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....