Tuesday, April 22, 2008

things i've learned so far

i thought i'd share some of the things i've learned about motherhood, seeing as how i've been one for almost 4 whole weeks now! 
  1. the last month of pregnancy, all i wanted to do was sleep - which was hard with a big ol' belly. but, all those naps are something i'd pay a million dollars for right now! i can now beat rhett to sleep which has NEVER happened!
  2. a shower is one of the best things ever! besides cuddling with this sweet baby, it's amazing how good that can feel to your body!
  3. i'm amazed at how long i can last with pee on my clothes. the other day, court peed all over me and everything else, and it was a good 2 hours before i had time to take a shower and change clothes. it's a good thing it doesn't smell, or i'm sure tucker would have peed on me too!
  4. and best of all - snuggling with this precious baby boy is one of my most favorite things to do. i'm trying to do it as much as i can since i know one day he won't want to do that with his mama anymore. having this little boy has changed our lives in so many ways - it's hard to remember what we did with our life before he came into it. we are blessed beyond belief!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

2 weeks old

well, our little man is now 2 weeks old. he is growing just like the doc wants him to. our little court is so strong already - he loves to do pushups on mom and can hold his head up when he's angry (hungry). he is starting to stay awake a little more in between his 4 hour feedings. he has the most precious dark blue eyes (i'm hoping he keeps them). he is not too excited about baths yet because he is still having to take sponge baths. hopefully, he'll love the real thing. we are enjoying every bit of this little guy. rhett goes back to work on tuesday and i know it's gonna just kill him. he is so attached to this precious baby. i have really enjoyed rhett being able to take off for 2 weeks - he has helped me so much! we've had wonderful help from our family as well. mimi came and spend several nights, cooked, cleaned, and had baby duty in the wee hours of the morning. nanny and grandad came for about a week and helped a ton as well, by cooking, cleaning, and loving on this baby!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

court jackson has arrived

we are so excited and blessed to introduce our precious miracle from God. we prayed for a long time for him to come into our lives, and WOW - are we blessed! court jackson was born friday, march 28, 2008 at 1:58 pm. he weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz, and was 20 in. long. he was a week early and had to arrive by emergency c-section, but everyone is doing great now! we got to come home on monday, and he is loving his new digs, not too sure about his brother and sister (tucker & ruby), but doing great. he now weighs a whopping 7 lbs and has grown a 1/2 inch in 6 days! he has already "baptized" dad and mimi, and had his first sponge bath. he has been photographed a ton, especially by his uncle jon & aunt missy who he loves so much!