S: Jackson Ray Gladden June 17, 2011 Book 1
FC: Jackson Ray
1: Mom Sherry Lynne Marsh Gladden Date of Birth: November 28, 1976 Sherry grew up in Nectar and went to school at Cleveland. Sherry went to college at Wallace State to become a nurse after Mitch & Matt was born. She has one brother, Shawn Marsh. Her parents are Andy & Linda Marsh. Sherry's favorite thing is being a mom. Mom loves being outdoors. She loves to go hiking, camping, kayaking, or caving. | Mom & Dad | Dad Jonathan Ray Gladden August 15, 1985 Jonathan grew up on Sugarland Lake but went to school at Appalachian. Jonathan has two brothers (Ron & Wayne) and three sisters (Misty, Tiffany, & Danea). Dad loves to go hiking, fishing, caving, camping, kayaking, and just about anything outdoors.
2: Shower for Jackson Ray Special People who helped celebrate your arrival: Tammy Clark, Teri Ann Marsh, Ann Horton, Vera Nell Marsh, Tracy Marsh, Ellen Dreschel, Shelia Mcannally, Earlene Blackwood, Marsha Bryant, Debbie Lawrence, Nene Marsh, Shelley Butler, Janice & Kristi Graves, Jennie Johnson, Christine Teal, Renea Moore, Jorga Ellard, Caren Johnson, Sherry Graves, Amy Putman, Vicki Timmerman, Kalie Brasher, Jonny & Tonja Gladden, Norma Sherbert, Jean Baker, Debbie Cornelious, Cathy Nix, Linda Hoffman, Shayla Bynum, and Wanda Hunt.
4: Mom's Family | Uncle Shawn & Aunt Tracy | Mom | Your Buba Mitch | Your Buba Matt | Your Cousin Drew Marsh | Papa & Nene Marsh
5: Your Cousin Myles Marsh | Aunt Shelia & Aunt Vicki | Aunt Jean & Aunt Cooter | Cousin Sydney | Cousin Jay | Cousin Conner | Cousin Cade | Cousin Jaxon | Cousin Alan & Kristy | Aunt Linda & Uncle Billy | Cousin Kaylee | Cousin Zack | Cousin Maygen | Cousin Ella | Cousins Jamie & Grace | Aunt Kathy & Uncle Tom
6: Dad's Family | Grandmother Renae | Papa Johnny | Dad | Maw Maw Green | Aunt Misty Armstrong | Cousin Jorga
7: A very special Lady Maw Maw Green is Jonathan's great grandmother. She was 90 years old when you were born. We took you to see her when you were 3 days old. We try to take you to see her every week. She is so proud of you Jackson and LOVES when you visit her.
8: Daddy's Little Man
9: Mamma's Boy
10: The Pregnancy Story Amy was at our house when mom took a pregnancy test. Once mom read it, she could not wait for Jonathan to get home so she could share the good news with him. We had been trying to have a baby but was not having much luck so we stopped trying. Guess what.... once we stopped trying mom was pregnant in no time. Jackson you whooped mom's butt. Your due date was June 17th. Our doctors name was Dr. William Johnson. We first heard your heart beat at 11wks (dad heard it over the phone). Mom first felt you move at 15 weeks. Mom loved ALL food but ate a ton of fried chicken and milkshakes. Mom weighed | 111 pounds before she was pregnant and gained up to 170 pounds. We are not sure how much dad gained but we suspect it was around 15 to 20 pounds while mom was pregnant. Mom & Dad took a birthing class before time for you to get here just to make sure we were ready for you.
11: Here you come, ready or not? Mom started having mild contractions at around ten on Thursday night. She woke up dad and told him to go ahead to get his shower, just encase. Dad went back to sleep. Mom let him sleep until around midnight and woke him up again. She then told him she had talked to the doctor and we needed to go on to the hospital. Nene come to the house to stay with the boys until morning. We didn't get in a real big hurry because my contraction were not intense but were very regular. By the time we got to the interstate - they were getting STRONG. I was ready to get there. We were headed to St. Vincents Hospital, Downtown Birmingham.
13: Arrived at 12:10 p.m. Friday June 17, 2011 | Weight 9 pounds Length 21 inches Blue eyes Brown hair | Jackson Ray Gladden
14: Your name is special because you have the same initials as your dad & Papa Gladden. You also share your middle name with your dad. Your dad wanted you to have JRG as your initials. It took us months and months to agree on your first name but we finally fell in love with Jackson. It fit just perfect.
17: Looks like it's go time!
18: Baby Jackson | Big Boy
22: _____________________________________________________________ | Our | Dad & I love you so much. Dad was great to let me have my snuggle time with you but still be so helpful in taking care of you.
23: _____________________________________________________________ | Baby Boy
25: You had alot of family visit you at the hospital. Everyone loved You!
26: Ready to go home for the first time. | Snuggled up on mom's bed in hospital. | It took you several minutes to pink-en up. | Tongue Trick! | Mommy's little baby boy. | Snug as a bug in a rug.
28: Our little Sweetie | Mom getting kisses and counting her blessings. | Daddy getting some much needed sleep. | Mom already playing dress up. | Look at that face. Somebody is mad!
29: The Cutest Baby in the World | Mom loving the snack dad got her! | So So Cute !
30: Mitch was such a good brother from the very moment you were born. Always looking out for you and taking care of you.
31: Our Bundle of Joy | Proud PaPa | NeNe & Myles