Okay, I know this is a tiny bit late… I have been a tad busy to say the least trying to adapt to “mommyhood”. While it’s been amazing, it is also extremely tiring! Wow~ you would think after having been a nanny years ago that I would know what to expect with a newborn baby. Nope. It is completely different when is your own baby. Somehow the sleepless nights are not so bad. Well… not as bad as I thought they would be anyway.
So back to the day she was born, roughly 3 weeks ago… August 16th, 2011 at 7:58PM to be exact. Maxine weighed in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was born at Saddleback Hospital. My doctor along with everyone else was telling me that she would more than likely be a week or two late seeing as she would be our first baby. I had a feeling that this would not be the case for some reason. I figured she would be like her mom in the way of being less than patient! I had my doctors appointment on August 15th, of course same thing~ no signs of labor and my doctor had me scheduled to be induced the following week which I was less than thrilled about. That day I decided I would try every trick in the book to get things moving, starting with spicy mexican food (extra hot sauce), then I went for a long walk at the mall – literally just to walk (no shopping), last but not least I went for a swim at our old condo complex – long story short: My water broke that evening at 10:30pm right when I was heading to bed. I was then in the hospital about 11pm, and ended up being in labor for 22 hours only to end up having an emergency C-secion. Buzz kill. Well kind of but it was all worth it once I was able to see my baby girl for the first time. Needless to say Casey and I are utterly in love with our new baby. Here are some amazing photos that “Auntie Caitlin” took at the hospital, there are a ton!! I thought it would be nice for both of our families to be able to see them, especially Casey’s family who are in Michigan.