Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Dylan's new trick is kicking his toys and talking to them on his activity gym. He started this on November 7 and he thinks its pretty fun. One of the toys plays a little song when he kicks it just right. He then starts talking back to it. It is so much fun to watch him grow! He weighed 10 lbs. 15 oz. at his 2 month check up and is 23 1/4 inches long!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Our family picture at the Old Mill: October 24, 2009
Fall pictures on Mawmaw's front porch. Smiles come easy these days!
Talking to Mommy!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Dylan, here are some things you do at one month old:
-Your neck is getting so strong, when we hold you chest to chest you stretch to see who is holding you!
-You like to fight sleep during the day. You need to be rocked with papi (pacifier) to drift off.
-You LOVE music! The seahorse is still probably your favorite, but you love Mommy singing to you and you love the music that your swing plays. Basically, any type of soft music calms you down.
-You now fill out your sleepers! Your feet go to the end of the Newborn ones and you are growing. Your legs and arms are still skinny, but your belly and face are starting to fill out.
-You like walking around outside, listening to the sounds of the birds and trees. Mommy is happy about that since I LOVE to be outside!
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks! Dylan doesn't go back to see Dr. Keathley until his 2 month check-up. I will be anxious to see how much you have grown!
You were truly worth the wait!!!!!You got to wear cousin Tanner's dressy outfit to church. Very special!
There is that sweet dimple!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
First outing to Small Group- We took him to small group Sunday night the 13th, which was his first non-doctor outing. He slept in his carseat, ate, then got held by a few friends.
First Tummy Time- I put Dylan on his tummy for some play time and he did a good job. We want those neck muscles to be strong! He lifted his head up a little bit, but mostly just laid on his Surfboard Tummy Mat and chilled! Thanks Sis for the really neat mat, he will LOVE it as he gets older!
First buddy- Dylan had his first visit with his buddy, Brady on Thursday the 17th. Brady Hudson Grice was born 9-10-09, 2 weeks and 1 day younger than Dylan. Brandon and Andrea came home from the hospital and we went for a visit. Dylan looks HUGE compared to Brady, who was 3 weeks early and weighed 6 lbs at birth.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Dylan arrived August 28, 2009 at 12:05p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 1/4 inches long. The first thing the nurse said when Dr. Deed held him up was, "He looks just like Jonathan!" and that is what we have been hearing ever since. I must say that it truly fills my heart with gladness to hear those words. We had a sweet surprise to his arrival as well, BIG dimples on both cheeks! He has Daddy's hair color, eye color, hair line, nose, etc. He does have long skinny feet and long toes which is just like me, so I guess I got feet out of the deal! Ha! We couldn't be more excited or proud of our new little boy. He is truly a gift from God.
Dylan, here are some things we already notice about you at 12 days old:
-At night in between feedings, you prefer to put yourself to sleep in your cradle.
-You get the hiccups and sneezes ALL THE TIME!
-You enjoy snuggle time laying on mommy or daddy's chest.
-You seem to be most alert from around 9:30-12:30 during the day.
-You aren't big on rocking. You like to be held, but not rocked, and sometimes you would just rather lay down by yourself without anyone touching you.
-You are a great eater!
-You LOVE to ride in the car!
-You are the sweetest boy and a great baby!
We go back for a weight check this Friday. Last Friday he had gained 4 ounces back from what he lost after birth, but we have a few ounces to go. Enjoy the pictures!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Don't get me wrong, Dylan is a blessing and I can't wait for him to be here, but I've started thinking, Will I be a good mom? Will I know how to take care of him? Will my body shape back up quickly? If I am not sleeping now, will I ever sleep with a newborn in our bedroom?
Dylan is literally about to rock our world with change! I have to give a HUGE hats off to my sweet husband, who has taken the brunt of my meltdown with such grace. Since Tuesday night he just keeps saying, "It's ok, it's ok, I'm not mad, your ok...." and that is after I tell him in one of my sobbing moments that I am so sorry to be acting like this. If I was him, I would be wanting to run for the hills away from the crazy pregnant women. I have to believe that my body is giving me another sign that the time is getting closer for Dylan to be here. I know that we can do this, but I guess its normal to be apprehensive. Not "scared" like everyone keeps asking me. "Are you scared?" What kind of question is that to ask a first time mom to be. Not a good one. I won't ever ask that question to a friend, acquaintance, etc. that is 9 months pregnant. I have completed 38 weeks as of today and hope to hear Dr. Deed say I am making more progress when we see her this afternoon. Yes, change is a comin', and while my first reaction is to say "Oh no!" and run, I plan to do my best to embrace it, because its a new life that is part of us and THAT change is a good one. Rachel
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Vintage storybook pages printed on canvases: above his cribABC Cross-stitch my grandma made for me; my old toy box w/ a new paint job Changing tableI stenciled his monogram above the chest
Rockin'&Readin' corner; my grandpa built the book rack:)
Dylan's "corner" of our bedroom
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Dylan's 1st Bathrobe with rubber ducks on it! Thanks Marla!
Here are a few pictures from the American Idol Concert. It was LOTS of fun. Dylan rolled around pretty much the ENTIRE concert. Don't know if that means he liked or disliked the noise!Sis and I had such a good time!
Kris Allen singing his version of Heartless, AWESOME!
Played 2 songs on the piano: Ain't No Sunshine and Hey Jude
The finale with all top 10 performers
Here is a video of Kris performing his version of Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone. He is such an amazing musician!