Jaxson’s Birth Story

Jaxson’s Birth Story

My family and I are so excited to introduce Jaxson Dale Lambert to the world! He was born April 4th at 5:09pm. He weighed 7 lbs 7oz and was 20 1/4 inches long.

 Jaxson

A little bit of heaven

sent down to earth.

This past week has been amazing and tiring at the same time. It’s hard to imagine that less than a week ago I gave birth to our precious baby Jaxson. I’ve been trying to find the time to put together my birth story but instead I figured it might be best to wait for the right moment, so here I am now, laying in bed while he sleeps in between feedings. Get your tissues out because my birth story is an emotional one…

April 4th. It all happened in the middle of the night. I woke up around 4am noticing some pain which felt like contractions. I wanted to be sure, though hence I started timing them right away—and sure enough by 6am the pain did not go away. I couldn’t believe it: I was in active labor! I’m having real contractions! I was kind of excited (the day has finally arrived!)…I woke up my husband and told him. From there it all went very fast. We called the hospital to let them know and 45min later we were admitted. I was headed straight to labor and delivery. After the nurses had me put on a gown and socks and hooked me up to a monitor and put an IV in my arm—I knew it wouldn’t be long until I will hold my beloved baby boy. The monitor was showing I was having contractions and at this point they were definitely getting stronger and closer together. I felt great though and hence told the nurses that I wanted to wait for the epidural (I heard that an epidural can slow things down). A little later my doctor came in and checked my cervix. It turned out I was already 3cm dilated!

My mom and husband were with with me the entire time as well. Something I will treasure forever. I cannot think of a better experience than delivering a baby with your closest people surrounding you. The circle of life. My mom said it was truly special (she wasn’t there when Kingston was born) to see her own daughter give birth. It was very emotional…My husband did his very best to calm and soothe me + he was also the one who took these amazing pictures to capture the birth of our second son.

By noon I was 4cm dilated and my contractions definitely became stronger and more painful. I received an epidural around 12:30pm and the waiting began…, however, it wasn’t long until the doctor noticed that my water broke around 1pm and by 3:45pm I was fully dilated which meant: It was time to push! The doctor and I were very happy that it all happened on its own too because that meant that no Pitocin, etc. were needed. Phew!

“Mothers and daughters they will always share a special bond—though near or far apart, the words that would describe it are written on the heart.”

I pushed for over an hour which was probably the hardest and most tiring part. I hadn’t eaten nor had anything to drink + I was very tired and yet I tried really hard to push as soon as I felt the contractions. I also asked for a mirror so, I could really understand what’s going on. It helps a lot to know when to push and see where the baby is located. I just wanted to be fully prepared, and sure enough once I had the mirror everything went really fast. We could see Jaxson’s head and the doctor said that it would probably take only one more push and he’ll be out. So, she prepared everything, we waited for another strong contraction, I pushed…and then there he was. I heard his little cry and the nurses made sure to place him immediately onto my chest. It was amazing…I was so overwhelmed with emotions that I started crying. I couldn’t believe that I just gave birth to this amazing little boy. My husband cut the umbilical cord and I just soaked it all in…Here I was holding my precious baby boy.

“There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.” – Washington Iriving

After Jaxon’s delivery I was brought down to recovery which however, was not an easy task at first. When the nurses tried to move me I actually wasn’t able to lift one foot. In fact, when I tried to just sit up from my bed I almost passed out. Silly me thought that it would pass though so, I tried my hardest to get up anyways (with the help of the nurses) but as soon as I stood up I lost control…I remember feeling very dizzy, my eyes rolled back and I almost lost consciousness. And yet I could hear the frantic sounds of the nurses: “Vanessa, Vanessa, look at me! No, no! We cannot move her! Bring her back to bed!” I was put back on IV fluids and we simply waited to have me transferred to my recovery room.

Once moved it was just pure bliss going forward (even though you’re in pain and extremely tired). Kingston came to visit the next day and my heart just melted. He was SO excited to meet his baby brother. He gently stroked his head and kissed him all over his face. Truthfully I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful to witness than watching your oldest child meet his/her new sibling for the first time. It literally melts your heart.

So, here we are…a family of four.

It all seemed like a blur, getting pregnant, my pregnancy, labor—it felt like a blip in time. And as I am still adjusting to being a mother of 2 boys now and breastfeeding—I honestly cannot thank God enough for this beautiful miracle. This entire pregnancy wasn’t always the easiest on me, and I thought that I would never do this again, but now that it’s over and I see what my body is capable of again, I would do it 100 times over. The pain is nothing in comparison to what you get out of it.

