Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Five months ago today I met the OTHER love of my LIFE!!

Jackson is 5 months and I cannot believe how quickly the time had gone.  Today is St. Patrick's Day and we decided to try our hand at cereal.  I figured since I am a SAHM for now I would make my son's food.  So on Saturday I bought a dedicated baby food coffee grinder and a two tier steamer at Kohls, I had a coupon and gift certificate of course! 

I ground up Quinoa ( and cooked it on the stove and then I put it in the fridge for safe keeping.  Quinoa among other things is high in fiber and protein, gluten free and therefore easier to digest than regular baby rice cereal.  Bright and early Jackson awoke and I gave his a bottle and then I set up the kitchen table for his first feeding of cereal.  Here are some pictures of how it went!!

He seemed to enjoy the quinoa!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Done and DONE

Well we are officially done with the pediatric surgeon.  It turns out that Jackson doesn't have a hernia and he was discharged from his care completely...this means that we no longer have to see any specialists!!!!!  
A normal healthy baby boy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Letter of Intent

Today I had to write my letter of intent to return to SOMS in September 2010.  I felt like I was going to puke writing it...the funny thing is, just this morning Chris and I were talking about me staying home longer.  Wish I could!

Returning the breast pump

Yesterday I returned the breast pump to the hospital.  It effected me in a way I could have never imagined.  As I got on the elevator I had a feeling of nervousness.  As the doors opened on the third floor and I saw the Labor and Delivery sign I felt sad that I was about to give up the only connection I had left to Valley Hospital.  I had never thought about that before that second but I started to get upset.  I wanted to be there having my baby again and hear the chimes go off.  I started hoping that one of the doctors, maternity/postpartum nurses, NICU nurses would come out so I could say hello.  I wanted Marnie or Jill (our favorite nurses Jackson had) to walk through the double doors and recognize me and ask how Jackson was doing.  I wanted to show them pictures of our little man and thank them!

The clerk came back to me with the receipt for my pump and in a matter or minutes I was back in the elevator pushing the L button to return to my car.  I didn't see anyone I knew, in fact there were a lot of unfamiliar faces.  I stepped into the elevator and began to cry. 

I don't want to go through the omphalocele part again, obviously, but being in labor, having Jackson, seeing his little face for the first time, saying his name, and holding him all swaddled up...YEP, I could do that could Chris?!