Saturday, September 25, 2010

6 months!

Okay I don't have a picture right now, but I will add one soon. I'm too tired to walk downstairs at the moment. Haha. Man, those shots were rough this time at the doctor. Poor baby was still whimpering as we were leaving. Ugh, I hate that. He did great though. He weighs 18.14 lbs (75th percentile) and is 26.5" tall (50th percentile). The night was not so good. He woke up every hour or so and was so restless. Lately he tries to get comfortable a lot but just moves around for a long time. I will lay him in his crib and he will try to get comfy and lay his head down and sleep...but he has yet to put himself to sleep. I will leave him there or stand and pat his back but it doesn't work yet. I can tell it's in the future though! :) It's OK with me if he still needs mama to snuggle him to sleep. However, any tricks or suggestions are welcomed for getting some good sleep habits!

So, he was a little constipated the other day and so I decided to give him prunes for his first fruit yesterday at dinner. He did NOT like them at all. I have a video of it that's pretty funny. Although as soon as we stopped recording he did that shudder like it's absolutely disgusting. (Like the I Love Lucy episode of Vitameatavegemin! LOL) But, he did have some relief in his diaper that next morning. So, hah! I win. Wait. How do I win when I'm the one cleaning up shit? Hmmm.

Today he will hardly eat his cereal...he just spits it out b/c he thinks I'm going to sneak those nasty prunes in there again. Lol. I got him to eat some of it finally this morning and I even let him try peaches instead...and he just looked at me like I was giving him gasoline or something. Seriously?? Peaches rock. Mom said those were my favorite when I was little. Maybe I need to make my own food (Courtney said it tastes way better). He refused to really eat at dinner either. But he was really tired from shopping with me today. I assume he will be hungry tomorrow and eat.

I pray for a better night's sleep tonight!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

3 months behind here is how my backwards brain works. I have been meaning to update my blog for weeks now. But, my OCD tendencies make me want to backdate all my postings so that my blog feels more "complete." Makes sense, right?

Okay so a lot is going on now. Rylan is trying to crawl. He can get across the floor but it takes him some work. As some of you might have seen on my facebook post. He talks a lot and laughs ALL THE TIME. But, at the weirdest stuff. He is a riot. He doesn't sleep through the night yet but he is getting better. He might wake up but he tends to go right back to sleep pretty quickly. He looks so big to me in his crib! I can't believe he is almost 6 months old. I am excited to start giving him foods though. He loves to eat his cereal and he can't stand it if we are eating something and he isn't. He doesn't miss many meals. I am still nursing him and I'm not ready to quit yet. He isn't either. He had a grand old time on the boobs today. He was talking laughing between sucks.

We will probably be moving soon to an empty house my family has. I need to do some serious junk sorting and throw out all my clutter so we can list the house. I have a week here and there where I have no energy to keep up with some of the housework. I am motivated now though so hopefully I can make a nice to do list and mark stuff off!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

AH! How did I fall behind again??

I will say...I don't know how you parents of more than one child manage to blog so much. I don't have a good system. My goal is to take pictures every week and then upload them on the same day every week so I don't forget. It makes me sad if I realize I didn't take like 100 pictures of my sweet boy for that week. I will try to post some more recent pics soon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

10 weeks old

Okay...phew. We are up to date now. Let's see...I'm not sure how much he weighs but I imagine it's about 13.5 lbs. He flipped from his tummy to his back this week and now that's all he likes to do if he lays on his tummy. It didn't even scare him when he did it for the first time. But, he can turn REALLY slow too. His new favorite thing to do is for you to pull him up by his hands to sit up and then he will pull himself up on his feet. He hasn't quite learned to put his feet flat and farther apart but he can support his weight well. He will shake and grunt like he is giving it all he's got and then he is soooo happy when he sits down. I can't get over how much fun he is. He also jumps sometimes and looks super proud of himself. I can't believe how big he is already. He looks different to me. He doesn't sleep through the night yet but part of that is my fault b/c I run in too quickly to check on him. He can sleep 7 hours though, but it might be interrupted slightly. He cannot stand to have a dirty diaper...which is really frustrating sometimes. But maybe he will be easy to potty train. Here's hoping!

