Wednesday, February 20, 2008

He's Finally Arrived!

Today marked the arrival of Shawn Raymond Shumway, who was born at 10:55 a.m. (Feb. 20).
Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz.
Height: 20.5 in.
Sass: 100%
Rachel did such an awesome job throughout the labor and delivery! Around 1 a.m., we were still up talking in bed (Rachel couldn't sleep cause of her discomfort and I had just finished some homework) when she thought her water broke. She almost dismissed it until it was soon apparent her water definitely broke. So, we grabbed Ty, hopped in the car and took Ty to the Wilson's home (friends of ours) to hang out for the rest of the night. We rushed to the hospital and, to make a long story short, had Rachel get an epidural, watched her labor progress until she finally gave birth just before 11 a.m. She only had to push for about 30 minutes. I'm so proud of how well she did!Now, for the kid. He's pretty much awesome. The funny thing is, he looks a lot like a mini version of Ty. They have a lot of the same looks. Shawn is just a little smaller (Ty was 8 lbs. 10 oz.). Shawn is eating very well (which we're really relieved about and keeping our fingers crossed that it will continue), he's sleeping well, and he's already starting to say a few words and laugh at our jokes.











Ty was pretty funny around Shawn while visiting today. During the first visit, Ty pretty much masterfully acted like the new one didn't exist. No eye contact, no desire to say "hello," no wanting to hold his brother. As his personality came around during the second visit, however, things got a little better. Two funny happenings: 1) Shawn is crying because he's uncomfortable. Ty very firmly looks at Shawn and says, "Stop! stop! stop! stop!" 2) Shawn is crying during Ty's second visit. Ty climbs on Rachel's bed to get a better look at Shawn in the little cart he's in and gently pats him on the head repeatedly. He even tried kissing him on the head to calm him down. There's some compassion in there somewhere.

Bottom line: We're very blessed to have experienced this day.


22 comments:

Krystal said...

Congratulations! He's so cute. That Ty, what a silly, at least he came around and will hopefully be happy to have his brother. My fingers are crossed that Shawn keeps eating well and is a nice, sweet easy baby for you. Can't wait to see you tomorrow...

Sally Anderson said...

He does look like a minni Ty. I am so glad everything went well and is going well. Congrats!!!

jules said...

Congratulations! What a handsome little guy! Good job on labor, and good luck with the continued good eating. Can't wait to see more pictures! We're so happy for you guys!

Clawson Family said...

Congratulations! He's adorable!

Ryan & Dani Oldroyd said...

Hey Rachel, congrats on your new baby. I am so happy for you. Sounds like your Ty is quite the character. How fun. Well that is great. Well these blogs are awesome now I can keep in touch with people and check up on you. Again congrats!
Dani :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations! What a cute family picture.

Holly said...

Congratulations, you made it! How fun to have a new Shumway.

It is funny how the older one figures things out over time, I am sure Ty will do great.

Jared, Heidi & Cassidy said...

CONGRATS! I'm glad the labor went well, Shawn is so adorable and I hope that he continues to be a good baby. Such a cute family! Ty is such a funny boy, I'm sure he will be the bestest big brother! Wish you guys the best, can't wait till we can come visit!

The Dials said...

Congratulations on the new addition! We are so glad to hear that mom and baby are doing well! Good luck with the two boys. We love you guys.

Laurie said...

What a beautiful family! Congratulations Rachel! You are so awesome. You are no doubt a great mom to Shawn and Ty! I couldn't be happier for you and Ethan!

Kristian said...

Sweet, Sweet Baby. Great job Rachel, and nice job supporting your wife Ethan.

Now presenting the Shumway 4!...hey I like the sound of that. But the question remains...when will it be the Shumway 5?

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Libby said...

Many congrats to you all! Lolly had her little guy yesterday. So fun for the both of you!

KjO said...

Rock the Casbah Ethan. When is the next one coming? Ha ha.

Now presenting the Shumway 4! Ohhh I like the sound of that!

Congrats Rachel. You have a beautiful baby. And nice work being the supportive husband Ethan.

Please make sure you tell the little guy one of my jokes. I am sure that will really get him rolling.

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Jenny Shumway said...

Congrats Ethan & Rachel. He's such a cutie!!

Ashlee said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you. What a handsome baby boy.

The Jesperson Family said...

Congratulations you guys! Shawn is such a handsome little guy. He does look a lot like Ty. Way to go on the delivery Rachel!

And already talking and laughing at your jokes, so smart too! =)

The Snows said...

Congrats you two! He is so cute. I bet Ty will love having a brother to play with. When your in town let me know, I would lobe to meet the new addition.

Erin G. said...

Congratulations! We're so excited to hear things went well. I'm glad he gets your jokes :)

Hess Fam said...

oh rachel!!! Congratulations! That is so excitng. I am so happy for you.

Al, Ash & Family said...

Congratulations! What a cute little guy. It's like you guys have twins. Can't believe how much they look alike!

The Berg's said...

Thanks for letting me come stay with you! I had a blast!

Khyl and Michelle and Tay said...

I have never seen a blog post with so many comments! You guys are popular! We sure do miss ya. Taylor is just dying to give lil' Shawn a squeeze. Love You!