We rang in the New Year with a special visitor from America, Mommy's Aunt Karen. We always knew Ryan was a special guy, but to have your aunt come visit you from the States, and well, that shows just how loved this little guy really is. Aunt Karen arrived on Ryan's 1 month birthday, and it was Ryan's first trip to the airport.
Ryan loved having Aunt Karen here. It was nice for him to have lots of extra attention, and Mommy felt relaxed and happy.
After Aunt Karen left, things were pretty quiet here, but Ryan grew and grew and changed every day.
Ryan started looking at everything with really huge eyes
Of course, Ryan spent some time sleeping as well. Little ones sleep pretty well over the day!
As Mommy and Daddy felt more comfortable bundling Ryan up, and as Ryan started to get a little extra insulation, we also took lots of walks in January.
Ryan also got to know his hometown better, as we took lots of walks through Neckartailfingen.
But for Mommy and Daddy, the best part of Month #2 was our cuddly little man!
Ryan grew so much in January. He was really like a newborn at the beginning of the month, and by the end of the month, he was all baby!
It was an exciting month, as Ryan became more and more aware that there was a world out there. Its funny to me now to look back at Ryan at one month old, and think of all the thoughts, worries, fears, and questions running through my head at the time. It kind of makes me laugh at myself at the time, I worried about so much. But now that I look at the pictures and think back, everything was fine. Ryan was, as he is now, just an absolutely perfect, wonderful little boy!