Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Leaving the Hospital

In the pictures below, Caleb is getting ready to go home! Of course, Mommy had to dress him up, and he didn't seem to mind at all. He also really liked his carseat (one of the few hand-me-downs of Abby Grace's that we could use!) We were glad to finally leave the hospital; it was a nice stay, and all the doctors and nurses were great. However, we didn't get much sleep and were ready for our own bed at home.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Proud Family

Big sister Abby Grace sees Caleb for the first time. He's wrapped up with Mommy to get his body temperature a little higher. In no time though, he was ready to be held. Proud Abby Grace holds Caleb in the picture below... She brought a balloon for Caleb; however, she did not want to let go of it to take a picture!

Daddy finally gets to hold his baby boy!
Abby Grace shares her bunny with Caleb as Grammy proudly looks on!
Joy's parents proudly hold their grandson, their #14 grandchild!

Granddaddy seems to be used to boys!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Caleb's Arrival!

One of our first family photos!

We arrived at St. Vincent's Tuesday morning, November 4th, around 5 AM as Joy was scheduled for induction. She was 3 cm dilated at 6 AM, and Dr. Woods broke her water around 6:30. After some heavy contractions, Joy was ready for an epidural! The contractions were still intense, and Joy thought the epidural wasn't working... Turns out that she was feeling so much pain because she had completely dilated and was ready to push. In fact, the nurse had to hurry to get all the equipment together for the delivery. Unfortunately, Joy still had to push for an hour or so, and the nurse decided to call in the doctor for some extra help. Dr. Snowden came in and even brought in Dr. Woods for reinforcement. At 10:50 AM, 3 contractions later, Caleb was delivered! Joy was thrilled because the doctors did not even have to use forceps or the vacuum like they did with Abby Grace, especially considering he weighed a whopping 9 lbs., 4 oz. and was 22 inches long! He is already taking after his daddy! It was wonderful delivering early in the day because it allowed us to spend lots of time with the grandparents and of course Caleb's proud big sister, Abby Grace. She adores Caleb and was so excited to give him his first present!

Abby Grace shown holding Caleb for the first time! (She was also very excited about the balloon she had gotten him).