A quick run down on what life is like with him is well….. much easier and different than when Daxton was a newborn. Grayson is a great eater, has a very soft and sweet personality, decent sleeper and when he does cry which isn’t very often he is very easy to console. I am more than happy to comfort him by singing to him or snuggling.
|The wait is over.....I finally get to meet my sweet baby boy.|
Going into labor was not so easy this time around. I was pushing the issue of trying to go into labor sooner than later and so I chose to get stripped. I got stripped on the 15th then again on the 16th, which basically put me into false labor for 3 days with irregular and painful contractions that didn’t even help me progress. This was extremely frustrating. I was scheduled to be induced on Sunday the 18th and it just so happened that a few hrs before we were suppose to leave I actually went into labor. Convenient right???
So to make it a quick explanation since it did all happen so quickly. I checked in at 7am, they hooked me up and it looked like I was not progressing very fast so they started a low dose of PIT. I got my wonderful epidural at 5cm and they broke my water at 10ish. I went to 10cm very fast, started to push and had my sweet baby in my arms at 11:03 with 5 minutes of pushing. It was a crazy, very emotional and happy experience.
Some unexpected highlights of that day were we actually were able to be with Dax at the hospital for most of it which was not planned but ended up being a treat having his sweet and goofy personality around. He and my dad ended up leaving after they broke my water. Dax really knows how to make us smile and lighten the mood. My dad was going to stay at our house and just watch him there, but since I ended up going into labor we rushed to the hospital and took Dax with us and my parents met us there. My dad was obviously there and was able join McKay with giving me a blessing right before he and Dax left.
With Dax’s delivery it was just McKay and I so with Grayson’s we chose to have the support of some family members. Both deliveries ended up being very special in very different ways.
|A very happy and emotional daddy|
|He was making the cutest noises in the picture.|
|1st bath. He did pretty good and didn't cry much. Maybe he'll like baths as much as his big brother|
|The joy of bonding with Grayson.|
Grayson doesn’t really have a big brother yet. What I mean by that is Dax is pretty sure that baby Gray is just another thing that is in our home that can be stepped or laid on. I have to give Dax some credit though since he just turned 19 months old he is okay with Gray when he does take interest. He tries to give Grayson his pacifier, plays patty cake with whatever 2 limbs he can get and likes to pretend to trim his nails. (Dax loves it when I trim his nails so must assume Gray loves it too) He will pretend to kiss him by getting really close to him and saying “muuuahhh”! When Grayson gets fussy Dax will run over to him and start yelling toddler gibberish and throwing his hands around. It’s pretty hilarious. We still have a ton of work to do with teaching Dax to be soft and careful around Grayson.
|Dax finally gets to meet his little brother.|
|Of course he was unsure of what Grayson really was but....|
|...he must think he is pretty cute!|
|Sharing the love|
|I cant wait for these two to play with each other.|
|Snuggles are little ruff when given by Dax but they still make me happy|
|They have similar features but Grayson has dark hair and a much darker complexion. We'll see if his eyes are blue like Dax's or he gets my brown eyes|