This amazing journey began in the fall of 2010 when...
we got the most exciting news of our lives...
we were pregnant...
AGAIN (and so soon after losing Baby Bean). We could not be more ecstatic!
I am not going to lie, this path was not always a walk in the park and blissful visions of hope. It began as a journey full of mixed emotions. It didn't help that we found out we were pregnant the morning that we got called by hospice and flew out to be with my family to say our goodbyes to my Nana. I was extremely fearful of being hurt again and wasn't sure what to think or how to react to all of the upcoming changes in our lives. I was scared to death that something would go wrong and we would lose this baby as well. I was closed off from truly excepting this great news and embracing the incredible gift God was giving us. Slowly, these feelings began to fade as I continued to make a daily decision to trust in God that this was His baby and He would protect this child and give us the strength to deal with whatever might come our way...
Baby J at 7 weeks
12 weeks along
This is how we told the world we were pregnant @ 13 weeks
I can honestly say, I never thought Blake and I would reach a time in our marriage where we celebrated me puking. Lol. This was definitely the case for about the first 3 1/2 months of my pregnancy. I was super sick and threw up constantly. Normally, I would not appreciate this bodily function, but in this case, I welcomed it gladly! He would call home and ask if I had gotten sick yet that day... and when I would answer "yes" we would both cheer and celebrate that the baby was healthy and we were doing alright. I welcomed it and thanked God daily seeing it as His little way of letting me know my baby was still alive and well and that we were in His hands!!! Thank you God for knowing exactly what I needed at all the right times! :)
Me @ 14 weeks pregnant with Baby J
Me at 16 weeks and 5 days
Excited to let everyone know that we were having a boy!
Christmas Day at my mom's house was very good to our baby boy (who we hadn't named yet)
My family insisted on calling him Blobby (or Blobby J) until we named him. Lol
Our little boy was already crazy spoiled and he wasn't even here yet! ;)
(This was everything he got for Christmas)
21 weeks and 3 days
3-D Ultrasound at 25 weeks along
We got some ok pictures but none of his face from the front, he kept hiding. My favorite thing said all day was when the nurse said we could come back for a redo in a few weeks and said when we came back maybe the baby would "act right." Bahahahaha. I love that he showed us his little personality and already got into trouble and he wasn't even born yet. That's my boy, making mommy proud already! ;)
Nash Whittan Jackson
Nash after Nashville (the music capital (since we adore music) and a special city to Blake)
Whittan after my sister and brother (My sister is Whitney and my brother is Nathan, I split their names in half and smashed them together to get his middle name)
We are hoping Nash will be our little rock-star and maybe even be as passionate about music and worship as we are! :)
I think he liked sitting court-side! ;)
My tummy keeps eating my sister when we take pictures together! Lol
Nash's first musical - Billy Elliot - 29 weeks along
Again, Nash covers up my sister! hehehe. He's a growing boy! ;)
Blake and I trying to expose Nash to the world of broadway early so he will love it as much as we do! ;)
My first baby shower - February 27th - 29 weeks and 2 days
I am so very thankful and humbled by everyone's generosity and how they showed me love and are already loving on my son!
Nash @ 30 weeks
This little boy is growing like crazy and riding so low!
30 weeks and 2 days pregnant with Nash
Love this boy and trying to discover new ways to make maternity fashionable! Lol
(with the Kirtleys & Lance Price)
Nash loved him some Lady Antebellum! :)
Today is Monday, March 14th and I am 31 weeks and 3 days along on this fun journey. I am loving every step of the way and so very thankful that God has chosen Blake and I to be the parents of this precious miracle boy. We saw the doctor today and he said we are right on track, everything looks great! The doctor kept laughing and telling me I was "all baby!" Nash weighs about 4 lbs and is about 17 inches long. We will know more in two weeks when they do an ultrasound and take full measurements. I can't wait! :) We are having so much fun watching him grow and change before our eyes and cannot wait to kiss his little face and hold him in our arms. Although, I am excited to meet him, I am loving having this precious time with him inside of me where we are bonding and getting all of this special time just to ourselves! ;) I cherish every little move he makes inside of me and hope that I never ever take any moment with my little boy for granted!
What are you thankful for in your life today???