He’s Finally Here! by Liimu

Max Christian McGill was born on Monday, March 14 at 9:40 am, weighing in at 8 lbs 15 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long. We were kept in the hospital until Friday, March 18, due to some jaundice issues, but now we are home and recovering nicely.

I know I probably was, but I honestly cannot remember ever being this in love. I can’t stop kissing him all over his face, I love his cries, his coos, even his farty noises first thing in the morning. I’m having unbelievable troubles breastfeeding, but I’m struggling through because this is my last child (yep – I got my tubes tied) and I love the experience of breastfeeding. I don’t want to miss my last opportunity. I’m seeing a lactation consultant, which is really helping a lot. Currently “pumping to heal” and seeing good results from that, so I’m very optimistic.

Overall, I am just beyond happy. My family is complete and healthy and happy and we are all in love with this baby, I’m back to eating healthy – not exercising yet, but excited to get started as soon as I get clearance from the midwife, on top of work and bills, just feeling really blessed and happy and so grateful for this unexpected blessing in our lives. To think, this time last year I had no idea he was even on the way. To this, this time last year we were struggling financially and I was all worried about how everything was going to turn out. It’s a good thing I keep my mind open and my mindset positive. All things are possible and I believe that the best is yet to come.

I know this post is all over the place – sorry for that. I’ll be sure to keep it more topical next time. I just wanted to let you guys know he was here and so am I!