Wow! I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last posted. I have sat down twice to begin writing a new post, but just about that time Cade would let me know he was hungry. I'll make up for the late posting with lots of pictures!
Cade Maddox Meeh was born on August 28, 2009 at 11:20 am. He was 7lbs 9oz and 19 1/4 in long. He is the most precious gift that God has given Josh and I as a couple. Cade is so perfectly created, and makes our family more complete. We are so thankful that God gave us the gift of being his parents and raising him in a home that serves the Lord.
our new family :)
Cade's Welcoming Team
Welcome Home Baby Cade!
We love watching him no matter what he's doing - whether he is rocking in his lamb swing, sucking on his binky, sleeping, observing his surroundings, etc. He makes the cutest faces and we are really learning his personality and preferences. By the time he was just 2 days old we knew that he didn't like his hands to be swaddled inside the blanket. He loves touching his face and sucking on his fingers. His neck is getting stronger, and he loves looking at the things going on around him. In a week from today he'll be 1 month old. WOW! I can't believe how fast the time has gone. He has changed so much since the day he was born. He is growing chunkier and longer :) I really like chunky babies and can't wait for him to have the cute leg rolls and chubby cheeks.
Lambie Swing - His favorite place besides our arms
what a precious face
I must say that Josh and I absolutely adore him, but the new grandparents are crazy about him, too! They just melt when they hold him, and we love watching them fall more and more in love with Cade each time they see him. Our dads are just precious to watch. Grandude and Champ melt into a puddle when they hold Cade. It's priceless. We're so blessed to have such wonderful parents who love being involved in our lives!
Mimi and Champ
Mama C and Grandude Aunt Margo
In addition to being cood over by grandparents, Cade has gotten to meet all of his great-grandparents - Nina, Great Grandmomma, Grand Mimi, Great Grandpa & Dagmar, and Popo the Great. I love how he was the baby who changed most of their titles, from grandparent to great-grandparent. We have taken many 4 generation pictures which are precious to all of us. One picture that was especially important to me was the one with Nina (my mom's mom). She had become very ill before Cade's birth, and I prayed that they would have the opportunity to meet each other. She went home to be with Jesus last Sunday, and a week before she passed we took Cade to meet Nina. What a precious day that was. She was such a wonderful grandmother. A true example of how to live life honoring God, loving family, and serving others. She was a blessing to us all! I am so thankful that she was an example to my mom of how to be a caring mother because she is now an example to me.
4 generation picture with Nina
4 generation picture with Grandmommy
Popo the Great and Cade
Grand Mimi and Cade
Great Grandpa & Cade
Each day is new and exciting! Thank you for your prayers for Cade and our family. God has been so faithful in answering them. On those mornings when I don't remember ever being so tired, God gives me the strength I need to meet Cade's needs. What a faithful and powerful God we serve! Blessings to you all!
Love, The Meeh Family
Josh made a slideshow of the first few days of his life - click here to view more pics of Baby Cade!