Friday, April 28, 2006

4a.m. and it's time to party.

Max and Mom on the quilt Aunt Jennifer made.Max really does share more in common than just his birthday with his dad - they both seem to think that prime time is in the middle of the night. I swear, this child sleeps all day, and then at 3:30am those little eyes open up wide and he looks at me like, okay mom, let's hang out until say 6:30am, and then when I hear the birds singing and people getting up to go to work, then I'll go back to sleep. Anyway, it's all good, we can't complain. I'm sitting here at the computer, Max is sitting next to me, bright eyed and bushy tailed and I couldn't be happier. I can't believe that he is already 5 days old! This week has been a blur.

Maxin' and relaxin.What I will say is that all those people who said "enjoy the last little while before your baby comes, once you have him you have him for good" were totally wrong. I am much happier now that he is here. Being pregnant, especially at the end was really awful. Having him here with us, out of my belly, is heaven on earth. What is funny is that all along, Scott said, "he is going to be born on my birthday". When I woke up on Sunday morning at 5:55am with my first contraction, it took me a moment to clue in that I was actually in labour. I got up, took a shower and washed my hair - no way I was going to have a baby with my dirty hair. I woke Scott up at 7am and told him "it's time" and he quickly got up and put the wheels in motion. He has been doing awesome as a dad - I knew he would. Max wasn't too interested in breastfeeding the first few days, so I was pumping my breast milk and having Scott bottle feed Max. It made my heart melt a bit to see Scott holding our baby and feeding him. Fatherhood becomes him. Max is now officially "on the boob" which is a relief as I was getting pretty tired having to pump every 3 hours, then sterilize the pump and bottles, grab an hour or so of sleep before we started the process all over again. I think we are still running on endorphins, so it will be interesting to see how we do once we come down from this high. Okay, enough of the rambling...time to see if I can get this beautiful boy to sleep.


  1. So sweet! I really am super impressed with how together you are. I was most definitely a complete mess. I'm still somewhat of a mess but I'm coming to terms with it ;) Seriously though, there is nothing more precious than those first few weeks with your baby. Every breath they take is like a gift from heaven. Enjoy!

  2. You look great and you sound great! So glad for you!!!! :)

  3. I keep having to stop myself from asking personal questions about your anatomy and how it all feels after giving birth. When you get a chance I'd love to hear how bad it hurt and if it still does etc.. Max is ADORABLE and I am estatic for you guys ! You look great too !

  4. tee - the part before the epidural was not fun, but manageable. I will definitely do a post about all the physical aspects, before and after. For me, the labour was really a beautiful experience. The after part was uncomfortable and continues to be, but is getting better every day. From what I hear I am really lucky though in that I seem to be recovering quickly. All of the support I have had from family and friends is likely a key to this. Feel free to email me with any specific questions though, if thye are of a more personal nature ;) I'm not shy!

  5. that pic of you, max and the quilt ... LOVE IT! i'm sending something your way soon. congrats again.

  6. Ha ha! His lil' outfit is bigger than he is!
    Look at all that hair!! Man, I was a bald baby. Now look at my glorious locks! (lol)

    Well, his sleep times don't sound so bad. Are you still really tired?

    Thanks for sharing your adventures... I thought you would have hibernated and I wouldn't have heard from you until, oh, Christmas. Hee hee.

    I want to see more pics of him in his HATS! I love 'em!

    Man, I'm so happy for the both of you. My friend was due the same time as you and still... NO BABY. I'm getting a bit worried for her...

  7. Anonymous8:04 a.m.

    Lovely, lovely pictures!

    I'm a fellow preggo lady (well, still early on - but nonetheless) and have really enjoyed reading your posts.

    I would LOVE for you to post about your bodily changes before and after.

    Congratulations - Max is gorgeous!

  8. Max is absolutely adorable. I cannot wait to snuggle that little guy.

  9. Congratulations Kat!!
    sorry it took so long to leave u a message on here but I kinda congratulated both of u on raptorblog. Baby looks super cute but we need to get a pic of him in some raptor gear asap! :)