Jacob is almost 3 months old and I cant remember what my life was like when he wasnt here! I decided to keep a baby journal because I love to write and I love to talk about my son! Also, I do need to vent about life, DH, work etc and this seems like a good place for that. But first a little background for those of you who are reading this...
DH and I were married on 6/10/06, we decided to TTC a few months later. I got preggers in November and Jacob arrived on August 6, 2007 at 6:27am. I worked right up until my due date. Partly because we needed the money and partly because I would have been bored out of my mind at home waiting for Jacob to arrive! So, I worked until August 3rd and 3 days later I was having my LO!!
I was HUGE during my pregnancy. I heard people every day all day tell me how they thought I was having twins and how big my baby was going to be. Besides these stupid people commenting on my increasingly large tummy, I adored being pregnant. I never had morning sickness, my skin and hair looked amazing and I felt so happy for the entire 9 months.
My birth story
I was having contractions for about 2 weeks. Not painful really, but trionger than Braxton Hicks. But each time I would go to my OB she would tell me that I was only 1cm dilated. It was very annoying. So I kept active, hoping it would speed up the process. Finally on my due date, my OB told me she would induce me on the following Monday. I wasn't all that thrilled with the thought of induction. For some reason I wanted to have the experience of my water breaking naturally. So I pouted a little and prayed that Jacob woiuld come before Monday. On Sunday night I was in bed watching TV, DH and my nephew were in the livingroom and my mom just went to bed in the guest room. I got up to get something to drink and i felt a GUSH! This was it!! My water broke, it was 11:30pm. So I called DH and he said "ok", literally he said "ok"! I told him that labor wasnt so bad and he told me that I wasnt in labor yet. Well, I figured he knew nothing, he didnt have a uteras or vagina..later on I realized he was right! So, I went and took a shower, shaved my legs, blew out my hair and put on some make-up. All the while I wasnt in pain. I sat down in the living room and just waited. Then I had to poop! My worst fear ever since I found out I was preggers was pooping on the delivery table. My plan was to poop before going to the hospital to avoid this humiliation. So I went to poop. But that's when the contractions really kicked in! I spent about an hour holding on to the walls of my bathroom screaming while DH was counting contractions on his laptop. I didnt want to go to the hospital too early so I stayed at home until about 1:45am. Finally I couldnt handle the pain any lomger and we all got in the car and went to the hospital. The drive was only 5 minutes but it felt like 5 years!!! We got to the hospital and I was admitted. I was begging at this point for an epidural. A Dr checked me out and I was 5 cm. The epidural Dr came in and began to explain the process, but then left. It was 2:45am. He didnt return until 4am. My contraction were so strong that I was dialted to about 9cm by then. It was HORRIBLE and PAINFUL! I got the epidural after one failed attempt, and I fet GREAT! I told the epidural Dr that I loved him and I meant it!! I started pushing at 6am. But Jacob got stuck!!!! They had to cut me 3 times! DH said it looked like a crime scene! My mom sasid that my Dr went pale when she realized how big my son was. I had 2 doctor's hands prying my vagina open to get my son out!!!! But finally 27 minutes later I heard the best sound in the world, my son crying!! Jacob William was 9 pounds 1 ounce and 19 1/2 inches long. He was perfect and amazing. I fell in love immediately.
After the worst hospital stay in the world. (The Post partum hospital staff was incompetent and rude and the room was dirty.) I brought my DS home. He was a very thirsty baby! He gained 3 ounces in the hospital! Jacob was BFing like a champion, I was also bottle feeding him because he was sooo hungry all the time. The first month was great! DH was home with us and we had tons of fun. Each day we had photo sessions. Every thing Jacob does impresses me. He burps like an old man, he gets pouty when he is hungry, he farts like his dad!! I just love him! I have over 300 pictures on photobucket of him! I'm obsessed!!!
Month 2 to present day...I went back to work 2 weeks early. Disability is not that much money! DH is a SAHD (we made this decision before we got preggers). I was sad and depressed and jealous of DH. But Jacob adjuisted and so did I. Now, the time during the weekend is precious and special. I take Jake to Gymboree classes and to the park. We have concerts and photo shoots in the house. We keep each other amused! Jacob is now 15 pound 24 1/2 inches. He talks alot just like his mommy! I never thought that I would be so happy waking up at 3am, but I would wake up every hour on the hour just to see his smiling face. He is a happy baby and I adore him. DH is doing a good job as a SAHD. There are still a few things that he needs to adjust in my opinion, but we are working on it. So far, so good! If you got through this then CONGRATULATIONS!!! The story will continue soon.
Last edited by Mommy2Jacob; 10-31-2007 at 03:10 PM.
