Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ryan's blessing day

Our sweet little Ryan was blessed today. Here's what I captured of him in his blessing outfit.




And here's the most decent family picture we could come up with. Ah, the joys!

Neil's attempt to tide Ryan over until feeding time

Proud big sis



I can hardly believe my boy will be a month old on Tuesday! Where does the time go? Ryan has already grown and changed so much in these short 4 weeks. He's becoming increasingly tuned-in and responsive, and has even started to coo and smile slightly. His little head still flops around, but he is determined to hold it up on his own. I suspected he might have reflux the first couple weeks of his life, and while I still think he may have a mild case, I am noticing improvements. Ryan carries with him such a sweet little spirit, and I just can't get enough of him!

I am still adjusting to two kids. It's hard work, and I'm finding that I hardly have a free minute, ever, but I'm slowly getting a handle on things. I'm feeling good physically, and am healing much faster than I did after Chloe's birth. My incision is still tender, but all in all, I'm doing really well.

It has been wonderful having my mom around this last week. She has helped a great deal, and I've thoroughly enjoyed her homecooked meals and company. Chloe's also been in heaven, naturally.

Here's a sneak peek at a photo shoot I did of the kiddos this weekend. More to come...



Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!


Rebekah said...

These pictures are beautiful! The last one of Chloe and Ryan is sssoooo stinkin cute!!

Stelene said...

He looks so cute in his blessing clothes. We didn't make it to church, sick kids & hubby! The picture of Ryan sucking Neils nose is too funny, Bryce used to do that with our kids. I would always get mad cuz it's so gross. He stopped when Brynlee threw up & it went in his mouth ~ lol.

The Goulds said...

I can't believe we weren't there! and I can't he is almost a month old...time is flying!!!! The pictures are precious. I miss you & your mother...please give her a hug & tell her how much I love her. Your family is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are so cute! He looks like such a sweet little boy. Chloe seems to be so proud of her little brother. I'm glad you are feeling well. Give them fam loves from us.

Jodi said...

The pictures are beautiful. Ryan looks so cute in his little white outfit! I have to tell you that Leah was just standing here and saw the last picture of Ryan and said, "Oh, cute!" Glad you're feeling good!

stephschmidt said...

Darling pictures! I love the family photo! Chloe looks like she's just dying, not being able to hold or touch Ryan :) I'm glad you're having such a great visit with your Mom! Nothing better than having Mom there!

Wendy said...

He looks so precious in his blessing outfit! I can't believe he's a month old, either (seems like it was yesterday you were texting me to let me know you were in the hospital). I'm glad you're feeling well and that your mom has been able to visit!

Roberts Family Blog said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a handsome little guy! Its hard to believe I haven't been able to hold him yet! You take suck great time I need some done, could you come out to Indy?

dayna said...

SO sweet! first, i love ryan's blessing outfit!!! perfect! and Chloe was so cute in primary on that sunday. she sat still and listened and sang...too cute. and the last picture of ryan is amazing! i want one of those cameras!!!!

Nells-Bells said...

oh my goodness. so cute! i love his blessing outfit. adjusting to two kids is rough. i'm glad things are getting better though. any fun plans for the holidays?

Cristi said...

wow~ Ryan looks like Neil in that last pic!

Camille said...

More awesome photos!