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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hymns and Bottles

This past weekend Josh and I decided to take Baby J with us to church.  He'll be 4 weeks tomorrow, so we figured he's big enough to survive the first hour of church. 
As we pulled up to our building, he starting screaming like someone had pinched his chubby legs. I started to panic a bit, but he soon stopped and we made it on time to our 1pm church. I never thought it was possible to be late to 1pm church, but on regular days I'm lucky to have my shower by then.
Lately Baby J has been going through a growth spurt and wanting to eat what feels like every half hour.  I pumped a bottle for church just in case, but he was a champ and slept the whole time.
When we'd sing hymns he'd coo like he was singing a long, so cute!
This is his outfit. He didn't wear pants because he doesn't fit any of them yet and frankly, why wear pants when you've got cute chubby legs to show off?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Precious moments

No I'm not doing a blog post on those sweet porcelain dolls called Precious Moments, but on this:
 Daddy comforting Jackson after he peed all over his outfit. Babies bring out the best in men.  Josh said it the best, " The first time I saw my son, I instantly felt a need to protect him. I love my little gummi bear!"
You can't see it all that well, but his outfit says, "Daddy's All star"

Perfect scenario

 I've been thinking, being Grandparents is the best gig.  You get to hold and kiss and spoil the cute babies till your heart's content.  Then, when they need a diaper change, start fussing, or just spit up and blew out their diaper at the same time, you can kindly hand them back to their parents. 
Jackson's grandparents LOVE him so much.  Grandpa Scott holds him all through Sunday dinners while Josh and I eat.  I'll sneak a peak at him, and he's always staring at him, smiling, and will talk to him too.  So cute! My SIL loves to hold him too, he's a lucky baby.
Grandma Lee Lee and G-pa Scott holding Calvin & Jackson

Grandma Lee Lee held both grandsons like this for about an hour, she was in heaven

mom and dad

This is what has been going on in our house lately. . .

 Because this little nugget thinks 11pm is 11am . . .
Josh has snuck a few of me and the babe sleeping too, but their on his phone. You better believe I sleep when he sleeps, even if it is 4 in the afternoon.

Bath Time

ps right after this photo, he peed ALL over, bad timing
 Baby J was not a big fan of the sponge baths. Even though I kept him wrapped up the whole time, and only exposing portions of his little body to quickly soap down and then dry off, he was not a fan.
Now that we can do real baths, meaning he gets to be completely submerged in the water, he LOVES it! He'd sit in there all day if he could.  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of him actually in the water (I only have 2 hands people) but not to worry, I'll try and take one on Saturday when Josh is home to help.
I just love his big belly, it's satisfying as a mom to see your baby plump up

All clean and happy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby J

Jackson is almost 2 weeks old and. . .
He's lost his umbilical cord
started shedding some of that newborn skin
loves eating every 2 hours or so and gets a really cute 'milk drunk' face
loves chillin with dad watching preseason football
laughs at daddy when he kisses his forehead
sleeps 99.9% of the time
an expert at peeing on the walls, on his clothes, and anywhere but his diaper
loves snuggling and sleeping in with mom
loves his baths

This is the 'milk drunk' face

Cousin Calvin and Jackson
My sister in-law Whitney took all these great photos. To see more click visit her blog    


Monday, August 8, 2011

The baby story

Hmm I'm not quite sure how to start this, so I guess I'd better start from the beginning.  (sorry it's so long, but this is also for my own log).
My mom got a one way ticket to UT from Seattle about 2 weeks ago when I was 37 weeks pregnant.  At all my Dr. apt's my Dr. has been saying that I'll probably have this baby early because I started dilating so early.  So, as soon as I could be off bed rest, my mom flew in for mommy boot camp.
The first night she was here we went on a really long walk.  The next day we went on 3 long walks. . . we really wanted baby to come so my mom could be here for it.  That night my body started changing and I had a few signs that labor was close. I got all excited and the following days we continued sleeping, eating, and lots of walking!
Monday night I thought my water was leaking, so we went to labor and delivery with all our bags packed hoping I was dilated or that in fact my water was leaking so I could be admitted.  Unfortunately, neither was true (embarrassing I know).
Tuesday I had my 38 week check up and my Dr. decided to strip my membranes (hurts pretty bad).  That night Josh had a wedding to DJ so my mom and I went on a really long walk, it was beautiful outside and wasn't too hot.  Then we had to end the walk with some delicious frozen yogurt.  Earlier that day, my sisters had come over and completely pampered me, a foot massage and all.  So, it really was a perfect day.
That night around 2 am I started having really bad contractions (I've been contracting for the last 3 months, but the pain was nothing like the ones I had previously felt). I timed them for an hour and they were 7 minutes apart.  I felt stupid for going into labor and delivery the night before, so I decided to take a warm bath and see if they'd calm down.  They didn't.  So I tried to sleep for another 1/2 hour, and they only seemed to get worse.  So, around 4 am I woke Josh and my mom up and told them they needed to get ready and that I needed to leave in about a half hour or I was going to cry.
On our way to the hospital the contractions got much worse with every bump, but I was controlling the pain pretty well with some good breathing.  I checked in, and they checked me.  I was 4cm dilated and 90% effaced.  They admitted me, and about an hour later I got an epidural.  I was at a 5 now, and they wanted to break my water in 45 minutes.  The Dr. came into break my water, after I was a 7.  About 30 minutes later I was at a 9 and getting ready to push.  My Dr. wasn't there yet, so the nurse, my mom, and Josh helped me push until the baby's head was crowned.  She made me stop pushing to wait for my Dr.
As soon as my Dr. showed up I pushed for 15 minutes more, and baby Jackson had arrived at 9:48am, 6lbs 14oz, 21 1/2 inches and beautiful.
It was such an amazing experience.  I really couldn't have hoped for a better delivery.  An epidural is amazing and I highly recommend it.  It made the whole process so much more calm. Josh was a champ throughout the whole experience and even cut the cord! I couldn't have done it without my mom either, I love that she's always there for me.
3 days before delivery

skin-to-skin right after birth

daddy and Jackson
We're all doing very well, and we're happy and healthy=D