Let the Spoiling Begin!

This monster could only mean one thing…Uncle Louis is in town!!! My sweet husband drove in RIGHT after work to meet his nephew, so I picked him up a Monster for some more energy. I also had to pick up some rice for my poor toilet-waterlogged iPhone.

Last ditch effort to save the iPhone….

With Louis full of energy and my phone submerged in rice, we were ready to head back to the hospital!

Uncle Louis was obviously rejuvenated.

We went back to the hospital bearing gifts of course!

Our first time to sign “Aunt Ali & Uncle Louis”!!!
LolliPops, Onesies, and Bears…Oh my!

Henry’s Lolli & Pop found an adorable LolliPop bouquet and an FAO Schwarz bear for henry. Also, while everyone else had been searching all over Texas for Oh Henry! bars, Louis managed to find some RIGHT across the street from the hospital! We grabbed an armful for Amy & Travis to pass out to visitors in lieu of cigars 🙂 Also, that “QTPi” onesie was a gift from Louis and me! We saw it in the gift shop and simply couldn’t pass it up.

We already know he’ll be a genius.

We also brought a balloon bouquet to help decorate the hospital room!

Please ignore the deflating foot. I already had a meltdown and returned to Party City for a fully inflated replacement.

When we finally arrived, we were so anxious to see Henry again and hold him! Louis was hesitant to hold him because he is so tiny and fragile, so he was nervous he would hurt him. He settled for admiring him, while I got to hold him again!

Hi Henry! We’re your Aunt & Uncle!
Content with Mom…
More Lolli time!

Relaxing with Pop!
Handsome Henry 🙂

Louis was sweet enough to head back to San Antonio solo, so I could spend more time here bonding with my sweet nephew and checking in on Amy & Travis with my mom. It has been so great to be close by and see how Henry changes every day! Tomorrow Anne is coming over to meet him, so I will get to see her too! This week has been awesome, but I cannot wait to see Louis again! Friday my parents are driving me back to San Antonio (so, I live there now…but that’s another post for another time…) to see our new place and explore around the city a bit!

Time for rest, so I will be up for visiting Henry and his parents tomorrow! I can’t wait to see how he’s changed 🙂

Oh! And after Louis let me spoil Henry, he spoiled me a bit and bought me a new iPhone cover since mine probably had flecks of feces on it 🙂 (Side note: NOT my feces of course. The toilet was empty when my poor phone fell to its fate!)

Nice, new, poop-free Otterbox!

Also, our spoiling of Henry has JUST begun. In fact…I already bought him another onesie and a book today. Oops 🙂

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Henry Has Arrived!

My sweet, handsome, perfect, amazing nephew, HENRY ALLEN SCOTT has made his entrance into the world! He was born on August 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM weighing 8 lbs 9 oz and measuring 21.25″. I received a frantic call from my mom around 7:00 AM, and by 8:00 AM I was in the Scott’s car racing towards Houston! Travis’s parents were sweet enough to pick me up on their way to the hospital, so Louis could drive my Sunfire in after work. We just weren’t sure if his truck would survive the drive to Houston.:)

Once we got to the hospital we were able to chat with Amy and Travis for about an hour before we were ushered out around 1:00 PM, so Amy could start pushing! I ran to the restroom as soon as we left, which resulted in my iPhone falling out of my back pocket into the toilet and breaking. (That explains my lack of what would have been a disturbing amount of instagram pictures of Henry that day.) I was sitting with my dad and Travis’s parents trying to get the toilet water out of my phone when suddenly Mrs. Scott received a text message from Travis. HE WAS HERE! And he. was. PERFECT. We gathered outside the delivery room enthralled by the picture of Henry and waiting for permission to go in and see him.

Waiting outside to meet Henry….

He was definitely worth the wait.

Lolli was the 1st to hold him after Amy & Travis!

 

None of us could take our eyes off of him.
Paparazzi.
LolliPop!
Meeting my nephew!

When I finally got to hold him after the grandparents, I was so nervous! I sat down and let him be placed in my arms, and as soon as I was holding him I felt SO happy. He was just so perfect, and after the months of waiting for him, watching Amy grow and grow, see them complete his nursery, feeling the urge to buy every onesie I saw (I still have that feeling actually…), and being so anxious for him to arrive it was just so surreal to hold him in my arms. I could not stop admiring his eyelashes, fingernails, fingers, toes, toenails, ears, nose, lips….all of it! I could have stared at him for hours.

…and I did.

After Amy and Travis gratuitously let us pass around Henry, he was finally returned to his mom. I still cannot believe MY Amy is a mother! She was so amazing throughout the pregnancy, the labor, and the birth, and I can’t wait to watch her and Travis raise my sweet nephew. 

Up Next: Meeting Uncle Louis & Gifts!

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More Like StarSUCKS

Louis and I took a trip recently to our neighborhood Starbucks. Are we huge Starbucks fans? Not really, but they offer free WiFi. We are desperate as we have been in our apartment for quite some time, and AT&T is not being very cooperative in setting up our Internet. That, however, is for another post. The conversation below best captures our Starbucks experience.

Me: Is the Mocha Cookie Crumble cold or hot?

Barista: It’s a Frapachino.

Me: Oh…okay…so is it cold or hot?

Barista:…It’s a Frapachino

Me:…

Barista: That means it’s cold.

Me: …Thank you. I’ll try that.

Barista: And for you?

Louis: I’ll have a Black Iced Tea.

Barista: What size?

Louis: A really big one.

Barista: So…a venti?

Louis: Is that the biggest you have?

Barista: No, that would be a trenta.

Louis: Okay, then that.

Barista: We don’t serve teas in that size.

Don’t you be so cocky, Starbucks. I bought one of your Ethos Water bottles because while your Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapachino was indeed cold, it was gross. All over your water bottle was information about how you were helping children and providing communities in need with clean water. Woah, way to send $0.05 of the $5 bottled water I bought to starving people. Maybe you should fix the sprinkler in front of your coffee shop that is thoroughly watering the cement instead.

Side note: My beyond perfect nephew was born yesterday! I had already written this post before his arrival though, so I will blog about him as SOON as I get a moment!

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Hoots of a Night Al

I’m a night person. My name is Ali. Shorten it to Al, and it sounds like owl. Owls hoot.

Hoot Hopes:

1) Here I hope to write about life happenings as I have the memory of a piece of hay (I’m guessing they don’t have very good memories…no scientific research completed to verify).

2) I am also hoping it encourages me to take more pictures each day, since I’m 93% sure that most of my “memories” are actually me remembering what a picture of home movie looks like.

3) Finally, I hope to share my wit in a concrete way, so I can look back and either confirm my excellent sense of humor or hang my head in shame at my awkwardness.

Well, here we go.

 

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