Josh and his many admirers – 5.5 Weeks

October 24th, 2008

Josh is 5 1/2 weeks old now and is getting stronger and cuter everyday. We’ve had a blast snapping photos of his little face and fun first activities. That is, between some longs days and nights of trying to comfort Josh’s gas and colic. Everyone keeps telling us it’s just a phase, so we’re just working through it and waiting for it to pass…literally, I guess. We’re not letting it stop us from taking him out and enjoying the approaching fall weather.

Here are a few photos taken with Josh’s friends and family.  Pictures include Trav’s Dad and Susy’s visit to Florida to meet the little fella, kisses from his cousin, Lucas and of course, his big sissie, Grace Dog.

Six Weeks To Go!!!

August 7th, 2008

Welcome back.  Today is Thursday, August 7, and we only have six more weeks to go.  I suspect that those weeks will fly by and then we’ll have a brand new bouncing baby boy.  We’re super excited.

Also in recent news, my sister Makaela just had her baby, Brady Patrick, and he’s super cute.  And my sister-in-law Shari is also pregnant, due around Valentine’s Day 2009.  And my other sister Lori just had a baby girl in the last year.  Lots of babies in our family will make the cousins all near the same age, which we think will be a whole lot of fun in the coming years.

Crisi is doing well for the most part.  She’s having contractions (the Braxton-Hicks “fake” contractions) more often now.  Today it happened seven times.  Her stomach becomes rock hard and it looks extremely uncomfortable.  She just waits for it to pass and then keeps on trucking.  Other than that, the Jellybean seems to be constantly moving around inside her belly, trying to find a comfortable spot to settle into.

She has done a fantastic job sticking to her new diet and is keeping the gestational diabetes under control.  That’s great because it means we won’t have to do the insulin.  Lord knows I didn’t want to stick her with a needle, and I know she wants to do it less than I do.

Here’s a quick video that shows some of the highlights from the 4D Ultrasound that we had a few weeks ago.  It also shows the baby’s belly with hiccups from another recent ultrasound.  And then there’s a couple of pictures of us preparing the room and furniture for the Jellybean.

We hope you are all doing well.

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