Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two weeks old already!


sleeping through her first photo shoot




awake time with mom


hanging out with dad


trying to keep dad from going to work...


sleeping away...



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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You're beautiful baby Riley...love, mom

Well, what an adventure the last 1.5 weeks have been. One of joy, excitement, challenge and most importantly falling more in love with my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, husband and sweet baby girl. I have been shown more of what it means in Isaiah 55, "Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David." It's amazing how a tiny life can teach me more of that steadfast, sure love that only Christ brings. I am grateful for this lesson, opportunity and privilege.

Now, for the details of our exciting weekend of baby Riley's arrival. Through the previous week, I had been feeling slight contractions, but nothing to write home about. I was able to go about my daily routine just fine. In fact the day she was born (actually the day before, but the day we left for the hospital), I worked 5 hours at the clinic, went to a housewarming party and walked around for 2 hours at the Southern home and garden show...a full day, just how I like it! That night, I had fallen asleep on the couch (nothing unusual about that!) while Daniel watched a basketball game. I was suddenly awoken by what I thought was a stong contraction, but in fact my water had broken which I later found out at the hospital. Once this happened, the contractions became fast and furious. As typical, I thought maybe we should hold out a little longer (what if this isn't it?), but Daniel made the final call (thank goodness!) to drive to the hospital once my contractions were coming every 2 minutes. By the time we were admitted, Riley quickly make it known that she was ready to join us in the world. We were admitted at 11:45 pm Saturday and she was born at 2:30 am Sunday. Praise God for a quick labor! She weighed 6 lbs 12 oz, length 20 3/4" and has a full head of McNamee hair!

And this marks the beginning of a new adventure for us...we are excited for this challenge and are relying soley on the Lord for wisdom, patience and love. We already are deeply in love with baby Riley and count it as a blessing to nurture, love and watch her grow into the woman God has already prepared her to be.

For all our friends and family, thank you for all of your support, encouragement and love through this time...we are so grateful for you! We will be sure to keep you up to date on the McNamee trio.

Friday, March 13, 2009

hanging out at home


video

video

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Week of Firsts


checking out the view from the nursery


holding mom's hand



riding/sleeping in the stroller


first walk


checking out her crib for the first time



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Little Riley Elizabeth at the hospital


5 minutes old


5 minutes old- who are you?


riley and mom


getting ready to go home

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Welcome Riley Elizabeth McNamee!


























































Welcome Riley Elizabeth McNamee!

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