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! 

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