Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Settling In

We are a week and a half into our new adventure. Things are actually going really well. Caleb is sleeping well. Last night we slept for about 4 hours at a stretch. He is an eating, peeing and pooping machine. We are keeping the diaper company in business right now! Everyday he is a little more alert and is staying awake for longer periods of time. Every now and then you will catch a smile (which I am sure is just a little gas!) but it makes it all worth while. Last week we went for a test on his kidneys and everything has checked out fine.

Austin is taking things very well. He is very proud of his new brother and will show him off to anyone. We went to his Halloween festival at school on Friday night and he had just as much fun showing the baby to everyone as he did playing the games. He enjoys holding him and talking to him. He was very proud to help with his first bath. He is also very fast to find out who or what is making the baby sad when he cries.

We will try to keep things up to date as much as possible. Some things just tend to go on the back burner when there is another mouth to feed and poopy diapers to be changed. Until next time...

Friday, October 17, 2008


Meet the newest member of our family: Caleb Landon Renn! He was born at 10:30am this morning, weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Everyone is doing fine. We arrived at the hospital at 6am but the process did not really start until about 7:30am. Everything went so fast that there was almost no epidural! They had told us he should be here by lunch but even the doctor thought things went really fast. He has ten fingers and ten toes and is eating like a champ. We are hoping to sleep at least a little tonight!

Big brother Austin was absolutely fascinated when he saw his brother for the first time. Dad picked him up from school and the entire class was excited to hear the baby was here. For about the first hour, he just wanted to hold the baby. He would hand him off and try to go for a walk but never made it very far because he needed to check on the baby. He did not want to go home tonight due to not wanting to leaving mommy and baby at the hospital.
Right now we hope to be going home on Sunday unless we hear otherwise. Sitting in one room is neither one of our favorite pasttimes. We will keep you up to date on the happenings. Time for a nap!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Plans Are in Place

It is official. We will go to the hospital Friday at 6AM for induction. I have been placed on "bed rest" due to blood pressure issues. It had been creeping up for a while but on Friday I felt like something just was not right and my blood pressure turned out to be pretty high. I was put on bed rest for the weekend and did some more tests yesterday. Everything is still semi-normal but according to the doctor I am sitting on the fence post for pre-eclampsia. We will buy a few more days by just staying on bed rest. I go back on Thursday just for a blood pressure check but Friday is definitely the day.

Over the past few weeks, we have definitely slowed down a bit due to my ever expanding figure and increased shortness of breath when moving around. Austin had his birthday party. It turned out not as elaborate as we had hoped but a fun time for all. After having a hissy and not wanting anyone to sing Happy Birthday, he had a great time passing out cake to his friends and opening presents. They had pumpkin decorating at school today and he had a great time making a huge mess. He started by painting his Duke Blue but then realized what he was doing and the end product definitely has more of a Carolina coloring. He was very adamant that it was for his dad! We think that he is starting to understand that the baby is coming soon. Last night we put up the Pack N Play in our bedroom and I think he got a little upset when he realized that the baby would be staying in our room. We went on Sunday and had his 4 year old pictures taken as well as a few others. They are below. Just what we needed, proof of the major expansion my body has undertaken.

Well, I cannot guarantee that we will get a post up right away from the hospital but we will let everyone know just as soon as our new little one arrives! Have a great week!