Thursday, August 28, 2008

Weeks, Poops, Baths, and other Firsts...

Eden was a week old yesterday! I know parents always say this, but I can't believe how fast the time goes! It has been more fun than I ever dreamed. So often in life things are not as good as our imagination when we actually experience them- but then God decides to do something and WOW! That's how my marriage and my daughter have been for me- WOW- better than I ever imagined...

So, back to the title-

First Week- We saw the pediatrician and Eden is wonderfully healthy. She weighed 7lb 2oz and was 19.5 in long- just perfect for 5 days old. The doctor helped us with some ideas for getting her to sleep somewhere besides her mother's arms (a subject for another time)- super sweet but none to practical.

First Poop- Well obviously she pooped several times before we left the hospital, but then she decided to wait a good 48 hrs after we came home to do it again. We were beginning to get a little concerned when she gave us a BIG surprise. The really funny part is when she decided to do it, Brett was the only one awake. Now keep in mind that he had never changed a poopey diaper and found himself alone. He did a great job and didn't wake up a soul- he's a good one. Even funnier is that her second poopey diaper came 24 hrs later while mom and I had taken a quick and rare trip to the grocery store. Once again Brett found himself alone- to make a long hilarious story short- The pediatrician called (to see if she had pooped) as he laid Eden
down to change her. As he was telling her we had success, Eden decided she wasn't finished and let out a BUNCH more. Brett quickly hung up and then as he lifted Eden to clean her, she peed all down her back and arms. Daddy did a fine job, but needless to say he was REALLY glad when we got home.

First Bath- Well, we attempted her first bath on Monday night. Eden was none to pleased to put it lightly. She didn't like any part of it. The picture was obviously taken BEFORE we actually bathed her. I am going to have to figure some way to keep her warmer, do things MUCH faster, and keep her little belly button dry all at the same time. I know all you veteran moms must be laughing at me. Any tips on bathing and sleeping in the cradle are more than welcome!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Eden is Here!

Our little missy surprised us and showed up a couple of weeks early! Eden Marie Cain was born on August 20 at 10:48 p.m. She weighed 7lb 5oz and was 19.6in long. No problems with either one of us, but I must say that having babies is not for sissies! Anyway, more details later- just wanted to share pictures. Check out the slideshow on the left. Isn't she perfect!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Friends and Showers

My very best friends Candace and Kristi came in from Andrews to spend the weekend. It was so much fun... I didn't realize how much I was missing these girls. There is nothing like being with your lifelong friends during a life changing time. I love the way God designed us to need each other.

On Thurs night we made fajitas, then on Friday we met our other friend Amy in downtown Ft Worth for a little PF Chang- YUM. We literally had lunch for 3 hours- appetizers, meal, dessert.... sooo fun!

On Saturday Candace, Kristi, my sister Anna, mother in law Sarah, my mom and I all went to The Bisque House to paint pottery. We had a blast. If you haven't ever done that, I highly recommend it.

On Saturday night we had yet another Baby Shower. I am so, so blessed with good friends and family. It was a couples dinner and shower at Jay and Charli Sherrill's house and they served a wonderful brisket supper. Everyone wrote a blessing for the baby on a scrapbook sheet and there were lots of precious gifts. I still can't believe all the wonderful people around us.

36 Week Sonogram

Well, we had the 3rd trimester sonogram on 8/5, and everything looks great! The doctor said that she was right on track with our due date, that I had plenty of fluid, etc. She said from the measurements that the baby is around 6lb 4oz right now and she expects her to be a 7ish pound baby. Sounds good to me!
I am still feeling great. I overheard Brett telling someone how miserable I was the other day and I realized that I should really stop complaining to him... Sleep is getting a little tough, and my pelvis sometimes complains about the teenzy bit of extra weight on it. Otherwise, I'm just perfect- it could be so much worse. We are just getting really excited to meet her!