Our sweet, Ryder James, this past month has been a whirlwind but in the best way possible! We love you more than you'll ever know and are so blessed that we were chosen to be your mommy and daddy. Your big brother doesn't know it yet, but you two will be the best of buddies and it makes us so happy to know you'll always have a friend to play with.
Things you love: Hearing mommy and daddy's voices- you turn your head towards us and stare like you're trying to figure us out. Eating! You would eat all day long if I let you. Being held- you are instantly calmed the minute you're picked up and snuggle in pretty quickly. I know that these moments will be gone all too quickly, so I am happy to oblige.
Things you don't love: Tummy time- you already have quite the head control, but don't like having to use it. Your car seat- so far you're not a fan of being in the car. This also happens to be the case with your big brother right now. So if you would like a visit from our family, we will only be traveling within a 30 minute radius for the foreseeable future. 8PM- the evenings are not your favorite right now. After, we put big brother to bed, we begin your bedtime routine complete with bath, bottle and swaddled in bed. We know this will be good for you in the long run, but right now you're less than impressed.
Currently, you're still eating every three hours with one four hour stretch at night. You are up to 9lbs 12oz and 22.25in, so it seems to be paying off. Your eyes look blue right now and you hair is blonde, but seems to have a reddish tint in the sun... we will just have to see if you end up being our little redhead!
Here are some pictures from the past month...
First bath- less than excited but at least you don't scream the whole time like your big brother did.
Our first official outing as a family of four to a Whitefield baseball game!
And now for the first of our monthly photo shoots.