Thursday, October 11, 2012

Adjusting to Baby

Wow!  I didn't realize how long it's been since I posted something other than a blog post here until I filled out my 2013 Crew Review form.  Things have certainly been busy around here for the last few months.  Preparing for our newest addition, preparing for my c-section, welcoming our sweet boy into the world, bringing him home and adjusting to life with a newborn has kept our days filled.  Even keeping up with the Crew has been a struggle for me these past few months.

And yes, you all read right.  Our newest addition, Jackson Lucas Lee Lambert has officially arrived!!  Jackson was delivered via scheduled repeat c-section on August 31, 2012.  He weighed 8lbs and was 20.5 inches long at birth.  He's now over 9lbs and 22 inches long at a month old.

Jackson has had a rough month adjusting to the world.  For the first few weeks, we had to battle Jaundice that did not want to go away.  In fact, he's just now getting better from that, though we are truly thankful he didn't require a hospital stay under the bili lights to correct it.

Breastfeeding was a challenge at first, too, but every day we get a little bit better at it.  Jackson has an excellent latch and is very good at eating.  And now that we are past the first few weeks, breastfeeding has become enjoyable for Mommy too!

The kids have adjusted well to having a new baby in the house.  Everyone around kept commenting how worried they were that the kids would have trouble adjusting to him, especially Laycie, who has been the baby for the past 4 years.  I'm happy to say, I was right - Laycie LOVES her baby brother and isn't jealous of him at all.  She's adjusted as well as Emmalee did before her and Winston did when Emmalee was born.

I'm actually really proud of how well she has adjusted to being a big sister at just 4 years old.  She loves to help out with Jackson.  She brings me diapers and wipes.  She talks to Jax when he's fussy.  She loves to touch him and sing to him.  She sits beside him in the car and gives him his Paci when he cries and sings to him then too.  She amazes me at how much she does to help out with him.

All of my kids have been a great help with their baby brother.  Emmalee was a bit shy about helping at first, simply because Jackson was sooo very tiny to her that she was afraid she'd hurt him but now even she is helping out.  She enjoys doing anything to help with Jackson so long as it benefits him and doesn't require her holding him.  His care is one of the few things she does without argument and it's really helping her grow up more and more.

Winston, as always, had no problems helping out right away.  He voluntarily changes diapers and holds Jax as much as he can.  He is going to make some woman an amazing husband one of these days.

Having a new baby in the house doesn't allow much time for anything other than loving on baby but every day we are becoming more adjusted.  It's been hard even finding time to write this post.  In fact, I'm going to have to cut this short because my little sweetie is crying for Mommy.  So until next time.... <3 p="p">

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the birth of your son! That's wonderful that your children are willing and able to assist you at home. Bring up a newborn is quite a challenge and requires lots and lots of help. Best of luck to you and I hope you'll share a few pictures of the new guy.

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