Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wishing you all...

... a very Merry Holiday!!  It's that time of year again!  And this year we are especially excited to be spending our first Christmas with the most perfect little angel in the world!!  (ok not always perfect but she is the BEST!)  This year we decided to get a little bigger of a tree since it is Baby K's first Christmas. Yes I realize she doesn't know what is going on this year, but it is her very first X-mas and Mommy & Daddy are of course excited first time parents!
We also went to see Santa a few weeks ago.  As I figured, Kailyn was not liking Santa!  We told them, we gotta make this quick.  Chris quickly put her on Santa's lap without turning her around so she wouldn't see.  She slowly turned her head back and there went the face!  She didn't really scream, but I'm sure if we tortured her and left her on his lap (hey I've seen it before) then she would have.  Kailyn has this new anxiety with strange people so I had assumed Santa would definitely not be getting smiles out of her this year! ;-)
Last week we went to Lauren's house to make hand ornaments with baby Sophia and Carson.  Carson and Kailyn weren't exactly thrilled about this but little Sophia did great!  Kailyn wanted to touch the dough, but once you started pushing and holding her hand into it she acted like she was getting a shot! lol
I leave you with our Holiday card and wishes for a wonderful Holiday to everyone!!
 **You can check out more pics by clicking our Winter 2010 album.  You can also see new pics in Kailyn's 7 month album on left column of blog. **

Saturday, December 4, 2010

7 months old...

And already a world traveler!  I have been trying to write a blog since we got back from our trip to Puerto Rico with no luck.  Just not enough time in the day!  So I am using this post to write about our trip and also the past month as Kailyn just turned 7 months today.
Height and Weight: Not sure because we don't have a Dr visit this month
Sleep:  With the arrival of four new top teeth, one after another, unfortunately her bedtime routine has been a little sporadic this month.  She still goes down around 7:30-8pm but there were more than a few times that she would wake several time's through the night.  If you looked in her mouth you would understand why. :-(
Teeth:  Both bottom central incisors and now also both top central and also lateral incisors!
Food: Breast milk and many fruit and veggie purees.  We are now going to start trying some finger foods too!

This past month started with our trip to PR. Mommy was nervous (to say the least) about taking Kailyn to PR.  Mainly the flying part, but also because we had never been and had no idea what to expect! Well Kailyn did AMAZING! Mommy and Daddy were SO proud!  She was so good the whole trip!  The flight there I nursed her (as many of you recommended I do, thanks!) when we took off.  She fell asleep for a few minutes but then woke up when the pilot came over the speaker. After that we just entertained her with toys and stuff.  The flight is just over 2 hours so it's not so bad.  I couldn't imagine flying somewhere that is much longer than that.  It was also a 2 1/2 hour drive to the hotel from the airport.  She slept part of the way and didn't get fussy until the last 15 minutes.  The rest of the trip she was great also!  My arms were ready to fall off by the end of the trip, though! lol  Everything is going up/down stairs since you are in the mountains.  The hotel they had the wedding at where we stayed was also all stairs, no elevators in PR.  Of course Kailyn was happy about this.  Little booger LOVES to be held.
The weather was beautiful while we were there.  We went to the beach Friday, which was the wedding day.  This was Kailyn's first time at a beach.  She wasn't so sure at first but ended up having a good time.  And of course she LOVED the pool @ the hotel even though it was pretty dang cold.  She just loves the water! (as you can see from this video from PR)
The wedding was also beautiful and they couldn't have asked for more perfect weather.  Unfortunately I didn't really get too many pics because Chris was the Best Man and it's a little difficult to hold a 6 month old and take pictures with an SLR camera.  They did have an amazing photographer who of course I'm sure got more than enough pics of everything.  The flight home also went smoothly.  Because it was a night flight right at her bed time she slept the whole way home.  She did get a bit cranky on the car ride to the airport, but who can blame her.  At that point I was sick of driving too!  Click here to see Puerto Rico pictures
As I mentioned above, this month also brought many new teeth for Kailyn! Dr M was right at her 6 month visit. She was definitely getting all four top teeth in at once.
Look @ those teefers!
As you can see from this pic taken about 2 weeks ago, the top two right teeth had already broken through.  The next central tooth came through last week and we are pretty sure the lateral top is just broken or about to break through.  It looks like it has but I still can't feel it so I think it hasn't all the way yet. I have felt so bad for her this past month.  I can't imagine it has been fun getting all four of her top teeth in in one month.  But considering how uncomfortable it must be she really has been a trooper!
This month was also Kailyn's first Thanksgiving.  Daddy had off and we went to Nana's for some Turkey dinner.  Everyone ate way too much and we all had a great time.  Kailyn had fun spending time with her cousins Cody and Hayden and at the end of the night she got to share a bath with her cousins.
Rub a dub dub, three cousins in a tub!

