We welcomed Madison Joy Tiland into the world on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:35pm. She weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz and was 18.5 inches long.
We started our day at 4am when we went to the hospital for our scheduled induction. We walked the quiet halls for about an hour and a half while I contracted regularly. Mike's mom, Brenda and our friend Kristen Fairbaugh came into the labor and delivery room at about 8:30 so witness the delivery. My doctor came in at 8:45am and broke my water and officially declared me in active labor. Thankfully I didnt have to have Pitosin because I went into labor naturally from my water breaking. A short 4 hours later Madison made her arrival. It was a fast and hard 4 hours as I progressed very quickly in a short amount of time. The end came so fast that I kept on telling the nurse to get the doctor because the baby was coming, now! I pushed 3 times and Madison came, the doctor came just in time for the delivery. Madison had a lot of bruising on her face because she came out so fast, but at least she didnt have a cone head which usually comes with a long labor!
Madison is beautiful and we just LOVE her! The first day she looked so much like Drew that it was difficult to place her as a girl. It has only been 5 days and she is showing us that she is very much a girl, the way she cries, how she snuggles in... she is a very sweet girl! She has my ears and nose and hands and feet, and hair. I guess it is only fair because Drew is a mini Mike, I was feeling left out!
My recovery has been good. Things have been a lot easier than last time and some things have been harder. My nerve is still constantly hurting but we pray that after a few trips to the Chiropractor that it will go away. Madison is doing great with nursing and my supply is starting to regulate to her needs (= less pain!)
Drew is doing great with Madison. He has a little chair that grandma bought for him that he sits in and holds up his arms and says "baby, baby". He sees us hold her and he wants to do it too! He gives her kisses and hugs (probably because we give him attention and say how sweet he is when he does it). He doesnt understand his strength so we have to watch any interaction that they have, but he is not jealous and has been doing great with it all.
Me ready to pop!
First picture of Madison
Just after delivery (So tired)
Grandma Brenda holding Madison for the first time
First family photo
Daddy with his crew
Coming home from the hospital
Drew in his special chair with his blankets and dog
Madison update: I just went to the doctor yesterday and everything looks good and everything is in order to have her. We have an induction set up for this Monday at 4am if she doesn't come before that. Mike wasn't to fond of the time but it doesn't bother me at all because I'm usually up and not sleeping anyways! It's been a tough couple of weeks and we are all ready to see Madison. Please pray for patience as we wait these last few days!
Drew wanted to try on Daddy's hat, aren't they just adorable!?! Drew watches me get ready most mornings and he know where the blush goes and loves to put it on mommy. He also knows where the mascara goes and when I was in the other room he got into it and put it on his face! I thought it was hilarious, Mike didn't think it was very funny... Daddy and Drew made rice crispy treats and you just have to lick the spoon :) We all went to the park last night, it was nice to get out and Drew just LOVES to slide!
We went to a pumpkin patch this week with some friends to take some pics of the kids. Andrew was really just too interested in everything other then taking pictures but we were able to capture some cute ones. He was having a really good time just running around and exploring everything.
It doesn't look like it, but he really does love us!
These two pictures are of Madison's "nursery". It really is just a little nook in our room but we tried to make it as special as we could!