Friday, May 8, 2009

Thanks for the grub and visits

Feeding Jackson is not too expensive right now, although it can certainly be painful. Our life revolves around his eating schedule, and we document every meal to ensure he's eating a healthy and well-balanced (right vs. left) diet. But apparently most new parents forget about feeding themselves. Fortunately, that hasn't been an issue for us. Our friend Bethany devised a care calendar so our family and friends could provide some meals for us these first few weeks. What a lifesaver it has been!

Rebecca provided the first feast - spinach artichoke dip, salad, lasagna, eggplant parmesan, and cake from Candelari's. Here's the grub laid out on the table. It's three days later and we still have a bit of lasagna to finish as well as some of the chocolate mousse cake dessert, so thanks for feeding us for days!

Penny provided yesterday's meal - Jason's Deli sandwiches, soup, pasta, and dessert! Their cranberry walnut oatmeal cookies are now my favorite cookie of the month, so make sure you update your address book.
Of course, Noelle's mom got the food ball rolling back at the hospital, where she brought Rob his leftover Cashew Chicken and Noelle some Taco Bell. Then Jess brought us some pizza and Scott and Ashley brought us Whataburger, which apparently led to them being blacklisted from that Whataburger. While in town, Shannon and her mom also made us some of Noelle's favorites such as Pigs in a Blanket, Chappell Hill Sausage along side Shells and Cheese, and ice tea with limes! So as Noelle is losing ridiculous amounts of baby weight, Rob seems to be gaining it. Thanks, everyone!

We also are thankful for the many visitors we have had either at the hospital or at home. Jackson has enjoyed meeting so many people that will be important in his life! Below are some pictures of Jackson with his new friends. If there's not a picture of you with Jackson it's either because A. You haven't come to visit! B. You wouldn't want the picture posted! or C. We just missed out on the photo op.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Jackson's Friends


The Kemps said...

I just want to eat him up he is too adorable for words! I cannot believe there's actually a newborn that is THIS cute!

Bethany said...

Did Rebecca supply the Bud Light?