Our Sweet Baby Boy: Caspian Finn Wilkes

Our sweet baby boy has arrived!  Caspian Finn Wilkes was born on August 31, 2011 at 12:10 AM weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz and 19.5″ long.  And he is perfect!
I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better delivery – no c-section – I got to do my VBAC!!  I guess it’s true, 3rd time’s a charm!  
Labor and Delivery Story:
So here’s how things went…….I started having a dull backache in the morning of August 30th, but wasn’t quite sure if it was anything.  It was a constant uncomfortable feeling, but since I was induced with my other two, I didn’t know what to expect.  August 30th was Savannah’s first day of preschool and I was bound and determined not to miss this milestone for my oldest baby girl.  The first day was just an hour long introduction where the parents stayed with the kids.  So we were there for an hour and then headed home.  
I had asked Brett to work from home that day so that he could stay with Matilda during school and I also had a feeling something was going on.  So after school, I dropped off Savannah with Brett and headed to my Dr.’s office where I already had my weekly appointment scheduled.  I told the nurses and Dr. that I just felt very uncomfortable and had a constant dull pain in my lower back.  The Dr. checked me and I was 3cm dilated and 100% effaced.  So he sent me over to the birth center to find out if I was contracting.  Luckily my Dr.’s office is on the grounds of the hospital.
The nurses in the birth center hooked me up to the monitors for about an hour and sure enough I was having contractions.  They weren’t consistent, ranging between 3 to 7 minutes apart, but when the Dr. checked me again, I was at 4cm.  So he decided to break my water and off we went to try for a VBAC.
I called Brett and told him to head over to the hospital.  He arranged to have his parents come over to stay with the girls (thankfully they only live 10 minutes away).  To be honest, I didn’t even have a bag packed.  I had some things set aside, but I was pretty sure I wouldn’t go into labor early – shows what I know, right?   So Brett got my things together and came on over to the birth center.
It took quite sometime for me to get to 10cm, but once I was there everything happened really quickly.  Baby was Posterior (positioned to come out face up instead of face down).  When I heard this, I was kind of disappointed because Savannah was in the same position and the labor was incredibly intense and I had to push for three hours.  Luckily, I had a wonderful labor and delivery nurse who had me push in all different positions and we were able to get him turned around into the right position before he came out – yippee!!
Once baby Caspian, “Cass”, had come down into the right position, it was a matter of minutes before he entered the world.  He came out and immediately started crying and so did my husband and I.  Brett got to cut the cord (which we’ve never gotten to do before) and things were just perfect from there.
Cass never had to leave our side.  He nursed right away like a little champ for about 45 minutes and then they gave him his first bath right there in the room.  It was beautiful, just how I had always envisioned labor and delivery to be.  
We stayed in the hospital for about a day and a half and then headed home.  And that’s where we are now……..getting adjusted to our new family of five.
The girls came to meet their new baby brother and were both immediately in love.  My biggest challenge is going to be making sure they don’t love on him too much.  Miss Matilda doesn’t quite know her own strength, so we’ll have to make sure he’s well protected, but I’d rather too much love than any other feelings that could have come about.
Brett has been great – he really is everything I could ever ask for in a father and husband.  He’s been doing all the laundry, keeping up with the girls, changing Cass’s diapers, making meals, doing dishes.  I’ll be pretty sad when he has to go back to work, but luckily my mom, “Grandma Jane”, is flying in from Texas next Saturday to stay for a week.
We are SO thrilled to have this new, sweet little guy as part of our family.  I look at him sometimes, and can hardly believe he’s mine.  His sweet little head, his cute little ears, his funny expressions, his tiny toes and fingers……….they are all so perfect.
So, I will be taking some time to enjoy this little guy and get into some sort of routine with now having three children under age 4.  I have a bunch of giveaway and review posts that I have pre-written prior to having this little guy so you will be seeing those in the next several weeks.  And then after that, we’ll just have to see……..you’ll here from me, but I’m not sure how often.  I’m just going to roll with it.
Welcome to the world, Caspian Finn!
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76 Comments

  1. Congratulations! He’s so sweet!

  2. Congratulations on your adorable boy!

    He looks so cute! My son was born the same day, 6 weeks early, 6 years ago!lol.

    Rest and enjoy the little one.

    Charna
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  3. Congratulations! He is perfect!

  4. Linda Zielinski says

    Lindsay you are making me cry tears of joy for you! How beautiful your family of 5 is! congratulations again …can’t wait to meet the little stud muffin!

  5. Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby!!!

  6. Congratulations!!! He is beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful birth, so happy for you and your family!!! Those pics of your girls holding Cass are fabulous – looks like exactly what we are going through in our house :).

    Congratulations again! And snuggle, snuggle, snuggle!

