A Great Year

So much exciting stuff going on this year. Let me break it down so I’m sure to miss something.
My son, James Timothy, was born.
I celebrated my eighth anniversary with my beautiful bride.
I graduated with a BS in Computer and Information Technology.
I landed a great government job as a programmer with the D.O.D.
I got my season tickets for the Colts.

The latter meant I spent tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium watching the Colts first preseason game. Manning took six snaps and was sacked three times which was awful. I really like my seats though and I can’t wait until the regular season starts!

JT is getting huge! He had his sixth month appointment the other day and we found out he is eighteen pounds! He’s strting to do push ups and trying to crawl so I know it’s weeks before he is getting around. He’ll be happy when that happens because I can tell he’s been frustrated not being able to get around on his own power. That may sound crazy but have a kid and you’ll see 😉 and if you dont then your kid is lazy. I’m lazy too though so don’t take it personally.

So back to my point. This year has been awesome. I’m not looking forward to turning thirty but so far one amazing thing after another has happened. It’s nice to be done with school and to look to the future.

I’ve basically started a new chapter in my life this year and so far it looks like it’s going to be awesome! I’m hoping you’re having a great year too. And for those of you that aren’t don’t loose faith. -James

James Timothy’s First Month

Can you believe it? It’s been a month already! Time seems to be flying by and James Timothy is getting bigger everyday. We went to the doctor today and he is up to 11 pounds and has grown about an inch! The doc said he is healthy and advancing perfectly.

I think Angela fully understands why women get time off from work after having a child. She has been so busy this past month that I think sometimes she’s moving on pure adrenaline. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it! The best I can do is help out here and there where I can and try not to take things too personally when I get a pan thrown at me. LOL, ok so there haven’t been any pan throwing incidents… yet 😉

He had his first bath and subsequently second and third this past month which he actually seems to LOVE. It always knocks him out right afterward too. We’ve got his swing set up which is something else he loves. Some mornings he likes to be put in that thing and then the rest of the family gets to sleep for several more hours.  I’m already feeling the never ending amount of things that need to be put together for this kid.

And now for some pictures. If you’re not following me on twitter you’re missing out on some of the best pictures taken from my phone so go there now! http://twitter.com/jamescochran

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James Timothy’s Birth

Last week my son James Timothy was born to me and my wife Angela.  Janurary 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm.  We actually got to the hospital on Monday so that she could be induced but by Wednesday morning it wasn’t happening and that’s about the time we decided a C-section may be the best way to go.

Shortly after noon we found out that was probably the best decision when all 10lbs 2.4ozs  of James Timothy came screaming out to the outside world.  The doc said the 16.5 inch shoulders probably would not have passed anyway and that his 14.5 inch head wasn’t even hardly under the pelvic bone like it should have been.

He was received with much fanfare once we got back to our room where everyone was waiting.  They were all quickly kicked out though, or more precisely since they had already came out to the hallway to see the baby, were left out as we went into the room.  We spent about an hour and a half getting Angela back to feeling ok and feeding the baby.

We had to spend the next 3 days in the hospital learning the massive amounts of information they throw at you.  The best story out of this is the night when the baby finally pooped Angi couldn’t really get out of bed so I had to do the diapers.  I started to take it off and all I could say was “Call the nurse.”  Luckily she was seconds away and came in to give me a hand because that first poopy diaper was by far the worst we’ve had yet.  Although he is starting to get quite a bit more gassy and a little smelly.  It’s all down hill from here in the odor department I suppose.

We’ve been out of the hospital for a few nights now and we are definitely making this all up as we go and doing the best job we can which happens to be a great job if I say so myself 😉

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