I absolutely can't believe how fast time flies!!!!! I just read my last blog & so much has happened since then!! Of course, little Maddox is here now & life just couldn't be any sweeter!!
Maddox decided he was going to try and come on his due date, but he is his mothers child, so of course he was 2 hours & 17 minutes late from making it. Imagine that!! I should have known he wouldn't be early or on time, but just a little bit late!! My water broke at home at 8:00 p.m on Wed, June 17th. Chris had gone to Kings Mountain to help a friend cut up trees from a bad storm that had passed thru earlier in the week. I told him to, "go ahead, i will be fine, this babe is not coming tonight" the dr's had been telling me for the last 2 weeks he would be here anytime. I decided that just b/c the dr that i saw that same morning told me i was dilated to a 4 and thinned out, it didn't mean a thing!!Lol!! So anyway, after my water broke, i begin contracting. At first they were not very painful but an hour later when i arrived at the hospital, I WAS BOUT TO DIE!!! I now know what a labor pain feels like, but truthfully i've already forgotten!! I got my epidural around 10:30 and that made a world of difference. I still felt my contractions but they were toned down greatly!!! I started pushing a little before 2 and he was here 20 minutes later!! I will never forget that moment they laid him on my chest, it was very surreal! I couldn't believe that i had a baby!! He was absolutely beautiful!! Love at first sight!! He weighed 8lb 10oz and was 20 3/4 in. long. My hospital experience was great! Our nurses were wonderful, the food was good, and we had lots of visitors that came to welcome him to the world!!
Maddox is a wonderful baby!! Everyone told us before he was born to get all the sleep we could because we wouldn't get it once the baby was here but Maddox has not proved that true. He lets us sleep at night!!! All he requires is a bottle every 3 or more hours!! When you look into the eyes of a babe, you truly see God's love!! Amazing!! Chris & I are so thankful for our Blessing. God's Promise!!
So Maddox is 7 1/2 weeks old now which is super hard to believe!! He is growing so fast. We think he is already around 12-13 lbs. He is smiling & cooing now. It melts my heart. His dedication ceremony was this morning at church. We had lots of friends and family who came to be apart of this special event. Laura & Nathan wrote him the most beautiful song and sang it to him!! My family & friends have been absolutely awesome in helping, giving, praying, & supporting us as we adjust to our new addition!! I don't know what i would do without my family!! So, tomorrow is my last official day of maternity leave, and i hope i don't cry all day!! I'm going to miss spending all my time with him. I am very blessed that mama will be keeping him the days i work. Chris keeps reminding me that absence makes the heart grow fonder, i can't imagine it could grow any fonder for the little fellow, it is already overflowing!!
Well, like i've said before, i'm going to try to do better updating my blog. I love going back & reading things i've already wrote, it takes you back to those moments so much clearer!! You can truly see all God's blessings!!!