Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thanks Teresa

My friend Teresa, who is a photographer, offered to take pics of Dominic so she could get some newborn practice. So last week we headed to her house and dominic did great! He was awake for some and finally fell asleep for some too. He was kinda hard to pose, but didn't mind us trying to get him into a ball. Here are the final products and I love them! Thanks again Teresa, they turned out great!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gettin bigger

Here is a newborn outfit I figured Dominic could maybe wear home from the hospital, and that's it. Well, lucky me ( i guess ) he doesn't even fit into it yet :) It is by far one of my favorite fit's for him that my grandma bought him! And he is sucking his thumb!!! I do not want a child that is a thumb sucker. He doesn't do it too often, and only for a few minutes, usually when he his hungry. Ill tell ya, this little guy is the most adorable thing in the world!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My little guy

Turned 1 month yeterday!!! Holy cow, I have a 1 month old. He is such a blessing to our life, and I couldn't imagine anything more perfect! I still think of bootsy often, who was adopted. I don't know the guy, but plan on asking the place she was being boarded if I can get a hold of him. I wish I new what she was up to everyday. I love her so much too! Dominic had his 2nd Dr.appt toaday, he is 6lbs 1 oz, 19.7in and the cutest baby ever. So he has gained a little over a pound since leaving the hospital 3 weeks ago, and grown almost 2 inches. He also got circumsized, he held my hand the whole time and did pretty good. I think since the numbing has worn off this evening he has been having a hard time. I can tell I will need to sleep holding him tonight. My days are getting a little less hectic, im still working on a schedule and trying to keep the house cleaned. Since my mom got us a swing, that has made things easier. Now he can watch me while I clean. Aaron has been the best dad you can be, doesn't ask twice when I ask him to get me my phone or a drink that are 5 inches away from me when he is in the back bedroom because I can't get up if I am pumping or feeding. He loves to fall asleep with dominic on his stomach, and he loves holding him. Im still getting used to the whole mom thing, and don't feel much different. I thought I would feel different. I guess having considered bootsy my baby for 5 years, I have always felt motherly.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

He's here, he's here

Well, i have a son, I actually have a son!! Nothing or no one could of possibly given me a glimpse of what to expect when giving birth, and that's what I expected. So I wasn't let down to say the least! It started saturday morning at 5am, my water broke, you could say it was what I imagined it to be like, however not august 8th. I was at the hospital by 7am, accompanied my aaron, who I told to go play golf like he planned but he insisted he come. I figured I would sit at the hospital for hours and be sent home. We took our time getting there, I packed a bag just incase, threw in a load of laundry and carefully picked out what I would bring our son home in, if this was the real thing. When we got to the hospital, I said I think my water broke, within the hour I was in the delivery room and by 9:36 my love was here! I had no contractions until about 8:30, when I was a 6 or 7, so I am pretty lucky. Actually I must be the luckiest girl in the world if I only had to go through an hour of that. With going natural, I can't imagine it being any longer. Not to mention the fact little Dominic was only 5lbs 2oz. We were in the NICU for 11 days, I spent all but 1 of those nights in the hospital, and aaron spent all but 3. As weird as it sounds I was not at all scared about him being in the NICU, i didn't have any bad feelings. I knew he was fine. Needless to say those days could also not of prepared me for what it was really like to have a child. He has been home for 2 weeks and it has been pure chaos!!!! What was i thinking I was going to have all this time on my hands not working!!! It could have to do with the fact I am pumping as well as breastfeeding, that takes up most my days. Dominic isn't getting enough while on my breast, so I pump and give him a bottle so I know he is getting enough food. On the other hand, It's absolutley amazing to be a mom. A little different than caring for bootsy, who I miss more than anything. Im so blessed to have a healthy baby and a cute home to live in, I can't complain!

Dominic Demille Jasperson. 8/8/09. 5LBS 2OZ