Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5 months....

Well I know I'm late again at blogging about Riley but oh well.  Life has been busy.

Riley is now 5 1/2 months old. She is almost crawling and is very active.
She loves to play, roll around, lay on her tummy, and scoot.
She is 15 lbs and 25 inches long.
She had her second cold a couple weeks ago, but we are over that now. She didn't like it very much
when she saw the suction bulb or a tissue. Glad that is over with.

Riley now has 2 new friends and has about 3 more on the way. It has been so much fun having all these babies around.
Riley (5 m) with Levi (1m)  and Emilie (1week)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

4 months

I know its a little late, but better late than never right???

4 month stats:
14 lbs
24 inches
everything goes in her mouth
trying to sit up
rolling over from stomach to back and now from back to her stomach
cooing and babbling like crazy
loves her saucer and bumbo seat
still eating every 3 hours 

My little California girl

Friday, September 2, 2011

16 weeks old

I can't believe that Riley is almost 4 months old. It was about this tome last year I found out I was pregnant. Time sure goes by soooo fast.

Riley stats
She rolled over for the first time last week
Enjoys putting everything in her mouth especially her fingers
Is drooling like crazy (we think she could be teething soon)
Smiling and cooing like crazy
Enjoys sitting in her bumbo seat

She also was baptized this past Sunday and we were able to celebrate
with family and friends.

I also have two friends that are due in the next 2 months. I am so excited
For them as they enter mommy hood. And a bunch more are due in the coming year.
So much fun!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

14 weeks old

I know I am way overdue once again for an update. Sorry. Life has just been so busy this summer. In the month of July we went to Oahu with Brad's grandparents and whole Douma family to celebrate their 50th anniversary. We decided it was best to leave Riley home. It was really hard but once we got there we were ok and had a great time with everyone. I got picture updates and phone updates everyday. :)

In the beginning of August we were at Lake Tulloch with my family and others, then to a wedding in SLO and then home to the week before my Brother and Lisa's wedding. Which was this past weekend. That was my last wedding that I will be in for a while. I am so happy to be home now and enjoy the last couple weeks of summer. (Although I would like for it to be a little warmer) This is our new family picture.

Riley Stats:
She had her 3 month checkup yesterday and was 11lbs and 11oz and 23 inches long. (in the 50th percentile) Dr. said I could get her started on some rice cereal soon (4 months) and start introducing some baby food. She is growing up way to fast.  Please stay little longer. :( she is almost rolling over and is cooing like crazy. I just love her. Especially at night when she should be going to sleep and as soon as I lay her down in her crib she opens her eyes and smiles at me. How could I get mad at that. She is so precious to me and I can't even imagine my life without her.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Riley Grace is here!!!

We are WAY overdue for a blog update on the lives of our new family :)

Well my due date was May 8 (mothers day) but since Riley was not going to come on her own I was induced on Sunday night at 11pm. I was started on pitocin. I was actually able to sleep some of the night which was wonderful.
Monday morning my Dr. came in and broke my water at about 9 and that is when I say that I really started my labor. The contractions didn't become painful until about 10 and then I got my epidural around 12. (Which was not bad at all. I highly recommend it) After that my labor was pretty easy. I did have some lower back pain but was able to give myself some more medicine which made that go away.
I started pushing at 4:30 and at 6:10 Riley was born. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat after seeing her. It truly was amazing.
She was 7 lbs 6 oz and 19 inches long. 
Our first car ride. 
We were in the hospital until Wednesday. (she was 7lbs when we left the hospital) 

Since we have been home it has been really busy. On May 21 (Riley is 12 days old) We went up to Los Olivos for Erica Saarloos wedding, which I was a bridesmaid in, for the weekend. Riley was so good the whole weekend and is a great traveler.

Us at the wedding.

The weekend of June 10-12. We had 2 weddings, a graduation, and a 50th anniversary party that we were involved in. Talk about a crazy weekend. On Friday June 10 Brad was in Travis Koops wedding and my brother Jared graduated from high school. On Saturday we had Gpa and Gma Struiksma 50th wedding anniversary party. On Sunday I was in Nicole Flietstra's wedding.

On Monday June 13 we left for Clear Lake with the Struiksma family for a week. Riley did really good at the lake except that she got a cold. 

This past week I had to work 3 days so she was at her Great-Grandma Mammy's house one day and at her Gma Struiksmas house one day. It is so hard to leave her during the day :(
We have been super busy but are having so much being a family of 3 now. Hopefully I will do a better job at updating this blog.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

33 Weeks

So my life has been a little crazy as we are in the process of moving. Not far at all just the next block over. :) So that is why this blog has been lacking attention. Hopefully we can move in the next couple of weeks so that we can get settled before SHE arrives.

I have one more shower left this weekend with Brad's family. That will be a total of 5 showers in all!!!! This little girl has LOTS of very cute clothes!!! I can't wait to dress her up and put to use all of the new things for her. I will hopefully post pictures later. I just wanted to give a little update on what has been going on.

How far along? 33 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain/loss: enough :)

How big is baby? about 4 lbs and weighs as much as a Cantalope

Maternity clothes? Definitley need these now!!!!

Sleep: Sleeping has been ok.... I don't like those darn leg cramps in the middle of the night.

Best moment this week: Being able to see the movement last night.

Movement: Love her kicks

Food cravings: Yogurt and Fruit

Gender: Girl :)

Labor Signs: None

Belly Button in or out? In

Stretchmarks? none that I have seen yet

How are you feeling? Feeling great :)

What I am looking forward to: being done moving and setting up the baby room hopefully soon!!!!

What I miss: Sleeping on my belly

Milestones: only 7 more weeks left.... :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

baby girl

 So I have been really bad about posting anything lately about my pregnancy, so I though I would give an update.

We found out on Christmas morning that we were having a GIRL!!!!! Yeah for lots of pink :)

I had an ultra sound the week of Christmas and had the tech put the gender in an envelope for Brad & I to open on Christmas morning. This is what we opened..... and it said GIRL.

 We had fun telling both of our families that day also. 

Since then life has been going very fast and here it is I am already starting my 3rd trimester.  

Since Christmas I have had 2 dr appts and I passed my glucose test :) My next appt is my last month one and then its every 2 weeks and then every 1 week. Crazy how fast the time has flown.  


How far along? 27 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain/loss:
enough :)

How big is baby? Baby is about 2 lbs and the size of an eggplant.

Maternity clothes? regular jeans and belly band just aren't working as well anymore.... need to get another pair of maternity jeans.

Sleep: I've been sleeping better ever since I got a special pillow to prop up my tummy. Much better sleep for me and Brad too :)

Best moment this week:
Feeling her move. :) 

Movement: Love her kicks 

Food cravings:
no cravings

Gender: Girl :)

Labor Signs:

Belly Button in or out?

none that I have seen yet

How are you feeling? Feeling great :)

What I am looking forward to: hopefully getting my baby room together soon

What I miss: Sleepin on my belly

Milestones: welcome 3rd trimester!!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to Jace & Julie :) They are 22 years old today. I love you both so much and am so glad to you in my life. I can't believe its been 22 years ago that I sang to you in the hospital. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead.