Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The boys

Nicolas and Riley are the cutest boys. They are best buds and are going to be forever.

Friends come to visit.

Tonight we had friends over to hang out. My best friend Rachel and her husband Joe and My long time friend Becky and her husband Mike and son Nicholas came over. We had pizza dinner and hung out and played with the babies. We kept telling Rachel that it was her turn and she will have a girl and Riley and Nicholas can fight over her. lol It was so nice to have everyone over. Rachel and Joe are headed back to Hawaii and soon Joe will be heading to Iraq. =(. I ask everyone to keep him in their thought and prayers and we can't wait for his safe return. Rachel will be moving back to WA for a few months while he is away. I can't wait for her to be here and neither can Riley, He loves his auntie Rachel. Becky and Mike live in Tacoma so they are pretty close so I plan to see them more often, especially when Riley gets a little bigger so the boys can play. Nicholas is getting so big and he is so cute. He had a good time playing with Riley's toys. Thanks to my friends for coming over, we had a great time and we love all of you very much.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sleeping with Daddy

Riley loves to cuddle up and sleep with his daddy, take a look for yourself

Riley Trying to eat his frog.

Here is a video of Riley trying to eat his frog. I had him in his playpen while I was doing dishes in the kitchen and he was starting to fuss so I went to see what was wrong and he was rooting around and trying to latch onto his toy frog. It was so cute, he even started sucking. Man I guess he was hungry. When he finally realized that the frog leg was not giving him milk he started crying and I gave him the real thing.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another new toy

Riley has another new toy that we have had but just put together. He loves to lay under it and stare at all the toys. The star at the top is really cool because it lights up and plays music..

Friday, September 26, 2008

Another test

Today Riley had to have a VCUG. Don't ask me what it means because I can't tell you. I know it is to visualize his bladder so they can tell what is wrong. They had to but a catheter up into his bladder and fill his bladder with a contrast and then take several pictures. They let me stay in the room with him witch was a good thing so I could be with him. They strapped him down to the board to do the procedure. He looked so little under the big machine. The good part was they used a numbing gel before they inserted the catheter so Riley didn't even cry. He did so good during the procedure. We will get the results on October 6th so we will let everyone know.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

One Month Old. I can't believe it.

Riley is one month old today and I can't believe it. He is growing so fast and getting so big.He is starting to get more plump and is even getting chubby legs and checks. He is started to be more alert and stay awake for longer periods of time. He is nursing good and sleeps 3-4 hours at night. He is starting to look around at things and make sounds. We are loving every minute of each day.

Future Dr. Golbeck

My mom bought Riley scrubs to wear when he was born but they were way to big for him when he was born. I put them on one month later and they are still a little big. They are so cute. They have all his stats written on the pocket. He looks so adorable in them. He is our little doctor to be. take a look.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Riley's first real bath

Since Riley's cord finally fell off he got to have a real bath. His bath tub is really nice. He has a jet tub and it also has a little shower sprayer. He really liked soaking in his Jacuzzi tub, I was jealous I wish I had a bath tub that would do that.

The cord finally fell off

Riley's umbilical cord finally fell off. He will be a month old tomorrow and I can't believe it took this long to fall off. I am so happy it finally came off and I am sure Riley is happy to because he hated when I had to clean it. I think he will have an inny button but I think it is to soon to tell.

Monday, September 22, 2008

9 lbs I can't believe it

I had to take Riley to the doctors today because he bad something wrong with his eye. Turns out to be a clogged tear duct, which I guess is very common, well when they weighed him I could not believe my eyes. He is now 9 lbs. He is growing so fast I can't believe it. Everyone that sees him says "he is so tiny". it is funny because to me he is so big now, but I guess he still is pretty tiny. I can't believe people have babies this big when they are born , I think I would die.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekend with Oma

My mom came up on Thursday and stayed till Sunday, It was so nice to have her here, We had a lot of fun watching movies, getting our hair done and spending time with Riley, Mom also made us yummy food while she was here and helped out around the house. I love having her here and spending time with her and so does Riley, Riley loves his Oma soooooooooooooooo much. Thanks mom, We love you.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Riley's Pictures.

We took Riley to get his first professional pictures done and our first family pictures. The picture people did such a good job. All the pictures turned out great and Riley stayed awake for the whole time. My mom came with us to help with Riley and the outfit changes, she was a huge help. Thanks mom.

I love these Pictures

Friday, September 19, 2008

Riley's new Toy

Riley loves his new toy. here is a video of his first time seeing it. He loves to just stare at it. Take a look for yourself.

Riley loves his new toy.

Riley got a new toy in the mail today from my parents friends today. I put it together and put Riley under it in his playpen. I couldn't believe how alert he was and how much he liked it. It plays music and lights up. He just stared at it and he was even moving his arms and hitting the toys.

Welcome home Travis

Travis finally got to come home from Washington DC. We went to the airport to surprise him. Mom made a huge welcome home sign and we waited at the stairway for him. We are all so happy he is home.

