Saturday, November 26, 2011

Beautiful Bundle #3

This is the week of American Thanksgiving (with Thanksgiving being our third little love's actual due date!) and we have MUCH to be thankful for!

Caidrie Praise was born on Monday, November 21st at 4:50 pm. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 1/2 inches long! 

Labor and delivery were more difficult than I expected and quite different than the other two, but overall it went very well.

We were, once again, blessed to have a natural water birth delivery with our FABULOUS midwife! Marla has been our midwife for all three girls... and I am always blown away with her gentle spirit and her servant heart!  

Caidrie was super purple when she was born, and couldn't breathe all that well, so sadly she wasn't able to hang out in the pool with me as long as the other girls did...but after some TLC she was good as gold and ready to snuggle!

Everything is super low key and relaxed with a midwife and we were each able to take our guess as to how much Caidrie weighed before she officially hit the scales... 

... needless to say we were all over a pound short! There was a slight gasp across the room when the scale said over nine lbs!

The next day both big sisters came for a visit and, as predicted, Alia was instantly smitten with her new little sister!

The supply of hugs and kisses is unending!

Larren hasn't been so sure about the whole thing and tends to keep her distance... (sadly, she has been very sick this week, which has aided in her apprehensiveness) but it's so good to see those moments when her sweetness simply can't be contained! Every now and then a kiss is handed out with a little "yuv ooo" to top it off!

Nana Betty and Papa Ron cared for the girls while we were at the hospital and oh, what a blessing to not worry about them! They were spoiled to the nines and loved on good and proper while we were away!

Once again, our stay at the hospital was fantastic and the nurses were so good to us! We only stayed 24 hours (though I said that with this baby I wanted to stay until they kicked me out!!) but probably should have stayed one extra day... needless to say that first night was interesting with two sick kiddos and a brand new baby!

Despite a crazy household Caidrie has been such a little blessing! She's content, easy going, sweet as pie, nurses like a pro, and has hardly made a peep since she was born!

Can I just say, for the record, that having three girls is absolutely amazing!! I love all the pink... the dolls... the hair bows... the drama :) ... the dresses... the massive amounts of shoes... dress up time... baking with built in "assistants"...  it just keeps getting better and better!

And I wouldn't have it any other way!


  1. I was just telling Zach last night that I don't actually believe that little miss C is finally here. I can't believe that I haven't held her little form in my own two hands yet! I cannot wait to smell that new baby sweetness, *hopefully* witness one of those oh-so-scrumptious newborn stretches, and just sit in awe of one of God's newest creations.

  2. Congratulations from Calgary!! She is so beautiful. What a blessing to your family! Enjoy your visit with your in-laws!
    Curtis & Wilma & Nathan

  3. Sweet pictures.
    I LOVE the one of you in the pool with her. Precious.

  4. Just love the pictures of Caidrie and the fact that you bake with built in "assistants"!! How awesome is that?! Sending cheek hugs your way! Miss you my friend. One of these days we need to get in a real live visit in! :)