Just a quick update from the Davis household...
Kannon is almost 4 months old! Wait WHAT?! Where has the time gone?? He is SO much fun. He's starting to giggle and it is the SWEETEST sound! We've also been starting a lil fruits and veggies...he's lovin em! Kannon loves being outside..thank goodness the weather has been cooperative!
Here in a few weeks, we will be taking our very first family vacation to sweet home ALABAMA! We couldn't be more excited! Grammee will have almost all of her grandkids there at the same time and ALL 7 of her great-grandbabies... make that all 7 of her great-grandSONS. Crazy how we've all had boys!
Not much else is new...but I wanted to share a few of our family pictures! Thanks again to our fantastic photographer, Mandi! :) Wish I could share em all...
I think Kannon has made it very clear how he feels about having his picture taken :)
Well, I'm only like 3 1/2 months late for this but... OUR LITTLE MAN HAS ARRIVED (and probably doubled in size at this point but what can i say?). However, since I have yet to share this wonderful experience here it goes..
Sunday morning (February 12th), I woke up feeling pretty crampy. It didn't take me long to realize I was having contractions..they were approximately 5 minutes apart, but not entirely consistent. This went on from 3:30am til later that afternoon when Josh finally convinced me I should call and talk to the MW on call. My contractions were getting stronger and finally consistent. She wasn't going to have us come in just yet until I mentioned that we were in Malad and had about an hour drive ahead of us. At that point she said grab a bite to eat, pack up and come on in. Upon our arrival at about 7pm I was dilated 3cm and 100% effaced. We walked the halls for a bit and an hour later I was to a 4. So my Dr made the call to keep me. and thank heavens she did! things progressed very rapidly from that point forward. Once they got me hooked up to all the fun monitors and such, she broke my water. Here's where the pain kicked in! It was like night and day.. I was next in line for the epidural so I only had to wait about 10 minutes til the anesthesiologist came in. Once we got that taken care of I was already at a 6 and my contractions were only about 2-3 minutes apart. An hour later I was at a 9...an hour after that I had reached a 10! We were told to rest for an hour before the pushing started. As you may have guessed...I didn't get a wink of sleep. @ 3:45am we began pushing! Little man's heart rate kept dropping and my temp was rising so I had to be on oxygen. Our nurse told us if my temp kept rising and we couldn't get his heart rate up, he would have to go to the NICU for a bit after delivery. Thankfully we were able to hang on and get him out quickly. Our lil guy arrived at 4:58am..healthy as can be! He weighed 6lbs 13oz and was measured at 19.5 inches (a week later at his circumcision he has clearly 19 inches so apparently the first one wasn't quite right..)
There's absolutely no way to describe the overwhelming love that filled my heart as I saw Kannon for the first time and took that lil alien in my arms and kissed his slimy lil head :) The next few days were pretty much a blur. Nurses were in and out about every 20 minutes...so pretty much every time I dozed off the door opened again! Considering I woke up at 3:30 the morning before and got absolutely no sleep til late Monday morning, I'd dare say I did pretty good! Kannon had a hard time latching and didn't eat really well for the first couple days, but I'm happy to say that has certainly changed! Lil man is about 13lbs or more since we last checked...he eats 4oz about every 2-2.5 hours and is a GREAT sleeper! I'm certain it's nothing we've done as parents that has got him in such a good routine..I'd dare bet our Heavenly Father just knew we both needed a decent night's sleep to be kind people :) He's never woke up more than twice a night from the very beginning and quickly started sleeping two 4 hour stretches at night. Kannon now sleeps 9-10 hrs straight at night and will usually go down for another 2-3 hours after eating. He's actually really grumpy if he doesn't get his sleep. I guess it's true when they say...like father, like son!
Kannon has blessed our lives so much from the very beginning, but quite dramatically since his arrival! I never thought it was possible to love my husband any more than I already did...boy was I wrong! I still get choked up at the thought of our sweet lil eternal family. I'm so unbelievably grateful that Josh and I made the decision to wait for that letter of clearance and battle all the trials that came our way so that we could be sealed for time and all eternity and offer Kannon the wonderful blessing of being born into the covenant. He's influenced us in so many ways to be better and try harder. I just can NOT imagine life without our sweetheart!
Little by little we've pieced together this lil guy's nursery. I say "we" because we've had a lot of help!! My mom and grammee made the quilt...which could NOT have turned out more perfect! I decided it was time to get my sewing machine out...(i ordered it over a year ago and it was still in the UNOPENED box it was shipped in) and tried my hand at some burlap curtains. I love the way they turned out and the burlap added the rustic touch I was going for! Josh has jumped at every order I've barked at him ;) He's currently cutting some wood for a sweet lil DIY shelf we're making for the nursery too. He's such a handyman! And...as you may have noticed...he's added his own lil touch to the room. I was hesitant at first, but I really love the way it turned out. What I love even more is that he even cared to have his own touch! He's been so involved and excited about even the smallest things...what a good daddy right!?! :):) I'm making it a goal to start using my camera instead of my phone from here on out so I can stop posting this poor quality pics! Hold me to it ;)
We had a wonderful Christmas here at the Davis household. The little guy got spoiled! As did Josh and I. We were able to spend a lot of time with both families, which was great! It's so nice to have both of them so close!
