Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'm Baaaaaack

Well 9 months later I finally decided to come back. We welcomed our sweet, baby girl on December 10, 2012. She weighed 8.9 lbs and was 20.5 inches long. The Lord blessed us with a good eater and an even better sleeper. Someday soon I'll share how that day went down. For now here's some pictures over the last 9 months.

Meet Riley Paige Wilbur!

 We are so blessed!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Farewell for Now

This is my last pre-baby post. Today marks 39 weeks. If she doesn't come on her own this weekend, my doctor will induce me on Monday! It's so hard to believe it's already time... this feels like the shortest pregnancy ever (which i'm very grateful for)! However, these last few weeks feel like they taken forrrrrever and I'm so ready for her to get here!! Naturally, I have become more and more uncomfortable. I've been having contractions just about every day. None that have been too consistent but still some contractions are better than none. I'm hoping maybe she'll come on her own in the next few days but if not then she will for sure be here Monday. At this point, I'm just praying she gets here safely, is healthy and that the Lord's will be done. So ADIOS blogging world! I'm sure my Sister will post pictures of her before I do, so watch for her blog update! I'll be back eventually, but I make no promises as to when.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Oh how I love Thanksgiving!! Delicious food, family and lots of thankful hearts. Normally we are either at Jeremy's parents' house or with my dad's family in Springfield, MO. This year since I would have been miserable riding in a car for 6 hours, we opted to stay here and spend it with my mom's family. It was a sweet time with family and too much good food. God has blessed me with so many things...first and foremost, Jesus. What a gift He has given in His Son. I'm so gratfeul for an intimate realationship with the Savior of the world. His grace alone is more than enough to be thankful for. Secondly, my incredible families; near and far, the one I was born into and the one I married into. Some people complain about having to spend holidays with families but it's something I so look forward to. I'll make this a short list.. so lastly, Riley, our sweet baby girl, whom I've yet to meet. Jeremy and I are so incredibly thankful God has chosen us to be her parents.

Speaking of...37 weeks and very uncomfortable. I can no longer wear my wedding rings. Sleep is a thing of the past. Comfortable pants are basically the only thing in which I find comfort. Lots of braxton hicks contractions and only one real cantraction thus far. Dr's appointment every week. The longer she waits to join us, the more unpleasant I become.. so for those of you that have to deal with me... Sorry. 19 days til her due date!!

Friday, November 16, 2012


     Today, I hit the 36 week mark! She will most likely be here in a month or less. We go on Tuesday for our 36 week check up. The dr will check to see if I have progressed any, as well as do an ultrasound. We're hoping to get an idea of how big she is...though we know it can be off quite a bit.. and hopefully some news on when our dr thinks she will arrive. Everyone seems to think she will come early. We shall see. We are in the middle of buying a house and closing (so exciting!!!!) and it looks as if closing will be the 30th of November or December 3rd. Plus, Jeremy's parents don't get in town til the 7th or 8th so for all of those reasons I'd would prefer her to atleast wait until then. My overall prayer is that she comes when she is supposed to..whether thats tomorrow or a week past her due date.
     To sum up 36 weeks... exhausting and chubby.

Monday, November 5, 2012

More Showers and Less Sleep

Holy Cow!!! I'm going to have a baby in less than 6 weeks!!!!!! It's so crazy and so exciting!!! Aside from my freaking out on how close its getting, a lot has been happening....

This past Saturday was a full day of showering Riley. That morning some sweet friends of mine threw me a breakfast shower and oh my was the food so delicious!! We had a great time talking, eating and opening presents! My sister and I then went back to my house to unload and take a quick nap. Then it was on to shower #2 for the day. We grew up at a small church in the area and there are several ladies from that church that are all really close to my mom. They were all there when each other had kids and now they all throw wedding/baby showers for all their kids. Its a precious group of ladies that have been such a blessing and incredible Godly influence in my life and I am so grateful for each of them. It was also the shower that all of mine and Jeremy's family were invited to. It was a sweet time with friends and family celebrating the soon coming little Riles.... and we got tons of good stuff for her! It was such a fun filled day and I am so very blessed to have so many people show such love for Jeremy and I and our soon to be here little girl! I also realized I didn't take any pictures from the morning shower but here are some from the afternoon shower.

