Friday, January 30, 2009

In the hospital....

Just wanted to document a very scary event in little Ryan's life. Last week, Jenna came down with a horrible cold...complete with cough, runny nose...the works. On Friday, Ryan started coughing and I ended up spending a good amount of time on both Friday and Saturday with both kids in the doctors office.

Fast forward to Monday. Ryan was starting to wheeze and seemed so uncomfortable I figured he must have RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) but I wasn't sure how serious it was. I ended up taking him to my cousin Krysti's house to have her take a look at him. She is a nurse at the local children's hospital. I was expecting her to tell me I was worrying too much and that he was fine. Instead, she listened to his breathing, heartrate...etc. and told me I would be wise to take him to the ER. So...I did. They gave him a breathing treatment, took some lung x-rays and a nose swab (confirming the RSV diagnosis) and admitted him! He spent two days hooked up to the monitors and oxygen. It was a scary experience!

We are home now and Ryan seems to be starting to feel a lot better. The two days he spent in the hospital he was so pitiful. He just laid there...hooked up to the oxygen..etc and I couldn't really hold him, nurse him, or anything...and he didn't really seem to mind. He just slept the days and nights away. He's much more alert now that we are back home and seems to be on the mend.

This is one milestone I hope we never have to experience again!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Meeting Samara

My friend Rebecca and her daughter Samara came over a few days ago. Samara was born in November and is nearly 1 1/2 months older than Ryan. She is so tiny! Kinda reminds me of Jenna at that age! Boys certainly are so much different than my experience anyway!

As you can see, Ryan couldn't be bothered by the visit and wouldn't even wake up for a picture! Guess he's just not all that into girls yet!! Sorry Samara! Give him a few more years and I'm sure he'll find you much more interesting!!


I overheard Jenna and her Daddy in her bedroom tonight (I was in the kitchen but could hear their conversation on the baby monitor). He had just gotten her out of the bathtub and was drying her off with her ladybug towel. He was calling her a little ladybug and she was dancing around the room (as ladybugs do) enjoying the time with her daddy. They picked out her PJ's for the evening and then she explained that she wasn't going to wear panties. When daddy asked her why she wasn't wearing panties...she explained it was "because ladybugs don't wear panties!"

Well DUH!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

1 month old!

Ryan turned 1 month old yesterday! I can't believe how quickly the time is flying by.

He celebrated his big day by catching his sisters cold. We were in doctor Latin's office yesterday for Jenna (she has a double ear infection, runny nose and a nasty cough) and today was Ryan's turn. Same cough, runny nose, no ear infections (thankfully). They are both on antibiotics and will hopefully be feeling better VERY soon!!

We did get his height and weight today. He is 11 pounds 12 ounces and 23 1/2 inches long! He's around the 75th percentile for weight and 95th for height. He's a big boy!!

I have lots more pictures to post...we've been busy busy lately (as usual). More to come soon!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Photo Shoot

Just having some fun at home today taking pictures....

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Turning Pink and Gaining Weight

Just wanted to report that Ryan had his follow up doctor's appt. yesterday to check his weight and bilirubin levels. I'm happy to report that he had turned the corner and is no longer the scrawny yellow baby he was last week. He gained 6 oz over the weekend and his skin is so pink and healthy looking that Dr. Lattin didn't even require a traumatic heel poke bloodtest!

Ryan, who weighed 8 lbs 13 oz at birth and was discharged from the hospital at 8lbs 6 oz, lost even more weight and (after nearly a week of round the clock nursing) reached an all time low of just under 8 lbs last Friday, 1/2/09. It was at that point that I (with some serious urging from the Dr.) decided that it was time to give in to formula supplementing. Since then I have the worlds happiest, pinkest, healthiest little boy, who now weighs 8 lbs 6 oz again!

Here's a picture of Ryan relaxing in his little glider seat yesterday. Can you say peaceful??

Monday, January 5, 2009


A few pictures of recent visitors....

My grandma "Mimi" holding Ryan

Aunt Jane and Cousin Marisa with Ryan (and Silly Baby)

And, for my "blogstalking" friend Julie... who visits my blog often but never leaves a message....a picture of her adorable chubby little cuddle muffin baby Cole....

and another of a grouchy (but still irresistably cute) Cole with a sleepy Ryan....hard to believe they are only 4 months apart in age...and Cole was 3 oz smaller than Ryan at birth!!

More soon!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

First Bath

Ryan's umbilical cord stump fell off completely yesterday ( that kinda grosses me out), and so he got his very first full bath last night. He wasn't thrilled at first....cried a little when we got him naked (he hates to be naked) and squawked a bit more when he first felt the water. However, once he realized how good the warm soapy water felt.....he seemed to really love it. So much so that he slept through most of the bath. It was pretty funny.

Enjoy the pictures and short video at the end!