Sunday, November 18, 2012

Daily Baby - Nursery Reveal!

I was actually hoping to do this post in the week before Owen's due date.  Given his early arrival though, I've been working backwards on a variety of things, the nursery reveal being one of them of course!  We were thrilled with how this turned out - and there's a few things awaiting the finishing touches, but it is certainly ready to share.

The overall view...
..and in the other direction.  The glider belonged to Owen's great grandfather who passed earlier this year.
Hot Air Balloon mobile (tutorial courtesy of
Building up the book collection already!

Dinosaur coin bank, thanks to Auntie Michelle
Bunting, thanks to Holly
Close up of some of the books
Mom and dad's collection of stuffed animals
We have Owen's name being painted onto wooden letters for us, and we'll also be putting a collage of family pictures on the wall under the bunting, so I hope to reveal those in the not too distant future.  We're also grateful that we've been able to keep the guest bed in the room as it has been helpful with allowing husband to get some sleep now he's back at work.  I know Owen doesn't really have much of a concept of what his room looks like yet, but I hope he loves it as much as I do!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Daily Baby - He's here!

Owen Philip Jacobs was born on October 29, 2012 at 19:19.  He was 7lbs 9oz and measured in at 19.5".

Little did we know, when we settled down to watch The Walking Dead, last Sunday night, that a trip to labor & delivery was in the cards.  Even while we were driving to the hospital, I thought in my head that they'd probably end up sending me home.  Turns out that I was actively having contractions only a few minutes apart and my doctor felt it best that they admit me.

17 hours of labor and the little guy arrived, healthy and handsome as anything!  The entire pregnancy, with my due date of November 4th, I'd had it in my head that we were going to have a November baby.  In fact, I'd told people that I wasn't ready for October and that he should just stay in there and bake for as long as necessary.  Turns out that, even though I may not have been truly prepared (i.e. car seat hadn't even been installed), he was ready to meet the world.

As I type this, I have one sleeping babe tucked into the Moby Wrap on my chest, sleeping so peacefully and making squeaky little newborn noises.  He has completely rocked our world and I hardly know what day of the week it is, or how many outfits he's gone through in the last 24 hours due to diaper change accidents.  At the same time, I don't know if I can truly describe how wonderful it feels to look down on his fuzzy little head, to laugh at the surprise on his face when he sneezes, to imagine what he's thinking behind his wise little eyes as he takes in his new surroundings.  It's so strange that he's here, but I wouldn't change a thing.