Jack’s Dad and uncle were roommates in college. Mom was waiting for her brother to get changed before going to out to dinner when Dad came into the house and saw her sitting there with her mom and decided to strike up a conversation. During the conversation, her was demeaning to Mom’s major, and Mom says it’s been true love every since. That was 13 years ago!
It’s a Boy
Mom and Dad couldn’t wait to find out what they were having. The most important thing was a healthy baby, but they were hoping to give big sister a little brother, and they weren’t disappointed. During very early testing, the sonographer said she was 97% certain it was a boy, but it was even more exciting when blood tests later confirmed it!
Mom and Dad have always loved the name Jackson, but during the pregnancy big sister started loving a book with a puppy named Charlie. Since Dad’s named Charles, Mom briefly considered switching to Charles, but Jackson won out in the end.
Like most seasoned parents, Mom waited until the last month to get serious about baby prep. She frantically worked on sanding down their old crib to paint, but when the paint sprayer broke and it didn’t turn out the way she had hoped, Dad ordered a new crib and put it together.
Mom kept talking herself out of believing she was in labor! She didn’t want to go to the hospital and be told she was overreacting and to just go home. Sooooooo, she worked until 3 pm that day and realized something was up when she got home. She drove herself to the hospital and was told she was already 8 cm dilated! Dad rushed to pick up big sis and got to the hospital just in time for the delivery!
First thoughts and first few days – In Mom’s words
I was in love. I kept questioning how I could share my love, since I was over the moon about my daughter. But, we both immediately fell in love at first sight.
The night we brought Jack home, our daughter got very sick. So Daddy spent the night with our toddler and I spent the night with the baby. Then two days later we both got sick. It was a hard transition!