Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Toes

Rush had an eventful weekend....he woke up on Saturday morning with a red, swollen big toe. We couldn't decide if it was an ingrown toenail or a blister, but either way it was hurting our little guy! We decided to try soaking it in warm water and as you can tell, he thought it was hilarious.....but who doesn't love a foot bath:) The toe is looking better, still can't say it is back to normal though. On Sunday, we discovered he had a clogged tear duct in one of his eyes. Fortunately, after a few days of massaging with a warm wash cloth, it is back to normal. I feel blessed every morning when I get to hold my healthy little baby boy. God has really laid it on my heart to pray for those trying for a baby and babies born with health issues.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Was the sound you would have heard about 6a.m. yesterday morning at our place. Andrew is amazing and always takes the early morning baby shift so I can get some sleep. It has been unusually cold here for October, so he turned on the heater to warm up little Rush. It was the first time we have ever turned on the brand new heater, so it emitted the typical lovely, burning smell that comes with it. As he was headed back to the living room, the smoke alarm started to go off. I was in the midst of a deep sleep and he was groggy from getting up at 5:30 to feed the baby. As soon as I heard the alarm, I bolted out of our room screaming (yes screaming) ready to grab Rush and bolt down the stairs. Drew was shocked by the whole situation and the fact that I came running out screaming and somehow tackled me to the ground yelling "its ok" over and over. After about a minute, we both realized what was going on and calmed down, curious as to how both of us ended up on the floor. In the meantime, Rush was chilling peacefully on the couch, Caesar was running around shaking, and the smoke alarm had stopped going off. I can't stop laughing every time I think about it because I have the mental picture of us both screaming and ending up on the floor. If there is ever a real fire, I can only pray that we will both handle it much better than that!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


*Thanks to Betsy for taking the pics!
Okay, I know, I know.... I'm just now ordering birth announcements, but I wanted to find the PERFECT one. (and I think I did:)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2 month update

Wow, months are flying by these days! Other moms tell me that YEARS fly by, and I'm starting to believe them.

Rush is so much fun, I feel like I am learning something new each day along with him. He is smiling at us all the time, rolling over occasionally, and holding his head up like a champ. He wants to be up where the action is, and prefers to be held facing out to see the world instead of cradled like a newborn. He is awake and alert most of the day, and sleeping longer stretches at night. Drew and I love spending LOTS of time with him and spoiling him rotten. He is no longer a fan of going in the car or being in his car-seat at all. Any tips?

Rush rolling over

Friday, October 2, 2009

2 Month Check Up!

On September 30, I turned 2 months old! Mom and I got up bright and early to head to the doctor's office.

Once we got there, they made me take off all my clothes! I weigh 10 lbs and am 23 1/2 inches long. I was so good and talked to the doctor all the way through my exam! He said I have awesome gross motor skills......that makes my PT mommy and personal trainer daddy especially proud:)
Then, I had to get 4 SHOTS! They hurt so bad, but I only cried for a second. I don't know why my mom was crying too..... Once we got home, I was so tired that I slept the entire day!

My Iron-Man

Drew did his first Iron-man distance triathlon, the "OKC Redman" a couple of weeks ago. The race included a 2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and marathon! Needless to say, training for this was a part-time job! I'm so proud that he was able to do so well, considering he trained the last two months with a newborn and very little sleep...not to mention he had knee surgery for his OCD just over a year ago. Drew's parents came along to watch little Rush during the race, he was such a good boy and got plenty of attention from family.
Pre-race, 5 a.m.
The race was delayed one hour due to rain. A big storm blew in as they were about to line up and start. Here they are walking out to "I am Iron-man"
Video of swim start

Off on the bike
Unfortunately, I have no run pictures! He is already talking about "next year's race", so hopefully I will be more handy with the camera in the future. I'm so proud of him!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Last weekend, we got a visit from one set of Rush's Great-Grandparents! They came all the way from Sugar Land to visit, and we had a great time loving on the newest member of the family!
Rush and Great-Papa

4 Generations!

We were so glad you came and can't wait to see you again soon!