8 weeks old

2 months already?? No way! His check up went great. He had his shots, which made me so sad. But, I was nursing him and then we took him off for a second and by the time he let out that one cry he was back to nursing so he seemed to do well. Still, that scream they do when they are in pain is just awful. He weighed 12 lbs and was 23 inches long. He can push straight up off his belly and likes to swat at toys. I'm still tired, but I'm doing better. Getting sleep when I can and I'm learning his natural nap times which helps. A perfect morning is when I can just pee and get a shower and dry my hair without having to stop every 3 seconds and put a pacifier in his mouth. Oh who am I kidding? A perfect morning is just getting to pee and brush your teeth without holding a baby.

7 weeks old

Oh my how interactive we are! I have so many pictures from this week and they are all soooo cute! He started to kick his legs a lot more and he is always so happy. I couldn't ask for a better baby. Well...his night sleeping does need improvement.

Side note: I am doing these posts very quickly...I intend to have more exciting posts and to be more on top of my game.

6 weeks old

He started to do this funny chuckle this week...not really a laugh, just a little "heh...hehehe" under his breath. He also will whisper his coos which really makes me laugh. He LOVES to lay on his changing table and just talk and be funny. His room makes him happy. He does like his crib, but not as much as mama's chest. :) He can push himself up off his belly really well and holds his head up just fine. We really don't hold it at all when we pick him up anymore. He loves to sit on Eric's chest and push up with his arms. It's his favorite thing.

5 weeks old

Time is moving so fast it's a little scary to me. Since I'm so far behind I don't remember many specifics of this week. He started to coo at my mom for the first time and I got it on camera. It's so cute. He gets very animated now and loves to sit on your belly or legs and talk to you. We are still up a lot at night so he is still in the bassinet in our room. Or in our bed sometimes b/c I am just too tired to stand over the bassinet. I don't care...I love snuggling with him and I wedge him in a way that he is perfectly safe. I love catching him when he wakes up and seeing those sweet smiles and long stares. Melts my heart.

4 weeks old - (sorry it took so long!)

Okay I'm just starting to get a good routine down so that I'm able to manage my time a little more efficiently. I spent the first 2 months just cuddling my baby as much as I could. They are only that small for such a short time and I cannot believe he is almost 3 months old currently. (yeah...I'm like 8 weeks behind on my blog. Nice.)

Since March, everything is kind of a blur and ran together but I do remember some milestones he has overcome so I will try to be accurate. At his 1 month check up he weighed 10lbs even and was 21 inches long. He is in the 50% percentile for weight and 50% percentile for height. He has amazing head control and he raises his head up all the time when he is on his belly. He makes these really loud excited yells that are soo sweet and fun. Sometimes he gets very excited. He is still so happy. He eats every 3 hours but will sleep almost 5 if he sleeps on me. I love him so much and he is pretty mellow until he gets mad. He will go from 0-100 FAST but he is pretty easy to console. For me at least. Heh. Boys sure do love their mamas.

Oh, and I got the experience of being peed on as well as #2. Score.

Friday, April 16, 2010

3 Weeks Old

Well...bought a nice swing for Mr. Man and he hates it. I really wanted him to love it so mama could get some much needed rest. Nope. He likes his Boppy seat that vibrates which is fine too but he stirs a lot. Hopefully I am close to the peak of the hard hours so they start to get easier. He is so much fun though and super happy. He is starting t coo a little bit and I recognize his cries now.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2 Weeks Old

2 weeks flies by! At his 2 week appointment he weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and he is doing awesome. He is getting animated and it's fun. I am beat...this is hard right now at night. I know it will get easier but man I thought I was mentally prepared for motherhood and it is still taking a while to get adjusted. It rocks though. He is the light of my life.

Check out his karate pose...he is a Ninja.

1 Week

This week was a busy and hard adjustment (which I am still not fully adjusted to yet) so I was unable to snap a bunch of pictures (which is a little disappointing to me). Here are two cute ones of him napping on his Daddy.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rylan Knoxx Ellsworth 03/24/10

What a fun day! It started off a little scary. I had been in the hospital for severe bleeding the day before and they were inducing labor on Wed morning at 6am. My OB came to see me around 8am and told me my placenta was starting to abrupt from the uterine wall and it had split some. He said there were exposed arteries that can be a risk to a vaginal delivery if broken. He said he thought I could deliver without any trouble but there is a risk of having to do a VERY fast emergency c-section. I went ahead and opted for the c-section to elimate that risk. An hour later, there he was! 7 lbs 9 oz and 19.29 inches long and perfect in every way.

