Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome to the world big guy ...

I apologize for my lengthy vacation from blogging … but I have a great excuse … actually a 9lb 12 oz excuse …

Welcome to the world (FINALLY) Jackson Grant Long!  He arrived 5 days late, 9/8 11:56pm weighing 9 lbs 12 oz and 21 ¾ inches long!  We did not know the gender, so HIS arrival was a huge surprise to us!  Nate is through the roof with excitement!  He finally has a SON!!  It is so precious to see them bonding with each other already!  Nate is already planning their father/son camping trips out west!

Life has been extremely busy adjusting to life with a newborn and a 2& ¾ yr old toddler!  Sophia is an awesome big sister and loves her little brother to pieces.  Initially she was pretty disappointed Jackson wasn’t a girl, but she snapped out of that in a few days.  She loves to help with diaper changes, baths, and burping!  She always wants brother to be AWAKE – which doesn’t make mommy very happy! Ha!  It does come in handy when he is sleepy during feedings though!

I have been testing out the Woombie and will be doing a blog review on it in the near future!!  Stay tuned!

Here are a few pictures ….

Dad, Mom, and I during the beginning stages of labor!  It sure got hard after this picture!  I couldn't have done it without the awesome support from my husband and my parents, especially my VERY talented and calming mother!

One VERY proud papa!!

Big SISTER Sophia! It is pretty cool to sit in mommy's big bed with her!

A mother's love for her son is so tender and precious!  I never knew it could be so
different than that of a daughter ... so amazing!!

Daddy's work ....

Daddy's work ... isn't it great! :)

Welcome to the world buddy!  We love you so much!!  Mommy is VERY glad to not be pregnant again!! Whew!!!


Adam, Jenn, and Isaiah said...

love Nate's pictures-how adorable and he's very talented!

Jan Record said...

Welcome to the world precious Jackson! Love the pictures Allyson, and again, congratulations!

Joyce said...

Congrats! He's gorgeous!