Monday, January 26, 2009

Announcing Sagan Nathaniel Davis!

We are so proud to announce the birth of our son Sagan Nathaniel Davis.

He is perfect in every way. He weighed in at 7 lbs 7 oz, 19.5 inches long and arrived promptly at 8:20 AM on Thursday morning the 22nd of January.

We had no complications other than just a little left over fluid in his lungs after birth. It's not too uncommon amongst c-section babies and they just had to keep him in the nursery for about an hour before we got to see him. I made it through the c-section easily and was able to have a nice conversation with the anesthesiologist and my obstetrician while they were putting me back together. I was fully aware this time and it was actually a very interesting surgery instead of a big scary event.

Sagan is a great little guy. He is doing very well and has taken to nursing like a pro. He is sleeping for about 3 hours at a time during the night and wakes up just long enough to have a quick snack then back to sleep again. I'm sure it will change, but I'm tickled he is doing so well as I recover from the surgery.

Maya loves her little brother so much already. She comes over to him and give him lots of love pats. She's very gentel and doesn't show any bit of jealousy at all. I'm so happy!

Thank you for all of your well wishes and congratulations for our new arrival. We came home on Saturday afternoon and settled in easily. We are all so happy and enjoying our time together!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day!

I'm so very happy that delivery day has finally come.

Tomorrow we will head to the hospital for my c-section. I can't wait to finally meet him and kiss his little face. I can't wait to see who he looks like and if he will be as wild as Maya was as a newborn. I'm also gearing up for nursing again. The first three months were a struggle with Maya, but hopefully I've worked out all the kinks and he and I will do this like old pros. I've got all his clothes washed and put away, diapers are ready to go, and his crib is set up in his room. We've got the pack-n-play bassinet set up on our room for the first couple of weeks while I recover and I've got my Boppy handy! John's last day before his paternity leave is today. He will get to stay home with me for an extended period to take care of Maya, Me and bond with baby boy. I think we are ready.

I have spent most of the day running last min errands and I just finished sweeping, mopping and changing the sheets in our spare room. Whew! Good thing I'm feeling pretty well. Still a few things to tidy up before tomorrow, but all in all I think it's pretty much all done.

Thank Goodness for Grandmas! My mom, "Gran", is coming today to take care of Little Miss Maya while we are in the hospital. I'm sure they are going to have a ball. Lots of one on one time with the little monster while dad and I are tied up for a few days. John's mom, "Ya-ya", will come after we get settled back in after being released from the hospital. It's going to be so nice to have someone here to help out with the daily chores: cooking and cleaning - running errands. I'm so thankful they are able to come and stay with us for a little while. Plus I want to make sure Maya has plenty to do while John and I figure out how the new baby works!

Ok, back to cleaning, then I swear I'm done. No more for me for at least a few weeks.

Check back to see how it goes....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Such a great birthday

After a rough start, my day kept getting better and better.

John came home for lunch and we were able to visit before I headed out to my favorite store - Target. I found some goodies for the babies and some nice new socks for myself. Oh the little things in life...

Anyway, that evening 5 of our dear friends came over and we all went to Red Hot & Blue in Flower Mound, TX for dinner. It was SO very yummy, and the company was so nice. We all chatted and laughed and told stories and just had a great time. I really couldn't have asked for a better evening.

John even made my birthday cake. German chocolate! It was perfect. (Sorry about that whole giving up caffeine Sandra - you really missed out!)

After dinner we all headed back out our house and visited some more. Everyone ended up leaving late and we all slept like rocks! It was great!!!

Thanks to everyone who called or sent me such sweet birthday greetings. I really appreciate all the warm thoughts on a very special day.

We're starting the final stretch. Only 5 more days until baby brother arrives. I'm so anxious to see his little squishy face and give him lots of baby kisses.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Waking up

It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to....cry if I want to....cry if I want to.

I was just bragging to my mom last night about how well Maya was sleeping. Big Mistake! At 4 am she wakes up screaming bloody murder. We run across the house to her and check all the vitals. Diaper - OK. Legs & arms - still attached. No boogie men in the room, so we can only assume she just woke up for no reason. Both of us were so groggy from sleep that he hauled her in our room and threw her in bed with me.

I struggled with her for about 2 hours until 6:45 - she just about falls asleep then starts flailing around. Ugh! Nothing like getting smacked in the face by a toddler at 5 in the morning.

I thought she was out so I gently carried her back to her bed laid her down and quietly shut the door. By the time I got back to my bed she was in full wail again. Nice. We both ran to her again racking our brains trying to figure out what to do. John thought it might be teething so we gave her some Tylenol. I thought maybe some milk would do the trick.

I was at my wits end....tearing up due to being overly tired & slightly hormonal. I hadn't slept well in a week because of my big baby belly. I just wanted to go back to bed!!!

Would you believe after being up half the night as soon as I put her down with me the second time that kid passed out like a little angel. Why couldn't she have done this 3 hours before? (sigh)

Guess that's why they say parenthood is the worlds toughest job. You never know what's going to be expected of you and how you will handle the challenge.

Anyway, I got to sleep in and when it was finally time to get up I had a precious little girl waking me up with sweet birthday greetings. Or at least I think that's what she Chinese or Korean or Russian - her English isn't so good just yet. But, I'm sure that is what she was saying!!!

She can be the most frustrating person I know, but I've never loved anything like I love her!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

False Labor

False Labor stinks!

