Month

January 2016

Augustus Graham Smith

“No one will ever know the strength of my love for you, after all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.”

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Hello friends & family!

I have been MIA for quite some time now but I have decided to make a comeback!  As many of you know…being a new mom is very time-consuming but worth every second.  I thought today I would share the birth story of our son, Augustus Graham.

Auggie was born at 6:45 PM after 18 long hours of labor!  He had an amazing team of nurses and a fabulous doctor.  This is how it started…

12:30 Am – My water broke!!! And let me tell you I felt like it was straight out of a movie scene!  I woke up my lovely husband (who HATES being woken up during his slumber) and we cruised down to the Island Hospital.  From there, we were admitted and spent all the early morning hours wondering the hospital trying to get everything kick started for the labor.  For the record, “exercising” pre-labor is the opposite of fun.  I was then put on pitosin mid-morning which helped speed up the delivery process.   Around noon I was on the verge of breaking all the bones in Reid’s hand and made the decision to get an epidural.  Best decision I ever made!  After I was drugged up I was just living the dream waiting for our son to make his appearance.  We spent the rest of the afternoon watching Animal Planet, I learned far too much about elephants 😛  Around 4 pm I was fully dilated and ready to start pushing…it was a surreal experience.  My nurse and Reid were amazing labor coaches!  I didn’t take any birthing classes and they made it seem like a piece of cake.  I couldn’t be more thankful to have them both there with me!  My doctor was called in at the very end of the labor process and made the decision to use forceps to get him out.  Let’s just say he’s got a big head like his mom and dad (yowza!)  Auggie was out within minutes of the forceps being used.  I can remember the exact second I got to see him and hold him and I will forever cherish that memory.  It’s unlike anything you could ever expect.  But what I loved the most was seeing Reid meet him for the first time.  You could tell that the second he saw him he had never loved anything more in his life.

We spent the next two days in the hospital making sure everything was running smoothly.  Our team of nurses were incredible!  They really made me feel at ease when I didn’t have the slightest clue what I was doing.  By the third morning we were discharged and so excited to just get home and start our life with this sweet boy.  No one can possibly warn you how hard the first few weeks are with a newborn…it’s an entirely new experience. A baby is born with the need to be loved and that is what keeps you going!

Would I do the process all over again? You betcha!!!  Even though it felt like I was pregnant for an eternity, getting to meet that sweet baby that you and your husband created is more than worth it.  It truly is the miracle of life!!!

Auggie is now 11 weeks old!!! Where did the time go?  I understand why people always said they’re off to college in the blink of an eye.  My goal is to love and adore every second I get to spend with him, although that’s not very hard to do 🙂

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the delivery and shortly after.  Thanks for reading all, I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

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Xoxo,

Kristin