Monday, September 29, 2008

Friends and Family

We had a fun-filled weekend! Friday night our good friends came over for dinner. Kristen and Mike came in from Dallas to go to ACL, and Jenny and Zack came over to make it a party. I am so excited because Kristen and Jenny are both pregnant and due in March and April. So needless to say, it was a fun night of baby/preggo talk! At midnight (way past all of our bedtimes!) we mentioned pickles and before I knew it, Jenny was rummaging through the fridge! Sweet gherkins would just not do it- it was only hamburger dill pickles for her! What a classic preggo move! Love it!! We had such a great time and I only wish I could see the Seamans more often!

Saturday my fam came up for a quick fill of baby lovin. Alex is so fun right now and Papa Wes was having a good time playing! Even Chad got in on some fun! I dropped the ball and didn't get a pic with Nani :( Sorry! Next time!!

Blowing bubbles!

playing "stand up, sit down" didn't know that was game?!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

4 Month check-up

Alex went to the doc on Friday for his 4 month well-check. We were excited because Travis got to come too! Alex did really well and "showed off" for the doc loving every minute of attention. He weighed in at 15 lbs 10 oz (50 percentile), measured 26in. long (75 percentile- tall boy!), and has a smaller head registering in the 25th percentile. We are growing good, yep yep. This just confirmed the growth spurt he had and why is was so quickly difficult to snap many of his smaller onesies.
We opted on a combo vaccine- only one poke this time! :) Alex was a tough guy and only cried a little. It was WAY better than the first time (for Mom and baby)! We will go back next month for some more. :(

Monday, September 22, 2008

Game Day and Race Day

Watching the Ags! Whoop!

A little team spirit from Team Isaacson!
Travis ran in a marathon relay race this weekend. He ran one of the 11.1K legs of the race and I am so proud of him. He worked really hard and did well! The team is made up of guys from our bible study small group. The guys have a great time together and have had fun training for the race. The girls did a team too, but I couldn't commit to running this soon, so maybe next time! :( I am ready to start running again and I am going to train for a 5k in November to motivate me. Alex and I did make the trek downtown to cheer Travis and the teams on. It was fun and Alex did really well. It's days like this that make me realize how much we can do!

We recently got a BOB stroller - aka the "Hummer" of strollers (right Shalonda!)- and that makes events like this and exercising so much easier. He is so little in it! but oh so cute! Don't mind the bug eyes- I think he is very intrigued by the camera these days. We have enjoyed using it this last week while Ike kept the temp down to where we could actually get out without risking heat exhaustion :) I love it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Doctor Doctor

Are you pregnant? Do you plan on getting pregnant? Do you need an OBGYN? Do you live in the North Austin Area? Well, you need Dr. Jo Choudhry! She is up and running full steam ahead! She is a FABULOUS doctor and makes a pap smear fun! haha, well, I dont know about fun but she is great! and my sister! (awwww)
Pass her info along on to all your friends! Thanks!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

4 Months

My Alexander Travis is four months old! Our well-check doctor visit isn't until a couple of weeks (since the doc is on vacation) but since Alex was sick we got to weigh in- he is up to 15.5 lbs! He is such a joy, always making us laugh and smile. We are making some good progress in the car, but still have our rough times. He is so much easier to entertain these days and loves just looking at things/people. Sleep is totally random- some nights he will go 6 hours, yet others he reverts back to every 3! Yes, those are some rough nights reminiscent of the newborn days.

Here are some of our little man's favorites these days...

  • hand to suck- right. We think this is a sign of his right-handedness. He also found his thumb in the last few days and seems to be liking it.
  • games- peek a boo, "Im gonna getcha!", and raspberry on the belly. All get big laughs!
  • book- Goodnight Moon. Well, I think he likes it best...he is a really good listener during this one!
  • playtime activity- tummy time! The kid could kick for hours if we let him. He looks a little like Shamu as he arches his back and lifts his head high. Mom has to shut down the party if he throws up too much. :(
  • thing to "eat"- burp cloths. We make sure he has one to hold and stuff in his mouth at all times! Forget the pacifier, give me a burp cloth! This also comes in handy for all the emergency spit ups!
  • noise to make- dinosaur roar! Well, we call it that. I don't know why but he loves to roar and it is hilarious. ???
  • activity- bath time! What kid doesn't love it!? But Alex starts grinning from ear to ear when we start to undress him because I swear he knows! and that smile continues all through bath time!
Oh, we love our lil boo bear. He is just the cutest thing in America! (We say!)

Friday, September 12, 2008

His little lamb

I love this onesie and so did everyone at church...Thanks Hoyts!

Alexanders first time to the church nursery...

