Saturday, February 26, 2011

Two months old....ALREADY!!

When we had Matthew...everyone would tell me how the time was going to fly by and before I know it he would be 2 years old. I didn't believe them but looking back on it they were right. I do remember, however, that the first couple of months seemed to creep by so slowly. You see Matthew was a cryer....he cried all day long in pain with reflux and was very colicky. I spent most of the day at wits end and questioning everything I was doing. Most of the time I would cry right along with him. Looking back, I probably didn't feed him enough...I should have listened to his hunger signs but then again I didn't know what the heck I was doing because I was too stubborn to get any help from a lactation consultant or the La Leche League.

Since I learned (the hard way) that I didn't know it all...I decided to swallow my pride (this time around) and go to LLL meetings and now my SIL is studying to be a lactation consultant so I have a GREAT support group. Jackson's first two months have literally FLOWN by. I can't believe how much he has grown and changed. I miss him so much as a scrawny little guy and have almost forgotten the feeling of holding my little man for the first time. I wish I could rewind back to Dec. 22 just to do it all over again. He has been and is one of the sweetest, mild tempered little guys I have ever seen or been around. Now he is vaccinated and growing into a little man...oh so quickly.

Now Jackson is nursing 8-12 times per day...usually grazing or cluster feeding all afternoon about 3-4 days per week. He also like to eat/graze from 9 til 11 every night. I think he is mostly using me as a pacifier and is not getting milk the entire time but he loves the comfort =) I think he does overeat at times which leads him to throw up...but he is very healthy.

At the doctor he weighed 13 lbs 3 oz....he was 23 inches long.

That puts him in the 62nd percentile for weight and 31st for height. Matthew was much smaller at 2 months but it was before he lost interest in eating.

He is starting to track and follow with his eyes and he will smile back at me when I smile at him. We are still working on getting him to lift his head during tummy time...I am kinda bad about getting him on his tummy for tummy time on a daily basis. He kinda gets upset on his tummy (quite possibly because he overeats).

He loves going to church, hanging out with daddy, eating and has went to his first union meeting (a true Jimmy Hoffa in the making).

Here are some pictures of my little Jackson at 2 months...











Just for comparison...here is a side by side picture of Matthew at 2 months and Jackson at 2 months.



Jackson...you are so special to me and I can't wait for you to do all of your "firsts" but slow down a little....your growing up way too fast!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snip..snip and the curls were gone

Since Nana and Tia Kay Kay are visiting I decided to take Matthew to get his first haircut so they could be here for the event.

Here is the before shot...



Here are a few of the actual haircut... (note...he was NOT happy about this at all)







Here is the after shot... =( the curls are gone!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My new Valentine

Even though he was grumpy...he is still a cutie pie.



I can't believe this is the same outfit that Matthew wore on his first Valentine's day.

Here is Matthew on Valentine's Day 2009.



Can you believe how much bigger Jackson is than Matthew was at around the same age?










Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spit-up and more spit-up

The last few days I have had flashbacks to Matthew and all of his spit-up and reflux problems. Jackson has been spitting up or throwing up A LOT since last Saturday. It got so bad yesterday that it was almost every meal. Luckily this afternoon he seemed to keep everything down. Tonight all he wanted to do was eat so he started spitting up bordering on throw-up again. I called the doctor but unfortunately I talked to the 'other' doctor at Dr. Goosby's practice and I do not necessarily trust this guy. He advised me to go to the emergency room and have an ultrasound done. He thinks that there could be something wrong with his stomach tightening up and the only treatment is SURGERY. I can't help but think that I am overreacting on the throw-up/spit-up situation. I don't want to ignore a problem but I also don't want to go and spend a long time in the emergency room with a less than 2 month old just to find out he is perfectly fine and then he gets some strange illness from being at the emergency room!!! Please pray that the vomiting will go away or at least get better so we can hold off until he gets his 2 month shots. I also would like to talk to Dr. Goosby about this situation and get a 2nd opinion.

In the mean time he is still eating VERY WELL and pooping and peeing so I know things are getting through his system.

On a happier note....here are a few pics from his 7 week photo shoot.











Happy Friday!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fun Sunny Saturday Morning

I think that we are about the only place in the United States that can say we had a nice warm Saturday!! In fact the last couple of days SCREAMS springtime in Miami =) We have had highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s and the lows have been in the 60s. I know, I know lucky me!!

Another reason I am lucky is I have the cutest, bestest, sweetest two boys in the whole wide world.



We got Jackson a play mat with a Toys R Us gift card and the boys had a photo shoot while playing this morning. Matthew seems to adore his little brother and he is SOOO proud to 'introduce' him to other people. We have been taking Matthew to his daycare every now and then and the first time I brought Jackson in he was so proud to announce his brother to all of his friends.

Here are my boys =)







Friday, February 4, 2011

Post of Pics

















My Boys!!!