  7. Lindsay he’s so beautiful and alert. Congratulations to you and your family on your beautiful baby boy!

  8. Oh my gosh Lindsay!!! He is just adorable and oh how precious you all look together as a family!
    Congrats to you all and get every minute of rest you can 🙂
    Many blessings!

  9. bienvenue !!!

  10. Congratulations!! He is beautiful! I’m so glad you were able to have a VBAC. Not many doctors will do them anymore. Sounds like you had a nearly perfect delivery! Enjoy him!!

  11. Congratulations on your new beautiful son! So glad you had a good labor and delivery. Take care of you for awhile and enjoy!

  12. Oh, Lindsay, he is just absolutely perfect. What a wonderful story and beautiful family. I’m so happy for the five of you. You look so beautiful and so happy with your family. Congratulations!!

  13. Sweetie Pie!

  14. What a beautiful little boy! Congratulations on everything going so well and on bringing such a cutie into the world. Happy to see everyone is adjusting so well!

  15. Oh he is a prince! I love his name. Congratulations on your beautiful son 🙂

  16. What a beautiful family. Congratulations to all, take care of yourself and enjoy this time with your son!! So handsome!!

  17. Congratulations. What an adorable family you have! Enjoy all the new baby snuggles.

  18. Gorgeous family, congrats :o)

    Think you may need to get him used to that camera thing poking in his face though ;o)

  19. Congratulations Lindsay, I am so happy for you all!! Brought a sweet tear reading this, he is just Beautiful!!

    Big Huggs, Nancy

  20. Many congratulations on your new arrival… I love the family picture, you all look so happy and full of hope… just as it should be!

  21. Welcome to the world Caspian! What an adorable family you have. Congratulations!

  22. Congratulations to you all. He’s just gorgeous; if you can say that about a boy. lol I can see where you’re going to have to teach Matilda he is tiny the way she’s got ahold on him on the couch next to Daddy. LOL She’ll learn to be gentle around him I’m sure.

    When my little brother was born, Mom told me I used to cliimb into his bassinette to try and push him out. HAha – I think though, just like Matilda, I just loved him too much. (we’ll ignore that she said I did it all the time and they thought I’d suceed).

    Good luck with that family of yours. You’re very lucky you have someone coming to spoil….errrr….help out for awhile. Enjoy them all while you can. They’re all adorable.

  23. Wow that is such fantastic news and all went so well. My 3rd went like a dream too, and like you a boy after 2 girls (although we didn’t know until he arrived!). Make sure you get some good rest if you can, nearly 2 yrs on and 3 are exhausting!

  24. Congratulations! What a handsome little guy.

  25. If I can write this for the tears in my eyes…how wonderful and precious little Cass is and what a beautiful family. God is good.

  26. Congratulations on your little man. I too have just had a boy (now 3 months) after having two girls (who are 4 & 5) and they love him just a little to much sometimes lol. Boy’s are so different to girls and everything seems so much easier too.
    Enjoy your little man!!!!

  27. congratulations on your little man… many wishes for years of boy happiness!

  28. Congratulations on your precious boy and congratulations on your VBAC! Way to go mama!

  29. Welcome Prince Caspian! Congratulations, boys are wonderful 🙂

  30. CONGRATULATIONS! So glad labor and delivery went so well- y’all look absolutely enamored. We’re so thrilled for you!
    love
    k&j

  31. He is precious! Congrats

  32. Congratulations Lindsay and family! What a special name, a little prince, you both look awesome!

  33. CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you getting to do a vbac! I really wanted to with my second child but was super duper nervous and just went with a csection. You have given me hope. If I have another I so want it to be like yours was… something I had always imagined it would be. I am smiling for you right now… how special! He is adorable! I know your girls are in heaven too:) Hope everyone is doing well. so so excited for you guys!

  34. Congratulations! He’s adorable! Enjoy your sweet little one!

  35. Oh congratulations on your sweet little boy, he is so perfect! I love the name as well, Caspian was one of my favourite characters out of the Narnia series 🙂 xox

  36. Congratulations! What a sweet boy! So glad things went well for you!

  37. Ohhh Lindsay, he is sooo beautiful! I love the family pics and I am so glad you had a great delivery! Enjoy your time and if you need anything, don’t hesitate to ask! (I love his name too!)
    God Bless,
    Cathy

  38. Lindsay,

    I am so happy for you and your family. I too had a c-section with my first and when I had my second I was able to have a v-bac. What a difference and I loved every minute of it. I love your blog, but your first love is your family and I pray you all adjust well to Cass. Enjoy and God Bless.

    Vanessa

  39. Congratulations! He is really lovely! Ps: your oldest daughter is really pretty 🙂

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    Cheers!

  40. Oh he is so cute! We had two girls and then a boy. The girls thought I had brought them a new doll. He survived all the loving and is now great friends with his loving sisters. Enjoy!

