Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Caderyn!

Caderyn at about 12 hours old.

Caderyn on Christmas Eve at 9 months old

Well today has finally arrived. Hooray! My sweet little man is one!

Here are my blog posts a year ago from today:

Little Boy's On the Way!

Welp, we've been up since about 2:00 a.m. (though Jeff hasn't actually slept yet) counting the minutes between contractions. They've started off at 25-30 minutes apart and have since digressed down to 7-15 minutes apart.
I'm in between a contraction right now- so at the moment its no pain no worries for me but there's another contraction coming on.
Hopefully, before the day is done we'll have a beautiful little boy in our arms. 
I think I posted this blog around 6:00 a.m.
After this post I called my parents and my aunt, mother-in-law and doula and began to time contractions more and more. My water broke around 8:30 a.m. after one of my many, many trips to the bathroom (so ladies if you're peeing more and more- like every 2 minutes- along with having cramping that might mean baby's on the way). From there we grabbed a towel- because ladies once you're water breaks its a continuous flow of water- and headed to the hospital.
Here's the post I did on March 14 to let everyone know about our new little family member:

Introducing Mr. Caderyn James Windmueller

The newest edition to our family is FINALLY here.

Caderyn James Windmueller was born March 12, 2009 at 7:33 p.m.

He weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 22 3/4 inches long.

I started labor at 2am. My water broke around 8:40 a.m. and we were at the hospital at 9:00 a.m. When I checked into the hospital I was 5 cm dilated and 70 percent effaced. I labored for an hour and a half before I got an epidural. At that time when they checked me I was still at 5 cm dilated but I was 100 percent effaced. Got the epidural (oh sweet joyus wonder of medical sciences!!) and they also started me on pitocin to get the labor cooking.

Everything after that was peachy keen. I had my mother-in-law and my aunt who are both OB nurses there and then I also had a doula (they're fabulous and I highly recommend them) there and my sweet Jeffrey.

Labor took longer than I think anyone expected and I started pushing around 3:30 P.M.

It was a long, hard labor which surprised all of us. The little guy just was having a tough time getting out! He was in an awkward position and kept getting stuck! So we had to ditch the original birth plan at the last minute and use the vacuum thingy to help get him out.

He was SO long when he came out and he had cord wrapped everywhere!!! Lots and lots of cord.

He wasn't crying which was so scary and they had to take him immediately to make sure he was okay.

He was just fine and SOOOO long he almost didn't fit in the little bed they had for him!

It took both of us awhile to recover because I tore (sorry- that's gross I know) and had to get all stitched up and he had to get all checked out and make sure his lungs were in order.

But oh man! When they put him in my arms the world stopped. He is just SO beautiful. He's nothing at all that I expected him to look like- but ten times better! He looks so much like Jeff but also like me!

He is just the most perfect little angel in the whole world and has just competely changed our lives for good!

I hope everyone else loves him as much as I do!
Jeff and I are so blessed to have Caderyn in our lives. He's helped us put a lot of things in perspective this year and brings so much joy to our lives. 
Happy Birthday little man!!!!!


Danny said...


Ashley Rhian McKee said...

Don't think I am creepy, but I absolutely love reading your blog! I hope Caderyn's birthday was a blast!

Sarah said...

Ashley: I don't think you're creepy! I read your blog! I love that you love reading my blog!