Friday, November 6, 2009

Playing Catch Up with Our Blog

Oh my where to begin. Let's start with our trip to Family Camp meeting. It was a great time and God really helped us has a family. I think that is the point of family camp and everything. Jackson had a great time playing with the other kids. Scott and myself were pretty happy with how well Jackson played with the other kids. Just to show you how worn out Jackson and dad were here is a picture just to sum it all up.

The next wonderful trip that we took has a famiy was to the Natural History Musuem here in Dayton. We thought that Jackson might enjoy it but only came to find out there was few things there geared to his age. We managed to have a great time though. The only negative thing that happened was when Jackson was running thru a wooden tunnel that was set at different heights and smacked his head at a full run at one point. Scott wishes he coud have taken a picture of seeing a pregant women jump into this kids tunnel. Here are a couple of pictures from our trip.

The next trip was to the Columbus Zoo. We went with Scott's brother and his family. It was a great time with the only problem being that Jackson was a bit to young in our minds to fully understand what he was looking at. Here are a couple of pictures from our trip.

We have also prepared the room for Madison's arrival. I will not begin to tell you all the fun we had painting a blue room for a boy to a pink room for a girl. My dad and Scott where the lucky ones that got to paint this room. They started on a Friday night. After they got done with one coat on two walls a problem 'popped' up. We alays wondered why there was a chair railing aroung the room. We found out this night. What seems to have happened is that, they placed wall paper on the top portion of the wall. Before they moved, they must have painted over top of the wall paper. There were bubbles in numerous spots. They called it a night when they saw those bubbles. They were trying to come up with an idea on how to fnish this room. Scott went to a local home improvment store and got some glue Saturday morning. When he went back into the room he noticed something about the walls. The bubbles had gone down over night. He decided to just finish painting the room and worry about peeling the wall paper down he road. He is hoping that Madison will never want to change the paint color. Here are a couple of pictures of the room.

Okay, I guess it is time to get to what everyone has check in to see. November 2nd, we went into the hospital to start the induction of Madison. After what seemed like hours of labour at 4:29 pm Madison Grace Caplinger was born. She was 8 lbs. and 9 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Thankfully she weighed less than Jackson. This would make you think that this labour would have been easier. That is what I thought to. Even after 2, yes, 2 epidurals the pain was extreme. The first epidural when it was placed it got bent at the end not allowing it to work. Scott made the mistake of giving me his hands to squezze. He changed the brakes on the rear of the van Saturday and cut his hands. I broke open the scabs on his hands. Sorry again for that. The reason for the pain was that she was pressing against my tail bone. The doctor came in and asked if she had time to change and I told her no in a very firm voice. When she was born it looked like she had strawberry blond hair but the longer she has been with us we have noticed that she actually has blond hair with possibly a tinge of strawberry but not much. I guess it is time for us to post the first pictures of the new addition to the Caplinger/Loper/ Franklin Bible Methodist Church family.

The biggest worry that we had was how Jackson would react with Madison. We were praying that God would help him with accepting her. The first time he saw her all he could say was baby. He also gently rubbed her head an held her hand. But the nicest thing was when he slowly moved in and gently kissed her on the head without anyone telling him to. Here are a couple of pictures of them together.

Hopefully, we will be able to post a little more regularly. Let's not count on it though.;)


Michele said...

She is so sweet! Thanks for the update, can't wait to meet little Madison.

Brenda said...

Enjoyed the update and congrats on the new little one! I love her bedding set - so cute! Hope Clayton will do as well with our new one as Jackson did with Madison! :-)

Anonymous said...

Okay Scott, admit that you wrote the update. Suzanne would have had the baby on first!! You love to tease. She is a very cute baby as you all will see at church tomorrow. Proud Grandma

Tim and Kristina said...

Very cute! Glad everything went well and little Madison is here!

Anonymous said...

She is so cute and Jackson is a proud brother. When are you bring them to see us?
Oh, I love the stair stepper she has. Guess they start younger and

Anonymous said...

Love you guys! Can't wait to see the little Princess!!!

Jennifer said...

Suzanne, I am soooo excited I have found you again. This is your old (take that any way you want to) friend from Salem, OH. We are now pastoring a church in Zoarville, OH 50 miles south of Salem. About 30 minutes past Canton. I see a lot has happened in your life. Sooo happy for you with your children. I now have a boy, Timothy, 1 year, and of course, Emily, 4 years, almost 5. Can't wait to hear from

Jamie Spivey said...

Just thought I'd stop by and check in on ya. Looks like you have a sweet little fam. God is Good! Wish we lived closer, I would enjoy spending time with you. I am expecting my 4th in July and am really weary with being pregnant. I don't think I will make it to IHC. With three little ones and pregnancy I just have no energy. You need to get on facebook. It's fast and easy.