The title of this post was taken from the song Push the Limits by Enigma.
January 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm Blake Edward Mullineaux was born. He weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 19.5 inches long. He is beautiful! I had a c-section with him and this was my choice. I had to have one with Jaxon and I opted for a repeat this time around. The only complication was that my spinal didn't take and so they had to put me under for the surgery. I didn't get to hear his first cry and I had to spend four hours afterwards in recovery. The worst part was that John couldn't be in there with me for the surgery. They did allow him to come into the operating room to give me a kiss before they started. I was determined not to cry but a single tear managed to escape and roll down my cheek. When John came in he gently wiped it away, gave me a kiss, and reassured me it would all be okay. They put the mask on my face and told me to take several deep breaths, and as they did I thought to myself "I'm going to fight this and see just how long I can stay awake before the meds knock me out." I started counting and I made it to three :)
Recovery from the c-section itself has been so much easier than the last time and thank heavens because ain't no one got time for that. Blake is adorable and I'm so happy to have him as part of our family. I am absolutely totally exhausted 98% of the time. In fact according to the sleep tracker on my Fitbit I average between 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours of sleep a night. I'm exhausted and it shows but I love my family and I wouldn't trade any of this for anything. So here are some pictures from the last few weeks. Oh! I forgot to mention that my parents came in from their mission in Kansas for two weeks meet Blake and spend some time with the family. It was amazing having them here. I am beyond grateful for all that they do for me and everyone else around them. Both of my parents ran themselves crazy helping and doing for us and others. I wish I could be more like them. They left yesterday to go back to Kansas and I miss them so very much already. The kids really miss them too. Mom came over every morning she was here and helped get the kids off to school. They usually eat cereal for breakfast but mom fixed them eggs and french toast most mornings. Sebastian kindly asked if I would start doing that for them, and I laughed at him. Anyway, okay here's some pictures.
Me two days before delivery
My precious Blake.
Mommy and baby
Blake sporting his Little Brother outfit that Aunt Mandaly bought him.
Dear heavens Jaxon seems huge compared to him!
My Mom and Dad!!! The kids were so excited!
He makes the funniest faces!
The outfit he is wearing has now been worn by all four of my boys. Having things that they all share makes my heart happy.
One tired momma and one very handsome young man.
Our family dinner before mom and dad left. Mandaly and Mikie aren't in the picture because she wasn't feeling well :(