Camden Lee Cate
20 3/4 inches long
It all started around 11pm at night when my water broke at home. The doctor told us to go in. We called my mom to come watch Drew and stay with him that night. We headed to the hospital and got there around 12am. They verified my water had broken and I was having the baby soon. Mixed emotions filled the room as it was all happening so fast. I didn't really have contractions at that time but they soon came. I called for an epidural which is a story in itself and by 4am I was pain free. The nurse let us sleep from 4-6:30 and then came in and told me it was time to have a baby. They called for the doctor and soon after she arrived so did Camden. God is good and for the most part everything fell into place and went smoothly.
Soon after my mom showed up after dropping Drew off at a friends house to play. My mom got to enjoy some one on one time with Camden. Once we were moved into my postpartum room, she left to get Drew and lunch. Drew arrived and was ready to meet his baby brother that we have been talking about for awhile now. His first thing he asked for was to see his feet. Strange and not sure why but he got to see his feet.
Soon after there were lots of hugs, kisses, and attempted high fives given to Camden from Drew. He was so excited and really didn't want anybody else to hold him. When he was laying down Drew would climb in a chair to be able to look into his bed so he could just watch him. This made my heart happy and reassured me that he was going to be a great, protective big brother. We asked if he liked the baby and he told us that he was not a baby it was his brother. :)
We had a few visitors come by and meet Camden. We were also told we could go home that next day - Saturday. We took it easy the next morning and staff was in and out testing Camden for everything they need to test for before releasing him. He passed all his tests and we were able to leave around 5pm. My mom brought Drew up the the hospital for us all to leave as a new family of four.
Once we got in the car Drew immediately tried to give Camden a tractor to hold and play with like he always does. I told him that he is not old enough to play with or hold toys yet that he is just going to have to show them to him. He simply said okay and held the tractor until we got home. We made it home and are now happily a family of four with two handsome little boys.
The Cate Family
Jason, April, Drew, & Camden