Monday, July 26, 2010

Welcome Baby Cate!

We welcomed baby number 3, Cathryn Beatrice Dougherty on July 26th at 3:13AM.  We're going to call her Cate.  She weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and was 22 inches long.  She waited to make her entrance until after Jeremy made it back from his trip to Las Vegas and California.  Jeremy left for Chris & Trish's wedding on July 20th and came back on July 25th.  He had a great time and enjoyed being the best man in their wedding.  I wish I could have gone, too, but it wasn't in the cards ;)  My due date was the 23rd so it was a good thing I went over by a few days!

I was supposed to pick Jeremy up from the airport, but it turned out I had to go to Beaumont instead.  I called Jeremy's friend, Dan and he was able to pick him up from Metro and bring him to Beaumont.  I was so grateful he was able to help out.  After 25 hours, Cate made her appearance.  I was so relieved afterward that I didn't end up having another c-section!  This recovery has been so much easier!

The next day we had a few visitors, my Dad came up, Jen, Gramma & Grampa Montgomery, Jill and Rhonda.  My hospital stay was a lot less stressful this time since I was feeling pretty good.

My Mom brought Matthew & Claire up for a visit on Tuesday.  We also got to see Kathy, Julie and Charlie.  Matthew & Claire got to take turns holding Cate, I was glad I got to see them since I haven't been away from them for more than 9 hours at a time (while I'm at work) since they were born!

Wednesday morning Cate took her first car ride to our house.  It was great to be back home.  We settled in and Matthew & Claire took turns inspecting the baby.

Thursday we went for our first well-baby check up with Dr. Navai.  Cate had a good check-up but she was a little jaundice so we had to go to have a blood draw (poor baby).  Aunt Cheryl and my Mom came with us and they were a huge help!  My Mom had to go to work that day so Aunt Cheryl stayed with us and made dinner.  She even watched the kids so I could take a nap!

I'm wayyyy behind on blogging, I have so many great photos of the twins that I need to put up.  I thought I'd just start with Cate's birthday and catch up over the next few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. What a precious girl! Congratulations and I can't believe you let your husband fly across the country so close to your due date. :)