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Friday, August 8, 2008

Mafew's Vital Stats & Pictures

Reason for C-section: Failure to descend. Emergency section due to scary decels in baby's heartrate - chord around neck. TWICE. Yikes. Good thing I got to labor up to 8 cm, hmmm? But he's safe, that's what matters.

Haven't I been telling you people all along this baby is BIG? He is! 7 lbs. 15 oz. at birth and he's 21 1/2 inches long! No wonder it's felt like he's been up in my esophagus since week 25.

He has lots of dark, straight hair and dark blue eyes and a perfectly round little tennis ball head. He smells delicious. NUMMO.

Bean's smitten with her little baby brother. She walked into our room here wide-eyed and whispered, "Oh Mama, he's ADORABLE!" She got to help nurse Ann give him his first bath yesterday and let me tell you, she took the responsibility QUITE seriously. Maybe I can post a video of that later. Bean seems to feel that Peanut's name should just be Peanut, but I think she'll come around to Mafew eventually. Matthew's middle name, Daniel, is after the eldest of my three nephews, Daniel.

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89 comments:

  1. Aww - he's absolutely adorable! I love the pic of Nana and Bean. She seems SO excited. Hope the recovery is going well.

    Hugs

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  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These pictures are so cute. What a beautiful family.

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  3. He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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  4. He's gorgeous!!! Congrats!!

    Mary

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  5. I believe he looks like his mama. And I hate the recovery from a c-section, but it's sure hard to complain when they save your baby's life, eh? Glad it all turned out okay. So happy for you. Hugs!

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  6. Oh oh oh, how LOVELY! What precious photos! Thank you so much for posting them so quickly! I confess I've been refreshing aplenty today, even when it's my rule not to get the laptop out during the day when it's just me and the boys. I have been thinking about you such a lot, and praying for your recovery all day. Matthew (ohhhh I still swell with joy, hehe!) is so precious! As is Bean! Thank you for some details as well. I'm sorry that things didn't go as you'd planned (and that you had to labour till 8cm!) but so so glad that the safest delivery for Matthew happened. Arthur had the cord round his neck tightly too, and the decels were scary for Neil (I was oblivious, apparently!). But he was on his way out by then.

    Matthew weighs between what my eldest boys have weighed!! But he's a LOT longer! What a tall man he will be one day!

    Okay, I will stop the over-excited babbling for now :) So glad to see your update. xxx

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  7. Yea! for MORE details and pics. Such sweet pictures. I see he looks like his big sis. She is gonna be such good company. I can't wait to smell him! ;)

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  8. What an absolutely adorable little Peanut and a darling doting big sister Bean!!! Great photos, every one, thanks so much for sharing!! I had a similar experience with Sweetpea, with an unplanned C-section due to a short and tangled cord, but oh, isn't it just such a wonderful miracle no matter how your little darling arrives, as long as everyone is healthy!
    I am so happy for you and your family!
    Take care,
    Steph

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  9. Thanks for posting the pictures--he's gorgeous, and Bean looks so excited!

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  10. I loved watching my older kids when a new little one arrived!!

    He is beautiful and perfect!

    I'm so happy for you all!

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  11. He is gorgeous! He looks just like Bean!

    So glad everything turned out fine in the end. My first was born via C-Section for the exact same reason.

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  12. Thanks for posting the pictures. He's adorable- and big sister Bean looks so cute holding him. YaY!

    Get some rest (when you can)

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  13. Oh, and Daddy looks so proud. He's got a great smile

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  14. oh oh oh congratulations megan .....and welcome little matthew fried okra (hee hee)

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  15. Oh, he is beautiful! So, so happy for y'all. Don't be afraid to take your percoset (it was my bff after my c-section). And tell that sweet hubby of yours that I said CONGRATULATIONS!

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  16. Awwwww! Congrats! And from one C-section mama to another-- don't let anyone make you feel like you're less of a woman! I am so thankful God enabled doctors to know how to get a baby out if need be! :o)

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  17. Welcome baby Mafew!!!

    I hope you have a speedy recovery and I enjoyed the photos soo very much.

    Bean is gorgeous, breath-taking to be exact(she has your eyes, so lovely!)

    We all look forward to more family photos and watching them grow. Have a great bonding weekend!

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  18. Congratulations! I knew Bean would love a sibling!

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  19. Oh, my word- TOO cute!!! I love the pictures!!! Sorry you had to have a C-section, but I'm glad everyone is safe & healthy!!! Relax & feel better soon!

