Sunday, May 31, 2009

Getting out!

It was nice getting out of the house a couple times this weekend. It has really been helping me hormonally with my recovery from Ben's birth.
Saturday we went to my parents house, and spent some time. Camden had a blast on his new swing at Grandma's house, and he also got to play with his second cousin (I think that is what she would be considered LOL) Molly. Today we had a nice breakfast at the diner, visited with Will's sister and brother in law, and we had a great time all around.
Such a beautiful weekend.
Here are a couple pictures, and videos...
Daddy and Ben relaxing on the couch.

Ben all swaddled up

Camden with Grandma's glasses on. LOL

Camden and Molly playing in Grandma's back yard.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Settling In

I must say, after the first week home from the hospital, we are all settling in quite nicely. Much easier then Will and I had previously thought. Which is what has given me a few minutes to do the bloggin' thing. Benjamin is an angel baby, just like Camden was as a newborn, and Camden has been a great big brother, minus a couple small bumps in the road, but what do you expect from a 17 month old? No one is perfect right?
We had our post partum visit today with Karen ( my super awesome doula) and we were able to talk a lot about Ben's birth and everything that went along with it. I had such an amazing support system while I was in labor for those long long long 24 + hours. Between Karen, Will, Leigh, and my great Midwife Sarah, I was able to feel so comfortable with everything that happened, including a repeat cesarean that was clearly needed for my very stuck and stubborn son.
I am coming to the conclusion that my husband and I only breed very stubborn little boys.
Which I am also wondering how that will come into play when they are teens. EEP!

But, all in all, I wouldn't change any of it. I love my boys more than anything in this world, and wouldn't change anything.
I never knew how much a parent could love a child, but through all the puke, poop, broken picture frames, spilled drinks, kisses, hugs, and everything else that comes along with the craziness of parenthood... I wouldn't trade any of it for anything. Not even a million dollars!

More pictures will be coming soon, I have to get on the ball with taking them, but I will leave you with one that can truly show the tone of life in our house these days...
Camden meeting Benjamin...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby Benjamin

Baby Benjamin is officially here!
Benjamin Emil Elwood was born on May 17th, 2009 at 1:59pm. He was 7 pounds 3 ounces and 20 inches long.

I will be updating more shortly once we have really fallen into our at home routine.