Ryder's Life: Week 8

Here is Week 8 for ya!

October 29- November 4, 2012

October 29 - Monday: This was the magical day! The day where he was able to nurse without pumping and the whole routine (w/o the shield)! I was honestly starting to think about quitting...getting him to learn how to nurse because we were really running out of options. I was never able to leave the house without an insane amount of work and only for a tiny amount of time. I was also getting no sleep at all. I could write a novel on this whole experience haha! I'm so glad I was stubborn and didn't give up though! I'm so thankful for Kevin who woke up every couple of hours in the middle of the night with me to feed him a bottle while I pumped (and after I did physical therapy and tried nursing 10-20 minutes). I'm also thankful for everyone who came over and helped with him. I'm so glad I had an amazing lactation consultant, Becky, because without her I would be clueless and probably would have given up a long time ago and gave him formula!
Anyways...that was the highlight of the day! But in the morning, my companion and I visit taught both sisters (church thing) and then at night Kevin and I went to the pumpkin patch with my family.
Here is Ryder all bundled up!
And Ryder went in the Moby Wrap!
We met up with my family there after they went through the haunted corn maze.
They got a few pumpkins and then we decided we didn't want to buy one because we didn't know when we would carve it so...yes we are lame haha!
Afterwards we went to my parents for some hot chocolate!

October 30 - Tuesday: Ryder and I went to a super cute Halloween Party at MCR put on by Becky, my lactation consultant. She stayed up super late making cute Halloween treats and foods for all of us girls and our babes. Ryder dressed up as, surprise, a tiger! Haha. I have some photos Becky gave me but I don't think I have permission to put any on the blog since we had to sign release forms to be in them. But, they are cute!
Ryder is all smiles!!!

October 31 - Wednesday: Halloween!!! I had a doctor appointment, met with my lactation consultant, and did a lot of impulse buying at Target haha! We ate dinner at my parents and then went home to greet trick or treaters! You'd better believe Kevin was blasting our 2 CDs of Halloween music for all of the trick or treaters! Think that is about it...

November 1 - Thursday: Sooo this day I think I was sick...by the way, I know what happened for these dates because I am obsessed with my planner and usually write down what goes down or what I want to do that day!

November 2 - Friday: My mom and I went to lunch at Firehouse Subs. I ran errands and hit up Babies 'R' Us, Target, JCPenney (had a free $10 coupon...love those!), and Ulta. Running errands with a baby (car seat and putting in and out of shopping carts and random feedings in the car) is a lot harder! Anyways, it was a productive day!
I'm pretty sure he had a blowout in this outfit, this day, if I remember right lol.
I love his facial expressions!

November 3 - Saturday: RYDER turned TWO...2...months old this day!
Can't get over him.
And unfortunately I have no clue what we did...
Apparently he chilled in his diaper!

November 4 - Sunday: We went to church and it was my first week of doing the ward bulletin (success)!
Kevin and Ryder chilling watching some football!
In the evening we went to my parents for dinner and Hunter wanted Ryder to try on his glasses.
So cute.
I'd say there is a good chance Ryder gets glasses early.
I have the worst vision.
I got glasses when I was 2-3 years old, cute, little ones with Mickey Mouse on the side!
Anyways, my vision is always changing so I'm not a good candidate for lasik.
Plus, I've gotten weird bad eye infections, one of which I could have gone blind.
That was the worst eye infection ever!!!
Anyways, he may be a little glasses boy! We shall see!
The boys watched football and here is proof Ryder watched a bit.
This was a very solid first week where I was able to get out of the house and do things without being a slave to the pump! SO EXCITING! 
Next up: Week 9, maternity photos, Ryder's baby blessing & weekend...and more!


Ryder's Life: Week 7

It is not even funny how behind I am on this little blog of mine.
Ryder is currently 12 weeks as of today!
He will be 3 months old next week!

Here goes!

October 22- 28, 2012

October 22 - Monday: Ryder and I visited my friend Laura Neibaur and hung out at her house this day. We had yummy pumpkin soup for dinner with her and her kiddos :) Meanwhile, Kevin was in LA for a business trip.
He wore this cute cardigan Laura got him!

