Meet Viktor.

Hello everyone.

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a post. According to WordPress, last time I wrote anything was June 8th. As you can probably guess, I haven’t gotten back into the swing of writing because I’m quite sleep deprived.

That’s right. I am no longer pregnant. My baby boy has made an appearance into this world. So yeah if you guessed boy, congratulations! You were right and I got what I wanted. 😊

Anyway, I decided to do a post update because despite the sleep deprivation, I know a few of you have been wondering what’s been going on in my world. Kudos to the ones that have reached out! We appreciate it. πŸ’œ

So basically my entire office except for me went on vacation in Austria starting June 13th and we’re to be gone until June 30th. This means I was running my job essentially on my own with explicit instructions not to have the baby early. Cause you know that’s something I could control. πŸ˜…

Viktor was originally due July 8th. He had other plans. He decided he wanted to be born early. I was 38 weeks and 1 day on June 25th when he decided that was close enough and my water broke. It’s not how it is in the movies btw but it’s pretty close.

I was actually working that morning and started getting pain. My pain tolerance is decently high so I thought it was just Braxton Hicks and not the real deal and kept working. Other things occurred however that caused me to call the doctor and get more insight which lead to them saying I should probably go to the hospital. I grabbed my husband, told him to call off his afternoon job cause we had to go to the hospital.

It was around noon when we got there and at that point I was in a good amount of pain. I walked all the way to check in though which involved walking through a parking garage, up an elevator, and across an enclosed bridge like a slow champion. Contractions are killer let me tell you. At triage they determined that I was 4.8 cm so baby was coming that day.

I wanted to be superwoman and go natural with no epidural but by 4pm and 5.5cm I practically begged for drugs. When they’re so close together that you can’t even take a small breather, it’s too much. I had a mild reaction to the epidural though. It wouldn’t 100% work on the right side so I could still feel contractions occasionally and I ended up getting a 101 fever though if you asked me I was freezing.

By 7pm, I was 10 cm and by 8pm we were doing practice pushes. My husband was 100% engaged and so excited. He wished he had 7 hands so he could record and participate at the same time but chose to participate the whole time instead of record (thank God). By 8:30pm-ish I was pushing for real and by 9:01pm, little Viktor was in the world.

Apparently this is unprecedented for a first time birthing a human. It was supposed to take at least 20 hours or more. I kept being told I was “made” to have babies. But hey hey! Slow down. Let’s get through one first ppl.

So yeah, June 25th my 7 lb, 3 oz son came into the world and he’s beautiful. He’s a month old today. I never thought I’d like babies and honestly, never wanted them but I love my baby even though I never sleep currently. He’s way too adorable for his own good.

I just wanted to share this story and some pictures of him. I hope you all are doing quite well in your own lives and I miss you. Hopefully by month two we’ll be on some kind of schedule that involves me sleeping more and I can get back into slowly blogging again.

39 thoughts on “Meet Viktor.

  1. Congrats again!!!!
    He is such a cutie! Enjoy all the sweetness you can. You get your nights back… eventually… for the most part πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„
    Sounds like he had plans for June and wasn’t waiting for July to appear. Hope you are doing well other than lacking sleep!

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    1. Haha thanks. Never know how much sleep you can truly operate on til you have a baby that’s for sure. He definitely had his own plans and considering how big he was, I’m glad I didn’t go the full 40 cause I feel like he would have been like 10 lbs lol. I hope you and your family are doing well! I miss our interactions and can’t wait to get back into those!

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      1. Haha. That’s so true about how little sleep you can get by on. Yeah… wow, he would have been quite a bit bigger!
        We’re good. In full school break mode for them. So they’re happy πŸ˜„
        We’ll chat more regularly when you have a few more hours to spare πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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        1. Yeah for school break mode! You all better be staying cool out in this heat. Yes! We definitely will. I’m confident this boy will get on some kind of schedule maybe soon, lol.

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  2. Yay Nel!!! You did it!! Congratulations!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Viktor is soooooo cute and adorable!! I can’t decide which picture I love best but the one of him giggling……omg!!😊 The only advice this old woman will give you is when he sleeps, you have to sleep. Don’t try to clean or cook or anything. When he naps, you nap!!πŸ’–πŸ’– Take care Nel and congratulations once again!πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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    1. Thanks Susan! Still can’t believe I did it, haha . The picture of him giggling he was actually asleep! I went to snap the photo and he smilled right as I did it 😊.
      Yes! It’s good advice. I try to sleep when he is and when I can’t my husband is on baby duty so I can cook and clean and shower. Hope you are doing well and having an awesome summer Susan! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. I know right. A whole month just flew by. Think it’d go slower cause I’m not sleeping but it’s going by pretty quick. 😁😁 Huge smiles and I will try to enjoy as much as possible for sure. Thanks for checking in on me beautiful lady. 😍

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  3. Congratulations Nel, he is just so cute. Bless you girl. Take care of yourself. Sleep when he sleeps. First 3 months you will need lots of help, but both of you will settle down soon. Just too cute is Viktor
    (P.S I told ya go for epidural)

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    1. Thanks Shalini. He is pretty adorable even when he has his sad crying face on, lol. I can see what you mean for sure but luckily I don’t have to work most of it. 😊
      Haha yes! You were definitely right about the epidural. Maybe if I do this again I can be a badass but I commennded myself for making it to 5.5 centimeters at least, lol.

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    1. Thanks Misty! I’m glad as well. It’s definitely a little nerve wracking but it went by so fast it was also almost anticlimactic, haha. Everything is pretty well. And who needs sleep right? I can sleep when I’m dead.πŸ˜‰ Hope all is well with you and you are having a great summer! πŸ’œ

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      1. I’m glad all is well. Eventually y’all will get on a more normal sleeping schedule it will just take a little time. All is well here my summer has just been a little blah so far but I’m getting ready for a trip to Tennessee so that’s exciting

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        1. Well I hope you enjoy your time in Tennessee! Definitely doesn’t sound like that will be blah. Take lots of pictures of those gorgeous mountains! 😊

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  4. Congratulations, Nel! He looks so cute and adorable. What a smile! 😁 I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering why I haven’t seen a post from you. 😊

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    1. Thanks Des! He’s definitely a heartbreaker right now, lol. Yes! I sort of just dropped off there so I decided I should probably let you all know I’m alive at some point, lol. Hope you’re doing well and having a great summer!

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      1. Traveling and enjoying life thank you. You are now off on a great adventure, take many photos, this time is extremely short.πŸ™πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉπŸŒΊ

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  5. A special welcome to you baby Viktor and congratulations to you Nel and your family!!! Thank you Father for bring this precious life safely into this world and holding Nel safely in the palm of Your hand the entire time. Father continue to bless their family with Your joy, peace and love and may NO weapon formed against them prosper in Jesus name. Amen! Have a wonderful time Nel and stay blessed.

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  6. Congratulations Nel! He is so cute. As I read your story it brought back so many memories. My son, my first, came 3 weeks early and i also wanted to go au naturel, didn’t make it. Enjoy your bundle of joy, get in some sleep when he naps. The house and chores will be there anyway so don’t stress or worry about them. Such a miracle, birth is.

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    1. Thanks Carla! I’m glad you can relate to my story, haha. Sounds like boys like to be early birds. I have 2 friends who had sons their first time and both came early as well. I will enjoy him very much and sleep as much as I can! Indeed, birth is a super miracle!

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