Has it been that long?

I know my sister posted some pics of Tristan when he was born but besides that it has been 8 months since I posted! WOW.

Not only have I had another child (another beautiful, amazing baby boy!), but Ryan has grown up so much. He amazes me every day. He talks so much has now. Still mostly 1-2 words at a time, but he uses inflection, he understands what I say to him/ask him, sings, dances…is just a total trip. A couple of examples:

About a month ago I had to put him in time-out because he was being unsafe, climbing into Tristan’s crib. So he was standing in the corner and I leaned down to explain to him why he was there. “You need to listen to mommy,” I said. “Climbing into the crib is unsafe and you or the baby could get hurt.” He looked up at me with those big blue eyes, so innocent. Then he reached up and grabbed my nose and said, “Honk!” It was all I could do not to double over laughing it was so funny. But if you laugh at something like that, at a time like that, then they’ve got you – it’s all over. But it was the funniest thing I think I’ve ever experienced.

Another example: Chuck saw Ryan go over and throw something into the trash can a few days ago. Who know what you can lose now that he can do that so he went to check and see what it was. Turned out to be a baby wipe, which Ryan loves to play with by talking them all out of the box and throwing them around the room or stuffing them down behind the crib. Anyway – Chuck went to see what he was doing and here was the scene: Tickle Me Elmo was strategically placed to hide the wipes box which he knows he is not allowed to play with. Tickle Me Cookie Monster is lying on his little table. Then Ryan reaches in and grabs a baby wipe, wipes Cookie Monster’s butt, and then runs over and throws the wipe in the trash can. How amazing is that? He is such an amazing kid!!

Tristan is growing up so fast too. He is 3 1/2 months old now and can already roll over from his stomach (he has actually been doing that since about 2 months). He holds his head up with out trouble and is the easiest going, most smiley baby I’ve ever seen. He only cries when he is REALLY tired or hungry. Otherwise he barely cries at all. And he is the happiest ever just to be with you – such a little cuddle bug. I can’t remember much about how it was with Ryan at this age. I think we were dealing with the acid reflux stuff and struggling by now. I’m so thankful that Tristan doesn’t have to deal with that.

We are so blessed I can’t believe it. I love being a mom more than anything in the world!

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