Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cade's first few days...

I love having a new baby! I love being in the hospital and holding my baby all day! I love everything about the whole birth and postpartum process! I know, it sounds kind of crazy, but there is something so wonderfully sweet about those first few days with your new little baby!
Cade was quite the little screamer that first night in the hospital. I couldn't believe the shades of red he turned while he was screaming during his first bath (which they came to do at 4:00 in the morning) He was really only happy when he was nursing or laying on my chest. Which is where he pretty much camped out for 4 days.
I didn't mind one bit though!
After that first night, he really calmed down and seemed to adjust to the outside world. He's been a pretty laid back baby since then (unless he's cold or hungry). He figured out the whole breastfeeding thing right away and I was able to nurse him within the first hour he was born. He's a good little nurser and breastfeeding has been going really well so far! He is such a sweet baby and I really cherished those 4 days I had in the hospital just getting to know him.

Precious boy!
We waited until Sunday morning to bring the kids up to the hospital. I had him so late on Saturday night and we thought it would probably be a disaster trying to bring them up so late in the day. Our sweet baby sitter Brittany came over to watch Carson and Avery so that my mom could be there for his birth. DD stayed at our house while we were in the hospital and brought the kids up to meet their new baby brother. They were so excited to meet him!

Our first picture as a family of 5.
Proud big brother and big sister!
Cade also got to meet his Mimi and Papa,

Cousin Taylor,
Cousin Kennedy,
Uncle Ryan,
and several of our sweet friends that came up to the hospital.

Carson and Avery came back up on Tuesday to visit again, which was a little crazy and loud, but they loved seeing their baby brother again.

Shane and I enjoyed lots of sweet cuddle time with this baby boy before we headed back home and back to reality.

My wonderful Dr!
They discharged us Wednesday morning and I once again cried (just like I did last time I left the hospital with my babies). The hormones had kicked in and I started having all the same feelings I did last time. I was sad that he was already 4 days old and that this was (most likely) my last time to give birth and bring home a new baby. I get really attached to these newborn days and I get really sad when I think about my babies growing up! Anyways, I knew I couldn't stay forever and that I had to get back to normal life sooner or later, but I was still a little sad about it.
Here we are all packed up and ready to go!
So tiny in that carseat.
We had two very excited kiddos waiting for us when we got home!
They sure love their baby brother!

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