39 Weeks

Friday, March 19, 2010

39 Weeks

Okay, I suck. I have no motivation for anything anymore. I just slug around the house, doing laundry and such. I have energy, or the want to do stuff...but honestly I cannot breathe through my nose at ALL and if I can't breathe through my nose; I can't sleep. Period. I sleep like maybe 3-4 hours a night all in 1 hour intervals. I seriously think I will get more sleep with a newborn.

7 days to go. I am super excited and so ready to have him. I go to the doctor tomorrow, I wonder what he will say. Last week I was 60% efaced and dilated to a 1. I have had a ton of hard contractions and a little "false" labor so I would think I have progressed significantly.

We shall see.

I promise I will post pics soon, although it will probably be after I have little man. (btw, we do have some names but we are waiting until he is born so we can see what he looks like first) Our laptop is packed in our hospital bag and I am on a different computer currently. I have some giant belly pics to post...I'm huge.

Okay, signing off for now...having a seriously hard contraction. Cross your fingers!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

36 Weeks

Well it's countdown time! 2 more days and I will be considered "full term." I'm glad to make it that far at least. I will say I am starting to get tired of being a planet. I still enjoy being pregnant and I believe I might feel empty inside without this little guy jabbing my ribs and pelvis every day. I had a sonogram on Feb 15th and he looked to be normal size (around 6lbs). We will see how big he really is in a few weeks. It is getting hard to get out of bed, however I am surprised with how quick I can get up off the couch. I called Courtney the other day b/c I really don't know how she even got out of bed with TWO 6.5 pounders in her tummy. I only have one and sometimes I don't want to move.

The nursery is 95% complete, I just need to hang some stuff on the walls. I have washed all his clothes and blankets and sheets and his hospital bag is packed. Mine is not. I am in the process of cleaning our room and packing our bag. To prepare for the shower, I tossed everything out of place into our room or the garage to hide our mess. Heh. I regret that now. Oh well...I'll get to it eventually.

I saw the doctor today and my cervix is still closed and I'm not dilated. I guess that's a good thing, I just expected to have something go on b/c I have been having a lot of contractions and my belly has definitely dropped. It's cool though, I can be patient. :) I'm still a little intimidated of being called a mom.

I will try to haul my butt upstairs with the laptop and scan the sono pics for everyone. They aren't as clear as his last ones, but you can see he has some full lips. :) That must be from me since I resemble Angelina Jolie. Not!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Capture the essence

I was browsing through the maternity pictures that we had taken and I came across this one. It just makes me laugh so much. I haven't posted all the pics yet b/c they need to be edited and I am waiting to get them back from the photographer.

Why is this always funny to me?

It just makes me laugh to pose like this with anything remotely penis shaped. Eric has a video of me trying to make out with it. Yes, that's correct. Video. I thought he was taking a picture so there is me acting like a total douche with this giant lump of snow. We quickly snapped this picture and then turned it into a snowman as seen below. Can you see how manly our snowman is? He has pecks and a 6-pack. :)

33 Weeks

Oh my how time flies. I feel so much movement and it is starting to hurt. Now I understand the urgency of the statement "I need to pee. Now." We still don't have a name for the little guy, I think we are going to take a few names that we both agree on to the hospital and we will just have to wait and see what he looks like. I start going to the doctor once a week starting on Feb 26th and there are only a handful of appointments left before he is here. I am soooo not ready! I can't wait to hold him, but I feel nothing but pure panic when I look around my house. Oh well, I guess that's normal. I mean, what can you a baby really cares if your house is picked up and organized.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Courtney's Shower

Since I have not shown Courtney the pictures I have, she has not had the chance to approve any posting of them. However, I have a couple that are cute and I'm gonna post them regardless :) (Love you Courtney!) The shower was a lot of fun and it was so great to see all of our friends and hang out and eat yummy cake.

This one is a little blurry - hopefully Amy's camera got a better picture and she can share it with us!

