After 39 weeks of waiting, Max is here! We are so happy he decided to actually come!!Labor and delivery were normal, no major complications (except when the drugs from my epidural ran out - fortunately the nice anesthesiologist came and fixed me up before anything got too bad...). I was worried that this one would be harder to push out - I've never carried a baby this long and my last one was a 6 pounder, but he came out just like he was supposed to in about 3 pushes.
Daddy with the new baby.
Pearl meets Max
Sam meets his new roommate! Well eventually they will be roomies...
Can you believe the hair? I used to look at fat bald babies and think they were so cute. Apparently I only make the somewhat scrawny hairy variety:)
This boy is already a champion sucker... he is nursing perfectly except he wants to suck ALL THE TIME, so out comes the trusty soothie. As I write this post, he's been going to town on it for like 45 minutes. I love it how the pacifier is as big as his head!
One funny story...
So, we spent sunday night in labor and delivery triage and I was only dialated to a 3 and thick, so they sent me home with some drugs so I could sleep through the contractions. So, that was nice, and at about 11 or 12 monday the contractions that make you wish you were dead started, but they were like 15 minutes apart for 4 or 5 hours. Finally, they came down to 8-10 minutes apart, but STRONG so I told Jared it was time to go. We dropped the kids off at my mom's house, and decided to get a bite to eat before we went in. I was still like 7 or 8 minutes apart, and didn't want to be sent home AGAIN, so we decided to go to Chipotle. I was going to wait in the car, but decided it might be good for me to walk a bit, so in I went. Just as it was my turn to order, I had a contraction and had to pause for a minute - I think the women behind me were looking at me a little strange, as in, why is this lady in labor in Chipotle? Well, we finished ordering and Jared realized that his wallet was in the bag we were taking into the hospital, so he had to run to the car to get it. While I was waiting, the nice lady behind the counter asked me when I was having my baby. "Hopefully in the next few hours" I told her. The lady behind me in line hit her husband and said "I told you so!" and that sparked some stimulating labor conversation. Well, the nice lady behind the counter said "you don't have to wait for your husband" and carried my food to a table for me while Jared paid. Then, she comes to check on me a few times, and the last time she brought me cards for a free burrito and told me to bring the baby in. Never would have thought of this as a ploy to get a free dinner, but apparently it worked! After dinner I was admitted and had the baby about 5 hours later. Yeah Chipotle!
We are so glad Max is here and healthy!