Max Charles Hunter
Born 12.10pm on the 11th August 2015
Weighing 8 pound 8 ounces (3.858kg)
I woke up at 12.06am on the 11th of August feeling like I needed to poop. It wasn't poop.
With contractions 3 minutes apart, it was GO TIME.
On the drive to the hospital, Drew made sure to check to see if I needed anything from McDonald's, making reference to a family joke about me needing a McHappy meal while in labour. I never realised how many bumps are on Wynnum Rd. It was fucking excrutiating.
This is exactly how it happened when Madi was born. It's crazy!
By the time I got to the hospital I was 4cm dilated & in a tremendous amount of pain, but the lucky thing about getting there so early this time around was that I had every option under the sun when it came pain relief.
I had Madi naturally, so I got to feel EVERYTHING.
This time, I started with gas.
I sucked that shit up like it was oxygen, but it didn't relieve any pain, it just made me high.
So I tried morphine.
I just got sleepy, but the contractions were absolutely killing me.
So I reluctantly chose an epidural...
I FUCKING LOVE EPIDURALS!
Luckily I opted for it, because I was in labour for the next 11 or so hours.
The pushing part? Well that took 3 contractions.
Max needed some help coming out, so the doctor threatened me with a C-section if I couldn't push him out in 3 contractions, and I took that as a challenge.
2 contractions later... Max was born.
I remember just bursting into tears once Max was placed on my chest.
He didn't want boob, he just wanted a mummy cuddle.
The most beautiful little boy that I've ever laid eyes on & he was mine.
Life became even more amazing from that moment on.
After a short cuddle, Max was taken off to have a canular put in his arm because I had developed a temperature nearing the end of labour. The poor bugger. I was glad that Drew was there with him because I would have cried like a little bitch watching my little man have a needle inserted into him 5 minutes after being born! (By the way, that's what the splint was for on his arm for those who asked in the photos!)
While Max was with Drew, I was being stitched up. It took about an hour so I'm assuming that I literally ripped myself a new bumhole while pushing Max out. I haven't been able to sit down properly since so I am pretty sure that I'm right when I say that. I also have to make sure that I don't fart when I sneeze because that could actually be disastrous.
The family piled in once the stitches were done & I was put into the shower where my brother-in-law got a glorious glimpse of me absolutely butt naked in the shower. For someone who has a weak stomach, he handled the view pretty well.
I love being a mummy of two.
It is certainly going to be alot more challenging that I ever expected, but with enough coffee, Selling Houses Australia & cuddles from Drew, I should be ok.
Drew goes back to work tomorrow, so I am shitting bricks (very uncomfortably because of my stitches) that I will just cry when the reality hits.
Madi is such an amazing big sister, but a very hands on one at that!
She loves patting Max & always offers him some of her food. It's gorgeous to watch.
I'm hoping that I'll be better at this mum thing than I give myself credit for.
I'm sure I'll blog about it either way.
I'm already getting a taste of what life is going to be like for now while I get used to having a newborn & a toddler.
This morning I ate Madi's crusts of her toast for brekky.
Then I had a shower at 11am.
I polished off a full bag of Matlesers in 5 minutes.
Then I ate lunch at 4.15pm.
I have washing everywhere, I don't think I have any clean clothes left because they're either covered in milk or baby vomit.
My bra size is currently a 12F although I could go to a 12G.
I am a list maker, a clean freak & generally keep myself well presented...
That shit has flown out the window for now.
Bring on the sporadic bathing routines, living in trackies & milk soaked bras, granny undies & shit all over the house for the next few weeks.
The fun has only just begun.
But who cares when your newborn is this friggin' gorgeous!