Announcing the arrival of our sweet baby boy
Davis Grant Orme
August 03, 2013
7 pounds, 15 ounces, 20.5 inches long
Healthy, peaceful and just right.
I almost skipped writing Davis's birthing story. I made every excuse I could think of but really, this is my journal and the only place I record my detailed memories right now. I wish that I did more writting but let's be honest here, I have 4 kids 6 and under and some things have got to go. My classic multi-tasking ways equal my blog and journal are one in the same thing for now.
With thoughts of Davis completing our little family, quite possibly being our final addition, I am especially aware of remembering every detail about him. I want to savour and enjoy every moment with this fresh, strong spirit that we are blessed to have in our home.
I had a scheduled induction planned for Saturday the third of August at 7:30am. I woke up early and took and nice, long, hot shower. The shower is my favorite place to pray and meditate. I had chat with my little guy and told him to be brave and strong and that I would do my very best to be the mother that he needed and to provide him with a life of plenty and opportunity. I prayed to my Father in heaven and asked him to bring me a healthy son and to protect me so that I could raise my children and grow old with them.
On our way to the hospital. we took a short breakfast detour on the way. We stopped at Panera and I ordered a breakfast sandwich (eggs, ham and white cheddar on multigrain), with a mango smoothie and a strawberries and cream scone for dessert. Every 9 month pregnant lady about to go into labor deserves a indulgent breakfast, plus I always get starving during labor. I'm sure someday Davis will want to know what he had for his first breakfast anyways.
We headed to the hospital and we got all checked in to our birthing room. I was certain that I would be holding my baby in my arms a few hours later. For a little back story, my labor with Quinn was quick and uncomplicated and so I made the big mistake of expecting this labor to be even quicker and easier, it was my 4th after-all . . . boy was I wrong.
My labor was very slow progressing and extremely exhausting. Yes, that's what one should expect with labor, and it was a cake walk compared to Cayman's delivery, but I had false expectations and that's never a good thing. Davis's labor was filled with fun things like passing out and throwing up. His little heart rate kept dropping every time I had a contraction. While I was pushing and making very little progress, about 30 minutes into it, we realized that he was sunny-side-up (flipped). After pushing on my side, we were able to get him to turn some of the way and he came out sideways instead of upside down.
After 14 and a half hours of labor of which an hour and 40 minutes was spent pushing, our perfect little baby came healthily into this world. Davis definitley has the loudest set of newborn lungs of our children, he came into the world pink and screaming. It is such a relief once you realize your baby has come into the world healthy and whole. The doctor and nurses quickly suctioned his nose and mouth and in less then 1 minute my baby boy was in my arms, skin on skin. What a magical moment, there truly is nothing like it, holding Davis in my arms looking into his dark eyes for the first time is a sacred memory that will always be at the forefront of my mind. Another
He is now 1 month old today and doing great. He eats like a champ and is starting to sleep better at night. Cayman, Hudson and Quinn are absolutely in love and are so good with him. Well, the boys are amazing with him and Quinn wants to take him around the house like her little doll, kind of frightening but it comes from a place and love.
I still can't beleive that I am a mother of 4! Things are crazy but wonderful and I so look forward to this chapter of my life!