Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woah, We're Half Way There

It's hard to believe, but we have finally reached the half way mark with Baby Riley. March 2015 will be here before we know it!

Here are some updates on Baby Riley:

How many weeks: officially 21 weeks and 2 days

Sex: BOY!!! I was SURE we were having a girl with as sick as I have been. So much for all of those old wives tales.... Here are some pictures of the fun reveal we did with our small group:

Look at that smile on Mr. Riley's face. Infectious. Adorable. He's in love.

I don't know why, but it seems so much more REAL after finding out the gender. I guess because you can really start planning and thinking of names.

Speaking of names.....we are still narrowing down our list and practicing saying different ones around the house. Until then, we will continue to call it Baby Bear.

Things I miss: sleeping on my stomach. I have always been a stomach sleeper and this sleep on your side business is for the birds, but Bear is completely worth it. Oh, and I miss going through a day without being nauseous or getting sick. Thankfully, it has gotten better with the help of Diclegis, but I still feel nauseated most days. I just consider it a victory if I don't get sick. It's the little things that make a difference.

What's cool about having a baby in March: 2 other couples in our small group our expecting babies. One in December, one in January and we will be in March. It is such a blessing, joy, and all around comfort knowing that we get to enter parenthood with some of our most favorite friends and ones we celebrate and do life with on a weekly basis. Our small group will have expanding from 0 kids 1 year ago to 5 in March! Praise the Lord for his Faithfulness, Timing, and all around blessings. God. Is. Good. Amen?

So that's what is new with the Riley's. We're having a boy. He will continue to be called Bear until further notice. With the next update maybe we will have a name and maybe we will have a decorated room for him to inhabit...we will all just have to wait and see!