Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fun with friends

My BFF and college roommate (well, one of them - we missed you and Peyton, Lacey!) Lauren came to visit today with her 8-month-old Easton. We met up with our friend Jessica and her 5-month-old Ella (and her husband and boys) at our favorite place for mid-day margaritas - Joe T's! The weather was beautiful, so we ate outside and all the babies were on their best behavior.

I'm looking forward to all the fun times ahead with our kiddos - what a great bunch!

Logan, Easton, Ella

Ella and Jessica

Lauren and Logan

Monday, December 29, 2008

STOP. . .


Logan is now in size 1 diapers and size 0-3 month clothes (the 0-3 tops fit, but the pants are still a little big). We can still squeeze him into his newborn stuff, but that's just it - we have to squeeze him in.

He is getting so strong and big. I don't have a baby scale and we don't have a Dr. appointment for another 3 weeks, but I'm guessing he's 10+ pounds. I'll have Andrew get on our scale with him later and let you know. . .


Logan and Lucy enjoyed playtime this afternoon.

How Lucy rolls when Logan is in the car with us.

I think Logan is growing on Lucy.

Friday, December 26, 2008

(I hope it was a) Merry Christmas!

I meant to blog yesterday to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, but I got distracted. We drove to San Antonio after Logan's breakfast and he was happy the whole trip (sleeping) except for the last 20 minutes when he realized it was time for him to be hungry.

Nonny gave him a bottle the second we walked in the door, so she's his new best friend now. Logan loves his Nonny and Poppy so much. (see Son of a Preacher blog for a picture with Nonny)

On a side note, do you know how much more you have to pack when travelling with a baby??? You'd think we were staying for a month!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

5 hours. . .

Logan just fell asleep after being awake for 5 hours! This is a first for our little guy. He didn't nap at all between his last two feedings. He was very content to be awake, but I found myself not knowing what to do with him. Should I do a little song and dance for him? He laid on his activity mat, sat in his swing, stared at me while I read today's mail. . . I should probably take advantage of him being asleep and go to bed myself because I'm sure he'll be out for a while. BUT, a mom's work is never done, so there's too much I'd leave undone if I went to bed now. Besides, I'm waiting for a video to upload. If it works, you'll get to see Logan LIVE!

I think he smiled at Stephanie yesterday and maybe he shot me a smile this morning. I heard babies start smiling between 5 and 6 weeks, so I'm so anxious for it to be a regular event!

Update: I can't get the darn video to load!!! And Logan is awake after being asleep for less than two hours. He's not dirty nor does he have a fever, but he woke up very unhappy. Andrew has swaddled him and he let out a good burp, so maybe NOW he will sleep for a while. This is uncharted territory for us. He has been pretty predictable until now.

This is a picture of Logan earlier today. I sat him up in the chair like I do every afternoon for a few minutes while I get something done. But today I came back into the room to find him like this. . . He didn't seem to mind.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fast Friends

Logan and I had a busy day! My BFF Stephanie and her husband Derek came for a visit this morning to meet Logan. They are expecting a baby girl in March (you look SO cute Steph!) You guys are going to be great parents!

When they left we headed into Fort Worth to meet one of my co-worker's new babies. He is 10 days younger than Logan and is a DOLL!!! He is such a good looking baby and I'm sure he and Logan will be lady killers together some day : )
I love how both babies are wiggly in this picture.

After we left sweet baby Eli's house, we headed to my office for the gift exchange "ceremony." As employees we brainstorm every year about what we are going to get our bosses. This year was a hit I think - King Ranch coolers. To my co-worker blog followers: Great to see you all today!

And since we were in town, I called my dear friend Jessica to see if we could stop by and see her and her three kiddos - sweetest kids you've ever met! I had packed a bottle for Logan just in case he decided to throw a hungry fit at the office, so we were able to stay at Jessica's a while. Her middle boy Luke was a big Logan fan and sang him a lullabye with his guitar right before we left. I was so upset that my camera was in the car because I would've loved to get it on video. Thanks for having us Jessica!

Tomorrow is another visit with a friend and then dentist appointments for Andrew and me - yuck! I haven't finished Christmas shopping, but I'm not about to head to a mall this week. . .or next. So family, sorry if your gifts are late - I'm a little distracted this year.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mom's Night Out!

Friday night was our girl's 3rd annual ornament exchange. I left Andrew a bottle on "liquid gold" (is that what you call it Valerie?!) and went on my merry way!

Andrew was so nice to keep Logan by himself for 4 hours. He did a great job and Logan was a very happy boy when I got home, but Andrew did take some pictures while I was gone - a guilt trip maybe??? I let Andrew sleep until noon on Saturday.

"You're going where????"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work it. Own it.

When Logan is wide awake and has a full belly, Andrew and I like to have mini photo shoots with him. Andrew laid him on the floor this weekend for a play date with Lucy and I got some this afternoon in his Baby Legs (leg warmers!) They're still a little big on him, but I just think they're so cute! Here are some pictures. . .

