Lucecapades! Welcome to our world..


Party Animal
May 10, 2009, 7:52 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!, mr. and mrs.

Back in the dark ages of Graham’s life, otherwise known as the first few weeks, I feared that I would never again see the light of day, much less get to enjoy one of my favorite past times, live music.  As I panicked over my crying baby, I assumed those days were dead to the world.  Who knew that a mere ten weeks later we’d be found hanging with all our friends at a music festival in Austin!  Turns out that becoming a parent isn’t the end of fun after all.  :)  We were a little nervous about testing our luck with this venture out into the world, but Graham has been such a calm little man lately that we figured we’d take the chance.. Man did it pay off!  He was awesome all day long – Not a peep and he even took a nap in the middle of all the mayhem!  Sam and I really enjoyed ourselves and were so glad that we had Graham there with us.  He got to experience what I’m sure will be his first of many concerts with us!  Who knew parenting could be such a blast – What a great Mother’s Day treat for me!  Chalk it up to a sure victory for Team Gonzo.

Baby Central - AKA, Our camp - We had several passerbys stop and Ooh and Aah!

Baby Central - AKA, Our camp - We had several passerbys stop and Ooh and Aah!

Passed out cold from all the excitement.

Passed out cold from all the excitement.

Dad and Graham hanging out with the boys.

Graham hanging out with the boys.

SO happy to have hime with us!

SO happy to have him with us!



10 weeks
May 7, 2009, 7:03 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!, tales from the heart

Today Graham turns ten weeks old.  Two and a half months.  An eternity. 

It truly seems like he’s already been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember.  He is a natural fit; like finding the missing puzzle piece when I never realized the picture wasn’t complete.  Sam and I have always been a ridiculously happy couple and before we had Graham I honestly did not believe that we could possibly be happier.  In fact, I often worried that throwing in the stress of a kid would take away some of that joy because I just didn’t see how it could possibly increase, but now that he’s here it seems that I can hardly remember our lives without him.  That’s not to say that I don’t sometimes pine for the days of a little less responsibility, but I wouldn’t trade one of his worst gassy grumpy days for a year’s worth of that freedom. 

I think like most new moms, I originally found it very difficult to learn to share my life and to give up so much freedom.  Making that adjustment was so more difficult than I’d thought it would be.  I was completely sideswiped by this incredible force that entered our lives and changed it so dramatically, but as time has passed and I have grown more comfortable in my new role I feel confident in saying that Graham is the best thing could have happened to us.  He is just so sweet and so handsome and innocent I just can’t help but love him with all my soul.  To look at him and see both his father and myself is just incredible.  Every time he sneezes or yawns or breathes I find myself in awe that we created an actual living person with his own personality and his own quirks.   We are completely in love with him and I feel so excited that I get the privilege of watching him grow up. 

 Happy ten weeks little man!  We love you!

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
May 5, 2009, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized
Celebrating his heritage.

Celebrating his heritage.



Our nightly entertainment
May 4, 2009, 6:06 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!

Dear Graham,

During your bath last night you let out a monster fart that bubbled up and exploded on the surface.  Then, when dad took you out of the tub you farted again directly into his hand!  Both times you just looked at us with an  expressionless face that said, “What?”  This was by far the absolute best part of my day.

I love you so much.

Love,  Mom

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Happy Easter!
April 12, 2009, 9:12 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!

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Graham took his first big trip to visit his DeDe and Papaw in east Texas this weekend.  We were nervous as to how the traveling would affect his schedule (schedule – ha!), but all in all he did pretty well!  He got to meet his great-grandmothers and my aunt, uncle and cousins.. We had a great time!

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Whirlwind
April 8, 2009, 6:56 pm
Filed under: babygonzo!, tales from the heart

Tomorrow, my son, our son, turns six weeks old. I cannot begin to describe how impossibly fast and how tediously slow the last several weeks have passed, all at once. I think that now, six weeks in, I am finally starting to understand a little bit about motherhood. I am slowly beginning to feel a little more comfortable in this new role that has begun to define my life. The first four or so weeks were so trying and so exhausting, but it seems that now we are kind of starting to get into a groove and I am kind of starting to like it. :)

Staying home hasn’t been easy for me, and Graham hasn’t been the easiest baby, but things are getting SO much better than they were the first few weeks. We are really starting to have fun being parents and Graham is just awesome. His fussy periods are getting fewer and further between, and he has begun to show us more and more of his little personality. His current favorite activies are having mama carry him from room to room so that he can stare at  all of the fans, going outside, and listening to dad play the guitar. He has also recently discovered his tongue and has begun sticking it out at us! He smiles often, but we have yet to decide whether they are “real” or not, as they are often followed by ripping farts! OH and the farts… Who knew that a baby could have real, live MAN farts that actually stink! This makes Sam very proud.

To be quite honest, this has been the hardest thing I have ever done, but as they say, it is all worth it. I am SO in love with him. He is absolutely beautiful and I could not be more overwhelmed with love for him. And to see him and Sam together just blows me over.. Our house is just one big fussy farty love fest these days!

To catch all of you up on the last six weeks, here are some pictures.. I can’t believe how much he has already grown…

Week 1 - He's so tiny!

Week 1 - He's so tiny!

First bath!

First bath!

Peas in a pod.. Playing in the play gym

Peas in a pod.. Playing in the play gym

The usual - Crying baby and mom

The usual - Crying baby and mom

Handsome baby!

Handsome baby!

Playtime!

Playtime!

His favorite spot - Relaxing in his dad's arms.

His favorite spot - Relaxing in his dad's arms.

All dressed up ready to go to his first party! He looks nervous! Ha.

All dressed up ready to go to his first party! He looks nervous! Ha.

My handsome little man.

My handsome little man.



Meow Mardi Gras
February 24, 2009, 9:08 pm
Filed under: lucy goosey

Anticipating the new arrival, Lucy has really shown her rebellious streak lately. She has decided that the nursery is all for her and has been found numerous times sleeping either underneath the crib or the play pen. She has even been caught stealing toys from the nursery and dragging them downstairs! Tonight we caught her trying to sneak out for Fat Tuesday:

So cute.

What?

Poor Lucy. Oh how her life is about to change! Is a baby really going to beat this cuteness though? I’m having a hard time believing it!