Birthday - "I am sitting here with my beautiful baby boy Travis. You were born at 1:32 pm, weighing 8 pounds even and 21 inches long. You are such a good little baby and SO cute with chubby cheeks and lots of golden-blond hair. You are perfect and I am so grateful for a healthy beautiful boy!
The only complication was with Daddy. He wasn't feeling good this morning. Then during my epidural, Dad almost passed out. He got very dizzy and pale and had to sit on the floor and drink some juice...luckily he is ok.
It has been a very snowy, cold "Spring" day. I guess the weather is playing an April Fools joke on us. Right after you were born we took a picture of you with a pink birth announcement and emailed it to all of our friends and family saying that you were a girl - followed by another email 30 minutes later saying "April Fools!" Most people knew that it was a joke, but we did fool some of our friends :) I hope that you have a good sense of humor because I am sure that you will have a lot of jokes played on you with a birthday on April Fools Day.
Kaylee, Aaron, and Nathan came to see you today and they were very excited for their new brother (although Nathan was more interested in the buttons on my bed). We are so happy to have you in our family!"
6 Months - "You are a tough little guy. Nathan loves to pull you, poke you, lay on top of you, and squeeze your cheeks and you usually laugh and smile - only encouraging him to continue. You are an excellent sleeper (thank you). Travis, I love you so much! You bring so much happiness into my life each day with your adorable smiles and giggles."
"Today you and I were grocery shopping and President Eyring (1st counselor in the First Presidency) was there shopping with his wife. We were both picking out bananas and I was brave enough to say "hello" and shake his hand. Then he saw you and said "There is that blue-eyed baby that we saw on the way in. I was wondering who was so lucky to have such a beautiful baby." It was such a nice compliment - and yes...I am sure lucky to have you! So now you can say that an apostle loves you beautiful blue eyes and blond hair."