it’s those situations that push you just right up to your breaking point, right? you come out the other side with a new + improved outlook on life. (at least that’s the hope). I’ll never be able to accurately put into words what those twelve days looked + felt like to two brand new, helpless parents as they watched their newborn fight to get strong + healthy in the hospital. (if you missed our birth story, read it here). each day we’d share the hospital halls with the same exhausted + worried parents. you look around feeling fortunate, cursed, and quietly a part of the worst club ever. you spend days incredibly happy + hopeful, followed by days where the tears refuse to stop flowing.
on monday, may 8th, we heard the magic words – “you’re being discharged!”. just two days shy of our little one turning two weeks old. we couldn’t put him in his car seat fast enough! we were taking our baby home. we’d finally get the chance to be parents outside of the hospital walls.
becoming a parent is magical. your little one will introduce you to an entirely new definition of love. he just melts my heart.
introducing baby jackson.
we missed the boat on actual newborn photographs. these were taken when he was two weeks old. but he’d only been home for 2.5 days. we were JUST starting to enjoy + get the hang of being a family of three. (five if you count our fur children). so he wasn’t newly born, but newly escaped from the hospital. since then, the husband + I have just been loving every moment of our new normal. he is growing + changing so much. the time flies by even faster when you have a little one – isn’t that what they say? well we’re finding it very true.
and just like that, I’m a mom to a one month old ..