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This is a public service announcement
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Fellow Bloggy Friends, it is with the utmost pride and sincerity that I present this recording, as a living testament and recollection of history in the making during our generation a king was born destined to do great things. It is with the utmost pride and sincerity that I introduce you to my son!
His name is Hunter, and I’m so happy and in love with my H!!!!
(LOL! I couldn’t not do a Jay-Z reference since he was born on the day 4:44 dropped lol. Yup his mommy is still a stan.)
Hey Young World Meet H
To introduce H to our family and friends, I decided to go digital with Paperless Post. Why? Because mama bear doesn’t have the time or energy to go the traditional route. Plus, I’m a digital girl.
For me, this was the easiest way to spread our good news and reach all of our loved ones at one time. And it was pretty simple. Honestly, the most difficult part was selecting the perfect announcement from all of their beautiful birth announcements. I ended up going with the Underscore Option in Silver and customizing it with H’s pic and birth deets. P.S. I even got to pick the font (type, color, and size) and the color and liner of the digital envelope.
I’m so happy they turned out amazing! I absolutely adore them and could not wait to send them to our family and friends.
Hey Ma, I’m ready. Are you?
What a blessing it is to have a son. A son that made his dramatic entrance into the world on June 30th! And let me be honest, I wasn’t ready. I didn’t even have a bag packed for us or an overnight bag packed for P. I still had another week before I was scheduled to be induced so I figured I had time. Well H had other plans because 30 minutes after I woke up that morning, I was in active labor.
The contractions came out of nowhere it seems and knocked the wind out of me. I was in so much pain that I started crying. Poor P! She asked me was I okay and gave me lots of hugs and kisses to make me feel better. Poor B! He’s never seen me in so much pain. He asked how was I doing, and with tears in my eyes, I looked at him and said, ” I would like to say I’m fine but I’m not. I think H is coming today.” And that’s when he started timing my contractions, and do you know they were already 6 minutes apart. WTF!!!!!!!!! Contractions are the worst. I was screaming/cursing at B for doing this to me, telling him in my best Joseline Hernandez voice that I could not do this, beating the car up, and squeezing water bottles all trying to make the pain go away. By the time I got to the hospital around 9ish, I was already 6 cm dilated. I was shocked, but more importantly, I kept asking the nurses was it too late to get an epidural because I definitely did not want to feel the ring of fire aka a natural birth.
Fast forward….CNN was playing. 45 was making some remarks. They administered the epidural around 11ish, and mama bear was no longer in pain. I couldn’t feel anything. which turned out to be a gift and a curse. Why? Because I couldn’t feel a ducking thing, I a hard time pushing. I thought I was pushing; however, that was not the case. I really was just holding my breath, turning my face red. and fake pushing. His heart rate kept dropping, and they were on the verge of giving me a c-section. They turned off my epidural and gave me pitocin to speed up my contractions. Holy Smokes! I knew then that it was motherf**king go time!!!!!! I had three options: push hard before my epidural wore completely off so I wouldn’t feel anything, take too long pushing and feel everything, or c-section. =/ Of course, I went with the first option. LOL! After 1 hour and 8 minutes of pushing, my baby boy was born on June 30th and weighed 7.14 lbs. He was a little early (2 weeks), a little jaundice, and a little late coming home because of his brief stay in the NICU (he didn’t come home until the 4th of July).
I’m so grateful and happy that H is home and healthy, and now, I’m officially a mom of two under two!! Wowzers!!!
P is so happy to have a baby brother (or so I think). She hasn’t acted out or anything. The only suspect thing she did was take his bottle and try to drink it. Lol! She calls him baby and will pull you over to see him. She tries to snuggle with him, feed him, wipe his face, kiss him, play with his feet, make sure he’s comfortable in the swing, and hug him. How cute right? I freaking love it.
I wasn’t too sure how she would react, but so far, so good She’s an amazing big sis, and I cannot wait to see them grow up together. In case you were wondering, they are 20 months apart. Oh my!
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