Friday, June 26, 2009

So pretty!

4 of the 5 of these were taken today! We are seeing her eyes a lot more!

My friend sent Cassie some bows, homemade bows and they are just so cute. I have my friends web site linked on the right- Mad About Baby. Thanks Erica!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

my babies...*sniff * sniff* they grow so fast...

Luke and Cassie- a side by side comparison

Luke's picture was taken his first week home.
Cassie's picture was taken today. She is 3 weeks old!

Looking at these two pictures side by side, I see a lot of resemblance. Mostly in the nose and the mouth, the ear too! I tried to get pictures while Cassie was awake, but as you can see she wasn't. And I forget that Luke had soooo much dark hair! Poor Cassie doesn't have the head of hair that Luke did, but she does have hair...more in the back than the front!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quick post

Going home day!

Cassie and I have been home just over a week now. I have given Cassie a nickname...Chiclet! Yes, like the gum...she's just so small and sweet!
Michael's Mother was here helping last week and we were really grateful for that help! (and will miss Grandmother and Grandpa while they are in WA. for the summer)

I'm not sure yet what Luke thinks of all of this change going on, but I did manage to snag these pictures... The first picture, that's the closest he's gotten all week, and then the second picture was taken about 5 minutes after the first.
Luke does know who Cassie is because he will point, wave and blow kisses her way!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

1 Day Old

And I guess I should tell the birth story before I forget. Tuesday I had my 39 week appointment, I was dilated to about a 3. My Dr. had called the hospital and made arrangements to go in the next morning (June 3rd) at 5am. We got to the hospital about 5:30 and after about 45 minutes of paperwork and forms to sign (about 6:30 by the time I was changed and everything was done), I had my IV in and pitocin was started. My Dr. came by at about 8:40 am to break my water and at that time we ordered the epidural. By the time my epidural was in and working about 9:10-9:20 I was dilated to a 5. we were able to get a little bit of a rest, but not much because I was progressing a lot faster than I had with Luke's induction. By 10:30 when the nurse checked me I was at 7, and then by about 11:30 I was at a 10 and all ready to go! We had to wait a bit for the Dr. to come, good thing her office was right next door to the hospital! The Dr. came a little after 12:00pm, and by 12:15 I was good to go! I pushed for about 10 minutes and then we had our beautiful baby girl. A bit of a side note, with Luke's induction my water was broke about 8:30 am and epidural by 9 am, but I wasn't ready to start pushing until 4pm, and he was born at 5:24pm. So we were all surprised that this time around it was so fast...and really it was easy too!

And in case anyone is wondering since I can't remember if I posted before... Cassie is short for Cassandra, and we decided to not give her a middle's I guess you can say it's kind of tradition. I don't have a middle name, my mom doesn't have a middle name, my mom's sisters don't have middle names, you get the idea right?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Welcome Cassie!

We welcomed Cassie today at 12:26 pm. 7lbs. 2.4oz. 18 1/2" long! All are doing well! Cassie's labor and delivery was about 1/2 the time Luke's was so it felt really easy and fast! More details to come later. Time for rest!