We are overjoyed for FPC instructor, Carolyn, and new baby Max! We all miss her dearly at the studio and can’t wait for her to get back to strengthening our butts and arms soon. In the meantime, she’s home soaking up all the new baby snuggles and adjusting to life as a mom of 2.
Check out her birth story below!
Introducing Max Murphy Tallents!
Inheriting his punctuality from his parents, Baby Max began his journey into the world on his due date of March 11th, and officially arrived at 1:49am the next day at 8lb 15oz and 22.5 inches long.
When my early labor began in the afternoon, we headed to the hospital at the advice of our doctor – only to be told it was too soon to be admitted, but that we shouldn’t go all the way back home. Believe it or not, there are very few places in Midtown where one would feel comfortable laboring, so my husband and I checked into a hotel (now referred to as our “baby-moon”) where we dined on deli sandwiches and watched “The Voice” from the comfort of a hotel bed.
Not even 2 hours later, we were in a cab back to the hospital with contractions that were less than 2 minutes apart. After going from 4 to 10cm in 30 minutes, Max made a fast and furious entrance and was out in 5 pushes!
While labor and delivery was shorter and way more intense this time around, I felt strong, knowledgeable and as physically prepared as possible to get through it (thank you FPC!)
We are all home now, recovering well and adjusting to life as a family of 4. Charlie has been an amazing big brother so far (despite us having to say “gentle please!” a billion times a day!) and I know they will eventually be best of friends.
Looking forward to getting back into the studio soon and can’t wait to see everyone!
Lots of FPC Love,