Log In Sign Up

Update on Jackson and Me

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree11Likes
  • 11 Post By Mom2JDub

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2012 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
August 23rd, 2012, 06:13 PM
Mom2JDub's Avatar (formerly junie22)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: California
Posts: 11,271
Jackson had his two-week appointment today. I was so happy to hear that he's up 11 ounces from his birth weight, and he's up 17 ounces in just the past ten days. He's also grown 1.25 inches. He's still just in the 16th percentile for weight, but I figure he's only supposed to be 4 days old right now, so I'm perfectly fine with that. He's in the 57th percentile for length, so I guess he's just long and lean... for now.

His doctor was really pleased with his progress, especially since I'm exclusively breastfeeding him. I'm so glad I stuck with it, even though it was rough during that transition/engorgement phase. He's obviously thriving, and I'm just so thrilled. DH is really sweet too. He told me he's never seen anything more beautiful that the sight of Jackson breastfeeding.

And it also feels really good to rub it in my mom's face just a bit, since she didn't think I'd be successful with it and made comments that breastfed babies don't gain weight like they should. I've also rubbed it in that my figure has bounced back amazingly well, a lot of which I attribute to breastfeeding. Of course, I only gained 23 pounds during pregnancy, which certainly helped. However, I have been eating like a horse these past two weeks and keep losing weight. It will obviously be a while before I get some muscle tone back, but I'm feeling really good about myself right now.

Jackson is such a sweet baby. He hardly ever fusses, just when we change him (and not every time at that). And he gets gas sometimes that causes him grief and that burping doesn't alleviate. The gas relief drops, though, seem to help a ton when he gets fussy. He is a poop machine and seriously farts louder than I do. I joke that he takes after his daddy.

Here are a few pics of my little guy. And I'm also posting a pic of me, taken a few days ago.


Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 06:20 PM
magz88's Avatar First Time Mum
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,411
That's great that Jackson is thriving and you are feeling so good. He is a cutie pie and you look great!
Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 06:34 PM
MosaicWife's Avatar Missa
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,370
Yay for mommy milk! He looks great and you look awesome. I'm 2 pounds from my pre-preg weight but still don't look as good as you.
Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 06:35 PM
Mom to Madeline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3,201
Glad everything is going well. He's so adorable and you look wonderful!
Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 06:36 PM
Mountain~Mama's Avatar ThePastHasNoPowerOverMe
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 24,476
I'm so glad I stuck with it, even though it was rough....
Good for you Adrienne! Breastfeeding isn't always easy but it's so worth it. I'm happy Jackson is doing to well and is a happy little guy!!

Can I hate you just a little for being so skinny already??
Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 07:02 PM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 36,142
I'm glad to hear he's doing so well! He's adorable, and you look great!
Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 07:04 PM
sophie830's Avatar Sophie
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TX
Posts: 729
Congrats! You both look great . I know what you mean about feeling hungry all the time. I'm always thirsty too.
Mirabel (4) May 2014, Juliette (2) July 2012, Baby 3 after m/c due October 2015

Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM
hopesNdreams's Avatar Proud BF'ing Mama!!!
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 23,132
So good to hear how well he is doing...WTG Mama..good job for sticking with it! Ummm you look awesome...I SO don't like you..LOL! kidding!

Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 08:30 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: MO
Posts: 708
I am so glad to hear how well you & Jackson are doing! He is adorable & you look fabulous! BF is so worth it in the end.

Reply With Quote
August 23rd, 2012, 08:42 PM
Ever's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,239
You don't look like you just had a baby at all!! You look fabulous!

I'm glad you and Jackson are doing well and BFing is doing you both good. He's gaining, you're losing, you make a great team.

I think it's great you can throw it back at your mom how well it's going too. What a horribly negative thing for her to say!
Reply With Quote
August 24th, 2012, 04:13 AM
Jenn1320's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,297
Adrienne, you look AMAZING. Yep, super-great benefit of EBF!

Jackson is definitely growing- wow, what a jump! He looks bigger in the pics than his newborn ones. Such a cutie!

Thank you Vicki for an beautiful siggy!

Reply With Quote
August 24th, 2012, 05:49 AM
Jessimaaka's Avatar Pink in a house of Blue
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,567
He is such a cutie, love all the Carters outfits Cameron has a few of the same ones.

You look seriously amazing, I am so super jealous...I have 20lbs more to go but I also gained double what you did.

I love throwing stuff back in my mom's face as well Glad you are able to to!
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
Surprise baby! due 3/27/2017

Reply With Quote
August 24th, 2012, 02:21 PM
K.A.T's Avatar Enjoying her Sticky Bun
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 13,499
You look amazing! He's absolutely adorable. I'm glad to hear your milk is doing him wonderfully. Keep it up mama.

❤ Big Thanks to Vicki, trishosaurus, & Shortcake for the great siggies of my kids! ❤
Liz (36) Kev (35)
Tiana (16) Doni (14) Lil Kev (8) Ethan 7/23/12 Lil Roo 10/29/11

Reply With Quote
August 24th, 2012, 03:18 PM
aubers68's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 4,184
You look amazing Adrienne! And part of me hates to agree but it is nice to rub it others faces when opportunities arise to do so... sometimes anyhow lol

Reply With Quote
August 24th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,822
**** girl! You look fantastic!
So glad to hear your little man is doing so well!!!
Good for you sticking with it! I hope I'll be able to say the same!

Reply With Quote
August 24th, 2012, 10:42 PM
HippieLove's Avatar Modern Day Brady Bunch
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Down Under
Posts: 21,233
Send a message via MSN to HippieLove
Yeah I pretty much hate you too he is so sweet, I'm so glad breastfeeding is working out so well for you guys and he is thriving wonderfully.

♥ Isla Rae Due August 28th

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0