Friday, August 22, 2008

Loving the outdoors

It has been awhile since I have posted so this is a long one with lots of pictures.
Ryan is a big fan of the outdoors. If he is crying, upset, fussy, anything but happy you take him outside and he is immediately quite. Lets just say we spend a lot of time walking around our complex.
We took a trip up to LA to see Richard's and Joey's family (visiting from the desert), unfortunately Joey's family got sick and had to go home early. Ryan can't wait to meet the rest of the cousins....

Gabi and her dad Richard. Gabi is our Goddaughter - isn't she precious.

Auntie Kelly came to visit this week. Ryan had a great time and was such a good boy which made me look bad since every time Kelly or Grandma O calls I say he is fussy.

Aunt Racquel came up from San Diego to visit. She always comes bearing gifts.

Auntie Kelly making me look funny.

New Toy

Ryan got a new toy, he seems to like it for now. When I get one with him making noice I will post. It is adorable to watch.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

6 Weeks

Ryan wore his Dodger outfit for good luck during Sunday's game against the "hated ones" (Giants) but it didn't work.

Ryan was having a bad day and the only way I could get him to relax was in his car seat outside on the patio.

Finding his thumb......

Friday, August 8, 2008


Love those lips!!!

Trying to hold his head up - no luck.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ladies Man

Today is Ryan's five week mark. I have been trying to get into work to show him to the girls at the St. Regis. Today after feeding time Ryan seemed in a good mood so we were off to the races. I felt like I had a stop watch counting my time down till he had an outburst. Trying to get me ready (sort of), him ready and to the Regis before he fell asleep was the goal. Well it worked, he was a such a good boy during our visit. He met all the girls except Sheri, we will have to come back when she isn't in a meeting. Ryan was wide awake and loved being held by all the pretty ladies. He was so good I wasn't sure he was my child. Well once we got home all things changed. He wasn't happy with anything, he wouldn't let me put him down for more then 5 minutes without going in hysterics.

He loves being held and doesn't like alone time, I think I am in for it. This time I couldn't figure it out - I had feed him an hour and half before, he was changed, and I need to put him down to pump. So after 20 minutes I gave in and fed him again (what happened to my schedule??). That was it - he was hungry. This seems to be our number one problem for his outbursts. I am afraid I am feeding him too much but he is clearly hungry because when his is full he is a VERY happy boy. My concern might explain his weight gain he is up to 11 pounds 6 ounces. He has gained almost 3 pounds and has grown over 2 inches in 5 weeks. I guess this is like the sleeping on the stomach thing, you do what makes them happy. Everyone wants a happy baby!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Growing Fast

**The pacifier is not my idea - he only uses it when Grandma is around**

Grandma O.J. (we are going to call her Grandma O) was here this week. I felt like I was on vacation. She cooked, cleaned, did laundry, and best of all got up in the middle of the night. The best thing about having to supplement formula for a couple feedings is that someone else can feed him the middle of the night. He is only getting up once between 2 and 3am and then up round 5:30am.
If he keeps up his eating he is going to sleep longer and longer. He downs a 4 oz bottle with no problems. We also discovered putting him on his stomach for his naps helps him sleep.
I know, EVERYONE says you can't put them on their stomachs but if he can lift his head and move it side to side I don't see the problem. Plus all of us slept on our stomachs!!! The other day he was sleeping on his back and rolled to his side. Ryan has officially outgrown a few of his sleepers and onesies. Ryan is already growing out of his clothes. He is wearing 3-6 month sleepers and the 0-3 Gerber onesies are too small. I tried to measure him today and I think he is 23 inches.

Sydnie Park came over to visit. It was Ryan's first play date, to bad he slept through most of it. I didn't get a good picture because Ryan was just waking up but we will next time. Sydnie come back and visit soon.

Not a great picture of me but Ryan looks cute.