|Riley's 1 month birthday|
|Some day he'll be proud to wear this Jets jersey|
Riley has been a stud in his first few weeks on this earth. He's had skype dates with some of our other friends little babies, he's been on i-chat, and even had a playdate with a friend. All in all, he's had an active social life.
I think the biggest problem has been all of our friends and family. While its been great that everyone has been so supportive and wants to help us out, the problem is everyone wants to come over, like all the time. Its so hard saying no to people who want to come over and see Riley. We know the intentions are good and that he is the center of attention and we love that. But there are oh so many hours in a day and oh so many hours that the wife and I have time to do things just us. One weekend, people came over Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening. Its a lot. There is just no down time for the wife and I. And how do we say no? They arent coming to see us. Now combine that with me going out for a 3 hour run, or the wife finally being able to go to a spin class, and us having to do regular errands, and we are just spent.
A few weeks ago, I had to implement a rule that we are only allowing visitors one day a weekend and if that schedule doesnt work for people then its on them, not us. We just couldnt keep having people come every day and us not being able to do what we wanted or needed to do. The only complication this caused was multiple people came over at one time, so they were all fighting over Riley. If I thought raising a baby wasnt difficult, then having to choose who gets to hold Riley and play with him or feed him is down right impossible.
The wife and I will gladly accept those problems then what some parents have to go through. Riley is our little angel. He is happy to play little brother to Thunder, who has become his big brother protector over the past few weeks.
|Thunder being a good watchdog while Riley sleeps|
At this point, we have been looking to book a vacation around the Rev3 Half in August with the family. My mom wants to take the family away for a family vacation since we havent done that in a few years, and the plans got changed last year when we told them we were pregnant. My mom had these great New Year's plans all set up, but couldnt book the trip because of our due date. Thinking about taking Riley into the ocean, playing with him in the sand is exciting. Then to cap it off with a race, is the ultimate.
This post wouldnt be complete without a handful of pictures, so enjoy the first few weeks of Riley's life. I look forward to posting more about my little guy.
|Yes, he's very photogenic|
|Right after bath time|