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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.


  1. She is so stinking cute! Congrats guys!

  2. She's just adorable. I'm loving those chubby little legs. Way to make a perfect, healthy baby, Nikki!

  3. She is beyond cute!! Matt, you have every right to be a proud daddy! I am glad you guys get to go home today. Nikki, I hope you are doing better today! We can't wait to meet your little princess!

  4. Nikki she's adorable! Congratulations to both proud parents! :)


  5. Congratulations! She is beautiful! You have every reason to be a proud papa! Enjoy it all, it goes by so quickly.
    Hope all is going well!