Tuesday, November 16, 2010

OUr Lil football MaN and Beauty QUeen

So Braylee seems to have been the center of my most recent postings, but Brody deserves some much needed blog space! This little man has pretty much potty trained himself since Braylee was born, with a little help from Gpa Bunny and mommy of course... But.... I am so proud of him! And so thankful that I wont have to buy two sets of diapers for much longer!

Brody is Obsessed with football. Literally. He talks about it all night and all day... And watches it whenever he gets the chance. Thank goodness for the Fiesta Bowl DVD from a few years ago, for those days when football isn't on TV! I also think he loves it so much because he wants to be just like his daddy, and his daddy might be a little obsessed too :) *Wink,Wink* Hence, his daddy's hat in the pic!

Derek and my reasons for life!

And now for our sweet Braylee girl. Yesterday I took her to Boise for her last PKU test and checkup. Everything went well except for our little peanut has not gained any weight! She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz at birth, and at her 24 hour check up was 7 lbs 2 oz. Yesterday she weighed in at 7 lbs 2 oz again. This is a little discouraging for me! Blah......! I was letting her sleep to long I think so I will continue to feed her every two hours and try to put some pounds on her! :( But other than that, she is doing fab and we love her so much! She is such a great babe :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

10 DaYs oLd :]

Here is our little Braylee babe at ten days....

Dear Braylee babe,

We are completely in love with you. Your little spirit has brought so much love into our home and we are so grateful for you! You are such a good little babe. I seem to have to wake you to eat each time :] Brody loves you so much..... he is constantly asking to hold you and kisses you every chance he gets! I think he is finally realizing that he is a big boy..... I mean he has practically potty trained himself in the last ten days! ANyway, all I want to do all day is love on your chubby cheeks! I love you so much and I hope that you know that forever. Your daddy is wrapped around your little finger, he even helped me paint your toe nails today! We are so blessed that you and Brody came to our family and we hope we can be the best parents to you! You have brought your daddy and I so close and I love you for that! We love you Braylee!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

1 Week....EEK!

Baby Girl,

Please stop growing so fast!

Monday, November 8, 2010

~What makes all those sleepless nights worth it!~

Need I say more............I am completely in LoVe!

And she has her Daddy's heart already :]
And here is our little babe getting weighed (the only non-graphic pic at her birth :)
I am just loving every minute of this little babe and adjusting pretty well. I struggle a bit with making sure my sweet 2 year old gets enough attention, but thanks to Derek, that doesnt seem to be an issue for Brody! We are so very blessed!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Braylee Jade Davis

What a sweet surprise!

Little Braylee was born on Wednesday November 3rd, 2010 at 2.13pm. She was about 8 days early and we couldn't be happier. I will post more later, but don't want to forget some special moments.

So I had an appointment on Monday evening at 5 in Boise. After that we had a birthing class for a couple hours so we stayed in Boise that night. Derek had some work to do up there on Tuesday and then we headed back to Twin Tuesday evening. When I got home and settled in that night I started having some contractions around 10:30ish, but nothing I thought was labor, so I headed to bed. I woke up around 1:50 unable to sleep because of the contractions, so I decided to start timing them. Sure enough they were every 4-5 min apart for about 2 hours. Considering we had about a 2 hour drive ahead of us, I decided to call my midwife and see what she thought. She asked me a few questions and asked me if I had tried to go back to sleep. I was so caught up in timing them and figuring out if it was true labor that I hadn't. She recommended that I try to go back to sleep for a half hour and call her back if I couldn't. Well that's when I was sure I should go in. I couldn't get back to sleep. Derek packed the truck, made it comfortable for me, and we were off! The drive was not bad at all, and I am actually thankful that we had it to take some time off labor. We talked and bonded on the way up and expressed our excitement, between contractions of course! We got to the birthing center around 6:15am and got settled in. I loved it there and wouldn't change this experience for the world. NO doubt it was hard work, and painful. But very rewarding. Derek was such a good support person and I KNOW without a doubt that I couldn't have done it without him! I loved my two midwives and am so thankful for this experience. Childbirth is an amazing feat and I am thankful that I was healthy enough to do it this way. So after about 2 hours of hard labor and 15 minutes of pushing, this is what entered our world! Braylee was born at 2:13 pm and weighed in at 7 lbs and 7oz and was 19.5 inches long. I was able to leave the birthing center at 5:00 pm that same day and loved it! We headed for Derek's aunt and uncle's home in Meridian where we stayed the night. I loved being able to take her home so soon and bond with her. She is two days old and we are loving every minute. Brody is being such a great big brother and started crying when we told him we were leaving Boise to go home to Twin. He thought that we were leaving her there. He said, "What about the baby sister mommy? We cant forget her!" He also asked if there was another one coming because my stomach still looked pregnant to him. I assured him that she was ours, and that there were no more coming out, and that we wouldn't forget her!

More pics to come!