Introducing “Boy S”…

Shailo Valour Davis 

(pronounced Shiloh)
Born on 11/8/11 at 8:15am – 7lbs 13oz – 20 3/4in

As we drove to the hospital I couldn’t help but noticed how incredibly calm we were, besides the fact that we were running late to have our son :) Even as they prepped me, checked on Shailo’s heart rate and everything beforehand, I was at total peace. My nurse Lindsey which I also had with Eisley, greeted us at the door when we walked in which totally helped on the peace front. She prepped me and took care of me and even though her shift ended before surgery she joined us in the operating room. I can’t even tell you all how much that meant to Ted and I both (Lindsey, if you’re reading this, I hope you know how much that meant. You are amazing. We love you and you seriously bless us!)

Once we were in the operating room and I was on the table, I began to really fear. As they prepped my body and pulled up the blue curtain to separate us from what was happening, I began to shake and cry. Ted held my hand tight and told me everything would really be okay this time. He truly believed that from the beginning. Within 15 minutes of them beginning the c-section I felt this intense pressure and then suddenly heard the cries of our Shailo. He was here. He was alive and well and healthy and screaming. It took my breath away and all I could do was cry.

Ted captured breathtaking photos during the surgery (don’t worry, they don’t show anything really graphic). Here are a few that he has up currently;

Shailo being born.

Me meeting Shailo for the first time.

{ADORE} (an awesome shot taken by our nurse/friend Lindsey)

Little screamer. He is so precious and has already shocked me with how good and chill of a baby he is. I mean, it’s only been one day ;) but he really is so chill.

I love that Ted captured this beautiful moment. Here I am with my two boys zonked out. How stinkin’ precious is it that Chase hopped up there to crash next to his baby brother.

Speaking of Chase… how did HE do?

Chase came in and I half expected him to be shocked that baby “Lailo” as he calls him, was truly a baby. I thought maybe he’d be in awe and stunned. Not at all. He walked in like he knew. He was so sweet and gentle with him.

{melts my heart}

Here is one with his eye open :) He does look a lot like his brother but we also see a lot of difference in them too. For one, he has way more hair than Chase did and… it’s BROWN! I will post a photo of his hair as soon as we take one. He also has dark blue eyes which Chase had as well. They turned into what we called “ocean eyes” for a while and were blue with an “island” of brown in the middle. Chase now has hazel eyes so I wonder if Shailo will too :)

How am I doing?

I’m on cloud 9. He’s so precious and I’m so very thankful he is here and he is healthy. Healing wise- I did just have a c-section but I can already see the difference between laboring and then having a c-section and JUST having a c-section. Wow…. it’s way better. I did have a really rough day yesterday dealing with dizziness when I needed to get up and that made it hard to get up at all which makes my body swell more, especially in my belly which isn’t a good thing. So yesterday was really rough and I was also very emotional, shocking I know :) But I should be recovering here pretty well this time around!

This birth was by far our most peaceful birth. I can’t even express how thankful we are that this time around, everything has gone so smoothly. Shailo has been able to stay with us from the moment he was born. I was even able to nurse him immediately in recovery! I mean, this time has been incredibly different for us, in so many ways. Thank you for your prayers of peace! This was truly a peaceful, healing experience.

I know some of you were waiting for a blog post for an introduction. Hope you enjoyed “meeting” Shailo!

22 thoughts on “Introducing “Boy S”…

  1. Hannah says:

    Herzlichen Glueckwunsch! (Congratulations!) How beautiful! I’m very excited for you and your family! Can’t wait to hear and see more!


  2. Hannah J says:

    I’m just bawling at God’s provision. Have been praying that this sweet boy will bring continued healing to your family. . .and looking at that face, I think it’s pretty much guaranteed =) Congratulations! Enjoy your boys!


  3. Danielle says:

    congratulations again my friend!!!! i am so happy that everything went peacefully for you!! :D i absolutely LOVE the pictures!!! and isn’t it amazing how the older sibling just seems to know the baby already? Gabi was the same way! It’s so precious to see them live together! Chase ans Shailo are going to be great friends!!! And be keeping you on your toes at all times!! ;)


  4. Mary says:

    I am totally crying my eyes out reading this, with joy for you and such amazing pictures. He is absolutley breathtaking and your family is amazing. The pictures of the two boys together are so priceless. God bless you all Jaime.
    Mary M.


  5. Melissa says:

    So I actually “reactivated” my facebook yesterday just long enough to check your status and see your newest little love! CONGRATULATIONS! Shailo is soooo adorable and I’m sitting here tearing up at the pictures of he and Chase together. You can see the love and protectiveness in the photos! I’m am so happy for you that everything went so well and that you were covered with peace. I can’t help but think of Ecclesiastes 3… there is a time and a season for everything…. and I hope this marks a new season of joy in your family.


  6. Kris says:

    Jami, I’ve been following your blog for awhile now and really enjoy it! Congratulations on your new son. Shailo is absolutely gorgeous! The pics. of him and Chase are just priceless! I’m so glad that everything went well for you all. I had c-sections too and I can tell you that although you’ll be sore you will heal quickly. You’ll feel better with each passing day. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and to take time for yourself when you can. Most importantly, enjoy every minute with your new son and beautiful family. You know all too well how fast babies grow up! Mine are 19 & 14 and I can’t believe how time has flown by! Can’t wait to see more of your awesome pictures! Take care and god bless you all.


  7. jsh0608 says:

    Congrats. The name is perfect, the pictures are perfect. I love love that pictures of you and the boys and of the boys together. Brings a joyous tear to my eyes. Congrats again. :0)


  8. Arleen Cross McClenahan says:

    CONGRATULATIONS…Jamie and Ted!!! He is BEAUTIFUL…(and so is his big brother). I have prayed for you and your family many times…with your devistating loss and now with your new birth. I am so happy for you, I don’t know you but sure feel that I do. :~) Happiness has found you again, this is truely a mirical…!! God bless you and your family.


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