Saturday, February 28, 2009

What's in a name....

When we first told people we had chosen the name Cash James for our son the first question always asked was: "Did you really name your son after Johnny Cash?" ... The answer to that is simply yes... AND... no. I was introduced to Johnny Cash in high school by my good friend John Heck - I remember driving around in his big old blue Ford Truck belting out BOY NAMED SUE and FOLSOM PRISON BLUES and later in college there were always nights of Johnny Cash Karaoke at the Rickshaw on 99 - there's nothing like a Chinese karaoke bar on highway 99 - oh how I miss College! So yes, Johnny Cash has always been a part of my music collection... but I did not name my son Cash solely as homage to his memory!

A few years back I started reading about Cash Warren in the gossip magazines, I'm pretty sure he has many accomplishments but he is most famous for being Jessica Alba's baby-daddy.. I made a mental note of his name and thought about it again when I had a client selling their house in Fall City with a son named Nash. Even before we were married (and thus pregnant) I had mentioned the name Cash to Brandon and he instantly loved it. During the early months of our pregnancy we couldn't agree on a girls name but we KNEW if we had a son his name would be Cash. Even before I knew for SURE we were having a boy I would call the little one in my belly Cash, as would a lot of our friends... good thing we didn't have a girl, she would have major identity issues! =)

As for his middle name, James, that is Brandon’s middle name. According to him, his mom chose it because she loved James Taylor… I’m hoping Rhonda reads this and can collaborate this story.

In essence our son is destined to become a music star. I can hear an audience of screaming fans at the Grand Ole Opry, when our son, guitar in hand, walks up to the microphone and simply states, a la Johnny Cash…. “Hello, I’m Cash Jackson”. Ha ha ha…. Ok ok ok … that may be a stretch but it’s a perfect name for a country music star! Brandon also thinks it’s a great name for a bull rider or motocross rider, granted I’d prefer him with a guitar in hand, not on a big old bull or motor cycle, but what can you do… he’s going to be whatever he wants and I will support him!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

L'oved Baby

Some of you have asked me about the beanie & nighties Cash has on in his photos - they are from a super cozy & cute line called L'oved Baby. I LOVE L'OVED BABY! I found the line in a magazine... It is so "our style"... muted colors, browns/greens/tans and very simple & cozy... those of you who know me very well know i'm so weird about baby clothes! L'oved baby is just perfect for Cash! Please check it out for yourself if you have a little one or a baby shower to shop for - it's a great line! Also, check out the photo page - Cash and I are in there a few times! =)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cash James is Two Weeks old!

I cannot believe Cash is two weeks old already! Time flies! We had his 2 week check up and he is doing SO well, he is 7 lbs 14 oz and perfectly healthy & happy! He is only waking up once a night (if even, he has slept through the ENTIRE night a few times already, I know, i'm spoiled!), and last night, to my HORROR he rolled over on his own - AT TWO WEEKS!!!! He was able to lift his own head at birth, very strong little man - just like his daddy - that freaked me out enough as it was but now he's rolling over!?!? I can't handle his progress, I want him to be my teenie-tiny little luv bug forever and ever!! I love him so much! If he keeps up this pace he will be walking at 4 months! haha...

Welcome Baby Cash!

Cash James Jackson was born February 10, 2009 (his due date) at 9:31am via emergency C-section. I was in labor for about 10 hours, Cash was stuck at my pelvis & was "sunny side up" so we had a rough, painful labor. Both of our vitals began dropping after I had been pushing for almost two hours & my doctor decided to do an emergency C-Section which I welcomed as I was DONE with the pain and wanted to meet our little man. He weighed in at
7 lbs. 7 oz and was 21 1/4 inches! Ten fingers, Ten toes and perfectly-perfect in every way!!!


Photos by Ann Elrod -

The Jackson Family, December 2008