Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas and stuff

Frosting cookies Christmas Eve. Kade actually got into it more than I thought he would. Yes he dumped out all the sprinkles on his tray, but it was worth it because he had a blast!

Christmas morning. He was SO excited to get his buzz! Its hard to tell but I love how his face shows how excited he is!
Making Buzz fly!

I'm biased but I love our cute little family!! We feel so very blessed! It was a great Christmas to have a new little on added to our family!
He really does love his little brother! It really makes me so happy! That is all the picture I have from Christmas day! I am so bad at taking pictures when we go out places. But we spent time with my family and Alexs Mom on Christmas day and we got to talk to Alex's sister Marne' who is on a mission in Kentucky. It was an awesome day!!

Again I am biased but I just think he is soo stinkin cute!
Kade always has to come sit by me when I am feeding Cardon. It is so sweet... and sometimes difficult. :) But mostly sweet, he just loves his little brother so much he has to be by him all the time!
We can't get over how tiny Cardon seems to us. He is a normal size but compared to Kade he seems itty bitty to us. This cute little bear outfit is from Grandma Skelton. He looks so stinkin cute in it!
This picture makes him look so long and skinny!!
And just another picture because he is cute. He is such a good baby! He has gone 8 hours at night three times now!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well it took me long enough!

Our new little dude is only 10 days old and I am finally getting around to blogging about it. I have missed so much in the almost two months that I haven't blogged! We have some computer issues but here we are and here are baby pictures finally!!
At my last Dr's appointment my doctor told me that since we were planning on a C-section that the hospital would keep me if I went in feeling contractions. We figured it wouldn't happen and planned on going in for the scheduled c-section Tuesday the 21st. Well Saturday was one of Alex's best friends wedding. We went to the sealing and then that afternoon I started feeling contractions. They weren't anything big but they were progressively getting worse. We decided we would go to the hospital after the reception if they were still getting worse. They started to get pretty bad then of course stopped right before the reception. We were a bit bummed. Well Sunday afternoon they started up again. Probably on account of wrestling with a toddler at church ha! Anyways after church I decided to go outside and walk up and down the hill to try to get them worse and it worked. So we got in the car and headed to the hospital. They of course slowed way down because I was sitting down. We went anyways. I sat there in the bed all hooked up, the contractions were hardly anything, wondering why we even came in. The were just going to send us home. The nurse checked me and said I was hardly dilated. She went and called the doctor. I was about ready to just get dressed to go home ha! She came in and said that my doctor was already there doing another c-section so he figured he might as well do mine since we were both there. We were shocked and thrilled!! So theres the story. Long enough for you? haha!

So here were are getting ready to go in the OR. Last time was so stressful so it was kind of nice to actually know what was going on this time and to take pictures of us in our hot gowns :)

I just love this picture! Doesn't he look like the happiest Daddy!
He weighed 7 lb 10 oz and was 20 inches long! He seems so teeny to us compared to Kade who was 8 lb 11oz! So many of his outfits just fall off of him, outfits that Kade never could wear!

Now about the name. Many of you know that we had the name Ryker picked out. Well I saw him for about 2 seconds in the OR before they whisked him away to clean him up. Then I saw in recovery by myself for almost an hour and I just sat there thinking that his name wasn't Ryker. Alex has always loved the name Cardon, its his mothers mothers maiden name. I was never completely sold on it but after a couple of days of name debating we decided that the name just fit. Now I can't believe that we almost called him Ryker! He is perfectly a Cardon. His middle name is Bitner because President Hinkley is the prophet Alex and I grew up with.

Kade loves his brother so much! Cardon wasn't paying attention so Kade had to grab his face to kiss him!

My sister was on her mission until Kade was nine months old. One of the highlights this time around was actually having her there this time.

Keeping Kade entertained at the hospital.

Kade really loves his little brother. The first time we were home I was up in the middle of the night feeding Cardon and I heard Kade awake in his room. So I went in to check on him. He was just looking for his binky so I gave it to him and he lied back down. Then he popped his head up and asked "Baby?" I told him the baby was sleeping and he just said "Oh" and then lied back down. I thought it was so cute that he remembered his brother and wondered where he was. He calls him "Coco" and I am told that while we were at the hospital he talked about coco all day. My Mom and sister in law took such good care of Kade. He had so much fun he probably didn't want to come home!


He even shares he toys. :)
Kade wanted to play in the snow so my sister and I went out with him and built a snow man. Can I just say how much fun it is to play in the snow with your kids?! I had a blast!

Kade calls glasses "Cool dude!" He needed to look cool to go out in the snow.
My cute boys!! How lucky am I?!
We are doing very well and happy to be a family of four! It is better than we thought it would be. Kade has adjusted very well and Cardon is such a good baby! He hardly ever screams, he just squeaks and usually calms down on his own. He is a good eater and sleeper. Last night he slept two 6 hour stretches only waking up once at 3:30! He is amazing!!
Well there you go! We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!