Monday, December 29, 2008


He took a bottle!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO Everybody that was around when Bella was a newborn knows how exciting this is:) Bella would NEVER take a bottle no matter how hungry she was (AND it was pumped breastmilk!!!) so this is HUGE!!! I'm officially going to become a pumping maniac. I love my baby boy more than I could ever imagine but it is such a relief to know I will not have to be overwhelmed with not being able to leave his side in case he gets hungry. YAY for my boys-Daddy did an awesome job with the first bottle!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Hope everyone had a beautiful holiday!! We were obviously very blessed this year to spend it with both of our babies, as well as lots of family. Hunter slept through most of it but Bella had a BLAST!!!

Playing with her glowstick at the Christmas Eve Service:) She had SOOOO much fun dancing and singing!!!

Dancing in the aisle

Merry Christmas!! Opening presents on Christmas morning (YES, she made out like a bandit!!!)

Hugging her Curious George

Performing on the karaoke machine from Gramma

Hunter snuggling with his Build-A-Bear doggy from his big sister

Chilling in the swing

Cheesin proud big sissy

Being Miss Serious

Playing with her dress up trunk from Nana

See a trend here???

Mama's pretty princess

All dressed up

Wasn't too sure about the hat

Opening more presents at Papa's House

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa Pictures

We did our annual Santa Pictures this weekend-excuse the post-preggo padding:)

Bella wasn't sure what to think of Santa

Dancing with Mama afterwards

We told her she was "so pretty" in her dress and she would twirl around and give a huge flirty smile:)

The boy has had enough!!!!

Sweet Boy

A few pictures over the past few days of our sweet baby boy.

Snuggling with Nana-sweet lil dreams

Our favorite hat!!!

After having our pictures taken with Santa- "Oy vey, get me outta here!!!"

Getting some Daddy loves

Their favorite thing to do:) I love my guys!

World's Best Big Sister

Bella has done an amazing job with the new addition of a baby brother and is an awesome big sister!!! She loves to help out and LOOOOOVES to give Hunter kisses.

My two favorite little people

She has a chocolate milk goatee and he has a milk 'stashe


Trying to get Hunter to hold her hand

Sister smooooch

LOVE this pic-he loves to just watch her

First thing in the morning-gotta give the baby some lovings

Helping Papa decorate his Christmas tree

She was very particular about where the ornaments went:)

such a big helper-she had a BLAST!!!

Helping Papa put presents under the tree:) I think I know who is gonna be Papa's Lil Elf this year to hand out presents!

Proud of herself for being a big helper:)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pic Comparisons

Hunter-1 day old

Same face in utero at 28wks

Santa Baby

Compared with Bella

Hunter compared with Bella (below)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Introducing Mr. Man

Mama updating with Hunter's birth story and pictures!!! I'll post pics first so if you don't want t read the gory details you can just enjoy Mr. Man in all his beauty:)

Hunter Thomas May arrived on Friday, December 12th @ 8:57pm weighing 7lbs 6oz and 19inches long.

Sweet pea right after he was born-came out beautiful!!! (ok HANDSOME)

Definitely doesn't have his sister's pencil legs-YAAAY!!!! They do look EXACTLY alike as newborns-I'll post comparisons later

Mama in all her puffy post-op glory with the cheesy princess (yes thats a fake smile not an irritated face LOL)

OMG Bella fell INSTANTLY in love when Nana and Daddy took her to pick up Hunter in the nursery with a HUGE smile on her face and said, "OOOHHH my baby!!"

She loves to just watch him and love on him

Definitely still got some work to do with her re: how to be gentle with the baby

Proudest Daddy in the world!!!

Meeting Papa (great grpa) who is absolutely head over heels in love with his "Pal"

There were 5 babies on the floor and Hunter was the ONLY boy so he got the nickname "Mr. Man" and the nurses all joked he had his own harem at birth. We put on his Christmas hat (thanks Aunt Rachel) so he could feel special and not be stuck in the boring ol hospital cap

Bella and Daddy sharing breakfast

Just chilling!!!!
Friday I joked all day that the full moon was gonna finally make it happen and that 12/12 would be such an easy DOB to remember-I was hopeful but figured we'd just go in on Wednesday as scheduled. My contractions were definitely more intense on Friday morning and had finally became timeable but only 8-10 minutes apart. They got alot more painful and closer together throughout the day. After Bella got home from school, it was very painful and they were coming about every 5 minutes. I wanted to give it time because they had been that close before only to tamper away. Ben got Bella fed and bathed and finally convinced me to call the OB when he could hear me in pain all the way on the other side of the house. They were coming about every 3-4 minutes at that point and I wasn't able to hold much of a conversation so the OB told me to go to the hospital. My mom came over to stay with Bella. I made Ben go thru the McD's drive-thru so he could have something to eat. I ate 3 fries and wanted to barf.
We got to the hospital around 7pm. I was only 1cm but the contractions were now coming every 2-3 minutes and much more painful. The OB was gonna come in soon so they could decide whether to just do the CSection that night or wait it out til Wednesday so they weren't giving me anything for the pain (I wasn't too thrilled about that one LOL). After about 30 minutes (guessing here because I was in crazy pain), the contractions started coming right on top of one another to the point it felt like there was no break in between them. Next thing I knew the nurse was running out to the hallway screaming "O2 mask NOW!!!" and they were put me on oxygen. I was just screaming in pain so I couldn't really register what was happening or what they were saying but within a couple of minutes they had me up on my knees and elbows and they were telling people to page the OB "STAT". Apparently Hunter was in extreme distress and was laying on his cord. His heartrate had gone from 150 to 90 and was falling. They were able to get it to stabilize once I was on all fours and said, "We are going NOW! We HAVE to get this baby out STAT!!!"
They wheeled me to the OR on all fours-at that point I was in so much pain and just wanted Hunter to be ok that I really didn't care what I looked like or who saw me in that crazy position. They were able to let me lay on my side in the OR and we were able to keep Hunter stable while the anesthesiologist got the spinal block going (SOOOO much better than the epidural I had with Bella). Dr. Smith got there first and we waited about 3 minutes until Dr. Ford arrived and they started immediately. The spinal only went up so far on my chest so when they started having to push Hunter down it was really painful and they gave me some extra drugs-I was still able to tell what was going on and got to hear Hunter's awesome screams when he came out.
He was in pretty bad distress towards the end because he did swallow meconium and actually came out pooping LOL But his Apgars were perfect and so was he:) He looks almost exactly like his sister when she was born.
ok Mr. Man says its time to eat before Mama hits the sack so I'll finish the post-birth story later. He is so perfect and soooooo laid back!!!