Thanks to Facebook, phone calls, emails, texts and word of mouth…I’m sure you have all heard the news that he has arrived! Jacob Carl Frisco was born January 6, 2013 at 9:04 am, he was 7 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long. He’s perfect! We are so in love! I will save the story about my labor and delivery for another post, but all in all everything went well.
These last 2 weeks have flown by in such a blur, so much has happened and I want to write it all down before I forget, so here goes…
We’ve visited our pediatrician 3 times, whose office is literally right down the street. So we have already put our stroller to use. We absolutely love him! He is such a nice man and I trust him completely. As you may know it is normal for babies to loose weight after birth until the mother’s milk comes in. So at his first appointment (at 3 days old) he went from his birth weight of 7 lbs 8 oz to 6 lbs 14 oz. Two days later (at 5 days old) we saw him again and he was almost back up to his birth weight weighing in at 7 lbs 5 oz. Our pediatrician was surprised at how fast he regained his weight and actually weighed him twice at two different scales to make sure it was accurate! Since then Jacob has been labeled an overachiever! His weight gain didn’t surprise me that much since I know first hand how demanding he is when it comes to eating, ow!! The 3rd visit was at 11 days old for his circumcision, that day he weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz. He handled it like a pro and didn’t seem to be in any pain afterwards, I didn’t have to give him any medicine and he never cried.
Speaking of crying…he rarely does. We truly have been blessed with a very content, good baby! He loves to snuggle and be held, but he is also okay with being put down in his crib/bouncer/swing/car seat. Occasionally he’ll let out a brief wail to let us know something but then stops. We keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and all of a sudden he will be crying non stop, but that hasn’t happened. Like I said, he’s perfect!
We gave him his first bath.
We’ve had visits from friends and family. Grandpa Lance, Auntie Stacey and the Hardy family came to meet Jacob while we were in the hospital. I was a little out of it and didn’t get any pictures of them. The Ford family came after we got home and Jacob got to meet one of his girlfriends who is 3 weeks older than him.
Aunt Heidi came for dinner one night
Auntie Dana brought us lunch and snuggled with Jacob for the afternoon.
The Haigis family came one afternoon and Jacob met his other girlfriend…two girlfriends in less than 2 weeks, we are going to have to keep an eye on this guy 🙂
Our good friends took Apollo to dog sit the first week while we got settled in at home, so they brought him home and the two brothers finally met. The first few days Apollo wasn’t quite sure what to do about Jacob. Every time Jacob made a noise or cried, Apollo would cry. He was really curious. With every passing day he is less and less curious and is starting to get used to the new noises and smells. I’m sure they will be good friends in no time!
Grandpa brought Oma and Opa (Michelle’s dad and grandparents) to visit for a day.
We took a picture of the 4 generations
I am planing on taking a picture every week with his giraffe and elephant to watch his growth. Very ambitious of me, I know, we’ll see if it actually gets done every week…but here’s week 1.
We had a photographer come and do his newborn photos, I can’t wait to see them and share with you!
And then it was time for me to give my mom back to my dad. My mom has been with us since I went into labor and she has been a huge help with meals and cleaning and of course spoiling Jacob with love and affection. Grandmas are amazing and it was so reassuring for me to have her around to ask “is this normal?” or “what do I do now?” and I could take a real nap knowing that Jacob was in good hands. We are so thankful for all her help and it was a sad day when she left. Can’t wait for her to come back and visit!
It has been a busy, busy 2 weeks!! Now it has been fun settling into our new “normal” and figuring out our new family dynamics. Thank you for all your notes, texts, emails and calls, keep them coming, it helps to have something to read while I am trying to stay awake during the 2:00 am feeding 🙂