Last night DH, Jake and I took a long drive to get DH some ingrediants he needed to brew his beer (that's another LONG story). Well after being in the car for what seemed like 5 years, I was exhausted when we got home. DH dropped me in front of the building fand he went to look for parking. I had my hands full, and the diaper bag on my shoulder, whiletrying to manuever the carriage to the front door of my building. I have a Gracco Quattro system, the carseat snaps into the carriage. My building just replaced the front door. The dumbasses installed a door that swings out when you open it. Needless to say, it's difficult to get the door open and the carriage in. So I place my diaper bag on the handle of the carriage, put the key in the door and as I turned around to pull the carriage up the step and in the door my worst fear happened. The carriage tilted over on to the handle side and was up in the air!!!!!!! My heart liteally stopped I screamed and quickly ran to get the carriage upright. As I was doing this I looked to see if Jacob was all right. He was staring back at me with the BIGGEST grin. I think he thought it was fun! I was shaking and had to wait for DH to be able to get into the building. Thank GOD that the carseat was secure in the carriage and that I always have DS strapped in his carseat. I always really liked my carseat and carriage but now I LOVE both and feel so relived that it keeps my LO safe!!!
I felt like the worst mom in the entire universe!! I swear I'm not! My worst fear has always been that I would drop Jake, and it almost happened! I was so scared!
So Jacob turned three months a few days ago. I just am so impressed with him right now. Of course I feel as if my baby is the cutest and smartest; I'm absolutely in love! He does really cute things though, he has started to roll over which is amazing because his head is GINOURMOUS! He talks alot and makes bubbles and the other day he hugged me while I was holding him. I love him so much.
I'm starting to get really excited. We are moving to Florida and we set a date. It does break my heart to have to find homes for our dogs but the move is going to be great. I have missed my mom so much and now we will see her all the time. It's so important to me for Jacob to have a relationship with her. Also, I'm sick of NY. The dirt, the noise, the people all annoy me. I cant wait to be in a place where I'm not woken up at 3 am because my neighbors cant seem to keep their mouths shut! I will not miss much about NY, I'm looking forward to a new place with new people. Four years ago I moved to NY and began my life over. It was a fantastic experience. I met DH and had Jacob as a result of that move. I expect great things for my family with this move!
Well it's been a while since I wrote. Thanksgiving has come and gone with all of the stress associated with eating one big meal with family. We were scheduled to go to Jacob's great-grandmother's house in Massachusetts, but DH convinced me to go to his Mom's and then drive 4 hours on Turkey day to my Nana's house. Nana then decide that we should have Turkey day on Sunday so that my uncle and cousins could be at the dinner. GREAT...right? Well, my MIL spent the entire time looking at me studying everything that I did with DS. He wouldnt go down for a nap, I did attempt to let him CIO but it was more like SCREAMING it out which breaks my heart. So I spent about an hour holding Jake (which I love to do) watching DH play chess (which was boring). She made some snide comments about how DS is a prince and he runs me. I stayed quiet. What I really wanted to say was "mind your f-ing business". At least the food was yummy. Check round one off the list! Round Two...DING DING.. the 4 hour drive to Nana's house was all right.DH and I always have fun during road trips. It's actually the time when we make alot of family decisions and have the chance to talk without interruption. We get to my grandmother's and she was in HEAVEN! That made me feel great. But,Jacob wouldnt sleep, so needless to say I was exhausted. SO, Nana's oven and microwave were damaged in a weird storm. She decided that she would cook the Sunday Turkey Day dinner on her grill. Outside, In 30 degree temperature! MMMMMM...I've heard better ideas. DH luckily had a one burner electric stove that we brought with us. My magical Nana actually cooked meatballs, stuffing, beef stew all on that burner!! AMAZING for anyone, least of all a 80 yr old woman! So we did have a great time. I wa looking forward to unday dinner. My friend from HS was coming with her 4 month old daughter and boyfriend. I hadnt seen her since the summer so I was excited. Sunday comes and the Turkey doesnt fit on the grill. But, stubborn Nana wont call my cousin who lives 5 min away from her to cook the turkey in her oven. I convince her to call at 12noon. We were supposed to eat at 3!! So, Nana is irritated, my cousing is irritated and I start getting irrittated. But, the GREAT and FUN thing about this day was that we fed Jake rice cereal for the 1st time and he LOVED it!!!!!! It was so cool! So, everyone comes for dinner,but the turkey hasnt arrived yet. We all play scene it which was fun. My friend's baby was so tiny compared to Jacob which was amusing to all of us except for her *** of a boyfriend. (I have always thought he was a jerk). He was making tons of inappropriate comments and was so demeaning towards my friend. It was so hard to bit my tongue. Especially because I wasnt chewing on any food!!!!!!!! Finally a few hours later we ate. It was nice to be aorund my family because I never see them. Jacob was wisked away by my relatives who all wanted to hold him. He did great until about 7:45, then he had a mini-meltdown and we decided to come back to NY. My Nana cried because this was the last time we would visit before moving to Florida. I survived Round 2!! Round 3..the ride home...I drove the entire way and DH talked about football all the way home to keep me awake. We got home and crashed. I have decided that this will be the last Thanksgiving that I travel. Everyone is invited to my house next year!!!
