Thursday, August 05, 2010

A Month In Review

It's hard to believe that my last post was on July 5th. I was hot, tired, and ready for baby Cade to come. What a difference 4 weeks make!

Cade arrived at 9:08pm on Thursday, July 8th in a flash!

Start to finish, labor and delivery was 3 hours. We were at the hospital for about 45 minutes before he made his appearance. It was quite a rush for us and such a relief when it was over.  He weghed in at 7 lbs, 11oz (just 5 oz. shy of his brother) and 20.5 inches long--just a little shorter than Anders.

We were so glad that Joel's mom, Rhonda, lives so close. She was able to watch Anders for the 48 hours we were in the hospital. They had a great time together while we were busy taking care of our new addition. Anders and Rhonda came to the hospital on Friday morning to meet Cade. Anders immediately fell in love with his brother (and the call button to the nurse's station).

We checked out of the hospital at about 1pm on Saturday and Joel and Anders were off to church at 4:45pm! After church, Joel went to the airport to pick up my parents. When Anders was born, I'm not sure we went anywhere for a week...this time is just a lot different!

We had a great week with my parents and were so grateful for their help--both with Anders and a huge landscaping project (more on that later...). We were very sad to see them go, but we know they will come back soon!

Cade is growing fast and is proving to be a bit more mellow than Anders was...which we are really grateful for! He is a pretty good sleeper (when he doesn't have gas) and the transition has gone fairly smoothly. Anders loves his brother (as much as an almost 2-year-old can). He especially loves "holding" Cade and giving him kisses. I am excited to watch them grow and learn together and develop that brotherly bond!

We are both dreading and looking forward to the next few weeks...Joel returns to work, which is very sad for all of us--mostly me--I'll have to actually get up and get going in the mornings to take care of Anders AND Cade simultaneously. But, we are also looking forward to getting back into the school year routine.


taylordi said...

Great pictues! You can handle two little ones and will do it with style. Know that there will be days when you don't get a shower until both are down for afternoon naps and I had days when Clint got home and all 3 of us were in tears. Enjoy all the smiles, the cuddle time and watching your two littles grow and learn.


Beverly said...

Anders is SO BIG!! And such a cute big brother! I remember the transition from having one child to having two was indeed a difficult one. We had the dog at that time, too, and she didn't last beyond Tobin's 2nd month, I believe! Hang in there--in no time at all you'll hardly remember what it was like to "only" have one child! :-) You're a great mom!