One family's musings and quest towards a Fabulous life!

Monday, March 30, 2009


For all you Aidan watchers out there, we apologize for the delay in blog postings. We've had several strong storms here in Texas lately, and the internet was out for about a week and a half. Now that it's back up, we have some updates to share!

First, we all enjoyed a visit with Grandma Murphy (and I think she enjoyed meeting Aidan too!) while Brian was still here. We were able to spend a week with her enjoying her company, even if the weather chose not to cooperate!

After Aidan's cord stump (Mostly) fell off, we were able to give him his first bath - which he didn't seem to mind too much. He got wrapped up nice and tight in his froggy towel when he got out, and the pictures were too cute not to post :)

Here is a picture of Aidan wearing his cool new rock n' roll onesie from his "older , more mature" buddy Jack Cerrone. Jack has his own blog where he shares his witty comments and his first moments too! Jack's mom and dad know that Brian loves music, and he was sure to dress Aidan in it the first chance he got!

Aidan loves his Daddy!

Having such an Irish name, and a bit of Irish blood, Aidan just HAD to dress up for St. Patricks Day!!! No green guiness for this little man, but the Kiss Me, I'm Irish shirt sure charmed the ladies at the doctor's office!

Here is Aidan and Brian parting ways. It was a hard day for Mommy, Daddy and Aidan as we said goodbye and watched his plane take off en route to Iraq. Daddy should be home in June though, and Mommy and Aidan can't wait!!

This past Wednesday, Aidan met his Papa Pete for the first time! Below you will find the men checking each other out. Papa Pete and Babci took a detour to San Antonio due to weather and the plane almost running out of fuel, but they made it here to Ft. Hood eventually, albeit a few hours late and tired from traveling. They certainly were excited to meet (and reconnect) with their grandson though!

We'll continue to post updates as they happen, thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Settling In

Hello! Brian, Aidan and I are all settling in to life at home. I've added some new pictures below of Aidan in days three and four. He had his first doctor's visit yesterday and did great! He did not enjoy having his heel stuck for a blood draw, but did great in the car and on his first outing. We all said goodbye to Babci Kasarjian yesterday morning and welcomed Grandma Murphy yesterday afternoon. Aidan enjoys being spoiled by his grandmothers!

We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for all for your congratulations and all the well wishes. We are enjoying the flowers and fruit and Aidan is happy to have received his "teddy bear twin" and some new outfits!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mr. Aidan joins the family

Hello everybody! Just woke up (if you call not sleeping a wink due to that whole new baby keeps you up all night kind of thing) for Aidan's first full day at home. He joined us on the 5th at 3:33PM central standard time at FT Hood Texas. He was 7 pounds 4 ounces, and 20.25" inches long. He started out with a bang, hitting his high notes early. Its quite possible he'll be a great singer one day. After 1 night and 1 full day in the hospital learning how to eat and poop, and also learning that the hospital is a place where people insist on waking you up to poke and prod you, he managed to settle in to a nice sleep (notice how I said he got sleep- Mom and Dad learned how to be zombies and dad can now deftly change poopy diapers with one eye open in the pitch black, not sure if he is actually awake or dreaming [I was not dreaming]).

Ok, so here we are at home. Doing nothing (which is pretty awesome). Me, Kate, and Aidan, with Babci (Grandma for you non-Polish types) taking tons and tons of pictures. Please feel free to call and bother us at any time. Check some of the first pictures below.