We didn't know Tucker's birth mom was pregnant. So Riley came as a complete surprise. The state tries to keep siblings together; so it was natural for them to call us.
Here we were planning for one baby; then one became two. Tilley was due in a couple weeks. That's why people looked at Jill so funny when she carried Riley out of the hospital; she was waddling. People were looking, no, staring. We knew they were thinking, "Didn't she take care of that while she was here."
Riley was a good baby. I nick-named him "Wonder Boy". He only cried when he was hungry or something like that, slept well. Everybody wanted to hold him.
I put a blue balloon on the mailbox with a sign that said, "It's a boy."
Babies are truly a gift from the Lord.
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