Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Family of Four

Welcome home: Ethan David McLean!!!

Well, we are at home, it is Tuesday and we are trying to get into some sort of a routine. (Its Anna writing by the way, Dave is playing with Kaitlyn) Ethan and I stayed in the hospital overnight, while Daddy and Kaitlyn went home for the night. It took Dave a few hours and a lot of crying on Kaitlyn's part, but they finally settled for the night. At the hospital I didn't get much sleep and spent a lot of the night visiting with the nurses. I just can't sleep in hospital beds...they hurt. Monday morning around 9:30 Dave and Kaitlyn came back. I had my last examination and Ethan had his blood-work and exam done as well. Around 11:00 we finished our paperwork, finally picked a name and went home. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and letting Kaitlyn get acquainted with her brother.

Kaitlyn loves Ethan so much! She hugs, kisses, and pats him. She is a little jealous of him however, and doesn't like it when I nurse him....I've always been hers and she is not so sure about sharing. Today is a little better than yesterday though, and I hope it continues that way. She seems to be weaning herself from me and wants to cuddle instead. I almost feel bad like we are forcing her to grow up to fast, I hope that she doesn't feel that way!

Ethan has been very content since he got home, only crying when he is really hungry, otherwise he just hangs out, mostly sleeping or looking around. It has been quite an adjustment however, trying to balance our time between both children.

Dave and Kaitlyn have spent most of the last two days together, going shopping and running errands to give me a chance to nap. She has become quite the daddy's girl! I miss my time with her, and our naps!!! She hasn't had a normal nap yet so we need to work on that, problem is she wants daddy all the time and she will not go down for me right now. The moment she hears a peep from Ethan she is up and looking for him. With time I am sure she will adjust. Enjoy the pictures, there will definitely be more to follow.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A Baby Boy is Born!

I would like to introduce you to our new son. We have yet to decide on name, but look back tomorrow for the name. He was born at 10:11 on Sunday Aug 27. He weighed 8 lbs 3 ounces and is 19 in long. Anna and I got the hospital at around 8:45 and she was 8 cm dilated. No epidural this time. When she was fully dilated, the doctor broke her water and after 1 min of pushing, out came the baby. Mommy and baby are doing just fine, however he is quite bruized and purple due to how fast he came out. Daddy and Kaitlyn are also doing alright. She seems very intrigued with her new baby brother. A thank you to my mother who was headed back to Calgary at the time, and turned around to join us for the birth and help us. A thank you also goes to Marianne, my Stepmother as she watched Kaitlyn for us, but missed the birth, because it came so fast. Hopefully we will get some more posts on here once again, but until that time enjoy these pictures.