Our Little Riley Blair

Our Little Riley Blair

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

amazing red ball

We played this game for a good twenty minutes. Amazing how entertained she is with a simple red ball.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A day with the family

So Marc and I decided it would be a good day to head up to Wolfchase Galleria for a little while and get out of the house. Not to mention dropping off his brand new guitar to get worked on. I'm sure that had nothing to do with wanting to go to the mall. HA! We had a great time. However, as soon as we got there Riley had an accident that got all over the place. We ran to the Macy's restroom and her outfit was so messed up that we carried her around the store naked and went to the baby section and bought her a new outfit to wear. (No, i was not prepared with an extra outfit in my bag. Note to self for our next adventure) When we reached the baby section we immediately asked for the sale rack. The girl working laughed at us but then understood when we checked out and told her not to bag it.

We ate lunch and then went to the build a bear store were we picked up a new friend that Riley helped pick out. (pictures of that coming soon) We gave her two options of animals and then two options of outfits and she got to choose which she wanted. It was so cute to watch her and super fun! She loves her new friend and as soon as we handed her over, she started kissing her. Well worth the $17 that was spent. (btw, build a bear is making a killing!) So the picture you see if of our happy girl in her brand new outfit with her brand new friend that she picked out herself. Such a sweet day!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011


We have been on solids for several weeks now, however, recently she has been more interested in trying to use he spoon by herself. It is very entertaining. I have a feeling I have a very independent child on my hands.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stationery card

This is the birth announcement I ordered from Shutterfly.com. They had so much to choose from it was hard for me to make a decision. I thought the picture of her in Marc's hands was perfect for this card. I can't wait to get them in the mail!

Love Package Pink Birth Announcement

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Will you be my girlfriend?

It was quite a fun weekend. My friend Lindsey and I were talking Wednesday night at church and both discovered that our husbands were going to be out of town. We immediately started making plans. She has a little boy who is only 7 weeks older than Riley. We had some great adventures. On Friday, we took the babies on a long walk around the neighborhood and then a shopping trip to target. On Saturday, we had planned to go to the zoo but it was way too hot. Instead, we loaded the babies up, went to the new Babies R Us, then headed to Collierville to the square to eat YoLo's icecream and sit in the park. We had a blast.
On Saturday morning, I was watching the babies while Lindsey dried her hair. We were playing the floor of the nursery. I decided to put them in a little chair Riley's bobo got her and snap some pictures. We got some great shots! If you would like to see more you can got to my facebook page. He started holding her hand and pinching her ear. He was being a big flirt! She, however, wasn't having any of it. That's my girl!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oh My....

Visiting Dr. Ellis

So I was reminded today that I haven't blogged in a while and since little bit is taking a nap I have time to tell everyone of a funny story that happened. Riley has been having major goobers in her eye and we were worried that she might have a cold or an eye infection. So after several days of her eye getting worse, Marc and I decided that it was time to load her up and go see the doctor. Thursday morning we get up, get dressed and are out of the door by 8:15. Major accomplishment. We arrive at the doctors office, get signed in, get weighed and are escorted to a room. As soon as we took her out of her car seat to get weighed, I smelled it. A poopy diaper. When we get to the room I lay her on the exam table and proceed to change her smelly diaper. In a small enclosed room smelly diapers are the worst. When I get the diaper off and put the new diaper under her I decide to go ahead and bag the smelly one before closing the new one around her because Marc and I were gagging at the smell. Big mistake. She peed all over the exam table somehow completely missing her one and only clean diaper. Knowing not many people were there to be seen in the office that day, I frantically start cleaning the exam table with paper towels, taking off the roll of paper that was on the table, putting new paper down, and telling the nurse we had an accident and that the table needed to be sanitized. Situation under control for the moment. I get Riley from Marc, lay her back on the table to finish buttoning her outfit and wouldn't you know it, she spits up all over herself. In a mad dash I get her clean outfit out of the diaper bag (well prepared I know) and start changing her before the doctor comes in. All was put back together just as the doctor was walking in the door. It was a trip to add to the books. All was well with her eye, she just had a clogged tear duct. I learn something new every day. This lesson.. close the diaper! While Marc was mortified, I could only laugh and wish we had a video to post on our blog.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Well it took a few hard nights but we are finally sleeping in our crib all night which makes nights for me much better. Better yet, we are only waking up once at night for a feeding (and really, REALLY early in the morning) I'm thinking Riley likes her sleep just as much as mommy and daddy does!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sooooo Sleepy

Today was the first day Riley and I were home by ourselves. We took full advantage of the situation by sleeping until 11. Well, Riley slept all day but I got up at 11 and took a shower and made myself presentable for any unexpected guests. It was a quiet day full of feedings, diaper changes and lots of cuddles. Thus far, we managed to only wear one outfit today which is a vast improvement. (There was one day where we went through every outfit she fit in.) We spent about 2 hours on the couch while she slept on my chest. I think that was my favorite part of the entire day. We tried out her new bottle warmer, which works perfectly, and visited with a friend from my sunday school class. I think I bombarded her with new mommy questions but it was fun visiting and having a conversation with someone that I didn't raise the pitch of my voice 5 octaves. All in all it was a great day with lots of rest which was greatly needed.

