Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pack'n on the Pounds

Today we had a follow-up visit with Dr Fledderjohn. Ty's weight is up to 8 lbs 10 oz. Yea!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ty's 1st Doctor Appointment

Today was Ty's first appointment with Dr. Fledderjohn. He didn't enjoy getting all undressed for the weigh in. Today he weighed 8 lbs 4 oz. So he's lost 12 oz. since delivery. Guess we've got some catching up to do. They're having us come back in a week to check again. In typical Ty-fashion, he pee'd all over the place when the doctor undid his diaper to check things out. He hasn't missed a doctor yet ;)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ty Allan Black

Ty made his arrival on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:52pm. The delivery went very smoothly and Ty is doing great. Here are a few pictures. I'll add more and update you more later. These first few weeks have been VERY busy.

My "Last Supper"

My wonderful friends from church decided that I should eat a very late dinner the night before my C-section, since I couldn't eat until after the delivery. So tonight we met at Denny's at 10:30pm for my "last supper". I had a Grand Slam-a perfect ending to my pregnancy :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Celebration of Life

L i f e
Is Not Measured
By the Breaths We Take,
But by the Moments
That Take Our Breath Away

This Friday we will celebrate
the Life of our son, Riley Dean Black
on his 1st birthday, March 14th, 2008.

In honor of his birthday we had awareness bracelets made with his name on it. They were mailed out to immediate family and friends who were involved in Riley's short life. It is our hope that they will wear it on Riley’s birthday to remember our precious son and hopefully get the opportunity to share with others the impact his life has made.

I also took balloons to his gravesite. At Forest Lawn, they have very strict rules on decorating. Actually, all they allow is flowers in the vase or hanging on a shepherd's hook. Nothing else. But my neice Jacque and I snuck over today and tied balloons on Riley's hook as well as hooks on the babies sites around him. It looked like they were having a birthday party for him :) I'm sure the party in heaven is awesome. We still miss him, but celebrate his life in heaven and look forward to having both our boy's birthdays on the same day each year.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Talk About Spring Cleaning!

We had some new ceramic tile layed, extending from our kitchen to the garage door. Yea, no more strubbing shoe prints off the carpet! Now we're on a roll, today Dennis moved all the furniture and cleaned the carpets. Who's nesting now? :)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Church Shower

I am so blessed to be a part of some amazing women at Friendship Baptist Church. Today they threw me us a Children's Book Shower where each of them brought a book for Ty, although as usual they all went above and beyond. From the cheesecake to the fireboot vases, the firetruck toybox and hand-made cards, there was a lot of work and creativity. I can't thank these women enough for all their love and support over the past couple of years.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Almost 9 Pounds!!??

At 36 weeks, Ty is weighing in at a whopping 8lb 14oz, nearly 9 lbs! He's got chubby cheeks, a pudgy nose, pouty lips, and lots of hair. But most importantly everything looks healthy and right on track. We can't wait to meet him!