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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Owen is here!

Just wanted to put a quick post up and let you know that Baby Boy Maynard has arrived! AND he has a name…Owen!

I was scheduled for an induction, but ended up going into labor on my own a few hours earlier. Unfortunately there were some complications and we ended up having a very fast emergency c-section, but both Owen and I are doing very well now and we go home tomorrow!

Thank you ALL for your baby name ideas, well wishes and support! Off to snuggle with my son…


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    Congratulations on the new addition!!! πŸ™‚

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    Congratulations! If our second daughter had been a boy, she would have been an Owen too!
    Take care after having the c-section. I had two… take it easy on yourself!

    • Jane Maynard

      this is my first experience with a cesearan…I will follow your wise advice to a t! πŸ™‚

    • Amy

      Try not to rush yourself. I am clearly not an expert in the field but I have had two sections. Walk around when you feel like it… sit down a lot.. and promise me (even though you do not know me) that you will not lift anything heavier than your new baby for the next few weeks. It is so hard when you have older children that you want to pick up and hold too… don’t do it! As hard as it may seem… be gentle with yourself…and make up for lost time with your older children after you are done healing inside. πŸ™‚

    • I’ve had 2 c-sections also and I agree about not picking up heavy stuff! After my second c-section a hernia formed months later where the scar was and I had to have a hernia repair. Then about a week later I found out I was pregnant with #3! Anyway, a hernia repair surgery is a loooong recovery because I couldn’t pick up my kids (ages 1 & 2 now) for 6 whole weeks while it healed! Luckily my MIL came for the whole 6 weeks to help out a LOT (I’m so grateful for her) but I felt so bad that I couldn’t even pick up my own babies. :/ Anyway, take it sloooow for the next 6 weeks – even if you feel 100% better!

    • Michelle

      I couldn’t agree more with Amy. Stay on top of your pain meds they give you and don’t skip it. Set the timer if u need to. Also, don’t decide the pain has gone away long before you run out. It will come and go as you heal. Im sure you will have help…take full advantage.
      I had to explain to my near three year old that “mommy had a big owie and couldn’t pick him up”. So we made a little calendar of the day when I knew I would be in the clear and we would cross off the days. He hot used to it and understood the waiting part and I think the visual helped a lot.
      May you heal well and may you enjoy every wonderful second with Baby Owen, Congrats!

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks for all the great insight, ladies!!!!!

  3. Congratulations Jane – he’s beautiful…hope you are recovering well and enjoying getting to know your baby boy!


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    Congratulations! He is gorgeous!! Be well!!

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    Stephanie P.

    Love the pic, adore the name! I hope you heal quickly. I’m sure Owen’s big sisters are already fawning all over their baby brother! Enjoy the family time, let everyone else use the kitchen for awhile.

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

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    Omgoodness, congratulations!! Glad you all made it out safely- and w/a super-cute little boy! Boys are so fun- we have three kids, and two are boys…wishing you a quick recovery! πŸ™‚

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    Congratulations to you are your growing family. I wish you happiness, joy and SLEEP!

    He’s gorgeous!


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    What a doll!!! Many congrats and best wishes to you and your family! πŸ™‚

  9. He’s beautiful! Congratulations! I’m so glad all is well. Welcome to the world Owen.

  10. How precious! Congratulations and thanks for sharing the happy news. Glad mom and baby are doing so well!

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    congratulation, he is adorable and looks so cute! thanks for sharing! xx j

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    Congrats! He is adorable! I like the name Owen! I like babies! ha ha I hate my one an only c-section. That’s why I have all v-backs after that!

  13. Amazing!! Congratulations to you and your family!

  14. Congratulations on your precious baby boy! Glad that you are both doing well!

  15. He’s gorgeous! Congrats! Here’s to a quick recovery and many snuggle sessions to come!

  16. Congrats!! Darling, and I just love the name Owen. Glad you’re okay. Enjoy your snuggle time and take it easy!!

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    Debbie Ward

    Congratulations Jane and the Maynard family. I’m a 2 time c-section veteran. You’ll do fine. Just remember to take it easy, don’t push yourself too hard, and listen to your boyd. So precious.

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    Oh, congratulations!! He looks gorgeous and I absolutely love the name Owen.

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    What a precious and sweet boy. Enjoy your son πŸ™‚

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    Marie M

    He’s gorgeous! God bless, always a blessing to welcome a new one into the world! Relax, enjoy this respite and come back refreshed!

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    Liz Brown

    Live the name Owen! Glad you are both doing fine! Congratulations!!

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    congratulations! he’s a cutie!

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    He is lovely! Blessings!

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    So precious! Congratulations

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    Such wonderful news! Congratulations!! So glad to hear that you’re both doing well after what sounds like a difficult delivery. Love the name Owen. Great choice! And what a gorgeous little boy.

  26. Yay!! Congrats to you and your growing family, Jane! And Owen is a perfect name for such a cute little guy. πŸ™‚

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    Owen is a great name! Congrats to you and your family…

  28. Congratulations! Owen is such a lovely name! He’s adorable.

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    Congratulations and welcome to a very handsome baby boy with a beautiful name. So happy for you and your family.