 Thanks for all of your comments on Instagram as well, they are so sweet and make me so excited about sharing this new incredible chapter with all of you.

As always, thanks much for reading and much love.

-The Lambert Family

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50 Comments

  1. April 11, 2017 / 1:10 AM

    Such a beautiful birth story… and the photos you captured are so touching. Jaxson is just precious and seeing your two boys together is just pure joy. How nice that your mom was there for the whole thing. What a wonderful and happy beginning to your family of four! I hope you’re feeling well and enjoying the first few days with your new addition!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

  2. April 11, 2017 / 1:14 AM

    Oh my! Congretulations!! And what a beautiful name! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story with us! Enjoy!

  3. April 11, 2017 / 1:27 AM

    This is so beautiful Vanessa, your family is a pure capture of love and happiness 💖 It is so wonderful to have hear photos as memories and I can only imagine how thrilled and at bliss you are! So happy this sweet little man is here!

    Lots of love… Sydney
    http://styledbys.ca

  4. April 11, 2017 / 6:05 AM

    I am so happy for you and your family! Jaxon is gorgeous! Being a mom of two boys, I know there will be a special bond between your two sons. Thanks for sharing your story and take it easy as you get back into the groove. Praying for you and your new bundle of joy! XO

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  5. Bubbe
    April 11, 2017 / 6:22 AM

    Great photos! Great story! Congratulations to all five of you.

  6. April 11, 2017 / 6:48 AM

    This is such a beautiful story Vanessa!! I am so excited for you and your family! Congratulations again! Sending so much love!!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  7. April 11, 2017 / 8:27 AM

    Oh, dear V., as I wrote you last week, I sensed It you already had baby Jaxson in your arms! I cannot tell you how happy I am for you and your family and I read the post and yes, I have to cry, for some reasons… Só good your mom is there and you are all so blessed! You 4 look wonderful and the pics with you mom, too! Dear V., I am out of home for a while, so I wiill re-read this Sweet post again and will cry at home, and write you an email in a few days I am very glad that you and Jaxson are fine! Many kisses and hugs! DenisesPlanet.com

  8. April 11, 2017 / 8:30 AM

    I meant the pictures with your mom:) Sorry, comments on mobile get strange (I AM crap at that) 🙂

  9. Aimara
    April 11, 2017 / 9:13 AM

    OMG V! What a story!
    I was so scared when a couple days passed by and you didn’t post anything on IG, but I’m so happy that everything went down just fine!
    Congrats to you and your family. What a beautiful way to describe the miracle of life!
    Hope to see you soon and meet baby Jaxson 🙂
    Sending much love and blessings your way!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  10. April 11, 2017 / 9:48 AM

    This is just amazing!
    I knew you were having your baby when I didn’t see any post here!
    I’m so happy everything went well and that both you and the baby are pretty fine 😀
    Wish you lots of happiness and the best of luck!
    Love,
    xx

    https://thathappymess.com/

  11. April 11, 2017 / 9:52 AM

    Oh what a lovely birth story! Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of your gorgeous little boy! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your time together!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

  12. April 11, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    What a beautiful post, Vanessa! I’m so glad Jaxon is here safely and you are both doing well. Your husband captured so many sweet pictures, I love the one of Kingston meeting Jaxon. They will grow up to be best friends! Congratulations again! So happy for you!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  13. Minobella
    April 11, 2017 / 10:14 AM

    Love the post. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing Vanessa.

  14. Sandi
    April 11, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Great pictures and all of them show the love you all share for each other and for Jaxson! Mothers and sons always share a special bond! <3 <3

  15. April 11, 2017 / 11:52 AM

    Such a sweet sweet story dear Vanessa! Congrats again and enjoy this special time with your family!! Sending lots of love! xo
    Andrea
    http://Www.phdfashionista.com

  16. Heather
    April 11, 2017 / 12:11 PM

    Congrats on your newest addition! What a beautiful family of four! 🙂

  17. April 11, 2017 / 1:11 PM

    What a beautiful birth story! It must have been so wonderful to have your mom by your side too. These pictures are beautiful, your husband did such a great job of capturing all the love. I adore the shot of Kingston meeting Jaxson for the first time, melts my heart. I hope you are doing well and soaking up every moment with Jaxson and your family. Congrats again!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  18. Christine
    April 11, 2017 / 1:38 PM

    This is a beautiful story V! Congrats to you and your family.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    <3
    Christine
    http://tristinstyling.com/blog

  19. April 11, 2017 / 1:57 PM

    Ohhhhh My God!!! This is so beautiful!!! I’m so happy for you V!!! Wishing you and your beautiful family lots of love and blessings!!

    xo Olivia
    http://www.hellooliviablog.com

  20. Dezirae Paige Lambert
    April 11, 2017 / 4:50 PM

    OMG! My baby cousin is so beautiful!!! I can’t wait to meet him. And I can’t wait to see u, Kingston, and Uncle when you come back to California to visit. Your story was amazing and written very well. Love and miss you 4! 💗

  21. Cora
    April 12, 2017 / 5:09 AM

    So happy for you and your family…Great pictures and beautiful story…Congratulations!!!