Lucy cleaning logan's hands

What big eyes you have.

Check out his tiny little toes in these pictures!

BIG bib for big spit-ups!

After 2 days below freezing, we were glad to get out today. We went to Babies R Us for wipies and new pacifiers, to Barnes and Noble for a latte and some browsing, and to Hobby Lobby because. . . well. . .we pass it on our way home! I also took Logan to meet our dry cleaner. She is the nicest lady who touched my growing belly EVERY time I walked in.

Logan has been a VERY out-and-about baby, but he has slept through every outing. Poor guy probably thinks he's always cooped up inside this house.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Logan has changed his sleeping schedule so he’s up two times a night now. I know, I know. I can’t complain because he is just 3 weeks old and we are so spoiled to have such a good baby, but it’s still thrown us off a bit. I just found this picture on our computer that Andrew took this weekend. He titled it “sleeping beauties.” How sweet is Andrew???

Lucy’s been pretty tired, too. I haven’t written about her much and many have asked how she’s doing. She was very depressed for several days after Logan got here, but she’s accepted him now and is getting more and more comfortable with the idea that he is here to stay. She’ll come up to me while I’m holding him and lick his head or hands . . .or face. It’s pretty cute. Andrew got some pictures of them on Saturday, but I can’t find them on the computer, so I’ll post later. . .

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Little Napper

When Logan starts to stir before he wakes up, you'll see lots of arm flailing if you look his way. After this particular flail they stayed above his head for a while. What a doll!

Thanks Nonny

My mom was here this week to help during the day. I was able to get a little more done than usual because I had someone to hold Logan. Thanks Mom!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Logan today. . .

Logan is growing every day. I'm threatening to stop feeding him and letting him sleep because I like tiny baby Logan so much. I know each phase of his life will be so much fun, but I'm going to have a hard time watching him grow up. He is wide awake twice a day for a few hours. Once in the morning after his breakfast and once after dinner. His eyes are so big and I think they are going to be blue.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cousin Olivia

Thanksgiving day, Andrew's family arrived from Omaha to meet the newest edition to the family. His sister Kristi, husband Matt, Olivia and Addison were so nice to make the LONG drive down. For Olivia, the drive probably felt extra long because she was so anxious to meet her new cousin. Logan was asleep when she arrived, so she was a little upset that she couldn't hold him right away. It was a long nap for the little guy, but she was sure to check on him every 10 seconds to see if he was awake yet.

When he finally did wake up, she was VERY sad to hear that he had to be changed and fed before she could hold him. When I went to feed him she camped out outside his room and knocked to check on us every minute or two.

Then finally, FINALLY, Logan had a dry diaper and a full belly and was ready to meet his cousin. Olivia was so good with him and we look forward to the free baby sitting in our future!

Friday, December 5, 2008

2nd Cousin Raleigh

The day after we got home from the hospital Andrew's cousin Derek, his wife Wendi, and their 5 month old Raleigh came to meet Logan and to bring us dinner. (GREAT Mexican lasagna, Wendi!) This is how Raleigh chose to welcome her new cousin to the world. . .

Thursday, December 4, 2008


We put Logan to bed on his back at night on his crib wedge and when we wake up in the morning we find him on his side with his arm under his face. It is the sweetest thing to wake up to.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Yesterday we met Amy at her studio in Grapevine for Logan's newborn pictures. Logan arrived awake and happy, so we got a few shots, then we needed him asleep for the rest of the session. Whoa! For a baby who has perfected the art of the nap you would think this would've been an easy task. He was naked, it was cold and he was very awake. Amy was so patient to wait for me to get him down. I fed him, I rocked him, I shush, shush, shushed him until I was blue in the face. Poor guy was naked for 3 straight hours. I was pooped on, peed on, and we had to do some heavy duty stain removing on some blankets when we got home, but Amy finally got her shots. She does AMAZING work, wouldn't you agree???

Images of Grace Photography, Grapevine, Texas

You can check out her BLOG for a couple more - www.imagesofgracephoto.com

And Logan didn't take that early morning nap again this morning either. I guess I'll have to find a new time of day to shower. . .

Monday, December 1, 2008

Better Mom than Blogger

I've tried to make time every day to post a picture, but I just never get around to it! Here is one from Thanksgiving that I just love. If you keep up with my dad's blog then you've already seen it, but I know some of you don't, so here it is!!!

Andrew went back to work today and my in-laws were so kind to ask if I wanted them to stay a few more days. I said YES!!! Things are running smoothly so far today, so I think we'll be okay, but I was terrified to be alone at home with Logan and not have anyone to hand him off to if I needed to do something. I will have to learn to just set him down and let him cry sometimes I guess, but it is so hard!

I will be a better blogger when I get my routine down - promise!!!