And now for the original purpose of the post... We have recently reached "The Final Countdown" as I like to call it. AKA the last ten weeks. The lil man's due date is approaching quickly and we couldn't be more anxious! ...or scared to death! Haha.
As of this past Thursday I'm 32 weeks along. 8 more weeks...or who knows, possibly less!! :) or more :( so far I feel great..no MAJOR complaints but I'm slowly feeling the discomfort coming on. I won't complain though...I've been very blessed with an 'easy' pregnancy so far. So here's to hoping the rest of this process continues to go just as smoothly!
And here's a few pics. I am very reluctant to post these, but I figure between my sweet smart-mouthed brother and the dear outspoken customers at the bank I have been prepared for whatever comments may be made :) haha gotta love it!!
This is about 18 weeks along...
...and here's about 20 weeks (it would appear that i'm always in the middle of laundry when i take these pics, but truth be told--the guest room has unofficially just become the laundry room. so there's always something in there waiting to be put away haha)
I've been sitting here in a quiet house enjoying a very active baby boy! My whole belly has just been rolling...I love him SO so so so so MUCH! It is the most amazing feeling and each day makes me more anxious for his arrival. As of today, I'm 27 weeks along..only 3 months left! I have been so lucky to have had such an "easy" pregnancy so far. I really don't have a single complaint, and I hope I didn't just *jinx* myself by saying it's been easy haha. With it being Thanksgiving and all, I've reflected a LOT on how blessed I am. (I REALLY should do that more often) This lil guy has been such a blessing in our life and has really made me very aware of all our blessings. I can't stop thanking my Heavenly Father for ALL he offers us. We are so lucky to have our home, our jobs, good health, great friends and most importantly our family! I'm so glad we made the decision to be married in the temple..it brings me great joy to know our lil guy will be born into the covenant and that we will have him for ever and ever. -No Matter What- Having a forever family is by far the most important thing to me. It's very intimidating to think of the responsibility we are taking on in raising one of our Heavenly Father's special little spirits in the world today. I feel that if we can teach our children the importance of family, and help them build a testimony of eternal families we will have (in even the smallest degree) succeeded in our role as parents. There's plenty more I want to teach my kids, but that right there would mean the world to me. The 'unconditional love of a parent' is becoming very real to me and, in turn, makes me more and more grateful for my own parents and for Josh's parents. My mom is my very best friend and my daddy is my hero and the best guardian angel ANYONE could ask for! I know I can turn to either one of them for anything at all. Likewise with Josh's parents. I spend a lot of nights home alone while he is at work and, as much as I HATE being home alone, It brings me great comfort to have them right next door. They'll do anything for their family regardless of what sacrifices that might require them to make. More than anything, I'm grateful for the way they've raised their son. He is the most loving and considerate husband I could ever ask for. He goes above and beyond and he pushes himself to be better each and everyday. I can't get enough of how much he already loves this little guy. Not too long ago, he was able to start feeling baby boy kick and stretch a lot. I reflect on the pure joy in his expression often and it never fails to bring a smile to my face and sometimes, tears to my eyes (thank you hormones!). Last but not least...I'm thankful for the Armed Forces who fight/have fought to protect and grant us the freedoms we enjoy. Having had Zach over in Afghanistan for the past year has really opened my eyes to the sacrifices our soldiers make for us. I don't know how they do it, but i'm grateful they are willing to. I really need to be better about posting pictures, but I couldn't pass up a chance to express my gratitude on a day like today. I hope you all will have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy every second you have with your families!
Then comes...Yep! we're expecting! :) I'm currently 12 weeks along! So far I've been very lucky to not be sick! Last week brought a spell of headaches, but so far they haven't come back around to bother me anymore! I've been very lucky so far to have an 'easy' pregnancy and I hope that continues to be the case. Josh and I are both so very excited!! I think a lot of people think it was an "oops" because we haven't been married all that long....but for the record, we definitely planned this one! We can NOT wait to meet the little one, its going to be another long 6 months(ish). My due date is February 23rd! We both feel it's a girl...but I guess only time will tell! We don't have a preference on the sex at all, just want a healthy, happy baby :) It amazes me just how much we already love baby Davis. I can only imagine how that love will continue to grow exponentially!
Josh & I were married on December 18th, 2010. As you might imagine, it was the best day EVER! We are now enjoying our life together in our new home and are looking forward to each new day with one another. We are truly blessed! :)