10 January 2015

Maxton

Baby Maxton, Nursery
Things have been crazy lately that I haven't even been able to update. So anyway, we had a baby, yay, he's finally here! We named him Maxton, which means "greatest". Our delivery, just like our pregnancy was totally unexpected. One minute I was at my OB's office for my 37th week appointment and then the next, I was at the hospital being prepped for surgery. Apparently, my baby's umbilical cord has prolapsed, meaning if I go into labor, the cord will come out before the baby does causing oxygen loss which may then result in a stillbirth. It's a very rare obstetric emergency, so of course, it had to happen to us. Also, I may have developed pre-eclampsia. So I had a C-section. I was unconscious the whole time. I went in to surgery at 6.30PM, baby Max was out by 6.52PM. He weighed 6 lbs and was 49 cm long. I bled a lot during surgery so it wasn't until 1AM that they were able to put me back together. I didn't see Max til late that afternoon. He was swollen and squishy but still so darn cute. Anyway, it's been 2 weeks and baby and I, even dad are all doing great. We haven't had a good night's sleep in a while and I haven't truly known exhaustion until now but we're getting a handle on things. 

Today's post will mostly be photos - baby bump (long overdue!) and nursery - those I planned on posting but didn't get the chance to until now.
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36 Weeks Pregnant
I gained a total of 18 lbs in 9 months but already lost 13 of it in 2 weeks. A few more sleepless nights I guess and we'll call it even. I didn't get stretch marks but now, I have a hell of a C-section scar. My tummy is still a bit saggy but I trust my Belly Bandit will do its job. I'll have before and after pictures soon.

Here's a glimpse into our baby's nursery.
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
Baby's room
I'm too tired and sleepy to take more photos, Max's cry-nurse-poop cycle leaves me with no time to do anything else but I'll definitely post more pictures when I can. Happy New Year, everyone!