Monday, November 30, 2009

With Erika almost crippled, I think that I, Riley, will post some pictures so all of the inquisitive people out there can see our brand new beautiful baby girl. Emmy Lynn Gray, Lynn for Erika's cousin Lindz, and Emmy for all of the award shows that we love to watch...........Bad joke I know.
She was 35 weeks so about 5 weeks early but, she was also 7 lbs. 10 ounces and 20 inches long. She might have been earlier than we thought but definitely not small. She will be in the NICU for next little while but the Docs and nurses tell us that she will be just fine. We will keep the news coming as we go. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.

The Gray's

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Monkey Update

As some may have notice, Riley affectionately calls our little no-named girl, Monkey.
I went to the doc yesterday and I gained a whomping 4 lbs the past two weeks! Yikes! That brings my grand total to 15lbs. I'm told that's good. I still have the Thanksgiving experience so we'll just see how disciplined I can be around all the goodies.
I am 32 weeks and am measuring at 36 centimeters! I became a little concerned wondering if I was carrying a large dinosaur instead of a baby. But without getting into the yucks, I have extra fluid according to my last ultra sound and the docs not worried so neither am I. We're looking at December 21st or 22nd for a due date! The time has flown and I have been very blessed with, I think, a rather uneventful pregnancy. With only one throw-up on record (because I smelled olives) and only one purchase of maternity pants, (I great have sisters and friends who have donated clothes to 'the cause') I consider myself in a quite blessed and happy state.


Albeit a diabetic's worst nightmare, I have been able to stay away from the sweets pretty well. My poor husband has never at the adventures of trick-or-treating because of his being raised JW. But we will not judge him. Now, he and our little "monkey" will share their first trick-or-treating experiences together!
If you're confused, Kaylene is The Devil Wears Prada (ask her), Liv is Alice, Gavin was first Woody then a pirate due to snug fitting the first go 'round, Riley a Korean man wearing Korean clothes from Dad's mission. And can I just say he nearly started crying when I had to put eye liner on him. I mean come on! Just like last year when he was a cheerleader. Maybe we'll do a no make-up costume next year. And I was a gumball machine.
Thanksgiving, here we come!