Tomorrow, my baby boy will be a month old. I can’t even believe it. How did a month already go by? His birthday still feels like just yesterday. That moment when he entered the world and into our hearts will forever be engraved in my memory.
So much has happened in this first month. My heart feels so full just thinking about it. There are no words to describe it. The feelings, the emotions, the highs and lows, everything that I went through. The first two weeks were really tough for me. I remember being in the midst of it and thinking, how am I going to do this? How am I going to get through it? The sleepless nights, trouble with breastfeeding, and the crazy emotions and hormones from having a baby really took a tole on me. My family saw me at my lowest. But the amount of support that we had from both of our families and our friends astounds me. God truly blessed us. He carried me through those first two weeks by surrounding us with overwhelming love and support. I couldn’t have done it on my own. From having family members come over to watch Jackson so I could nap, having my laundry folded and floors swept, to having dinners brought over to us, we are truly thankful. Dave also took such good care of me too. He was the most amazing support and my solid rock.
And now Jackson is almost a month old. I survived those first tough weeks. I made it out alive and happy. My heart is just so full of love for this little boy, it’s overwhelming. I tear up just thinking about it. You honestly cannot describe the love that you feel for your baby. It is something so powerful. I honestly just sit and stare at him and can’t stop kissing his cute little cheeks. I want to protect him from everything bad in this world. I want him to feel loved and secure. I want him to grow up strong, healthy and happy. Dave and I will honestly say so many times throughout the day, just how cute he is. We are so in love with our little Jackson.
So before we celebrate his 4 week old birthday tomorrow, I thought I’d post some pictures that we took when he was 2.5 weeks old. Time is already flying….