Introducing: Hugo Pierre Kent

Hugo arrived late on Mother’s day, May 10th, 2015. He weighed 6 pounds, 1.2 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. We had been at the hospital in labor for many hours when it became necessary to deliver him by C-section due to some late arriving complications due to being on Pitocin for so many hours. I was in great hands with my doctor and the phenomenal staff at Renown Medical Center.

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I don’t think I’ll ever forget the weird sensation that went through my entire body when I heard him cry for the first time. I couldn’t see him, but I knew Kristopher could and was so excited that he was here, finally! By that point, I had been awake since Saturday morning and it was now Sunday around 11pm. By the time we made it to my postpartum room, it was 2am but I was finally able to hold him and spend some time with him. Everything went just fine and we had a nice 3 day stay in the hospital. IMG_1023

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I hardly slept the whole three days in the hospital so I was pretty delirious at this point, plus they gave me some extra pain pills since I would have to wait to have mine filled at the pharmacy. This was a bad idea, I was so nauseous. I was wheeled out to the car with a barf bag and a baby. Once we got home, we were miraculously able to recover some sleep. Hugo proved to be a good sleeper in his first few weeks. Mom and dad were grateful!

And here are some early pictures from the first days at home! IMG_1230 IMG_1174 IMG_1170 IMG_1166 IMG_1146 IMG_1119 IMG_1077 IMG_1069 We love you Hugo Bossman!

 

Baby Shower Tea Party

My sisters and mothers (real, step and in-law) all coordinated a most wonderful baby shower. My only request was that it be a British Style High Tea inspired by having my baby just weeks after Kate Middleton.

The details were wonderful. Delicious tea, tasty snacks and baby inspired activities.

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But the best part really was all of the women who came to celebrate with me. I was so humbled by all of the love and support that came to me, and all just because we decided to have a baby. One thing is for sure, this kid is going to have lots of love in his life!

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The last belly pics (a little late)

Well here we are on June 9th and our little Hugo is already nearly one month old, but I never finished my pregnancy belly pictures for the blog so I am catching up. Also, I am missing a few weeks: 34, 35 and 36. I thought we took the photos, but I am not sure where they ended up, unfortunately. Those weeks are a bit of a blur in retrospect. So anyway, here is what my world was like during the final weeks of pregnancy for Jillian Kent!

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I didn’t make it past 37 weeks. My water broke on Saturday May 9th and I delivered on Mother’s day, Sunday May 10th late that night. The photo above (37 weeks) screams at me how tired and how in pain I was by that point. Up to 36 weeks, I had really felt great, but then he dropped and I had the worst pelvic pain that my doctor said would only be relieved by delivering him which was really discouraging at 36 weeks but luckily I didn’t have to deal with it up to 40 weeks. By the end of the pregnancy, I had moved into the guest room so I could toss and turn and snore and fart all I wanted without disturbing my husband (oh the joys of growing a human). I had a wonderful pregnancy pillow and all my usual amenities like earplugs, my martini glass blanket, pillow, my ipad, my pregnancy books, water bottle, bubbly water, cuddle dog Rio, and of course my antacids, all at arms distance.

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And now, here I am with a baby! But that will come in another post. Still need to post photos from my wonderful baby shower!