The brothers waiting to see the new addition!
Finally after 1 1/2 hours of pushing our new son came out face up and sideways (you should have seen his cone head!!)
Welcome Canyon Cedar Haws
There is nothing like holding your brand new baby. The automatic love that comes over you the minute you lay eyes on him. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to have such an amazing son with my amazing husband. Brad cut the cord when he came out. I think watching him be born was a surreal experience for Brad.
He was a big boy weighing 8lbs 3oz 20 1/2in long 13 3/4 head
From the beginning he was a strong boy. He tried to roll over while the nurse was checking him over. Little did we know what was to lie ahead for him. I am thankful that he was big and strong.
Mom, Dad, Katherine, and Chrissy, and the boys were all there and came in to meet Canyon. (Dad wasn't too sure about the name!)
Canyon and Avery
He is such a perfect boy. I am so in love
His first bath!
Daddy changing the first diaper. Throughout the first night the nurse noticed that he was breathing a little fast. So, when Lon the pediatrician came to check him the Sat morning he was a little concerned so he ordered a chest x-ray to check on his lungs.
The x-ray showed that his lungs were inflamed and the his CRP levels (which detects infections) were high. The normal is 1.5 or less and his were at 4.8 . So, the doctor ordered him to be on antibiotics to fight the infection. It was a scary time for us because we did not know how serious the infection was. I just prayed that our little son would be ok, and that he would be able to pull through whatever was ailing him. We called dad to have him come and give Canyon a healing blessing. I am so grateful for the Priesthood and the Gospel in our lives.
Our poor son had to have an IV put in. At first they tried both his arms and then both his legs before they were able to get it in. Brad went in with Canyon while they did this and broke down watching his son go through it. Every 12 hours he would have his antibiotics pumped into his tiny body. Then every morning they would come and take blood to see if he was getting any better. On Sunday his level was down to 4, and on Monday down to 2.5. During that time his IV came out and they had to put it in his left arm. It is such a helpless feeling watching your child being pain. You want more than anything to be able to step in their shoes and take the pain for them. It was a hard first few days. Luckily we were able to stay in our room during this time.
Monday morning his jaundice levels had gone up so he had to be under the lights all day. He hated the goggles he had to wear and was always pulling them off. We were hopeful that if he spent the day under the lights it would clear up and maybe we could go home Tuesday.
(apparently we were all under thelights in this picture!)
Fianlly Tuesday 21st morning we were given a clean bill of health and we were able to leave the hospital 4 days after he was born! Daddy gave him a bath so he would be nice and clean.