6 Months

Riley - 6 Months

Riley had his 6 month checkup today. It's hard to believe it's only been six months since he was born. He's grown so much in such a short time and continues to make us smile with every new development. Going in for Riley's 6 month checkup I had some friends on my mind. Particularly a piece by my friend Stephen that he wrote back in 2011 about his son, Josiah. Stephen writes about Josiah's 6 month checkup and how it began his son's battle with cancer. It's one of Stephen's best pieces of writing and is a reminder that I'm not control of Riley's life. God is.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Stephen has set up a St. Jude fundraiser page that's running until the end of the month.

I've set up a St. Jude fundraising page that I will be linking to instead of RSS sponsors for the month of September. My goal is to raise $1,000 $2,500 $4,000 $6,000 $10,000 for the kids of St. Jude this month It takes $2 million a day to run the hospital and research center, so this is a drop in the bucket. Let's make it our drop.

Please donate to St. Jude and help end childhood cancer.


Hello from Riley!

I'd like to welcome our son to the world. Riley David Conrad was born at 11:00p on March 3rd, 2014. He's 8lb 4oz and 21 inches long. The day took some interesting twists and within 24 hours we went from needing induced this coming Wednesday to natural delivery. Both Courtney and Riley are great and the labor and delivery couldn't have gone any smoother. We've been truly blessed with our little man and you can expect to see more about him from time to time. Thanks to all of our friends and family for everything during this time.