Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bed Time

Ashley is officially 36 days old as of this post. That's 874 hours or 52,409 minutes for all you number crunchers out there. BTW, it's somewhat strange that we don't count the 9 months during pregnancy towards our age, but I digress. It's amazing how much our life has changed, for the better, in those quick 874 hours.

Here are 2 pictures from this evening right before we woke her up for her evening "meal". Man, that must be boring 8 times a day. I can't wait to make her a turkey sandwich.

Getting Bigger!!

I took Ashley to the doctor yesterday and she weighs 9lbs 14ozs and is 22 inches long. I can't believe how much bigger she has gotten. What happened to my little peanut?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

One Month Old

Miss Ashley Jane continues to get bigger and bigger and is becoming more aware of who we are. She actually smiled at Kelly on Friday! But I still haven't seen this mystical smile.

There are random nights when Ashley sleeps through the entire night but then there are other nights when she's up every 2 hours. Kelly has been a trooper every night, shielding me so I can be rested for work the next day. I don't know how she does it running on no sleep at all, but she continues to impress me.

Last weekend, Grandma and Grandpa Rothery came into town for Easter. On Saturday, we hung around the house and watched the Masters. Ashley was intently watching Tiger's swing to get some tips for the future.

Ashley went to her first church service on Easter Sunday. She actually had no idea we went because she slept the entire time.

After church we went to a really tasty brunch downtown and then the grandparents left.

This Thursday, Ashley celebrated her one month birthday. It's amazing how fast one month has already gone. I'm beginning to realize that when parents say it flies they are not messing around.

Here is a picture from this morning after we gave Ashley a bath.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Ryan Baby Pictures

I was given a box full of old slides from my Uncle Mike during the weekend surrounding my Aunt Ruthann's funeral. This was a collection of photographs from back in the day when I was a baby. I've finally digitized them and posted them to our site. Man was I a fat baby. Thanks Uncle Mike!

Here is the direct link: http://picasaweb.google.com/rstrauss/1978RyanBabyPictures.

And Then There Were 3

Grandma Strauss had to return back to normal life this past Friday. She was such an incredible help during her week stay with us. She cooked some ridiculous meals, filling our freezer by the time she left, washed about 100 loads of laundry, cleaned our apartment several times and spent multiple nights wide awake on our couch with Ashley listening to the gentle sounds of the ambulances and fire trucks screaming down the street. Thanks for all your hard work Mom!

Here's a picture of Ashley's first bath last Tuesday. She seemed very confused by the whole process but overall enjoyed the warm water.