Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Carter's Story - Part VI

Hey there little one,

I thought I'd drop in and tell you all about your beautiful little sister, even tho I'm late. I'm sure you know all about her already, as you are her guardian angel.

Her name is Madylan Ava, we call her Mady. She's so pretty! She looks just like you when she's sleeping. I couldn't believe it. The whole time I carried her in my belly, you watched over her to make sure she was safe. She came out just perfect.

You still watch over her now as she grows big and strong. And boy does she ever grow! That girl grows like a weed - she's already into her 6-9 month clothes and she's not even 5 months old yet.

I believe that when she's sleeping, she has dreams about the two of you playing. I bet that is what she's dreaming about when she smiles in her sleep. Sometimes when I watch her sleep, I whisper to her and ask her to tell her big brother hello for me and to tell you I love you. Does she relay the message well?

Thank you for watching over her. I sure miss you and you are forever in my heart.

I love you forever, ever and always,


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Code Pink: Baby Madylan is Here!!!

Born: May 24, 2006, 9:31 p.m.
Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Height: 20 inches

Madylan's Birth Day Timeline

May 23, 2006

Mom, Grandpa Norm and Grandma Jan go out to eat at Dad’s Cheesecake Factory in Peoria.  Mom has a lower backache and Braxton Hicks contractions get more frequent.

May 24, 2006


8:30 a.m.

Mom is at work. 

11:00 a.m.

Mom’s back hurts off and on with contractions.  Could this be the day?  The gals at work all start wondering and asking questions.

12:30 p.m.

Mom leaves work early because of the contractions.

3:00 p.m.

Dad leaves work.  Mom is at home laying on the couch watching a movie called The Notebook.  The contractions have seemed to slow down.

5:45 p.m.

Dad, Grandpa Norm and Grandma Jan go out to eat at Claim Jumper.  Mom stays at home monitoring contractions that are anywhere from 13 minutes to 7 minutes apart. 

6:20 p.m.

Mom sends a text message to Dad saying that they better not dilly dally around.  She thinks this is it.

7:00 p.m.

Dad and Grandpa Norm and Grandma Jan return home.  They got their food ‘to go’ and eat it in the kitchen while Mom rests in bed.

7:38 p.m.

Aunt Tiffany calls and talks to Mom for a few minutes.  Mom can’t talk because the contractions are getting stronger.

7:45 p.m.

Mom tells Dad she wants to go to the hospital.  Dad runs around grabbing the hospital bag and last minute items.  Grandma Lori calls to check on Brandy and Brandy can’t talk because the contractions are too strong.

7:50 p.m.

Dad drives Mom to the hospital.  The contractions are 5 minutes apart.

8:06 p.m.

Mom and Dad arrive at the hospital.  Dad parks in the OB Physician’s parking space because it’s the closest spot available.  Mom’s contractions are 3 minutes apart.

8:10 p.m.

Mom and Dad check into triage at Banner Desert Medical Center.  They are asked to wait in the waiting room because triage is full!!!

8:15-8:35 p.m.

Mom and Dad walk the hallway in the waiting room area at the hospital waiting for a bed in triage to open up.  Mom’s contractions are now 1 minute apart.

8:40 p.m.

Mom gets a bed in triage.  They check her cervix and she is 9cm dialated already.  They move her into labor and delivery.


Mom is told that she doesn’t have time for an epidural.  Baby Madylan is going to be delivered naturally.  Mom doesn’t like that very well.

9:31 p.m.

Dr. Butler Poku delivers baby Madylan.  Everyone is healthy and doing well.