Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2 Weeks

Jackson had his 2 week check up yesterday. He likes to show off at the doctor's office. This usually involves a diaper change and an outfit change. And one embarrassed mom.

The first time he went to the doctor's, he had a dirty diaper and decided he wanted to "mark his territory" and spray the examination room while we were changing him. He got an outfit change.

Yesterday when we went to the doctor's, he also had a dirty diaper (we really do check before we go). I learned my lesson last time and covered him so he couldn't spray anything. Well, when we were swapping the dirty diaper for the clean one, he urinated all over the examination table and his outfit. Another outfit change.

Little show off.

Luckily, we weren't the ones that had to clean it up. Unluckily, the nurse had to clean it. I bet she's going to cringe every time she sees Jackson's name.

Anyways, here are his 2 week stats:

Weight: 10 lb 4 oz (90th percentile)
Height: 22.5 in (96th percentile)
Head Circumference: 37.25 cm (55th percentile)

Big boy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jackson Stephens

Jackson is finally here!

He arrived early Sunday morning. He was here just in time to welcome the first snow fall of the season. Lucky boy.

He was a whopping 9 lbs 11 oz. 20 inches long. He also has a head full of hair and the cutest dimples. He barely fit into his newborn onesie on the way home from the hospital.

Unfortunetly, he has jaundice, so he is a yellow boy. He has to wear what we like to call his jet pack that gives him UV light 24/7. You can kind of see the blue glow in the picture above. I am excited for his jaundice to go away so he doesn't have to be attached to a machine, and he can stop getting his poor bruised heals pricked.

All in all, we love him even though we are a bit sleep deprived. We are also thankful to have my mom here helping us out and teaching us the ins and outs of parenthood.

Welcome to the family little guy!

Friday, November 4, 2011

9 Months!

The last of the pregnant belly pictures! Hurray!

Baby Update: I have officially "graduated" from my office visits! The next time I see my doctor it will be when Jackson makes his big debut. I am excited and getting anxious for when he comes. I also feel like an elephant with all this water retention. Maybe that's what I should have been for Halloween....Too late!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Boppy Story: Part II

Grandma T felt bad for Baby Jackson and his pink pillow dilemma. Being the nice Grandmas she is, Grandma T got him an early birthday present!

Now you see it:

Now you don't!

I think he approves of his new jungle-themed pillow cover. He has been doing flips and kicks all night long.

Ryan and I were Halloween scrooges this year. No Halloween costumes for us. We didn't go to any Halloween parties, and we didn't even get trick or treaters this year. However, we did continue our pumpkin carving tradition.

I think it turned out pretty good! (I had to convince Ryan that we were NOT going to do this pattern. It's what comes up when you type into Google 'BYU pumpkin pattern'.)