S: Jackson's First Year
FC: JACKSON ROSS SANDERS
1: WELCOME TO THE WORLD SWEET BOY | 10 weeks | 15 weeks | 20 weeks | 39 weeks
2: JACKSON ROSS SANDERS | June 20, 2011 | 9 Pounds 3 Ounces | 20.5 inches | 2:36 a.m. | American Fork Hospital, American Fork, UT
3: J | Meet our precious little one my poor little bug was so swollen when he first came out! You could tell he had been through a lot!
4: Jackson had a fever when he was first born and was showing signs that he was fighting an infection. He spent his first three days in the NICU to receive antibiotics
6: We had debated back and forth over Jackson's middle name for a long time before we finally settled on Ross. We decided in a spur of the moment before Steven gave Jackson his first father's blessing in the NICU.
7: Leaving the Hospital
8: Home at Last!
9: First Fourth of July!
10: J | Jackson's first bottle at 2 weeks. Steve was glad to be a part of the feedings for a change.
12: Heavenly Father, by the power of the Melkezidek priesthood which we hold, we give this baby the name of Jackson Ross Sanders. We bless Jackson that he will continue to grow and develop without problems, and that he will be happy and know that his parents love him. We bless him that he will be well acquainted with Thee in his times of need, happiness and sorrow. We bless him to know that he can rely on Thee. We give this blessing in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
13: Blessing Day
15: BEAR LAKE | Jackson's first trip to Bear Lake! The family had a lot of fun passing him around.
16: One Month! | July 20, 2011
18: This month Jackson smiled his first intentional smile, completely melting my heart and making all of the long nights worth it.
19: He is so expressive!
20: tummy time
22: Two Months
23: August 20, 2011
25: This month Jackson is full of smiles and even let out his first giggle! He starts noticing his toys and begins to bat at them. I just can't get enough of this adorable boy!
26: September 20, 2012
27: THREE | MONTHS
28: This month, Jackson began sleeping through the night! Woohoo! That made this trip to Causey much more enjoyable
30: October 20, 2011
31: Four Months | For Halloween we dressed up as robbers and Jackson was our sack of money. So much fun!
32: Jackson's first experience with solids! He was not a fan. By now he is a pro at holding his head up by himself. | Jackson would take naps with his hands up by his face to keep his binky from falling out of his mouth. When he started nodding off and it would start slipping, he would swing is elbow up and push it back in.
34: Family Pictures
36: J | FIVE MONTHS | November 20, 2011
37: Happy Thanksgiving! Jackson and cousin Oaklee were so curious about each other. It was so cute!
38: I think the faces he makes when he poops are so funny! | By the end of this month Jackson can sit up all by himself!
40: snug as a bug in a rug! | Great Grandma Jackson absolutely adores baby Jackson. She can be quite the baby hog. :) She calls me at least once a week asking if he can come visit.
42: SIX MONTHS
43: December 20, 2011
44: Jackson's favorite part was ripping off the bow
45: F | irst Christmas
46: By the end of six months Jackson was eating solids 3 times a day along with his bottles
47: Seven | Months | January 20, 2012
48: J | Soon after Christmas, we left our home in Provo and moved to Nebraska. By this time, Jackson had already had four double ear infections! Right after we got to our new home, we took Jackson in to get ear tubes! He did great, but looked so pathetic in his little gown I had to take a picture.
50: J | February 20, 2012
51: Children reinvent your world for you. | Eight Months
52: At eight and a half months Jackson starts to crawl! It is so fun to watch him get around, but now he is into EVERYTHING! | My little guy has such a fun personality! He is always smiling and laughing, and he LOVES to play games! Right now his favorite is probably peek-a-boo.
54: March 20, 2012
55: Nine | Months
56: Jackson had such a good Easter. The Easter Bunny brought him a Baby Einstein movie which he loves. Jackson absolutely loves to dance and this movie plays classical music and has colorful pictures and puppets to watch (which he thinks are hilarious). He will sit through the entire 30 minute show without moving (unless you count dancing). This month Jackson also learned how to pull himself up on furniture. He can now be mischievous on a whole new level. We also had our first ultrasound of baby brother! Jackson was very interested in watching it later on the tv, which i thought was so cute! (bottom right picture).
58: TEN MONTHS | April 20, 2012
60: Jackson made a friend in Omaha! Her name is Olivia and is just a month and a half younger. They have so much fun together, though Jackson loves to take her toys and pull her hair. We are trying to teach him to share and be gentle... | Jackson's Favorite Things: -dancing -being chased -giving kisses -taking baths -going for walks -throwing things on the floor -toys with wheels -drinking bottles -making up games -binky -Baby Einstein -swinging at the park -freeze dried yogurt
61: Jackson loves visits to and from his Papi! Papi knows how to play all of his games and even comes up with new ones! Jackson can't get enough!
62: Eleven | Months
63: Jackson's many facial expressions | "Whoa, Dad that was soo high!" | "Why do you keep sticking that thing in my face?" | "I don't have time for your funny business Mom." | May 20, 2012
64: We take our eye off of him for one minute, and the next thing you know he is unrolling the toilet paper. One of his favorite pastimes involves sneaking past us and doing things he knows he shouldn't and then giggling and running away as we try to use our extra stern 'you're in trouble' voice. I just don't know what we are going to do with this kid. How do you stay mad at that face?
65: I just love him.
66: He was so upset when I closed the dishwasher. He just loves pulling the dirty dishes back out..
67: First camping trip! Jackson did great and had so much fun!
68: J | ONE YEAR | June 20, 2012
71: Birthday Party! | June 20, 2011
73: Summer Pictures