Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Baby Cousin

We got a nephew last week and Ryder got a cousin! Brock Andrew Dodson was born Thursday February 25th! These boys are 6 months apart and we know they're going to be good buddies!

Here's Ryder and Brock together last weekend with Aunt Deborah............ And here they are Thursday with their daddies.
We love you Brock and are so excited you're here!

Rock & Roll

Ryder has stunned us again. I know that the last video only worked intermittently, but we couldn't resist sharing a quick view of Ryder's latest accomplishment. Please enjoy.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

The Glorious Struggle

CAUTION: What you are about to see may appear unimportant and/or boring. If this applies to you please check your pulse. You may not have a heart beat.

Out of no where our baby boy was able to lift his head and look around like never before. He went from lots of tears and cries of frustration to this. As you can imagine Beth Anne and I were both melted down to puddles of goo. I'm sure you will feel the same way when you see his head bob around and his eyes cross as he struggles to see the world from a whole new perspective.
Enjoy.


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Doctor Reports

Can you tell Daddy is hoping for another hunter in the family one day?!


We breezed through all the doctor appointments this week! First was Ryder's neurosurgeon who gave good news.....it looks like the shunt is functioning properly! Next was the eye doctor.....Ryder's eyes are doing what they should too! Last was the pediatrician for a quick weight check and a shot. Ryder is up to 13 pounds, 2 ounces - big boy! The worst news we got all week was from the pediatrician.....we still can't let Ryder sleep through the night. He said maybe next month we can drop the middle of the night feeding. If that's the worst news we got, we're considering it a week of great doctor reports!