Tuesday, January 13, 2009

One month old

Oh my god, how is it possible that Jackson is already a month old? Time is going by way too fast, which makes me very sad since he is likely the last baby we'll have. How can I enjoy this time in Jackson's life if it is over before I know it? Anyway, I took him to the doctor for his checkup and he's doing great. He's already up to 10 pounds 2.5 ounces, so he's gaining more than enough weight. He's also started to sleep fairly well at night. He still wakes up every 3 hour on average, but he goes right back to sleep, which is enough for me at this point. I would love longer stretches of sleep at night, but for now I'm happy that he doesn't wake up to eat and then want to hang out for an hour before going back to sleep. Even though our life is even crazier now, Jackson fits into our family perfectly and we are so glad he's here!
I also wanted to add a comment to Katie about traveling so soon with Jackson. I know I would not have been able to take a trip like that when Emma or Nathan were only 4 weeks old. I was really uncomfortable for a good 6 weeks after having Emma and there would have been no way I could have sat in a car for that long. I didn't feel as bad after Nathan, but I probably still would not have wanted to go. I really can't believe how great I feel this time around. Of course I'm tired, but I'm not in any pain like I was after having Emma. I just wanted you to know everyone feels differently after having a baby, and I don't want you to be upset if you don't even feel like wearing real clothes for 6 weeks after your baby arrives. Good Luck and I'm waiting for the big announcement!


  1. Wow, time really does fly by!!!

    The new picture on your blog is CUTE! :)

  2. Are you sure he's already a month old?? Maybe your lack of sleep has made time fly by faster than you think. I am certain you only had him last week! :)

    Thanks for the clarity. I hope I feel as great as you do, but it's fine if I don't. I would just like to head up to MO as soon as I can so everyone can see him, but am worried about how I will feel.