2 Weeks

Jack continues to be a perfect and easy baby as far as we know. He’s been sleeping for 7-8 hours at night with just waking up twice in the middle of the night for a half hour to be changed and fed. The mamaroo continues to be a lifesaver as Jack loves to constantly be moved and rocked. 

Jack has been awake more lately inbetween feedings and has the hiccups a lot. We’ve noticed that he has dimples on both sides of his cheeks just like his dad! They only come out here and there. He’s started tracking more with his eyes as he can probably see more and more distance. We almost think that he will keep his blue eyes since both of our siblings have blue eyes but we will see. He continues to pee on our visitors and had a projectile poop on his dad. These make …

Baby Bump

For all you baby bump lovers! I absolutely loved being pregnant and had a fairly easy pregnancy until the end when I had to deal with high blood pressure. I got so swollen towards the end because of my high blood pressure. I did have morning sickness towards the beginning and threw up twice. But over all it was easy! I just had food adversions, mainly towards chicken. Jack had the hiccups frequently and still does outside the womb! Hearing his heart beat for the first time or seeing him during an ultrasound was nothing you can describe. It’s amazing that during the 38 weeks he grew inside me that he was this cutie all along! 

      12 weeks – 38 weeks of my baby bump

     

                                                     

Day before being induced 1.29.16 – headed to get a pedicure and dinner with my mom, mother in law …

1 Week

Jack Loren is 1 week old and he’s still perfect!  Jack went to his first doctors appointment on his daddy’s birthday. He was 6 lbs & 5 oz. Jack is starting to be more awake and alert at times. The more he cries or makes faces we can see that he has dimples just like his daddy. He is growing into his features but still not all those newborn clothes. Which I’m fine with, stay little forever!  He is such a good eater which means we have quite a few diapers to change. He far exceeds the amount of pee/poop diapers he should have each day. With that being said he has also leaked through and peed on a few of our guests! His umbilical cord fell off on day 6 so it’s helped with the leaks to have his diaper higher up. Estimated around 50 diapers changed in the …

Jack Loren Douwsma

Here’s the story of Jack Loren Douwsma…

The end of my pregnancy clearly didn’t end how I expected. Although I never had expectations but I thought for sure that Jack would be here on his own time, most likely days late.

Well, you can never plan the perfect pregnancy or the perfect birth. But here is our story – I hope to blog more and document moments so I can go back and reread them all. Who needs a baby book these days? No worries, I do have one.

But our birth story began towards the beginning on January when at one of my regular doctor appointments my blood pressure was high. Which was very unusual because every other appointment before was “everything looks great just keep it up!”. Well that day was not the case. It lead to more and more of “just relax and we will recheck your …