Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meeting New Friends

Uncle Brian and Aunt Kay come for a visit.

Meeting Arleen.

First doctors appointment.

In Ashburn for the Redskins game with the Drake's and Smith's.

Justin's custom made Air Force Ones' skins style.

Jacksons with his first pumpkin, thanks Carrie.

Meeting Aunt Joy and Uncle Kevin.

Jackson's belly button fell off in Uncle Kevin's lap.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Life with little man, what a blessing

Breakfast of Champions.
Jackson was trying to get my Cheerio's but that's just not happening (yet)

Dry run with the Baby Bjorn. Uncle Dave and Aunt Emily have one of these and it is amazing!!

2nd Cousin (Jen Roman advised me on the title of 2nd cousin) Sydney hanging out with Jackson.

Great Uncle Mark trying to hype the Cowboys to Jackson

Grandpa rockin and rollin with the little guy

Great Granny's have uncanny soothing abilities

Happy Birthday cake from Great Aunt Dawn and Cousin Sydney (assist from uncle Colin)

Great Aunt Dawn showing Jackson how to put on a smile

Uncle Colin keeping the little guy happy

Taking a nap in the super chair; note the dawg keeping a close eye on the situation

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Catching up on the last few days

Jackson's first foot prints....

The time had to come for us to say goodbye to all of the wonderful people at Fair Oaks hospital. This was our last couple of minutes in our room before going home. This is his final outfit from the hospital.

Jersey and Jackson "getting to know one another" with a little referee supervision from dad.
This is as close as you can get to Captain Gingersnap without risking bodily harm. It appears that Jackson and Snaps have agreed to co-exist.

Mom had no idea that this picture was going down (or being posted). These two guys are out for the count......

Little Jackson getting ready for the big first sponge bath... he had no idea what was about to happen. He made it through with flying colors.... not a single cry.

He is being such a little trooper here. He had dreams of swimming the 50 freestyle running through his little head.

Carrie as about excited as they come.

Mike chilling out with Jackson.

Carrie and Mike were so nice and brought us some dinner!! We got to eat and rest while they played with Jackson.

After an exciting afternoon seeing Great Granny Laughlin, we came home and Gram brought us dinner and helped us to get things back together around the house.

We really can't put into words how great everyone has been. Our family and friends continue to blow us away with their kindness and generosity. We are so lucky to be surrounded with such amazing people. Thank you all for everything that you do, it is something we will never forget.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More from the hospital

Below is the grouping of some of the wonderful flower arrangements that we have received. Again we are touched by how caring and thoughtful everyone has been.

Jackson decided that he wanted to take a break from it all. Below he has his little hand mitts on and is dreaming about clean diapers.

There's a new Mango in the tree

Wow, how exciting. We are so blessed and thankful that everything over this last week has gone as well as it has. Friday morning at 1:59am Jackson Wayne was born with ten and ten (fingers and toes). Both Ashley and Jackson are doing wonderful. Ashley has done such an amazing job over the last week. Little Jackson weighs in at 8lbs on the nose and is a healthy 20.5 inches long. So far (as many parents probably know) we have ate, slept, gone to the bathroom, and cried. The whole hospital crew here at Fair Oaks has made the experience as easy as possible. We will be eternally gratefully to everyone on the staff here. From the front desk to surgeons to nurses; outstanding. Finally we want to thank everyone for all of their well wishes and prayers.

Due to the H1N1 flu virus; it's been just Ashley, Jackson, and Chad. NO VISITORS, NO EXCEPTIONS. And from what we hear this is becoming standard policy in all hospitals in this area at least. Now to the good stuff, pictures of the little guy.

Here is mom and the little guy
Dad holding little man (starting him on a stong and healthy NY Jets diet early in life)
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Oh yes, we have formally met Mr. Passi.

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