Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cyrus 7 months Sitting

Here's a video of Cyrus sitting all by himself!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cyrus thinks Daddy is funny :)

Cyrus will often start belly laughing for what seems to be no reason. We caught it on video last week when he got particularly tickled at Justin making dinner. This little man cracks me up!

Cyrus Eating Solids

Here's another video of Cyrus having some plums. Justin had coined this the baby caveman talk while he's eating.

Cyrus Rolling Over

Hi Everyone!

Here's a great video of Cyrus rolling over at 3 months!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


For those of you that don't know, Justin and I both travel for work. Before when we only had the pug, this wasn't such an issue as we mostly enjoyed our time alone when the other was traveling. Distance does in fact make the heart grow fonder :) However, now that Cyrus is here, I no longer enjoy my time away like I used to. This week, I'm in Austin, TX for a seminar event and a few client visits.
Traveling is hard for a few reasons. First, I miss Cyrus and Justin. For those of you without children I can't explain with words how it feels to be away from your child. On top of that, we are also breastfeeding, so while gone I'm attached to my pump as often as I would normally be feeding Cyrus. This again is not ideal, especially when you have a crazy schedule. You end up pumping in places you wouldn't normally even use the bathroom (gross airport terminals) and become extremely talented at multi-tasking to the nth degree.
While I know it's tough on me to be gone, it's also tough on Justin and Cyrus. When you have a set routine that is designed for two people like we do and one of those people are absent, it makes for a lot of work for the other person. Luckily Justin is an amazing dad and handles it well. This is my third trip post-maternity leave and so far Justin and Cyrus have done pretty well, thanks to a lot of prep before I leave by Justin and myself to make things as easy as possible.
Will this continue? I hope not. I'm hoping to move to something at my current company without travel, but I don't have anything set in stone yet. Stay tuned!

Monday, July 26, 2010

MIA....but we're back!

So I've been very slack about posting lately, mainly due to taking care of an infant, a husband, a pug, and working full-time. Did I mention I'm traveling again too? Not for much longer hopefully as I'm looking at a few different positions internally, but for right now we are making do.

Cyrus is doing amazing. He's now 4.5 months old, 12 pounds, 25 inches long, and enjoys lots of un activities like:

"talking" to his buddy Van at daycare or anyone that will listen :)

giving slobbery "kisses"

smiling and laughing


grabbing things he wants

sitting up when propped up on his hands (sometimes)

rolling over both ways

trying to scoot around on the floor

Here's a recent photo:

What a cutie :) He's also got two bottom teeth and is working on a few more. We are having so much fun and are excited to introduce our little guy to a large group of friends this week in Chicago at the annual Folk trip! We will be flying, so please pray for us to have safe and smooth travels as this will be Cyrus' first flight.

I'll be posting some video footage of the rolling and laughing as soon as I can figure out how to compress them :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cloth Diapering

We are planning to use cloth diapers with Cyrus. We chose to use a one size pocket diaper made by BumGenius (see this link: http://www.bumgenius.com/one-size.php). The company says the diapers fit babies approximately 7-35 pounds. Cyrus doesn't quite fit in the diapers, but we try every few days. Here's our most recent attempt: