Monday, December 8, 2008

One Month Old

Ryker is already one month old (on Friday)! I cannot believe we have had him for that long. I truly don't remember or miss life before him!
He is so big. Things he can do- hold his head up (amazing that he has done this since birth), 'stand up' and about wiggle out of your arms (do they make jumparoo's for 7 pound one month olds?), crack a half smile, coo mostly at his toys and roll over from belly to back.
There are a few things that I have learned in the past few weeks.
1. Cheap diapers work good. Watch out for pee when you change a boy (still working on that, he peed all over twice today!)
2. He is the only person I will kiss and say 'I love you' to after he pukes/poops/farts/burps :)
3. Not getting a full nights sleep isn't that bad and when you wake up to a happy healthy baby in the morning, you literally forget about the night before.

4. Having a baby is the best thing that has ever happened to Dustin and I. We love each other more than ever and he adds a bond that I can't describe.

5. He is truly an angel. We have had way too many losses this year, but if Heavenly Father needed all of those people just so we could get Ryker, I am truly grateful.

Speaking of losses...we have had two more in my family, bringing the total to 4 this year. My mom's cousin (so I guess my second cousin) and his wife (Curtis and Tammy Anderson) were killed in the bad wreck in Sardine Canyon on Friday night. They leave behind their two children and the rest of their family who will miss them deeply. Too sad and too many losses this year. Hopefully 2009 is better!

I have to share the so cute pictures that we had taken this weekend...

My favorite

I'll have to post my Christmas card/birth announcement next time.
Lots of love,
Ashley, Dustin and Ryker

3 comments:

Kami said...

Ashley, your pictures look so great! What a cute little family you have! And I'm sorry to hear about your mom's cousin. Tammy actually lived in my neighborhood, I just heard about it from my mom today. Looks like things are going well with you and your boys!

S&C said...

Those are so cute!!!! Cute family you have!

K said...

I love the photo with the rings on his toes. What a darling idea. He is starting to look like a little man. Cute boy.