Monday, May 25, 2015

1 month old!

Our sweet Iken is one month old today! What a difference a month makes! I'm convinced I'm making up for lost time on bed rest, as we have been all over the place! Makes it seem like it couldn't possibly only be a month! When Ike was 1 week old, we traveled for a wedding in Minneapolis and this weekend, we went to see Aunt Dawn, Uncle Ryan, Dylan and Austin in Williamsburg! How many 1 month old babies can say they've been to three states already! 

I took Iken into my clinic  about a week ago and he was up to 7 lbs 12 oz! He had dropped down to 6 lbs 2 oz after he was born, so he is making up for it now! He is sleeping like a champ and getting up around 1:30-2:00 and then again around 6:00. 

He managed to roll from his front to back twice when doing tummy time! He gets his head bobbing and his little leg going and flips himself right on over! I think it scared him a bit, as each time he just cried! 

Jackson & Kenzington have made a full adjustment having Iken around and the only argument is over who gets to hold him first! We've been introducing bottles since Ike is now taking some Zantac for reflux and they argue over who gets to give it to him. Both do a fantastic job and are great big brother and sister! 
This feels so true right now. Every day I wake up, I see our beautiful children and their smiles and get this overwhelming sense of blessings...when I have Ike look up at me when he is nursing with those huge eyes of his, when Kenzi stops what she is doing and just turns around to say 'I love you' or when Jackson loves on his sister and brother...we are truly thankful for all that God has given us. These are the moments I cherish and treasure. I keep reminding myself everyday that life could always change in an instant and that I need to remember these moments and not take advantage of the time I get to be with Ike. The dishes can wait, that dust can wait...I need to take every snuggle that I can get, as I will never get this time with him again! I have 8 more weeks to cherish with him and will love every minute learning more about his little personality, his likes and dislikes! 

Our summer has officially started and we will be in full swing in no time! Jackson just finished soccer and has baseball as well. His first game was cancelled due to weather and he missed a game on Fri since we were traveling, so he'll have his first game tonight! He's pretty excited about it! The kids have VBS this week and will enjoy the fun that it brings...as well as having the Hennen kids for the week as well! This summer will be busy, but fun! 

Ike's baptism is in a few weeks, so will update then! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kenzington's New Room!

Kenzi's room has gone from a nursery to a big girl room over this past week! She inherited the basement furniture and Jon diligently sanded, painted and moved everything last week. Our amazing neighbor, Amy, came over and helped to arrange her room, as I am terrible at that kind of thing and then last night, helped to hang things up on the wall and get things arranged the right way! (And yes, there are no pictures in some of the frames...ok, any of them...but this will be done soon!) I started working on her bedspread a while ago, but now that we need a full-size one, I need to get more fabric! My mom is helping to get it done, as it is slightly time consuming! I'll post pics as soon as that is done! So the Cinderella blanket will have to do for now!

Just checking!

So I just found out that the way I was linking my blogger to Facebook no longer exists, which is why Iken's announcement post didn't go through the right way! Just using this to check and see if the new way is working! And a throwback of Jackson to check the imaging!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Intoducing Iken Cadwell!!

So this is more than a tad overdue, but better late than never!  
Iken Cadwell Burns entered this world on April 24, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. weighing 6 lbs 11 oz, 18 3/4" long! He wins the prize for the biggest baby at our house...along with the hardest and longest labor! It took him 17 hours from when I started noticing contractions to his arrival! (Jackson was about 10 hrs and Kenzi was around 6 hours!) so if I talked with anyone that day and made no sense whatsoever, I apologize! No sleep for over 36 hours really messes with a person! He also wins the prize for being the best nurser and best sleeper so far! This kid knows what he's doing! 

A lot of people have asked about his name. Jon and I both liked Ike, but we wanted a name with a nickname. So I googled 'names with the nickname Ike' and Iken came up on that search on one of the baby name site. Cadwell is the last name of Jon's golf coach, who was a very influential and inspiring person to both of us! Denny & Terryl were host couple at our wedding as well, so there is no better way to honor such a positive and faithful man in our eyes! 

Iken has settled right on into our hearts and lives. Jackson & Kenzington absolutely adore him! Neither of them can go more than a few minutes without touching him, kissing him, talking to him..both are completely smitten with him, as you can tell! 

Life has been busy since Ike arrived! Now that we know that Iken will be moving in with Jackson, we had to figure out what to do for Kenzi's room. So no better time than to get the ball rolling than Monday! Jon and I had to go to town, as Iken's bilirubin has been high so we needed that rechecked. We decided that we would get a new bedroom set for us, move our furniture to the basement and then paint the basement furniture for Kenzi! I feel like we almost moved in again we had so many things moved lol over! I'll post pictures as soon as we get everything arranged, unpacked and looking picture worthy! 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who prayed for us, supported us, loved us, fed us...all of it has meant so much to us! Iken is truly a blessing sent from above and we are so thankful to have him in our lives! 

Again, I apologize for the delay in updating!