Friday, January 28, 2011

Jackson Morris

Jackson weighed in at 10 lbs 7 oz on Wednesday at his 1 month check-up. He has gained almost 3 pounds since his birth and grew from 20 inches to 21 and 1/2 inches. This exciting news leads me to my next rant. When he was born he was Coombs positive. This means that his blood type and mine were not compatable and he had a greater chance to be jaundice (which he never was). The nurses were absolutely persistant that I give him formula to flush out the first few poops...although he pooped like 6 times on the first day he didn't poop again until late in the afternoon on day two and they all got worried and everything. He was also having trouble peeing until he got home.

I never posted anything about this because I tried to rid my mind of all of the negativity I was getting around my insistance on breastfeeding. Anyway, by the end of the second day he had lost more than 10% of his birthweight which set off all kinds of alarms with the nurses and the doctor. I was forced to give him formula (all the while I was an hysterical mess because of the mania). To make matters worse, his doctor (who I absolutely LOVE) tried to get me to supplement with formula. He gave me some very bad advice about breastfeeding then finishing with a couple of ounces of formula. Luckily I didn't listen and now he weighes over 10 lbs. I am so proud that I stuck my ground and now Jackson is exclusively breastfeeding.

Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will have some new pictures posted.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

One Month ALREADY!!!!



This little guy is one month old today!!! I can't believe it has already been a month since we were sitting in the hospital waiting for the nurses to bring little Jackson to me. This is what he looked like at 1 day old...He has changed so much already.



I will be taking him to the doctor on Wednesday so I will have his stats then.

Just for comparison, here is a picture of Matthew Wayne at one month old!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

3 weeks

I can't believe that it has already been over 3 weeks since Jackson was born. With Matthew the first few weeks passed by so slowly but Jackson's first month seems to be flying by.





Since I am breastfeeding the doctor wants to check Jackson's weight more frequently because Matthew had such a hard time gaining weight. Last Wednesday he weighed 8 lbs 15.9 oz...which means he has gained a pound and a half since he was born. If you count the fact that he lost A LOT of weight in the hospital the first 3 days he has gained over 2 pounds from his lowest weight.

Here is a picture that is a side by side comparison of Matthew and Jackson at around the same age.



Me and my boys!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Smile!!!

Jackson is growing and growing...last week I did another photo shoot with Jackson and Matthew. I think Jackson actually smiled at me!!!





Matthew is still doing great being a big brother!!! Although I am very nervous about being here all by myself with the boys next week when Seth goes back to work. Jackson loves to cluster feed and Matthew takes that opportunity to "act out" and see how much trouble he can get into. I think he is a tad jealous that I have to spend so much time with Jackson. He still shows lots of love towards Jackson.



Also, yesterday I actually fit into my pre-prego jeans!!! Yes, less than 3 weeks since giving birth.



Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Matthew

OK...So Dec. 29th passed me by and I completely forgot to blog about my little Matthew. Even though we had his party back at the beginning of the month...I still wanted to and meant to wish him a happy birthday on his actual birthday.

At 2 years old...Matthew loves ELMO and all things Seseme Street. He also has started to LOVE bananas and apples. He is in love with Jackson and seems to be adjusting very well to being a big brother.

He weighes right at 24 pounds and loves to play outside with his daddy.

Matthew Wayne!!! You are the love of my life and I can't wait to see what is going to happen next for you =)





Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

Hi everyone,

My time to blog has been limited the last few days...due to a very hungry baby boy. Luckily, he is sleeping right now so I thought I would post a short update.

Jackson is doing great at night...knock on wood...he wakes about every 3 hours to eat which I am counting my blessings on that one. Matthew seems to be adjusting extremely well except for some terrible two's moments. He has developed a habit of putting his hands in his diaper and loosening it only to pee all over himself. It is rather frustrating but he is GREAT with Jackson.

Before I go tonight. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!

Here are some updated pictures of Jackson.