Friday, February 25, 2011

Adjusting to life with two

Jaxon was two weeks old yesterday and I can't believe how fast time is going! At his two week appointment he was 8 lbs and 21 inches long. He is getting pretty big. Kaleb was always in like the 10th (and still is) percentile so it's weird to have Jax in the 80th! He really is the best baby ever! He is so low maintenance which makes it easier to adjust. He doesn't care if you're holding him or if he's in the bassinet/swing/bouncer. He is pretty content either way. He doesn't really cry, when he's hungry, he'll give a few grunts but never a full on cry. Last night Bryson told me to hold off on feeding him because he needed to cry because it is good for his lungs (not sure where he picked that up from) but Jax set there for like 5 minutes and let out a few whimpers then fell back to sleep! We are so lucky to have such a good little boy. The only difficult thing is the lack of sleep. Jax wakes up every 2 to 3 hours to eat and eats for about a half hour or more. He is a great eater. He has a few bad nights every now and then but nothing unbearable. Kaleb however wakes up at 6 am and wants breakfast. That has been the toughest part for me as I don't get a ton of sleep at night then I'm up and making breakfast at 6am (and by making breakfast I mean microwaving pancakes).

Jaxon is starting to become more alert and is staying awake for longer periods of time. Kaleb is adapting well and only has issues if both Brys and I are paying attn to Jaxon at the same time. Besides that he's doing much better at sharing attention!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cutest Baby Ever :)

My cousin, who is an amazing photographer, took Jaxon's pics last week so I wanted to post a few! I think he is one cute little baby!

If you need an amazing photographer- give my cousin a call! Jami Broadbent

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jaxon Bryce Davis

Not sure why Kalebs face is so silly but it's the best we could get that day!

Tuesday night- Brys could tell how tired I was and suggested we go out to dinner to Texas Roadhouse. We thought it would be fun to go out for what possibly could be the last time with just us three as I thought baby boy would come this upcoming weekend. We ate a delicious meal and on the way out I stopped to make a normal bathroom run as I knew I wouldn't make it home. As I was walking out to the car- I abruptly stopped in the middle of the road as I was sure I was peeing my pants which was quite strange as I'd just gone. I waddled my way over to the car where Bryson was telling me to hurry and get in as we had a few errands he wanted to run. I told him that I had either just peed my pants or my water had broke. Brys then told me to definately NOT get in the car. Weirdly enough he had towels in the trunk and once he made sure I wouldn't ruin anything, I was allowed in the car :) I was so confused as at first I was sure I had just peed my pants but it wasn't stopping. Brys was so cute and giddy. He was like we need to get you to the hospital now. I had to talk him into taking me home first as I hadn't packed any bags. Once he was assured that I wouldn't have the baby in the car on the way home he calmed down just a tad bit. We got home and I looked online to see what "breaking of water" was supposed to be like. When that didn't help I called the hospital and asked them. This whole time I still had not stopped "peeing" We decided it was probably my water that indeed had broken or something was super wrong with my bladder!

We dropped Kaleb off at my sisters and headed up to the hospital around 9:30. They admitted us right away and said that my membranes were "grossly ruptured" which in other terms means that my water had definately broken. I hadn't started having contractions yet and was only dialated at a four so they told us just to sit tight and if contractions hadn't started by morning they would start me on petocin. At 5am nothing had happened so they put me on Petocin and told me it would take a few hours to kick in. I layed there and was devastated at 7AM when nothing had happened. They kept telling me to get the epidural before contractions started but I told them I'd wait till they did. Little did I know that they would start and be so PAINFUL so quickly. By 7:45 I was in full fledge labor dialated to an 8 having contractions 2 minutes a part. After that things didn't really slow down. I got the epidural after which seemed like eternity (really only 15 minutes or so) and it was amazing. At 9:00am they called the doctor because I was dialated to a 10 and was ready to have him. My doctor had just barely went into surgery as an hour previous I was only at a four. He said he really wanted to deliver my baby and to sit tight so the nurse stayed with me and told me whatever I did not to push. About 20 minutes later- I informed the nurse that I felt like he was going to fall at as it really did feel that way. She checked me and realized there was no way I was making it until 10 for my own dr. They called another doctor who got there around 9:30. They had me start pushing at 9:36 and after three contractions of pushing- he was here at 9:40! It was an AMAZING experience. With Kaleb there was an epidural disaster and I ended up getting three right before I had him which pretty much put me to sleep and I don't remember much! This labor was so amazing as I was actually "there" and got to experience seeing him coming out and everything! He weighed 6pds and 15 ounces and is 18.5 inches long and perfectly healthy! He is so darn cute and we are so happy to have him here. This recovery has been a breeze and I've literally had no pain. We even talked them into letting us come home after only 24 hours after we finally decided no a name (yes he was nameless for 24 hours) It has been a huge adjustment having 2 kids especially since Brys went back to work on Friday. By the time I got Jaxon to sleep on Friday morning around 6, Kaleb was wide awake and insisting I make him pancakes. Luckily my mom got to my house around 7 and took over so I could get some sleep! Hopefully Jaxon gets on more of a schedule so maybe sleep can be a "normal" thing again for me :)