Monday, November 17, 2008

Caden is here!

Caden Arrives

Hello everyone!

Well, as almost everyone knows, little Caden has joined our family. He was born Saturday, October 25th at 1:32 am. He was 8 lbs and 10.8 ounces. He was a little bigger than we thought he would be, so I ended up not being able to push out the little bugger. The next pregnancy will be a lot smoother since it will have to be a planned C-section. My doctor said she will deliver 10 days before my due date. That's not joining to be for a few years, so we won't worry about it now.

Ryan and I are so happy that Caden is with us now. It is already hard to remember when he wasn't here. Life definitely has changed, but in a good way. We are very lucky as far as sleep is going. He usually only gets us up twice a night. He eats and then he goes right back to sleep. He has also been sleeping in his crib in his nursery since day one. I wake up with him so Ryan can sleep since he needs to go to work. The first week and a half Ryan had to get up everytime because I couldn't from the C-section. I felt bad, but I wasn't able to get out of bed without a ton of effort and pain. Ryan was a trooper and never complained. Although I do think there were a couple of times he brought Caden to me and he was half asleep.

We call Caden our little turtle because whenever he is hungry he looks like a little snapping turtle. It is pretty cute when he does it. He does love to eat.

He is as healthy as a horse. At his first check with his pediatrician, he was already up to 9 lbs. This appointment was November 5th. He didn't have to go before that because he was not jaundice at all. His appointment went very well. The nurse said she wished she had more patients like Caden since he is so healthy. He is at the 70th or 90th percentile for everything. They said we are going to have a big boy.

House Guests

Caden is already used to being passed around. He has had quite a few house guests. My mom came and stayed with us from the 25th of October until the 1st of November. She had to help a lot during that week since I was so sore from the c-section. It was great to have her here. She brought me almost all of my meals, and she had to help with Caden a lot. I wasn't even able to lift him out or put him into the crib. By the time my mom left I was feeling a lot better.

My dad, Andrea, and Stephanie arrived the night that my mom left. They also helped a lot. Andrea made us a lot of fancy meals, did all of the laundry, and helped clean. It was a pretty relaxing week!

Finally my grandma came to stay with us on Monday, November 10th. She is staying with us and going with us to Toledo for Thanksgiving. She rode the bus to get here. She has been making us all of our favorite meals. It is like having our own cook. She has also been helping with the cleaning. Almost every morning after I feed Caden around 8ish, Grandma comes into the nursery and takes him from me. She tells me to take a nap. I felt guilty at first, but it is kinda nice to get a nap! I don't know what I will do when she isn't here. She will be coming back for about a month when I go back to school. So she is learning where everything is in the house so she will know when she comes back in January.

Pictures of Caden

If you click on the picture of Caden to the right tere is a link to some pics of Caden. I need to put more pictures of him on the website; I plan to have Ryan show me how to do that tonight. We did order our announcements, but we are still waiting for them to arrive. I think they will be here today or tomorrow. I will send them out this week! Keep checking your mailbox!