From left to right: Mom, Aunt Lou-Lou(mom's sister n law), Amy (mom's sister), Chubs in the middle (me), Granny (mom's mom) and my favorite sister!
Today I am 34 weeks/3 days and only getting larger. For the first time in this whole pregnancy I am beginning to get uncomfortable. Sleeping is becoming very difficult, going to the bathroom is more frequent and you can forget about bending over. Never will I take for granted the ability to bend over and put socks on because these days it is quite humorous to watch and very exhausting to accomplish. Heartburn is becoming my greatest enemy.. oh how I loathe you heartburn. I am very grateful for my new friend Zantac who conquors the heartburn. My belly button has made itself very known and almost impossible to hide. A definite bonus in getting bigger is I know Riley is getting bigger. She is also very active. There are very few times when I'm sitting down that she doesn't move. 34 down and 6 more to go!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Last weekend was my first baby shower and it was so wonderful!!! Several ladies at Bellevue Arlington threw it for me and with the exception of my sister everyone that was there goes to Bellevue Arlington. It was a sweet time of fellowship and presents :) I couldn't believe all the great stuff we got, I guess technically its all Riley's gifts, but I definitely had fun opening them! We got some great necessities as well as some cute stuff too. It was a good combination! One of the hostess' daughter took some great pictures for us... here are a few.

This was my favorite part about the shower. each lady took a piece of red or ivory cloth and wrote a blessing or verse on it and my wonderful friend Melissa is making a quilt out of it! Here is a picture of what the quilt is starting to look like..
Sweet hostesses!
And of course mom and sister! I am so blessed to have so many ladies come and celebrate the soon coming of my our sweet baby girl! In a couple of weeks I have 2 more showers!! This kid is not going to be lacking anything! If you know me at all, you know how much I loooove getting/opening presents... I once told my mom that my spiritual gift was receiving gifts... I was a little mixed up with spiritual gifts and love language. Either way I just love presents, the thought behind the gift and the pure excitement! I know very soon presents for me will become few and far between and Riley's gifts will stack up but until she is able to open them herself, you better believe I'm going to enjoy opening them for her!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Post

        I'm not in a very creative mood..hence the exciting title of this post. But I figured I would write an update on how things are moving along for us and baby. I'm 30 1/2 weeks along and generally, feeling pretty good. My greatest complaint as of now would be the constant feeling of having to go to the bathroom. Which normally wouldn't be a problem.. however, my office is on the second floor at work and the bathroom is on the first floor. I can put off going to the bathroom for a while but only while I'm sitting down. As soon as I stand up- YIKES! I have almost wet myself more times than I would like to admit, but don't worry I have successfully made it to the bathroom every time! Heartburn.. man I despise heartburn. It also confuses me sometimes and I think I'm hungry. Trying to convince myself that the evil heartburn is telling me lies and I'm not actually hungry is very hard.. because at 10pm a bowl of honey bunches of oats sounds like it would soothe my heartburn away. Lies... its all lies.
          I am definitely getting larger as December is quickly approaching... I'm noticing more and more that I am not very aware of how far my belly sticks out because I keep running into things with it. I went to a craft show type thing this weekend and it was very crowded. I found myself trying to suck in as I walked in tight spaces... let me assure you, it did not work. I think I spent the majority of my time apologizing to people as I rammed them with the growing bulge on my stomach.
       Speaking of, my sweet girl is moving around a ton. She likes to turn and flip. Thankfully, there isn't a whole lot of kicking going on. However, if you poke at her enough, she will kick you. I will say that feeling her move is one of my absolute favorite things about this whole process! I also, ordered her custom bedding that should be here around the end of the month... I will definitely post pictures once it arrives! My first of 3 showers is this coming weekend and it feels like Christmas morning!! I am so excited to get things for her! It will definitely make all of this so much more real.

Well here's to more heartburn and hopeful bladder control!