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April 29, 2014

One Month

A family friend was generous enough to take photos of Jackson at 3 weeks old and we are so thankful to have these photos to look back on and show Jackson someday!  As I write this post, Jackson is now 1 month old.  The last month has gone by very quickly - parts of it are a total blur.  Each day has its challenges and joys.  I was told by friends that my emotions would be a series a "ups" and "downs," but I wasn't prepared for the reality of that.  It's crazy how one day I feel like I've got this thing whole motherhood thing down and then other days feel like a chaotic disaster.  Matt gets home from work at 5:30 in the evening and I am still wearing my pajamas, Jackson is crying and I've cried numerous times throughout the day.  Those are the days that I wasn't prepared for.  How can you be prepared for the challenges of breastfeeding and sleep deprivation?  I have always been a 9 hours of sleep gal, so getting up in the middle of the night is hard.  I also had no idea how difficult breastfeeding can be.  I thought it would come naturally, but now that I am struggling with it and talking to other women - I am finding that many women have had struggles with breastfeeding as well.  Despite the challenging parts of motherhood, the joys far outweigh the hard  times.  I look at Jackson's tiny fingers and toes and am in awe of this beautiful miracle from God.  We are beyond blessed to have this healthy baby boy in our lives.  
|  A big thanks to Wes for taking these beautiful photos of us!  |
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