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Thursday, October 23, 2008

One week later...

We've been home for one week now and things are going well. We spent the first three nights sleeping downstairs because it was easier for me after having a c-section. I am feeling much better now and getting around pretty good. Greg had to go back to work this past Monday. Brayden and I miss him so much during the day and are very happy to see him when he gets home! Brayden is becoming more alert everyday, but he does not have a good sleeping schedule just yet. Every night has been different so far. The lack of sleep is catching up to me, but I'm making it through one day at a time!

We've had lots of visitors during the past week of family and friends. We gathered all of the cousins on the Grimes' side together over the weekend, which was a wild time! Brayden got lots of love and attention, especially from cousin Caroline who showered him with kisses over and over again. It was very cute! We are looking forward to a visit from Uncle Skip this coming weekend, who is flying in from NY to meet his nephew.

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy! Check the Brayden folder for more...

The Family

Callie taking advantage of us sleeping downstairs

The Grimes grandchildren

Lydia, Brayden, Grandma Grimes, Caroline, Grandpa Grimes, Margo & Madeline

Getting kisses from cousin Caroline

Our little pumpkin!

Friday, October 17, 2008

We're Home

We brought Brayden home from the hospital yesterday. We are getting settled in and are happy to finally be home as a whole family. He has met his big "sister"Callie, who is very energetically in love with him already. She gives him lots of kisses and wants to be where he is all the time. We've already accumulated a load of laundry in just the first 24 hours between spit ups and "pee ups". Although we are sleep deprived & he keeps us busy at all times it seems, we are very much in love with our little guy. We can't imagine life without him already.

Leaving the hospital

Meeting Callie for the first time

Callie checking on Brayden

After getting his belly full

I added a few more pictures to the Brayden folder, so be sure to check it frequently for updates.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meet Brayden!

Brayden Parr was born Oct. 13, 2008 at 3:45am. He weighed in at 7lbs 14 oz, 21 inches long. Everyone is doing well, just very tired for now. Brayden is a very cute, sweet baby and we are so glad he is finally here! Click here for a few pictures. We'll post more later.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Waiting Game...

I had another doctor's appointment today, and hopefully my last! She said that I'm now 1/2cm diliated and the baby is sitting as low as he possibly can. I was hoping for more like 2 or 3 cms, but I'll take what I can least it's progress and we're heading in the right direction! I have an appointment to go back on Monday, when we will schedule a date for induction next week. BUT, she said she would be surprised if I made it until Monday! Greg and I are both hoping it's sooner, so keep you're fingers crossed for us. We're planning to do lots of walking, driving on bumpy roads, eating fresh pineapple & spicy foods, etc over the next few days to help speed things along =) My sister in law went into labor twice after eating fresh pineapple, so hopefully it will have the same effect on me. So for now, we're just waiting....