Thursday, May 28, 2009

An Update on Baby Rylan

Baby Rylan will be here in just a matter of weeks! We had an ultrasound last Friday to check on his growth because I measure small on the outside (30cm when I am at 33 weeks) - even tho I feel huge! He looks just fine, even a little bigger than suspected (he's in the 54th percentile according to the ultrasound). Unfortunately there wasn't enough fluid around his head so they couldn't get a good 4-D shot this time. View all his ultrasound pics here.

Devon will be painting his room soon. His baby bedding arrived today and it's really cute for having cars on it. Haha. You can view it here.

Mady is excited to help with him. She often leans her head on my belly and asks if Baby Rylan is awake.

Some people have asked if there is anything we need for him. I did set up a small gift registry at Target. The items there are only suggestions. We don't need a lot but some of our stuff either doesn't work anymore or is too girly for a boy. :) Some items that would be helpful:

1. Full size swing (our big one doesn't work well anymore, sometimes it swings, sometimes it doesn't)
2. Floor play gym (Mady's is pretty girly)
3. Sit 'n' stand stroller (baby carrier on the front, Mady can sit or stand in the back)
4. New cover for the boppy pillow
5. Bebe pod
6. Gift cards to Babies R Us, Gap or Target so I can pick out a new diaper bag
7. Decor to match his crib bedding

We look forward to meeting our little one on/around July 12!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Princess Madylan's 3rd Birthday

Mady had a wonderful princess party today. She wore a new Sleeping Beauty dress that we gave to her. We also gave her a battery powered car to drive around that goes up to 5mph. She's still learning to steer and stay away from the fence.

Had a lot of family in town to celebrate. Her friend, Ava, also came over. The kids made crowns/tiaras and had their pic taken in front of the castle that Devon made out of boxes. They also hunted for the King's treasure in the backyard (much like an Easter egg hunt - only with gold coin chocolate candy instead.) She got tons of presents! Her cake was in the shape of a castle.

We enjoyed lots of food - hamburgers/hot dogs on the grill, and lots of salads made by the grandmas. It was so good! Seems to be our yearly tradition to have a barbeque for Mady's party.

Thanks to everyone for making her day so special!

View all the pics here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Had a lovely Mother's Day thanks to Birt and Mady. We went to the Children's Museum and played. Then ate at Applebee's. It was a fun day! Here are a couple of pics of Birt playing cashier at the grocery store for Mady and another of me and Mady dressed up on stage at their theatre (The Princess and the Shark - what a story, eh?) View all the pics here.