Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mommy and Daddy's Date Night

First of all you looked like quite the stud in your outfit today for church.. and this smile will get anyone :)

We got out your bumbo for the first time to try it out since you like to sit up so much. You did very well and sat up holding your head up for about 10 minutes on your own!

It was finally time for me and your Daddy to have our date night. We have enjoyed being home with you the past 5 weeks but definitely needed a little time to ourselves. We went to Adventure landing and played putt putt and arcade games and then went to have ice cream. We have so much fun together :)

Wes and Laurie were sweet enough to watch you while we were gone, making them your very first babysitters! They said you did great, just spitting up on them a time or two ha. We came home and they had changed your clothes. Wes is pretty funny about always wanting to put new things on babies and he found these swimming trunks that Cici bought for you. They are 3-6 months so they were just a tad big!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Today we just had a very relaxing day. Your daddy and Uncle Phil got up and took a bike ride while you and I just lounged around. I sorted through your clothes all day seperating the different sizes into bins and then we cooked out for lunch once they got home. It was a beautiful day outside so we enjoyed some porch time as well and you and your daddy snuck in a nap. Lately you have been fighting some major sleep so we make sure to take advantage of afternoon naps when we can. It broke my heart but we had to let you cry it out in your crib. After about 15 minutes you finally gave in and went to sleep. I am just thankful you are a good sleeper at night :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Date with Lily

Tonight we went out to dinner and ice cream with the Lewis clan. Your mommy and daddy just love Jordan and Michael and we were so happy to get to spend some time with our friends! Lily is now 9 months old and just as cute as she can be. She wanted to hold your hand but you werent sure what to think about it :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Belly Button!

Today we had 2 major things happen... your umbilical cord finally fell off AND we had a successful grocery shopping trip to Walmart!

I have been so worried about your belly button because everyone had said it was already supposed to be off by now so I have been making sure to put extra alcohol on it the last week and it paid off! You have such a cute little innie :)

And I once again am so thankful for the baby bjourn. You slept the whole time we were grocery shopping and I got all kinds of "Aww how sweet" comments.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Smiling for mommy

You seriously stole my heart today with your smile....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One month old!

Today we made the drive back home from a wonderful long weekend in Tennessee. You slept the entire way again, and we just had to stop twice to feed you. It was nice to be back home with you and your Daddy. I love visiting and seeing our family but I feel like I didnt get to spend much time with you since everyone else wanted to hold you and love on you :)

We gave you a bath once we got home and you just had the sweetest disposition. You were looking at your Daddy and just talking to him with your little coos. You are ONE MONTH OLD today and we just cant believe how much you have grown! You are becoming so much more aware of other people and it just melts our hearts when you look at us in the eyes and interact with us.

We love you son and cant wait for many more exciting months ahead :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

We had a cookout with Tristan and it was so much fun. He is at a really fun age right now, walking around and talking and getting into everything. I cant wait until you get big enough so that the two of you can play together :) And like I said before.. he is a HAM!

Elena and Nina came over to meet you as well. Your mommy grew up with them and they were like sisters, so it was very surreal that you are now here and are my son :)

We then went and had dinner to celebrate VDiddy and Susu's 18th anniversary. It was a beautiful day and it was so nice to just relax and spend time with the family. Dede and Poppy came over to meet you along with...

Mason's girlfriend Addie and...

Aunt JD :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cousins and birthday party

We went to church in Knoxville this morning and then came back and met your Uncle JC, Aunt Leann, cousin Tristan and Nana Robin at where else.... the Cracker Barrel! It was so fun to see how Tristan interacted with you. He is now 16 months old and a true ham... he kept saying BABY BABY and then wanted to hug and kiss you. When we took you away from near him he cried bc he was so sad! We also got the great news that Olivia Ruth will be joining the family in October! That means she will be the first Isham girl in a long time :)

We had a surprise birthday party for James to celebrate his BIG 50! He said that you were the best present he could ask for :)

It was so fun to have the whole family together again and now with the 2 new additions too! You could tell that things will never be the same now that you and Caylor are here because all everyone did was sit around and watch you too ha. We had a little photo session to remember the first time you two met. Here are the mommas and their boys.

the grandmas

the grand grandparents

the grandpas

and the birthday twins!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pipper's Surprise!

This morning the 3 of us got up and took you to our very favorite place to eat... the Cracker Barrel. We met Uncle Gark and his sweet girlfriend Macy. We had the best time catching up with them and showing you off to everyone we knew there. Your Mom used to work there for 6 years so she knows a lot of people :)

After that we went down to visit with Mimi. Potts and Poppa. Mimi and Potts were so funny as they both fought over who would get to hold you and for how long. They both liked you just a little bit I think ha! Poppa loved meeting you for the first time and it was very special as he is your great great grandgfather and that means we have 5 generations in our family! Your Aunt Jessica came over to meet you as well and it was so fun seeing her hold you. I cant wait for her to have you a special friend one day :)

Your Cici and Pipper got home from the beach that night and we were about to surprise James because he didnt know you were going to be there! He was so sweet and was SO excited when we knocked on the door. He held his first baby when he held you and instantly fell in love. Just like everyone else, all he wanted to do was look at you and said over and over how perfect you were. Uncle Tyler was there to meet you for the first time as well... and there will be a definite challenge to see which uncle loves you most :)

We are so happy that you finally are getting to meet all of those who are so special to us!

