Hello loves! It’s been a little over a month since my last post. I was 39 weeks pregnant when I last updated this blog. I needed a little break to prepare for the arrival of our baby and recover.
Jimmy and I are now proud new parents to our precious baby Jayce Connor Im. Jayce was borned in early August, weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19.8 inches long. We are both madly in love with this little guy. People warned me sleep is going to be a thing in the past once the baby arrives. Oh boy, were they right! I was only getting 3 to 4 hours of sleep during the first 3 weeks. I felt like a zombie but all the cuddles made it so worth it.
This little guy was so comfortable inside my belly and he didn’t want to come out. He was 6 days overdue. I gave birth to Jayce after 26 hours of painful labor. I had my heart set on having a natural birth but I finally gave in and asked for epidural after 12 hours of intense contractions with little progress. My body was exhausted from having little sleep the night before due to painful contractions. I’ve never been in so much pain. I had so much pressure on my pelvic floor which made the contractions even worse. I forgot all the breathing exercises I practiced weeks before. Jimmy was there with me the entire time supporting and encouraging me. Every Time my contractions came, he would held my hand or rubbed my back to let me know I wasn’t doing this alone. I could not have done it without him. I also had a kickass team of midwives and nurses supporting me.
Giving birth was the most painful thing and yet the most incredible experience ever because at the end of it I got to finally meet my sweet baby. I’ll never forget the moment when I held him in my arms and saw his sweet face for the first time. I couldn’t help but shed tears of joy. He was so tiny and beautiful. I have never felt so much love and joy. Jimmy and I just stared at him sleep in awe the entire time. We both absolutely love being parents to this sweet little guy. Welcome home my sweet baby!!!