Tuesday, January 29, 2008

5 Weeks

Our little Appleseed is 5 weeks old today! It is now officially an embryo.

Things that are happening this week:
1- First heartbeats begin
2- Umbilical cord develops
3- Blood is now pumping
4-Starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive).
5-Arm and leg buds appear

Yea! Grow little Appleseed, grow!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Photo editing

Just playing around with some pictures and thought I would share!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Who would' ve thought!

I'm in love with an appleseed! I never would have thought that I could love something so small. Right now our baby is the size of an appleseed and I'm already so it love with it! I know that as our baby grows so will our love and it's just so amzing that you can love something so much without ever seeing it. I can't wait to see it and hold it for the first time. I also can't wait to find out what sex it is, so that I can stop calling it "it"! Motherhood truely is a blessing. I am so thankful that I get to experience it. Parenthood has to be, by far, the great thing in the world.
Keep growing baby, we can't wait to meet you. We look forward to September!

Friday, January 25, 2008


Dear Everyone,

I would like to use this blog to acknowledge Kristen. She has wanted a baby since the day I met her. A natural born mother, like no one I have ever seen, is a perfect description of my wife. She loves all kids and is the first person to jump at the opportunity to babysit anyone. I just want to say how proud I am of her and how happy her pregnancy is making us. She has had her moments of doubt when we were trying, and she truly deserves to be pregnant. So far she has been an absolute trooper about not feeling well and all of the other new experiences a pregnant body goes through. She is being so understanding and enthusiasticthat I am being the "nutrition nazi." You know, some people get put on this earth to become teachers, fire fighters, politicians, or whatever. That is their calling, what they live for, often times their obsession. Kristen, my wife, was put on this earth to be a mom. I know she is going to be the greatest mother in the world, because it is truly her life's purpose. She is a great person and I love her with all my heart. I am so happy I was able to help her dream come true.

Sincerely, Cole

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Not only are babies cute,

but baby clothes are so cute! Look at some of the cute stuff I have come across

I still can't believe I'm going to have something that will fit into this cute stuff!

Sweet Poem

Baby's Choice
by Colleen M. Story

Did you ever think, dear Mother,
As the seeds of me you sowed,
As you breathed new life inside of me
And slowly watched me grow,
In all your dreams about me
When you planned me out so well,
When you couldn't wait to have me there
Inside your heart to dwell,
Did you ever think that maybe
I was planning for you, too,
And choosing for my very own
A mother just like you?
A mother who smelled sweet and who
Had hands so creamy white,
A tender, loving creature
Who would soothe me in the night?
Did you ever think in all those days
While you were coming due,
That as you planned a life for me
I sought a life with you?
And now as I lay in your arms,
I wonder if you know
While you were busy making me,
I was choosing you!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hormones are great!

Okay so that is pure sarcasm there. So far today I have cried about the following: Cole asking if I was watching something on tv,Cole asking me if I want something to eat, Lily not wanting to sit next to me, and Cole asking me if I wanted to move my stuff from the bathroom or if I wanted him to do it. Poor Cole has been so good and supportive, it's going to be a long 9 months for him.

Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, I love you baby Gryler!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Kids say the funniest things

Just a cute story to share about Cole's cousin Alexa. So all of the cousins were sitting around Cassie's room talking about death and how they aren't afraid to die because they know so many people who will be there to greet them when they get to heaven. Well Alexa chimes in and says "I can't wait to die because then I can haunt all the people I hate!" She is to funny! She gave us all a good laugh that was well needed.

You Will Be Missed!

Nana you will be missed by all! Rest in peace and watch over us all.