Thursday, August 21, 2008

bentley dean

the newest addition to the cantwell family is here! bentley dean was born on august 20, sometime really early in the morning! (isn't that horrible that i don't know the time???) anyway, he weighed 6'6 and measured 19 inches long.

sally went into the doctor on tuesday morning and he had her go straight to labor and delivery. she was in labor for 16 hours and poor girl had to push for two and a half! (talk about freaking me out right now!) we went over to the hospital that night but the little guy just didn't want to come yet.

we got the call at about five in the morning that he was here. luckily brad and i both had appointments in ogden on wednesday morning so we got to go see him just a few hours after he was born.

he looks just like bryce with a little round head and his bone structure, i think he has sally's nose through and through. the poor little guy had a little cut on his head, and was a little bruised, but he has awesome coloring, he isn't red or yellow at all. just perfect pink baby skin.

it was funny cause b&s just ordered their car seat and it hadn't come yet so they had to borrow ours, so before i went to brad's appointment with him i ran to the room and dropped off the car seat.

bryce was asleep on the little chair in the room and sally was awake and bentley was there. it was so precious to hold him cause we haven't had a baby in the family for a little while and i felt so connected to him. sally was ready to start to cry and when i left the room i couldn't help it. it's funny cause the whole time i have been pregnant i have had a hard time with other peoples babies, i don't know why. but with bentley it was whole different experience. it was so reassuring to have that feeling. so congrats to bryce and sally! we love your little one so much already. (brad even held him willingly, which i don't think has ever happened)

i have to add a little more just cause i keep thinking about it. he was so dang cute cause he would let out these little whimpers, like he was saying that it was just so hard being out in this big old cold world. and when we took pictures of him the flash scared him to death! he would jump and be startled and blink his little eyes (i'm sure to get the flash out of them) and as soon as he got comfy we would be mean adults and take another picture. it was just so precious. it's amazing to know how dependent little ones are on us for everything in their life. they are just the most special little creatures and bring so much joy with so little effort.


Scott + Lyndsey said...

How cute!! I can't wait for you to have your little one. PS- Your house is cute! Did you guys end up buying it?

Keri Mead said...

Dont freak out too much. I was in labor for 5 hours with Aidan and pushed 5 times (15 minutes). With Madison I was in labor for 4 hours and pushed 3 times (like 5 or 7 minutes) you can think positively and hopefully have a quick one too! Poor Sally - but she looks cute and so is Bentley!

Amber said...

Congrats to Sally and the family! That is awesome! Secretly though, I wish that it was my baby that had been born this week.

Justin, Michelle, & Colby... said...

How precious! Tell them congrats for us!... You're next! :)

Jill said...

Congrats auntie!

Bryce and Sally said...

Is it wrong to read your post about my baby and cry? I am such a boob. I love the little guy so much and it makes me so happy to know you love him too.