Ryker's excited to see his Nona & Papa on Saturday when they come back to KC for the holidays! I can't believe Christmas is already next week! Where has the time gone?!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Finley, Shelby (less than an hr. older than Ry), Ryker, and Charlee (10 days younger than Ry)
Kacie & Finley, Ali & Shelby, Me & Ryker (who loves looking up at his Mommy!), and Andrea & Charlee
- Our baby boy is growing so fast! We can't believe he's already 5 weeks old! All is going well, and Jeff & I are loving being parents. Ryker definitely keeps me busy during the day! We have our good days where Mommy can get some things done, and we have our rough days where not a whole lot gets done around the house (or even having time to take a shower)! As far as sleep goes, I get up about twice a night with him. However, some of those times I could be up for an hour with him, so the sleep varies for me. Ryker continues to make us smile, especially when he smiles back at us! Of course, he has his major crying moments, and we do whatever we can to stop him from crying whether that be a diaper change, feeding him, or bouncing him in our arms. He's a spoiled little boy, because he always gets Mommy and Daddy to do what he wants us to do. But that's ok...babies can never be spoiled too much! :)
- As far as my recovery since delivery, all is going ok. I just had my 1st postpartum dr. appt. on Tuesday. So far I've lost over 20 lbs., so that's good news! However, this "in between" stage of clothes shopping is not so much fun, so I definitely have more to lose. I did get some bad news though at the appt. (even though I kind of knew it was probably true from what I have been feeling)...I most likely cracked my tailbone during the delivery, so the pain when I sit down and stand up doesn't feel so great. My dr. said that I could get it x-rayed to be sure, but it wouldn't do much good since there's nothing we can really do about it. It's not like she can put a cast on a tailbone! She said the pain can last up to 3 months. (Julie asked a dr. that she knows, and he said that the pain could even last up to 6 months!) So I'm not really looking forward to that. At least with the pain, I have an adorable son in my arms while I try to endure it! :)
- Enjoy the pictures that we've taken in the last couple of weeks!
And yes, Ryker has "sprinkled" on us quite a few times! :)
Thursday, December 6, 2007
- when he has the cutest yawns from being tired.
- his little hiccups as he gets burped.
- when he lays on Mommy's chest after eating and falls asleep.
- his milk "drunk" look while eating.
- when he looks at us with one eye open (we call him "One-Eyed Ryker).
- his sweet little fingers and toes.
- when he stretches out his arms over his head.
- his dark brown hair that's so soft.
- when he makes his snorting sounds when he's hungry.
- his cute little ears that look like Mommy's.
- when he makes us laugh as he pees at his 1st 2 dr. appointments or at home on the wall.
- his chubby little kissable cheeks.
- when his belly gets huge after eating.
- his cute little nose.
- when he squeezes our fingers with his little hands with a strong grip.
- his cute "animal" noises that he randomly makes.
- when he took his 1st bath at home and did so well even though he cried just a little bit.
- his baby scent.
- when he lays in between Mommy and Daddy in bed.
- his little chin that quivers when he cries.
- when he takes deep breaths and sighs.
- his amazing strength when he picks up his head on his own and moves it around.
- when he catches himself before he sneezes and makes a cute little sound.
- his blue-grey eyes.
- when he smacks his lips after eating.
- his little toots and grunts.
- when he looks at us and smiles!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
"Pass me a drink!" No, no, Ryker. You're way too young for that! haha. :)
Wow, I'm updating my blog 2 days in a row! Aren't you impressed?! I'm feeling a lot more rested today compared to yesterday. Ryker let me sleep a little more last night, even though I still got up twice with him.
Thanksgiving Day this year was wonderful since we had both sides of the family together! Ryker was exactly 1 week old that day, so we were all very thankful to have a healthy baby boy with us. We spent the holiday at Rick & Julie's house and ate some very yummy food! (Thanks for all of your cooking, Julie, Grandma, & Dad!)Jeff, Janell, Ryker, Kyle, Julie, & Rick
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
- Showed up to the hospital for the labor induction on Wed., 11-14, at 8 pm. They didn't have us on the schedule to be there that night! Long story short, there apparently was lack of communication with my dr.'s office and the hospital. We had to wait in the waiting room for 40 min. while they called my dr. and called an on-call nurse. Not a fun start for the night! We were almost tempted to just go back home but stuck to it when they finally came out to get us.
- Got the IV stuck in my arm and then the Cervadil at 10:30 pm. Contractions basically started like 10 min. later.
- Had quite a miserable night with contractions. Neither of us got a wink of sleep all night long (so we basically were awake for 2 straight days). Contractions got pretty strong after midnight.
- Was dilated to 4 cm at 2 am.
- After a while, I ended up having to be put on oxygen because Ryker's heart rate was dropping a bit since the contractions were so close together.
- Got epidural at 6:50 am. LOVE the epidural! Felt no contractions and no pain!! Still on oxygen.
- Dilated to 5 cm at 8:45 am.
- At 10 am, almost to 10 cm.
- Started pushing at 10:30 am (still on oxygen), and Ryker arrived at 10:59 am!
Ok, so that wasn't really that brief. Overall, the pain and long night was definitely worth it! We have the cutest little baby boy now!! Here are some more pictures from the hospital.
Grandma & Grandpa
Both sets of grandparents are very proud to have their 1st grandchild!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Getting ready to go home! He has to cry a little bit of course! :)
What a beautiful baby boy! Look at that hair!!
Feels good to be home!
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers that you've sent our way. Don't worry, we'll be updating more and sharing our hospital experience this week when we're more rested. :) Ryker is such a sweet blessing! Can't wait for you to see more of him!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Here's my 1st belly shot that has been posted on this blog!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Yesterday my co-workers threw me a fun baby shower at a yummy local mexican restaurant...THANKS JAN & MARY for all of your creative planning! And many thanks to all of you who were able to make it. Our little guy will look so adorable in all his new outfits & will love his baby goodies!