Please Welcome to the World….

Grayson Quinn Max Spencer

born at 4.22pm on Sunday 4th Jan 2009 weighing 7lbs 1/2 ounce
Hello all, well I am finally a Mummy, apologies for the delay in posting about my new bouncing boy – but he has not been so bouncing as has his Mommy.
All has not been well but seems things finally maybe on the way up, the story begins at 3.30am on Friday 2nd Jan when waters broke, unfortunately my contractions did not come and I was rushed to hospital and admitted, where until 6pm on Sat 3rd I had to wait to be induced the whole time confined to a bed with med’s and irregular contractions.
Then I went through labour for a mere 24 hours with some problems which resulted in an epidural (that I did not want to have) but held of the c -section.
Grayson was born with the cord round his neck but after a minute of Oxygen he seemed to be fine, unfortunately by the next morning after only sleeping and taking no feeds he was put in Special Care Baby Unit, by this point he had Jaundice and his blood sugar levels had dropped dangerously low, they thought he had caught an infection due to me being left for induce so long. He spent 2 days in SCBU which was heart breaking as I could not help much but sit by and watch him, by this point he also started having violent Jitters,which he has now every so often and they say this shall grow out in 6 weeks or so.

After a long night and couple of days he was taken off the med’s and went down to one light so he could finally be moved to the ward with me, where I got to feed him, after 24 hrs all test results came back good and the Jaundice had subsided a little so they finally let us come home.

So that’s were we are now, still a little yellow, having to be force fed every 3 hours and very sleepy, with a Mommy with Back Twinges, but we are on the road to recovery.
Hope all is well with you all and the New Year has brought fresh new starts, as you can imagine there has been a LOT of picture taking but mostly he is always asleep so I will just share a couple.
Take Care
Kara and Baby Grayson

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Brandi

    >Oh, Kara! I’m so sorry for all the ups and downs of this week, but I’m glad both mommy and baby are okay.

    Grayson is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Gemheaven

    >OH Kara ~ He’s absolutely beautiful ~ I’m so happy for you .

    What a rollercoaster of a birth you had (the start sounds like mine ;)) {{hugs}} to you all.

    CONGRATS ♥♥♥

  • Kebo Jewellery

    >Congratulations on you beautiful baby boy.

    I too am sorry for the ups and downs of his first week in this world but am so happy that you are both home and you can have lots of cuddles.

    Take care


  • Mary

    >Many congratulations he is so beautiful Mary

  • Jewellery Craft

    >Gosh, what a start to motherhood you’ve had!!! but well worth it I’d say, he’s a lovely, beautiful baby!!!

    I had similar with my second, in and out of hospital and you never stop worrying about em……he’s a strapping 14 year old now but still my baby ;o)

  • Ele at abitofpinkheaven

    >He is so beautiful. It’s not always easy, but things will get better. Glad he was able to come home. Hugs to you and I hope you are able to get a little rest.

  • alittlemoore

    >Congrats to you and beautiful Grayson! I am sorry the delivery wasn’t what you had planned but hope your little guy is as healthy as can be soon!

  • BellaColle

    he’s a keeper!!
    Congrats dear!!
    Auntie Bella says “helloooo”!!
    Hugs and Kisses… just when he does..

  • nikki/WhiMSy love

    >Oh Kara!
    I apologize for making my congratulations to you so late.
    Grayson is ADORABLE!! Congrats little mama!
    Hope you are getting lots of sleep. Yes, rest when he does–as Christine says. You may feel like it’s the time to get stuff done around the house, etc., but DON’T! You rest, do you hear me???!! That’s the one piece of advice I wish I would’ve stuck to when my kidlets were wee ones.
    Love ya!

  • Monica Crowe

    >Kara, he’s so precious. I’m glad everything is OK with the two of you. So happy for you. Lots of love and hugs,

  • Alison

    >Kara – congratulations, sorry it’s a bit late, only just spotted you were a Mommy.

    Hope things are now beginning to settle down now for you and Grayson – he’s gorgeous. I had a similar experience with my eldest, he was born just before Christmas and was very jaundiced too – he’s now a tall (6ft 3) lanky 16 yr old.

  • Brenda

    >Congratulations, he is so very precious.

  • Bee

    >Oh Kara he is absolutely gorgeous and I am so glad everything has turned out well for you all. I cant wait for my 3rd grandchild due in 10 weeks, I love those first few months, you just want to sit and look at them all day (well nannas do, I know mummies have to do all the other things too). I’m adding your blog to my favourites as I am a cupcake addict too.

    Luv and hugs to you all,


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