October 13, 2009

Justin Ryan Collins

Justin Ryan Collins joined our family on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 3:46pm. He weighed 7 Ibs. 12.8 oz and 21.4 inches long. After only 6 hours of induced labor, in which Tina handled the pain well, we were finally a family of four. Olivia stayed with friends and Ryan was a great coach. Tina was a model patient according to her awesome nurse, Alice. We've been home for over a week now, Ryan has been home the entire time too!! A big help since he lets me sleep in and gets up with Olivia (who today decided it was time to get up at 6am). Justin get the hiccups all the time and they go away as fast as they come. We've figured out he gets gas really easily so the Mylicon drops are always at the ready. He's put himself on a 2-3 hr feeding schedule so the nights aren't that bad. I say that now since I can sleep in a bit but getting up with Olivia and the possiblity of not getting a nap when Ryan goes back to work is not appealing right now. Til next time!!

October 1, 2009

Our Big Girl!!

Happy with her selection of clothing

Giving the thumbs-up

Olivia came out of her room the other day with the red and white polka-dotted pants on. I mean, not around her ankles, but pulled up over her diaper, as if I put them on her myself. Although the pants were backwards, she dressed herself without any help. Our little girl is growing up way to fast. Ryan and I looked at each other and asked if the other person put her pants on. After figuring out she did it all on her own, we praised her so much she did not know what to think. Then I asked if she wanted to find a shirt. She went directly to the dresser drawer containing her shirts, and asked for me to open it for her...its a tricky dresser for a 2.5 yrs old. When she came back into the livingroom again, she had her pink flower dress. So, after helping her put the dress on, we all went outside to enjoy the evening before dinner. We've both agreed to be the parents who let their children dress themselves when going out in public, except if it's an occasion when the kids need to be presentable.