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December 20, 2010

November 17, 2010

Let's Compare!




Carter- 2 weeks old
Tanner- 8 weeks old
Hayden: 5 weeks old
 Kace- 4 weeks old

So, what do you think?  Who does he look like the most?  
I think he's a pretty good mix!  :)

November 16, 2010

Kace



I haven't been the best at posting photos on here of my sweet new baby boy.  Four children is so crazy!  When I'm posting pictures I'm mostly thinking of Chel and how she hasn't gotten to meet him.  If I were her I would want to see tons of pics.  :)  








What a beautiful boy huh?!?!  He has such big eyes!  I love his crazy hair too.  We have so many people say he looks like Carter, and others will say he looks like Tanner.  Not too many have said Hayden so far.  It's fun that all of my boys are so different, even though they all look like Davis boys.  

I have nicknames for my three big boys.  
Carter Baby, Tanner Goose, and Hayden Bug.  
I can't think of one for Kace!  
Any ideas?


October 31, 2010

A Happy Halloween



Halloween 2010 was a huge hit!  
Aren't my Mario, Luigi, and "Donkey Kong" cute!?!?  Carter and Tanner loved that Hayden could fit into their Mario Brothers theme, even though Mommy didn't even think about that before hand. 


Oh and don't forget about the cutest Lion ever...

Next year maybe Mommy and Daddy will dress up. 
Maybe.  :)

October 28, 2010

Sick Baby Kace



On Monday of this week Kace started acting fussy, and not himself.  I text TJ that afternoon and told him he was acting funny.  Later that night I took his temperature and it was up to 99 ish.  I started to worry, even though it wasn't actually a true fever yet.  TJ was at rehearsal, so I put the big boys to bed, and just kept watching him carefully.  He was acting so lethargic, and crying like he was in a lot of pain, so at about 9:30 I decided to call the Dr.  He told me if his fever got up to 100.4 to take him to the ER.  He said with babies so young they worry about Meningitis. 

10 minutes after I talked to the doctor, I took his temp again and it was 100.4 exactly.  I of course started freaking out, and called TJ in a panic.  He ran home and got us and we went to the ER.  The doctor there said since his temp was so high, he wanted to do some test.  They put an IV in him (so sad), put a catheter in him for a urine sample (also very sad), did x-rays of his chest (not horrible), and then did a spinal tap (saddest ever).  I didn't stay during the spinal tap, I went out into the hall and cried instead.  It was so horrible watching my baby go through all of that.  He is just so little and helpless, and I felt like I had let him down by not keeping him healthy. 

After all the tests, they started him on some antibiotics for about an hour.  The doctor said we had to stay for 48 hours.  His temperature was up to 102 by the time we got done with the antibiotics.  He was so miserable.  If you moved him at all he would cry in pain.  He didn't want to eat, and he was super fussy. 

They checked us into our room, and our nurse came and game him Tylenol.  It helped him so much!  His fever started to go down, and you could tell it took away some of the pain.  It was now 3 am, and we were all exhausted.  We finally got to sleep, but were back awake to a sad baby in about 3 hours.  His fever had gone back up, so they gave him more meds.  

We had to wait about 24 hours to get all of the tests back.  Kace slowly started to feel better, and eat better.  TJ got sick the same day Kace did, and it hit him really hard.  He went home that morning to sleep, and didn't come back for the rest of our stay because we were worried about him being by Kace.  
Hooked up to all of his tubes.  You can't see his IV but it's in his right arm.
The next night I was so exhausted!  I hadn't slept for 2 nights, and lets be honest I hadn't really recovered from having the baby!  I said a prayer that night asking for help with my sweet baby, and myself.  I prayed that I would be able to make it through the night.  The times that I woke up, I felt fine.  I don't remember being tired.  I'm tired now though!  :)
This is pretty much where Kace slept.  I didn't want to put him down!  I look horrible, but don't judge, I was tired!
Our tests came back, and it wasn't Meningitis.  We were thrilled!  The viral tests showed that it was the Rhino virus.  Dr. McKenna said that he was hoping it would be that, and that he should be just fine.  By the way, I love our doctor!  Dr. McKenna is amazing, and if anyone is looking for a Pediatrician, look him up!  His business is called Treehouse Pediatrics. 

They were planning on sending us home at 9 pm Wed. night, but since his tests looked so good, we got to go home around 5 pm instead.  We were very happy about that!  It felt like we just got out of the hospital for his delivery, and we were right back in!  
Right before we went home.  He was feeling much better!
 Thanks to everyone who helped us through this!  Both our Mom's were so amazing.  Thanks for all your prayers for our sweet baby Kace.   

We love you KJ!  Don't scare Mommy and Daddy like that again!

