Summer days are busy! I feel like I miss Ryan but I’m still with him all day! It’s the other kids, they’re taking up all my quality time with Ryan! And why does his stroller make him look like such a big kid!! Look at his just strolling with his arm up like it’s a car window! Who is he!?!!! And look at him checking out all his surroundings! I need to squeeze him extra tight tonight because he’s growing right in front of me! 😩💙💛
One of my, if not, my favorite small shop! I cannot wait to rock one of these necklaces for Ryan to gnaw on! Also, SO many portions! @hellomylovedesigns has the cutest teething gear and clips for whatever you don’t want to hit the ground! Also, I’m excited to try these crochet beads! And the crinkle papers! I dare you to tell me your baby doesn’t like crinkle paper. 😍 Mention @ryan.plus.1 and HELLO15 for a discount!!
It makes me SO happy how proud daddy is of Ryan and he’s his biggest supporter! It kind of a big deal! #Repost@xoxo.love.tiffany
Happy Father’s Day to this guy! He has gotten the girls up and dressed and made the best ponytails every morning so I can sleep in. Been working his butt off so I can stay home with Ryan. He likes my cooking. Has the corniest dad jokes, so that means they’re the best. 😉 Happy Father’s Day @derek.mcginnis ! We love you! 😘
He loves food!! 😍
I’m FOUR DAYS LATE posting this! Ryan is 7 months old! He is still working on rolling over from tummy to back and back to tummy. He can do these with assistance, but shows no interest otherwise. However, this guy is trying to just go straight to sitting up! He loves sitting upright and tries SO HARD when he’s laying down. He can sit for a while when propped in his boppy or tucked in the corner of the couch or a chair. He’s chewing on EVERYTHING! So pretty sweet he got a gig at @hellomylovedesigns !! Also, if you mention @ryan.plus.1 and HELLO15 at checkout when ordering you get a discount!! We love this shop! He’s also chewing on pureees now! He loves eating time and does so good! He reaches for toys when he’s on his tummy. And has successfully had his SECOND real in the bathtub bath of his life! He’s starting to warm up to the water a bit, but still kinda scared of it. He did some light splashing towards the end. Slowly but surely, what a glorious day it will be when he rolls. Til then, we work when he wants and take it easy. He’s doing amazing! We love you buddy! 💙💛
We get to team up with one of our favorite small shops! Please please please!! Support Ryan and one of his fav shops @hellomylovedesigns ! I’m a sucker for pacifier clips too! But these, the teethers to go with them are IRRESISTIBLE! Also, not only pacifier clips, they attach to anything you don’t want to drop on the ground basically. Does not have to be clipped to baby. I literally keep one clipped to the car seat/stroller!
#VBS treasure the kids brought home! Looks like DNA to me. 😉☺️👌🏼
So, uuuhhhh, does this shirt make me the most ineligible bachelor? 🤔🤣
Random middle of the day bath. Supported sitter!! And most eligible bachelor!! He’s so cute!
Baby’s first chicken bone. 😍😋
Here to save the world. ✊🏼
Somebody didn’t last 5 minutes in the wild. 🤣
LOCAL FRIENDS! Dad’s @edgebodyetown is doing a 28 Day Challenge!! And a part of every sign up goes to Down Syndrome of Louisville! Ryan gets therapy routinely from DSL and even does infant classes with friends each month! We love our people at DSL! Who needs motivation to hit the gym? Here it is! What are you waiting for?! You can even donate without being in the challenge. But a 28 day challenge is awesome! 💪🏼🤘🏼 #Repost@edgebodyetown
***Here are the details::: A portion of every sign up fee will go to @downsyndromeoflouisville. Every time a participant completes a training session we will donate an additional 10 cents. We will also take donations from non-participants as well. Registration is NOW and will be going on through June 19th and the first bootcamp is June 20th!!! I am personally excited for this event because my son @ryan.plus.1 uses services with the awesome staff at Down Syndrome of Louisville! #charity#bootcamp#charitychallenge#etown#etownathleticclub#edgebodyetown
There’s a very sweet message at the end of this book by @toddparr ! Olivia picked it out at the library today to read to Ryan.
Our follow up from Ryan’s surgery was about a week ago and doc said Ryan is free to live his life! Only rule is to cover his scar when swimming so it doesn’t get too dark or burn. I’m cool with the freedom, Ryan is gonna have to find the motivation. But I think he will very soon! Look at this curious face! Peep Kaycee the Great...her foot is subtly holding one leg in and her hand on the other so we can keep his legs together so he doesn’t “frog out”. There are these special shorts called hip huggers that we could use to have more free hands when doing therapy, but until then...we will improvise. These hip huggers are sewn in the middle to keep the legs together! Does it sound like a small torched device? I wouldn’t want to wear them, ever. BUT, just imagine the evolution of these tools to help our kiddos. Can you even imagine what, if anything, was used to help with this 30, 60 years ago?
Hopefully we’ll get a pair so I can show you what these things look like. 😄