Well, Ryder is officially one month old now! Somehow, mommy, daddy, Ryder and Boston all survived! There were definitely a few days there when I wasn't quite sure if we would, but thanks to a lot of prayer and a lot of support, encouragement, and help from Nana, Mawmaw, and friends from church, we made it to the one month mark! Ryder is now feeling much better thanks to our doctor sending out a prescription for his silent reflux. Poor Ryder had some rough days there for a while until we figured out what was wrong, but now he is able to sleep and get his tummy full when he eats! Mommy and Daddy are so glad to have a happy baby again!
We've all been learning quite a bit too! Daddy learned how to change diapers, although he must wear gloves each time and still worries that he might get sprayed at anytime! Mommy has learned how to eat, type, and do many other things with one hand! Boston has learned to share his attention with Ryder, although he does try to climb up on the couch beside us when Ryder's eating, and he is learning to allow people to come visit Ryder, except for the mail lady whom he seems to harbor a deep-seated hatred for, not sure why... We've also learned how to swaddle, distinguish Ryder's cries, plan around a baby schedule, and thrive on much less sleep than we had before Ryder arrived. :)
|our little escape artist|
|It's exhausting work to be a newborn!|
|Uncle Garrett - these guys are gonna be good buddies!|
All in all, I'd say we've had a very successful first month of life! :)