Videos of Ryland sitting and squealing. :)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|Sweet Ry 9/18/11 - Pic by Emma Rose|
|5 months young! 9/18/2011|
|We have the same hair! 9/18/2011|
|I've got something to tell you...dude what's up with your hair? 9/18/2011|
|It's electric! 9/18/2011|
|Fun in the tub 9/15/2011|
About a week ago we started putting Ryland in a sit-up position to see if he could maintain his balance. Sure enough he could hold himself up for a good 30 seconds to a minute. He would even lean on his hands if need be to keep his position. The hubby captured a great video of him sitting, which I'm hoping to post as soon as he's done editing it. In the video you will also see him grabbing his feet. He started that a few weeks ago. I only wish I was as flexible as Ry, though sucking on my toes doesn't sound nearly as appealing to me as it apparently does to him. ;)
|This pose is for my mommy - I'm casting a spell on you! 9/18/2011|
|Sitting like a big boy in the high chair 9/18/2011|
|I luv sleeping on my tummy 9/15/2011|
|Sweet Little Monkey. 21 weeks - 9/13/11|
Ryland is now fully on formula as I stopped pumping when he turned 5 months. He's also moved up to 6-7 ounce feedings every 3-4 hours. We've definitely noticed that he's bulking up more with formula than he did with breast milk. His legs and cheeks have filled out and he definitely feels heavier. He also recognizes his bottle and will reach out for it hungrily when it's time to eat, even holding the bottle all on his own until it becomes to heavy for him. Next up - rice cereal! Our Dr had told us to keep Ry on milk until he was 6 months before introducing solids, of course that was at his 4 month appointment when he was getting only breast milk. I think he's ready for the next step now that he's taking more of an interest in us when we're eating. I could have sworn he wanted my Chuy's chip the other day!
|Big bro and lil bro 9/18/2011|
Ryland finally met his Great Grandma Elizabeth and 2nd cousin Scarlett this month. He was awesome the entire time and didn't cry once. Here are a few pictures from our trip to Killeen.
|Visit with Great Omi 9/11/2011|
|Family photo with Great Omi 9/11/2011|
|Ry and Juju watching football 9/17/2011|
|Pack n play fun 9/17/2011|
Friday, September 9, 2011
Random moments I captured with my camera phone over the past month. Enjoy!
|Pool time with the boys 8/6/2011|
|Sophie, you're the only chew toy for me...for now. 8/19/2011|
|Don't pack me away Juju! I promise not to spit up on you... 8/27/2011|
|Around we go! 9/3/2011|
|Hook em! 9/3/2011|
|Go Green! 8/2/2011|
I'm definitely running on empty. It all started about a month ago when I came down with a nasty infectious virus that took me down hard. My entire body ached, had a fever, loss of appetite, was dehydrated and generally felt like death for 2.5 weeks. This perfect storm of a sickness reduced my milk production from 20 ounces a day down to 8-10 ounces a day! I have not been able to increase production since returning to full health, not to mention all the work of pumping with little to no return is a bit defeating. :( My original goal was to nurse/pump for 6 months. I'll be lucky now to make it another week, by then Ry will be 5 months. I had a good run, but pumping is fast coming to a end. I must admit it will be nice to be free of the pumping bag at work!
|Holding my own bottle! 8/29/2011|