My lalalalalalalas.....

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Saturday, June 27, 2009


**In no particular order**

Enjoy!They look so much alike now.

This is right after the whole event. Jimmy was awesome and I think we laughed for an hour after everything that just happened. I love that man!!

This is my amazing doctor, Dr. Tracy Turner! She was doing everything she could to get this baby out when I wanted her to. Too bad she missed the actual event. But she got there to do all the dirty work.

My Cheerleaders..and nurses assistants.

This was right after we got in and all hooked up.

I'm falling in love with her more everyday!

Adalynn Rae Hales

Born: 6/24/09

Time: 8:56 p.m.

Weight: 8lbs 9oz

Length: 22 inches

And so the REAL story begins...and let me tell you it was a fun and exciting for me. (WARNING: THIS IS KINDA LONG)

On Monday I went for my 40 week and 2 day apt. I decided a couple posts back to change my attitude and so it was not so bad heading back into the Dr.s office. I went in the office at a 3 dilation and came out a 4. My doctor had stripped my membranes and was hopeful she would come that night. She then also called me about an hour later and told me that she moved my Thursday (3rd in line) to Wednesday (4Th in line) scheduled induction. I was still trying to not get my hopes up because I was a DEFINITE, FOR SURE, ALL GREEN LIGHTS FOR A GO on Monday.

So Wednesday rolled around and I knew I still had to call for the small chance that I might get in. So I called at 6:30 in the morning and was told to call back at 9:00. (I have heard that before and then the let down usually follows after.) But the women was nice enough for me to ask her if my chances looked good. She told me that my Doctor had written a note on mine and had said to get me in as late as 5:00 pm. And most likely I would be getting in. Anyways I called back and they told me to call at 11:00. I called at 11:00 and they said to wait until they called me, but that it was probably going to be around 1:00.

1:50 I GOT THE CALL! I was so excited! I was there in 15 min thanks to Breana Smith and Elizabeth Chappell. Jimmy was there in 10min (and that was from Greenspoint) Needless to say we were a bit overly excited. Anyways I was hooked up to the pit by 2:30...and my water was broken at 3:30. Jimmy and I pretty much just hung out and talked. Then at around 5:30-6:00 my Cheerleaders came and then the fun started...Sierra Griffin, Sima Eggett and Elizabeth Chappell were there to watch the show. (And boy did they get a show) For the most part we just were chatting away as my contractions started to get harder. They were a great distraction from the pain. My nurse came in and I found out that we pretty much new each other from the 2 times that I had gone to hospital before during this pregnancy. She was the same nurse that took care of me in Triage and we got to know each other a bit. She had even made the comment the last time I was in, that maybe she would see me in a couple of weeks. Sure enough she was my nurse that night, her name was Linda. She was AMAZING and since my mom could not be there, it almost felt like she stepped in to that role. She really gave me her full attention while being there.

Moving 8:40 I told my nurse that I was starting to feel the need to push. She told me not to since I was only barely at a 7. 8:50 I kept saying to her "I think I really need to push."At 8:55 I finally told her "I AM PUSHING..UMM SHE'S OUT!" mean while she says to me hold on just let me check you first..she pulled back the sheet and low and behold Adalynns head was out. I had stopped my push midway through in fear that I would get in trouble for pushing her all the way out.

It all got a little crazy right then. Jimmy was asked to go get more nurses..(since my doctor was not there) and Elizabeth, Sierra and Sima jumped up to do what ever the nurse asked them to do. I think Sierra pushed over the doctors table to the nurse and Elizabeth ran to get help as well. ( sorry Sima I'm not sure what you did considering I was trying not to push at the moment.)

Anyways..That is pretty much all that doctor made it in to deliver the placenta and to stitch up the small tear I had. By 9:30 it was just Jimmy, Adalynn, and I in the room. I had the best nurse care the whole hospital stay and was barely interrupted by people coming in. Jimmy and I slept pretty well considering it was a hospital. And I never thought I would say this but I wanted to stay as long as I could. It was so nice to just be there with piece and quiet for the majority of my stay. Adalynn so far is a great baby. She eats great and sleeps great so far... she had blond hair and I think looks like Jimmy. We are so excited that she is finally here and can't wait to get to know her.

p.s. Thanks to all the people who helped. Brad you Rock! Thanks for being awesome. Thanks to Joe and Travis for letting their wives be there. It meant so much to me to have them there. You three are GREAT HUSBANDS and AWESOME DADS!!


Brandon and Jenn said...

Mandy, you look fantastic and that little Adalynn is precious! Congrats to you and your little fam. We can't wait to meet the new addition. I hope you have a quick recovery. If you need anything PLEASE call me.

becbloggin said...

i am so happy for you. you are just so beautiful in every picture. what an adorable little girl your family has FINALLY! congrats!

SMGWinn said...

She is BEAUTIFUL. Looks like a mix between chloe and sophie. And Mandy, how do you always look so amazing right after giving birth (and before, for that matter)?! Sounds like this was a long pregnancy...looks like it was well worth it.

We miss you guys. And we're so excited for you. Also, we can't find your address anywhere. Will you email me or Rob with it? Thanks. Again, Congrats.

--Sarah and Rob

MamaT said...

Hooray! She is beautiful. I can't believe you talked through your contractions...awesome. You look great too. Congrats.

Darci said...

Congratulations Mandy!!!! She is just too cute!!! Sounds like it was a fun adventure for all:) Way to go!!!!

Heather said...

She is beautiful!!! I am so glad everything worked out so well. Can't wait to hold November :(. Hope you are all doing well. :)

Aaron and Rachael said...

Hooray! She is just darling! We are glad to hear that the waiting is over! See you in a few (months)!

Justina Selim said...

You look great and your little girl is so cute! I love the name!

Gibson Family said...

Congratulations! She is a doll!

Brigette Little said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you guys. She is beautiful, just like her sisters.

Mandy Frehner said...

She is so beautiful! Congratulations on your newest addition!

Erin said...

Cute baby!!! Oh she is so pretty. Congrats, you make such a cute family.

Dawn said...

Hooray!!! Congrats, she is darling! I can't believe you look SOOOO good right after giving birth. I looked like I had been in a boxing ring. I'm glad she finally made her grand entrance into the world. I can't wait to see her and you.

Misty said...

Yeah! Congratulations : ) She is adorable and I love the name! I am so glad this went so well.

James, Cameo, Jacob, Elijah said...

Hey, I've been out of town and just now catching up on blogs! I was wondering how everything went for you. I'm so glad things seemed to go so well!! You are one amazing woman - I could never do that without my epidural!! Anyway, Adalynn looks like a little princess already!! Hope you are all recovering well.

amy hunter said...

Mandy your baby is beautiful!! Congrats, that's so exciting. And you look amazing!! Hope all is well for your cute family!


YOU AMAZING MOMMA YOU!!! Wow Mandy... you rock. My world. Whoa. That's one memorable delivery story. You seriously need to write a book. No not some fantasy fiction novel. Just one on your day to day life. It'd be a hit. I'd buy a million copies myself :) The way you describe things just tickles my funny bone for some reason. You are hilarious. I'm SOOO glad she's here! What a little beauty! Congratulations... YOU did it!