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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....

19 Comments:

Chelsea said...

SO SO SO SWEET! Love all your pictures. Just awesome! Elliot says hi to his best buds Tan, Cart, Hayd and now KJ!!

Lacey said...

He is so darling and completely perfect!!! Congrats and well done on another wonderful boy. :) Seriously wonderful pictures... I especially love the whole family shot. Enjoy this special time with this sweet new spirit in your home, and if you need ANYTHING at all please give us a call! :) CONGRATS!!!

Gunnell Fam said...

He is adorable! It was fun to read about his birth story. What a blessing to be a mom of another little one. :)

Wendi said...

It's is so fun to hear about his safe arrival! Congratulations!

The Over Family said...

Congratulations! He really is perfect and absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing your birth story! What a cute family of boys that you have! :)

Melinda said...

Erin and TJ-
Congratulations! We are so happy for you. What a beautiful little boy you have! And I love to see how much you love being a mom! That is such a gift! You are a wonderful mom!
Hope to see you and Kace soon!
Love you,
Melinda

Sarah said...

Congratulations! So happy for you, and for the safe arrival of baby Kace. What a beautiful boy (no shocker, though. I mean, look at those kids of yours!). What a lucky baby to come to such a loving family. Hope you're recovering well and getting some sleep!

Chelle said...

Congrats! I think he already looks like his brothers. :) You look great, too, Erin!

Melissa S. said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I love that awake picture of him waiting to go home!!!! But the BEST on is of you and him with the "skin time". He just looks so comfty with his Mommy and at peace. I BET you were tired! You were up all night working to get that 5!
Good for you! Congrats! That's so much work to get a little body here and you did it.........AND you are still healing! What a lady!

Tina said...

Oh your little Kace is the CUTEST! He is so perfect! I am so happy everything went so well! How awesome are you!?! :) I am so happy for your cute little family! Please let me know if you need anything, anything at all!!

Sharli and Andy said...

Love love LOVE him!!! That's all.

The Jensen Family said...

Congrats you guys! Your boys will be such good friends for one another. Kace, what a cute name! Let me come get your boys to play sometime while you take a nap :)

Traci said...

What a beautiful post, I nearly started crying! And I love the name Kace, it's been on our list for a little while :) Your family is adorable, you make such a great mom. Good luck these next few weeks, they always seem to be the longest!

Reena Bostock said...

You two seriously make the cutest Boys ever! He is so sweet!! CONGRATS!!! I love the name you have chosen for you little one. COngrats again and I hope all is healthy and well for all!

shelly said...

Yay, so exciting! So happy for your cute family!

Ariel said...

Yay for another beautiful boy with blonde hair. Congrats!

Amber Smith said...

Congrats on your new baby boy! He is beautiful. You have the cutest family.

The Kari said...

As always, both you and TJ make such adorable children. I just love all your awesome boys! And you make such a cute mother! I'm so sorry Kace has been sick! He's really lucky though to have such caring parents that take care of him so well. Congratulations!

Melissa said...

Oh he is just the perfect little angel! You have such darling boys! Congratulations! I am glad that he is feeling better and back home now. Love ya girl! Can't wait to see you again!