Friday, September 26, 2008

Go Cats!

Since John is a proud Northwestern alum and former Willie the Wildcat (literally, he was the mascot in college), Isaiah needed to sport some attire for football season. It is pretty big on him, but I'm pretty sure he enjoys being like his daddy! :)

He listened to his first Northwestern football game on the radio last Saturday. (We don't get them on TV out here usually.)
Tomorrow, there is actually a gathering of Northwestern alumni at a local place to watch the game on a cable station. We might try to take Isaiah. Since we're Pacific time, it starts here at 9:00, which is early lately to actually get out of the house these days, but we'll see how it goes. Doubt we'd make it through the whole game anyway, so maybe we'll just go late. So sorry to all my family who are die-hard Hawkeye fans, but Isaiah has to cheer against you tomorrow. :) Go 'cats!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


So, what I can't figure out is how such a massive amount of pee can come out of someone the size of my son! I mean, it's not as if he can fit a bladder the size of Texas in that little body, but then how does all that liquid come out?
By noon, he had soaked through his THIRD outfit since getting up this morning! Soaked! Through the diaper, through the cover, and absolutely soaked the clothes! Seriously, where does it all come from?

And, in other liquids, at one of his feedings this morning, I put him up to my shoulder to burp him. He lifted his head (which is getting so strong at doing!) and milk shot out of his nose right at my face. Good times.

Hard-Earned Photo

So, here is Isaiah's 5-Week Picture...

It was actually taken when he was 5 weeks and 1 day old. Thursday was a very rough and fussy day, so we took it on Friday instead. Friday was also a rough day, and I had just gotten him calmed, but then John needed to leave with the camera for the rest of the afternoon, so we decided to try the photo. Well, it's no small accomplishment that we got even one that is sort of happy looking! Take a look at the progression! :)

A very exhausting photo shoot...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So, my parents came last Wednesday to see us and meet Isaiah. They helped SO much around the apartment and were so great with the little guy!

Then, John's parents came also for the weekend...

On Sunday night, we had Isaiah's baby dedication at our church service. It was such a beautiful time. Joel led the time, and we were so glad to have our parents here. We are so thankful to have such a wonderful and loving community around us as we raise Isaiah!

On top of all the visitors, Isaiah has been really active! He has started smiling, which is SO cute! It is still not incredibly clear-cut what makes him smile, but it has passed beyond just a sign of having gas. :) He smiled a lot for his grandparents--showing off, I think! He has also started to look around a lot and work on holding his head up. He can also roll over (sort of); today he did it twice. I was sitting next to him, so once he got up to his side, he had a bit of a downhill advantage to finish the rest of the roll, but it still is a big deal!
He's having quite a fussy afternoon...I think he misses Grandpa & Grandma already...I know I do!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


For any who haven't already had the pleasure of watching Isaiah's dramatic performance through Facebook, here is your chance:


Monday, September 8, 2008

Thank goodness!

Two reasons to be thankful today:
1. Football season has started...

Heisman! :)

2. My boys are feeling better (as you can see from the photos!). :)

John was feeling really crummy this weekend with some sort of stomach bug. Isaiah was pretty congested and fussy. Isaiah is still congested today, but I think it's just normal baby congestion. He is happier today and seems to be feeling well other than the stuffy nose. So glad whatever miserable bug John had seems to have passed.

And, with John feeling better, he took Isaiah with a bottle to a coffe shop with him so that they could hang out while John does some of his work and reading. That means a shower and a nap for me! :) John is a great husband and a great father; he is amazing with Isaiah. I'm so glad to see him feeling better!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Get a Grip

Isaiah has started to really grip onto things. Before he would wrap his fingers around something but not really hold it. Now, he really grabs stuff. Pretty frequently now, when I bring him down from burping him on my shoulder, the burp cloth comes with him because he has ahold of it. Yesterday, John was holding him while I warmed up some dinner. He had been a little fussy, and I thought I would feed him before I sat down to try to eat. John had put Isaiah tummy down across his chest. When I went to lift him up, he grabbed on to Daddy's T-shirt and wouldn't let go! So, I let him stay with Daddy as it seemed he was not ready to leave. :)

Today Isaiah is three week old!!! We'll have to take his weekly picture a little later today.

The doctor told us yesterday at our wellness check that since Isaiah is gaining weight well (8 lbs 12 oz now!), we no longer have to wake him at night to feed him; we'll just let him wake up. Seemed exciting, but he woke up an extra time last night from the nights when we had been waking him, so I don't know that extra sleep is anywhere in the immediate future. :)

Monday, September 1, 2008


So, it is hard to believe that in such a short time, Isaiah is already growing and changing a lot. Here he is at one week old...

And, here he is at two weeks old...

Man, he's cute! Looking at John's baby pictures, I think Isaiah is starting to look like his daddy! :)