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  20. OH, he is precious. Your family is precious. I'm so emotional about it all right now!! I am so happy for you, Megan.

    Steph

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  21. You have two beautiful children!! I'm glad everything turned out great with your sweet Matthew! Congrats again!

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  22. He is just too cute! One with blond curls and one with dark straight hair - each a perfect mix of his/her parents! You all look great and happy!

    Both of my grandkids were born c-section, the first just didn't want to go 'down there'! Just make sure you take care of yourself and do what the doctor says no matter how great you feel. You can take care of the baby and blog - leave everything else to dad and grandma!

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  23. Congrats, congrats, congrats! Lucky you!

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  24. He's absolutely perfect! And that picture with big sister...*sigh*

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  25. I'm so glad things were handled quickly and both you and mafew are doing well. He looks like sister. The lips.....sigh.

    congrats babe. so happy for you!

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  26. Beautiful pictures! Praise God for his health and safe arrival. Love that expression on Bean's face, too.

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  27. Look at the big grin on Al's face!

    He is perfect! How gorgeous. So glad you are all doing well, and that Bean takes her job very seriously. Big sisters are important.

    Congrats hun!

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  28. He is beautiful! Congratulations!

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  29. Oh my heart is just BURSTING for you. He's incredibly precious. So glad he's here and safe.

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  30. Bean is totally right - HE IS ADORABLE!

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  31. I don't think he could be any more perfect! I know you must be tired, so thank you for blessing us with a few pictures ... I started to type "I love the one of Mafew with Bean," then I thought about typing "I love the one of Mafew with Al," but I also like the one of Mafew with Nana and Bean ... oh, heck, I love them all!

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  32. He really is lovely!! xo Congrats to all of you. Bean looks especially pleased with herself. Love it!!

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  33. How sweet, congrats and great job, mama! I hope you are healing swiftly and feeling better each day. Hugs!

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  34. My milk just came in. He is SO gorgeous! He looks like Bean! I know you are so happy to have him OUTside of you - phew - he was a loooong baby. :) So glad to hear all is well in the land of Okra.

    {and look at how cute daddy is - he's positively GLOWING}

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  35. Oh, he is beautiful. Just beautiful. Congratulations!!!!

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  36. Oh wow oh wow! He's gorgeous!!!!!!!!! And how beautiful is your beautiful girl looking too, I swear she gets more breathtaking every photo you take.

    Nearly 8 pounds huh! Big boy :) It's funny my brother was 8 pounds and he too had the cord round his neck. That must have been a scary moment but thank god it all turned out okay in the end.

    I too reckon he loks like his Mama, even more than Bean did even though she had your colouring. That dark hair is just like Jaya's was when she was born so he could even go blonde too yet! Dark blue eyes sounds like they're going to turn chocolate brown to me...brown-eyed boys are lovely ;)

    Huge congratulations to you all again. Daddy Friedokra looks so chuffed! I'm so excited you now have your snuggly boy all safe in your arms!

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  37. Congratulations and thank you for posting pictures so quickly. Matthew is BEAUTIFUL! He looks like a left pitcher already tee hee. Bean is going to be such a good helper when you get home.

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  38. Ah - what a sweetie! He is adorable - congratulations! And Bean is beautiful, too.

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  39. What a sweet little boy. I also had a c-section due to not descending, and plummeting heart rate....but the cord stayed put. My boy was 7lbs,13oz and 21 inches so I can completely relate to the "baby up to your throat" feeling.
    Love on that boy as much as you can, if you can pry him out of the arms of his sister. She's a proud girl!
    Kimberly

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  40. Oh MY. He IS adorable!!!! MMMMMMmmmmmm. Love that newborn goodness.

    He's big alright - but still not quite as big as the chubbos that I give birth, too! ;)

    As you know, we are so thankful around here for Caesarean births - those cords can cause some problems. Do take care of yourself - or better yet, let everyone take care of you while you tend to your newest little one.

    Happy babymoon!! XOXOXO

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  41. I've been wondering what happened ever since I saw the phrase c-section in your last post. But he is here, and healthy and so cute that everyone has such huge smiles. That's what matters!

    Thanks for sharing these pictures with us so quickly.

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  42. wooo hoooo Welcome to the World, Mafew. ;-) We've been waiting not-so-patiently for you!!!!

    :-)

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  43. Congratulations!! can't believe you keep updating us from the hospital but thank you !! what a sweetheart and what a good big sister!

