First I would like to say thank you for taking the time to read my blog again! I know it had been a long time (4 months) since I have posted anything but I have been spending my days getting to know my beautiful baby boy, Jason Jr.
2 Weeks Old
Everyone tells you that the time flies when you have a baby but honestly I had no idea that it would go by this fast. We have been through countless onsies, diapers and shoes that already no longer fit him! I look at him today and wonder already where the time has gone. He went from a very sleepy (and SO WELL BEHAVED) newborn to a very active happy baby. All of the milestones that he will reach within the next year are completely exciting and I can’t wait to share them with you. So far, the milestones that he has reached have been lifting his head up very well during tummy time (he has always been good at this), holding his own bottle, sitting well on his own, grabbing his feet, teething, etc. I love that every day he surprises me with something new and I can’t wait to share them all with you!
Today was his first Halloween!! He was dressed as a dragon today and I have to admit I thought he looked pretty damn adorable! He wasn’t feeling 100% because he had to have his second round of shots today
dragon and daddy
Oh there he is making some noise, so I will update you later! Thanks for reading!
I may be posting this a week late, but on June 28th at 2:14 pm I was finally introduced to my little 7lb 11oz baby boy who we named Jason James! The second he was in my arms I realized what other mothers were talking about when they talk about the instant love that you feel when you see your newborn. I have never felt anything like it and it is the MOST AMAZING FEELING! It’s so true that you don’t know what love truly is until you hold your newborn for the first time.
Introducing Jason James Jr.
I love this mommy thing, even though I am still getting used to it. With this being my first child, I know I am bound to make a few mistakes here and there but so far I feel like I am getting the hang of it. I did luck out with a really great baby though. He is such a laid back baby and pretty much only cries when he’s hungry or wants to be changed. How did I get so lucky?!
mommy and JJ
Proud Parents! <3
The delivery process was a little bit intense. I went into the hospital for a non-stress test because I was about a week overdue and they also did an ultrasound which showed that there was very little amniotic fluid around the baby. They decided that they were going to induce and that I wasn’t going anywhere until he was born. About 16 hours later they broke my water and 6 hours after that my little man had been introduced to the world! All my body needed was a little push and then it did the rest of the work fairly quickly.
I am really looking forward to all of the new life changes that come along with mommy-hood and I can’t wait to embrace all of the good and bad.
Here are a few more photos of the love of my life:
My brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew came over for a little visit and we got some great pictures of the kids holding Jason that I just had to share!
Cousin Willow and Baby Jason
Cousin Toby and Baby Jason
And to finish things off today here’s a candid photo of Jason with his daddy:
Daddy and Junior!
Thank you everyone for your interest in our growing family, I will keep you updated with the trials and tribulations of raising a son that I assume is going to be just like his daddy! lol
So I am still waiting for the arrival of my little bundle of joy and with every passing minute I get more and more excited at the thought of bringing him into this world! The doctor said that if I don’t have him by next week then they will schedule an induction so please keep your fingers crossed that I have him soon! I don’t have much else to add at this point so I thought I would leave you with a few more photos from our maternity shoot! Enjoy:
The doctor did say that the baby was coming soon and I am not going to lie, I got really excited! Every little ache and pain I think is labour lol. The problem with my excitement is that I am wondering if I’m over analyzing EVERYTHING now! I am SO anxious and excited to meet my son, but at the same time I don’t want him to come any sooner than he is ready to. Anyway, I added a little bit to the nursery so enjoy and take a look:
Today was a good day! Not only did I get to see a few of the maternity photos, but I finished getting all of the stuff I need for my hospital bags so I am pretty much ready to go at any time. I mean, I am prepared for the stay and ready in that sense, but who is truly ready to deliver a baby??? Once the doctor told us that the baby is coming soon it really lit a fire under our asses to get everything done! I feel SO much more relaxed now that I have everything packed and ready to go so I am not scrambling trying to remember everything when D-Day comes! Now it’s time for me to kick up my feet an just take a breather FINALLY! It might actually help with my poor cankles that I have going on right now too lol
I will update you with photos when my little man arrives!
On Sunday Jason and I went to get some maternity photos done with my talented sister-in-law Kelly and I must say that I LOVE them! I really can’t wait for when she does newborn and toddler photos of Junior! Here are a few photos and if anyone is in the GTA and looking to get photos done you can contact Kelly here:
T-Minus ANY DAY NOW!
On our last trip to the OB/GYN he reminded me more than once to make sure my bags are pack for the hospital stay and also said that the baby is coming really soon! I CAN’T WAIT!!!! I am glad he let us know so that I can be a little bit more prepared, but at the same time I am SO anxious and excited to meet my son that it’s almost unbearable! All I want is a healthy little boy and I can’t wait for the day he arrives!
I am half way through week 36 of my pregnancy and my body is killing me!!! I wake up every morning with intense back pain and a lot of pressure in my pelvis and I know this is common for many women but I am going to whine about it anyway lol.
I was born with Hip Dysplasia which is a condition where the hip is not fully developed and was detected by a “click” sound. This meant that while I was a baby I had to be in a Pavlik Harness for a long time to ensure that my joints developed properly.
I asked my OB/GYN about this in regards to the pregnancy and if would complicate anything for me. The doctor told me that if I could make a baby, then I shouldn’t have any problem delivering a baby. I am choosing to believe this but sometimes I feel like he clearly has NEVER been a pregnant woman experiencing all of the pains that come along with it. Also, I am wondering if it was the problems that I had as a baby that are affecting me now. Has anyone else experienced this??
I said that I would keep you posted on the progress of the nursery, so here it goes:
The bedding that we found was incredibly cheap because the store is going out of business. I am loving the idea of quality things for very reasonable prices;
bedding that we got for only $20
love this blanket
I have heard that this fish aquarium is a life saver for many babies! I know my friend’s two sons both loved this thing! Thanks again for the gift Amy!
The blue, red and white bins were found in a dollar store! How can you go wrong??
Night stand and lamp
We got this night stand and lamp for $20 combined. The books were given to us at the baby shower and the Winnie the Pooh box came as a newborn starter kit (with diapers, wipes, change pads and a stuffy included).