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Monday, November 30, 2009

Four Month Stats

Weight: 14.2 lbs (70th%)

Length: 25.25 inches (75th%)

Head Circumference: 42.5 (90th%)

(Chris asked about her percentile in the nose category :), but we didn't get a straight answer)

Teen Wolf Ears: gone!

Hair: starting to come in dark

Eyes: remain blue

Eating: Ryan eats every 3 hours beginning at 6-6:30 a.m. until 8:30-9 p.m. She is still breastfed but takes 1-2 6oz formula bottles a day. She is just starting to do solids three times a day.

Sleeping: ALL NIGHT!!!!! Ryan goes down by 9 p.m. and usually sleeps until 9 a.m.

Naps: 3-4 naps a day, usually the hour right before a feeding. Naps last from 30 min. to 1.5 hrs.

Size: she can fit into a few 3 month old clothes, but mostly is wearing 3-6 months. Size 2 diapers

Likes: outside, baths, diaper changes, kids, family, pacifier, bananas, reading books, her catepillar, her crib, naps, her lovey bunny

Newest Accomplishment: found her feet


I have never had more to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving tops all! It is the first one as a family, not just a couple. How blessed we are to have Ryan in our life. I was thankful last year for Chris, and now we get to share the joy of Ryan together. I am grateful. Last year we found out we were pregnant two days after Thanksgiving. We were shocked and nervous and excited. We had no idea how much better our lives were going to be 8 months later.

Along with Ryan we have many other people in our lives that we are thankful for. We were lucky enough to get to celebrate Thanksgiving with all of our families this year! We had an early Thanksgiving with Gran, Pawpaw, Aunt Meredith and Eliana (unfortunately Ryan had a blow out diaper that distracted me and no pictures were taken). We drove to Ada, Oklahoma on Thanksgiving and celebrated with Grandma, Papa, Uncle Zach, Aunt Bethany and ALL of Grandma Peg's family! On the Saturday after Thanksgiving we went to Unc Unc, Aunt Mis and Aunt Tauri's house to celebrate with Mamaw, Grandpa, Dustin and Claudya! It was so much fun to get to see all of the people that we are thankful for. I am so glad that Ryan has so many people who love her.

Chris and Uncle Zach

Ryan meeting her great grandmother

Relaxing with Aunt Bethany

Eliana is always so helpful

Ryan loves her Aunt Meredith

What a sweet doll

Looking frightened after her shower in the hotel with her Daddy

Ryan is thankful for her paci :)

Aunt Mis singing to Ry

The happiest girl!

Thank you Mom and Dad for all you do. I love you. So does Ryan.

Two beauties!

Moments before she drifted off to sleep outside snuggled up on Mamaw

Proof that Dustin gave Ryan a bottle! (and did a good job!)

I see piano lessons in the future....maybe her Unc Unc will teach her!

The Cox clan

Our tree is up and we are so excited for our first Christmas with little girl!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bad Blogger

It was slim pickin's on the pictures.....

Ryan helping Dadddy check his e-mail

Her neck is getting stronger

I am pretty disappointed in myself. I have done a very bad job of capturing Ryan's life this past week. I don't know why I didn't do a better job of taking pictures. I would like to blame it on the fact that we didn't do anything fun and exciting. But anyone who has met Ryan knows that every day with her is both fun and exciting. So, I will blame it on Chris! Ha! Just kidding! But Ryan and I sure did miss him while he was gone on a 3 day camping trip in Arkansas. I realized how hard it is to parent alone while working full time. I felt like I could barely get anything done! I am used to 24 hours on my own, but that is about as long as I can do it without letting other things fall to the way side! I am thankful everyday that Ryan and I have Chris. We couldn't do it without him! The grandparents also saved the day this past week while Chris was out of town and I worked. Gran kept Ryan Monday, Papa came by to visit Tuesday, Mamaw and Grandpa kept Ryan Wednesday and Thursday, Ryan and I had dinner with Gran and Pawpaw Thursday and Grandma kept Ryan Friday. Ryan got to see all 6 of her grandparents in one week! That is pretty special. I wish I had pictures of it all- but something had to give!

Ryan is doing some new things too! She has found her feet and her voice! She squeals so loudly now when she is happy. It is too funny! I will try really hard to get some good videos of it. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving and going to Oklahoma to visit Ryan's Grandma's family. I PROMISE to take pictures. :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Road Trip

We did it! We hit the road with Ryan to visit friends in Houston. We already knew that we have an amazingly well-behaved baby, but we weren't sure how she would tolerate 4 hours in her car seat. Well, she was such a trooper! She barely fussed at all on the way there (she just wanted Mommy to climb in back with her), and on the way home she didn't make a peep. This past weekend was also her first night away from home, and her crib (besides Mamaw and Grandpa's and her crib there!) We set up the Pack-N-Play in the room with us, and Ryan and I slept great- Chris said her noises woke him up. I guess I am just used to them since the monitor is next to me at home.

It was so great to visit two of my great friends. We stayed one night with CiCi and Corey and their son Chase. We stayed the second night with Roxie and her two daughters- Mia and Avery.(Kurt, Rox's husband was in Singapore). All of the kids were so sweet to Ryan. She loved all of the attention! We had a great time and plan to visit other friends and family soon!

Sleepy girl on her way to Houston

Mia and Avery took good care of Ryan

I love prego bellys!! Chase (aka "Chiggy") with
his mommy CiCi and baby brother on the way!

Chase is gonna be a great big brother! (in 2 weeks!)

Ryan may need a brother someday........

Best friends with our kids (one in her belly!)

Ryan loved the other kids at the park!

First time on a swing


She loved it!

She was squealing and laughing!

Ryan loved when Avery held her

Ryan had her first biter biscuit (6 months early by the box)

Earlier last week....

As you can see from the pictures above, Ryan got to spend some good time with her Gran, Aunt Meredith and cousin Eliana! It is such a blessing to have all of our family live so close! Ryan is surrounded by people that love her.