Monday, December 28, 2009

A few Jarrett updates

Tomorrow we have our one week appointment with the pediatrician. I think it is going to kill me to see him get circumcised. We've heard great things about her, so I'm excited to meet his new pediatrician.

I don't know why, but since my mom left I've been an emotional mess. I cry so easily & I miss my momma so much. I feel horrible living so far away from my family. I know Jason's family is here, but I really miss mine. I'm very close to my family & they have the kind of values I want my baby to be raised up with. It is so important to me to raise Jarrett up in a Christian atmosphere & in church. Jason & I plan on really trying to find a church here in Vegas. We have slacked & haven't made it a priority to find a church here, but having Jarrett has given us that big push to find a church family. I think I would feel a lot better emotionally too if I made more friends & we were going to church. Did anyone else feel crazy emotional after having a baby? I am so happy, but I'm so sad my family is so far away!

Here are a few pictures I've taken of our little angel in the past few days:

Jarrett's first sponge bath (he was not to happy!):

Nana reading to Jarrett:

Nana bought Jarrett a swing while she was here. He loves to swing & suck on his "soothie":



  1. He is so tiny and cute! I will be praying for you this week!!

  2. I was so SAD when my mom left after having Logan so I know exactly what you mean. It was a happy/sad time. Ya just want your mama! He's a doll. ENJOY!

  3. Isn't it just bizarre how having him here just suddenly changes the way you view EVERYTHING!?

    Well, that's how it was for me when I had Gage.

    The emotional mess part: it's okay to be an emotional mess. You've just had the biggest life altering thing happen to you. That, and you're hormonal. If you want to cry---go ahead. It's okay.

    It's also okay to miss your mom, and it's okay to sit & look at Jarrett for hours when there are 8 million things that you should probably be doing instead.

    The circumcision: I couldn't do it. I couldn't be any part of it. I couldn't even sign the consent forms. Hubby had to do it all. He was strong, and he did it.

    I was so freaked out by diaper changes after the circumcision. But, I assure you {b/c you're probably a bit apprehensive about them too} it's not that big of a deal. Gage didn't like diaper changes before the circumcision, or after the circumcision, so he cried either way.

    I'm sure you're doing a great job being a mom so far. It's already clear how in love with Jarrett you guys are!

  4. oh my..he is just so precious!! And..I would be a nervous wreck if I had a boy :( poor baby!

  5. Jarrett is sucha cute baby boy!! I know those crazy emotinal horomones you are talking about! I cried at everything happy and sad! Parker will be 3 weeks old tomorrow and I already feel like he is getting big!
    I can't wait to follow Jarrett's Journey!

    PS...the circumcision was not as bad as I thought but then again I couldn't stay in the room. We have an awesome Dr. that I trust so much though!