Friday, May 22, 2009

First trip to Tennessee!!!

We got moving early this morning in preparation to leave at lunch when your Daddy got off work. He got off at noon and off we went! You did so well.. and slept whole way!!! We stopped twice to feed you but other than that you didnt cause us any extra time like we thought you might :)

We got to your VDiddy and Susu's around 9, after stopping to get your Daddy some new clothes at the outlets in Gatlinburg. The drive was WELL worth it when I saw the look on your Uncle Mason's face when he first met you. He was in shock and a bit freaked out for about the first 10 minutes but as soon as he held you for the first time he did not want to put you down. It was the sweetest! "Where is my baby boy?" is what I heard from him the entire rest of the weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pack Pack Pack

Today was made up of two things for you and me: packing and laundry. And there is no way I could have gotten it all done without the baby bjourn! I had no idea what all it took to get a 3 week old packed up for ha! We had to have at least 3 outfits for every day plus all of your sleep stuff, diapers, wipes, bath stuff, etc. You had your own bag and then some :) We are so excited about taking you home to Tennessee tomorrow to show you off.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More visitors!

This has been an interesting week for you little buddy. You have been a little fussy and always wanting mommy to hold you. Today I had to put you in the baby bjourn just so I could get some stuff done around the house. I am sad to see you sad though.. and am wandering if you have cholic. We will keep praying that you dont and that you will feel better soon!

We were so excited to get a visit from the Freeman's tonight! Travis and April go way back to MDA camp with us and we love them dearly even though we dont get to see each other as often anymore. They were in town bc their brother Lance had surgery at Duke on Tuesday. We are thankful that he did so well and are also grateful that they made time to come out and see us!

Your Daddy and Travis are two of a kind... 2 crazy :)

Then we went over to the Smelley's house and you were able to hang out with Lily Kate. She was so sweet to you, wanting to hold your hand and you didnt want anything to do with her ha! I guess Mommy has done a good job of teaching you that girls have cooties right now huh? :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mommy's lifesaver

Mommy will have to say that she doesnt have any idea what in the world she would do without your swing! Most days you do really well in it and will hang out while she gets some things done, most importantly showering :)

Today we got to have lunch with Mommy's dear friends the Niemanns, who used to live here in Wake Forest with us but have now moved to Kansas. Amy and Jack Jack were also there and it was your first time at my favorite fast food... CHICK FILA! You did really well but peed all over yourself so we had to do a clothes change ha. Then we went and visited Daddy at his office for a bit. Daddy had to study for his final once he got home so you and I went on a walk to visit the Lewis family. Lily was not sure what to think of you and was jealous when her mommy Jordan would hold you. You got pretty fussy while we were over there so I came home and fed you and then put you down to bed early. I was worried that you wouldnt sleep well since you slept so much during the day, but you did good! Went down at 9 and got up at 1, 430 and 8 :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

First spell with gas = no fun!

Today was your very first spell with gas and it was not a fun day for either of us. Mommy made the mistake and ate the garlic fries at Red Robin yesterday and it upset your stomach. You got up several times at night and were fussy all morning long. I gave you mylicon and decided not to feed you anymore from the breast but instead gave you milk that I had already frozen so that I could get all of the garlic out of my system. We did not get anything productive done until about 3pm because we laid around and rested most of the day since you were up most of the night.

Once Daddy got home you were a lot better and you guys had a guys night while Mommy went to watch the Bachelorette with her girlfriends. It was the very first time I left you and I will have to say I missed you like crazy in just 2 hours :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

3 weeks old!

Happy 3 weeks old! We had a great day celebrating with Aunt Liz today- went to church and then to Red Robin for her birthday. Then she wanted to take some pictures of us so we had our very own photo shoot in the living room since it was raining outside. You were a bit fussy today and I feel so bad because I think it is because I ate the greasy burger and fries. You had your first taste of mylicon though and we hope it gets better soon.

Cant believe how much you have changed these last 3 weeks! You have always been alert but have become more and more this past week. You are starting to get used to life outside of the womb, not crying as much with things like changing your diaper and clothes and getting a bath.

We love that you have started smiling some too! Always hard to capture it on camera but here is a small one :)
And now.. here are the pictures from the photo shoot.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Aunt Liz and MUDCATS!

You have to have one of the best aunts in the whole world! Liz decided that she just had to meet you so she drove 9 HOURS on Saturday morning and made it to our house about 2:00pm. She was SO excited to finally get to hold you :)
And as she always does, she came bearing goodies. You got 2 cute new stuffed animals that are simply adorable and she also made something for you for when you are older. It is a very special book with different notes to you from all the people that mean the most to us. IT IS INCREDIBLE! Mommy and Daddy will enjoy it until you are old enough ha!

Your Daddy has been dying to take you to a Mudcats game ever since we knew you were in the oven and so he finally talked me into taking you this weekend. You are just 1 day shy of 3 weeks old and HAD to be one of the youngest fans ever. Call me crazy but we did it anyways :)

You didnt care as much about the game and just wanted to give mommy kisses :)

The whole family finally together at the game, including little Muddy too!

Muddy is your new best friend :)

And we even got a sweet smile out of you!