Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grayson Bennion McDonald






Birth Story:

Sunday January 16th, 1-4PM.: (At this point I've been at a 4cm for almost 2 weeks and having contractions, and been on bed rest until I made it to 37 weeks. I had been off bed rest for 3 days at this point) We are at church and I'm having major cramps and contractions the whole time. I kept telling my friend Kristine I think I peed my pants. Right when I get home and make it to the bathroom I realize my water broke. I called my sister in law Erin who is a nurse to ask her advice. I didn't want the hospital to tell me I'm just peeing my pants and send me home! She tells me to go in and get checked. Brandon calls my mom but we tell her not to leave until we know I'm in labor.

4:30 pm : I call Kristine to see if we can bring Hadley over. We drop her off and Brandon and I are starving, we are talking about going through a drive through before we go to the hospital. My contractions are getting worse so I tell him lets just go get checked first.

5:05 pm: We check in at the hospital, they send me to triage. They come in to check me. My water is broke and I'm at a 7 cm. I'm kinda freaking out praying that I get an epidural before my little man makes his arrival! They hurry and get me an IV and start all the stuff so I can get my epidural. Call my mom and tell her to get here fast if she wants to see anything!

5:45 pm: They take me to the delivery room. I'm having really strong contractions, still begging for my epidural, and squeezing the crap out of Brandon's hand!

6 pm: My epidural man comes on in!

6:20 pm: I'm dying still and having back labor. The nurses are telling me how great I'm doing and that I can tolerate pain. And how I better have him by 7 because that is when all there shifts end. I'm thinking no I'm going to die if this thing doesn't kick in and I don't want to push until I'm numb!

6:30 pm: I'm almost good and numb, they check me and I'm at a 9 cm. They call the doctor, we call my mom. They are both hurrying!

6:40 pm: My doctor comes in while we do a practice push, she immediately jumps in and I keep pushing.

6:54 pm: Grayson arrives! 3 weeks early, weighing 7lbs 11 oz. 19 1/2 inches long.

6:56 ish pm: Right when they put him on the scale my mom walks in! She heard him crying in the hall and barely missed it :(




Monday January 17th: My awesome doctor and one of our fabulous delivery nurses come to visit and just say hi!

My mom and Hadley came to hang out with me for a bit so Brandon could go home and have a break. I can't sleep in the hospital, I kept him up all night talking about how cute our baby was and what the heck we were going to name him. I had some friends come visit too so that made our day better too!

Jealous of our awesome view?!


I don't know if all hospitals do this but at ours they do a nice dinner for the mom and dad. (Since its at the hospital its probably the most expensive meal we will have!) So here is our date night in the hospital. Also this was the moment where we had to turn in the birth certificate so we had to decide on a name!


And late Monday night they let us go home!!!!!!!!!


Grayson brought Hadley a Jessie doll from Toy Story.
She picked out a giraffe for him but threw it on the couch when she noticed he brought her something!



This birth was completely different from Hadley's. It was just me and Brandon and everything went so fast! It was pretty cool. We had amazing nurses who were so much fun that whole night! We have been so blessed. I can't believe this whole thing is over, it was a long time coming trying to even get pregnant with this little guy and we are so grateful to have him in our lives. We are so grateful for our ward and our friends who have been so thoughtful and good to us through out this whole thing!

21 comments:

bryce and paige said...

Congratulations to your family, Kiley! Just reading your story made me cry. What a sweet thing to bring a precious baby into the world. Good luck with two, it's really so much fun!

Lindsay Griffeth said...

I love that little dude of yours! Can't wait until the sickness is out of our house so I can come hold him again.

And can you please explain how you somehow get out of the 9th month of pregnancy TWO times in a row?!?!? :)

The Richards Family said...

Oh my I am so glad you got your epidural! He came so fast. I am happy you did not take your time to get to the hospital. You would have had him in the car. He is a mini B Dawg. Baby B Dawg! Congrats. I wish we were in Vegas so we could snuggle with him.

Crazy Lifferths said...

He is so handsome! Congrats to you guys! 3 weeks early and that big?! Way to go! That is crazy. You guys are the cutest family. XOXO

Caitlin said...

Oh, I just can't wait to hold him next week!

Erin and Garrett said...

Love Hadley's face when she's holding him! Wish I could come down and see you guys! Love you!

Mark and Niki said...

Oh my goodness sooo freaking cute! We are so happy for you guys! He is so beautiful.

Andrus Family said...

Oh my goodness, Kiley, he is so adorable!! LOVE the story, all of the details, and of course the pictures! So glad he is here safe and that you two are both doing well. :)

Jon, Janice, Kaylee, & Regan said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

McKinna said...

CONGRATS Kiley!!! He is perfect!

The Kailing Family said...

wow! congrats!! such a handsome little guy I'm so glad everything went well..big boy for 3 weeks early :)

The Tanner Family said...

Wow Lady! Thats was exciting! Congrats and I love the name:)

Kim said...

Congratulations! He is an absoulute cutie and I wish I was closer so we could run over and love on him! I will call you soon to catch up! Love You!

Riley said...

I can't wait to see him!!! Good job Ki. Love ya!!

Jami said...

Wow! Congrats. That was pretty fast! He is super cute and I love the name you picked.

erica said...

Congrats to you all kiley. He is adorable!!
Loved reading the birth story...sounded a lot like mine with olive, three weeks early and my mom missed it too :(
Hope you are all adjusting. Hadley looks like she's in heaven!

Bronson & Daphne said...

Congratulations! I knew that you were due super soon, but i didn't know you had already had your cute lil guy. He is adorable. I am so excited for you guys!!

Shelley Eggett said...

He is so super precious and I love his name too. You are so smart to write down all the nitty gritty details before you forget. I can't believe how fast it all went once you got to the hospital. Congratulations!!

Our Little Family said...

I am crying! Thank you so much for sharing that whole experience! What a miracle!! I'm so glad I got to meet cute little gray and see you guys for a bit!! I miss you all so much an I hope I'll see you again soon!! Love you!!

Brittany Barnes said...

He is adorable Ki. I can't wait to meet him. I bet Hadley is the best big sister!

Shelise said...

Congratulations Kiley!

As I was scrolling through the pictures I was suddenly like, "why do I know that person?" At first it didn't register but then I realized it was the Dr. S who delivered both of my boys. Wow. I really like her.