Friday, December 31, 2004

The Baby in the Mirror

Guess who I met today...The baby in the mirror! He is so cool. He smiles at me all the time. Thanks Aunt Terri for introducing us.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

My Last 1st Christmas

Mom and dad tell me that this is my last "first" Christmas. I got to spend it with my cosuins Logan and Trevor, Aunt Terri, Uncle Dennis, Gramps and Lynn. I had so much fun watching everyone. So much fun, I fell asleep before it was over. I want to thank Logan and Trevor for the special ornament. I love Tigger! I have to thank Gramps and Lynn for setting up appointments to get my picture taken. It's going to be a lot of fun!

Saturday, December 25, 2004

my 6th and 6.5 1st Christmas

My holiday season has not ended....I had my 6 and 6.5 Christmas celebrations today. I had Christmas breakfast with Gramps. He made eggs, pancakes, and sausage. He even started making some specialty pancakes...like a snapping turtle and a unicorn...but he chopped off their heads so they would look like circles before they had a chance to finish cooking. I kept an eye on all that food, but mom and dad would only let me eat my milk again. I sure can't wait to try everything next year. Gramps looks like such a good cook. After breakfast, we went to Grandma Ray's house again to have Christmas dinner and spend time with Great Grandma, Great Great Uncle Ed, and Great Aunt Monica and Great Uncle Fran. You should have smelled the food here. I thought for sure someone would give me something...but yet again milk....some what disappointing. However, Great Aunt Monica and Great Uncle Fran made up for it. I was kind of tired and grumpy and they held me and rocked me all afternoon (even when I was screaming in their ears!) We had fun opening presents again and I am so thankful for everything. When I finally made it home, there was a surprise waiting on the porch. My Great Great Aunt Pat and Maggie sent us a present all the way from California mom said (I am not sure where that is, but I think it is far away). Mom was so excited when she open the box because it had some of her famous candy in it. Yet again, I could not try any, but I hear it is very tasty. I was excited to see a cool outfit that mom will have to dress me in when I get a little bigger. I sure feel lucky to have so many people in my life that love me. Oh and I all most forgot. Santa came today! He made me this cool soft block stacker that mom can put pictures in so I can look at everyone when they are not around.

Friday, December 24, 2004

My 5th, 1st Christmas



I bet you are going to guess it...today I had my 5th first Christmas with Grandma Jodie, Uncle Kevin, and Aunt Ruth. I had so much fun hanging out with everyone. I was able to watch Grandma cook a hudge dinner. I can't wait until I am big enough to eat real food. It looked so good. After dinner we opened gifts. Grandma Jodie has a toy box in her house now all full of toys for me to play with when I come to visit. Everyone had fun tossing all the wrapping paper all over me in my chair. My arms were working well enough to push it off my head so I could see everything going on. I want to thank everyone for thinking of me. I am going to have fun playing with my glow pooh bear at night and am going to stay warm when I go camping in my new sleeping bag. I am going to keep mom and dad busy reading my new books, and the bib with my kitty's picture on it will come in very useful I am told. After presents I was so tired I wanted to go home and go to bed, but mom and dad said we had one more very important stop to make. I went to church and listened to some beautiful music, heard about baby Jesus and learned the true meaning of Christmas. All these celebrations have been awsome, but He is the true reason we celebrate.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

My 4th, 1st Christmas



Ok, today I hard my 4th 1st Christmas. I can't believe this holiday lasts so long. Today I spent time with Grumpy and Grandma as well as Uncles Shawn, Keegan, Chris, and Ross as well as Aunt Meg. I was so happy to give them all their "number one" uncles and aunt shirts that I worked so hard on. They all said I did a good job putting my foot prints all over the back. Everyone opened my presents for me today. I helped by keeping track of all the bows...they put them all over me! I want to say thank you to everyone. I just love my new cars. Mr. Blankey is too cool, and I am going to love dressing up like a knight when I get a little older. Mom and dad said they would read me all the new books and dress me in my new outfits as well.

My 3rd, 1st Christmas

I had my 3rd 1st Christmas tonight. I had a quiet dinner with mom and dad and then we opened presents. I learned all about tearing paper from dad. I had fun trying to reach for the tissue paper, but my arms still aren't working as well as I would like, so I had mom and dad open my presents for me. Afterwards I read my new books, and went to bed. All that hard work wore me out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Practical Joke Anyone??

