Good news, I read that if Riley was born prematurely today she would have a >90% chance of survival. That is amazing! I am so proud of our little sweet angel. She is working so hard in there and I could't be a more proud mother! She is getting so strong.
We have spent the first half of Riley's 27th gestational week in the Big Easy. We came down here so that Andrew and my dad could run the Rock'n'Roll New Orleans Marathon. (For the record, they definitely ROCKED it!) This is Riley's first trip here (not that she will ever remember it) and boy let me tell you, this girl has been lucky enough to experience New Orleans's finest eats. I sure hope she loves food as much as I do (Riley if you don't I apologize now for making you suffer 10 months of forced eating). I am pretty sure we are eating our way through the city. Luckily, most places are walking distance so we are getting in quite a bit of exercise to help offset the extra calories.
Enough of me blabbin. Here are a few photos from our trip, and a little follow up with how we are moving along.
Andrew and me in the Hilton on St. Charles Lobby
My parents, Andrew and me at Commander's Palace last night
Family Picture in front of Liuzzo's Restaurant and Bar
I got to see my one of my favorite girls I know, Erin, and her amazing boyfriend Patrick! So good to see y'all!! xoxo
Lastly, here is a belly pic of me @ 27 weeks!
...and now I will leave you with the best part of this post. Please welcome my sweet nephew, Benjamin Andrew. Born February 18, 2013. 9 lbs., 15 oz. & 21 inches.