October 17, 2010

Kace Jacob



Kace Jacob Davis
October 15, 2010
8 lbs 10 oz, 21 inches


He's here!  It could not have been a more beautiful day.  I started having contractions Thursday night after we had gone on a walk with the boys.  As the night went on they got closer and closer, and VERY strong.  I didn't want to get to the hospital and be sent home, so I decided to wait until I just couldn't stand it anymore.  So Friday morning at 8:00 we went to the hospital.  The nurse checked me and I was dilated to a 5!  With my last three deliveries, getting from a 3 to a 5 is the hardest part for me, and I usually have an epidural!  I worked hard laying in bed at home to get to that 5!  They quickly hooked me up to an IV, and told me they would rush the epidural.  Yeah!  

After my epidural, my contractions stopped, so they gave me meds to help me along.  The next time the nurse checked me around 12:00 I was a 6.  At 2:00, I was a 9+, and at 2:10 I was pushing.  Everything happened so quickly!  He was born minutes later, and I was staring down at a beautiful baby boy on my chest.  It was so fun to help clean him off.  From the moment he was born he couldn't stop sneezing.  I think by the next morning I had counted over 50 sneezes.  He was absolutely perfect.  The family came in to meet him just moments after he was born.  It was so fun to introduce him to his brothers, and see their proud faces.  Shar took some great pictures of the hour of time we had to love him with everyone.  

















My Grandma Kathy and KJ share a birhday!  She said it was the best birthday present she has ever gotten.  :)




After Kace was kissed and loved by everyone, they moved us upstairs to recovery.  TJ got to give him his first bath, and right after the nurse put him in my gown for some skin on skin time.  I didn't ever want that time to end.  


We had a great first night with our new sweet baby.  All he really wanted to do was sleep.  He worked hard getting here.  :)  

Our doctors said we could go home later Saturday night if Kace's scores were good.  Everything looked great, so we slowly packed up.  I kept falling asleep randomly so it took us a little bit longer than expected.  


 Kace waiting to go home. 

We got home around 6:00 that night, and had dinner with all of my family.  Tanner didn't get to celebrate his birthday with the Cartwright side, so we had presents and cake as well. 


The boys are so excited to have their baby brother home.  Tanner is asking to hold him the most, and he says that he is "in charge".  Everyone that comes has to ask Tanner's permission to hold him.  He is really protective of his baby Kace.  

We feel so blessed to have another little spirit in our home.  I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father trusts me enough to raise one of his children.  I pray everyday that I can be the kind of mother that my boys need.  I love my 5 boys, especially my TJ.  He is so supportive and amazing.  He bought me the sweetest gift after we had Kace.  I love him so much!  

I better go, I have a new baby to kiss....

October 13, 2010

A Birthday Boy!



My Tanner Goose is 5 years old!  We had such a fun day celebrating my beautiful boy.  Daddy got Tanner a bow and arrow, and the boys are in love with it!  (I secretly love it too cuz I can pretend I'm Katniss.)  He got a few costumes, and some fun Batman toys.  My boys love to dress up in costumes.  It's fun to add to our costume collection!  Tanner loved his homemade Iron Man cake!  Tanner is such a special boy.  He is so kind to everyone around him.  He is always trying to help Hayden, and take care of him.  He loves to ride his bike, especially when he picks Carter up from school. 





I just love his sweet face. 
Happy Birthday Tanner! 
Mommy loves you to the sky and back...

September 23, 2010

36 Weeks...



It's time for a pregnancy update.  I feel like I haven't blogged about baby #4 at all.  Everything is going great.  I go to the doctor every week, and each time I go it is very uneventful.  I am dilated to a 1 1/2, and 50% effaced.  The baby is head down, even though I haven't felt too much pressure yet.  He does have one spot he presses on that gives me a horrible charley horse.  It seems he really likes that spot at night! 

My first two boys were both 9 days early, and Hayden was 7 days early.  I was induced with Hayden and I really liked it.  I haven't talked to my doctor about inducing me with this one.  I'm not in a hurry to get him here right now.  I feel like I need a few more weeks to prepare for his cute face!  I am starting to feel extra big though, so maybe that will change soon. 

I'm a little nervous for how Hayden is going to react to his new brother.  He is such a Momma's boy, and I don't want him to feel less loved in anyway.  I guess Grandma's can help with that!  

I didn't ever get an ultra sound picture of our sweet baby on the blog, so I decided to put one on now.  Isn't he adorable!?!?

We will keep you posted! 

September 12, 2010

First Days



My Carter baby started Kindergarten this year!  We all walked him to school as a family, and Grammy Cartwright met us there as well.  I love this boy, and I'm so proud of him.  He is so smart, caring, handsome, and a joy to be around.  After we dropped him off in his classroom, TJ and I held hands walking down the hall with tears in our eyes.  We are so lucky to have Carter in our family!

This year my Tanner goose is in the 4-5 year old preschool class.  TJ and I were joking the first day of school about how he is a head taller than all the other kids.  He is so handsome!  Tanner gets really nervous when he has to have new teachers.  His first day was a little hard for him, but he was really brave.  We tried to make it a little easier by letting him wear his favorite outfit!  I love you Tanner!  Thanks for being such a good brother, and for being so happy all the time! 
I am one lucky Mom!