  30. We were beginning to worry about you! So glad to hear you and Owen are healthy and happy! God bless you during the “adjustment period” when you all get back home! You’re in our thoughts!

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    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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    Jennifer Yeomans

    Congratulations he is adorable.

  33. He is darling, Jane. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on a beautiful and healthy baby boy! xoxo Good luck with the c-section recovery. That doesn’t sound fun at all.

  34. Awww, I love the name Owen! Very sweet. I’ve been checking your blog three times a day since Sunday for baby news! Glad you’re all doing well. My daughter was almost a c-section because she had cord wrap around her neck, but we were lucky to dodge that because she came out so quickly.

    Rest up! And get take-out! A lot!

  35. Congratulations Jane! Welcome to the world Owen! Jane, You’ve ‘cooked’ up a beautiful baby boy. I wish you all the best and lots of sleep.

  36. Congratulations! He is beautiful!! I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery from the surgery.

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    Welcome to the world, Owen! Enjoy your little man. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    Wendy D


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    Jenn A

    Love the name and what a cutie!

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    Beautiful baby!

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    Karleigh S.

    Congratulations to you and your family. πŸ™‚ He is a beauty!

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    Congratulations on your new little gift. He’s beautiful:) Although we don’t know one another,I have felt the excitement for this new babe and I’ve been checking your blog several times a day to see Owen’s grand entrance. Thanks so much for sharing such an beautiful, momentous life experience.

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    Megan Flowers

    Welcome to the world little guy!! Congratulations to the family!!!

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    Congratulations! He’s perfect.

  45. Congratulations for your new little addition. He is adorable! Take care of yourself and let others pamper you for the next few weeks. I had two c-sections and was well pampered after each one. I will be having a 3rd one in the spring as well.

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    Congratulations! He’s a cutie!

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    Casey B.

    Congrats! He is absolutely adorable! Owen is a great name! πŸ™‚

  48. Owen is perfect!!! What a cute little bundle of BOY! How exciting that you now get to say you have daughters AND a son! How special! <3 Congratulations!!
    p.s.- Enjoy him!!

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    *gasp* I’m so glad you’re OK! Can’t wait to meet him.

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    Congratulations! He is beautiful. My best advice for new moms: stay in your pajamas for as long as possible (we’re talking weeks here). As soon as you put on “real” clothes, everyone thinks you are fine and ready to tackle life at full steam. Pajamas are your friend!

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    Happy Birth Day!! Congrats!!

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    Congratulations! Great name!

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    Nicholle Cousino

    He is an amazing baby – beautiful!!

    I had an un-scheduled c-section at the last minute with my daughter, and it can be kinda scary when you’re not prepared for it. Strangely the recovery from the c-section was a piece of cake compared to the migraine headache I had for about 1 week after I got home from the hospital =(

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    Krsitine N

    Congratulations, he is beautiful. Please take the advise on the C-sections…. I have had two… Be kind to yourself – rest as much as you can.

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    Congratulations! Welcome baby Owen!!

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    quel beau bébé! toutes mes félicitations!Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯

  57. Owen…how sweet. Congrats. I hope your recovery goes well.

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    Congratulations to you & your family. Wishing Owen a happy, healthy & joyful life.

  59. Congratulations!! He looks like such a sweetheart, and Owen seems the perfect name for him! So happy for you and your family! πŸ™‚

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    I love the name- it would have been my first choice for a boy if my sister-in-law hadn’t gotten there first.

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    Congratulations, Jayne! I am so happy for you! Children are such a blessing! A perfect name for a perfect boy! πŸ™‚

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    Yipppeee!!! I’m so happy for you. He is adorable Jane, I can’t wait to meet him. Great name, he looks like an Owen:) Take care of yourself.

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    Congratulations on a beautiful baby and a great name! My Owen turned three on the 25th! Happy birthday to you too.

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    Awww, what a lovely boy!!! He’s got a nicely defined nose like #LilV [I came here after seeing my sis VDog’s response to your tweet!]

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    Congratulations!! A great name for a very cute boy.

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    Darling! Congrats, Jane. I look forward to meeting him soon πŸ™‚

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    Jane Maynard

    thank you everyone for all of your sweet, wonderful comments. we are so blessed to be surrounded by so much love, both “in real life” and here through the blog. thank you all!!

    and for those of you sharing your c-section advice, I REALLY appreciate it. this is new territory for me and your info has been very helpful. and I have been sufficiently scared into taking it easy…I promise I’ll be good!

  68. Congratulations, Jane! Owen is adorable and I love the name. Happy to know you are both doing well and looking forward to more pictures. Take care!

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    I’m late the party but wanted to congratulate you on little Owen! I hope everyone is doing well and that you’re resting and enjoying your new bundle of love!

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    This is great. I’m due in a month!!!! Oh, and congrats to you and your family.

  71. congratulations! owen is precious πŸ™‚

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    Kelly B

    Congratulations on the arrival of Baby Owen! We just welcomed our second son, Tristan, on September 23. He was also an emergency C-section – my first, definitely an interesting experience! Anyway, I love your blog and have loved hearing about your pregnancy as I progressed through mine! πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

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    Glad you’re back at DailyBuzz, Jane. Congratulations to you from Parenting Squad on this precious new gift! I love the name (and the photo).

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