By the way...I LOVE the mornings with Jacob. He is in such a goofy mood in the morning that it makes it worth being up at 5am!!!!!!!!!!!!
And....I gave notice at work! It was the biggest relief. I paid all of our outstanding bills today. All that is left is to find the dogs a home, (hopefully this weekend), and oh yeah...PACK! LMAO!! SUNSHINE STATE HERE WE COME!!!!!
Today was so much fun! It's always great to dress Jacob up and show him off. Since I gave notice at work I've completely "check out" so I havent really gone to work to work if you know what I mean? So I made plans with people to have lunch today because they wanted to see Jacob. First I brought him over to the main office and everyone oohd and aaahhhhd....FUN! Than I brought him to te school I work in...everyone ooohd and aaaahhhhd....Even FUNNER!!!....then I went to lunch with some co-workers. Of course they ooohd and aaahd too! They also held him for the entire time so Iwas able to have a rare meal without holding him....FUNNEST!! Then we said CIAO and we went to TARGET which is my personal nirvana. I bought some underwear (TMI I know) and a cute sweatsuit to wear for our move day. When we got home after changing him (see below), he had his cereal and bottles, yes I said BOTTLES. This kid can really pack it away! He ate 2 scoops of rice cereal mixed with 1ozwater and formula then 12 ounces!!! Most 3 1/2 month old babies eat a tablespoon of cereal, not my son! I have to remember to ask the DR if this is somethign I shoud be concerned with. Seeing Jacob eat is my new favorite "baby trick" to watch. He opens his mouth so wide and hums while he eats, he actually HUMS!!!! He's a foodie! Maybe he'll be a gourmet chef when he grows up, or maybe a food critic. That will certainly cruch DH's plan for him to be a NFL player..LOL.
The best part of the day is realizing how good and happy my baby is. I got home and when I went to change Jacob I discovered he had a MAJOR blowout. So weird because he was happy as pie the entire time we were in TARGET and in the car. I felt really bad, but lucky. Also, I realize that sometimes bringing Jacob to visit people is very narcisistic of me. What better way to feed my ego than for people to tell me how adorable my child is. At least I dont think that my baby is better than evryone elses baby...well at least I try to not think it out loud! LOL....
I also realize that I'm obsessive about Jacob's attire. I know I'm insane but I always coordinate his outfit to mine and when DH is out with us his as well. OK, that is crazy I admit but I think it's cute in a weird stepford kind of way!
I love lazy Saturdays. I had such a relaxing day today. I usually feel so guilty about relaxing. I always clean or do laundry or wash dishes or organize something on Saturdays. But today I didnt even get out of my pajamas. Jacob slept ALOT today. he must be having a growth spurt. But when he was awake we played and read some books and hung out. I'm really procrastinating because I should be packing but I cant seem to kick it into gear. The dogs wont be rehomed until next Saturday so maybe I will start packing then. It fills me with too much anxiety to live around everyting packed up in boxes. So like everything else I do, I will wait until the last minute and stress myself and DH out!
I would just like to stand up and say that DH and I are the BIGGEST DORKS! We made fun of Guitar Hero when it came out. But, we have been playing it non-stop for 2 hours and I am having the BEST time. ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just hope Jacob isnt too embarrased by his parents when he grows up..LOLOLOL
OK, so I'm leaving in about 2 weeks and I havent packed ANYTHING! I wont panic, I wont panic, this is what I keep telling myself. The funny thing is, when DH and I moved the last time, we actually packed the NIGHT BEFORE the move. Basically we procrastinated TOO much. We dont have that option this time. So I will motivate myself somehow.
Jacob loves his rice cereal. It's so cute to see him open his mouth for more. He woke up this morning talking before he even opened his eyes. I enjoy him more and more each day. He has such a fantastic personality. he is alot like me, so far. He had a BIG belly laugh today for the first time. His laugh is the best sound in the world.
Jacob had his ped appointment today. I love his ped soooo much he is a great person and so kind and funny. It's a shame we cant take him to Florida with us! So here are the stats....18 pounds 10 ounces 26 1/2 inches long Heart=healthy, Lungs=clear, Reflexes=normal, Ears=waxy
He got 4 shots and screamed for about 3 minutes then just stopped. Ped. said that we should give prune juice for constipation and start giving him water. We also got the green light to start veggies which I was planning on doing anyway...shhhhh dont tell...LOL. So this week we will be giving him squash. I'm so excited!!
So we made it to 4 MONTHS!! I have to say that I never thought that being a mom would be so great. I love Jacob with all my heart. I couldnt have asked for a better child. He already has such a personality. He is silly and happy and just GREAT! And, just like every mom I think he is the cutest baby in the world. Here are some pics to prove it!