Welcome to the family and world Grayson Ryan Hutchins. He was born June 1, 2012 and weighed 9lbs 2 oz!!
Here is his story: I will start from the beginning, this pregnancy was a lot harder than my pregnancy with Davis. I was sick in the beginning and a lot more tired. That could have been due to the fact that I was chasing around a very energetic 3 year old for most of the time. It also didn't help that at about 32 weeks Justin changed jobs and we moved. Luckily it wasn't far, just from Grover Beach to Fresno (or Clovis really). So we moved and I found an OB that I LOOOVED and was ready to face the end of the pregnancy. As the end got closer it was really looking like he was ripe to come before his due date. Yipee was all I could think because Davis was a week over and that was the most miserable week ever. So as the date got closer I kept Jogging and doing those squats and every appointment I was more and more dilated. Well May 27th came and went... no such luck of going before the due date. The days just kept going by. Finally at my last appointment at which I was already 3 days over due I asked to be induced. It was something I said I really wanted to avoid, but I just couldn't take being prenant any longer. So we scheduled my induction for 8:30 on May 31st. They said to call before coming in just to make sure they had a bed available for me. I got up straightened my hair got Davis ready to spend the day with friends and called the hospital. NO BED call back around 11 am is what they told me. So we waited and waited and NO BED. They said it was so busy at one point that every nurse was delivering and they had woman on beds in the hall in labor. So I just put my name on the schedule for the next day. So June 1st we did the same thing got up got ready dropped Davis off and called. This time we got the go ahead. They said to come in and have a baby. So we get there and think that we are going up right away but between the 10 mins it took to get there they didn't have a bed anymore. So I was pretty sad as we waited in the waiting room. But luckily we didn't wait long and at 8 am I was in a room getting changed and hooked up. My wonderful doctor came in and broke my water and chatted with me for a bit. I labored for a couple of hours and when I got to a six decided to get my epidural. It was probably a little early but I wanted to catch the anesthesiologist before he went into a c-section. He was there within a couple minutes and did a wonderful job. I have all the respect in the world for those that do it natural, but the epidural is for me. So that was around 10:30am and after that Justin watched a documentary on the history of the US and I took a little nap and watched the Real Housewives of Orange County. Yes I know it is complete trash but I can't look away. My sweet L&D nurse came in to check me around 11:45 just to see if the medicine had slowed me down at all or if I was still progressing. Much to her surprise I was a 10!!! She Said don't you push or this baby will fall out. She quickly called the doctor back and he was there right away. He came strolling with a Pepsi and a smile. He sat down and started chatting while they finished getting everything together for the birth. The nurse said to do a practice push just to see how things were and as I started to push she immediately told me to STOP!! She then turned to the doctor and said "get your gloves NOW this baby is here" so he did and two more pushes later Grayson was here!! It was a little scary because the while I was pushing I just kept hearing them say WOW he is a big boy, you have a big boy. They were taking bets 9lbs 13oz was the guess. So when they weighed him and he was only 9lbs 2oz they weighed him again thinking it was a mistake.
They immediately put him on me and let me feed him. He was hungry the second he entered this world and has not stopped eating since. So labor was a total of 4 1/2 hours and I pushed for 5mins. I was so hungry after I had Justin grab me a sandwich from the pantry there. As I started eating the nurse told me to order lunch it was way better! And it was, I got salmon and veggies, a twice baked potato, milk shake and jello of course. They give the new dads a complimentary meal. It was so good!
The first was fine not a lot sleep and Kind of lonely. Because you have to share a room spouses have to leave at 10pm. Luckily everything was looking good so we got to go home the next day. My mom and Davis were there anxiously waiting to meet Grayson. Davis was so cute she just loved looking at him and kissing him. So there is the story now on to the pictures!
His name: Grayson: we just loved it and knew that was our boy even before we got pregnant
Ryan: We wanted to give a name to be proud of. Ryan is my older brothers name and someone we both look up to a lot.
Hutchins: we didn't have a choice there
Grayson Ryan Hutchins
I was just told we were ready to push and have this baby!
Five minutes later he was here!! Proof I had a nine pound baby. Good thing this is our last because they say they get bigger as you go.
First Daddy son picture. The hospital had cute homemade hats for the babies.
More proud daddy!! I have to brag on this guy for a second. He is the best dad ever. He does more than just provide, he makes us thrive!! We thrive spiritually, physically, and mentally because of him and his greatness!! I wish I could give every child a father like him.
He is so beautiful I think it is the more full face. He even has a chin!
Showing him the very special bear that she made for him. It has her voice recorded saying "I love you little brother"
she could not get enough of him. She kept saying " he came out, he came out"
First brother sister kiss
Wherever he was she wanted to be. I felt so complete with both my kids sitting so close. Another one of her favorite phrases "oh he is wide awake"
She wasted no time getting her doll and playing mommy. Whatever we did with Grayson she did too.
She also loves to hold him in her chair. Is that pure joy on her face or what!?
Super grandma and her grandkids. When I say super I mean it. We would have not survived without her. She cleaned, cooked, did laundry, hung pictures, organized for me, and entertained Davis. She also exercised everyday!! She is amazing and I hope I can someday be like her. Oh and she managed to read Go Forward With faith, the life story of Gordon B. Hinkley.
Two days old
Beautiful Davis. She is still the Apple of my eye.
grandma trying to get him to take the passy. The boy loved to be attached to me, but I did need a break every now and then.
I love my Kids. I think it is going to take a little bit to get used to the kidS (as in multiple children) thing.We are so blessed to so far have two beautiful healthy kids. I find so much joy in them and watching them grow. I wish I could freeze time and keep Davis at this curious and loving stage. And freeze Grayson so he will always want to cuddle with me. I am a blessed woman also to be doing with this with best partner and father I could ever ask for. I know my children will be okay because they have a father who will always be their biggest fan and greatest example.