These milestones are in descending order

Too much for one subject line - Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Since I wrote about Ryan's milestones last, he has been on an airplane, played in the snow for the first time, got to see Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Chris and Uncle Josh for FIVE weeks, learned how to count to three, started putting his shoes on by himself, ate corn on the cob for the first time and loved it, started potty training, tried the big boy bed but wasn't ready, said his first *bad* word (really bad - thankfully he no longer says it), started recognising faces and using proper names with them, and finally his vocabulary is exploding at this very minute.  He tries to mimick everything that we say, which is great! He said TWO new words tonight!  Cheese and Blue! yay Ryan!!

First Tummy bug - Monday, October 23, 2006
Okay, so this isn't really a big "milestone" but its still a "first".  Ryan started with his first tummy bug today!  He still acts like himself, but we know he isn't well.

NEW WORD!!! "WOW" - Friday October 13, 2006
I said "WOW!" to Ryan when we were looking at something, and he started saying "wow, wow, wow, wow"!

Waves and Says "Bye" - Sunday September 17, 2006
Ryan can now wave and say "Bye" when someone is leaving!

Kicks a Ball! - Saturday August 12, 2006
When you put a ball in front of Ryan he kicks it!!! WAY TO GO RYAN!!

Walking independantly - Thursday July 12, 2006
Ryan started letting go of things on a regular basis and walking short distances today. yay Ryan!

One year old and walking! - Sunday June 11, 2006
Today is Ryan's first birthday!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOY!!!!!  This morning, Ryan was standing at the tv unit like he always does, and I was sitting on the floor.  I said "come here Ryan" he looked at me, and cruised towards the wall (oposite way to me!).  I said "please come here Ryan"  He did the same thing, cruised towards the wall, laughing the whole time.  I looked at him and said "come here Ryan, Mommy wants a hug."  He LET GO of the tv unit and walked the 8 steps to me to give me a hug!!!  YAY RYAN!!!

We have another tooth! - Friday May 5, 2006
total teeth... 3  YAY for teeth!  He got his top left tooth through this morning.  Poor little man is more than likely going to be getting his top right one shortly though, its pretty swollen.

Stood by himself (for real this time!) - Sunday April 23, 2006
He followed me in the bathroom, when I went to do my hair, and he pulled himself up on the bathtub.  He saw his toothbrush sitting on the side, and grabbed it and then let go of the bath and stood for about 20 seconds!  WAY TO GO RYAN! yay!

Sitting down from crawling - Thrusday April 20, 2006
He's finally doing this after 3.5 months of crawling! woohoo ryan!

Stood by himself (with mommy's help) - Monday April 10, 2006
I stood him on his feet in front of the living room door to take a picture, and he stood there for about 10 seconds. It was long enough for me to take the picture, and he fell over.

 How Big! - Thursday, March 23, 2006
When you say "how big is Ryan" he raises his arms above his head!  Its soo cute!  He's also clapping on "command".  He's getting so big!!!

Cruised the couch!! - Friday, March 10, 2006

This morning, Ryan decided to crawl over to the couch and pull himself up, that's all fine and dandy, he's been doing that for a couple weeks now..... But then he saw something at the other end of the couch that he wanted. He CRUISED from one end to the couch to the other!!! Go Ryan!!!

Second Tooth!! - Monday, February 20, 2006

Ryan got his second tooth through! YAY RYAN!

Pulled up on furniture for the first time - Monday, February 06, 2006

He almost immediately fell down again, but he pulled himself up, and loves to climb all over us if we're sitting on the floor!

Clapped hands for the first time - Tuesday, January 24, 2006

He didn't actually clap like we adults can clap, but he was doing the motions. So in the next few days he'll be full on clapping! yay ryan!

Crawled For The First Time - Saturday, January 21, 2006

Ryan is now a US citizen!! - Friday, January 13, 2006

We got Ryan registered at the US Embassy in London today. Took about 2 hours in total, and thank goodness it's done now! We should be receiving his passport shortly and then we're ALL set! woohoo

Growls when angry - Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ryan has just started growling when he's angry!!! He hits the floor, when he's on his tummy, and growls if he can't reach something that he wants. Temper, temper... Wonder who he gets that from.. (His Momma maybe???)

Said Daddy - Monday, November 28, 2005

Didn't say "daddy", but said "dada". Made me happy, but broke my heart at the same time, as I thought since I'm home with him all day he would say "mama" first. Bring on the babble!

Sat Up Alone - Sunday, November 27, 2005

He can sit on his own now, but still falls over occasionally.

Sat up supported - Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ryan can sit supported now. Especially if he's in his play nest.

