April 17, 2013

Holy Massive Blogging Break, Batman!

Sooo, I suck at keeping up with my blog. Sorry, Mom! But, good news, there wasn't a ton to miss. Here's a little recap since my last post:

First there was Halloween. Caden picked out his very own costume, and we only lost one tool. We got to hang out with our friends Kent and Nicole and their kiddos, and went trick-or-treating in their neighborhood.

 Ryker has had what I like to call a "special head" since he was born, a flatter left side of his skull. Flat spots are normal for little squishy kiddos, but Ryker's head just wouldn't round out. So we were sent to a plastic surgeon, had an MRI to rule out any damage or pressure on the brain, and Ryker was diagnosed with positional plagiocephaly, likely because his head was squished by my pelvis in utero. Kiddo was fitted with a super rad helmet to wear all the time that would help his skull bones to grow together normally, to prevent pressure on his brain as it grows. Ryker wore the helmet like a trooper for about 5 months, and now his head shape is normal, so no more helmet! It looks like the helmet (or his mama's wonky eye genes) may have given a droopy/lazy left eye. So now we're seeing a ophthalmologist to work on correcting that.

Thanksgiving and Christmas were busy! The boys and I spent the week of Thanksgiving at my parents', and Ryker started crawling at Grandma's house, just like Caden! Christmas was lots of fun for the boys, and we got to hang out at Oma & Opa's house.

These two brothers are getting along like peas and carrots! We are still learning to share our toys, but Caden is protective of his "Rykee" and Ryker can hold his own, if his big brother gets feisty!

For Valentine's Day, Mister surprised me with a trip to Myrtle Beach! We haven't been anywhere together since our honeymoon, so it was a big surprise! We had a great time, but I missed my boys a bunch, and they had a hard time being out of their routine.

Ryker Jackson turned ONE! How did a whole year go by so fast? He waited until the week before his birthday party to start walking and get his first tooth, so it's been a dramatic couple of weeks! We had a "little mister"-themed party, and I'll tell you all about that later, but here's a sneak peek!

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