Monthly Archives: July 2010

He's here!

Jack Hastin Taylor was born at 10:02 pm on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz and measuring 20.5″ long.

Praise be to God!

Birth story to come but for now a few pics:

Walking through the pressure waves (i.e. contractions)
Working on relaxxxxxxiiinnngggg

He's here!

Cutting the cord!

Weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz

Getting weighed the ol' fashioned way

Nice and alert and ready to conquer the world!

Gemma meets Jack

Bath time with daddy

Officially a Texan but still California dreamin'

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Healthy and Happy

Not that I have many followers on this blog, but it’s been so busy, I’ve had to simply ignore it for the last while.  Bre and I are within a week or two of having our first baby (Jack Hastin Taylor), and all time and efforts have been toward moving, and preparing for him, and working hard doing the Mac IT thing.

But in the midst of all of this, we’ve continued our best efforts to eat more traditionally. And each time we visit the Birth Center, the midwives and nurses say that Bre is the picture of a perfectly healthy pregnancy.

Now this is mostly God’s grace, but I like to think He’s using our wonderful, nutritious raw milk that we drink daily (almost every meal and snacks).  We’ve also be pounding the “Blue Ice” brand fermented cod live/high vitamin butter oil supplement since before we conceived.  Both of these have massive amounts of Vitamin K, along with D and A.  Add to that some wild salmon, and you’ve got a winning formula to grow a super healthy baby.  Jack is of good size and very active. He’s head down, and about ready to start his journey south.  And Bre is about the healthiest she has ever been. Certainly, her body is ready for the multitude of feedings that are about to start.

All in all, we feel blessed  that we have a great local milk farmer, and an amazing connection with our Co-op Urban Acres to get our hands on the healthiest food around.  Learning to prepare it is a whole other story, but that’s why that call it learning.

GNOWFGLINS is a great resource for proper food preparation. They have some thorough e-courses and an excellent membership-based way to do it all.

I think Jack is going to be one healthy and happy baby.  I hope he learns how to eat traditional foods so that he loves them his whole life.  That would make me a happy father.