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Monday, August 1, 2011

The Birth Story

 I woke up at 5:00 am on June 23rd having contractions. I got up out of bed and walked around to see if they would stop. I had been having contractions for two weeks so I figured they would stop like all the other ones had. Phillip's alarm went off at 6:30 and I was sitting in a chair in our room timing the contractions. He sat up so fast when he realized that I wasn't in bed. I told him that I was having stronger contractions than I had been but I wanted him to go ahead and go to work and if I needed him that I would call. I went ahead and called my mom and asked her to come to Little Rock and suggested that maybe we could go to the mall or the grocery store and walk around. I was determined to get this baby out!!! I told her not to get in a hurry. I went ahead and took a shower and go ready just as I would have on a normal day. Mom got to my house at 9:00. The contractions had started to get stronger at this point. I insisted that I needed to go to Wal-Mart just in case he was born so we would have groceries for our company. The contractions continued while we were in Wal-Mart and began to get closer together. My mom started timing them and they were about 5 minutes apart. My mom kept telling me that we needed to go to the hospital. I told her that I would call Phillip to go ahead and come home and if they continued to get stronger I would go. I called Phillip to come home at 10:00. I finally decided that I was ready to go to the hospital at 10:30! We loaded up the car and got to the hospital around 11:00! When the nurse checked me I was  4-5cm and 90 % effaced. After she told me that I asked her if they were going to keep me. She just smiled and said "Honey you are in labor! " I laughed and said Oh Ok! I mean this is my first baby I have no idea what all this is suppose to feel like! She also told me that I could not get out of bed and walk around because my bag was very tight and she said when my water breaks she thinks I will have the baby very soon. I was pretty sad about that because I was pretty uncomfortable at this point. She checked me again at 11:45 and I was 5cm. I got my epidural at 12:25. Dr. Deed broke my water at 12:55. I was 7cm dilated at 2:25 when she checked me again. I was fully dilated and effaced at 4:20. The nurse asked all of our family and friends to head to the waiting room so that we could start pushing! She sat me up for about 30 minutes so he would drop down a little bit. I started pushing around 5:00! I did 8 sets of three pushes and Dawson Gregory Davis was born at 5:40 p.m.! He weighed 8 lbs 2oz and was 21 inches long. I am so very blessed that my labor was so easy! I didn't even break a sweat. My nurse and Doctor were wonderful. We laughed and joked the whole time that I was pushing!! My Mom, Heather and Phillip were back there with me. Dawson came out screaming! He turned pink very quickly! His Apgar scores were 9 and 9! We are so blessed that he is so healthy! Because he looked so good when he was born they left him on my chest for a while and let Phillip and I bond with him! When Phillip and I started talking to him he immediately got very quite! He definitely recognized our voice. It was a really neat experience! They wiped him off and wrapped him up and went ahead and let our family and friends come back to meet him! Being a mother is the most amazing thing! We are truly blessed! Enjoy the pictures!

Just got checked into the hospital! We are so excited that we will finally get to meet our precious little boy today! We have dreamed about what he is going to look like for so long now!
Dawson's sign for the hospital door! My Aunt Teresa made this for me! I love it! Everyone could see the door to our room from the waiting room so when Dawson had arrived my mom hung the sign on the door letting our family and friends know that he was here!

                                                      Dr. Ashley Deed delivered Dawson.
Some of the welcoming crew! My mom said that our family and friends took over the entire waiting room! Everyone was so excited to meet Dawson! Thank you to everyone that came to help us celebrate this very special day in our life!
                                                  Dawson, daddy and his two uncles!
                                         Dawson's  First Bath! I don't think he liked it very much!                
                     Dawson's Welcome Home cake! It was delicious! Thanks Shug and Pops!

El Dorado Baby Shower

Saturday June 4th was our El Dorado Baby shower! It was hosted by Melissa and Lori.  It was so sweet of them to have a shower for us. Dawson got so many cute things! The food was all wonderful!  We really appreciate all of the hard work and planning that went into the shower. We enjoyed getting to see everyone! Here are some pictures from the shower.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tri Delta Baby Shower

This past weekend Sunday May 22nd some of my sweet Tri Delta sisters had a baby shower for me! Everything looked so cute! They did such a good job on the decorations! It was so good to get to see them and catch up on what's been going on in every one's life! I miss seeing these girls all the time! We have so many wonderful memories from college together! It was so sweet of them to have a Baby Shower for Dawson! Here are some pictures from the shower!

Mom and Nanaw helped me to put the gifts up after we got home from the shower. They enjoyed getting to visit with everyone at the shower as well! Phillip and I are so very blessed to have such wonderful friends!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Conway Baby Shower

Saturday May 7th was my Conway Baby Shower! It was hosted Becky Bussey, Peggy Clark, Cheryl Daniels, Andrea McConnell, Martha McConnell, Teresa McConnell, Tami McConnell, Lisa Roachell and Renee West. These ladies did such a wonderful job at making this such a special shower for me! They did an amazing job with the decorations. Everything looked so cute! All of these women have been in my life for such a long time and it was so special to get to share the exciting time with them! I truly appreciate all the time and effort that went into making this such a fun shower for me! We received so many wonderful gifts! We truly are so blessed! I really enjoyed getting to see old friends of my mom and mine at the shower. Here are some pictures from the shower.

                           My Aunt Teresa made this cute sign! I plan on using it when Dawson arrives!
                                                                  They yummy food table!
                                                    We received so many wonderful gifts!!!!
                                                              All of the lovely hostesses!

                     Both of my grandmothers (Nanaw and Mimi), my Aunt Jan and my cousin Brandi
                                                           Laine, Andrea, Brett, Lauren
                                                                   Kylee, Me and Megan
                                                      Peggy, Courtney, Me and Mom

Phillip's Work Baby Shower

On Friday May 6th the staff at Lighting and Power Solutions had a baby shower for us! We had fajitas from Moe's. It was really good! The ladies in the office decorated the room so cute! It was fun for me to get to visit with his co-workers who I don't get to see very often. It was very sweet of them to have a shower for us to celebrate Baby Dawson. We got so many cute things! I can't wait to dress him up in some of his new outfits and bring him up there to visit his Daddy at work. Here are some pictures from the shower.

My Work Shower

Some of the girls that I work with had a Baby shower for Me and another one of my Co- Workers Tara Johnson on Saturday April 16th! It was very nice of them to do this for us! Mine and Tara's due dates are only four days apart! Its been fun to get to experience this pregnancy right along with someone else! They had the shower at Mimi's Cafe. The food was excellent and so was the company. I appreciate them having this shower for us! We got a lot of cute things for Baby Dawson! Here is a pictures from the shower.

Couples Baby Shower

Saturday April 9th Some of our wonderful friends had a Couples Baby Shower for us at Carey and Erin Antoon's Home! It was a amazing shower! The decorations were adorable! We had such a good time. It was a lot of fun for Phillip to get to participate in a Baby Shower for our Son. The Shower was hosted by Cary and Erin Antoon, Hunter and Brittney Carrington, Matt Davis and Jessica Stuetelberg, Mike and Rachel Hibbs, Matt Reibe and Elizabeth Smith, and Lacey Harris! These are some of our closest friends and we really enjoyed getting to share this special time with all of them! They went above and beyond on the decorations! Everything looked so cute! They chose a Rustic theme. It was absolutely precious! The food was also wonderful! They really out did themselves! We are so fortunate to have such special friends in our life! Thanks Again to all of you who helped with the Shower it was amazing! Here are some pictures!