We've made it to the two week mark! This week was full of doctor appointments and great news. Kaden will be headed to the plastic surgeon on July 24th for his first surgery. Best case...one...worst case...two or three. The doctor was awesome. He was so kind and caring and showed us some before and after pics of his work. I feel confident that God wants us to use this doctor! I can't believe that they will be able to fix his lip so young. I'm so excited about that! Brady is finally getting used too having a little brother. He kisses him all the time. He wants to sit in the recliner with me while I feed him. It's crowded but I let him. That way he feels like he's a part of something. Please keep Kaden in your prayers.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Posted by tpillstrom at 11:32 AM
Thursday, April 20, 2006
One week old! Man we're growing so fast! Kaden is doing great. He's nursing every two hours or so and actually sleeping at night. I can't wait until he is sleeping all night! Well...I know that's a while now but still.
Brady and I had a date today and went to lunch just the two of us. Tony is working tonight and we're home just the three of us. So far so good! Kaden has already had his bath and Brady is about to get in the tub himself! I think we'll actually make it! I need to post some more pictures...give me a few days.
Posted by tpillstrom at 9:40 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2006
We're home! Everything went so well! surgery took only about 45 minutes from when they gave me pain medicine to getting him out and stiching me back together! Kaden Patrick is doing great! He took to breast feeding on his second try and he's a champ! Will you believe that he weighs 10 lbs and 21 inches! He's a baby giant! Actually he's a normal size I think. He's wearing newborn diapers and he's in 0-3 months clothes! check out the pic!!!! He's so cute
Posted by tpillstrom at 6:26 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Here we are...the night before! I just wanted to write one more little blog before our big day! I hope that you will remember us in your prayers and I want to say thanks for praying for us thus far! Baby Kaden Patrick will be here first thing tomorrow! Wish us luck....
Posted by tpillstrom at 10:24 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
2 more days!!!!! We're just sitting here waiting on the arrival of baby brother! Of course I've felt really good today. Last night was a different story. I had a tummy ache and a few contractions. Then Brady woke up with a really bad tummy ache. Needless to say Tony didn't get much sleep. I took a sleeping pill and had no idea what was going on! But today the kid is a million bucks! He went to school today and was good. Then we came home and ate lunch and had a play date at the park with his friend Garrett. Now the kid is fast asleep on the couch and I'm of course sitting with my swollen feet in the air! I can't wait until the swelling part is over!
As for baby brother he's pretty quiet today. I guess he's resting before his big entrence!
Please pray for our family for the next couple of days! Mom is traveling and I will be having surgery! We want everything to go as smoothly as possible
Posted by tpillstrom at 3:40 PM
Monday, April 10, 2006
3 days to go! This weekend was great...but no baby! Satuday...did I already write about this? Anyway Saturday Brady had a birthday party to go to and it was at the Bounce place. Then Sunday after church we went with our small group to Cedar Hill Farm for the Easter Egg Hunt. Brady was so cute I almost cired! They told the kids they could get 12 eggs. Then the lined them up and couonted to three and the kids took off! I was running behind Brady and I could hear him saying...."one, two, three" as he picked up his eggs. He wanted to make sure he got only the amount allowed!
I'm not real sure what the plan is for today...I'm still at home and Tony is at school....Brady's at the sitters! Maybe we can wash the cars and get them cleaned out today. Tony keeps driving my car and his is really dirty and I don't want to get in it!
As for baby....he's been really calm this weekend. Just a few aches and pains but other than that no sign that he's making his way this week. Thankfully we know that he will be here Thursday. I go to the hospital at 6am and my surgery is at 8. Feel free to come visit anytime after lunch or Friday!
Posted by tpillstrom at 10:44 AM
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Ok I have to be the saddest person on earth! Brady's taking a nap and I'm sitting here on the computer watching Spongebob! There's nothing on TV on Saturday afternoon! Thankfully I like Spongebob and I've never seen this one before!