  41. What a precious little boy! You have a beautiful family! Congratulations and enjoy your time with him! We’ll be here when you get back!

  42. Congratulations! He is beautiful, as is your whole family. What blessings!

  43. Well done. He is gorgeous. I too have the issue of my 3 & 4 year old loving my baby too much. Babies with older sibling have to grow up tough, and I think they really do love the entertainment the older kids give 🙂

  44. Congratulations! He’s adorable! Oh, he’s going to steal your heart!

  45. Grandma Jane says

    God is good! Love you, Lindsay! Every step of the way there is more about your life to love! Snuggle your babies for me.

  46. CONGRATULATIONS!
    on the birth of your son – he looks so precious! I like all the pictures with the girls and him… so mothering!
    Happy you got to do your VBAC.
    Congrats again – he is a blessing for your family – and rest!!!

  47. Congratulations!

    This little boy is really so sweet.

    Greetings,
    Tina

  48. Congratulations on your adorable boy!He is beautiful, as is your whole family. Greetings,Emerencia.

  49. congratulations, enjoy every momment.
    Emma xxxxx

  50. WOW – he is gorgeous – like a little doll! The girls look so sweet with him!

    Congratulations to you all

    Rx

  51. Congrats….on your precious little boy! Great pics, thanks so much for sharing. Glad your doing well. Denise

  52. Your story made me cry, well done you! I’m so happy to hear you had a beautiful VBAC. Thank you for sharing. Cass is just adorable. Sending a happy welcome to the world to him : )

  53. Congratulations! He is a handsome guy. I am glad things went well for you.

  54. CONGRATULATIONS!! HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!

  55. He’s beautiful! Congratulations! Thoughts and prayers with you and your family!

  56. Congratulations to each one of you! He is precious and we’re thrilled that you were able to have the VBAC! Enjoy every minute of this sweet (and exhausting:) time!

  57. Thrilled for you! He is just beautiful! So happy he’s healthy and you are well and that you had the kind of delivery you were wishing for. Enjoy cocooning with your (not so) little family! XOXO

  58. He’s adorable. What a lovely family you have – congratulations!

  59. Congratulations, Lindsay! Caspian Finn is a beautiful boy! Please convey my best wishes to your husband and Savannah and Matilde too. You all must be so happy — although exhausted, I’m sure. 🙂
    The pictures of the baby with the girls are just too cute, I love those little ladies! Enjoy your baby and your time off from the blog.
    Best,
    Gloria xxoo

  60. p.s. That was me above, Lindsay. My full name didn’t show up!
    gv

  61. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby boy. Loved seeing the pictures of his adoring sisters – the wonder in their eyes is precious. Wishing you much happiness as you enjoy your littles.

  62. Congratulations on having a joyful VBAC! He is beautiful, and I Love his name!

  63. Gorgeous Family! God bless <3
    Looks a bit shell shocked in the last one, poor tyke.

    My baby boy (after 2 girls) has just started college. :’)

  64. He is so precious. I’m glad to hear that everything went just as you and your husband wanted. Rest and enjoy your new family of 5.

  65. Felicidades!, teneis un hijo muy lindo.

  66. Congratulations!! Adorable family!

  67. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!! I had to have labor induced on my first two (no c-sections!) so I never really knew what it was like to go into labor naturally 🙂
    I’m sure I’m like others…how did his name come about?

    Enjoy this wonderful time with your baby! The photos of them loving on him were absolutely precious.

  68. YAY Linds! These pictures are so sweet!! I am so, so happy that you finally had the delivery of your dreams! I bet the girls are in heaven, he is such a doll!! I will try calling tomorrow!! Hugs to you!!

  69. Thankyou so much for sharing your birth story. I draw strength from reading other people’s ‘everything was according to the ideal plan’ stories for their second or third (or more!) child. My first (and only) did not go to plan at all, and I am quite nervous about making a VBAC work.

    Congratulations on a gorgeous little man (and a great name). : )

    Kate

  70. Oh Dio..!Congratulation for the new member of the family.He is so sweet.
    congratulation again!

    God bless you dear!

    xoxo
    Ayu M

  71. Wow! What a cutie! Congrats on having a smooth delivery. I wish you and your family the best.

  72. Congraulation Lindsay… he is so adorable anf you little fairies are the most cutest child … wish you all the happiest moments and may God bless your family with love and happiness Ameeen

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

  73. Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  74. So happy everything went well with the VBAC. He’s so gorgeous! Congrats again my dear! I love the name too. So perfect for your gorgeous family! I hope you are resting and getting a bit of sleep. Much love to you all 🙂

  75. Yay!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! He’s a cutie 🙂

  76. Congratulation! He is so sweet and cute! Really like the pic when his big sister hug him! What a bless!