Raising Two ADVENTURERS to Love Jesus

Raising Two ADVENTURERS to Love Jesus

Monday, September 28, 2009

One Month Down, Lots of LOVE to go!!!

Dylan is growing up so fast we can hardly believe it!

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!

Daddy's Little Caddy, onesie made with love by Aunt Carole

There is that sweet dimple!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dylan's "Firsts"

First Stroller Ride- We decided to take a stroll around the block. Daddy pushed Dylan in his stroller and he fell asleep! It was nice for Mommy to get out and get walking too!
First Bath-On Sunday September 13th, Dylan had his first real bath. Daddy did a great job, and Dylan seemed pretty unsure of the whole thing. He didn't cry, just made some funny faces!

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 toy- We have found a GREAT toy! Thanks to cousin Lisa, Dylan loves his Lullaby Seahorse. His belly lights up and it plays lullabies with ocean sounds mixed in. He loves to watch and listen, and it also helps him to go to sleep during his daytime naps.

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.

First doctor- This is Dylan's first doctor- Dr. Susan Keathley. She was my pediatrician and is the sweetest person. She saw Dylan on Friday the 18th for a weight check. He weighs 7 lbs 15 oz. and is now 21 1/2 inches long! What a growing boy! We don't have to go back to see her until his 2 month check up.

First time to CALL THOSE HOGS!- Dylan was all decked out in Hog apparel to root on the Hogs Saturday, Sept. 19th. Unfortunately, the Hogs lost to Georgia, but he was still one cute fan!

First time to church- September 20th was Dylan's first time to church. He looked handsome in his outfit, and hung out in his carseat during the service. He was awake for all but the last 10 minutes or so. Everyone was excited to see him and of course, thought he looked just like Daddy! :) We ate lunch with the family at Bluecoast Burrito and then came home!
Dylan this is what we notice about you at 3 weeks old:
-You love to stretch out, and when you stretch your arms, you look like you are flexing your muscles!
-Your personality develops a little more every day. You make so many faces that we think are just hysterical!
-We pretty much can determine what you want and when you want it. You are an open book when you want food, when you want cuddle time, when you want alone time. The times we shrug our shoulders are when the tummy pains arrive! Yuck!
-You still love to have your hands right next to your face.
-You are growing like a weed! Newborn outfits are too wide for you but almost too short! We think you might be a TALL boy!
-Sometimes you just want mommy to hold you and cuddle, but there are those times that Daddy can soothe you best! That's pretty perfect!
-You are starting to have a new awake time at night from about 6:30-7:30.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Dylan Thomas Rogers!!!

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!