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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Madelyn Brooke Zellers- 7/7/09


Hey guys! We are finally back from the hospital and it has finally calmed down enough for me to have a free second to blog and write about our new little addition. Madelyn Brooke was born on July 7, 2009 at 10:26 at night. She weighed in at 6lbs 2ozs and 18 inches long! She is tiny, but VERY strong! She has a head full of black hair (which is always fun for the mom:). Now for our story...

I was 39 weeks when I went to the doctor on Monday. He said that I was dilated to a 4, almost a 5, and 80% effaced! I knew I could go at ANY second. However I had been at a 4 for TWO weeks and nothing was happening! So I was getting pretty impatient to say the least. So on Tuesday morning, I decided to take the good old Castor oil to see if I could get my contractions started. I took the Castor oil at 1pm. It made me pretty sick a couple of hours later, but it did its promised job because I started having regular contractions at about 6pm that night. They started out about 5-10 minutes apart so we knew we needed to get to the hospital QUICK. Geoffery was running around like a wild man freaking out and I kept saying that this isn't it. I was sick of false labor by this point. Well my mom and Geoffery knew better so we got to the hospital by about 7pm. They continued being about 5 minutes apart. Sure enough I was in labor this time.

After about 3 hours of laboring, little Madelyn was born. The doctor said he'd come back every hour or so to check on me and the next time he came in he was delivering me. Let's just hope the rest of my labors go that fast because it was wonderful! I was in labor for 17 hours with Grant and it was NOT fun!

We are doing well now adjusting to our new life. Today is my first day doing it on my own with both Grant and Madelyn. Grant is just in LOVE with his baby sister. He wants to hug and kiss her ALL the time. He had the best reaction I could ever hope for. I was really worried about how this would affect him, but he has loved every minute of it. So here are some pictures of our beautiful baby girl and us at the hospital.

Here I am at 38 weeks I believe (when I originally thought I would go any second:)


Proud brother!


The banner Abby put up when I came home from the hospital! (Thanks Abby!)


31 comments:

J and Rachel Kirkham said...

She is so beautiful Aubrey! Congratulations!!

Aubrey and Tyler said...

Congrats! I'm happy to hear everything went well!

Scott, Andi and Jack said...

Yay!!! I can't tell you how happy I am you posted! She is absolutely beautiful. All of that black hair?! That is so so great that Grant just loves her so much. What a beautiful little family. So glad labor went so well. Sounds ideal. We are so happy for you! Can't wait to meet her.

The Elders said...

Yay! She's beautiful!! She looks alot like her brother minus the hair. did I mention that I'm jealous that you are done with pregnancy?!?! Congrats!

Ras Clan said...

She is the most beautiful baby ever!! And your labor.... you lucky dog! love ya'll

Bobbi Lee said...

She is so sweet! Congratulations - I'm glad everything went so smoothly!

Cali said...

She is so beautiful Aud! Congrats. I'm glad that things went so well.. and I'm SO jealous of all that dark hair you have to play with!!

Missy said...

Oh my heck Audrey she is beautiful, what an adorable little family you have! Congrats!!

Moni and G Shipp said...

Aud... You look beautiful in your post-labor pic... But I know your little secret. I won't tell anyone. ;)

-G

Katie C Kirkham said...

she is beautiful! i love all her beautiful locks!

congrats guys! Can't wait to meet her when we run into you next in Logan.

Jill said...

Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful!

Megan said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! And you look fantastic!!

Cassie said...

Congrats! She is adorable!

Pink Nothings said...

I don't have to tell you again, but I will! beautiful baby!!!

Britt, Ben and Mack said...

She is beautiful! Congrats to you guys!

Kristi & Mike said...

CONGRATS!!! She is so adorable! The hair is so cute...I love babies with hair!

cassidee said...

she is a cutie pie congrats

Kylie said...

She is beautiful!!! Congratulations! She looks like a prettier more feminine version of Grant. :) I hope things continue to go well for you guys, especially in the eating and sleeping departments! ;) BTW, I finally listed the grosgrain bows on my site, if you're still interested. If you do decide to order, I am afraid I will be verrrry tempted to throw in some extras for beautiful Miss Madelyn!

Don Wheelbarrow said...

I have been waiting word if you had her or not...traci has been talking to your dad and he did tell her that you had your little girl! glad to hear everything is going good, she is a complete doll...you can do her hair and everything! :) congrats!

Meggie and Russ said...

Congratulations!! She is so beautiful!! Hope everything is going well!!

Rebecca and Jason said...

okay i am curious. what is your secret to the post-labor picture. i need to know.

holly_mcf said...

Congrats, she is just beautiful! She is gorgeous and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HEAD OF HAIR! Glad to hear everything went smoothly. God bless.

Nikki said...

You look absolutely stunning pregnant...holy cow..can I please look like that? And can I please have that labor next time? Madelyn is such a cute name, she looks just like your boy! Your family is adorable, congrats!

Pink Nothings said...

Yes I did have a c-section. Really I think I will do the rest that way too. Hope you are doing well. I have been tempted to call you, but I also feel like I should wait. So I promise soon to call you I am just dying to talk to you!

Sorry I just saw I am logged in my other account! It's Rebecca

Chixon said...

Congrats! So glad everything went well and the baby is healthy! You're little bro was supposed to teach a discussion at our house but then our friend got sick and canceled! :( Hopefully he wont get transferred before we can set something up again.

Rachel Hunter said...

Aubrey, she is so cute! congratulations! i hope you are doing well!

Melissa said...

Congrats Audrey! Seriously you look great in those pictures! And Madelyn is adorable!

Rachel said...

she is beautiful!!! serious. and the dark hair! i love it! but of course i having dark hair have a blonde little girl! :) love you!

Janalyn Owens said...

She is so stunning and beautiful. I am so happy for your family.

Erick and Megan said...

She is beautiful! So glad I checked your blog tonight! I love her hair, I hope she keeps it! I only have 6 weeks left so check ours in about 2 months! Good luck!

Sarah said...

Congrats, Audrey on the new baby girl--now one month old. You have such a cute little family. Glad to know things are going well since BYU-I.