Tuesday, February 28, 2012

it's a wonderful life.

being a mom is the best thing in the world. period. looking back at my pregnancy, that was hard. but don't get me wrong, it was totally worth it... just like they say. the moment Max was born, i had so many emotions. i was even a little scared of the responsibility that comes with being a mom. however, i'm mostly grateful for the opportunity that i have to have a healthy, sweet baby boy. a short 3 weeks ago, i was in the hospital bursting with excitement and not able to sleep because i just wanted to hold my baby all the time. i've always liked holding new babies, but there's something different about holding your very own. i totally don't mind waking up several times throughout the night to feed him. he's so precious. he's perfect. i don't ever want to take this time for granted. i want my little Max to be exactly that forever...little. but, we all know that that's not what's in store for him. he's on this earth for a special purpose, just like the rest of us. he needs to grow, and learn. no matter how much i don't want that to happen. i'm so grateful for Max and the special spirit that he brings into our home. he really is a child of god. we are seriously blessed.

xoxo, the Harrison's

Friday, February 17, 2012

2 weeks old!

Max is 2 weeks old today! I can't believe it. We went to his 2 week appt this morning and he's almost gained a WHOLE POUND. Let me tell ya, this little man likes to eat. We are loving the extra noise in our home and the sweet facial expressions we get from our little peanut. It's been a crazy adjustment but it gets better everyday! He's a wonderful baby and we are so lucky to be his parents <3

xoxo, the Harrison's

ps. Who do you think Max looks like? We can't pin point who he looks like at all. We know he still has a lot of changing to do though! I wish he'd stay this little forever.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meet Max.

Our sweet little Max is here! I need to take some time to write down my experience so that I won't forget what a wonderful time this is for my little family. On February 1st, our little one was due. However, he had other plans for us. After weeks of doctors visits, my body had not been preparing itself for labor. At my 40 week appointment, my doctor discovered that I didn't have enough fluid to sustain my baby's health. After that discussion, my doctor brought to our attention that it would be best to induce me. On Thursday February 2nd, I went into the hospital at 8:30pm. They started me out with some medication that got me contracting throughout the night. The next morning, they started me on pitocin to really get my labor in full force. By 10 am, I got my epidural and MAN was that awesome. I felt so good after that. As time went on that day, my water broke on its own around 1pm. By 3:55 I started pushing. Let me just say, I had one awesome nurse! And my husband was such a huge support. Finally, at 5:19pm, Max James entered the world. We were all shocked at the size of our baby. My mom and his mom had both had pretty small/average sized babies. I didn't get to hold my sweet boy right away because when he came out, he wasn't breathing. That was some of the scariest moments of my life. I kept asking the nurses why he wasn't crying but no one would answer me. When Max started crying, I immediately had tears streaming down my face knowing that he was here and healthy. He is the most handsome baby I have ever seen and the instant love that I had for him was incredible. I'm so grateful to have had a healthy pregnancy and delivery. I love being a mother and the things that I have learned from this whole experience. I love my little family <3

bags are packed for the hospital.
first time in my arms.
our sweet little chunk.

love,the harrisons
p.s. we had our newborn appt today for Max {now 5 days old} and he's only 1 oz away from his birth weight. this boy likes to EAT!