10 fingers. 10 toes. Two tiny ears. 2 bright blue eyes.
He’s laying on the couch right now making cute little baby sounds. He’s discovered his hands this week! Jax weighs 8lbs 5ozs and is 20 inches long – if he would have been born today, those are the stats that would be on his birth certificate. It’s been completely amazing to watch his entire third trimester unfold right in front of our eyes!
On Saturday, we had his “newborn” pictures taken. We know an incredible photographer. Angeli took our engagement and wedding pictures! She offered to do Jax’s newborn photos as a gift (see, I told you she was incredible!). She does fantastic work and we are so happy with the pictures! You can see more on her blog: Lissarrague Images.
I know I say all the time how lucky we are to have Jaxson in our lives. But did you guys know that we are literally lucky to have him? Some hospitals and doctors have a policy for 23 weekers: do not resuscitate. Some hospitals and doctors do not provide life-saving help to babies born at 23 weeks or sooner, even if they are born breathing or if their hearts are beating. If I would have been airlifted to one of those hospitals, they would have handed Jax to me after delivery to hold while he died. My heart breaks for the families that have to do this. Thankfully, many hospitals and doctors are rethinking this policy and are giving every baby a chance regardless of the challenges they will face in life.
So, today I am even more humbled than usual when I look at our miracle baby. Yesterday, I grieved for the pregnancy that I did not get. But today and all the days forward, I will celebrate the life that I have! Next week, we can all wish Jax a “Happy 4 Month Birthday!” Today, we can wish him a “Happy Due Date!”
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Happy Due Date Jaxson. I will repeat this all the days of your life that you are one very loved miracle baby and you were born to just the right family. God bless each and every one of you!
Amazing! He is so perfect in every way. He is JAXSON! No one could ever know what might have happened if things didn’t happen the way they did. So proud of the Mully family for holding it together over the past 4 months. Thanks for sharing your feelings along the journey. Love you guys! Keep on keepin’ on, my friends!
He is such a handsome boy. Congratulations on such amazing milestones. Considering everything he and you have been through what a blessing to be celebrating every moment with such joy. As parents we celebrate the milestones such as finding their hands, smiling, sitting up, eating solid food etc., with Jaxson each milestone reached, making it another day, another week, adding another ounce, coming home are even more reason for celebration. Thank you for letting us celebrate with you!