6/14/13

having our baby

the day we left the hospital
cedar ray davis was born tuesday, june 4th at 9:44 a.m. at orem timpanogos hospital. i had been having contractions on & off all day on monday & i was really wanting this little guy to come out, so i was trying everything i could to keep the contractions coming.  austin had gone fishing for the day, & i was home doing homework & trying to get last minute things together, incase the baby did happen to come soon. the contractions weren't painful, or terribly close together, so i didn't mention to austin till he was home that i had been having them, because i figured the babe wasn't going to come. 

after austin came home we grabbed some dinner & went over to ashley & jakes to watch the bachelorette. while we were there i told them that i had been having contractions all day, & was extremely ready for him to be born. i was over waiting & didn't want to wait until thursday to be induced. so ashley used her masseuse skills & went to town massaging my feet & hands to help my contractions come along... we then did some squats, just for good measure. i started having closer contractions while all of this was going on, so once austin & i got home, i told him that if i could continue having contractions so close together for 1/2 an hour, we'd head to the hospital, just incase.

we got to the hospital around midnight &i told the nurses i was having contractions 3-5 minutes apart. i'm pretty sure they didn't believe me when i said i was in labor, because my contractions weren't painful & i was really calm... but the nurse still hooked me up to the monitors to watch my contractions for an hour, & told me not to plan on staying. luckily for me though, my contractions kept coming & the nurse decided to show the dr. my contractions & he said that i could stay since my contractions were so close, i was already dilated to a 3, & i was already overdue. i was completely shocked & so excited. when the nurse came in & told me that i was practically speechless, i was so sure that we were going to get sent home that i just stared at her when she told me.

the dr. came & broke my water around 2:30 a.m. & i got my epidural about 15-20 minutes after that. from that it was all easy & fast, in my mind. austin & i both fell asleep for a couple of hours (luckily & thankfully) & when we woke up it was 6 a.m. & time to get started. the nurse came in right after we woke up, checked things out & told me i was dilated to an 8 & not long after that, i started pushing. 

he was born at 9:44 a.m. weighing 7.7 lbs & 20.5 in. it was such a crazy experience. its all kind of a blur now, i felt like it all happened so fast, when in reality it really didn't. austin & i were both so nervous when we first held him & were even left alone with him, neither of us knew what we were supposed to do. we were suddenly actual parents to this tiny, adorable baby boy & i felt pretty scared. it's been a week & 3 days since he was born & it feels like he's been with us forever. i can't believe it hasn't been longer since he was born. we love this little man oh so very, very much. he's my favorite.
cedar, right after being born
cedar with grandma & grandpa davis
nick, grayson & cedar
danielle & ashley

4 comments :

  1. he really is the CUTEST and so are you! who looks that good right after giving birth??? kerry does.

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  2. he really is so cute and tiny. can't believe you are old enough to be a mom!

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  3. Congratulations Kerry! He is adorable! Yay for being a mom!

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  4. I love this story! You guys are so cute! We can't wait to meet baby Cedar. He is a beautiful babe... and I absolutely adore his name. : )

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