Monday, August 22, 2011

Two Weeks

Henry is two weeks old today!  We had his two week doctor visit today, and found out he is really growing - he is now 6 lbs 14.5 oz.  This is a big gain since his visit at 5 days old when he was just 5 lbs 11 oz.  The doctor was pleased overall and we're good to go until his two month visit.

We had a wonderful visit with Nana and Papa (LaDonna and Rick) last week.  They got to spend some good quality time with Henry and we showed them around the area, too.  We are so fortunate they are only a day's drive away from us.  We are looking forward to the other grandparents' visit over Labor Day (along with Aunt Molly and Great Grandma!)

Here are some pics from the past week:

Bright Eyes
Stud at the doctor
First brewery experience - Avery Brewery in Boulder
Out and about in Golden
Finding his thumb
Tummy Time
Baby Bootie

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Henry Ryan

He's here!  Henry Ryan arrived at 7:38 pm on Monday, August 8th, 2011.  I certainly had no idea what kind of week I was in for when I innocently went in to work on Monday morning, only to have my water break around 9:45 am (luckily in the bathroom!)  We were blessed with a complication-free delivery and a very healthy baby, aside from a little jaundice that kept us in the hospital an extra night so he could "sleep" under the lights.  He is now 6 days old and the proud owner of our hearts. 

Teddy from Great Grandma
Go Chiefs!
We think we'll probably keep him.  :-)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

38 Weeks

Yep, still pregnant.  But now when people ask when he's coming, I can say "two weeks!  Two weeks!"  (That's from The Money Pit.)  We are still doing just fine, but this week I have finally started feeling PREGNANT.  This weekend I've felt pretty good, but Thursday and Friday I was pretty run down and uncomfortable.  But my firm went to a Rockies game (in an air conditioned suite) on Wednesday so it wasn't a bad week overall.  We go to the doctor again on Tuesday, so we'll see if we're making any more progress.

This weekend we had NO plans, except for a haircut and meeting our dog sitter for the big event this morning.  We saw a movie (Crazy, Stupid Love) yesterday afternoon, and did a lot of walking.  It's been making me feel a little better so we took two yesterday and one this morning, just around our neighborhood.  It's been in the mid-90s and sunny, and although there's no humidity, it's just too hot for me to be on trails these days.  Lacy has very much appreciated the attention and exercise.

We picked up a baby book yesterday, and Chad found his baby book which I have really enjoyed looking through.  Here are some highlights:

These are some serious milestones for the baby to live up to!

One lucky boy got some PLASTIC PANTS for his birthday!
A preview of what's to come?
 Here's the belly pic from this week.  The clerk at Borders yesterday could NOT believe I am two weeks away from my due date, but I don't know what she was smoking. 
We finally found my very special teddy bear, who has been with me since my early days.  Now the nursery feels complete. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

37 Weeks

We are now officially full term!  We are also officially ready.  So much of this pregnancy has been just getting through and thinking about the future, then really planning and actively getting ready, and now we are just waiting.  The baby will definitely be coming some time this month, so that's pretty exciting. 

I'm still feeling great.  I saw the doctor today and there has been a little bit of progression, so good news there. I am measuring about a week ahead, so we'll see if that pans out or not.  He is still in the right position and moving as he should be. 

We had a nice weekend and relaxed a lot.  It's been pretty hot for Denver the past two weeks -- consistently in the mid-90s, but it's really not bad unless you are baking in the direct sun.  We beat the heat this weekend at our infant CPR class on Saturday, followed by the movie Horrible Bosses, which was really funny.  Yesterday we ran errands and had dinner at a high school friend's house, which was really nice.  We are almost running out of things to do in preparation and it's a strange feeling!  

Here is a picture from Friday night on our way to dinner:
And here is a picture from tonight after dinner:
Demon dog
The countdown is on!