Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thank Goodness for Big Sisters

Today, during Zacky's kick-and-play time, Abbie started teaching him directions. "Zacky, am I looking up, or down? Up! That's right! Thank you, Zacky!"

I believe Sir Isaac will be the best-educated two-week-old baby boy ever.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What A Wonderful World

Check out this movie - I thought it was so cool!

Grateful in spite of me....

Now, this is unrelated to the baby, but still very cool. My grandmother sent some necklaces to the girlies, and they asked my mom to help them write thank-you notes. Isn't that sweet? I'm terrible about writing thank-yous so I was so impressed that they asked to write them. My mom wrote out what Emma wanted to say, and then Abbie had a hard time copying so my mom told her which letters to write. Look how they turned out! (Of course, it was also an excuse for them to use their stamp set, which had been put away after they stamped on our new carpet a few months back, bur Grandma didn't know that, and it was time for a second chance, anyway.)

Here is Emma's:

And here is Abbie's:

I thought it was really cool that Abbie wanted her great-grandma to come for Christmas. She's been asking about that for a while, and was disappointed that she couldn't make it down when the baby was born. She and Great-Grandma haven't always seen eye to eye, so I was touched that Abbie would ask for her to come.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Want to see some new Zacky pictures? Of course you do! And I aim to please. :-)

Isn't this the cutest picture?

Here he is sleeping in his bouncy seat. When I went to get the camera, he had his fingers aside his face in a very thoughtful-looking pose - but he was still too cute to resist.

You know, I did try to rotate that picture, but it keeps coming up like that. I don't know how to fix it. I had another one do that too so I didn't post it. Hmmm....

Here we have a picture of Abbie teaching Isaac his alphabet. "Is this a rainbow, or a whale, or an x-ray? You're right, Zacky, it's a rainbow! Thank you!"

My boy is doing really well so far. He's sleeping perfectly in his crib, in spite of my desire to hold him all the time. He goes 3 hours most times between feedings, which is wonderful. Last night we had a rough night - apparently white chili does not agree with the poor baby's tummy so he and I were up all night. Lesson learned for Mommy, that's for sure! (Shhh - don't tell - but it was nice to have a reason to hold him while he slept.)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Baby Schmooey Is Here!

We came to the hospital yesterday morning to see if my transverse baby had perchance gone head-down, but he was breech, so I ended up with a c-section. This is not an experience I would care to repeat, but I have an amazingly beautiful son out of the deal. Isaac Todd Merle Hollmann was born on August 31, 2007 at 10:11 am. He weighed 9 pounds and was 20.5 inches long. And he has red hair, so we're three for three. :-)

Here is his very first picture after being born:

Here he is showing off his red hair:

Here he is with proud big sister Emma:

And with just as proud big sister Abbie:

Watching "The Sound of Music" with Daddy:

Last but not least, I just couldn't resist this picture of him with Abbie and Grandma. The look on Abbie's face is just priceless:

I am going to try to get a picture of the "Klingon ridge" I see on his head. My mom says it looks like he has a peace symbol up there. Apparently it's the where the seams of the bones of his head come together, and the pediatrician had an actual name for it, but I prefer to think we might have some Klingon ancestry. Ha.