Thursday, November 6, 2008

Home with Cooper!

Finally, I am stealing away a couple of minutes to write a little update and post a ton of pictures from our stay in the hospital and our first days at home. So far, things are going well. We're just trying to lay low and adjust to our new normal of life with three kids under the age of 3! Cooper is doing really well, eating, sleeping, and pooping like normal. Riley can't seem to get enough of her new little brother, whereas Tyson isn't as interested quite yet! This third pregnancy, labor, and, so far, recovery, has been the easiest of all of them. I'm trying to rest as much as possible, which is why it's taken me four days to post anything- I've actually been choosing rest and family time over the computer, a big step for me! :) (sad, I know!) Hopefully I'll find more time in the weeks to come to post updates and pictures of the kids, Cooper is already changing so much!

My sister has been here to help out for a couple of days while Rick has conferences at school, which has been so nice. She leaves this afternoon and Rick will be home with us until December 1st on paternity leave. I am really looking forward to all the family time we'll get together in the weeks to come. Enjoy the pictures below... there are a ton of them!

Here's our handsome little man just a couple of hours after making his way into the world
With his very proud daddy
Grandma Diane was able to make it to the hospital just in time!
Riley was so excited to meet Cooper for the first time and hasn't stopped wanting to hold him since! She is an amazing big sister!
Riley was a little freaked out by seeing mommy in the hospital bed and didn't want to leave when the time came. It was tough being away from both she and Tyson for 3 nights.
Tyson was also excited to meet Cooper and get a chance to hold him. He's a little less interested than Riley is, but still doing a great job as a new big brother!
Aunt Robyn also made the trip down to see Cooper.
Cousin Melissa
Cousin Jamie
Grandpa Dave
Grandma Gayle
With Daddy and Riley, just before leaving the hospital on Monday
Looking so tiny in the carseat!
Cooper in his "going home" outfit!
This was a sight to see... all three carseats in the front row of the van! Until I can crawl in the back or Riley can strap herself in, this will have to work!
At home all swaddled and comfy on the couch!
Riley decided he needed a book to read!
A couple of pictures of Mommy with her 3 kiddos! I still can't believe I'm a mother to 3... (and boy do I look tired!)

Here's the ultrasound photo from the little red envelope... yep, it's a boy! :)


Maggie said...

you look great! Way to go on being a mom of three. I am a little scared so when the time comes I hope you can be encouraging-which I'm sure you will! I have a great deal of respect for you my friend.

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! I know your heart is as full as your car! =)
Everyone looks great. Take care of yourselves these first few weeks! I know I don't have to tell you, but that first month simply flies by!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you have such a cute family. Mother of 3, sounds hectic. We want 3 kids too, I will have to watch ver the years to see how it goes...we may reconsider when the time comes, but so far, that is what we are planning on. Good luck and rest up. Enjoy your new extended family!!

Lisa said...

is his hair red??

The Donald said...

Awesome! Thanks for the great pics!!

And have fun adjusting to 3 kids instead of two. Some days are harder than others, that is for sure!