S: Travis Michael Simon
FC: First Year | Travis Michael Simon
1: Early on Easter morning, Mama woke up and had the thought that it would be such a neat Easter surprise if Mama and Daddy were expecting a little “bunny” of their own. So Mama took a pregnancy test and was ecstatic to see that it was positive. Mama woke Daddy up and told him that the Easter bunny had left them a surprise and she showed him the positive test! | Easter Morning... | For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted me the desires of my heart. 1 Samuel 1:27
2: Nursery | Our friends and family were told you were coming to join our family with a delivery of baby blue cupcakes. They had been praying for you! Daddy got so excited he backed the car into a ditch and got a flat tire!
3: Everyone came to our house to paint and fix up your room. We had to work quickly! Daddy and Mr. Taylor put in new floors and Papa helped put together your crib that Grandad gave you
4: Once upon a time...
6: Baby Shower | 10/15/11
7: Baby Shower
8: Baby Shower
9: Baby Shower | Daddy's work friends threw a shower and gave you such sweet gifts. They gave you everything from diapers and baby wipes to your polka dotted diaper bag, lamb lovey, and church outfits. Ms. Amanda wrote down your gifts. They also gave us advice on how to take care of you! | 10/15/11
10: When | Candy Bar
15: You are one month old! You saw Dr. Readinger and got your next Hepatitis shot. You are gaining weight and growing well. Your doctor said that we needed to practice more tummy time. You are gaining so much control of your neck and head! You get tired very quickly and will lay your head down with a big dramatic sigh. It's hard being a baby! | October __, 2011
16: Baby Gifts
18: B I N G O
19: You were 22 1/2 inches long and weighed 8 pounds. You were perfect!
20: "Think of all the wonderful things the Lord has done for you" 1 Samuel 12:24
21: You may not have grown under my heart for 9 months, but you grew in it right then... | Travis, you are a gift from God. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for your life.
22: You had very long fingers and toes and tons of blond hair...They had to shampoo it in the sink and brush it! | We held your hands when they gave you your first shots and we gave you your first bottle... | They put you in Mommy's arms and we've never been so happy. You are truly a gift from God!
23: We wheeled you down the hall to meet your grandparents and friends... | Precious Baby | You were very awake and had wide eyes taking everything in...
24: Pops and Lulu were so excited to meet you! | With Mimi | With Nanny
25: Uncle Rob
26: When we arrived ,Dwight pushed you around and around in your stroller to soothe you. Your Great Great Aunt Ivlean got to hold you and Mimi didn't want to put you down. Your Aunt Jennifer was also here that week. Poor Aunt Jen was sick and couldn't hold you very much.
27: Precious Gift | First Christmas Stocking!
28: Jopa bought this ornament in 2009... before we even knew about you! How did he know you would be a little boy?
29: A Christmas To Remember... | 2011
30: See the frame behind you? That is the cover of the magazine that Daddy got the plans to build the changing table you are laying on in this picture. Daddy built it a couple of years before you were born...out of faith that you were coming to join our family one day. You are an answered prayer, David! | Baby Travis | 12-29-11
35: Our Family | Love
36: Mama Loves Travis
39: Daddy's Boy
40: At first we could only give you sponge baths. Once we started giving you big boy baths we realized that you love water! | Bath Time
42: 1st Doctors Visit | You were so good for Dr. Snell. She was Mommy and Daddy's doctor, too! You had lost 3 oz. since you were born, but you were very healthy! You didn't cry until we had to put your clothes back on. | November 23rd 2010 | In the waiting room
43: You had to go back to the hospital to have you hearing re-screened. The nurses were glad to see you again and you were very good for them. You looked so pitiful with all of that stuff on your head! You passed and then we got to go see some of mommy's work friends. | Hearing Test | December 3rd 2010
44: Your first | Getting Out
45: First Visit to Fredericksburg
46: March 3-4, 2012 | Angel Inn
47: First Sunday at Church You wore a gown and bonnet from the Brewers and went to the 8:30 service. You loved the music and smiled and cooed as we sang. We sat in the cry room, but you still stared at the lights in the sanctuary. David, we pray that you will love Jesus and enjoy your church family that loves you so much!
48: Weight: 11.3 lbs (84%) Length: 22.5' (77%) Head Circ: 37.5 (97%) | Tummy Time
49: You are one month old! You saw Dr. Readinger and got your next Hepatitis shot. You are gaining weight and growing well. Your doctor said that we needed to practice more tummy time. You are gaining so much control of your neck and head! You get tired very quickly and will lay your head down with a big dramatic sigh. It's hard being a baby! | December 20, 2010
50: You love your Bunny swing. This is a picture of the first time you were in it. Your favorite way to swing is pacifier in, blanket on, and swing at the highest setting. | As soon as we brought you home we noticed that you loved the Christmas tree twinkle lights! You would even stare at the lamp or ceiling fan all day. | We know that you are in a deep sleep when we see your signature "T" Pose. We have heard that it is a sign of a content baby and you are mostly content...except when you are hungry! | First Favorites | Swinging | Lights | "T" Pose
51: Charlie is your buddy. He stays right next to you all day. You look at him sometimes, but I guess YOU are Charlie's favorite! He even lays out in the hall when you sleep. | You love to lay on our chests. You get bad hiccups and we hold you until they stop. You will sleep for a very long time this way. You are so snuggly right now and we hope you stay that way! | Zsa Zsa | Snuggles | Wiggling
52: Funny Boy!
53: Some other crazy things you do are... | "OOOOHHH" The first silly face you made was rounding your lips. You actually said "OOHH" once when Mommy was singing to you when you were a few weeks old! It is so cute! | "The Elvis" You make this cute little sneer all the time. We call it your "Elvis look". You make it for the camera a lot. | "Foot Eating" You are very flexible like your Mama and you love to "eat" your foot!
