Its official, Baby Haguewood #2 has arrived and we are delighted to welcome a perfectly healthy little BOY into our growing family!!!
Welcome to the world Jackson James Haguewood!!!!
Jackson James was born on May 26th at 7:21pm!!! He entered the world with a LOUD scream weighing in at 7lbs. 5oz. and is 20in. long. Friday was his official due date, June 9th, and he is already two weeks old. As with Reagan I delivered at exactly 38 weeks and i’ve taken some time to just soak up every second of cuddles and love from both my babies and my husband. Sometimes blogging needs to take a backseat. We are so grateful that he is here and we are slowly settling into a new routine and a new normal with our two wonderful children. We feel so fortunate to have one of each gender and are looking forward to learning who our new little man is.
I had another incredibly easy and quick delivery and am so grateful for this perfect baby boy. He has simply worked his way into our hearts and having him as part of the family seems the most natural thing in the world. He was always meant to be with us. I wasn’t sure how the transition to two children would go, but everything has been completely seamless. Reagan joined us at the hospital shortly after he arrived and was beyond delighted with her new baby brother. We of course loved seeing her and missed her like crazy.
She, however, was more interested in the hospital room and playing with her Grandparents. I can’t wait till he is old enough to interact and play with her in return. Seeing my two babies side-by-side is the most magical feeling in the world. I simply don’t know what I ever did to deserve this life and the love of this family…but I am eternally grateful.
At two weeks old Mr. Jackson is the calmest and most content baby i’ve personally ever met. We got off to a wonderful start with nursing and he barely lost any weight while we waited for my milk to come in. These first two weeks have been drastically different from our early days with Reagan. I remember feeling major mommy blues and nursing was a huge challenge with her. Everything about this little dude is calm and easy. He does have the occasional fussy moment but that usually means he is a little gassy and it quickly passes. Our first night home with the little man was crazy easy. He only woke once to nurse and slept in five hour chunks. I was shocked and a little worried about how sleepy and content he was. We didn’t know if something was wrong. Turns out he is just super chill and loves to sleep and eat. He loves cuddles and being patted on the bottom to fall asleep. He is quite the grunter and makes the funniest newborn sounds. I am obsessed with his long fingers and toes and we are convinced he will be tall and lean like my husband’s grandfather! Basically he is PERFECT and we are so in love with him.
I will share his birth story soon and am so excited to continue blogging about my journey through motherhood and the adjustment to two children. It has definitely been different but our home is so full of joy and love. Seeing the HAPPINESS in my husband’s eyes at finally having a son is an indescribable feeling. We would have loved another little girl, but having a baby boy has filled a gap in our hearts that we didn’t know existed. He is here now and our family feels whole. Reagan is just enamored with her baby brother and runs around the house yelling “Ba-by.” Every time she wakes up from a nap she is calling for the baby and wants to go check on him. She is constantly peeking into his bassinet and smiling down on him. She lights up every time she sees him and claps her hands and giggles. I have yet to witness a single moment where she isn’t smiling around him or excited to see him. We weren’t sure if she would even notice him, being that she is only 15 months old, but she just LOVES him. I wasn’t expecting that and every time they are together my heart just explodes with happiness. I can tell they are going to be extremely close siblings. She is always gentle around him, helps me hunt for his pacifiers, and if we bottle feed him pumped milk she loves to bring us the bottle and help feed him. She loves her “ba-ba,” code for bottle, and helps him with his. It is so cute!!!!
I always here stories from second time moms who say, “I didn’t know if there would be room in my heart for another child.” Or “I wasn’t sure I could love a second child the way I love my first.” I was absolutely positive that our baby would be loved beyond measure and there is no first child or second child, just children to be loved endlessly. My heart expanded immediately when they first brought him to me and I know that love will continue to grow as we bring more children into the world.
He is so tiny and so sweet. I completely forgot how itty bitty newborns are. It was an amazing feeling to bring another sweet human into this world and my heart is so full of LOVE and GRATITUDE. The journey is just beginning. Raising babies into emotionally intelligent and resilient adults requires some serious Mommy kahunas. I’ve always said that making and birthing babies is the easy part. Molding these small humans and helping them to grow in love and strength is my true calling in motherhood, and that literally scares the crap out of me. To do right by these beautiful little souls and be entrusted with their love is the greatest and most weighty journey I will ever undergo. I pray for their health, wellbeing, and eternal happiness almost every second of every day. My heart was simply made to love these children.
I will update shortly with more baby news, but my number one priority at the moment is simply getting to know our sweet baby Jackson and continuing to watch our Reagan Marie grow up!!! Thank you to everyone who has sent their love and well wishes. I promise I will get better at responding to phone calls and messages. Right now we are just loving being hunkered in as a family of four PLUS two golden retrievers and three kitty babies! We have one full house and it is just wonderful!