Monday, April 24, 2006

Welcome to the world, baby boy.

Birthday boys.Good news - Maxwell Hunter was born on Sunday evening. He decided that the best way to celebrate his dad's birthday was to share it with him, so April 23rd will be a very full day in our household forever more. The labour and delivery went very smoothly. I went into labour at 6am, got an epidural around noon, and started pushing at 5:30pm. Max was out by 5:46pm. Goodness! 7 pounds 10 ounces and 20 inches long.

Maxwell Hunter - the star of the showThe day was actually amazing. We called Jennifer at 7am to tell her that "it was time" and miracle of miracles, she made it from Ottawa to the hospital by 10am. She and Scott were awesome support and they spent the day helping me manage the pain until I got my drugs, and took care of me the whole way. Max is a very sweet baby and we are all looking forward to getting to know him! He is perfect in every way and I can't believe that after 39 weeks and 5 days, he is finally here.

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a sweet boy you have there. LOVE his name (so much so that it's the name of my first boy too). What a wonderful birthday present.

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  2. I love "easy" labour stories. Congrats! Your son is precious.

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  3. He's perfect! Big congrats to you! You know where to find us if you need anything.

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  4. Anonymous7:53 a.m.

    Congratulations! He's an absolute prince.:-) Well worth the wait.

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  5. I went into labour at 6am, got an epidural around noon, and started pushing at 5:30pm.

    What in the WORLD??? Obviously I know nothing about this stuff... isn't that a long time? 6 AY-EM and started pushing almost 12 hours later?
    They wouldn't "let" you push ol' Maxie out before?
    I DON'T GET IT! HELP A SISTA!

    No wait... answer me later. Get some rest, sis!

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  6. P.S. That picture of Maxie in the hat... I LOVE IT.

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  7. Congratulations you two! Glad it went well. He is such a cutie and you both look incredibly happy.

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  8. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congrats! Welcome to the world, Max!

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  9. Adorable - good work you two!

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO! Can't wait to meet the little guy.

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  11. Oh Soli - Kat's labour was actually super speedy!! I was in labour for 19 hours and pushed for 3 hours. Max clearly knew that he was on his way to awesome parents and didn't want to mess around :)

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  12. Congrats to both of you and Max looks like a bundle of joy!!!

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  13. YAY ! Welcome little Max, we've been waiting for you !!!!! I'm so happy for you guys that it went well. can't wait to hear more about it. My blog is gone for the time being, but will resurface shortly. have fun with Max!!

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  14. err the above is from Tina aka blackdogbc..

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  15. congrats you guys! CUTE!

    scott - lets start him out on his jumpshot!

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  16. Excellent! Congratulations! Now for the hard part.

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  17. Awwww! Congratulations! He's adorable and snuggly! I'm glad the delivery wasn't too bad - now hurry up and recover! :)

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  18. Wow! What a great labour and delivery! Congratulations! Enjoy your babymoon.

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  19. What a sweet face! Congratulations!

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  20. Anonymous5:32 p.m.

    ahem.....would someone in that digitally endowed home who is not busy breastfeeding or recovering from labour please take more pictures of Baby Max and make them available here for his adoring fans??

    mb

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  21. you don't know me but i have been reading your blog for quite some time now. I am a friend of jennifers. i just wanted to say congrats! that is amazing! i have greatly enjoyed reading about your pregnancy and its just so awesome to see a picture of the guy that was living in your tummy! i love your blog! thanks for the good reading material!
    danielle

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  22. CONGRATS! i popped in just to see if you'd had him yet, and lo and behold... BABY! so sweet! so awesome! congrats to you both!!!

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  23. He's beautiful! Awesome job!

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  24. congrats! i hope you have many more. well, maybe a couple more. hahahahaha.

    i want a blue knit hat too...

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  25. I've been following your blog for a while now and just popped in and it looks like I missed the big news - a big congrats to your family!

    Stef Weakley

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