Oh boy did I get Uncle Keegan good today! First there was this minor spit up issue that I really thought was no big deal until he started screaming as loud as I do and pulling off his shirt. Then there was this little issue of a major diaper malfunction all over his leg. I felt a little bad about that one.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Music Appreciation

Today I went to my first concert and watched Uncle Shawn conduct a band at his school. The music was fantastic. I practiced conducting right along with him. Mom was a little nervous I would be too noise since they were recording the concert to make a cd. I was perfect. I just sat there and listened the entire time!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Reason to Celebrate


Congratulations Uncle Shawn and Dr. Great Aunt Monica on your graduations! I had so much fun at your parties. Uncle Shawn graduated from UW Madison today. He is going to be a music teacher, and Great Aunt Monica graduated from Edgewood College with a doctoral degree. They are both so smart and I know mom and dad are so proud of them.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Art Projects

I sure had a busy day today! Mom insisted that I have a gift for all my uncles and aunts and that I make it myself...well, mostly by myself any way. I can't tell you what it is, or I would ruin my Christmas surprise for everyone, but it involved turning my feet black. I was such a good sport about the entire thing. Everyone will love it!

Friday, December 10, 2004

My 2nd, 1st Christmas

Well, I had my 2nd first Christmas today with all my friends (Molly...who is a week older than me, Owen ...9 mo. and Tyler...3yrs), oh and I almost forgot mom and dad's friends were there as well. I tried showing off my newly acquired skill of sucking my thumb, but my hands wouldn't work tonight. Instead I watched the beautiful lights on Julie's tree and hung out opening presents and listening to everyone talk. What a fun night.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

My Thumb

Guess what...Guess what....I did it...I finally did it!! I have been practicing for seven weeks, and I finally got my thumb in my mouth!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2004

My first, first Christmas




We just got back from my first first Christmas. This one was in Indiana, at Great-Grandma Baker's house. Boy was that a long car ride. Mom and Dad wanted to go straight through, but I made sure they stopped every three hours to feed and change me so that they could do a little sight seeing. This was my first chance to meet Aunt Terri, Uncle Dennis, and my cousins Logan and Trevor. I also got to meet Great-Uncle Jon, and 2nd cousins, Sadie and Jay. It was a long day, and I was getting cranky, but Sadie picked me up and rocked with me for a half hour and put me right to sleep. Mom and Dad wish she was around more often. Everyone took turns taking care of me, especially Great Grandma and Aunt Terri. I love hanging out with them. Even Logan and Trevor got in on the action, and we have pictures to prove it. I got lots of presents, but I was tired and my hands don't work too well yet, so I had Mom and Dad open them for me. Thanks everyone for all the great presents. I promise to personally spit on all of them at least once.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Happy Turkey Day

My very first Thanksgiving...There was so much to see and do, I am not sure I can remember it all. Let's see. I was able to meet and play with several beautiful women that just couldn't keep there hands off me. There was Great Aunt Wil who told me lots of stories and talked oh so gently to me. There was Great Aunt Monica who would rock me all night and kept me nice and warm. There was Aunt Meg who always kept a look out for someone to put me down so I wouldn't have to be lonely in my bouncer and of course there was Grandma Ray who helped me to get all the extra bubbles out of my tummy so I could feel better. Uncle Keegan tried to teach me to walk today and taught me a neat game called Saber Tooth Tiger. Mom says it's kind of like Peek-a-boo only a little scarier. But I am tough...he couldn't scare me. Uncle Shawn played some beautiful music so I could relax. I wanted to play with Uncle Chris, but he was busy with his car that hit a deer last night. I will have to catch him later. I liked to hang out with Grumpy because he had this great swinging technique that put me to sleep every time. My 2nd cousin Jason also held me. It was pretty cool because I was the first baby he ever held...and he didn't even drop me. Mom says one of her Uncles, that shall remain nameless, dropped her when she was a baby. But that same Uncle held me and did a great job. I guess practice makes perfect!

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

The Holiday Fun Begins



I hung out with Grandma Jodi and Uncle Kevin today. We worked on decorating the Christmas tree. Uncle Kevin and Daddy hung the lights and Grandma told stories about the ornaments as they put them on the tree. The tree sure was beautiful to look at when they finished. I could have watched the lights all day!

Time to Eat


Today was the first day daddy took me out to eat at a restaurant. I went with him, Gramps, Mommy, and Lynn. Daddy learned all about the hammocks for the car seats so I could sit right next to everyone at the table. Everyone was impressed with how good I was. I slept the entire time! I knew they didn't have any milk on the menu so there wasn't much there I was interested in.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

I Can Move!

I rolled over today! Actually, it was kind of cheating because mom showed me how first and then she put my legs and arms in the right spot and then I used a little handhold on the blanket for leverage. But still, I rolled over! Pretty cool, huh?

