Sunday, July 20, 2014

Announcing - Maxwell Peter

Thursday July 10th - my water broke at 7:40am. Murray continued into the city to wrap up some things at work and I brought Genna to school then cleaned my house and packed my bags :) A few hours later we went to the hospital to check Jingle was ok
Heartbeat was strong and they were happy for me to go home to labor for awhile and come back 'when the pain is unbearable'
While they ran the checks I was still feeling pretty good, the contractions hadn't started until about noon and were only 'grit my teeth' painful - not bad. So we went home, had lunch and watched some old 90210 episodes:)
At about 4pm though, I started to cry from the pain so I asked Murray to go pick up Genna and I asked Selina to please come over. I had hoped to be able to stay home until Genna was in bed (7pm) but I really needed some drugs by late afternoon! We got to the hospital by 5:30, and Maxwell was born at 7:28. Long story short - the gas was GREAT for about an hour to help take the edge off the pain, then I had an hour of screaming and pushing. My doctor was FANTASTIC as was my support person (Murray of course)! Totally the experience I wanted, totally terrible lol! Thank goodness for the lovely package we got from it......
little Maxwell :) Born at 38 weeks, 3 days
Dadda's first picture with our little burrito :)
Before they came and wrapped him up  like this (lol) we had a nice LONG time alone just the 3 of us, with him on my chest. There was 4 other births within 20 minutes, and since we were second timers and his apgar scores were so good, they were happy to just let us be for awhile til they got everyone sorted out. It was really really nice :)

In our own room - he slept soundly :)
Noisy though :)

Stop taking pictures of me Mama!!

Genevieve was thrilled to meet her baby brother

First bath with Dadda (so nice that the baby bath sink was in my room!!)

Helper Genna

He stopped crying once Dadda started talking/singing to him

Max with his gorgeous flowers from Grandma & Grandpa (left) and Nanna & GrandDad (right) and a lovely bear from Steve, Selina, Amelia & Clara
I found my fingers!

Picture with Mama

He ended up needing 24 hours under the lights for jaundice - and the little masks they put on to protect his eyes just happened to be called max!!

So tiny! Although the nurses kept saying he was a little imposter - way too big to be in the special care nursery:)

He laid on top of a light mat and had lights from the top. After just 4 hours under the lights he was already more alert and feeding better - fantastic!!
And luckily by Monday we were able to go home - YAY!! He LOVES his carseat - slept snug as a bug :)

First sleep at home - SO SO SO nice to be home

Big sister cuddles

Genna said 'I love my baby brother, I love my family'

This morning she said 'It's nice having a baby!'
She has settled SO well into her big sister role - we're SO proud :)
Last night - snuggles with Dadda while Mama slept on the sofa before going up to bed. Sooooooooo nice :)
1 Week Old :)


  1. Thanks for the step-by-step details of the labor and delivery. Loved all of the photos of Maxwell;however, the favorite from the blog for me is Genevieve holding him and singing so sweetly to her little brother! What precious and unforgettable moments to treasure.
    Love, Grandma and Grand[a

  2. favorite photo is Monique with the gas!!! Too hoo cute and funny! Too bad the gas didn't last as long as the entire contractions. Also love the bathing photos and the Big Sis shots - so priceless!
    Oh...and I'm pretty sure the mask was personalized just for your little man!!! Of course they were!!
    SO happy for your family!
    Love you all,
    G.A. Joni

  3. Yes! Yes! Yes!! Thanks SO MUCH for the photos and videos! He is absolutely, positively PERFECT! And Genna serenading to her little brother....simply darling! I am so very happen for you and your little family!
    Love and miss you's,
    Great Auntie Jani

  4. Two makes a beautiful family, boy and girl, I am so proud of you-labor is never any fun. You did GOOD KID.

  5. What a sweet baby boy :) And what a fast delivery! Good job mama!