Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Our little Cayden


This is me at prob around 3 or 4 in the morning...extremely tired but of course can't sleep...I mean how are you really sapposed to when you know you are going to be having a baby, you have an IV, contractions and an annoying blood pressure machine... So this is what Mike was pretty much able to see of little cayden right after he came out...


Poor little guy looks like a skeleton...


This is when Mike was able to meet him for the first time an hour or so after he was born..




When mommy first met him...didn't hold him...as you can see I look and felt like death..


So I went back after a nap and held him for the first time...


changing his diaper for the first time..


It was nooo fun at all having him hooked up to all these cords...





Daddy giving him his first much needed bath...which as you can see "loved"


Getting all the gunk out of his hair...

Mommy brushing his hair...


All cleaned up now!!












Our little glow worm...


Mommy giving him a baYou can see the bruise on his little hand...he was poked all over...especially his poor little feet.





our tiny little man...
We finally get to take him home!! Luckily Mike and I went to walmart and bought a couple preemie things..I looked at them at the store and thought no way is he that small and sure enough it is all he can wear...newborns drowned him...


So we only got about 3 hours total last night when we roomed with him at the hospital and poor Mike had to get up for class this morning...




well it was no surprise when they said he didn't pass the car seat test soo he got to drive home in a car bed and will have to use it until he is around 5 pounds...
Well it was kind of bitter sweet for us taking him home...we loved that hospital alot and everyone who worked with us we got really connected with....our favorite NICU nurse told us today that she had a dream about our little guy the other night....but we are sooo glad to have him home!!! can't believe he will already be a week old tomorrow!

9 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, he is so little! I'm so glad you finally get to take him home! What a great feeling that must be!! I'm so happy for both of you!

Jason and Tammy said...

He is soo Tiny and cute! Im so happy for you guys! You two will be such great parents!

Anonymous said...

Oh to cute little peanut , he is just precious, GOod things come in small packages.. right... So thankful all is well.. IM sure grandma and grandpa are going crazy to see him best wishes shelly

The Cherry Family said...

OH my goodness....i remember that. That is almost the same set up as Savannah had. Those wires are so annoying and get disconnected all the time. And the bruises are so sad. It's like, can you just stop poking my baby? The baby bed you brought him home in is crazy. I've never heard of that. Never even thought that a baby would be too small to be safe in a car seat. Crazy. I love those last pictures of you guys holding him up close to your faces. You can see how teeny and cute he is. I hope he starts gaining lots of weight.

kristina and ryan said...

Congrats to both of you!
He is so tiny. I'm glad he is home now and everything is going well. Good luck with everything.

Ashley K said...

Wow, he is so cute and tiny! Congrats. I'm glad he is doing good and you get to have him at home. I can't believe you went so long without the epidural. You're amazing. Congrats on being parents. It's so fun!

Viva la Varner said...

He is so Tiny!!! But oh so cute. I couldn't figure out what he was gonna look like, so it is fun to see him. Get him lots of good food so he can chub up and play with Macy. Have fun and try to get some sleep. I can't wait to meet him.

Little Farmer Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so glad you guys are home now! Cayden is such a handsome little boy!!! We love Madison Hospital!!

Joneel said...

Katie, when i saw how little Cayden was, it reminded me of the days you played with your little doll. He is about that same size.
So, I hope he grows fast, and stays healthy. Keep perservering if you are nursing. it's worth it.