We celebrated Ryan turning 8 months by going on a picnic. Ryan enjoyed being outside, feeling the breeze was a new thing and it was so neat to watch his face. We sat by the lake and fed the ducks. We had a great Easter. We gave Ryan his Easter basket that morning and he was so excited (although I think that had more to do with Jonathan and I being excited and he was playing along). We got him his first bible, a Veggie Tales Golden book, a stuffed bunny, a new rubber ducky for the bath and some Gerber puffs. Our church had a wonderful service and then we had lunch with my family. It was so nice to see them and catch up. It was entertaining watching Ryan try to eat the puffs. He would get frustrated if they stuck to his hand and couldn’t get them in his mouth. But as the week progressed he got really good at picking them up and getting them right in his mouth. Now he is a pro.
Ryan has had a rough go of it this last week though. He came down with a cold about a week and a half ago. The cold moved into his eyes (as it usually does) so I took him back to the doctor and they gave him some more eye drops. After using those for a few days his eyes cleared up. However, the doctor said that if he continues to get conjunctives we will need to see a specialist (he has had it multiple times so far). We found out Ryan now weighs 19 lbs 5 oz. Over the week he began to feel better; however, over the weekend he started getting worse. I knew something was wrong because he wasn’t acting himself so I took him back to the doctor (at the risk of seeming like an over protective/hypochondriac mommy). And I am so glad I did! He has a double ear infection and an infection in his throat. They put him on some antibiotics (again) to help. He had two rough nights were he woke up multiple times during the night just wanting to be held. I can’t remember the last time he woke up once in the middle of the night let alone multiple times so I knew he was in pain, it was heart breaking. But, praise God, he is starting to feel better and had a peaceful nights sleep last night.
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks.
My backwards baby. He loves chewing on the bottom of his ring holder.
On our picnic Jonathan was trying to get Ryan to look at the ducks, he just wanted to look at his Mommy!
Ryan and me getting ready to feed the ducks.
Playing in the grass for the first time.
My cutie pie!
Easter morning getting into his basket.
His expression when he got his bible. He looks shocked.
His Easter outfit. This is the best picture I could get at the time, he was more interested in my cousin's dog.
Trying to pick up the puff.
He made the basket all on his own.
Sitting in his big boy car seat. He really liked it. We haven't installed it in the car yet (our car seat goes to 22lbs so he is still under the weight limit) but I think we are going to this weekend since he liked this so much.