Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 2011

Wednesday May 11, 2011 we found out that we are having a baby boy! Eric had to be in DC for work so my mom happily accompanied me to the Dr's to find out the sex and for the 2nd trimester screen. It was a bitter sweet appointment as we found out that this baby only has a single artery ambilical cord at the same time we found out that it was a boy. The concern is chromosomal birth defects. Although all of the blood work and screen show that he is perfectly healthy it has been advised that we do amnio on Monday which we have agreed to do. Nothing ever seems to be easy with my pregnancies, but the results, if anything like Riley are worth all of the stress, heartache and complications that come with it. Keep us in your prayers.

Monday May 16, 2011 we decided to follow the dr's thoughts and get amniocentesis. It was not at all as bad as I thought. The shot to numb the top layer of skin hurt more than the amnio. I rested the rest of the day to do everything we could to hold this percious little boy!

Tuesday May 17th, 2011 I am sore today from the feels like you sort of pulled a muscle in your stomach, but totally worth it and would do it again in a second if needed. Bridy and Vivienne arrive tonight for a week long visit. They arrived very late, 1am, and grandma and granddaddy picked them up. We are very excited to see them in the morning.

Wednesday May 18th, 2011 the girls met at 19 and 20 months for the 1st time since Christmas. It was a special moment and they are totally in love with each other! Granddaddy was there to share in the special moment! We spent the day playing together at our home.

May 19, 2011 Riley and I drove to the farm right after breakfast and we enjoyed the day together. We played outside even though it was a rainy day on and off. We also took the girls to the mall where they rode all of the ride on boats, helicopters etc. 7 times Vivienne is such a good little walker and has a very sweet personality...while Riley is such a good little talker. It is so nice to see them together and so sweet.

May 20, 2011 I had to work, but Bridy, Grandma, Vivienne, Aunt Jeanie, and Uncle Steve took the girls to Olgebay Park where they had a blast. They got to see a day old Zebra and they fed the animals and played in the park. Riley was very tired when I got home to see her, but they still had a fun bath together.

May 21, 2011 I worked all day on Long beach physical inventory while Eric took Riley to his mom's and the Bird's. When I was done with work I picked up Harry's Pizza for dinner and headed to the farm with Riley for an evening with Bridy and Vivienne. Eric stayed home to mow the 1foot long grass from all of the rain that we have been having. The girls played outside. It was a nice evening.

May 22, 2011 We took the girls to the USC rec center where they had a ton of fun playing in the water. They both did awesome and loved it. After 2 very long naps we met the entire family (Granddaddy, Grandma, Bridy, Vivienne, Aunt Jeanie, Uncle Steve, Aunt Karen and Uncle Ted) at Angelo's for a surprize dinner for Eric taking the huge risk of starting his own company. We are proud of you!

May 23, 2011 Riley and I drove to the farm bright and early for our last day with Bridy and Vivienne. It was a nice day. Molly and her to kids also joined in the fun. Riley was in love with Molly's little girl. I just have a feeling she is going to be a wonderful big sister. Vivienne is madly in love with Riley and keeps hugging and kissing her. She calls her RI-RI and it cannot be sweeter or cuter.  We are going to miss Vivienne and Aunt Bridy so much and we cannot wait until Christmas where you will both be big sisters! Hard to believe how quickly time is passing. I just want to bottle it up and save each memory and moment forever! I love you guys!