the last week or 2 on my phone

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

sorry for the overload of photos - but i couldn't decide which photos to use and which not.

here is a day by day 'life of Riley' account of the last 2 & half weeks of his life:
28 June:  mommy's contractions started at 2am
29 June:  i'm born at 8:31pm (stay in a private room with mommy & daddy)
30 June:  me and mommy got moved to general ward
1 July:  discharged at around 6pm - uncle Henning & aunty Jolene came to pick us up
2 July:  midwife came for a house visit to check up on me & Mommy
3 July:  my umbilical cord fell off
4 July:  i showed daddy how it's done by peeing on mommy & daddy for the very first time.  midwife appointment at Lavender centre.  weight:  3.4kg (only lost 60g since birth).  i'm 5 days old.  this was also the first time we went outside & i got to be in my stokke baby carrier.
8 July:  farted in moms face & dad was so proud & he couldn't stop laughing; then i peed on my dad.
9 July:  i had my first bath in the sink & HATED it.  i cried so hard & was so sad that i had my mom in tears.
10 July:  mom & dad tried the bath thing again - this time in the room in my plastic bath & this time i LOVED it
11 July:  we went for a walk into town & while mom & dad had a coffee at cafe nero - i had some food (breastfed for the first time in public).  went for another midwife appointment, now my weight is 3.8kg.  i love my mommy's milk.
12 July:  made a video for aunty heleen in SA - for her birthday.  went for my first bus trip (we waited so long for a bus, about 45min) and my first time in my 'ferrari' (stokke pram).  we took the bus to wandsworth register office to register my birth.  as a little treat & to celebrate, we had dinner at Spur.  on our way back home i started to cry so mommy picked me up and i charmed all the people on the bus.
13 July:  made another birthday video but this time for aunty karlien.  went for my first train trip to wimbledon.  slept while mom & dad walked around.  but made sure they remembered that i'm the important one by exercising my vocals on our way back.
14 July:  uncle Henning, aunty Jolene, aunty Natalie & Zoe & Lily came for a visit
15 July:  uncle Gary, aunty Jacqui & Maddy came for a visit
16 July:  just me and mom at home today.  dad went back to work.  i decided to be a good boy since i noticed that mom was a bit sad all day.
17 July:  i wanted to show mom & dad that they should be lucky that i'm most of the time a good boy and i did this by being really difficult last night, refusing to sleep (calmed down around 3am) & all i want to do is eat, eat and eat some more.  mom thinks it was me having a growth spurt.

this weekend is wayne's birthday - let's hope the weather is great (even if it's overcast - just no rain), so that we can go to the park or go somewhere at least.

You Might Also Like


  1. Hallo sus. Is mal oor Riley se dagboek en hy is net te pragtig. Baie lief vir julle. Heleen


Like us on Facebook


Flickr Images