Happy Valentine's day

So this was our Valentine's Day outfit. I was nervous that it wasn't going to fit but it was totally cute on her. As long as it took to take this picture is how long she wore it though because right after I snapped the shot she used the bathroom all over it. Thus, also making us extremely late for our first doctor's appointment. I told my mom that I now know why people with kids are late to everything because of things like this that happen. Needless to say, we washed the outfit and threw it in the drier and she was back in it to greet her daddy when he came home from work.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coming Home!

On Tuesday, the nurse came in and said she had good news. I was being discharged. Marc and I were so excited to get home. He said sleeping on the couch at the hospital was like sleeping on wood it was so hard. As much as I liked the 5 star attention we were getting, I knew it was time to go. We got dressed, loaded Riley in the car seat, and headed home. Mom went shopping Monday night to get Riley a few premie outfits so she would have something to fit her. She brought it to the hospital Tuesday morning just incase we were discharged.
It was the best feeling to walk into my house with my little family. Briggs was waiting to meet the new member of the family. He sniffed for a few minutes and then decided that she was no big deal and has since left her alone.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It all began....

"I wish your water would just go ahead and break tonight" were the famous words spoken from my husband's mouth just 15 minutes before the chaos began. At 8:45 pm those words were spoken and at 9 pm his wish came true. We got in the car and headed to the church. Yes, I said it, we went to the church to let Marc quickly set up some equipment for Sunday. Seeing that I was not having labor pains, I conceded, only if he would be quick. He was in and out in 5 minutes and we were headed to the hospital.
We arrived at Baptist Women's hospital at 9:30 pm and was being examined by 10. It was confirmed. I was officially in labor. By 11, I was being moved to a labor and delivery room where I was now feeling contractions. Only dilated 2 cm, the contractions started slowly coming about every 10 minutes. An hour later, they were every two minutes apart and extremely painful. The doctors concern was the baby's heart rate. Every time I would have a contraction, her heart rate would slow down dangerously. They flipped me and flopped me with every contraction, and poked and prodded me with every monitor to see if the baby was laying on her cord. There was no change. By 1 am, they were preping us for an emergency c-section.
Through all this, I was surprisingly very calm. I knew I had good doctors working on me and that they could get the baby out quickly. Marc was great. He was by my side the entire time. I didn't know exactly how he would react in the o.r. because we had never discussed the possibility of having a c-section. He sat by my head and held my hand the entire time. He even looked over the sheet when the doctor wanted to show him things that I wouldn't have even wanted to see. He kept me posted about what they were doing with Riley and took pictures. At 1:34 am, our precious little girl was here, weighing in at 5lb 11 oz. (What? Just Thursday the ultra sound said 7lb 11oz) She was 2 pounds lighter than projected. Marc got to hold her immediately after she arrived but with all the people working on me I had only a glimpse.
The doctors took Riley to clean her up and check her out. Initially there were some respiratory concerns that needed to be monitored. I was wheeled off to recovery. Marc was back and forth between the family who was watching the nurses work on Riley in the nursery, and me who was in and out of sleep in post op. I have to say I had some fun in post op trying to move my legs that felt like a ton of bricks. I would try and try only to be unsuccessful. At one point I tried so hard I got tickled at myself.
Around 4:30 am we were being moved to a room. Getting off the elevator on the fourth floor, my entire family was waiting to greet us. We got hugs and kisses and they told me they had been watching Riley for hours getting cleaned up and fed. I informed them they had seen her more than I had and that I had only a glimpse of her after surgery. Hearing this, the nurses decided to break the rules a bit and wheel me to the nursery doors to see her.

After this, it was on to the my room where my family finally got to come in around 6 a.m. Exhaustion had set in. Marc and I were ready for some rest. Little did we know we would be interrupted what seemed like every 15 minutes. The best interruption, however, was when the nurses brought Riley into the room around 6:30 a.m. for us to hold. They informed us that the initial reparatory concerns were no longer a problem and that she was eating great. We visited with her for about 30 minutes and then sent her back to the nursery where we knew she would be in good hands so we could get some much needed rest. The rest of our visit at Baptist women's hospital was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and the nurses and doctors were so nice and experts in their field. We are truly blessed how things worked out and God's timing was perfect!