Monday, August 31, 2015


We got to meet our sweet little babe on August 14th at 8:11pm.

Meet Finley R Lyman
Finley is my maiden name, and we picked it out pretty early on in my pregnancy. I had to see him to be sure that he was a Finley, but Riley has been calling him Fin since we first got pregnant. It took me a couple of days to actually fill out his birth certificate, but now we think he's totally a Finley.

We chose the letter R for his middle name after his dad and two grandpas: Riley, Rodger, and Randall (three birds with one stone!)

He's fresh from heaven and we are obsessed with him. We are "those parents" who think their kid is the cutest baby in the world. We can't help it! He just stole our hearts!

I love love love my little family and I'm so grateful for them. 

My boys

Everyone always talks about how much their love grows when they have children. I've never understood it and I never knew how I would love someone as much as I love Riley, but it's really true. Having a baby makes your heart grow so much. 

It has been kind of hard to not be getting much sleep (thanks to my mom and mother in law, I do get to take naps sometimes, which are AMAZING!!!), but it's worth it. I was nervous about being a mom because I really don't know what I'm doing, but I absolutely love it! Riley loves being a dad too and has been so helpful with the baby (refer to my Best Husband Ever post...)

He is just the sweetest babe ever and we love him so much!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

He's Coming!

Baby Lyman is definitely getting closer! It could be any day now!

Every day I want to do something fun with Riley because I suspect it will be our "last date". So far we've just had a fun week of hanging out with each other and no baby. Tonight we went to the temple for the last time for a while, and it just made me so grateful for my little family. I love Riley and we both love this little guy so much already!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

38 Weeks and Maternity Photos

We are getting so close to meeting Baby Lyman! Less than 2 weeks to his due date now, but I think that he'll probably be late. :) I don't want him to be too late, but I'm actually okay with a little more time with Riley mostly because I don't feel too uncomfortable. A lot of people feel bad for me, like, "oh, you're 38 weeks pregnant? You must be miserable and hating your life.." But I'm not. At all. Sometimes I still forget I'm pregnant (weird) until I feel him moving or try to get up from laying down (not easy!)

I think we are mostly ready, at least material-wise, and of course Riley is just plain excited. But really, how can you be ready for something this life-changing?? I definitely think too much about all of the things I don't know, which is not good.

The main bummer this week is cankles. I had had some swelling the past month or so, but when I hit 38 weeks on Wednesday, BAM! Cankles! I'm serious, my ankles are not mine anymore; they are those of a 350 pound woman and it's driving me crazy. The good news is that I don't have to try to fit my foot in a real shoe; I slip on my flip flops and it's easy. I try to elevate them, but it's not helping. I just try not to look at them. 

We took a couple of maternity photos at 36 weeks (before I felt like I was too huge).