54: We got around five inches of snow! We walked to Gigi and Papa's house holding your car carrier in the snow. Gigi kept you inside while we built a snowman with Papa. The next day we visited Maddie across the street. You were a cute little Stegosaurus! | Let It Snow!
55: January 10 - 11, 2011
56: 2 Month Checkup | This month your sweetest milestone was cooing. Your first sound was on 1/11/11. You said "Ga" and laughed at Mommy singing Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. You impressed everyone a few days later with your all of your new sounds at the store! Your voice is so sweet and you say "Ga", "Guy", "Gee", and "WooWoo." Your smile melts everyone! | Rah Rah Roma roma ma!
57: Weight: 14.13 lbs (92%) Length: 23.75" (61%) Head Cir: 40cm (34%) Shots: Pentacel, PVC13, Rototeq | 11/24/11 Mimi and Daddy took you to your appointment with Dr. Nagji. He said you were a very healthy baby and you impressed him with your smiles. He said not to worry about your bellybutton sticking out. You only cried at one of your shots and went home with Bugs Bunny Band-Aids. | ah ah ah! Gaga oh la la...
58: Valentine's Day 2012
60: Spring is Coming..
61: 1st Pair of Sunglasses | The weather is getting warmer and you enjoy strolling around the neighborhood. You wear your sunglasses and never touch them once they are on! You usually fall asleep during our walks. | 3/6/11
62: _____________________________________________________________ | Six Months Old | Eating: 6 oz bottle every 3 hours...Sleeping: 8-10 hours a night....Loves: Paci, laying on
63: You are six months old! You are incredibly alert and interactive. You laugh and smile all the time. You love the ladies and always have a sweet smile for them! Your hands and feet are always in your mouth! You love to roll and wiggle to get where you want! | 6 months | the changing table, swing, and activity mat...Sweet baby: All the time, day and night!
64: Travis' BeTweet Birthday Party!
67: Gigi's friends threw her a "Grandmother Shower". It was hosted by Anita Watson (who was also Mommy and Daddy's 2nd grade teacher!) She got a lot of sweet things to help take care of and entertain you at her house. We came before the shower ended and you were squeezed and kissed by everyone there! | February 12th 2011
68: First Runny Nose | The day after your shots, you started having your first runny nose. You coughed and sniffed and had to sleep sitting upright in your car seat! But every morning you would be happy and giggling. You would sit in the bathroom while Mommy got ready for work and smile while you sniffed...do you look like a sick baby? The only thing you didn't like was the nasal aspirator!
69: Holding A Rattle | February 3rd, 2011 | You've been enjoying the sound of the rattle for a while and will watch it, but you haven't been interested in holding it until tonight. You and Daddy worked on holding the rattle and you held it for 30 seconds or so and would shake it. I think you surprised yourself....you also entertained Charlie and Ava with the noise and movement!
70: Growing Boy | You are already over 17 pounds at 15 weeks old! You wear 6-9 month sleepers!
71: Your personality is coming out in the sweet and silly faces you make. You are so ticklish, too! Once you start giggling...you can't stop! | Tool outfit Kerri made for you
72: March 15th... | was a big day for you... | First Day in Overalls
73: And First Time to Roll Over! | You've been trying for weeks and you finally did it! We kept you entertained by playing your musical frog in front of you...then you rolled over! We clapped and cheered and you grinned. So proud of you!
74: You change every day! When people are speaking you watch them so closely (including people on tv!) You are bright eyed and happy all the time...even now while you're teething! Here are some of the things you love...
75: Patty Cake or ANY song! | Everything goes in your mouth! | Rubbing hair when sleepy | Jumparoo and Exersaucer | Legs always in the air! | Your favorite songs are "Zipadee Do Da", "Rise and Shine", "This Is The Day", and "Be Careful Little Eyes What You See"
76: Auburn won the National Championship! You made it to half time before you went to sleep but some highlights of the game for you include: Your expanding Auburn wardrobe, When Auburn kicked off and we were saying "Waaaaar Eagle" , you smiled and said "aaaahhhh", and of course the (too close for comfort) win. You are getting so vocal and coo and smile all the time! | Go Team!
79: And a Tigger too! | Halloween
80: We stayed at home on Thanksgiving, but you had many visitors. You wore an outfit that said, "I'm Thankful For Mommy". You were in someone's arms all day long!
81: We Give Thanks for Our Little Turkey
86: Christmas Eve
87: Christmas Eve was very busy. Daddy took you to Papa and Gigi's while Mommy worked at Mimi's store. Nana held you and you looked sweet in a dressy blue Santa outfit...that you spit up on. We changed you into the plaid outfit and headed to Oma's. You were very alert and got a little fussy. By the time we headed to Mimi's, you were asleep. Kipper was so jealous of you! The weather was getting colder and you won't believe what was in store for the next day...
89: Travis' First Christmas | We went to Mimi's for dinner and ate with PawPaw, Jopa, and Kipper. You stayed in Mimi's lap for hours. It was a wonderful day!
90: Christmas Day
91: Grandad and Linda came over in the morning. You wore your pj's from Ms. Meredith. Mimi and Jopa came over to see you and then we headed to Gigi and Papa's for lunch. | You stayed in the swing during gift opening, but received many great gifts during the day including a bookshelf and books, an activity mat, clothes, and a mobile. Samuel also gave you his Dr. Suess books.
92: The next generation...Addison, Anna, and David | Uncle David with Baby David
93: Meeting cousin Randy | Christmas Begins... The Saturday before Christmas. Mommy's family got together and were excited to meet you. You have lots of cousins, aunts, and uncles! You slept most of the day...