April – June Video

July 14th, 2009

So it’s been over two months since I posted anything.  In that time, Josh has been cutting teeth (he now has four and is trying for two more), getting sick for the first time, developing seasonal allergies and sneezing all the time, getting his first good case of diaper rash, etc.

So, instead of posting tons of pictures of the last couple of months, I’ve put together a video of the fun stuff Josh has been up to.  I hope you enjoy it.

(If you can’t see the video click here.)

By the way, all of this video was shot on our Flip Video Camera. A pocket size device that works great. We even have an underwater case for it. At about $100 bucks, I totally recommend it.


Too Tart!!!!

March 11th, 2009

Hi there!  Josh is almost six months and I’ve been quite the slacker about maintaining the blog.  We’re trying to get him into better sleep habits and it’s been exhausting us.   At any rate, he seems to be improving every night.  If he wakes up, he’ll typically cry for about five to ten minutes before falling back to sleep.   We have a good video monitor that we can check to make sure he’s still in the crib and the image is sharp enough that we can see the gentle rise and fall of his breathing.  The monitor prevents unnecessary trips to check on him.

Josh has also been eating a variety of solid foods.  Crisi makes everything from scratch and usually adds just a smidgen of butter and some seasonings.  There hasn’t been anything that I would happily eat if it was served to me.  (Well, maybe not that squash last night…)  Here is a video of Josh’s reaction to peaches with a little yogurt.  TOO TART!!!!

We hope you are all well and happy. God Bless.

14 Days Old

September 29th, 2008

Josh is two weeks old now.  It has been an absolutely wonderful time for us.  Watching all his funny faces, inspecting his little body parts, and holding him while he sleeps. (So I’m a little sappy…) Granted, there are also the not so fun parts – Cris’ body slowly healing, sleep deprivation, pee, poop and vomit everywhere.  But I’m pretty sure we’ll forget that stuff in due time.

We’ve had two pediatrician visits so far; one on his fifth day and the two week checkup.  I’m told the “Fifth Day” visit is a little unusual but that was because the pediatricians aren’t associated with our hosipital and it was mostly a meet and greet type of appointment.  And yesterday we had our “two week” visit.  It seems that Josh likes to show off for the nurses…

On the first visit he showed them he knew how to scream, breast feed, pee, poo, and barf.  (I’m laughing just thinking about it.)  They all loved him.  And yesterday, he really showed off for Nurse Dawn.  Thirteen days old and he tried to do some crawling.  When that didn’t work, he rolled over instead!  Apparently, rolling over doesn’t normally happen until the 3-5 month mark….  And I caught it all on video!   So enjoy this little video clip and we’ll keep on posting updates!!

We hope you are all doing well and thank you all for your prayers and warm wishes.

Trav and Cris

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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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