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Monday, October 31, 2011


It is Lynlee's very first.  She is a BYU cheerleader.  The outfit is big, but she is adorable.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


So our little girl has changed so much in the first couple weeks, they really do grow so fast.  We are loving her more and more regardless of her fussiness that keeps us up at night.  In truth she has been really good during the night except for a select two to three hours (changes every night/day) she wakes up to eat and then goes straight back to sleep. When she is alert and awake one of our favorite looks she gives us is her puckered lips and when we copy her and she looks at us doing it she gets this look like what are you doing.  It cracks us up.  She does not like to be swaddled and when we try she somehow manages to get her arms free and puts them up by her head.  She grunts a lot and stretches A LOT, this is not an exageration she does it all the time that is why we try and swaddle her.  She refuses to take a pacifier too so calming her down takes patience for sure.   We are just excited to watch her grow.  We are not sure who she really looks like quite yet.  She is a good mix between the two of us.

Here are some pictures of her through the first weeks.

First Bath

Pucker face

Her famous arms by head

No matter where she is at hands by her head

Just one hand up but I thought this was a good picture of her

We are excited to see her grow :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Late New Arrival

We she is finally here! After one day shy of 41 weeks of waiting Lynlee Nicole Shelton made an exciting arrival. Nikki had set an induction date for 7 am on Saturday but apparently that wasn't quite soon enough because she started having contractions Friday evening and we ended up going into the hospital about 10:30 pm on Friday and that is where the journey began. After a long sleepless night, Nikki's water broke and the REAL contractions started. But of course in true Lynlee fashion (and being the first baby) we were just getting started. Nearly 9 hours (and an epidural) later, she was still being stubborn. She was in position awhile but just wouldn't come our doctor did a little vacuum assist and help her out. It was an unbelievable experience. Not really pleasant, but exciting and a little scary but in the end I don't think I can express in words how happy we are to have our little girl here in our arms. Both Mom and baby are doing great and we are being discharged this afternoon. Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes, gifts, love and support. We feel incredible grateful for such wonderful friends and family. I in particular feel wonderfully blessed to have such a wonderful wife and a beautiful new baby girl.
 Here is her first picture in the world. There was a little meconium in the womb so they set her up with a little respirator right away, that is what is sitting in front of her face, but she was just fine.
 This is Lynlee right before her first bath.
 They put a little purple bow on her, isn't she cute?
 Ok, now I'm just being a proud Daddy.