!

So happy for you!

Brad said...

And that was Monica with the last comment, not Brad... he's happy for you too.

Chapman Family said...

I loved the detail and it was ALMOST as good as if it were in person. okay, not even close, but the shots of him sleeping cracked me up. B did the same thing. And YOU are tired???? Whatever. :) Good thing they are cute.

Blair and Lyndsay said...

Congrats Shell! I would love to come see him!

jEsSiCa said...

Shell! Congrats babe! That is such a crazy story;) I loved Tyler's telling of it! So crazy especially since I was at Cherry Hill with you too talking about that exact possibility of you going while he was gone, and ta da... it happened! You are a hilarious though going running while he might not have made his connection! What were you thinking? :) Well, I would love to see you and new baby Madden. Such a cute name! I'll call ya!

Marci + Dan said...

What a darling little boy! Congratulations!

Juliann said...

Shelley!! (and Tyler!) Congratulations on your beautiful, beautiful little boy. I was so excited to check your blog and be surprised to find out that little Madden was here. Hope you are all doing well.

Gary said...

I was there for the whole thing and Shelley didn'tt make one little peep the entire time. She is a trooper. And by the way, I wasn't asleep, I was trying to sleep and just kept my eyes closed through paper findings around my head and many other things. So there!

Carly said...

He is beautiful! Can't wait to meet him.