  22. Andrea Nine
    April 12, 2017 / 6:38 AM

    Oh mama, love you so much! I am over the moon that your darling Jaxson has arrived! You are now a family of four and you’re surrounded by the most handsome man ever! Thank you for sharing his birth story with us, these pictures are amazing and such a treasure for all of the years! You are a strong, beautiful woman and such a great mother! The boys are so blessed to have you and wishing you so much love and hugs!

  23. April 12, 2017 / 7:56 AM

    what a beautiful story! I thought about you over the weekend and am so happy for you!!

    Can’t wait to stay up-to-date …

    Happy Wednesday,
    Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com

  24. April 12, 2017 / 8:18 AM

    I am just in tears Vanessa, I am glad you are okay now and with your baby. I bet it was super scary not being able to move for a while but thank god you are fine now. I cannot wait to see more posts about Jaxson! have a wonderful day gorgeous.

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  25. April 12, 2017 / 11:06 AM

    What a beautiful birth story, Vanessa! You have such a beautiful family!
    I am just smiling as I type this, I know you are enjoying every second with your boys. Kingston is going to be such a good big brother!
    I’m so glad you are doing well now, take it easy and soak it all in!
    PS — Your husband did amazing on these photos!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  26. April 12, 2017 / 2:10 PM

    What a beautiful birth story! Thank you for sharing it with us. You have such a beautiful family and this was truly special to read. Sending you love and best wishes, Vanessa!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  27. April 12, 2017 / 8:07 PM

    The photos are absolutely beautiful, Vanessa! Kingston’s face looking at his little brother is so precious! Glad both you and baby are doing well <3

    Blessings to you and your little family,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  28. April 12, 2017 / 8:17 PM

    Thank you for letting us into this special moment in your life. What a beautiful journey, I hope one day for my husband and I to have the same blessed experience. Anyway enjoy your beautiful family my dear

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  29. April 13, 2017 / 12:57 AM

    I just had to swing by and read this! Congratulations V!! So happy for you xo

  30. April 13, 2017 / 7:54 AM

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch liebe Vanessa! Wunderschöne Fotos!

    Genieße die ersten Tage und Wochen mit Jaxson. Und auch den Besuch deiner Mutter!

  31. April 13, 2017 / 8:28 AM

    When you said an emotional story, I was really worried something had gone wrong during the labour. I’m so happy it all went well! Jaxson is gorgeous, and I’m sure Kingston is going to be really happy he has a brother! So happy for you all!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  32. April 13, 2017 / 1:06 PM

    Oh Vanessa, I’m SO happy for you! Jaxson is beautiful and Kingston is the sweetest big brother! Soak up those new baby moments. XX

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  33. April 13, 2017 / 7:32 PM

    Vanessa I’m so very happy for you and thanks for sharing Jaxson’s beautiful birth story!! The pictures are so precious and remind me of those days with my girls! How wonderful that your mother was able to be there for you, such an amazing start to your new family of four. Enjoy and soak in every minute as it truly does fly by. Congrats again and many blessings to you and your family. Sending lots of love your way V:) xoxo
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  34. Jeanelly
    April 17, 2017 / 10:23 AM

    This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your life, pregnancy and labor with us. I plan on starting a family soon and it’s always nice to see other people’s birth stories.
    Xo
    Jeanie
    http://www.thefashionlotus.com

  35. April 26, 2017 / 3:24 AM

    I’ve been wanting to read your birth story for a long time, but Aiden keeps me busy all the time! He sleeps now so I can finally read your birth story! Honestly, yours really made me cry..I can imagine how you felt at that time! You’re such a brave, strong and powerful woman..I can learn a lot from you:) My mom and Wai also kept me company when I was in labour and it meant a lot to me! I hope all is well with you and your family and once again, congratulations! I hope we can meet each other next year when you’re planning to visit Europe! 😉 Sending much love your way! xo, Vivian

    http://www.viviantse.net

  36. April 26, 2017 / 2:12 PM

    OMG congratulations Vanessa, Jaxson is gorgeous! I just thought of you today and wondered whether you had given birth. Aww hope you’re all doing well, your pictures are fantastic and something you can treasure forever. Wishing lots of love and happiness to you and your family 🙂
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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