WOW! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could love someone this much! Yes I love Ryan so much and my family, but oh my goodness! I love MOMMYHOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you God for my precious little angel! He is laughing and smiling and growing like a weed! I went back to work today and oh my was that hard! The only way I was even remotely at peace with that decision was that my sweet baby is in Jill's hands! Thank you Jill - You will never know how much appreciate you!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
He is finally here! Our precious little angel has arrived! He decided he wanted to meet his mommy and daddy a couple of days before we had scheduled. Our precious Rylan entered this world on Sunday, December 28th, at 10:36 am. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long. We love all the nurses and Dr. Zivney at The Med! They were so absoutely wonderful and we were so blessed. At first I was very nervous because Dr. Smith was out of town, but God took care of us and provided Dr. Zivney to bring our angel into this world! Our parents were able to make it and Mawmaw and Mimi were able to be in the delivery room with us! Grandad and Pawpaw waited in the hallway. Rylan even waited for his Aunt Sharla and big cousins Jeremy and Taylor to make it to the hospital. This made Aunt Sharla very excited because she was able to be in the delivery room as well!
We had a wonderful first week at home with lots of family to help us survive! Thank you MOM! You were a lifesaver!
Just thought you would like to see some pics... I am going to try to be a good mommy and update our blog daily...who am I kidding I will try to update weekly!!! There will be more family pics to come!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Yes, this is me today! WOW! Look at that belly! I LOVE IT! Rylan has been very active this week and is starting to move all night. I am loving every single second of it...I think I would rather wait for his every move than sleep. I don't want to ever forget what an amazing feeling it is when he lets me know he is there! I can't wait to meet my little angel!
Many of you have asked me about the baby bedding for Rylan's room... It is a western motif and I am in love with it. We found it online and have fallen in love with it! We took it to Dale Dean, so he could match the paint for us and Ryan is going to go pick it up tomorrow. I can't wait!
We had Monday off and we registered for our upcoming baby showers... We are so blessed to be loved by so many people! Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!!!! Ryan and I went to Babies'R Us and Target in Houston to register. We arrived at Babies'R Us around 10:30 am and didn't get home from Houston until about 6:30pm or so. Exhausting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But totally wonderful experience! I am so blessed to have a husband who loves doing every part of this with me! He had a blast with the little gun while we were registering! Too cute!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Like most of you who are probably reading this I am exhausted! Not because of my pregnancy, but because of the beginning of school! Ryan and I are trying super hard to get our lives organized before our little peanut arrives!
This picture is about 21 1/2 weeks along. We are definitely seeing growth between pictures! We truly feel blessed and are trying so hard not to take this beautiful gift from God for granted!
Last Thursday at 22 weeks Ryan and I felt the baby kick for the first time and I don't think it has stopped moving since! WOW! Kick baby kick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We celebrated Ryan's birthday the week before school started. He was able to blow out candles and make a wish (probably more than one) while having a great time with our families! This is our nephew Wyatt helping Ryan blow out his candles! Wyatt was so cute dipping the candles back into the cake repeatedy to get the whip cream on top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wyatt, Ryan, and our niece Taylor colored pictures together and had a ball!
Last Saturday peanut attended his/her first AGGIE football game. Too bad it wasn't a very good game, but oh well. I know peanut will BLEED MAROON as Mommy does! HE/SHE loved every second of the noises and sounds of the Aggie Spirit and the Fightin' texas Aggie Band.
Speaking of band....This is our nephew, Jeremy, who is a freshman in high school. This is a picture at his first high school band performance! We are so proud of him!
This last picture is of me this afternoon. I am 23 weeks today and I decided to go and get a new hairstyle!!!!!!! Look closely because you will never see it look like this again! Stephanie works magic and I need to win the lottery, so I can have her do my hair each day!
The countdown has begun....only five more days until we know what our peanut is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wow! This summer has flown by and I know that I am terrible at keeping this blog updated, so I am going to try to tell as much as I can about our summer in this one post. In early June Ryan and I went out to Las Vegas with my sister and her husband. Boy was it HOT!!!!! We had a great time though and were able to see many things we had not seen on our previous trips!
After returning from Vegas I went on the annual GIRLS TRIP! What a great time we had! Thanks for the fun ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In late June we went to our annual church camp, yes, the one where we met and fell in love! We sure do love going back there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After returning from church camp we were only home a few days and Ryan went on TREK with the church youth group! He loved climbing mountains with them and growing closer to the Lord, but while he was gone I had a doctor's visit that he had to miss! Luckily my precious Lacy was able to go with me and meet the infamous Dr. Smith. He loved that she had heard so many wonderful things about him! She was there holding my hand when we heard the strong heartbeat of our precious little angel! When we were driving home from the doctor's office Ryan was able to call me from the summit of Pacific Mountain in Colorado. What a way to learn such wonderful news of the miracle that God continues to bless us with!
My family left on our annual Colorado trip that Friday and we picked Ryan up in Trinidad, Colorado the next afternoon. Boy was I glad to see him! He is such an amazing man and I missed him terribly! We had a wonderful time in Colorado - I sure love spending time with my family and it makes me miss them eve more than I already do! On this vacation we learned that my 42 year old sister is going to have another baby. She is due a few weeks before me and we are both growing rapidly together! What a blessing for her, Harvey and Wyatt! I hope this little girl is red headed too!
Ryan and I went to the doctor this last week and today we are 19 weeks 4 days. The heartbeat was 149-153 and my growth looks great according to Dr. Smith! He did not do an ultrasound this time! We will not find out what this miracle is until September 9th, so please continue the prayers that Ryan and I know God is hearing from each of you daily!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I know how much all of you have been praying for Ryan and I and our precious little angel... God is hearing you all! We will never be able to thank all of you for your beautiful prayers, the beautiful prayers of your children, and the love and support you have all shown to Ryan and I. We want you all to know that we have heard a heartbeat again at 9 weeks and 5 days! We were able to see the little hands moving - WOW! We have attached the sonogram photo for those of you who haven't been able to see it in person! We love each of you so much and appreciate all of your love! Please continue to pray as we still have a long road ahead of us, but praise God for all the wonderful blessings he gives us each day!