Friday, October 30, 2009

He's Looking More Like a Human Every Day!

He really is cute - he hasn't learned how to be (really) bad yet!

The little tag on his shirt says it all. I've been calling him "Cue Ball" lately and you can probably tell why. He lost every little bit of hair that he did have. He is growing some very small hairs on his head and they are very very blonde. His eyes are gettting bluer every day, too. It's kinda hard to tell by the picture.

Wearing Daddy's hat

Jackson and Daddy

Jackson and Mommy - Amazingly, he isn't eating!

The faces he makes while he is sleeping are limitless.

I woke him up right after the camera went off.

Sleeping - it was amazing that I was able to catch him asleep (Yeah right!)

This is for my dad. He always used to do this to us when we were little so I figured at least he would get a kick out of it.

This is us! Not very flattering I know. It was pretty late one night and we were just sitting there and the camera was there so we took a picture.

Jackson is changing every day - for the better. He is looking more and more like a baby instead of a newborn. It's so hard to believe how big he is getting. I forgot just how fast they grow when they are that small. He is actually starting to respond by smiling and things like that now, too. I'm assuming that the next time I put some pictures on, they will have some of him smiling because he is doing it more and more.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bigger and Fatter vs. Smaller and Skinnier

Jackson and Dad

Mom and Jackson in a rare not-eating moment

Asleep in his crib

"Playing" on the floor

Ready to go for a ride.

Ever since we saw the first ultrasound, he has always loved to sleep with that hand up by his face. He still sleeps like that all of the time.

If he's not eating, he is tired and sleeping usually

Just look at the fat rolls

Bigger and Fatter would be the accurate way to describe this little baby. He is growing so fast. He has grown a couple inches in length, but he has really grown in weight. We go back for the one-month doctor visit on Monday, and I hope they have extra large scales for this chunk. On the other hand, I'm losing all the weight he is gaining. My marathon training is starting to wind down as we get closer to the race, but I can't keep any meat on my bones. I have been 165 pounds since 10th grade and now I'm down to about 150. I feel like a bean pole. Some pictures from the 10 miler that I ran 10 weeks ago can be seen here. They are from the official photography service for the race.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Weeks 2 and 3 - I Know - Pathetic, right?

I had another race this morning, so Jackson got to experience his first one. Of course, he slept most of the time, or in the case of the picture below, sucked his pacifier - we call it his plug (it always does the trick). I actually ran a pretty good race this morning. It was a ten miler that started and ended at the state capital in Richmond. The weather at start time was overcast, 65 degrees F, 93% humidity, wind South 3.5 mph (officially) but it really felt pretty good. Rather than bore you with details of the finish, Here is a link to the race results. I ended up with a time of 1:04:38. My goal was 1:05:00 so I was pretty pleased. I was 24th out of about 800 runners. Well under course to finish my 3 hour marathon in November.

This is Jackson at 6:30 in the morning. Count him present for the first race of his career.

The state capital in Richmond at the end of the race

This is my favorite thing to do on my lunch break.

The flash washed out a lot of the color of his face but i put this picture on so you can see how blue his eyes are becoming.

We brought him home form the hospital in this outfit and it will be the last time he wears it - and he was swiming in it when we brought him home. We just went for our two week checkup and the doctor said babies his age gain usually about 1/2 an ounce to an ounce a day. He gained 2 ounces a day and he was up to 8lbs 6oz. That was Thursday. No telling what he's up to now! Kid eats like a horse.

You can see how fat his cheeks are getting. I think its almost time to strap on a pair of running shoes and get him out there with me. I'll give a week or so to get adjusted to life in the big world - and then the training begins. :-)

He is very cute though.

A rare moment when I can capture Becka with Jackson. The only time she ever gets to hold him is when she's feeding him (which is about 23 hours a day), and I can't hardly take pictures then. This was actually right after she fed him. You can see his blonde hair pretty well here. And Becka's beautiful blue eyes!

"The plug" about to take effect. He really is a good baby, and only cries when he's hungry or dirty. He sleeps a lot, but when he is awake he just lays in his seat and looks around at everything.

It got a little cold one day so Becka HAD to try out his little snow suit.

Sitting with Daddy

Laying in his seat looking around at everybody.


You learn ways to eat and take care of the baby at the same time - I think they call it multitasking?
I haven't actually been able to take any professional photos of him yet. I'm actually waiting until he really starts to look like a human being. Babies change so much in the first couple weeks that he may not even look like the same kid tomorrow. All the pictures I've been taking are on the camera my mom gave us for a baby gift. Very very handy. I just finished taking all the school pictures a couple of days ago so once I get all of them fixed it will be about the right time to take some professional pictures of him - oh, and us with him.