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!


  1. Okay he is just perfect! What a handsome boy. Congrats to you guys... and I absolutely love his name! xoxo

  2. Congrats! I am so glad that everything turned out! Dr. Layton is great! I am so glad I got to pop in and say Hello! I hope all is well with your little family!