Kailyn started trying to crawl as soon as she turned 6 months.  We thought for sure by 7 months she would be.  Not so much.  She has been able to get on all fours in the crawling position for weeks now, but then goes to move and falls flat into her "fish out of water" position, as we like to call it.  Here is a quick video Daddy got of Kailyn a week ago.  It's pretty funny to watch.  And of course after she fall's she gets very pissy and wants you to sit her back up....were she then proceeds to do it all over again.  Now I don't want to rush the crawling milestone, as I know when this happens Mommy and Daddy will really be on there feet.  But this repetitive up down , up down has me wanting to pull out my hair! lol  She now hates being on her stomach but yet ends up that way every time she sits down as she wants to crawl SO bad!
We also went to the Broward County Fair this month with a few friends.  I attempted to take Kailyn on the Merry Go Round again and this time she loved it!
She kept smiling and making these faces.  It was so funny.  You can see a few more pics in her 6 month album.

We are still having the issue with Kailyn only wanting me at night.  She screams at the top of her lungs if I am not there.  This makes going out a bit difficult.  We had Chris's Christmas party a week ago and my Mom came to watch her.  She was able to finally get her to fall asleep after crying for 45 minutes.  But then Kailyn woke up at 11pm and would not go back to sleep.  So when we got home at 12:30am Mommy put her to bed.  She has been waking up a few times after you put her down the past month from her teeth bothering her.  Chris will go in and try to comfort her but she just screams and punches until I come in.  She then buries her head into my shoulder and falls back to sleep.  She doesn't even try to nurse, so it doesn't have anything to do with BFing.  Hopefully this is just another phase and she will soon grow out of it.

Kailyn just got over her first real cold. We went for our first "sick" Dr visit this past Monday.  She had had a green runny nose since Thanksgiving morning so we decided it was time to see the Dr..  He checked her out and noticed what looked like a possible infection starting in her left ear.  He said there was a 25% chance it would go away on it's own, and because of her age he felt we should go ahead and treat her with an antibiotic.  And since we didn't even realize her ear was infected as she was not pulling at it, ect., we thought it would be best to give her the medicine so it did not get worse.  Our Vicks humidifier we got for our shower has been the best during the past week.  I would definitely recommend for sick babies!  Also saline spray is great and these boogie wipes my Mom had given me before she was born.  They are just moist with saline water but also have a grape fragrance smell to them and help keep her nose from getting too raw from regular tissues.

We have been trying different foods still.  We sometimes have difficulty getting her to eat for us. She just doesn't seem to want it sometimes. The weird thing is her sitter always says how good she eats for her.  We just started giving her food when taking her to Miss Pam.  And she eats more than half of what she would eat for Chris or I.  Some days are better than others.  It's all trial and error still.  I still give her some home made puree, but also some organic store bought stuff too.  Gerber, Happy Baby and Earth's Best are a few we have tried.  We also just brought some Sprout food to try.  And we are going to try some Yo Baby yogurt tomorrow morning!

As usual I am sure there are plenty of new things we have discovered this month with this most amazing little girl that I have left out.  She may be a hand full at time's but not a day goes by that she doesn't bring a smile to our face and laughter in our home.♥

I would also like to say a quick Congrats to Kailyn's Uncle and Aunt on the arrival of their new baby girl, Kaydence Taylor Abramczyk.  She was born Thursday, December 2nd.  Kailyn is so happy to have another cousin to play and grow up with!

**You can click Kailyn's 6 month album on top left of blog too see pictures from this past month.  You can also click here to see more pics from Thanksgiving in Holidays 2010 album

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy half B-day Baby K!

