Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Dylan - Week 3

I've attempted to write a post now for the past few days but I can never complete it before it's time for the next feeding, changing, nap, etc. Hopefully I'll make it through this one before Dylan wakes up.

Dylan is in his third week of life and is doing great. He loves to eat and has already gained more than a pound! It is amazing how much he's changed already since we brought him home!

Here are some recent photos. The photo above was taken on Father's Day.

He loves the Monkey Gym - Thank you Robyn Raymond for that gift! Notice Oscar in the background - neglected.

Dylan loves to sleep like this - he is so cuddly!

Such a cute sleeper.

Pretty blue eyes ... we'll see if they change color.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Clear Thoughts by Bryan

We were watching Jeopardy last night in order to stay sharp for Wednesday trivia. As we were going through the second round, we started to notice that I was answering a lot of the questions…Correctly! The only time this ever happens is during Teen Trivia week, and even then, my correct answers are buried under a pile of terrible guesses by the end of the show.
(My role at trivia night is usually to run the answers up to the trivia host, Scott. If I answer any question correctly, it’s only because the topic is 80’s Hair Bands. )
I capped off the incredible run by answering Final Jeopardy correctly. None of the three contestants answered right and one of their names was Francois, (pronounced fran-swah) so it had to be a difficult question.
Dana asked me afterward, “What’s gotten into you?” Remembering the scene from Seinfeld, I answered without skipping a beat, “It’s because the lack of sex. I’ve been thinking so clearly lately.”
According to my calculations, I have 4 weeks and 1 day left of clear thinking. Who’s counting? I am!!!
Okay, so I’ve really grossed all three readers (I couldn't resist.)
To get your mind off of this topic, here are some pictures of our cute son:
Mommy with Baby D

Our Hairy Monster

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dylan- the First Week

Dana called my cell phone on Friday morning around 9am. Being two weeks from the due date, my initial thought was, 'What broke on her car this time?' Instead, it was a calm Dana telling me to come over the hospital because her water broke. She was at the OBGYN next door to the hospital and was walking over. Without thinking about the weirdness of that statement, I freaked out and was out the door within a minute.

When I arrived at the hospital, I found Dana in the hospital room. She was sitting at the table and with a smile she said, 'hey Dear, have a seat.' She had checked herself in and was calling everyone on her cell phone. That was my only responsibility and she had done it!

As we talked, I found out that her water broke 10 minutes after I left for work. I actually told Dylan that morning that I wanted to see him and that he needs to come out so we can watch the rest of the Stanley Cup Finals. He actually listened to me!

After the water break, Dana still took Oscar for his morning walk and packed a bag for the hospital. Dana was not having any contractions, but after getting hooked up to the computer, found out that she was indeed having them every 3-5 minutes.

They gave her some drugs to speed things up and when the contractions got too painful, the nurse gave Dana an epidural. That moved things along and took the pain away. Dana actually napped from 3-4pm. By the time she woke up, Dylan was ready to come out. He arrived at 5:08pm and the rest is history.

I was the head of communications for the day sending out text after text and spreading the news on the phone. Dana sent me home at 8pm to post some pictures on the blog. Who could argue with her. She had done awesome all day and I was amazed by her composure through the whole process. I am so proud of her.

The first week is under our belts and it has been great! We had Dana's Mom come up from Ft. Lauderdale to help this week, and boy was she a help. Dylan and Dana are in good health in and doing well. Dylan is a sleeper and is a predictable eater. We have the schedule down, though things could change with Dana's Mom leaving this morning.

Here are some pictures from our highlights from this week:

Dylan received a Redwings Jersey from Amy just in time for Game 7. This is us on Friday night during the game. This was the position for games 5, 6 and 7.

Dana holding the fella during Friday's Game 7. Too bad we lost.

Who's dressing him? Grandma Mohr must be in town.

Grandpa Mohr joined us on Thursday and went home with Grandma on Saturday morning. We will miss them.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More Photos From Our Wonderful Weekend

We got home from the hospital early Sunday evening with our baby boy. Dana's Mom got in town about 15 minutes after that. The relief has come just in time.

Here are some photos from our awesome weekend:

Sleeping in on Sunday morning

The Foltice Family minus Oscar

Dylan Scott (he has full grown sideburns) After 28 years, I still can't grow them.

Friday, June 5, 2009

He's Here: Dylan Scott Foltice

We welcomed Dylan Scott Foltice into the world at 5:08 this evening. He is 6lbs 15 ozs and is 19.5 inches long. He is healthy as can be and Dana is feeling fine. She was a champion all day. I'll post about that later.

We appreciate all of the love and support you have given us. We have the best friends and family.

Here are the photos from today's adventure:

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Countdown Begins!

We are officially in countdown mode for Baby Foltice's big arrival. Less than 20 days until his due date (which is June 19), which means that he basically could come at any time. Therefore, everyone we meet who has children tells us how many days early or late their kids were. Pregnancy brings out weird stories from people (see previous post for more on that).We are hoping for an early arrival, mainly because we're so excited to meet him.

This past weekend we did some final baby prep like installing the car seat, which I made Bryan do three times. Over Memorial Day he got a quick car seat installation tutorial from our friend Jason, so when it came time to install ours Bryan "glanced" at the directions and went on memory from the tutorial. He didn't take into consideration that they have a different car seat than we do and their car has the convenient "LATCH" system that makes car seat installation easier (our car is a little too old to have that). So, installation attempt #1 did not meet my inspection because the base was incredibly loose and it's not supposed to move more than 1 inch side to side. I made Bryan read the instructions and try again. Our car also has "bucket" seats in the back, which made it hard to get the seat level. Attempt #2 did not pass my inspection because when the car seat was put on the base the baby would have been sitting straight up, which didn't look safe or comfortable. Here is our conversation about re-installing the seat for a third time:

Dana: The directions show that you can adjust the base so it is
more level. If we keep it like this the baby would be sitting straight up, which isn't right.
Bryan: We'll do that later.
Dana: What do you mean "later?"
Bryan (wiping sweat from his brow - it was 90 degrees out):
Can't I fix it another time?
Dana: I could have the baby tonight. Would you rather fix it in
the hospital parking lot?
Bryan: (Big sigh, gets back in the car to disassemble the seat)

The third time was the charm and it passed my inspection. We then brought the carrier inside and practiced strapping a baby in it with a Winnie-the-Pooh.

Here are some recent baby bump photos. Hopefully soon we'll be able to post photos of an actual baby!

Week 35

Week 36

Week 37