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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A whirlwind...1 month and 1 week later!

I feel awful! I never intended for a month and a week to go by without introducing our little boy!! Thankfully, most of you are mothers too and understand what a new mother goes through...I never had any idea of the amount of work and time that I would be spending taking care of our new little guy... without further delay:
Jeff and I are excited and proud to welcome
Caleb Andrew Widener
to the family!
Born: Sept. 9, 2009 (9-9-09)
Weight: 8 lbs. 7.5 oz.
Length: 19 1/2 inches
Time: 12:41 pm

C-section babies sure are pretty, aren't they!? :-)

Week 1: I'm so thankful that Jeff took this first week at home off from work. I would never have made it without him! When Caleb left the hospital his weight was down to 7 lbs. 11 oz., so I was pumping and we were feeding him with a tube and a syringe while he was breastfeeding. It worked very well, because when we went to our 1 week appt. he was back to 8 lbs. 2 oz. and we quit tube feeding. I know Jeff is thankful that we were able to quit tube feeding because it was a two person job at each feeding and he was getting worn out! Here are some pictures of Caleb at 1 week...

Week 2: This week my mom and my grandma came and spent the week with Caleb and me. The house got a major cleaning and my grandma spent some precious time with Caleb. They took morning and afternoon naps together as she snuggled with him. Jeff went back to work and life started to resemble something of normal... Caleb started to get the hang of breastfeeding, but we started giving him a bottle of breastmilk during the night, just so I knew how much he was eating and to make sure that he had enough to eat. Also, this helped me get a little more sleep...he seemed to eat better from the bottle than from me! Week 2 pictures of Caleb...

Week 3: This week was our first week by ourselves! I was pretty nervous, but it went well! On Monday, we ventured to Sam's Club to get a few things and since things went so well at Sam's, we stopped at Walmart too! On Tuesday, we slept most of the day! I think we did too much and wore ourselves out! Here are a couple of week 3 pictures...


bandanachick said...

I'm so glad you posted pics! He is SO adorable!! The beginning is always so much work but thankfully it goes by fast and gets much better, keep hanging in there! Looks like you are doing a great job!

Valerie said...

He is adorable, Jean! Absolutely, c-sections babies come out the prettiest...I should know, I had 2!!! ;)

Call me if you need anything!


Michelle said...

He's so cute Jean! I'm glad you are making it:)

Eryn said...

i just love baby boys! they are all so cute, and yours is no exception. what darling pictures! sounds like things are going well.