Saturday, September 19, 2009

We needed an Ark of Safety!!

It flooded so bad at our house today. We were almost unable to go down the road because water was washing over the street. You can tell how deep it was in some of the photos. It came up to about 3 1/2 feet at one point. Our 7 foot deep ditch was completely full and overloaded....obviously. So that's what is going on in Six Mile.


A mother's mind gets distracted very

Thursday, September 17, 2009

World's Best Uncle & Updates

They were watching Baby Einstein...Good stuff!

Hey you!

Just get away from me...

Rylan was laying hands on Chase and praying for him... :) Chase was feeling it too!

I knew Chase would be an awesome uncle the moment I told him that Butch and I were expecting. He was so excited for us and excited to be an uncle! Now that Rylan is here, he just can't get enough of Rylan, and Rylan clearly loves his Uncle Chase! We've spent a lot of time with him in the past week and Chase is experiencing some of the "not-so-pretty" moments of Rylan's life - like the crying (not the sad crying - I'm talking about MAD cries!) and bucking wild attitude he has developed...haha. Chase is asking the question any guy would ask, "Why is he doing that?" I have lots of answers to that question because there are MANY reasons...and MANY different cries that he has. It's so neat how a mother develops this instinct of knowing what her child needs based on the type of cry he is letting out. Now of course there are times when you just don't know what is wrong, but for the most part you develop that sixth sense.
Just an update on accomplishments: Rylan has successfully started holding onto his feet and toes 24/7...haha. He doesn't want to let go. It seems to be the most fun he has EVER! You can lay him in the bed one way and walk in there a few minutes later and he's turned the opposite he does it, I have no idea. He's also making the funniest noises out of his little mouth - and yes, they sometimes draw attention like they did in church Wed. night. We had half of the section we were seated by rolling! (well Rylan did anyway.) He is so much fun now. Ry laughs and talks and holds your face in his hands (and you feel so special!)...I just can't believe he will be 5 months old's incredibly hard to believe. I never knew your children grew so fast! I just want to stop time and just enjoy him so very much. Especially since I have started working I feel like I'm missing out on important things during his day. It does break my heart, but it's just a season in life. God knows best!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

No Words....

On his 1st day of Day Care..I dressed him in a shirt with his name so they would know who he was....:)

Today started a new chapter in the Tucker household. I started working for the Homewood Police Dept. temporarily and had to make the decision to put Rylan in daycare; my worst fear. We came across a real friendly day care not far from where I work (which was an added bonus.) I left Rylan there this morning feeling very incomplete. Rylan has been with me (or inside while I was pregnant with him) for a year now. I don't know what life is without him with me. I'm his mother. I see to his needs, I rock him, I sing to him, I feed him, I play with him, I cuddle with him, I laugh with him, I cry with him (mostly cause I'm pulling my hair out! LOL), I share in his most current milestone he has accomplished and SO much more, because I AM HIS MOM.
Butch and I both decided that I go to work temporarily for a couple of months and see how it goes. The hardest thing about this decision was not that I did not want to work. I love putting my hands to something and accomplishing and progressing. My main concern lied with the fact of my child being in the care of someone elses hands. I have lost sleep over it, I have cried over it, I have wondered what I could do different, I have tried to work my way around it...but I just couldn't. I ultimately had to put it in God's hands. If this is what He wanted, then I need to go for it. So I went this morning...I left him in the care of strangers, whom I have known for a couple of days....and completely trusting what my pastor said in Rylan's dedication message " Rylan has a whole staff of angels just for him to protect him". My only peace came from that message. I wanted to call so many times to check on him but was afraid to hear him crying. I felt so horrible being away from him. He is basically an extension of me!! I barely made it through the day with enough brain to function. I said some of the craziest things, did some really stupid things and just had a plain "brainless Tuesday." My entire thought was about Rylan and what he was doing and if he was eating or playing...or crying. I called the day care center about 11:30 and they said he was doing great so that calmed my nerves a little bit. I just held onto the hope of knowing Butch was picking him up at 2:45. When Butch picked him up he called me and let me listen to Rylan's little coo's and told me that he was smiling and laughing. I was so relieved, but then I was just anxious to get home and spend time with him, cuddle him, kiss him, laugh with him, play with him and thank God he was safe! This was the hardest thing ever! I don't know how parents do this when their babies are only 6 weeks old! I have been suffering from separation anxiety all day....but tomorrow will be better, and then the next day, even better... God has him in His hands. Maybe I'll get some work done tomorrow and have a brain to do it with!

My spitter!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend FUN!

It said to use the feet on infants for the t-shirt...cause obviously it's hard to get their hands unclenched! They ball them in fist and it's next to impossible.

Yes, we used the same foot for both my son does not have weird feet..haha

My blue footed baby

We had a blast Saturday. I had bought the "Worlds Best Dad" t-shirt for him for Father's Day in June and he said that we were going to finally get it done before Rylan turns 5...haha. So we did it and we got a plain white shirt and put my handprint, Rylan's footprints and Butch's handprint and the date. It turned out really cute. He is getting big so fast and we want to have fun memories and things to look back on! Rylan didn't really know what to do about the paint on his feet. He kept curling his toes cause it was kinda cold. It was a great day of family time and laying around enjoying one another.

First Foods..


We went for Rylan's 4 month check up on August 25 and he had to get 4 shots again. :( But on the upper hand he is gaining weight real well and growing in length. He weighed 15 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. and was 25 1/2 inches in length. In all he was in the 75 percentile for other babies his age. Dr. Sester said everything looked great and told us we could start cereal and baby food!!! We started some rice cereal and he loved it, but it makes him constipated - NOT FUN! we went on to 1st foods and started some sweet potatoes and he's doing really well with it. I thought he was going to make a huge mess, but he didn't. It did kinda messy around his mouth and he did grab the spoon from me a few times, but he did pretty good. I know the older he gets he will become more independent and will make more of a mess because of him being more mobile. I'm not sure if I've blogged about him rolling over...he can roll from his tummy to his back. Then yesterday we were on the way to my parents house and I showed him how to pull on one of his toys to make it wind up and vibrate and he kept pulling on it the rest of the trip and had it down pat! He is so's amazing how he catches onto things so fast. He loves watching his Illustrative Bible DVD too...he's going to know the Bible from front to back by the time he's 2! :) God has blessed us with a smart child!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1st Time on a Horse

I Adore Him

Can you tell Rylan is the other love of my life?!? I could never describe the love I have for my little boy. It's an amazing love...