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Look Who Showed Up Three Weeks Early….

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It’s a boy, and my lil man showed up three weeks early. John Murray arrived on March 2nd, quite a bit earlier than expected. I ended up in labor and delivery for 34 hours {yes, we saw the sunrise twice], and after making no progress pushing, I ended up having a cesarian. My epidural wasn’t working, so I was put fully under, which didn’t lend well to the exciting gender reveal we were hoping for, but all was well with baby and that’s all that matters. He had a little bit of jaundice and hated the blue Billi lights {it was so heart breaking to watch him scream and not be able to pick him up}, but he survived what seemed like torture and we got to go home a week later.

We also moved the week before lil man’s arrival, so we are now adjusting to new home, new baby, the logistics of what’s where, how much, and when, but I think we’re about to get the hang of it all. My mom is here for two weeks to help, thank goodness! I’ve already shed tears at the thought of her leaving lol. It definitely takes a village!

One of the highlights of my 34 hours was my sister showing up from Washington state… total shocker!!! My water broke, I called her, she cried to her husband wishing she was here, he told her to go, and she was on a plane to Florida an hour later. Can you imagine the surprise on my face when she popped her head in my labor and delivery door!?!? Besides having her there which was a huge help and so comforting, she also took all of these amazing pics! And what would I do without my friend Ursula who said she wasn’t leaving the hospital until the baby was born, and little did she know how long that would take lol. She also gave my sis a place to stay for a couple of nights, brought us food, and helped my sis organize my house that was “almost” ready for baby.

I couldn’t be more in love with my baby, 3 years in the making…

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Your Thoughts?

  • Cynthia

    Congrats on your new baby boy!!! I am so happy for you. :)

    • Beautiful. Congratulations on your new son!

  • Beata

    Enjoy every “first” moment with your new ‘lil man. Congrats!

  • Sachi


  • Leisel

    Congratulations! I know a little of how you feel. My first I was in labor for over 30 hours, pushing for 2, making no progress, and was threatened with a c-section (gratefully circumstances led to another doctor stepping in who was great with trouble deliveries, and he was able to deliver my guy using forceps). My fourth was the only one who had jaundice, and it was torture wanting so much to finally hold him, and him wanting nothing more than to be held, and not being able to do that.

    Your little guy is absolutely beautiful, and you have such amazing pictures. I’m so very happy for you :D

  • Kat

    He is perfection! <3 you all

  • Lori Miller

    Congratulations to you and your husband. Your baby boy is just perfect. I am so happy for you!

  • Oh my goodness, he is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you both – so thrilled for you…enjoy every moment (even the difficult, sleep-deprived ones), because they grow up SO fast!


  • Karin

    Congratulations to both of you, and much joy with your little guy!

  • Christy

    What a blessing!!! He is gorgeous.

  • I’m in tears, literally in tears. I’m so happy for you friend.

  • Zaman

    3years in d making and 34hours of Labor….n then that one moment of joy when your heart skips a beat and all d wait n d pain seems worth it. Speaking strictly from observation, I’m not a mom or for that matter married yet! :)

  • Jan T.

    I am so happy for you! Life always throws out curve balls but we catch them with hope and love. He is adorable, many blessings to you and your family!

  • Congrats! He’s gorgeous.

  • Amy

    OH MY GOODNESS!! This warms my heart so much. He’s beautiful!
    Congratulations and much love to you and your family :)

  • Melany


  • Lana W.

    Congratulations!! He is such a handsome little boy!!

  • Bridget Heiple Reich

    Congratulations! He is adorable!!! :)

  • Alicia

    Congrats to you and your husband! He’s so adorable!

  • Brenna

    Congrats! So happy for you and your family!

  • Patti

    Oh my gosh! He is so beautiful and perfect! I am so happy for y’all. And he was born on my anniversary! Enjoy!

  • awwww, congratulations and what a little cutie you have on your hands! thank goodness you moved when you did. :)

  • Bird

    Congratulations! I just had my baby too on March 5th and delivery did not go as planned and was long too but we made it thru. All that mattered thru all complications and medications was that baby was Ok and healthy and perfect. I share ur joy! God bless!

  • Sara

    Wow – 34 hrs!! You deserve a medal! My 2nd’s due any day now, so seeing your baby has got me extra-excited! He’s absolutely gorgeous! Great job to you, and congrats!! Boys are a LOT of fun! XOXO

  • Julie

    Congratulations!! Your sister took beautiful pictures :)

  • HK

    Much love and congratulations to you and your little family!

  • Congratulations! I wish you nothing but the best!

  • He is gorgeous! Congratulations on your new arrival!

  • Congrats Jen!!! He’s so perfect:-) so happy for you and thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. It’s an amazing, beautiful and scary journey lol This will be the most successful and rewarding job you will ever have “Mom” if you ever need anything just let me know!
    Ps I have something for you once you are up and blogging again. We miss you :)

  • Awww.. what a beautiful babe. Congratulations!

  • Congrats! He is Perfect!!!

  • amazing photos amazing story. congratulations again!!!! so happy for you.

  • Awww! He is beautiful and adorable! Congratulations, mama!

  • Natalie

    Wow congratulations! You must be so happy (and exhausted!) Try and take it easy if you can, get lots of rest!

  • Ale

    WOW!!!! I’m awestruck and in tears. God Bless you and your family!

  • OMG Congratulations! He’s beautiful! I’m so happy for you <3

  • Brit

    Congratulations!!!!!! :) He is a cutie!

  • Elizabeth


  • Malaika

    OMG Congrats! SO excited for you:) He’s beautiful!

  • I CANNOT believe I missed this! What sweet photos and a crazy memory to hold on to. I’m so glad he is here and doing well! Congrats to you and your fella! (Oh man am I cheeseball–I’m tearing up writing this to you!)

  • Ying

    congratulations Jennifer!!! He is so beautiful! I was tearing up at these images of your sweet family. I am so incredibly happy for you!!!!!!

  • Jackie

    CONGRATS Jennifer!! Really happy for you and your family. Finally!! ;) Beautiful baby, story and photos. Love love love! All the best!! :)

  • Nancy

    Congratulations Jenn! Such amazing pictures and little John is a little cutie! I am so happy for you!

  • Congratulations!

  • Ok…now I’m getting all caught up! Just a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing. I’ll say I got caught up in a few tears knowing the struggle you went through before and then to see this beautiful new addition to your family.

    I’m just in awe. Many blessings and good fortunes for your little John Murray. May he blessed with so many wonderful things the universe has to offer.


  • Heidi

    Congratulations! He is so adorable.. boys are so much fun!

  • Mama Mia

    Missing him already-truly. Think the only thing that might cheer me up is the sprite video….maybe someday you’ll share it.

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