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


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

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

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

  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. : )