The Best Mother’s Day Gift

This weekend didn’t go exactly as planned. Friday I went to dinner and then the movies with Jackie Jovi and my friend Tracy to see The Great Gatsby (sidenote: I know there’s a lot of negative reviews out there — but I liked it!). During the movie (during which, we were in the 2nd row) I felt really uncomfortable. The baby was moving around a ton and my back started radiating. I thought it was just because of where we were sitting, since the pain went away once I stood up, so I thought nothing of it. In fact, I went home and pretty much just went to bed feeling pretty good (as I had all week).

But now I think — maybe not?

I’ll go into full details when I have the energy and have slept more than 2 consecutive hours (or more than 45 minutes) – but I won’t tease that my family of five is now complete!



Surprise…The baby is s a boy!! (<–totally not surprised)

After a very lengthy labor and a very, very, very , very (got that?) quick delivery (which, included an unplanned drug-free birth) at 1:32am this morning – Evan David joined our family. He weighed in at a strapping 9lbs 4oz and measured 21 inches.


And he is nothing but pure sweetness.



B and L think he is pretty awesome too.


You have to admit, his timing was pretty perfect. Nothing says Mother’s Day like becoming a mom…again.


I hope all of the Moms’ out there had a GREAT Mother’s Day– including mine :)


Was he the best Mother’s Day Gift ever?


Yep, pretty much! I think this year is going to be hard to top…

Angie says:

What a wonderful gift! I thought it was a boy. Congratulations. Can’t wait to hear the story and the drug free part.

  • Congrats mama! So much better than waiting for that induction this week. :-)
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  • Congrats!!! What a wonderful gift on Mother’s Day!

  • CONGRATS!!! He’s adorable! I can’t wait to hear the rest of the birth story, for now rest and enjoy the beautiful baby boy.
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  • Congratulations! And Happy Mother’s Day.
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  • So happy for you and the fam! Evan is precious and I love his name.

  • What a little (big?) doll! He’s perfect :) And I’m very glad you’re not pregnant and dealing with assholes anymore ;) XOXO
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    • I think he’s tiny, but everyone keeps telling me he’s big!! I am very glad that I am not pregnant anymore too, though I admit I will always miss my belly – just a tiny bit.

  • Congrats! He is adorable and happy to hear you and your family are doing well.
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  • Michelle great news you did so good i am so proud of you and your family take care i knew you were having a BOY nice name.

  • Denise P. says:

    Evan is absolutely adorable. (This did not help my baby fever!)

    Congratulations on your new addition. Blessings for the days ahead.

  • Awww, he’s precious! Congrats Mama!
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  • Congrats!!! And a very happy mother’s day, indeed! He looks great! So plump and perfect!
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  • Aww Congratulations, he is so cute! What a wonderful mothers day gift :)
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  • Congratulations! He is perfect!

  • He’s so perfect! Congrats on having such a healthy, beautiful baby boy! Your family is gorgeous and looks so happy to welcome Evan. :)
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  • Congrats! What a wonderful Mother’s Day present!!!
    I cannot believe you delivered a 9 pound baby without drugs!! You are a super woman! Congrats to your family!!!
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  • Congratulations Michelle! What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift indeed!
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  • You are my hero with the drug free stuff! He is so perfect. I can’t wait for you to join me on Twitter in the middle of the night. :)

    • I’m not sure about hero. Maybe dumbass who should have left the house earlier? That moment when I truly realized I would REALLY be giving birth without drugs will forever be burned into my brain. Lol.

  • Awww… I love his name. Such a sweet Mother’s Day surprise. And welcome to the drug free club… it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Anyways, get some rest and love on that little man.
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    • It is so not all that it’s cracked up to be! Although, I do think there are a lot of post partum benefits – but during?? Ummm pass the drugs please.

  • Congrats, Michelle! Can’t wait to meet his chunky little butt.

    9 pounds, no drugs? Ouch!
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    • Thank you! Can’t wait for you to meet him too :)

      I still can’t believe I had a drug free birth. I can believe I had a 9lb baby though. Ha ha.

  • Congrats!!! What a great gift :)
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  • He is SO handsome Michelle!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Congratulations to you & your family!
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  • CONGRATS!! He is so adorable!
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  • Congratulations! So sweet! And fast – I’m looking forward but will be totally patient and understanding in waiting for the full birth story – thanks so much for posting all you did! Get some rest! And big hugs – even though we’ve never met!

    • Thank you! Yes – it was both slow AND fast. I have a feeling that’s how he’s going to roll — seems to fit his personality already :)

  • Congratulations Michelle! He is beautiful!
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  • aww he’s beautiful! Congratulations!!

  • Congrats, Michelle! Evan is beautiful and you look fantastic. So happy for you and your family. Happy Mother’s Day!
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    • Thank you!!! I will say that laboring the majority of the time at home, and only having to push for about 5 minutes, definitely looks better on camera afterwards. Lol!

  • How perfect! Congrats on the new addition! He’s precious!
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  • Awww!! Congratulations!! That is the best Mother’s Day gift! I thought you would have your baby this weekend. And how cute he is and my what a big baby too! It almost makes me want to have another baby…..almost. Love the name as well. I’m very happy for you and your completed family of 5!

    • Thank you!! Almost wanting another is how it starts :) :) I had a few people tell me they thought I was going to have the baby last weekend. Maybe I just looked done?

  • Congratulations! I love the name :) Evan is absolutely precious and the picture of all your kids together is beautiful!

  • Awwww, congratulations!!!! What a great gift!!!!
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    • Thank you – yes, a very wonderful gift. Even better was the he decided to arrive early in the morning – so I got to enjoy the entire day (literally, I was up for more than 24 hours straight thanks to adrenaline – lol).

  • What a perfect mothers day gift to you! Congratulations on another miracle!
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  • Aww congratulations! He’s so cute!

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