He did pretty well, so they say. They said he did cry (and I know that they really mean scream) during the middle, but the pastors wife (she was in there with her lil one) walked him around the lobby and he calmed down. Too bad everyone already knows him and us. :) They saw us after we picked him up and people were like "oh, youre the ones..." great. We already have a reputation. But he did calm down and played on his own after that and when I picked him up at the end of church he seemed fine. A little red eyed and nosed, but fine. Bless his lil heart. Everyone loved him though and said he was sooo cute! The sweet ladies in there really made us feel comfortable leaving him.
Well, as comfortable as a mom can be leaving their precious one for the first time. I can admit that my mind was on him most of the sermon, I stared at the screen watching for my number intently, and I raced out as fast as I could to pick him up. I am sure we will both do better next time! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sick Buddies

It's been a rough couple of days here at Team I. I was going to post on Tuesday about how proud I was that Alex went to the church nursery for the first time on Sunday, how cute he was in his church outfit, and how tough it was for me to focus during church. Unfortunately, I believe that church did us in. Alex started with a cough on Monday and it just escalated from there. By Monday night he was quite sick and had fever. On top of that, Mom got sick too. I felt horrible! Bad chills and aches and nausea. Travis really stepped up to help out and was amazing! He even stayed home from work on Tuesday to take care of his babies. :) I couldn't have made it without him. He totally took care of Alex, took him to the doctor (which is a feat in itself), took care of the bigger baby-Me!, and then also went to the store to get what we needed for remedies. He was a regular Mr. Mom and did a fabulous job. We started feeling a lil better yesterday but we still had our snotty issues and I still needed a lot of rest. I swear Alex gained 50 lbs I could barely pick him up. Nothing is worse than caring for a baby and not feeling well yourself. Alex was hilarious though- sick but smiling. You would never know the child didn't feel well most of the time. It always helps me get through the day to see that gummy grin- even when he is supposed to be napping! Even though I know its weird, I kinda think he so cute with his snotty nose and cute "fake sounding" cough. But we were sick buddies- we lay around together, stayed in pjs all day together, and even slept in the guest bed with the humidifier together. Oh, the bonding. :) Really, taking care of your sick child is very emotional. I would have done anything for him. I was holding him late on Monday night in the recliner while he tried to sleep through his stuffy nose and I teared up thinking of all the times my mom must have cared for me when I was sick. There is nothing like a mothers love and I finally felt what she must have felt all those times.

The good news, we are feeling better today. Better and better. Oh, and luckily the doc said it is just a cold virus. He should get through it fine and basically...let the war on snot begin!
*Those cute church pics will be out soon!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Choo! Choo! Evan turned 2!

Alex went to his first birthday party this weekend. Evan, our neighbor and good friend, turned 2 years old! They had a Choo-Choo themed party that was too-too precious! If you have ever been to a two year old party you know how wild they can be, and this one was no exception. It was a full house and there was a lot of fun going on! We had a great time and Alex really had fun watching all the hooplah! He konked out as soon as we got home. Happy Birthday Evan!!

Leah always does an amazing job of setting everything up so cute and having great ideas! Really puts the pressure on for Alex's first birthday! I might have to start planning soon! Jk jk :)

I am so glad that we met and have gotten to be good friends with the Hoyts. We are so blessed with their friendship. It's been fun to see Evan grow up over the last year and I am glad Alex will have a buddy across the street to play with some day!

Alex, with the party in the background. Someday soon he will be right in the mix of it all!

Evan loves Veggie Tales so I got him this set of books. I was so glad he seemed to love them and started "reading" almost right away! He wouldn't even look away for a pic! :)

Does this face say "lets party" or what!?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ketchup...yep its time

I know of teachers that would pull out a ketchup bottle and tell the kids it was time to "Ketchup" on work that was dragging out...that's how I feel today, since I have been MIA on the blog scene for a while. I have been in a funk, don't know what it is, but it is time to snap out of it! :)

Last weekend we had a family reunion with my moms side of the family. It was a lot of fun and so good to see everyone. We had a great time just chatting, eating burgers, lovin' on babies, and some played games of poker, Hungarian horseshoes, and Foosball.

Alex got to meet his 3rd cousin, Asher, who is about a month younger than him. I am sure they will have a ball playing together some day!

This is Hallie Ann, his other third cousin. Have you ever seen such beautiful blonde curls!! Too cute!!
Alex sported the maroon and white to cheer on the Ags and their first game, but it did not seem to help. : ( We'll gig 'em next time, right?! Oh, I hope so!! (sigh)

Vinnie, trying to get Alex to make a longhorn...nice try!
Alex surprised me this week. Three times I have found him like a turtle on his back in his crib in the middle of the night. He wasn't crying really, but the commotion woke me up and convinced me to check on him. He was apparently working on a poop and fell over from all the "wiggling". I think he was just as surprised as I was. He rolled over again for Travis the other night when they were playing. So, I guess he can roll over now, although I still feel it is somewhat accidental. :) Oh, and he can't go the other way yet (back to belly)- that is why... we are a turtle on its back.

Today was our 2nd playdate. It was good times by all. The other baby boy was a no-show again. So its Alex and his ladies...Mya, Emma, and Kenzie (Annie couldn't make it either). What cuties!