Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Now 7 weeks, Bryson is starting to be more active ... in many ways! Sunday and Monday he gave us his first little coo's and is starting to give us those first signs of a smile. The smiles help in-between the spells of being upset! I thought in having a baby I would have a perfect child! We are starting to learn that it is a good thing he is so dang cute, because those constant cries can be frustrating at times.
For Easter weekend, we traveled up to Utah. Bryson did really great in the car and we only had to stop once to feed and change him. We traveled up on the 20th to use the Jazz Tickets Mandy won at her work Christmas party. Mandy's parents took Bryson, and though the Jazz lost to the Lakers, the seats we thought were pretty good and it was fun to get away. (We even saw Heidi while we were there!)
The next day felt like a rat race. It started out getting both me and Adam's hair cut at Krissa's house ... I needed a change, Adam needed a haircut, and Krissa was so excited to finally meet Bryson!
Then to the mall to find cloths to use for our family pictures. Next was to Timpanogos hospital for a test for Bryson. You see, my son projectial spits up all the time, and our doctor in Kanab thought that it might a sign of pyloric sensors. It is a something they commonly they find in newborns where the food isn't getting to their stomach. If you can't tell by Bryson's cubby cheeks, we were pretty sure that wasn't the problem, but didn't want to take any chances. Turns out we were right ... he is fine. We were so frustrated that the appointment took 2 1/2 hours, so I couldn't stop by American Crafts to show Bryson to my co-workers. We had an appointment to get our family pictures taken by a family friend in Alpine. We will be sure to post the pictures when we get them. STAY TUNED!
We felt like we wanted to crash after finishing our day, but spent the rest of the weekend with my family eating out, and celebrating Easter. On Easter Sunday we were planning on leaving after church but ended up staying through Sunday evening. (We didn't want to miss out on the Easter egg hunt Sunday night) Bryson was a little young this year for the hunt, but we couldn't resist putting the ears he got from the Easter bunny on! Here are a few pictures of my nephews and nieces that we took!
We left on Monday morning at 4 am AZ time because we had to get Adam back to work. It made for a really tiring start to our week, but felt like it was worth it to spend a little more time with the fam!
Becoming new parents has been quite the experience. Bryson has done really well at night, but in the day seems to get upset for a few hours. It can be frustrating, but we are hoping that stage will go away soon! In the last couple of weeks Bryson has grown out of a few outfits, taken a trip to St. George, and our already mentioned Orem trip for Easter. Last week Bryson and I got some energy and took a walk to the Post office, and crashed for a nap when we got home. (Though 6 weeks has gone by, I still can't exercise like I would like to! Walking is all the doctor will approve). This past Saturday was spent watching Adam hit some golf balls at the driving range, and Bryson even slept through his first outdoor picnic! To our great surprise we even had a visit from Christina and Paul Homolik. It was great to visit with them! The weather has been really nice here the past couple of days! (around the low 70's. I know you in Utah are all jealous!)
We wish at times there was an owners manuel on how to raise these little infants, but I am sure we will ask for an owners manual for when he is going through the terrible twos, awkward pre-teens, and High school years. Trials are there, but we are SO grateful to be parents to this special spirit and enjoy this new exciting experience. Here are a few more of our favorite pictures from the past couple of weeks. These are just a few of the hundreds we have taken. Can you tell we are camera happy?
Mandy Douglass Family