Monday, June 23, 2008

Little Patrick...and some Maddie too!

As Mike stated in the previous post, little Patrick is finally here! We feel so blessed to have this new addition to our family. Although we are so tired, the spirit is in even more abundance with this new little one in our home. It is amazing what such a small being can bring to a home and the amazingly large spirit they have. For those who may be wondering, I have had a few questions, here is a little info on how it all went down. My water broke Sunday evening around 8:30 but we didn't know if that was what it was because it was a leak and didn't gush. We finally decided that was what it was around 11:00 pm and headed out, so grateful to the Mabie family for taking our other little one for us. We get there and sure enough it was my water but I was only dilated to a 1! By 9:30 the next morning I was only a 1.5 and not having much progress so c-section was the way Patrick made his entrance into the world. We are so grateful that we were both safe and that everything went so smoothly. We had wonderful nurses and our even better Dr., Dr. Stone. We came home Thursday and Jennifer, Mike's mom, came that night! Yea, we are so glad you are here! Maddie is adjusting well and loving her brother so much...sometimes way too much! :D Thank you for all your prayers and love!

Crazy haired girl who loves her brother!


Just chillin!


Patrick and the proud Daddy!


Flo, Delivery Nurse, who was wonderful!


Kathy, Nusery Nurse for most nights there and also wonderful!


Just Monkeyin around!


Popeye!

7 comments:

Jen said...

What a blessing! So glad you are doing well. He is just a cutie! Maddie is the cutest big sister ever! Love the picutres!

p.s. YOur nurse Flo looks to young to have that name :) LOL!!

Megan said...

Congratulations!! He is one cute little guy. I'm glad you're doing well and are enjoying your new addition!

Chris and Amanda said...

Glad to hear the the birth story. Hope your recovery goes well. We love you and look forward to meeting the little guy when you are able to make it to church. Congratulations!

Evan and Jamie said...

He's too cute!! I wish I was there. Kiss those cheeks for his fav aunt, Jamie!! Love you guys!! Miss you Maddie!

Kelli White said...

He is so adorable. Maddie looks like she loves him so much and Shannon, you look great.

Hendry Happenings said...

Congratulations! I heard that Mike's mom is here for a month. Enjoy it for all of us!

Matt and Cara said...

Congrats Shannon. I do believe he is a cutie-patootie (I don't think boys even mind being called that when they are babies!). happy recovery.
:)