Saturday, March 14, 2009

Baby Graham is Here!

Graham has actually been here a week now, but I am just now finding the time to blog about it. Pictures are below.

While we were scheduled for a March 12 induction, Graham decided he was ready last Friday night. What I thought were Braxton Hicks contractions, turned into what I thought was false labor while we were watching a movie. I even looked up false labor and symptoms of real labor, just to make sure. "False Labor" got a little worse, and then at 12:30am we decided that maybe I should go get checked out, just in case. Having been induced with Natalie, I really didn't know what to expect if labor came on it's own. So we called Chris's mom, who lives really close, to stay at our house while we were gone. I was still pretty certain we would be back, and that I would feel like a fool.

Willow Creek Women's Hospital is just a few minutes away in a little town called Johnson, which is notorious for it's cops who pull people over for the slightest infraction. We're driving through and Chris says that there is a cop behind us who just turned on his lights. What?!? Noooo...yes. We got pulled over for a tail light being out, but as soon as the cop looked in & Chris told him where we were headed & why, he quickly sent us on our way without a ticket. It was one of those moments that is so similar to the movies, you have to laugh.

I was so certain that it was false labor that I told the nurse when she was hooking up the monitors, "If you send me home tonight, you HAVE to send me home with some sort of pain relief. I cannot live like this until Thursday!" Turns out, real labor pains can be an awful lot like the definition of the false ones - and mine were real! Graham was well on his way, and it was time for an epidural! I was so shocked & relieved that I started laughing - I'm sure they thought I was nuts!

After a successful epidural and a fairly good night's sleep, we welcomed Christopher Graham Davis into the world at 9:09am, weighing in at 8lbs 6oz. At one week old, he eats well, cries little, and is a pretty laid-back, easy going baby. Natalie is settlng into her role as big sister as well as can be expected of a 2 1/2 year. She is very sweet, kind and gentle to her baby brother, but it's so hard to have to share the attention of others with a new one. Chris and I are starting to get it figured out too. We couldn't believe how out of practice we feel with a newborn.

We really appreciate all of the help from our families and friends, it has made things so much easier. We are so very lucky & blessed to have our families in the same town - I don't know what we would've done without them! Many, many thanks to all of you!


Blogger henleyfamily said...

Oh my gosh he's BEAUTIFUL!!! What a lucky baby to be blessed with you as parents! Enjoy every moment!!

3:50 PM  
Blogger NV said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations!

And that photo of Natalie kissing him ... PRICELESS.

Glad to hear that, at least for now, he's making life easier on you.

9:55 AM  

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