Still nothing from baby brother! We went to a birthday party today and there were 4 pregnant ladies there. Also one of my friends who had her baby almost 3 weeks ago! She's already back in her skinny jeans! That's just mean! I'm sure it will be never before I get back into mine!
Tony's working tonight. He took last week off because we thought I would go at any minute but now we're both like...it'll be Thursday. So here we are...5 more days! Let's hope I stay sane that long!
Posted by tpillstrom at 5:41 PM
Friday, April 07, 2006
Well I broke down and took a sleeping pill last night that my doctor suggested. For the first time in a long time I actually got some sleep! It was awesome! I still made many trips to the potty but I actually slept. Tony said at one point I kicked all the covers in the floor and he was left with nothing! I don't really remember that. Well...we are just 6 days from baby and I don't really think he's coming sooner. Yesterday at the doctor she said I'm dialiated to 1 and though I could go into labor she wants to be the one to deliver him. So I'm sure I won't be making any trips to the docotr this next week. Brady's about to head to the sitter and I'm going to go lay back down. I'm still a little tired Other than that we have a pretty simple day planned....nothing!
Posted by tpillstrom at 9:19 AM
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Do you see what today is? The coolest date of the year and I'm still not in labor! I'm trying really hard! Well not really I'm sitting in the chair watching Jeopardy. I'm losing today...baby has sucked out my brain! I'm so hoping that today will be the day! If not I go for mycheck up tomorrow and I'm taking my bag just in case. I'll keep you posted!!!!!
Posted by tpillstrom at 4:38 PM
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Ok...I'm not going to lie...I'm so ready to get this kid out! 9 days....or less. I'm hoping tomorrow is the day! I spent the day cleaning the house. And by cleaning I mean scrubbing. I dusted fans...I bleached light switches...i cleaned everything except the kitchen. It's tomorrow's project. Now I'm sitting here with color on my hair hoping I can bend over the sink to rinse. I've had zero contractions today and I actually slept really well last night. Something's up. I think the end is near and I can't wait! If not tomorrow I'm taking my bag with me to the Doctor on Thursday and hoping that she let's me stay! Keep your fingers crossed and pray a lot!!!
Posted by tpillstrom at 9:19 PM
Sunday, April 02, 2006
11 days to go! We just got home from church and Tony is cooking BBQ pizza with Dad's BBQ sauce.
I'm having a tough day today. I don't feel like it's baby day but I do feel pretty bad today. Yesterday was a fun day and I probably did too much so I'm paying for it today. Swollen ankles and the rest of my body aches. Even my skin. I'm hoping to make it through at least tomorrow. I need to work one day in April to get my car payment for the month. Plus my new boss starts tomorrow. I'll only be doing half a day. I'm really looking forward to taking some time off. Every one needs to have a break from work every once in a while.
Last night I dreamed about the baby. He didn't have any hair and he was very pale in complection. Brady was born with a head full of hair and he was already a little tan. So I'm thinking this one may be bald like I was and pasty like Tony! I can't wait to see what he looks like! I'm hoping for a kid that looks a little more like me! Hey I deserve at least one! I mean if we have any more "she" will be from another country and I don't look anything like an Asain! Hopefully we'lll be finding out this week! I'll keep you posted!
Posted by tpillstrom at 1:58 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2006
Another day passes and no baby! Not even a hint of him today. I had a sneaky suspicion that he would attempt an April Fool's joke today but nothing! Brady and I had a great day today. He played with his girlfriend for a couple of hours. Then we had a picmic as he says then we watched a movie in his room. This afternoon we had a birthday party to go too and then a nice nap. We finished off the day with a cookout at the Sayger's house. Oh yeah...Tony was there too!!!!! When I walked up to the cookout everyone way like "I can't believe you're here" I guess they are expecting the baby to come any time! I"m starting to no longer get my hopes up! Maybe tomorrow!
Posted by tpillstrom at 11:38 PM