Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our on-time arrival: Cavin David Spruiell is here!




Mike and I are delighted to announce the birth of our son, Cavin David Spruiell. Cavin was born at 4:32 a.m. on Monday, April 20th at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. At 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 22 inches in length, Cavin was hefty enough to create quite the labor battle. I began consistent contractions at 4 a.m. on Sunday the 19th and labored for over 24 hours, including three hours of delivery, resulting in a "perfect" 40-week pregnancy (Cavin was born on his due date).

Mike, Cavin, and I made the trip home a few days later and have since been battling dirty diapers and further sleepless nights in an attempt to make Cavin comfortable in his new home. We are of course hoping that comfort level grows soon so we can ease off all the "pampering"! My parents and Mike's mother and step-father were in town for Cavin's birth, joining us at the hospital as well as spending several days with us once we returned home. Their support has been greatly appreciated, and we now recognize that while two loving parents are better than one, four loving grandparents cannot be beat.

I apologize for taking such a long time to post anything on the blog (and even then essentially copying an email Mike sent y'all earlier in the week) but I have barely found the time to log onto my email, much less update the blog and send out pictures. Hopefully the cute pictues I am posting of our little guy will more than make up for the fact that I was late at updating the blog.

Please know we appreciate all the thoughts and support we have received and we look forward to introducing our new pride and joy to everyone in the near future.




Just after delivery....








Mike and I got sick of our room and decided to go on a walk around the floor with Cavin. I was able to walk about 20 feet before needing to return back to the room due to exhaustion. :)



Cavin's first pediatrician appointment the day after we were discharged...



And more importantly, the outfit he chose to wear to his first pediatrician appointment (notice the "Cool Spruiell" onesie and Texas A&M socks - gig 'em)...


At home...


Go Broncos!


And our first family picture (minus the furry creatures) outside in front of the lemon tree...

6 comments:

Mully said...

He is sooooo cute! And long too, I wouldn't have expected anything different... you guys look like you're having so much fun with him!

Lesley said...

Cavin is absolutely adorable! Congratulations again!

Alison 'n Brandyn said...

Welcome Cavin!!! Everyone looks great and Mr. Cavin is so handsome!

Lindsy said...

Congrats! He is so handsome!

The Broach Family said...

congratulations! He's adorable and I love his name.

Erin T said...

I can't say enough how precious he is!!!! Tyler and I can't wait to meet him!!! Love to all! xoxo