Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jaiden at 2 weeks

Our baby is now 2 weeks old. Time is flying by so fast! I am amazed at how much he has changed in 2 weeks. I love him more and more each day and I am amazed at how much love my heart can hold for each of my children. I love each of them the same but in different ways. What I mean by that is- each of my children are different- they each have qualities that I love. My heart loves each of them for who they are. Each of them have stolen my heart in a different way.

Hi-Tailing it!

Ok- they are loaded in the wrong order and I have tried to fix it 10 times- I give up!!

These pictures are from the one time that Caleb decided he would take care of changing Jaiden. As you can see, he got the onsie unsnapped, off his feet, the diaper open and that was it. He saw the poop and ran for the hills. didn't even get the wipe in his hand :) Hey- at least he tried! He is 7 so I can't blame him ;)

Monday, February 08, 2010

Jaiden's Story (and Photos)

Our new little man

We Now have FULL van! :)
Squishy cheeks
Proud big sister
Proud big Brother
Proud big Brother

Well, I must admit- this was by far the easiest birth and recovery. It was pretty un-eventful and calm. I was lucky in the fact that I was given a spinal rather than an epidural, and I really think that made a huge difference. The day after the c-section, I was IV free and had no attachments. It was so nice. I was up and walking about 5-6 hours after surgery and never really had any pain. The kids were so excited to come to the hospital and see Jaiden. Caleb is a pro already at lifting him and holding him. He wouldn't give him up if it were not for the fact that he can't feed him. :) Ian and Riley love to hold him and are always looking for ways to make sure that he is taken care of. He has very healthy lungs and exercises them like clock work. He is not a huge fan of diaper changes and is particularly vocal about them at night. I made the mistake of coming downstairs a few nights ago, wanting to give Matt some sleep, and he woke everyone up. I hadn't considered that his cries would echo through the house. :) He is doing well and we love having him here!

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Jaiden Malachi Clement
9:49 am
7lbs 10oz 19.5 inches

We are all doing well. I should be released from the hospital tomorrow and I will get more pics up as soon as I can.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Here we go again!!

Well...I realize I haven't posted in a while, but I have been pretty busy! :) I have been trying to get all my lesson plans done for my interim teacher, prepare for our new arrival and get through this serious nesting phase I am in. I don't think I have ever had a nesting phase like this, and I have to admit it is wreaking havoc on my body. I can't do what I feel needs to be done. So here I am at the eve of my c-section still lamenting on what hasn't been done!! :)

Tomorrow we will be welcoming Jaiden Malachi into our family! Amazing that this time has flown by so quickly- I am constantly amazed at how much my body can handle. :) I will be updating our blog after he arrives so all can see pictures! And more recipes will come at some point!