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Party Time

I went to my first birthday party today for Grandma Ray. It sure was a lot of fun playing with everyone. Great Aunt Monica does a super job keeping me warm and happy. I could hang out in her arms all day! Uncle Keegan sure tries hard to teach me new things. He tried to teach me to crawl today, but I just couldn't hold my head up long enough to get the hang of it. He pushed me along the floor until mom told him to knock it off so I could get the feel of things.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Road Trip


I went on my first road trip today. Mom and Maddie took me to Dubuque to visit dad at school. I was very good for mom and slept all the way there and back. Maddie kept me company in the back seat. In Dubuque I was able to meet all of Dad's teachers and friends. I even got to go to class with him. Unfourtunately I do not remember what they learned because I fell asleep. Mom says theology will do that to the best of us from time to time.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Happy Birthday to Me!!




Wow, was that ever a trip. It all started when our dog Maddie decided to ditch mom and chase a rabbit. Mom jumped off the porch and ran after the dog, caught her, brought her back in the house and realized she had just peed her pants. How embarrassing.

Of course she hadn't really, but she wasn't sure. Just to be safe she called Dad and told him to come home from Dubuque and checked herself into the hospital. She told the nurse, I probably just peed my pants and these are fake contractions, and you'll probably send me home in five minutes, but I thought I should at least check. The nurse set her straight and got her in a bed. By the time Dad showed up, it was getting downright uncomfortable in there. I tried to fit, really I did, but it just wasn't happening, so they ended up doing a c-section. It sure felt good to stretch, but what's a guy got to do to get some heat around here? I screamed and screamed, but they never got the room above 85 degrees. I about froze to death. Thankfully one of those smart nurses hooked me up with my own personal tanning bed. Dad keeps bouncing between me and mom checking on us both. He looks tired. I hope I get to see mom again soon. I'm hungry.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Dr. Appointment


I am now 37 weeks old. The Dr. finally decided I am a boy and he even has pictures to prove it. Not that that mom or dad could tell what they were looking at. The Dr. says I am a healthy little boy. I know mom and dad are eagerly awaiting my arival.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Update...

Everyone has been asking for updates, so here it goes. I am a healthy active 32 week-old. I love kicking mom and jumping around. They say I am close to 4 lbs. They also told mom the other day I might be a girl. But they told her a while a go I might be a boy. That is a big surprise...I am either a girl or a boy. They said they would try again next week, but I just keep moving too much for anyone to know for sure. Mom and dad had a little scare these past few days and had to spend a couple days in the hospital. Mom got pretty sick and couldn't keep anything in her stomach and got dehydrated which triggered contractions. I didn't like that. The dr's gave her medicine and lots of IV fluids and she is doing much better now. She still has some medicine to take and a special diet for a couple days, but at least the walls stopped squeezing now. More room to kick!

Sunday, August 1, 2004

I Can Kick

Daddy tried to listen to my heartbeat today, so I kicked him in the head.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

New Games

My new favorite game is called, "Hide from Daddy." It goes like this. I do jumping jacks, shadow boxing, and soccer practice until mom says, "The baby's kicking! Come quick!" Then I hear thump, thump, thump, creak while daddy runs up the stairs and opens the door. Then mommy says, "Right here, Right here!" and Daddy puts his hand on the spot I've been pummelling most recently. Then I take a nap.

Isn't that a great game?

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Growing SO Big!

I am now 19 weeks old and weighs 10 ounces. I was moving so much during the ultrasound they couldn't even tell the sex.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

A little Scare

Mom had a scare today. An outbreak of 5th Disease is going around school. Luckily tests showed she was immune to this, but it sure gave her a good scare. She now keeps a huge container of hand sanatizer and Clorox wipes by her classroom door. You can never be too careful.

Sunday, April 4, 2004

Another Anoucement

Today in church dad gave a children's sermon about how excited the people in Jerusalem were when Jesus returned on Palm Sunday, and said it would be kind of like how excited everyone in church would be when they found out about me! Not everyone caught on, but by the end of the morning alost everyone in church knew about me.

Monday, March 29, 2004

Dr. Appointment


Our second dr. appointment. I am now 11 weeks old and weighs 1/2 an ounce. I have developed arms and legs that are visible on the ultrasound.

Monday, March 1, 2004

Ultrasound

Our first ultrasound. 7 weeks and 2 days old. What an incredible experience!

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Big News!!

Today we shared our new and exciting news with the grandparents-to-be. Each one received a Valentines card directed to "grandma" and "grandpa." Some took longer than others to "catch on" but everyone was very excited to hear the news