Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring(ing) around with my son's

     So, Ryker had his 4 month check-up the other day. He weighs a whopping 18lbs5oz and stands a tall 27". (almost put the "feet" symbol there. whew! If he stood a tall twenty-seven feet, that'd be a bit unusual)  He is in the 90% for both weight and height, and his "little" feet are bigger than most year old babies. I can safely say the word "petite" will never be used to describe him.
   He is an excessively happy baby, very observant. My doctor was shocked at how advanced he is, but considering he looks like a 10 month old, it doesn't seem so strange. He is already so strong, I cringe at the thought of trying to change his diapers when he's around 2. It'll be like struggling with a 5 year old kicking and screaming. But. . .lets not cross that bridge just yet.
  At the moment he is babbling away with words that sound like "yayayaya" and "dadadada".  Every time  I look at him he gives me the biggest smiles. He has started sucking on his 3 fingers (pointer, middle, ring) and that's his "thing" He has never taken to a pacifier- actually he can't stand them. When I attempt to force on him, he looks at me like "Eww. Are you crazy?"

Here he is just sucking away on those fingers

Now he rolled over onto his belly so he can get his moves on. It never ceases to delight him. Shortly after this pic was taken, he ended up in the corner by my purse halfway under the couch. He scoots himself and can go about 2 feet in any direction, but most of the time he just spins himself around in circles and doesn't get much distance.

Just finished eating  strawberry, apple, banana baby food medley. The proof is on his snuggie.  He started solids about a month ago, and now he just can't get enough. Prior to solids, I was up every two hours ALL night long feeding him. I was actually in danger of losing my mind due to his insatiable appetite. Since we introduced solids,  he sleeps a full 10 hours nightly and is happy as a clam.                  (As am I!)

Tucker and Ryker had a fun bath together the other day. Tucker is such a loving and helpful big brother, I feel so lucky to have him around. Too bad this picture has such poor quality- darn cell phone. I have two camera's here, however I snap most shots with my phone. I need to snap out of doing that because of this very reason.

It seems like most shots of Ryker and myself are this exact pose. But considering I have to snap them all myself, it's about the best I can do. Sometimes I'll coax Tucker to take some pics, but he has very little patience for that nonsense.  Not the most flattering, but his cuteness more than makes up for that;) As you can see his huge noggin is almost as big as Mamma's.  

This picture is about 2 1/2 months old, so Ryker was just a wee little lad in those days. I had to add it, though, because I really do love it. Philip is a great uncle, and it was so nice to have him stay with us for a few weeks back in Dec/Jan. To boot, Phil and I actually survived for a total of 10 hours in the car together without any bloodshed or arguments! Well, for the most part. . .There was the part where he was driving without hands on the interstate going 80mph, and I asked (begged!) that he please use his hands because my whole life was in the backseat. He then insisted on doing it, ofcourse ( to defy me) and claimed that he had driven with his knees for "over 600 miles" once and "didn't even notice" I'm sure that all is true, but once you're a parent and you have your kids in the backseat, driving with your hands doesn't seem like a bad idea.
Oh, kids these day.


  1. Just finished reading both posts and I am hoping the screaming etc, was just a very sore tummy which at some point every baby experiences, Wayne had it the worse, and it is very unnerving. I hope you have your happy, calm baby back. Kisses and hugs from grammy Geri.xoxoxo

  2. What a sweet little doll he is! A solid one, at that!

    1. Thanks hon! I do kinda like his chunky butt a wee bit

  3. What is with brothers proving they are able to do something while being stupid?
    And is Ryker ever cute! Squeeze him for me. Hooray for solids giving you more sleep! And his head does look almost as big as yours!!!!