Friday, February 29, 2008

Newborn Photo Shoot

Jackson just passed his 1 month birthday! On Sunday the 24th, a whole month old! Here are some of his pictures to show his growth. We really have no idea how big he actually is, but he is putting the weight on. Look at those cheeks! His tummy is also huge, but really he has no bottom, poor boy. He is still too cute. He hasn't been out in public too much yet because we don't want him catching the flu or R.S.V. We are blessing him Sunday though, so he will make his debut! He hasn't even gotten to meet his cousin Kira yet. He met Trenton and Tessa yesterday. Trenton was so excited to see him, and let us know how cute he was. Trenton is so excited to have a boy cousin close to home. Those two will create quite a lot of havoc in a few years! Jackson is finding his tongue, and loves to stick it out. He also likes to cuddle with his daddy, chest to chest. Especially when he gets out of the tub and needs to warm up a bit. He hates being cold, so changing his diaper is always fun while he's screaming! So to punish us, he waits till we have his diaper off to do his business. Soon we'll just let him stay in his filth. That will solve everything!

Here is Jackson with his Aunt Kristin. She came to stay with us for a few days, as you can tell Jackson loves her. We had to capture this picture because his little leg was too cute. It was like he was trying to climb up her torso. He is too cute!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Finally we got around to adding more photos. Here is Jackson with his Grandma and Grandpa Halterman. They were able to come see him in the hospital the day we finally got to leave. Surprise, he slept the whole time they were there!

Maternity Photo Shoot

Friday, February 1, 2008

Here is Jackson's first bath. His umbilical cord fell of today so he was excited to be able to get into the water. And here is a rare shot of him with his eyes open. He likes to eat and sleep, with a little awake time each day. That will change all too soon we are afraid! We love this little outfit with dinosaurs on it. He is dressed so cute, even though he rarely leaves the house.
Here are just a few more pictures! Him with his Red Sox booties. Of course he has to have those! He is also enjoying some tummy time. And the little blue outfit is what he wore home from the hospital. It's a little big, so we call it his "Homey G" outfit. The top says "Everyone's Favorite." And of course it is so true! Not that we are biased.

Here jackson is with his Grandma Schummer and Grandpa Glas. Funny how we didn't get any pictures of him with Mikelle's parents. We will have to ask them if they took any, and get those posted. We think Jackson looks like his Grandpa Glas. What do you think?
Here is the newest addition to our family! Jackson Robert Glas was born 1-24-08 at 3:24 PM. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was about 4 weeks early, so we are glad he didn't go longer. He would have been huge! Labor was fast. Mikelle started contractions about 10 AM, and Jackson was here less than 5 1/2 hours later. Mikelle was glad it was short though because she wasn't able to get an epidural because of the Heparin she had been on during the pregnancy. Even though Jackson was so early, he is perfectly healthy. He had a little jaundice, but most babies do. The doctors weren't worried. We are both trying to adjust to having a newborn around. Luckily Mikelle's mom came for a few days to help us get adjusted. She spoiled us, so we're not sure what we will do now without her. Maybe try to grow-up and get used to being parents. One day that will sink in, but as for now it seems surreal. It has only been 8 days though.
Here are just a few pictures that were taken at about 36 weeks. For Mikelle's Baby shower her sisters got her professional pictures to document her pregnancy. We haven't even seen them all yet, these are just a few the photographer posted on her web site. We can't wait to see the rest of them. We will have to publish more when we get them all. We took about 3 hours total to take them all and it was a little chilly that morning! We had fun and the photographer is amazing. We will go back and get pictures of Jackson when he is about 2 weeks old. Those should be cute pictures, but when you have such a cute model!