Sunday, July 17, 2011

Brooklyn Comes to Visit

We were so lucky to have Brooklyn come and stay with us for 2 weeks! We had a lot of fun with her here! Camden loved having someone to play with :) And I loved having someone to talk to!

We spent a lot time just playing around, going to parks, and wondering when the baby was going to come!

Here's Camden enjoying some cherries-I think Brooklyn picked those at the store.

Brooklyn was pretty excited that we made it to the weekend without a baby so that we could take her to the beach! We went to Half Moon Bay. It was beautiful.

Camden loved playing in the sand and chasing the waves with Dad.

Calvin, Camden, and Brooklyn were all brave and got in the cold water! The waves were pretty strong too!

Here we are, a week away from being a family of 4!

On my due date, the 4th of July, there were no signs I would be having a baby that day, so we headed out to have some fun! We went out to Shoreline Lake and rented kayaks!

Everyone loved it!

We did some hardcore's Brooklyn's fighting face!

In this case, two were not better than one-Calvin and Camden beat us with just one paddler!

We had so much fun with Brooklyn here! She was such a great help for the 2 weeks she stayed. We also got to watch fireworks, go on walks every night to get the baby to come, wait in lines at Wal-Mart, and lots of other fun things ;) Thanks Brooklyn!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Coulton Riley Winder

He has arrived! Coulton Riley Winder was born at 2:14 am, July 9, 2011. He weighed 8 lbs, 2 oz, and was 20 3/4 inches. I was fortunate enough to be induced on Friday at about 6 pm and we were able to hold him in our arms 8 hours later.

At 4:30 pm, I got the call I had been waiting for. The nurse at the hospital asked if I could be there in 30 minutes to be induced and I said yes! I called and emailed Calvin telling him to come home and pick me up, but when I didn't hear back from him, I had to call his office and get a secretary to track him down for me. I think I scared her a little when I said, this is Calvin's wife, and we need to go to the hospital! I guess she didn't know Calvin had a pregnant wife :)

I'll just give a few of the general details for those who are interested-if not, skip down for a few more pictures!

We got to the hospital and after all the checking in and getting ready, they started the pitocin around 6 pm. My doctor was the one on call that night, which was really nice. He broke my water around 9, I got an epidural around 10:30, and by midnight I was at a 7. In the next couple hours, I could tell I was getting close and I mentioned it to my nurse a few times, but she said she wouldn't check me again until 2 am because she should only check every 2 hours to lessen the risk of infection to the baby since my water had been broken. Well, I tried my best and waited it out and at 1:55 am, I called my nurse and told her I really thought it was time and that she should check. She checked and said, oh, you're at a 10, the baby's head is right there, I'll call the doctor. Even then, she told the doctor he could come in 5 minutes or so and that we would start pushing. It only took 9 minutes of pushing for Camden, so I knew it couldn't take long. She had me push through one contraction, then started on a second, but then she told me to stop-we needed to wait for the doctor. So then we waited while he got ready, and a couple minutes later-Coulton was born! My doctor did such a great job walking me through the pushing and taking it slowly-I didn't even need any stitches! I am so grateful. So that's the story! Now I'm just hanging out here in my recovery room, counting down the hours until we can go home. I feel really good and I am excited to be home with my boys!

This morning we were able to have some visitors!

Camden is already a wonderful big brother! He hopped right up and wanted to hold his little brother Coulton. He patted him, kissed him, and even sang songs to him. It was very cute.

We have been so lucky to have Brooklyn here helping us! I don't know what we would do without her. She has been patiently waiting for almost 2 weeks now to hold this little boy! What a wonderful aunt :)

We love our little boy very much! Keep watching for more pictures! Thank you to everyone for all of your love and support.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Videos of Camden

The day has arrived! I am scheduled to be induced sometime today-so instead of waiting for my water to break or waiting for contractions, we are waiting for a phone call! I am so excited to welcome another little boy into our family. However, with all the excitement over the new baby, I hope this little boy knows how much we love him :) I thought I'd put up these videos so that you can be reminded of how much you love him too. Wish us luck!

Camden is a great singer-he was just singing this song in the car one day when we were waiting for Calvin.

Camden loves to talk to people when we are out; here he is waving to all the cars while eating his ice cream from Baskin Robbins.

These are just a couple of videos from Camden's birthday. I already had this one on the post from his Birthday, but some people said it didn't work when they tried to watch it, so this should work better.

Camden was so cute when he was opening his presents, he kept saying "Wow, thank you guys!" before he even knew what it was :)

We love our Camden and can't wait for him to be a big brother!