Discovered Feet - Friday, October 21, 2005

He plays with his feet now! They haven't quite made it in his mouth yet, but he sure likes to play with them.

Grabbed a Toy - Thursday, October 20, 2005

Ryan Grabbed at his toys on his bouncy chair for the first time today.

Rolled Front to Back - Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ryan rolled from his tummy to his back 3 times! YAY Ryan!

Knows his name!! - Monday, October 17, 2005

Ryan responded to me today when I said his name. He knows his name now! Yay Ryan!

First Fruit - Monday, October 10, 2005

Ryan had applesauce in his rice today. He loved it!

Second time with Rice - Monday, October 03, 2005

Grandma and Grandpa, gave Ryan his second taste of cereal today. :) Think I'll go ahead and start giving it to him every day now.

Christening - Sunday, September 25, 2005

Got Ryan Christened today at St. John's church. Vicar John Cook Christened him. Godparent's are: David Austin, Christopher Flood, and Jennifer Rolfsness

Tried rice cereal for the first time - Saturday, September 17, 2005

Tried Ryan on rice cereal today. he seemed to like it, but I'm going to wait a while before giving it to him again, since he seemed to have a bad tummy ache after I gave it to him.

Rolled Back to Front - Saturday, September 17, 2005

Discovered Hands - Friday, September 16, 2005

First Laugh - Monday, September 05, 2005

Ryan laughed a full belly laugh for the first time tonight! He laughed at Mike when he was barking. hehe

Rolled Back to Front - Sunday, August 28, 2005

Ryan rolled from his back to his tummy 3 times tonight. I think it might have been a one off though.

First Time I Slept Through the Night - Saturday, August 13, 2005

Ryan slept from 10pm till 5am! I was kinda scared when he didn't wake up, so I woke him at 5 to feed him.

First Smile - Monday, July 11, 2005

I was playing with Ryan today, and his whole face just lit up! I was so happy. :)

First Bath - Thursday, June 16, 2005

Had my first bath at home today. :) I didn't like it :(

Came Home From Hospital - Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Got to come home today at 3pm. Only half a day at home really, but still got to come home. Was sent home with a breast pump to pump milk after every feed so that Ryan gains more weight.

I Was Born! - Saturday, June 11, 2005

Read the story how I was born in the journal section!!

- Thursday, May 26, 2005

37 weeks 2 days:
I think I'm starting to "nest". I don't have the *burst* of energy a lot of people say you get when you nest, but I just have this overbearing urge that the house needs to be clean, and kept that way. So I put up Ryan's crib today (with Mike's help) and tidied up Ryan's room. Then I cleaned the kitchen, bathroom, and our room. All I need to do now is vacuum all the rooms and all will be CLEAN!! I wonder if this is the nesting people talk about, cause I certainly don't feel like keeping the house THIS spotless all the time hehehe.

Full-term!! - Tuesday, May 24, 2005

37 weeks:
Made it to full term today! YAY only 3 weeks till due date! Baby is fully developed, just gonna gain weight now, till he decides to make an entrance.

Ultrasound Showed It's A Boy!!!!! - Wednesday, January 26, 2005

20 weeks 1 day:
Went for my second and final ultrasound today! Found out we're having a little boy. :) We didn't get any photos, but we'll just say it was obvious, he's not a little girl. :) We'll be naming him Ryan Michael Fullerton. :)

Felt Baby Move For The Tirst Time - Sunday, December 26, 2004

15 weeks 5 days:
Felt fluttering for the first time tonight!! :)

Heard Heartbeat! - Monday, November 29, 2004

11 weeks 6 days:
Went to see the midwife after I saw the doctor and she said I might have shingles, to see if it would have any effect on the baby if it did happen that I got them. She said she would try to listen for the heartbeat, but not to panic if she couldnt hear it, because it was pretty early. She put the doppler on my tummy and found the baby's heartbeat right away!! She said it was very strong. :)

Ultrasound - Thursday, November 25, 2004

11 weeks 2 days:
didn't know I was this far along just yet, thought I was only about 10 weeks. The sonographer said to go with the ultrasound though because it is the most accurate since baby is still small enough to see completely on the screen. Baby was moving around a lot and it was just great to see that everything was good. :)

Doctor Appointment - Thursday, October 14, 2004

Confirmed with Anita at James Street Surgery that I was pregnant! :)

Positive Home Pregnancy Test - Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Something in my head kept telling me to take a test tonight, so I finally did, and it came out positive!! I couldn't believe it, since I was going to see a gynecologist on the 20th to discuss treatment, if needed, fertility treatment. I texted Mike, since he was at work and he was extatic!

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