October 23 - Tuesday: See What Ryder Likes To Do
Also, we went to Group at MCR this day!
We worked on his tummy time since he hasn't been a big fan.
Kevin came home from his business trip in LA!

October 24 - Wednesday: We had an appointment with Becky, our lactation consultant. Ryder was still struggling with his suck! I voted this day and you better believe I voted for Romney! (Still mourning about the outcome...like can't get over it.) Ryder was just the cutest thing in this outfit I love! He loves his play mat!
In between feedings I set up our Halloween decor.
Here you see some super ghoul skeleton lights.
Unfortunately I guess I didn't take any pictures of all the decor up...just this close up haha!
We actually have a lot of Halloween decor compared to other holidays!
My dad hooked me up while at BYU one year and we decorated my apartment with it (he came around the holiday) and then Kevin and I scored some from Walmart last year on sale after Halloween was over.
We had FHE this evening which consisted of hitting up Sam's Club, me running into Ann Taylor Loft to buy a top that was 50% off (they were having an awesome sale and I had been wanting the top), and watching a General Conference talk.
One of our many great Sam's Club purchases was these tomatoes. I eat them like candy!
October 25 - Thursday: Some ladies from church came over to check on me and it snowed...and I don't know what else we did...haha.

October 26 - Friday: Ryder and I went to a mom group where we all hang out with our babies haha and then went to a physical therapy appointment for his suck.
At night, Kevin, Ryder and I hit up the Ward Halloween Party. We ate chili and some yummy rolls and had a variety of desserts. I just remember the rolls because Kevin kept going back to get more haha! Ryder was a tiger for Halloween. 1. Because I couldn't find anything in his size at most stores. I found a few costumes but they were ugly. 2. I finally found this one piece outfit at Target and it was comfy and it was cheap so it was just perfect.
He has the most hilarious face here!
My little tiger! The cutest tiger I say!
And I didn't know what to be so I thought why not wear a cheetah print top and I can be a cat too haha! Kevin dressed up as himself aka he was lazy, haha!

October 27 - Saturday: We had a productive day at home and then for dinner we went over to our friends, Michael and Rebekah Wilkey's and had some yummy homemade chili! We watched a scary movie which I forget what it was called...and guess we didn't get any pictures! Rebekah has a baby girl, Carmen, that is 5 days older than Ryder so that is very fun :) Ryder was due 2 days before her but wanted to bake a little longer and come a week late haha!!!

October 28 - Sunday: We went to church and I got sustained as the Ward Bulletin Specialist aka I make the ward bulletins each week. I also got visit taught this afternoon and I think that is it!!!
Love bringing him to church!
Next up is Week 8...the week where things got a lot better ;)

What Ryder Likes To Do

He loves to kick his legs, hold his legs up, make fists with his hands, smile, and just be dang cute ;)
Can't get over him!
Also, I love his belly.
{This was at 7 weeks so he is doing more now}



Guys, I've been MIA for almost a month!
Ah, just as I was almost caught up! Such a bummer.
I hope to blog a little bit each day to catch up...
And honestly probably get behind again in December - got some trips - Haha.
But Ryder is nursing NORMAL! Like a normal baby! Yay! 
He finally got it at 8 weeks just as I was about to quit on him and give him formula!
I think the physical therapy helped.
Because of that, I've been able to leave the house and do whatever I want!
I'm no longer a slave to the pump!
(That's when I used to blog a lot)
I've been running errands and cleaning the house.
I am hoping to get a workout routine down (just have to coordinate someone to watch baby Ry) and get back in shape!
Ryder is just the best baby! He only really cries when he is hungry and sometimes when he is tired and wants to be swaddled and take a nap. He smiles all.the.time. and laughs a lot now too! It is the best.
I love being his mom.
Kevin and I love being his parents!
Anyways, we are alive and well over at the Sloan household.
More to come!
{PS. Isn't he the cutest thing? ^ Haha...biased mom...but really}