World, Please Welcome Maxon Jacob Guzek

Maxon Tyler Guzek at 90 minutes old

Maxon Jacob Guzek at 90 minutes old

Melanie went into active labor about 8:00 a.m. on Friday after her water broke at 3:45 a.m. We got to the hospital at 10:00 a.m. and she started pushing the little rascal out at 1:30 p.m. At 2:21 p.m. he took his first breaths. We are grateful it all went so quick, but it was still a very painful experience (she declined drugs of any kind). Despite the pain she kept her eye on the prize and never complained. Amazing. It’s pretty crazy to start your day having no idea you are going into labor and then find yourself holding your son before the cafeteria closes for lunch. He weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz and measured 19 3/4 inches long. He had a huge mess of brown hair.

Mom and Baby

Mom and Baby

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32 thoughts on “World, Please Welcome Maxon Jacob Guzek

  1. Yes, I’m up. It is 3:30 in the morning. I might as well be there with little Maxon Jacob! What a precious video. He is adorable.

  2. Okay. I’ve watched the video more than a couple times. I’ve emailed it and I’ve posted it on Facebook. When are you coming home to visit?

  3. Mike & Melanie! Congratulations on Maxon Jacob! He is PERFECT! And his “First Movie” is precious. How wonderful for you all!

  4. Hi everyone,
    I’ve been too busy taking, downloading and uploading photos and then texting and talking and all sorts of ings to say THANK YOU to everyone from both Melanie and I for all you well wishes. Others sharing the joy with you makes the experience loads more fun. I’ll keep the blog current with photos over the next few days. There are a few neat things I’ll be posting this weekend. Stay tuned!

    Oh, Maxon says [sleep sleep sleep….wind up like a cry is coming….goes away…. sleep sleep…twitch….crinkly face….REALLY crinkly face….back to sleep…sleep….squeak….sleep….] He loves you guys!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! i love his name! he’s beautiful!! i guess that happens when you have the handsomest guy in the facebooksphere and an ROCK STAR of a non-drug-having mommy for parents! i love the video and can’t wait to see more! welcome to parenthood you two! it’s a pretty cool place!!

  6. such happy news! welcome to your life little maxon (great name!)!!!!!! we are so glad it all went so smoothly and that youre all cocooned in getting to know each other. hooray!!!!!

  7. HUGE congratulations from Jodee and I. We are SO happy for you guys, and want to tell Maxon just how lucky he is.

    However, Mike, gotta tell you: I am a semi-expert lip reader; and, I believe I did see the little guy say “Go Blue Devils.”

    Maybe not; but, you may want to keep an eye on this.

    Much, much happiness. Best, Barry & Jodee.

  8. Mike and Melanie
    Congratulations! Welcome to the world of parenthood! He looks like a pretty happy guy and I hope he learns to sleep through the night quickly. Let him know Daddy has an ironman in a few months. Best wishes to you both and get as much rest as you can!
    Mike and Mel

  9. awesome video. I picture Mike napping the same way, but with more drool.

    i’m excited to follow Maxon’s tweets and youtube videos as I’m sure Mike will have several up in the coming days/weeks/months/years.

    Huge CONGRATS and wishing the Guzeks all the best!

    kirk

  10. Maxon, congratulations….you made it! Mike and Mel, congrats to you two as well on a job well done, and welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood! It is only starting as you know, I will give you the short version of how my night ended…, Ali, “Dad, Ben hit me”, Ben, “Well she hit me first”… Me, “No hitting from either of you”, Ben and Ali, “Don’t look at me, no, you stop looking at me”….. but for now, just enjoy he is a handsome devil and is lucky to have two great parents.

    Good luck, hope you all are getting some rest when you can.

    Uncle Scott (I just love saying that!)

  11. What a sweetheart, Mike & Melanie! Y’ALL DONE GOOD (a NC expression). He is a lucky little fellow to join such a wonderful family. Enjoy every minute with him, and give him a big hug & kiss from the Ledbetters. And then there were three!

  12. Yippee!!! He’s finally here! We are so excited for you guys and happy that everything wen’t smoothly. He is a BEAUTIFUL baby boy 🙂 Melanie, you are a rockstar! xxoo

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