Little Update

This is going to be short and sweet as I’ve finally gotten Mac asleep and I’m craving a shower and nap for myself but I think I’m only going to have time for the shower. But everything is going so well. Mac is absolutely delicious. Yummy beyond words. I am head over heels and feel incredibly blessed. I was still getting mixed messages on him in the March ultrasounds and yet he’s perfect. So perfect. Not bragging but just saying how relieved I am, how very very relieved and joyful and peaceful. I would have loved Mac no matter what, but after 9 1/2 months of anxiety and worry I can finally just enjoy this beautiful snuggly sweet baby.

8-day old Mac

So things are good. Very good. And Surfer Ty is the most amazing dad. He’s doing the night shifts, letting me sleep in 3 hour chunks and handling all diaper duty and even making sure I’ve got a big glass of water for every time I sit down to nurse.

I’ll be back with more later but I really must shower. I need it. But before I go, please know how touched I am from everyone’s well wishes on the safe arrival of Mac Bran Gurney. I have read every comment and email, every post over at Facebook and MySpace (thank God for the wireless lap top that allows me to scroll and breastfeed at 3 am!). Your love and support is tremendous and I do think I am the luckiest woman alive. Love to all.


  1. Great to read that you have things well in hand and are smoothly adjusting to life with a new baby. Mac’s one lucky boy to have a fabulous mommy like you.

  2. Sounds like you are the multi-tasking Queen! It’s wonderful that you have such expert help and can have some time to yourself. Many thanks for checking in with us. Continued blessings and luck…Ruth

  3. Jane, you sound very happy and congrats to you, Ty and the other children. How nice that things are moving along smoothly. Bless you.

  4. So glad things are going so well! Enjoy each day. He is so adorable!
    It’s wonderful that you give your updates!

  5. There is nothing as magical as a perfect little squishy bundle of new life.
    What a relief to know everyone is doing so well, and that the currents of change have been full of delight and happiness (minus good rest, and showers, that is).
    Wow, and Mac…is absolutely beautiful!

  6. Congrats on baby Mac! I’d love to hear the story on Mac’s name if you would be willing to share! Get some rest!
    Big hugs to you and the family!

  7. Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of Mac! What a beautiful baby boy! Wishing you much joy and happiness!

  8. I am so glad to hear that all is well and that you are able to enjoy your little darling! Post more pictures soon!

  9. Jane,

    I’m glad you are enjoying baby Mac. Here’s hoping he gives you, Ty and the brothers much joy, love and happiness over the days, weeks, months and years to come. Congratulations to you all.

  10. Jane,

    I’m so glad to hear things are going well. And that you’ve got lots of help. It’s always difficult to find time to take care of yourself, but I’m so glad you’re trying to find some time for you…even if only to shower.
    Along with your glasses of water, make sure you’ve got lots of healthy snacks close by. Keep crackers, nuts, veggies, yogurt, string cheese, etc. within reach. Even if you have to fill a little cooler.

    Take care of yourself and enjoy that little guy…they grow so fast.



  11. I love babies! 🙂 You are a very blessed woman, Jane. I am glad you are so happy. Hope you enjoyed your shower. 🙂

  12. Those 3am feeds are dangerous – I used to watch PayTV as I fed and order vegetable choppers and grillers and ab crunchers……..

  13. This is so exciting and I’m really happy things are going so well. Would love to see more pictures of all the family when you catch your breath.

  14. Jane, I’m so glad all is well with baby Mac! Enjoy all the wonderful and wondrous moments!
    Hugs, Debora

  15. I, too, am so happy for you, Jane! Mac is a beautiful baby, and I am so glad that things are going so well. Take Care and God Bless!


  16. Jane,

    I’m so glad that your new baby boy is happy and healthy. I can only imagine the worry you must have gone through. Congratulations to you, Ty and family.


  17. Hi Jane!

    It is so great to see your post; thank you for keeping us updated during this very, special time. Very glad to hear your worry was for not and that Mac is as perfectly perfect as can be!! I’m so happy that everything is going well. I loved nursing my babies and it’s something I’ll cherish forever; everything about it! It was the greatest excuse to sit and hold them all the time. They always looked so happy and blissfully “drunk” after they finished. So sweet!!

    And who doesn’t love a “stolen” shower! Now that you’re clean I hope you’ll take your next break and “steal” that nap. Take good care and feel all the love and good wishes coming your way!

    Shannon in Tustin

  18. Jane,

    He really is beautiful!! You are a very lucky woman with a gorgeous family!! So nice to hear the happy and anxiety-less Jane again!! So incredibly happy for you and Ty and the boys!!

    Keep smiling! And kissing those little cheeks:)

  19. You enjoy your snuggly little Mac.
    Life sounds good around your house. You deserve that shower.

  20. Jane,
    If it’s possible for a person to beam in a blog… then you are positively beaming. Enjoy! Enjoy all your boys.

  21. I am so glad to here everything is going so great and that Mac is perfect! New babies are so sweet and loveable, enjoy your time with him!

  22. Jane,

    You rock! Thanks for sharing these little tidbits of Mac with us. We all followed your pregnancy with baited breath and now that he’s here I’m sure we’re all anxious to know how he, and you, are doing.

    Huge hugs to you all,

  23. Thanks for the photos of the sweet new baby and the welcoming
    family. Love the smiles in the
    family photo! Congratulations to all!

    Pat Cochran

  24. Hi Jane,
    I love the pictures you posted–so beautiful. I especially love the picture of you,Mac,Ty and the boys. Really sweet!

  25. It is so wonderful to hear how in love you are with your new baby. Well,I mean Baby Boy Mac. And he is perfect, even better. Good – All Good. Please keep Baby Boy Mac tidbits coming our way. I love to hear about him.

  26. Hi Jane – It is so wonderful to hear how in love you are with that young handsome fella – you know the one who has caused all the chaos. Good – All Good. And it’s so wonderful as well hearing what a great father Ty is. Kiss for Baby Boy Mac and how are Jake and Ty doing? Keep us posted and more pix please.

  27. Darnit! I just can’t believe I did it again. I completed a comment and sent it, walked away from my computer, came back oblivious to what I had just done and commented again. There’s a name for this and it’s got to do with age which I cannot reveal. Only Danielle Peck knows my age. Sorry but now I have posted three comments.

  28. Jane!

    I’m late to the welcome party, but what a totally beautiful baby, congratulations to you all. Here’s wishing you lots of sleep and sweet snuggly time with Mac and ALL your boys.


  29. I love that picture too! He is so cute! His eyes are so beautiful! And he looks so relaxed and happy!!!! Wow! Just wow! Thanks for sharing! Sounds great! That’s also good Ty is making sure you drink water! What a good guy! What a beautiful time in your lives! Enjoy!

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