Well as some of you probably know, Mike, Ryne, and I will be moving back to Sioux City, IA. With the birth of Ryne and some other family things that have come up, we have decided that it is best to head back to good ol’ Sewer City…while it was such a tough decision to make, it is something we have been discussing, and when Mike got the option to transfer with Lowe’s the decision was made. He got a call letting him know that there was a position open in Sioux City, however if he wanted it he had to start two weeks later. So Mike left for Sioux City on the 18th and started work there on the 19th, leaving Ryne and I in Milwaukee for the rest of the month. It has been tough being away from him, but it will be worth it in the long run. My last day at work is the 29th, and then we will be heading back. Ryne had his two month check up, he is now 11 pounds 2 ounces and 23.5 inches long!! He is getting so big! He also had 4 shots at this visit (two at a time). He did really well with them, cried during them and for about 30 seconds afterwards, he's our little tough guy! Doc said everything looks good, he also started taking vitamins (since he doesn't get enough being breastfed) and he does really well with them, just like always...he will eat anything (just like daddy)! We go back when he is four months for his next check up. Ryne and I went back for Nick’s (Mike’s brother) wedding on Thursday. The drive went well, took about 9 hours but Ryne was not fussy or anything. I stayed at my rents house on Thursday and we drove to Omaha on Friday for the rehearsal dinner. That went well, and Ryne got to meet his Aunt Molly for the first time! The wedding was Friday, we had to be to the church at 1:00 and the wedding was at 4:00. Ryne slept through all but 5 minutes of the wedding, so that was good. Then we went to the reception, he slept through a lot of that too, and when he wasn’t sleeping he was a perfect angel! Had no problems being passed around and didn’t cry much at all (mostly just when I tried to burp him…like he always does…god forbid we make him stop eating for 30 seconds…he gets that from Mike, lol). We left the reception at about 10:00 PM.
Ryne woke up at about 4:00 on Sunday and he was just burning up, I went to the store at 5:00 and got a thermometer and some Tylenol. His temp was 101 and you could tell he was just not feeling well. He slept through lunch and the gift opening but he was just whimpering the whole time…we were supposed to drive back to Milwaukee on Sunday but with him being sick we just went back to Sioux City. On the way he threw up a ton and we had to pull over to clean it up, then he had a huge poop. He slept on and off for the rest of the day and finally crashed for the night around 1:00 AM.
For some reason he was happy for about 15 minutes on Sunday afternoon. He was sitting on the floor playing with Gunnar and Gunnar stuck his tongue out and made a fart noise…and what does Ryne do??? He started LAUGHING!! Really laughing!! It was the cutest thing ever! We could not believe it, we grabbed the camera and got a little bit of it on video…it was the coolest thing EVER!
Ryne slept until after 8:00 on Monday and we left for Milwaukee around 11:00. He did pretty well most of the way, the last couple of hours he was fussy, but we made it and now we only have one more long drive to make. Mike and my rents will be coming up on Thursday to start the moving process. It is going to be tough starting all over, but I am excited to be closer to family…we will be staying with my rents for a while to save up some money and look for a house. We can’t wait to have a house, it will be so nice! Well thats about it for now, thanks for reading!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUNNAR!! I had to start this post with a B-day wish for my brother, who is 13!! A teenager!! I cannot believe it, it seems like only yesterday he was Ryne’s size!! Before I know it he will be dating, driving, and off to college!! I can’t believe it has been so long since he was wrapped like a mermaid in the Omaha Children’s Hospital! He is one of the strongest people I know (and maybe possibly the strangest as well, haha JUST KIDDING…for the most part). He has had so many things that he has had to fight through, and looking at him you would have no clue!! Through all his struggles though we have had some amazing fun and I can’t wait for Ryne to get to know his Uncle Gunnar! So before I update you about Ryne, here are some of my favorite pics with Gunnar over the years…hope you enjoy them!!
Pumpkin Fight/X-mas 2007
Gunnar 2nd B-day/Xmas 2006
Ready for a Swim/Halloween
Tough Guy/5th B-day
Doin the Macarena/Showin off his Pick Line
Goofy/1st Day of School
Family Pic/1st Lost Tooth (my favorite picture taken of him ever!!)
----------------------------------------------------------------------Well Ryne is almost 2 months old now and he is growing SOO fast!! He is almost laughing and we cannot wait to hear his little laugh. He has been “cooing” up a storm in these last couple of weeks. He has grown out of most of his Preemie clothes and now wears mostly Newborn clothes, and can fit into 0-3 month tops (the 0-3 pants are still too big). We go to the doctor in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to see how much weight he has gained! He is starting to get some meat on his little legs so I can’t call him chicken legs anymore, lol. We found a daycare and he will start going on the 19th, I am definitely not looking forward to that day, but the day care is nice and I think they will take good care of him. We started giving him formula once a day to get him used to it since he will pry have to have at least one formula bottle a day at day care. He seems to be handling it just fine. We have been really lucky with him eating, he has had not trouble eating from a bottle or nursing, and will take formula or breast milk! We have realized that Ryne loves his sling, we took him for a walk in it once and was wide awake just looking at everything, now we put him in it just around the house as well and he just looks all around. We took him to his first sporting event. Some girls I work with play on a football team, so we took him to their game last week. He slept through it all, lol, which was okay I guess, it was pretty chilly and if he was awake he pry would not have liked being so bundled. He did get to wear his sporting gear though, and I must say, the kid looks good in BLACK and GOLD!! (Even Mike “the Cyclone” thought it was cute!) He is getting to the point were he is up most of the day now which is nice. It makes it harder for me to get stuff done around the house, but I would much rather sit and play with him then do housework anyways!! He is such a happy baby, I just can’t get enough of his smile. He has started paying a lot more attention to his toys and we are working on getting him to grab for them. He has no trouble grabbing them if you put them in his hands, that is his new thing. He is always trying to pinch and grab things. Especially when he is up on your shoulder, both his little hands are just going a mile a minute trying to grab your shirt, or neck, or hair, and if he can’t get a hold of those things he will grab his hair or his ears, lol. He often looks like he is trying to do the pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time thing, its too cute!!Well I guess that’s all for now, Ryne is getting hungry, thanx for reading and stop back for more updates!!