Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jack Hamilton Headley

Well, I thought I would post this blog much earlier than I have, but as you might imagine, I've been a little busy. : ) Jack was born at 10:15 on May 26th. He weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. On Memorial Day (May 25th) Ian decided we should go walk around the mall with Sawyer and go to lunch to try and jump start labor. Well, according to Ian, it worked and I started having contractions at 4 o'clock that afternoon. We finally headed for the hospital at about 8:30 and found out that things hadn't moved along quite as quickly as we had hoped. It took a couple of hours, but I finally made some progress so they decided to keep me and I finally got my drugs at midnight (happy birthday to me!). Again, we thought I would deliver earlier than I did, but thankfully enough, he came just in time. Jenn, my childhood best friend, was in town for a job interview for her husband. She was able to come to the hospital and even see Jack make his grand entrance. She had to leave by 10:30, so we just barely made it. : ) Seeing that head full of dark hair and that big boy for the first time was so special and hard to explain. Ian and I talked about it later and we both felt that it was such a different experience from seeing Sawyer for the first time, but the same emotions were there. One of my favorite things was seeing Sawyer with Jack for the first time. No one told him what to do, but he immediately leaned over and gave him a hug and a kiss! It was so sweet I wanted to cry!

Since coming home we've done pretty well! Sawyer has had some adjustments, as I knew he would, but he loves Jack and still gives him kisses and hugs most of the time. He loves to try and give him his passy and occasionally gives him a little "love pat". Jack does not appreciate these pats and we're trying to learn how to be gentle with our baby. : ) Jack sleeps and eats better than I could have imagined! He will be a month old tomorrow and he sleeps 6 hours at night and goes 3 hours between feedings during the day. He is smiling up a storm now, but I haven't been able to capture it on camera yet. As soon as I do I'll post some pictures. Well, I've got a big boy getting up from a nap, so I better stop here, but I'll come back and post pictures soon. Hopefully, I won't wait to long before posting again! : )