Sunday, December 7, 2008

11 Months Old

It is unbelievable to me that it was nearly a year ago that Jackson entered this world. Like I mentioned in a previous post, the emotions are heavy at times. So many memories. I was on bed rest at this point in time last year, trying to make sure Jackson didn't come too soon. If you didn't see pictures of me prior to delivering, here are a few my friend Monique took:





Now keep in mind these were taken right before I went into the hospital at 32.5 weeks! Right before the C-section, my doctor wanted to take a fundal height measurement to see how big I was. (For those of you who didn't know, I had excess amniotic fluid, also known as polyhydramnios. And excess was no understatement.) Typically, a woman measures 40cm at 40 weeks. At 34 weeks, I measured 55cm - the size of a woman having triplets. Crazy. And, honestly, not very cute. (At least in my estimation.)

Well, here is our boy at 11 months! He is recovering really well from surgery, getting better day by day.


We are so grateful for all of those people who showed us love and support when we arrived home from his surgery. Thank you to the Caldwells, Soderins, Eckerts, Sisemores, Siems and the Bradshaws for the amazing meals! We love you all.

Jackson loves books.


However, we're trying to teach him that loving them does not mean eating them...



We just love that hair! Correction: I love it, and well, Daniel is just jealous...

3 comments:

Joy Howse said...

Sounds like you had some pretty scary times concerning his birth as well. It is amazing how strong these situations can make us. I can't believe your PS doesn't make him wear restraints. I would be worried he might do damage to his repair (or maybe those were presurgery pictures). Each plastic surgeon is so different. And as far as the hair is concerned, I always tease my husband that he wants me to get Aiden's hair cut because he is jealous of how much he has (he is also folicly challenged, as he puts it). I birth hairy kids but have a balding husband - such is life. :)

Jenny said...

Oh you poor poor woman! I mean, you are blessed with a beautiful baby ... but 55 cm!!!!! Wow... doesn't it just feel wonderful not being pregnant anymore? I know it was only 3 months ago for me... but, I love having my "somewhat" flat tummy back. Ahhh, to sleep on my stomach. :-)

eva said...

It was so fun seeing you guys and meeting Jackson! He is such a sweet boy. Love you all :)