Monday, January 11, 2010

29 Weeks

I want to post this as 28 weeks, but I like my 29 week pictures better. Heh. I feel like I'm full of the same ol' news. This baby feels pretty darn big, I believe he is about 3 lbs now. Phew! I can't believe he is still only half way grown (if you go by weight that is). I go see the doctor on Friday and if I still measure big I will get another sono...YAY! I have started to gather my list for the shower invitations so I am super excited about that. I can't wait to finally get this nursery going. I waited until now to start because all the future grandparents said they want to buy me stuff and to quote them they said "don't buy a thing yet!" Well, it's getting close so now it's time to buy. WOOHOO! I will update this soon with nursery stuff and pics from my prego-buddy Courtney's shower.

On another note, I must say I can get really stubborn and mean when it comes to the topic of the nursery or names. I had lunch with my family the other day and my grandmother asked if we had been working on the nursery. I first popped off with a tad rude reply of "well, I'm waiting to have the shower first." I believe at that point I was pissed that I was out of chips for my salsa and had no refil of my beverage. Oh yes and I was starving. I said something nice right after that to make it better. Then, she asked what theme or decor we were going to use. Right then my mother had started talking to me so Eric began to answer her with "we aren't quite sure, but probably a very light sage green, or blue gray and brown or black or white furniture..." Before he could finish she started shaking her head and getting that finger out and began to lecture about how if we want this baby to be smart then we MUST surround him with stimulating colors. I immediately jumped in when I caught the finger pointing out of my peripheral vision and said "I don't care WHAT THEY say, my baby will be smart no matter what and I'm not making a tacky nursery with all those bold primary colors and tacky bedding!" Then my mom jumped in with what she thought I should this point, I just shut off every and all emotion other than top grade bitch. I cannot stand it for someone to ask what you are going to do with something and then interrupt you to tell you that you are a) doing it wrong, or b) that you should do it another way b/c it's the "right" way. ARRRGGH!!!! Eric pulled me over and told me to back off and be nice even though he agreed that I had a right to get angry. I'm glad he does that b/c I would never know. I can get pretty vicious. I know, shocker right. Well, since I popped off like that the conversation moved to another subject and I never really got to talk about what I wanted to say. So then that made me mad. I tried to engage in pleasant conversation for the rest of the lunch and I left on a good note. But for the rest of the day I felt upset that I reacted that way, and also upset about people trying to tell me how to do things. I am ALL ABOUT taking advice from people, especially my elders but give me a friggin' break people. I called my mother afterwards and explained why I got upset and she completely understood. Mom and I are going to look at furniture hopefully this week/weekend.

If anyone wants to suggest a good place to go look or buy, I'm all ears!!

You lucky readers of my blog can see a couple of bare belly shots, I decided to not put those on facebook b/c of weirdos and noseys.

This picture just makes me laugh. I was trying to show how heavy my belly is starting to feel.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Ah the holidays. I get so stressed out during this time of year. I don't really know why but I do it to myself. I think it's the pressure of shopping. Pleh. It's over now and I survived, yay! Here are a few pics to highlight our Christmas break.
This picture cracks me up....I swear Daisy really loves her Christmas dress. She just prances and gets all excited when I pull it out of the closet and put it on her. Her excitement is expressed in the picture below:

Christmas Eve was full of snow all fun was that?? It was great until we drove home from Azle at 11pm and a 15 minute drive took over an hour and a half. At least we made it home safely. We had our guardian angels on us that day b/c we barely made it down "rollercoaster road." I couldn't believe how many trucks and 4 wheel drive vehicles we passed that were ditched on the side of the road as we cruised by in our little '91 Honda Accord. Here is a lovely picture of me that I wanted to take while it was snowing pretty hard. Obviously I was getting ready and it was the only pic I could snap during the heavy snow. (I wish I looked cuter but whatever)

I love this picture b/c of the white background...however some snow fell on my left boob and I had this lovely wet spot. Eric is going to photo shop it out but until he does you may view the unedited version.

I did not post this pic on facebook b/c of obvious reasons...but since you all are my friends and have to be nice to me I will post it for you. :)

Here are pics of me sitting on my parents' mom couldn't stop laughing b/c I'm feeling rather dense lately.

I have some videos to post soon, but I have to upload some software and convert the files. Hopefully I can post more tonight.
Overall we had a wonderful Christmas and I'm so thankful for our wonderful families.