...with the newest member of our family, Caden James! What a day it has been. I still can't believe he's really here.
I could not sleep last night for fear of not waking up to the alarm clock do finally I just got out of bed at 4am. Did a last load of towels, put some diapers and baby clothes away and then we headed out to be at the hospital at 5:30am. Hooked me up to the monitor and the baby started moving around like crazy- just like this whole last half of my pregnancy. I loved it.
Then there was a lot of waiting so I started getting a little nervous for the spinal block. Luckily the anesthetist came in and he was the same one who did Bryce's spinal, and if had gone beautifully so I was able to relax. Once we got in the room however, I started panicking a little. They were very patient with me but it took longer than it should have, so Jeff was waiting and starting to get nervous himself. Then he came in and it was go time!
About 10 minutes later I heard the beautiful sound of a screaming baby and I started to cry. Taft was MY baby. The one I have been longing for and praying for. They showed him to me for a second and then took him to clean him up. Jeff went with them to the other part of the room to cut the cord and clean him up. I waited, anxious to get closer.
Not too long later we were all in my room. We still hadn't weighed him, but I wanted the skin to skin contact and to feed him. It was incredible! I felt so close to him immediately. He looks a little different from my other kids with his chubby cheeks and my webbed toes. :-) ( hope he doesn't resent me for that one!) I knew he was bigger than my others so I was anxious to have him weighed. 7 lbs 11 oz- my biggest baby by over a pound! Nice and healthy so he can be loved on by his siblings!
We have had a great day. The medicine hasn't worn off yet, so no pain or nausea for me . Baby has been sleeping a lot (which makes me nervous for tonight) and Jeff and I have been reading, posting pics on Instagram and chatting.
My mom brought the kids by this evening and they were darling with him. He is definitely the missing part of our family. I can't wait to get to know him even better. Wish me luck tonight!
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