Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Texas here we come!!!

No, we are not moving to Texas (at least not now), but we have booked a trip home to visit!  How excited is Ryan about his first trip in an airplane?  From the picture I would say oh just a little.  Hopefully American Airlines has their stuff together and we won't have issues like people did just a few short weeks ago.  

Ryan is very excited to meet his cousins, aunts, uncles and he is happy that he will see all of his wonderful Grandparents again!!!  I am crossing my fingers for a smooth day at the airport and a happy baby on the flight.  

Jeff and I are very happy to be coming home to show off our bundle of boy!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

A visit to Mommy's Doctor

Monday was Mommy's 6 week check-up at her doctor's office.  She took me so that I could meet all of the nice nurses that took care of me throughout her pregnancy.  I also got to see the super doctor that brought me into the world again.  She is such a nice lady!!!  Everyone loved me!

Mommy got a great evaluation at the doctor and she got the green light to start working out. Mommy and I have been going for walks on nice days but she is ready to do more.  

Mommy and Daddy tried to weigh me this past Sunday.  They think I weigh around 12 pounds.  We will get an official eight on May 14th at my 2 month check-up.  My 0-3 month clothes are getting too short already.  Mommy's milk is some good stuff!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Favorite Things

Hello....Ryan here and I just wanted to tell you about a few of my favorite things that my mommy and daddy have for me!

First up is my Moby swaddle blanket. It is extra big, not too hot, stretchy and pretty much all around great!  My Mommy and Daddy wrap me up tight in it every night and I drift off to sleep. 

Next up is my Fisher Price Cradle Swing.  It can swing in two different directions and plays the best music!  I like to catch at least one nap in that swing every day.  

The first two weeks of my life my Mommy and Daddy used wipes that they tried to warm up in their hands and I did not like it.  Who would like a cold wipe on their bottom?  Then Mommy bought a wipe warmer and now I really like getting new diapers and I don't scream anymore!

Now it is my Mommy's turn to tell you her favorites:
1.  Soothies - I tried to avoid pacifiers for a while but these have been a life and boobs saver!!
2. Dr. Brown's Bottles - yes, they cost a bit more than Playtex but there is no gas and no screaming when Ryan gets a bottle from his Daddy!
3. White noise machine - keeps Ryan snoozing!
4. Pampers Swaddlers diapers - they don't leak, Huggies did NOT wok for us.  
5. Snap & Go Stroller - lightweight and great for keeping in my car, we use our big stroller for daily walks.  I can pick up the Snap n Go with one hand!
6. Hotsling - allows me to carry Ryan all around and still use both of my hands.  

Friday, April 25, 2008

6 weeks!!

Ryan is 6 weeks old today (officially at 5:45pm). It has been a whirlwind of a time for both Jeff and me the past month and a half. I can't even keep track of the days most of the time. I truly love being a mommy! Even when Ryan is up in the middle of the night and I can't keep my eyes open, I could not imagine life any other way.

Ryan has started a few new things in the past week or two. He loves to make spit bubbles now, he has started giving us smiles that we know are not from gas or making poopy diapers, he has started to "talk" to us, he is awake longer than just to eat now and he has started sleeping longer stretches at night (but not through the night yet). Ryan was born with a good amount of hair, but every day since it has been falling out. He started with a receeding hair line and now he pretty much only has hair on the back of his head.

Enjoy some wonderful pictures of our first 6 weeks with Ryan!!

Ryan at 6 weeks:

Ryan's first day at home:

Ryan & Grandpa Jerry:

Spending time in the bouncy chair & swing:

Ryan & Papa Paul:

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Great Beginnings

So I have had this blog site for a week or so and up until now I have not made the time to do anything with it. Months before Ryan's big arrival Jeff asked me to create a website for friends and family to keep up with us. Being 8 months pregnant and tired 90% of the time I decided to do it later. Well later has officially arrived. Keep checking for frequent updates about Ryan, experiences being a new mom and fun things we do as a family!