Thursday, April 16, 2009

Madden James Hall


Welcome baby Madden James Hall. Madden was born on Tuesday April 14 at 10:06 am. He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 19 inches long. He has got really cute dimples on both cheeks.

Going into labor this time I really wanted things to go different than last time with Emerson. I got my wish but some ways were not what I was hoping for. I got to the hospital to be induced at 4:00 am. When I got there I was checked and was already dilated to a 4. They started me on pit at 5:30. By 6:30 I was starting to feel some good contractions and asked for the epidural before it got worse. Unluckily for me the anesthesiologist was tied up with other people and didn't make it in to do my epidural until 9:15 am. By this time I was in SO much pain I thought I was going to die! As soon as they finished my epidural at 9:45 I was still in crazy amounts of pain and knew something wasn't right. Mike grabbed the nurse right after they walked out of the room. She came back in and she checked me and of course I was fully dilated and ready to push. Needless to say my epidural didn't have time to kick in so I had to just deal with it. I still had to get an episiotomy but everything else went really well and I made it through.

Even though labor was so painful and hard my recovery has been so much better this time around. I got to go home the next day and I am up and moving around pretty well. Emerson is adjusting a lot better than I thought he would. He likes to look at him and take him things but he doesn't want to touch him or hold him at all. He has been really sweet and tries to take him his binky or a ball. He doesn't love it when I am holding him but is still doing better than I thought he would be. I will try and post more pictures as soon as I figure out how to do it better.

15 comments:

How Seet it is! said...

He is adorable! Congrats on your new litle Madden. I Can't wait to see him and hold him!

Megan said...

Yay! And Congrats! He's cute! I'm glad labor went so quickly, though painfully. I'm also glad to hear that Emerson is doing okay with the transition. It isn't an easy one, but it's good your mom is there to help too.

Kelsey said...

Val he is so stinking adorable it melts my heart! I can't wait to see him and you guys! I'm glad things are going well :) Love you!

Brie Wheelwright said...

Congrats! He is so cute! I'm glad things went well for you. And I love the name.

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh!! He is BEAUTIFUL!! I don't care if you're not supposed to say that about boys... but he is!! I'm so happy for you guys. Hope you're getting some sleep. Congrats!!

mccall said...

Val, he is SO cute! Congrats! I was thinking about you on Tuesday, hoping everything was going well. I am so sorry that you got your epidural so late and that it didn't have to time to kick in! Wow, I can't even imagine. I am glad your recovery is going well. That is so sweet that Emerson is trying to be so helpful. What a great big brother he already is!

Lyndsay Budge said...

He is so cute! Congratulations!

Jessica said...

Wow he is such a cute little boy! Congrats you guys! I am so sorry to hear about your labor experience! I can't believe anesthesia was tied up for THAT long! I guess it happens every now and then but that's pretty bad. You poor girl. But props to you for getting through it! Now you have a great story to tell, right?! :) Congrats again...he's adorable! Good luck with everything at home. Hopefully we'll get to see the little guy sometime soon.

Meg said...

VAL!! As always you and Mike create so BEAUTIFUL babies!! Can't wait to love on him this summer! Love you so much! I am praying for you and your mommy!
Meggie

The Thomas Family said...

What little studs you guys have. I absolutely love his name. He is adorable and I am glad you are feeling pretty good.

ed and brooke said...

Congratulations! He is so cute!

Brand N' Kys said...

You know your related to the Schroeppels when you tear up reading about people baby stories! Wow girl. You are AWESOME! Pushed a baby out of you with no real drugs and lived!!! My worst fear, hands down. So now your my Hero!
Little Madden is so sweet. I might just come down there right now to love him! CONGRATS! I am so happy for your little family!

Nadia said...

Congratulations guys, Madden is super cute!

The Heath Family said...

He is so cute Val! Congratulations! Love his name! That is so cute! (this is shannon manning by the way)

Rachel said...

Congratulations! He is adorable and I love his name!! I am glad everything went sort of good. Way to hang in there! I bet your parents and everyone are so excited. I am glad your mom was able to go down and be there. How exciting, new babies are the best!! Have fun! And congratulations again!