Height: 26 inches
Weight: 16 pounds 10 ounces
Food: Breast milk and we have now tried home made pureed carrots, peas, green beans, sweet potato, avocado, banana, applesauce, butternut squash and peaches.  Also organic store bought prunes and pears.
Sleep: Usually goes down around 7:30-8pm and up to nurse at 5-6am, then back down until 7:30-8am 
Teeth: Still just the bottom two but Dr. says not one, not two but FOUR more on the top very soon!

There is a quote that I heard many times during my pregnancy.
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
~Elizabeth Stone
For those that have children you know just how very true this is.  Even while pregnant you can't completely understand the truth behind this until you have your little creation in your arms each waking morning.  It is pure bliss.  I now can't even comprehend life without her.  Every day is something new that brings a smile to our faces.  Our world revolves around her and makes you forget about the unimportant.
This past month Kailyn has perfected sitting up as I mentioned in previous post.  She is now well on her way to crawling!!  As much as I can't wait to watch how cute she will be when she really starts to bob herself around, I also know that means time for Mommy and Daddy to be on there feet!  So I am not wishing to rush this new milestone at all! However she wants to be on the move very badly.  She is constantly getting into the crawling position.  One leg is still keeping her from all fours and moving at the same time.  She gets up and finally drags the last leg out and BAM.....down she goes.  This is when she gets really pissy that she now can't get the toy she was trying to get.  Let me tell you, this little 6 month old already has quite the attitude! Uh, Oh! ;-/  
This past month was also Kailyn's first time going to a carnival.  We met my friend Lauren and her son Carson (Kailyn's future B-friend) there.  We tried to go on the Merry-Go-Round with the kiddies but they weren't too thrilled about that! lol Kailyn screamed the whole time.  She really wasn't in the mood for the carnival anyways.  We didn't go until almost 7pm and she likes to have her bath and be in bed by 8pm.  She thinks she is Cinderella. ;o)  Can't complain most of the time about that, though.  It is nice during the week to have her in bed by 8pm.  Gives us a chance to do things we need to do or just relax and watch some TV.

Kailyn's 6 month check up went great.  She got the flu vaccine since she will be going to Puerto Rico with us for Chris's brothers wedding.  He said we should now start feeding her twice a day.  She is still not a big fan of most things we have tried.  She does love her Avocado.  It is so funny how she acts when we feed her that and then how she acts for every other food.  Some nights she will eat really good and then other nights you can barely get three bites in.  We aren't rushing anything so we will just continue to try things each day.  She is still getting most of her nutrients from BM.  Dr. also told us we should start trying to practice with the sippy cup.  I have heard from many friends that this will be trial and error.  Every baby will take to a different sippy cup.  You just have to try several until you find one they like.  So we will see how this goes. Dr. M also said he sees four teeth that look like they could be coming through very soon.  The past few day's since her appointment you can really see one that I am thinking will break through tonight or tomorrow.  It is SO close.  He also said she may look like baby Dracula for a little while as it looks like her "fangs" canines, might come in first!  This is not as common but is possible.  But he also said that as usual sometimes it will look like a tooth is coming and it could still be weeks before anything happens.  All I know is Kailyn has ended up in our bed twice this week and she hasn't done that in months.  These teeth are really bothering my poor baby girl. :-(

This past month we have tried doing a few sleep overs at Nana's house.  This was because we originally were not going to bring Kailyn with us to PR.  Unfortunately Kailyn has started this separation anxiety when it comes to me no being there at night.  She screams (I mean SCREAMS) and refuses to eat.  Even now at home when Chris tries to put her down she wants nothing to do with it.  She will scream and yell until I take her from him.  Then she immediately buries her head into my shoulder and starts to fall asleep.  She is not doing this to be a brat, she is still just a baby.  A baby who wants her Mommy. I don't necessarily think of that as a bad thing. I love her with all my heart also.
"The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected."
-Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Of course I also realize we need to continue to have my Mom or Chris try to put her down to bed so that she can eventually realize that someone else can put her to bed and Mommy will still be there the next day.  I just don't think a good time to try this is when I will be in PR for four nights and unable to just run home if things get worse.  Plus I would also be miserable if I knew she is at home crying and not eating while I am so far away.

Kailyn has also started to say Momma the past week!  She does not know what Momma means yet, but if you say it she will repeat it over and over again.  She is SO cute when she says it too.  She pulls her lips in to make the M sound and then it's Momma, Momma, Momma! I just LOVE it! The other day before I left for work all I hear is Momma, Momma! It is the best and I can only imagine will be just amazing when she is actually saying it to me when she wants her Momma. ♥  I have a video of her saying it but haven't had a chance to upload.  I will try to when we get back from PR.

