Thursday, July 12, 2007

Our First Week as a Family of FIVE!

One week ago today we were heading for the hospital! Our first week has been really nice. Clayton goes down for the night by 10 or 11 and he wakes up between 3 and 4 to eat, then he goes back down. We really have to work to keep him awake during the day some days, but overall he has been pretty easy. At Clayton's doctor appointment on Monday he was down to 6 pounds, 14 ounces, but he has been eating about every 2 1/ 2 hours so I am sure he's gaining it back.
We had our first family outing yesterday when we loaded up and went to the park. Colin and Carter loved the tire swing and Clayton slept the entire time.
Andy has been doing a great job entertaining the boys--they are totally interested in Super Heroes (all different types--Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Fantastic Four) and Transformers (in the picture above the fellas are watching an old Transformers cartoon).
I am so happy to have Clayton here and I feel like I am back to my old self!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

4 Days Old

We're doing great! Clayton is such a good baby--he only cries when he needs something, and he is a good eater! We are still working on sleeping during the night and playing during the day, but we're getting there. Colin loves to kiss on his baby brother and Carter likes his toys. I am feeling good--Andy pretty much handles the older boys which makes my job easy.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


His name is officially Clayton Douglas Hedges! Colin likes Baby Clayton a lot but he's concerned about what happened to Baby Casey. Clayton and I are doing great--we just got home. I'll update again soon with more pictures, I just wanted everyone to know his name!

Friday, July 6, 2007

The Baby Has Arrived!

The new Hedges baby arrived this morning @ 2:10 am and weighed 7 lbs 7 oz. Mommy and baby are doing fine but maybe a little confused as a name has not been finalized as of yet. Here are some early pictures but there will be more to come.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

July Fourth

Ok, here is a picture of me!! I am surprised by the high demand for a picture of the belly! As you can see, even my maternity clothes I have outgrown and I am SOOOO ready for baby boy to arrive. I went to the doctor today and I am still at one centimeter, so no baby action yet.

The boys have had a good week. Today Colin had gymnastics and I got to see him walk the balance beam and jump on the trampoline on one foot! It looks like fireworks will be cancelled for tomorrow (the fourth of July) as a result of scattered thunderstorms. It has rained every day for several weeks and there is not a sunny day in the forecast! The boys get a bit stir crazy, but we try to sneak outside to play every chance we get.

Funny story...the other day I growled at the boys for jumping on the furniture, then within five minutes Colin came up to me and put his flashlight right into my eyes, so I threatened him with a spanking and here's what he said: "Mommy, you're just like the Grinch!"