Dear Jackson // Week One

There are so many ways to capture baby moments. When I was pregnant I knew I wanted a way that worked for me to capture my sweet boys moments. I am awful at scrapbooking and pinterest craft ideas were just to overwhelming...but letters, letters I can write. I love journalling and figured I would try this avenue. One of my favourite bloggers that I've followed for years wrote letters to her baby girl. I adored them and looked forward to her weekly posts. So I am 100% taking her idea and and writing letters to my Jackson. Here is the link to her posts.. I've read every one and loved them. So Jackson, I will try to write you some letters. It will be something to look back on and share these memories with you one day. 

Dear Jackson,

Happy one week! We've made it a week. I can't believe this time last week you were still inside of me. Insane. There have been so many emotions this past week but overall there has been so much love. The love I have for you is strong, intense and I am fiercely protective over you already. I think you are perfect. Just perfect. I have spent hours just looking at you, feeling so overwhelmed that you are mine. All mine. I knew I wanted to be a momma but I didn't know all these feelings would flood over me the instant you were born.

Holding you right after birth was the best feeling ever. Labour was over. The most painful long labour was over and you came out with forceps and we avoided the c section. Such relief, such love for you.  Holding you for the first time last week I realized this was it. My job started now to be your momma and I promise my boy with only the Lord's strength I will strive to be the best momma in the whole entire world.

I love you so much and I feel beyond blessed that the Lord entrusted you to Mark and I. You have been so good this past week and are letting Dad and I sleep some - we are so thankful for this. You have so many people who are in love with you too. Your extended family is crazy about you and there has been someone over each day visiting and loving on you. My momma heart is proud showing you off, you are my baby. Typing that fills my heart with way too much love. 

You are feeding great after a bit of a rough start where I was told to feed you some formula and really didn't want to. But since day six you are doing great and are letting me sleep in two hour intervals which is great. Dad and I are so proud of you, we love you so much and can't wait to see how you grow in your second week. Making us parents has been the best gift ever and I am loving being your mom. It seems natural and oh so right. Your Dad is the best Dad ever. You won't understand how incredible your daddy is but I hope one day you will. When he holds you and talks to you my heart just explodes. It is the best thing to watch him love and take care of you. 

Today, we went for our first outing. We put you in the stroller and cruised around babies r us. It felt so real. We were out of the house and we were doing this parenting thing. We were one of the many people with strollers and babies and it felt like I was made for this. It's an honour being your momma. Thank you so much for letting me be yours. You slept the whole time like a champ. I hope you continue sleeping well. As I type this you are sleeping so peacefully and I just want to kiss you all over. Nighttime feeds aren't that bad because I get to hang out with you in the still of the night and just love on you. It is hard to believe that taking care of you is my full time job now. It seems like the greatest privilege ever. Jackson, you are seriously the best!

Keep growing strong my baby boy. Happy one week:)

Love your momma

*photo creds to Jenn for taking these stunning newborn pictures. thank you thank you thank you!

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