Friday, October 31, 2008

Beware of the Sock Monkey!

Aparently most of Houston is unfamiliar with the sock monkey as case was more often called Curious George by the people who's house we visited. They all still thought he was cute though so I guess it's alright (though not with his mom). He even had one girl take his picture.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Tootie thought he might want to carve a pumpkin today.

But when we told him how slimy it was, he started to have second thoughts...

But then we told him how fun it was and he got excited.

He wasn't too impressed at first.

But then he saw the inside and it looked a little more interesting.

Then he started to get hungry...

But he has to settle for peas.

In the end he said it was pretty worth it.
But boy was it tiring.

In the jungle...

Case decided he wanted to get up a little early and talk to his jugle pals in his crib.

He rolled over and lay there talking to his mobile for about 30 minutes. He has started looking around at everything and gets mad if you put him down and he can't see anything. I can't imagine what he is going to get into when he starts crawling... or even walking. Mom's going to have her hands full during the day. He wanted us to take this video of him for his Grandma Josie who is going to get to see him today (if only online). Hopefully we will have some pictures of pumpkin carving later if we get the chance to run to Wal-Mart. We can't wait for you to come home and see us Grandma, hurry home.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stem Cell Research...

is a loaded topic, but to our family it is very important. A baby's cord blood can be used to collect stem cells that have the potential to treat many diseases not only in the baby itself but also siblings, parents, grandparents and cousins. Some of these diseases include cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's- all things that have affected our family already. Based on my history of an inherited neuromuscular disease, we chose to save Case's cord blood with the hope that some day with more research his stem cells could possibly help him if he develops the same thing. His stem cells could even help me or his Grammy or even a future sibling. We realize that a lot more research is needed before we could possibly use his stem cells for any treatment, but we are prepared and hopeful. Please take the time to look at the many possibilities that can come from cord blood stem cell research.

Diseases Treated with Cord Blood

FAQS about Cord Blood Stem Cells

Read about Cord Blood Research

And watch The Doctors on Monday, October 27th for more information.

Dear CBR Families,
Advances in the use of cord blood stem cells are increasingly the focus of national health care news.This coming Monday, October 27th, The Doctors, the thought-provoking new health talk show created by the producers of Dr. Phil, will feature two CBR families whose lives have been significantly changed by the decision to bank their baby's cord blood stem cells.The show's celebrity host, Dr. Travis Stork, as well as resident Ob/Gyn expert Dr. Lisa Masterson, interview the parents of Dallas Hextell and Hannah Barber - both diagnosed with a form of brain injury. The Doctors lead the discussion about how a child's own cord blood stem cells are being used in regenerative therapies designed to help heal injuries to the brain.The Hextells and Barbers also share their perspectives on the importance of educating all new parents about cord blood banking, especially because of the exciting developments in regenerative medicine.You won't want to miss this inspirational program. Check here for your local listings.In addition, help us spread the word by sharing this program notice with your friends and family!

I'm Hungry

That's all there is to it. I'm just plain hungry. I'm a growing boy and formula alone WILL NOT cut it. Mom says I have been constipated so she took away my cereal and bananas and called my doctor. He said I had to have a suppository and then some Miralax. Someone told me that was for old people but I don't know. I guess it worked because it cleaned me out. Only problem is I am hungry! I finally convinced Mom to let me try a new food that isn't on the constipating list (apparently cereal and bananas both cause constipation). I told her if I get backed up again at least we know how to fix it. Just give me some food! She gave in and gave me some peas. I wasn't sure I liked them at first but they really aren't so bad.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gig 'Em Aggies!


Rudder Fountain

Tailgating with Aunt Christian

Visiting with Sara

Administration Building

Bonfire Memorial