I've emerged from the sleep deprivation fog just long enough to organize my thoughts enough to be able to write a coherent post (or at least marginally coherent- you be the judge)!
Our precious baby boy, Jackson, was born five weeks ago today! He looks like both me and my husband which is incredibly exciting to me since our first, Ethan, is a copy of my husband while Luke, albeit blond, is much more like me especially in regards to personality. Jackson, however, is my little 50-50 bar and looks like both of his brothers and so maybe people won't be so confused when they see pictures of the boys together. Apparently though, this seems to run in the family since my sister and I look nothing alike: I am pale and brunette while she is tan and blond. While this bothered us while we were younger, we have come to find peoples' confused looks really entertaining. We'll see what the future holds in regards to similarities and differences for my three boys...
Ethan and Luke have done a wonderful job as big brothers and my biggest problem is to keep them from smothering him with hugs and kisses and to protect him from all the lightsabers they keep trying to "show" him. Luke, very humorously, was very upset when I didn't let him change the baby's diaper. Is it too much to hope for that he still wants to do this in a couple months when the baby is big enough for me to be comfortable with it?
Most of all, I am incredibly thankful that our little Jackson is healthy and very happy after such a difficult pregnancy. He managed to wait to make his debut at 38 weeks which meant he was officially full-term and not premature. And though he was early, he was still 7 pounds and 6 ounces and 21 inches long so after a 21 hour labor, I was really thankful he didn't wait until he was any bigger! A few hours after he was born, he started smiling and is an incredibly happy baby hence my nickname for him, Happy. And unfortunately, "Happy" is now crying so I probably need to go rescue him from his hunger pangs or whatever crisis is now imminent in his baby world!