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  44. Congrats!!!! So glad he's here safely, and you are doing well.

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  45. Congratulations! Bean is right.......he IS adorable =) She truly looks like she is excited that he is finally here. She is going to make a great big sister =)

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  46. He is beyond adorable and Bean looks so cute holding him.

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  47. Congratulations! He is adorable!

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  48. Oh Megan. Those pictures are precious...

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  49. Congratulations! I'm so, so, so happy for you! He is beautiful and will be such a blessing to you all.

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  50. Congrats! He looks gorgeous! So happy for you!!!

    Bean looks positively smitten with him. She'll be a great big sis!!

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  51. Sweet pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. So glad that the little peanut is OK.

    BTW, I'd love for a seven (or eight) pounder! Compared to that, mine were truly ginormous! The last was 9 lbs 14 1/2 oz. (I think this one might not be such a whopper.)

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  52. Oh, Megan! I'm so glad he's healthy, and beautiful, and wonderful. And so glad that you are healthy and wonderful and beautiful, too!
    This is all such an awesome answer to many many prayers.
    Keep up the lovin' :o)

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  53. beautiful!! congratulations again!

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  54. Gorgeous baby children you have created -- both of them! Congratulations!

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  55. Congratulations! He's adorable.

    As the survivor of two emergency c-sections, I want to tell you this: a big pillow pressed firmly over your incision makes laughing or coughing much more bearable. :) (I don't know if your daughter was a c-sect. or not... if so you probably already know that trick!)

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  56. So precious and perfect! So glad you both made it through that scary time okay!

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  57. So thrilled for you! He is beautiful! We need a pic of him with his mommy! :)

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  58. It's Bean's mouth!!! Wow!! You had a baby and you seem to be doing well. How is the nursing going? Such a sweet little baby. You did good, mama. More pictures please!!

    Heather and Cami

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  59. Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing with us! He is very adorable!

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  60. He is perfection. I love how proud your hubby looks, and Bean is adorable as always. Congrats!!!

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  61. Well he is just beautiful. And I teared up a little when I saw the picture of your husband and how proud he looks. (I'm pregnant, ok? Tears are pretty normal. You get it.)

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  62. So amazingly beautiful - what a precious gift!

    And is there anything better than seeing your husband and your older child beaming at the new baby? I say no :)

    Happy settling in and prayers for a quick recovery!

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  63. What an absolute DOLL!
    I'm going to get a cavity from the sweetness of the Bean-Peanut combo.

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  64. Oh so CUTE! I want another one even more now!! I love that new baby smell. Bean is just gorgeous!
    Congratulations!!

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  65. precious precious precious

    I was [thisclose] to having an emergency c-section with Declan last year, for the same reason.

    So glad everyone is healthy and in love ;0)

    xo~K

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  66. Positively bea-u-ti-ful!!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!!!!

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  67. Congrats!!!!
    Some beautiful babes you have there!
    Enjoy all the precious moments!

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  68. Gorgeous Babies! You are so Blessed! Love the pics - Dad looks so proud!

    I am new to your blog - love it!

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  69. Congratulations on a beautiful little boy, Becca

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  70. Oh, he's breathtaking. I'm so happy for all of you.

    I have a nephew named Matthew and we call him Mafew! It's so cute!

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  71. OMG. Are those the cutest pictures ever?

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  72. He is ADORABLE! Congratulations to you and your family!

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  73. Matthew Daniel is just precious! So is little sister and what a blessing to you and Al! Congratulations!

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  74. Congratulations!!!!!

    How precious he is.

    And what a beautiful and proud big sister.

    Have lots of fun, and try to get some rest!

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  75. Congratulations!! He's beautiful, as is your whole family. What a blessing!

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  76. Finally home from my back-to-back vacations, only to find that you went ahead and had him without me! Oh, well...

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    And is he ever BEAUTIFUL!!!

    So HAPPY for you ALL!!!

    What fun to have an excuse to use the all caps and the !'s so liberally.)

    ;)

    Jeanne

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  77. He is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy these precious days together with your family. It doesn't get much better than this.

    I have four myself. Seeing these pictures brings me back to a much less hurried life and a gentle, loving and special time.

    So sweet.

    -Joanne

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  78. Just making it over here to congratulate you! He is absolutely beautiful!

    BTW, our littlest ones share a birthday!

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  79. Beautiful!!! I'm so glad he arrived safe. Hugs to all.

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