Friday, April 17, 2009

Our first week with Max

Max's first Easter in the hospital.
Shaun and I get the best Easter Basket!

Bath time

I love those long legs!

Sleepy time

One happy mommy!
Can you tell I love me some Max!!

I wish I could really capture how beautiful Max is. I love to just sit and stare at him. I love watching every movement he makes. I love the funny way he moves his lips. I love the feeling of him in my arms. I love to have him look up at me and we stare into each others eyes and I feel such a deep connection. I love to soothe him and sit and talk to him. I love to gently stroke his head or run my finger along his cheek. I love to play with his hands and feet. I love his long strong legs and arms. I love everything about him and I LOVE being his mom. He is so special and I hope he knows how much I love him and love getting to know him and learning new things about him everyday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Max is here!!

Maxwell Thomas Maher

Date of birth
April 10th 2009
8 pounds 13 ounces
21 & 1/2 inches long

Max developed Jaundice and we had to stay in the hospital an extra day.
Here he is under the lights. All he needs is a pina colada as he soaks up the rays.

I love the cool eye wear

One proud daddy!

I cannot even express how much I love this little guy!! He is so precious and I can't stop loving on him!! He is the greatest joy!!
More details and pictures to come about labor and the whole process. I'm just so busy loving on Max!! He is so beautiful!
We love having Max here! It's wonderful to have him in our home!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Could this be it?

This better be it! I went to Dr. Damore today. I was 3 and 1/2 centimeters and 80% effaced. We decided to strip my membranes to see if we could get things going. She was able to stretch me to 4 centimeters.
The stripping of my membranes was not pleasant but I'm hoping this will get things started. I'm having cramps and a lot of soreness in my lower pelvis area on my tail bone. This better be the beginning! I want to be done and see my little Max.
Usually if the stripping of the membranes works it will be within 24 hours. I'm really optimistic about this. If Max doesn't come because of all this then I don't know if he will ever come! Seriously, I seem to be all ready.
Dr. Damore also said Max was even lower! So things have got to start. I'm hoping! I don't want to have this soreness for nothing! Come on Max!! I promise I'll be nice to you when you come out! Wishing for a baby birthday of April 10th!! But trying not to get too excited just in case:)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

One last time

Here is the last rundown of my growing belly
14 weeks

18 weeks

22 weeks

26 weeks

30 weeks

34 weeks
And now for the grand finale of my huge uncomfortable belly! viewed from all angles and I even have a smile on my face.

38 weeks 5 days

Still no Max!! I think it might be time for eviction. He is getting so big! I can feel that he has continued to pack on the pounds. It seems everyday is getting harder and harder to do anything! His movements overpower my whole belly. I want to try and go walking but it's getting really hard just to walk from the living room to the bathroom!
My appointment with Dr. Damore showed that everything is the same. I think she may have tried to make me feel better by telling me I was "a very loose 3 centimeters dilated." Lets get this show going!
She also said that she was able to push his head up so he still has room to float around in!! What does that mean? He still has room to grow bigger! I may have to invest in a wheel chair!
To all my neighbors, Please try not to laugh at me if you see me out walking. I will be waddling like I have a watermelon between my legs and taking all sorts of weird steps as I get shooting pains in very unpleasant places. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April fools!!

Still no Max!! I guess the April fools joke is on me. (ha, ha)
I go see Dr. Damore tomorrow morning. I'm anxious to see what we find out and what she has to say. I got so hyped up thinking he was coming that now I'm trying to have a different mind set and realize Max is going to come when he wants. This is all such an emotional roller coaster.
My due date is still not until April 13th but I got so hopeful he was going to come soon that it feels so far away! I think he will come before April 13th but you never know.
I'm still working which can be REALLY miserable but also probably helps me pass the time.
I just have to take it one day at a time because some days I'm so miserable I want to cry and then other days I feel alright and think I can handle another day:)