Visit to the Urologist

I had to take Riley to the Urologist today to talk about his kidneys and bladder. Well he only has one kidney. The left kidney did not grow at all, but good news is the right kidney compensated and grew a little bigger than normal. He also has something wrong with the structure of his bladder, they are not sure what is exactly wrong yet but he has some kind of cystic structure. We have to go for more test to find out more. The urologist says Riley is a healthy little boy and is not to worried, he even commented how perfect his circumcision was. lol.... well we just have to keep a close eye on Riley and he will be ok. we will keep you updated on the outcome of our next test.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do the Puyallup. First night away from baby

Tonight we went to the fair, My mom came up and stayed with Riley. It was my first time away from him for more than an hour. I missed him so much but had a lot of fun. We went to the Puyallup fair with our friends Matt and Danielle and their son Devin. We went on rides, ate a lot of yummy food and looked around at animals and stuff. I was so happy to get home to Riley because I missed him so much. Him and oma had a good time though and so did Dan and I.

Our date pictures

When we were at the fair I made Dan get in the photo both and take pictures, we had a lot of fun and the pictures came out cute.

Go Bears

Here is a picture of Riley's first Bears shirt we got from Dan's cousin in Chicago. It is a little big but we had to put it on him. Dan is a huge Bears fan so that means that Riley is to. He looks so cute in it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Riley loves his mommy, and mommy loves him

Riley loves to cuddle with me and I love it just as much. Since Dan is back to work we hang out all day, I love to hold him and just watch him sleep. It is so fun to watch all the faces he makes. We also cuddle up on the couch and sleep together. He is staring to be more alert in the day so I love to talk to him and he just stares at me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Me and my doggies

The dogs are doing so good with Riley. They love to be around him all the time and always follow him where ever he goes. They also come running if he cries. Duke loves giving him kisses and Riley makes funny faces so I don't know if he likes the kisses as much. They are going to be best buds as Riley grows. I am so happy they love him so much.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I love my papa Jack

Today Riley hung out with his papa Jack. They watched football together and had some male bonding, although I don't know if Riley liked football to much because he cried.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Due Date

Today is my due date and I can't even imagine being pregnant still. I would be so huge and uncomfortable. Although I sometimes miss being pregnant I am so happy my little boy is here. I know you probably think I am crazy for missing pregnancy, especially mine being so complicated but I actually loved being pregnant minus the complications. I loved feeling him move inside me and miss that feeling. What I don't miss is my diet and checking my blood sugar all the time. Now that I have had Riley my diabetes is gone and I can eat what ever I want. =))))) I still need to be cautious because I have an increased risk of getting diabetes. I can't believe Riley is 2 and a half weeks old already. He is growing so fast and I am having so much fun. I absolutely love being a mom and Dan and I are so in love and happy with our new family. Dan is very happy my pregnancy is over, I don't think he loved it as much as I did. Thank you honey for putting up with me, taking care of me and supporting me , I love you and could not have done it without you by my side.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MY Mohawk

2 week Well child check and class

Today Riley had his two week well child check. Before the exam they have a class that a group of parents and their babies go to. The class is taught by the doctor and goes over what to expect with your baby. Dan and I had a good time and learned a lot. I am so excited we found such a great pediatrician. Dan and I can't wait for the next class. Riley is doing good. The Doctor says he is a healthy baby and is doing great. Riley is now 7 lbs 15oz and 20in. That is one whole pound more from when he was born. I can't believe how fast he is growing. The ultrasound results came back and looks like Riley's right kidney is perfect but the left is not, and there is something wrong with his bladder. We are being sent to see a pediatric urologist to find out more. We will let you know more when we find out.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

one fell off and one still on

So Riley has two things on him that we are waiting to fall off. The first thing is his belly button cord and the other is the plastic bell from his circumcision, well the second one fell off today and all is looking well. We are still waiting for his umbilical cord to fall off, it is taking forever and Riley hates it when you clean it. Hopefully it will fall off soon,

Monday, September 8, 2008

2 weeks old

I can't believe it my little boy is growing so fast. It feels like I just had him yesterday but it really has been 2 weeks. We are having so much fun with our little boy. He is such a good baby. Dan has gone back to work and Riley and I miss him so much when he is gone. He is still sleeping a lot but when he is awake he is so alert and loves to look around and loves it when you talk to him.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dinners Ready By Mom

My mom came up this weekend to stay and help with the baby and things around the house. She helped me go shopping and then when we got back to the house she made us dinners to freeze. She made us her famous spaghetti sauce which we love and some meat loaf. Dan and I both love moms cooking and are so grateful to have her yummy meals. Thank you so much mom, You are the best. We love you.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Riley loves his swing

Riley loves his new swing that we got him. It is very cool. It swings in 2 different directions, has 6 different songs and has a mirror mobile that moves around. The seat is like a papason and looks so comfy. Dan and I said we wish they made a swing big enough for us. lol. here is a picture of Riley relaxing in his swing.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A rough day at the Doctors

Today Riley had his circumcision. My mom came with me for support and I was so glad she was there. Riley was so upset when they got him undressed and strapped him to the board. They used a numbing medication which helped, so I think he didn't feel much pain throughout the procedure. Both my mom and I held his hand and he held our fingers so tight. It was sad for me to watch but I wanted to be there for him and I talked to him the whole time so he knew I was with him. He did very well during the procedure and didn't cry very much at all. He has been doing well since the procedure. He has been sleeping almost all day and not fussy at all. He is such a good baby, even after a procedure like he had. Here are some pictures of before and after.

The Two of US

The Two of US

Family Picture.

Family Picture.

The Parents to be

The Parents to be
we cant wait to meet our new member of the family.

Daisy and Duke

Daisy and Duke
Big sister and brother can't wait to meet the baby