Monday, July 31, 2006

Hello out there (echo).. i just wanted to update on us.. sorry no pics :(.
I thought i would write since riley is in dream land. I signed Riley up for Day Care one day a week, i think that it will be good for him honestly. i will not put him in full time though, i like the time i have with my little snuggle bunny. the day care is right behind our appartment, so we can see the kids outside playing everyday. Riley will stand at the window (with me beside him) and watch all of the kids playing, he gets really excited. He loves having kids to play with. Which is why i decided to enroll him. Monday is his first day :). I meet his teacher tomorrow. They are trying to decide now whether or not to put him in the infant room 0-18months or to put him in the toddler room. they think he is very well developed for his age and will benifit from being with the older kids, what can i say i know my baby is smart :). so tomorrow they will evaluate him to see where he is mentally and how well he is developed for his age. I know i will be sad taking him for the first time. but its only one day a week. and i can catch up on cleaning the spare bedroom and well cleaning..lol
i have a dr app this afternoon. my throat is killing me when i swallow. it has been on and off since DEC.. ive been to the dr twice about this now i am ready for some answers. it has to have something to do with my sinuses because when my sinuses arent acting up. my throat is just fine. hey i could be allergic to the dog or something.. that would make bryans day!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hello.. Just writing to say that everything with my first app went well. my doc who is German speaks very good english. that i am happy for. just the routine stuff at this one. we were able to see the baby via ultra sound, it was so cool.. ive never had an ultrasound this far on.. well with riley but that was at 17 weeks. little luv bug is measuring right on 11wks2days that puts my due date 12 Feb 2007. i have my next app on September 6th (Bryan and i's 3
year anniversary). i should be right at 17 weeks. maybe we can find out if "it" is a little boy or a little girl. Riley was a monster at the app though.. he was great out in the waiting room flirting with all of the German ladies :). but once i was being examined and during the US he cried most of the time and only looked at the screen to see the baby for a few minutes. now that bryan has seen the baby i think it is more real for him. with riley we saw him at 6 weeks. i am really getting excited to start "showing" i dont know why but i am. sorry they didnt give me any pictures. maybe next time i will request one since they will give me an ultra sound at every appointment. well i better get going i need to get ready to take riley to playgroup :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Riley Playing X-Box with Dad
Riley sleeping with the Fuzz in his hand
i dont know if this is weird or not, but Riley picks fuzz off the couch and carries it around with him ALL day.. Most of the time he rubs it on his cheek when he is going to sleep. Otherwise he just carries it around, if he sits it down he eventually will go back and get it. anyway we are so enjoying our cool living room. Riley and i have been sleeping here every night. Bryan insists that the fan works just fine for him, even when i walk from the livingroom to the bathroom i feel a major heat wave. i dont know how he does it. i have my appointment today, hopefully i will be bringing back some US pictures :).. i hope so. Riley is coming with us too. This morning i asked him if he wanted to see the baby and he kissed my tummy. although sometimes he will pull up his own shirt and look down at his belly. he is so sweet though.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Here are some random Pictures from the past few days.. watch out.. picture overload :) Riley eating pudding
Eating lunch.. he was hosed down in the tub afterwards
GET TO THE CHOPPER!!

Riley gets excited when he first gets in the pool
Riley playing with Promise
Riley getting ready to splash

Riley and Chase playing with dunk sticks in the pool
Chase
Rileys Toddler Feet (in mud)

You will never guess where we are sitting right now...



Give up?


..in our very own air conditioned living room... YEESSSS!!!

it is the best thing since sliced bread. im telling ya.. ill never take the cold for granted for as long as i live. it cost us an arm and a leg .. but it is worth it!

We all loaded up yesterday and went to Wal*Mart.. i was never so happy to see a wal*mart in my life. it was a bit different BUT i dont care because its Walmart.

Also may i mention that we treated Riley to Mcdonalds for lunch yesterday, and he was able to ride the carousel in the parking lot beside wal*mart. He cried like a little sissy when we went to take him off.

also i have pictures of swimming ill post those later.. i am going to get back to enjoying the nice cold air in our house :)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Hello again! Its too hot here.. we are having a major heat wave.. we need air conditioning. but who wants to pay $500 bucks for one? not me.. well maybe its worth it.

Riley will be swimming again today.. just like yesterday.. after napyime of course. its just too darn hot here to stay inside.

i have been sick.. well i guess my sinuses are acting up, so all the drainage is making me cough. i havnent been sleeping too well. last night i was up at 1 A.M and couldnt go back to sleep until three. did you know that oprah comes on at 2 in the morning? i do now. i dont know if its the change from being here but my sinuses have been acting up since we have been here. im miserable. on another note my throat has stopped hurting for the time being.