Last night around 8 pm I started feeling no-so-great. I was having some mild contractions that weren't hurting so much just really uncomfortable. Tight - tight - tight. My abs also felt like the day after you do the President's Physical Fitness Challenge in middle school. Remember the first week of gym and you do like 500 sit ups to beat the guy next to you? The following day you have to roll yourself out of bed to avoid using your abdominal muscles. Yeah, that's how I felt. No idea why, but it hurt. Now add that with some uterine contractions and it's not so fun!

We were piddling around and I decided to lay down and see if it would subside. Finally around midnight I started getting the full blown painful ugly labor-like contractions. They were getting more and more regular. John and I debated back and fourth on whether it was the real thing and all I knew is I wanted to go to sleep! We went through this with Maya's birth. I contracted every min & a half for three days straight without any progress. Thus the c-section.

John suggested a nice hot bath to see if it would ease the contractions. It would be a good litmus test to see if they were real or Braxton-Hicks contractions (aka - false labor). Thank God he convinced me to do that....after just a few min in the bathtub the contractions let up and I was able to relax.

At 1:30 or so I was finally able to lay back down and attempt to get some fitful sleep. Needless to say - when Maya goes down for her mid-afternoon nap....I'll be right next to her!

Hopefully tonight will be a bit better!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Great Weekend

I had such a nice weekend. Saturday afternoon I spent some time with my mommy friends and had a little pottery painting date to celebrate my birthday a little early. We figured we don't know how I'll feel next weekend for my birthday so might as well have some fun while I'm still up for it. We really had such a great time. We talked about mommy stuff and laughed at each other as we attempted to make something to be proud of. It's going to be interesting to see how everything turns out.

Thanks Sandra for taking photos!

Saturday evening we went to visit some friends in Richardson, Tx. Their youngest child turned one this weekend and we celebrated with amazing homemade Italian food and cake! Maya had a blast playing with all the other children.

Sunday afternoon our church gave us a baby shower. It was so sweet. There were so many people there - I was shocked. I figured this is our second child in 15 months, surely they are sick of us by now! Nope, they amazed us with their generosity. Baby boy is set! We have tons of diapers, clothes and goodies. Thank you so much Trinity Presbyterian of Denton!

Only 10 more days until "D day". I'm getting more and more anxious. I've just about gotten everything washed and ready to go. I need to pull out a few things from when Maya was a newborn and get it set up for baby brother.

We found out today that my mom will definitely be able to come and stay with Maya while we are in the hospital. Thank God! We got worried for a little while - she had been sent a Federal Jury Selection notice...but thankfully she was released. Whew!

Thursday, January 8, 2009



I'm going to have a baby in two weeks. Shouldn't I be nervous, or panicky? Shouldn't I be running around like a chicken with her head cut off?

I think I'm too tired for that.

Seriously I do think I need to be doing some cooking. I should be preparing a few meals for the first few days back from the hospital but I just don't have the energy. I did that with Maya. Made a few single portion lasagnas and something else, but I just haven't gotten around to worrying about that this time. I figure the food fairy will provide.....right?

I also need to be cleaning. Oy, the dust! I know by the time I'm up and around after the baby comes it's going to be double the dust! LOL. I keep thinking I'll pick one task per day and get that accomplished but it seems like each day has a new twist and turn. Something throws me off...and then all I want to do is rest. PLUS, I can't bend over very well, so the places where dust accumulates the most - lower shelves and baseboards just aren't going to happen.

Chasing a 14 month old and expecting a baby is hard work.

Our church is having a little shower for us on Sunday. I'm excited. We really don't expect much since Maya is so young and there isn't much that we need. We're passing down so much of what she already has and they will both use several things together. Reguardless, we are tickled that our church wanted to do this for us and we love them for it!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Baby brother is coming soon.

I can't believe I'm going to "give birth" (via c-section) in 19 days. Not only do I have to have surgery, but then I have to recover quickly and mother this child immediately. It's such a scary prospect, but I know it's completely worth it.

We were looking at the video of our last ultrasound today and I'm just in awe of the little face, hands and heart we got to see on the monitor. I can't believe that John and I have created another little being. Maya is such an amazing kid and we love to watch her explore her world. I just can't get over the fact that we are going to have another child to watch and be in love with. It's so wonderful to know that the love I have for John has created two children.

Speaking of our first born....she is such a riot. I have laughed more because of her in the past week than I have in forever. She has really learned how to manipulate us. She comes up to us and gives us hugs and "kisses" (which consist of her putting her cheek to ours and saying "mmmmmmwwwwaaahhhh"). It's awfully cute. The only issue is she will give you a hug and a kiss right after she's done something that she knows she shouldn't have pulling on your ear or dropping food on the floor. It's hard to discipline a 14 month old as it is and then when she is pulling this act it's hard to stop laughing long enough to say "Maya Corinne - no mam!"

I'm hopeless.

Here's to another hopeful night of rest. I'm getting fewer and fewer of them since the baby is getting bigger and bigger.....wish me luck!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!

The Davis' celebrated just as a couple that are expecting their 2nd child in three weeks should...on the couch. Maya slept right through the celebrations. I watched a bit of the Dick Clark/Ryan Secrest thing and was not so impressed. Where do they find this "talent"????

Otherwise we've been enjoying John's holiday vacation. It's been so nice having him home for so long. He has been such an angel by taking care of Maya while I waddle around. We have less than three weeks left now before baby brother arrives on January 22nd. I am so ready for him to get here, but so nervous about having TWO under 15 months! John will stay home with me for several weeks after the baby is born. Thank Goodness! We will have to have another c-section, so I'll need him here wrangling Maya.

Have a wonderful New Year and lets hope 2009 is a prosperous one!

Hope you all have had a great New Year