Meet Vincenzo “ENZO” Carmine Ivanelli
10-29-18 9LBS 8OZ
Holy #NEWBORNLIFE!! I still can’t believe I’m not pregnant.. I feel like these last days have been such a blur!! I’m trying to soak all these newborn first moments in, keep in touch with big boys, recovery (OUCH) and stay active with you all!
I’m feeling fantastic. Literally after the worst delivery/birthing experience I feel pretty much back to normal. Drs orders.. I really need to take it easy. You guys.. I birthed a 9lb 8oz baby!! We had noooo idea he was that big. I actually measured small this entire pregnancy and gained the fewest lbs. I literally birthed half of what I gained! 😝
I was scheduled for induction on Thursday Nov 1st. I wasn’t even close to being ready to have a baby.. like zero signs of labor and felt pretty good. I went Sunday for a maternity massage and got home. My mom was on her way to stay with us for Halloween. The same hour she arrived I started having contractions. I figured they were Braxton Hicks and didn’t take them seriously. We went to bed around 9:30 and I realized they were getting stronger and closer. I was like.. um.. C I think these are real. I then chose to finally pack my hospital bag, take a shower, paint my nails and do my hair and makeup. All while my contractions were getting pretty bad.
We headed to the hospital and checked in! They admitted me and that’s when it all went pretty bad.. they wouldn’t give me an epidural because I wouldn’t dilate so I had to labor pretty hard naturally and then once I finally got one it slowed me down tremendously.. like 12 hours! Ugh
When it was time to push I literally tried for 3 hours.. like horrible hard labor (the one you see in the movies) and no epidural because they had to turn it off.. they finally said I would need a C-section. I became so upset because after 3 regular births I didn’t want to have both. I begged them to let me try one more time. I gave it everything I had left in me and started making progress. Finally! They announced Enzo was here!
I felt like at this point they literally could have handed me a hairy baby monkey and I would have been satisfied. I just was so glad it was over. I wasn’t super shocked he was a boy because I felt it in my bones the entire pregnancy. Hands down the easiest one I had yet pretty much identical to all my past ones. Still, the anticipation and unknown was such an amazing experience. I highly recommend it to anyone! It’s a once in a lifetime thing.
Having him here with us at home has been so easy! It’s like he has always been in our lives. The boys are smitten! My middle really wanted a girl and he hasn’t once mentioned his disappointment! I don’t really know how a little girl would fit into our crazy BOY lives. C and I always dreamed of having a big family and we both always wanted boys. A girl would have been so sweet and different (and of course I would love having a mini!) but truthfully, we really don’t know what we are missing out on! We always wanted 4 kids and got pregnant to have another baby. My biggest worry was how we could be blessed with 4 healthy children.. was I pushing my luck?!
Post Pregnancy hormones! I cry because I just love him so much and feeling so blessed with this life.
The boys are sooo excited to include him and just wanted him to come home from the hospital the minute I had him! I am so proud of the boys I have raised.. they are the sweetest and most well behaved little souls I know.. I literally can have 4 more (ok.. maybe like 3 more!)
I’m excited to see how different his little personality will be/what he will look like. I am feeling so blessed. How do I get to have FOUR beautiful perfect babies?! I really owe someone in this life.
We’re settling in to life today and I’m overwhelmed with complete happiness of this family we have made. Thanks so much for following along.
#sponsored// All photos were shot by Bella Baby Photography. I’ve used them with all 4 boys for their newborn shots. Check out see if they are available at your hospital by clicking here. They make it so easy and affordable to capture the first moments of newborn bliss! The shoot only lasts about 15 minutes and they use natural light and minimal props so newborn baby is the main focus. I’m so happy with all the first snaps of him. Can’t wait for them to come shoot all the boys and baby Enzo soon!