Monday, June 1, 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!!

Each new day brings about an exciting adventure! Dylan has changed so much in his two months of life. I can barely even remember him being in the hospital anymore. We had a good week, even though we missed my dad and brother a ton. Luckily, Vegas was good to both of them, so that is exciting!

We had a good time with Nicole as usual...and in exciting news, I'm no longer the only one that Dylan has pooped on. Nicki was holding Dylan on her legs in one of his favorite positions. All of a sudden, she looked over at me with a very weird look on her face. Dylan had pooped and somehow it had gone out the side of his diaper. So, I threw her a burp cloth and immediately told my mom to get the camera. As you can see, we captured the moment quite nicely! Needless to say, we were a bit late over to Andrea and Morris' for their barbecue because of the impromptu bath we gave Dylan.

Since my dad was out of town, Andrea and Ella came and stayed with us. They were SUPER helpful and we're very appreciative. Ella and Dylan are getting so cute around each other. Andrea even had them both in Dylan's crib at one point. Ella is SO good with him, although every once in a while gets upset when Andrea and I are paying attention to him instead of her. As you can see, I tried to solve this problem by holding them both! Ella will also be pumped when Dylan can play with her. For now, she's usually content waving her toys in his face.

Dylan had his 2 month check up last Tuesday. It was actually a few days early at 8 weeks. His pediatrician (Dr. Kate) wanted him to come in early to get weighed and said they could just do the appointment then as well. His last home weigh in (with a nurse from Children's), he hadn't gained as much as they wanted. Well, in great form, Dylan gained 7 ounces in 4 days (they want him to gain at least 1/2 an ounce a day and would prefer him to be closer to 1 ounce a day). I was a little wary of the progress because it was a different scale and there could be some variation. But Dr. Kate assured me how great he looked! He also got his 2 month shots which was pretty awful. He was lying on his back, holding my hand looking at me when the nurse gave him the shot. He turned bright red and started crying. Then he had to get two more shots! It only took about thirty seconds to calm him down afterwards, so I'm pretty sure it was more traumatic for me than it was for him.

I also gave Dylan a taste of the working world this past week. On Wednesday, we went out to Old Chicago with my work team. Dylan was quite the charmer and was really good throughout lunch and even had quite a few smiles!
Looking awfully comfortable in Felicia's arms!

On Thursday, we went to Zach's school to meet the teachers. They have a breakfast on their last day of school, so we made a guest appearance. We will be forever grateful for all of the support Zach's school has shown us. I knew quite a few of the teachers already, but the support all have given us through these times has been amazing. From fundraising to just being there to support us, I don't think I can say thank you enough.
Smiling at Zach's mentor teacher and great friend, Mindy!

This past weekend, Erin came to visit us from Chicago. Already in love with Dylan from the pictures, she had a great visit. Dylan loved gazing at the new face and cooing and smiling at her! Friday, we celebrated Kristen's birthday a week late. Saturday, we got some culture at the Prairie Village art fair. Saturday night, we had dinner at my brother's house and played a little rock band! Dylan was a champ and loved having Matt hold him on his lap!
Sleeping like a baby in Erin's arms!

Matt is definitely a natural!

On Sunday, Dylan was 2 months old. And as you can see, he's already quite the Cubs fan! As Aunt Nicole said, it seems like just yesterday we were taking his 1 month picture. We took Dylan in to weigh him again this afternoon (to make sure he was still tracking the right direction). He weighed in at 8 pounds 14 ounces. For those of you keeping track, that's a 10 ounce increase in 7 days. So, he's doing GREAT!! I was so excited when I saw the nurse sliding the scale up.


In some other exciting news, the spider man (obviously, this is my name for him, but hey he has his PHD in spiders!) came to the house this morning to look to see if we have brown recluses or if my attack was just an isolated incident. Former and future houseguests rejoice...there is no sign of any brown recluses in or around the house and no signs they have ever been here! So, I will sleep a little better tonight! This weekend my aunt and cousin are coming to visit, so we're looking forward to that! And each new day brings more and more amazing changes in Dylan!

Have you ever seen a cuter face?!?

Enjoying some time on the Morris deck!

Enjoying some time on Liz O's lap!


  1. Great pictures. Good update.

  2. He is so cute...I think I am going to move to Kansas City so I can see him all the time!

  3. He is adorable - I would love to meet him in person! Let me know if you want to get together sometime while you are on maternity leave! Danita