Thursday, June 25, 2009

6 Months Old!!!

Ryan is 6 months old already. Actually, it was on the 14th, but I'm a bit of a slacker. His Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Phil got him his highchair and Daddy and Mommy got him a huge stuffed alligator. Justin wanted to get this alligator when I was still pregnant and I informed him it would be a long time before he would be big enough to play with such a big toy...LOL!! He had his 6 month appointment this last Monday (22nd). He is up to 14 lbs 8 oz, and they measured him at 25 1/2 inches long. I think that was off a little bit as he was not cooperating and kept trying to scrunch himself up in a ball. His hydrocele is gone (YAY), and the Dr. said he is perfectly healthy. He is teething. Dr. Nalley noticed his bottom right tooth is getting very close to coming in. He didn't do very good Monday night after his shots. We were up every couple of hours and he was running a bit of a fever and was a bit restless. Needless to say, I decided to let him just come in and sleep with me around 2 AM and it was amazing how much better he slept. Tuesday wasn't bad (once I finally got him down for the night). He is sleeping pretty much through the night now. He goes to sleep anywhere from 8:30 - 9:30 and wakes up to eat somewhere between 4:30 - 6:30. Sometimes I can get him to go back to sleep for an hour or so, but usually he is ready to get up and start the day. This would be fine if mommy was not suffering insomnia and was able to get to sleep before 3:30 - 4:30 in the morning. Anyway, heres a few pics. My little monkey is getting soooo big!!!!
**Note: I have been trying for 3 days now to put a video on here, but for some reason Blogger is hating on me!! I'll keep trying though and hopefully I can get it on here soon. It is way too cute!!

Where'd all the food go?

They call me the gator wrestler!!
This gator is no match for me!!Ryan's 1/2 Birthday cake!!
Ryan enjoying some of his 1/2 Birthday cake!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Playing Catch Up...again!!

I have been a total slacker. I've kinda gotten addicted to FaceBook, and between that and a fussy little boy, I tend to run out of time. Ryan turned 5 months old today. Our little boy is getting so big. He can sit up for a short amount of time on his own, and last night figured out how to roll from his back to his belly. Too bad he hasn't figured out how to roll back to his back. He tries to combat crawl across the floor. He LOVES the dog. Everytime he sees Peanut his eyes light up and he gets a huge grin on his face and starts squealing with delight. This last Monday night, we started working on transitioning him to his crib in his own room. The first night he ended up back in our room after he woke up to eat the first time. I couldn't get him to go back to sleep in his own room. By last night, he was doing much better in there. He went to bed at 8:30 and woke up at 10:30 hungry. He didn't wake up again until a little after 4:00. I put him back in his crib, and he didn't cry....but he didn't go to sleep either. He was still in there babbling and playing at 5:00. He woke up again a little after 6:00 and Justin had just pulled in the driveway. He was screaming his little head off and Justin heard him from outside. He was barreling up the stairs just as I was going across the hall. He wouldn't go back to sleep then, and Justin said to just put him in bed with us so we could get some snuggle time with him. He's napping a little bit better. I can get him to sleep for about an hour at a time for his naps. He'll won't go to the Dr. for a checkup this month. We get to wait one more month before he has to get shots again. (YAY). When we went in for his 4 month checkup he was up to 12 lbs 10.5 oz and 24 3/4 inches long. He is growing like a weed!!

We've also started some solids with him. He's been getting rice cereal for about a month now, and last week we started introducing some other foods. He loves sweet potatoes, and will tolerate apple sauce. We will be starting another new one tomorrow. I haven't decided yet if we are going to do squash or carrots. I'm sure whatever we do, it will be just as fun as the others have been.

Here are some recent pictures of our little munchkin!!
"Are these people really my relatives"

Sweet Tator Smile

Trying to feed himself..LOL

Peanut didn't think I cleaned Ryan up well enough after he had eaten.
Cheezin it with Mommy!
My 2 boys taking a nap!!Ryan was a little shocked when he woke up to find his puppy sleeping next to him!
Helping mommy make some Mac-N-Cheese
He thought he was going to go to work with daddy!
This is one of my favorite pics. He is such a little dollface!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dress up with Daddy!!!!

Ryan was not quite one month old at the time of this video. I had just given him his bath and his daddy showed up just in time to dress him for bed. This is a little long (less than 10 minutes), but very entertaining and comical. It was the first time that Justin had dressed him.

**No daddy's or baby's were injured or killed in the making of this film...LOL!!!! (Although some mommies laughed so hard there may have been some rib damage).

Turn on your sound!!!!

(Filmed 1/10/09)

I don't think that Justin has dressed Ryan since then.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pictures 12/28/08 - 12/31/08

Pics from 12/28/08 - 12/31/08
Ryan is almost 2 weeks old.

Justin & Peanut snuggling

Mommy & Ryan (He still likes to be held so that his belly is in the palm of my hand)

Mommy & Ryan - Hanging out
Peanut - being....Peanut

Daddy - trying to make Ryan smile

My big boy

He was already starting to be a Houdini and get out of his swaddle

I can't believe how big his feet were

On his changing table getting ready to get dressed for the day

Napping & being cute


Ryan & Mimi (Justin's mom Kris)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pictures from 12/26/08 - 12/27/08

I thought I would try to put a few new pictures up here from the last 2 1/2 months every day. My problem is picking my favorites. I love them all.

Ryan, Justin and Peanut
Peanut was so curious about him the first couple of weeks.
Mommy giving her baby boy some sugar.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ryan's 1st Vacation

Justin surprised us with a little vacation to Pigeon Forge. He rented a cabin for us for Sat, Sun and Mon nights. We boarded Peanut at the vets and hit the road. It snowed there on Sat (at least an inch). Ryan got to see his first snow. He wasn't very impressed. Here are a few pics from our trip.

The name of the Cabin was Moose Lake Lodge. I wanted to take Ryan's picture with the moose and completely forgot.
The stairs up to the loft bedroom, jacuzzi and one of the bathrooms.
The family room area
Justin's favorite place. The gas fireplace.

The full kitchen. Sadly the dishwasher in the cabin was bigger and nicer than my new one at the house.

The truck had not seen snow in a long time.

The pond behind the cabin

The lower deck

The upper deck (and the hot tub!!!)

I loved the rocking chairs on the back deck!

Justin and Ryan hanging out watching tv

My little pool shark.
"12 ball Corner Pocket"

"Drat!! Next time you are mine you naughty 12 ball"

"Vacation is tiring work"

Having silly time with dad!

Our 1st family photo!