Baby Max’s First 24 Hours

By Kate |

I just shared a new post over at BabyCenter that includes a slideshow of photos of Max’s first 24 hours. You can see my husband cutting the cord, our first moments cuddling and Max meeting his siblings. I hope you’ll pop over and check out the special photos.

Thank you so much for all of your love and support and kind words since Max’s arrival. This entire pregnancy has been an overwhelming emotional journey – from the initial shock of learning I was pregnant to feeling sick for five months to worrying about surviving as a mom of 3. I have loved sharing the experience with you and really appreciate your willingness to join me on the journey.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    I am curious how having 3 compares to having just 2. We are having #3 in July…

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      So far so good…. Max is still in the super sleepy newborn phase so I think the challenge will come when he’s a bit more active and requires more than breastfeeding and diaper changes. I’ll keep you updated!

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    Shannon Kelly

    Thanks for including us!

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    I’ve been following your story for a few months now, I can relate to the emotional journey (and I am having a really hard time tonight). We are expecting our little surprise baby next month, I lost my dad very unexpectedly in October. I know we are so blessed with this new blessing but I am having a hard time facing the fact that my dad won’t be here and that this baby will never know him (even at 34 I was still Daddys little girl – so the thought of my dad not being there is destroying me little by little). But I just wanted to tell you that seeing/reading your birth story has given me hope that all will be ok and somehow, we will manage to get through this too. Congrats on the birth of Max, he is adorable!

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    Oh, Kate, he is gorgeous… the photos are so precious.
    You all look so happy and I wish you all tons of love and happiness to continue.

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