Saturday, April 5, 2008

Paisley Marion Ashton





Okay, here's the STATS...

Paisley Marion Ashton

7 lbs 7 oz

19 inches long

born at 8:57 PM on April 3, 2008


Marion is Stephen's great-grandmother's name who they called Nana. The white crochet blanket is made by her. Before she passed away she made a blanket for all of her grandkid's first borns, but we didn't get ours until a little while after Beck was born, so I decided to keep it for our next child. I didn't know that Stephen was going to pick Marion as her middle name until after she was born, so I was so happy that I had picked that blanket to pack! Talk about coincidence! :)


I am so happy to have Paisley here. I guess you all probably know how miserable that I was. And the fact that I went into labor on my own, yeah, there's no turning Korbi Ashton away! Stephen kept trying to talk me into going in earlier, but I was convinced that with my luck they would send me home, I was so nervous. We went on a walk, went to Home Depot, and I helped Stephen finish up the sprinkler for my garden. Then he showered and I did the dishes and got Beck in the bathtub. By that time I was huffin and puffin and it was time to go. It was fun to walk into the Emergency Room. Everyone gets all anxious and stares at the lady in labor, they were like, "get her outta here! Where's a wheel chair?" haha! (Stephen told me to play it up, so they wouldn't send me home, but seriously by this time, there was no acting, I was hurtin. So anyways, I make it upstairs and Beck's running down the hall in front of us. I get changed and lay down and lo and behold I'm a "6!" Whoo hoo! Nurse Jo says I better get my epidural now if I want one, and I can't decide. Flora, my midwife gets there about 30 minutes later and checks me during a contraction and says, "where's your husband, you need to push." I was like, "huh?" So a nurse runs out looking for "Mr. Ashton" who is trying to find where his parents parked to hand off Beck and makes it back into the room during my first push. By this point I've changed my mind about the no epidural thing and Flora looks at me and says, "honey, I'm sorry, it's too late." Ha! Who was I kidding? So my sister Kortni makes it there at the hospital in time to hear me screaming in the hall and the next push, here's my beautiful Paisley! In walks Kortni and I start yelling at someone to grab a camera. When Beck came in a little bit later Stephen asked him what Grandma Ann was holding and he said, "baby" and started laughing, it was pretty cute. Stephen posted our first family picture and Beck just looks exasperated, like, "what the heck have my parents done?" The picture of Beck laying across my lap was taken on Friday when Stephen's mom brought him in to see us. He was asleep when he got there and when he woke up he just ignored Paisley and said, "hi mom" snd came to sit by me and eat the cookie I'd saved for him, then he laid down and played with my hair until he fell sleep and then they took him again. For a while I felt as though I had just traded one baby in for the other. But now that
I am home and typing this post while Beck is in the tub, Paisley is eating and I am realizing how long this may take typing with only one hand, I think to myself, "I can do this, right? I can be a mother of two?"

14 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Congratulations Korbi! Yes..yes..I PROMISE you'll be a very good mother to two. Congrats to all of you.

Joel and Michelle said...

Congratulations you guys! She is so cute. You're so lucky to have had her so quickly. Good job! Let us know how Beck handles being a big brother. Has the recovery been as good as the delivery? Keep in touch. My internet is down, so I am using my mom's when I can. Good luck and congrats again!

melanie said...

I'm so happy that you have her and everything went well. You're amazing, and you will no doubt rock it as a mom of 2!! I still have to type with one hand while I'm hanging on to Reed. It does take close to eternity but the blogging's worth it. It's the only thing I have to remember those first few weeks, ha! Can't wait to see your sweet new baby girl. And seriously, rest just a little if you can!!

Pugmires said...

wow Korbi, you are amazing- no epidural!!! My last baby came really fast as well and I only pushed twice, so I might have been able to do it w/o the drugs but I was to afraid. So way to go. She is so beautiful and I'm glad you are all home and feeling well. Good luck with the 2 little ones!

Chanc Nicole said...

She is so beautiful. Congratulations and way to go without the epidural! Good luck with the two kiddos, I'm trying to get used to just one! I can't wait to see more pictures.

Lena Gilbert said...

Congrats! She's really cute! I'm just glad you guys made it to the hospital in time and that stephen didn't end up delivering little Paisley in your car...that would've made for an interesting story...

Jess said...

CONGRATS!! Having two kiddos is amazing, We are so happy for you :) She is beautiful and how wonderful to go from zero to baby so quickly! Lots of Love!!!

The Hardy Boys...and Me said...

So exciting!! You look great and she's beautiful. That is the sweetest thing about the name. I never thought I would name my kids after family, and now all of them have been. So funny about you not wanting to go in. I was in denial about it too. I didn't want to go in and get sent home. I was in labor all night, didn't sleep, went in the next morning, and I was at a 6 too!! But I was able to get an epidural and it took another 5 hours! Winston weighed the same too. Funny!! Congrats, you are the cutest little family!

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! We're so very excited for you and what a birth story! I can't wait to see both of you! Loves & Hugs!!

~Miss Kaela~ said...

Oh my goodness... She is so so cute! i cant wait untill i get to see my new baby cuz. :) She is so precious!

John and Melanie said...

Oh my goodness! Korbi, she is beautiful. How fun. Congratulations. we are so glad she is hear and that everyone is safe. I am so interested to hear what life is like with two! You guys will be great. Congrats again.

The Calls said...

Korbi,congratulations from the Calls! I was thinking after the first session of conference, on Sunday......I wonder if Korbi had her baby? So I got on our computer and see all these baby pics and told the family...Korbi had her baby! They all looked at me like (what is this strange lady talking about?) She was born on my mothers birthday. She is so beautiful and I'm glad to see you are both home and doing well. Good luck with two little ones. I'm sure you'll do great! Sayda

Joel and Michelle said...

Korbi,
My girls want to say that they think she is SO cute. THey are so excited to meet her! How is she today? A good baby I hope. You are going to love having a daughter. She is darling- congrats again!

Bethany said...

Congrats, Korbi. Little Paisley is so sweet, and I love the middle name. Way to go, Stephen. So, how are you feeling now that you're home? Is it overwhelming or pretty easy? I'm already getting nervous about being a mother of two, but I guess I'll be able to handle it, right? Please tell me it's easy :)