Playgroup yesterday went O. K. Riley is a little bully. i dont get it, he is usually very sweet :(. makes me sad. maybe next week ill paint the word bully across his forehead so all the other parents know ahead of time to watch out because my kid will be taking toys, pushing and pulling everyones hair. i hope this is just a stage.

i must go now Riley is eating a tube of balmex!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Little Luv Bug @ 11 Weeks and growing
How your baby's growing:
Your fig-sized baby is now fully formed — measuring 1 1/2 inches long and weighing in at a quarter of an ounce. His skin is still transparent, allowing many of his blood vessels to show through. Some of his bones are beginning to harden, and tiny toothbuds are starting to appear under his gums. His fingers and toes have separated, and he may soon be able to open and close his fists. He's already busy kicking and stretching, and his tiny movements are so fluid they look like water ballet. These movements will increase as his body grows and becomes more developed and functional. As his diaphragm develops, your tiny tenant may also start to get the hiccups. Because he's still so small, though, you won't feel any of his workouts or intrauterine gulps until sometime between weeks 16 and 20.* Note: Experts say every baby develops differently — even in the womb. This developmental information is designed to give you a general idea of how your baby is growing.
How your life's changing:
At this point, you may be experiencing some strange symptoms, such as excessive saliva. Learn which of your symptoms are normal and which are a sign that something might be wrong. You're probably also wondering things like, Can I keep going to dance class? Could the air bags in my car hurt my baby? Which cold medications are safe to take now? Find out what's safe and what's not during pregnancy.Don't worry if nausea has made it impossible for you to eat a wide variety of healthy foods or if you haven't put on much weight yet (most women gain between 2 and 5 pounds during the first trimester). Your appetite will likely return soon and you'll start to gain about a pound a week.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

hey everyone.. its me Riley
Look at me.. i am Jumping on the bed
i am such a silly boy :)
i wanted to post a few pictures today.. since i havent in almost a month. our camera battery is almost dead so these may be the last until we get our charger.. :) Riley went to playgroup this morning.. i had to make something to take with us for a snack. i made cinnamon struesel.. oh my gosh was it good! i think i almost ate all of it alone :). i am happy to have my appetite back. We went to the clinic today to get me an appointment to see the ob (finally) and i have an appointment scheduled for next week. i will be about 12 weeks along by then. i am so excited to see the little blob. now that i am getting my appetite back i hope to regain my energy also. i am one exhausted mommy. i dont feel like doing much of anything. Riley went swimming yesterday evening, that boy loves the water, if he were able i think he would live in it. Riley is getting so tall, he looks like a string bean..lol he is tall and skinny. next month we take him for his 16 month checkup so ill know how much he weighs and his height. on our scales here i think he is about 21lbs. well i must go riley is torchering the dog again.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Baby Naming?

why is it so hard to name a baby?

here are a few names that i like, a few are still in the running from when i was pregnant with Riley. There are some that both bryan and i like. He hasnt submitted a list to me yet.. Ha ha ha. im sure as time goes on the list will grow.

For a Girl
Madison
Hannah
Olivia
Ava
Kennedy
Reagan
Lorelei


A Boy
Bryce
Carter
Dalton
Austin
Tanner

Friday, July 14, 2006

Random Stuff

So i have decided not to post on my other blog. its going to be hard enough keeping up with this one with all of the Chaos. So we will continue giving updates on this one.

Riley is being such a big boy, i cannot believe he is growing up. He jas now started to take his diaper off, if he doesnt have shorts on, he wont keep one on at all. maybe its potty training time? mm well see. For the first time in Riley's existance he is sleeping thru the night. that makes for good sleep for mommy and daddy. Riley is thriving in playgroup, he is so smart. He can color very good, but only for a few minutes at a go. we have 3 new pictures hanging on the refrigerator. i am going to have to buy a memory box to keep all of his little crafts in.

The zoo may be off for this weekend, Tiffany ended up in the hospital last night to have her appendix removed, she is pregant also so i dont know when she will be discharged. I spent the evening at their house looking after their little boy. From what josh said the surgery went well, so i am looking forward to talking with her today.

The new little baby is kicking my butt, the morning sickness has been awful, maybe that means its a girl since with riley morning sickness was nonexistant. i am now 10 weeks as of yesterday and waiting for a relief of my nausea.

Bryan is also doing well for the most part, i dont think he likes where he is working, but he is trying to get the oral surgery job at lahndstuhl, so we will see. hopefully he hears something soon. if he is unhappy at work then that means all of us are unhappy.

We havent really done much sigh seeing since we have been here, but next month Riley and i are going to try to go to Rome with tiffany and chase for two days. i am teally looking forward to it.

thats all for now.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Has it been awile or is it just me? We have been super busy the past month. We are finally in our own home and out of Hotel H*LL. Our furniture and other belongings have arrived and neatly put away. Ive met a new friend named Chase, and mommy and Daddy have met some new friends too. I go outside to the park and play nearly every day and some days we go swimming. i like this new place ok. Mom has been taking me to playgroup on thursdays so i can play with other kids that are close to my age, and it gives mom some adult time too. Daddy and Mommy took me to see a movie last weekend, it was the one about cars, i sat in the seat the whole movie and i may haved dozed off for a bit, i was able to eat snowcaps and Popcorn too.. what a treat for me. i would post some pictures but mommy is saving the camera battery so when we go to the petting zoo this weekend she can take some pictures. i think that about wraps it up for now. mommy is really sorry that she has slacked on my blog, she says that she will start posting like she was before.
Love and Kisses,
Riley

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