I'm sure as usual there is much I am leaving out as every day is something new with Kailyn.  But I really must go get some sleep in case someone is up all night again with her teeth!  
I leave you with a verse from a country song, "Little Moments" by Brad Paisly, that I think says it perfectly.

When she's layin' on my shoulder on the sofa in the dark
And about the time she falls asleep so does my right arm
And I want so bad to move it 'cause it's tinglin' and it's numb
But she looks so much like and angel that I don't wanna wake her up
Yeah I live for little moments
When she steals my heart again and doesn't even know it
Yeah I live for little moments like that

***New pics have been added to Kailyn's 5 month album.  Click picture on left side of blog that says Kailyn 5 months.  You can also see a few pictures in her new 6 month album by CLICKING HERE***

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This time last year.....

......I was entering second trimester and finally starting to show off a little baby bump! I was so excited I was exiting the, is she pregnant or just fat stage.  And now I am overly joyed to be spending my favorite Holiday with my beautiful little girl! Unfortunately Daddy is on shift Halloween, so we will probably go Trick or Treating with cousins Cody and Hayden for a little while.  I'm not expecting her to last long at this age.  Just a quick stroll around the block.  On Saturday we will be going to Countryside Shops for their annual Trick or Treating in the shops and also we will be entering Kailyn in the costume contest. *fingers crossed she wins!*  Daddy will be able to go to that with us.  And of course I wanted to show you all the rest of her picture's we had done together.  Can you believe I had her outfit made for $30!! Found this lady on ebay who makes Tutu outfits just like hers, but of course pinks and purples.  I had gotten the idea online from a boutique who wanted $70 for a witch tutu outfit similar to hers!! So I asked this lady if she could do the tutu in green, purple and black tulle and do the top black.  I sent her a pic of what I had in mind.  She wrote me back and said that would be fine and even said she had a hat she had made last year for a lady who canceled her order.  So she gave me that too!
Then I came across an outfit on Party City that looked so similar to her witch costume.  I ordered it for myself and it matched perfect.  So THEN of course Mommy just had to get our pics taken together!  I had a coupon for a really cheap deal @ JC Penny's and off we went. 
So I present to you The Abramczyk Witches of 2010! :-))

A few days ago was also Kailyn's first time in the big girl tub!! She just does NOT fit in her little tub anymore!  She did pretty good but is still a little to unstable yet.  When she starts going crazy with her toys she tends to still topple over.  So Nana gave us her tub she had.  We will use that for the next few weeks until she is a pro at sitting up all alone.
Another quick update.  Unfortunately last week was Kailyn's last week with Miss Sara and her daughter Lily (Lily is one).  My friend Sara has been watching Kailyn for us since she was 9 weeks old.  Kailyn had grown very fond of her and we are sad to see her go.  Sara will be introducing a new baby into the world very shortly so she will have her hands quite full very soon!
Kailyn also just adored her daughter Lily.  Funny story, one day before I was leaving for work I saw Lily holding Kailyn's teether.  Kailyn started opening her mouth and Lily was holding it for her to put in her mouth! So sweet.  Anyways this past Sunday we were all @ Kailyn's Great-Grandparents house for G-Grandpas B-day.  Cousin Cody grabbed Kailyn's teether and started waiving it in the air.  And what would you know, Kailyn opens her mouth leaning forward like a puppy for Cody to put it in her mouth! So funny!!  Anyways thank you again SO MUCH for everything Sara!! And best wishes to you and your "soon to be" family of four! 
 Another friend of mine referred to me the lady that watches her son.  She actually runs a daycare at her house.  Called Miss Pams Playhouse.  She has a HUGE house and a big playroom with TONS of toys for the kiddies to play with.  She is really nice and very organized and anal.  Like I am which is good. ;o)  Monday was Kailyn's first day with Miss Pam.....things did NOT go so well.  She was there a full day because Chris was on shift.  8:20-5:30pm.  She only ate 6 ounces all day!! (Kailyn is usually a very good eater)  She kept crying on and off all day. :*(  When I picked her up her little eyes were all red.  BROKE MY HEART! I think I cried more that day than I did my first day back at work!!  Miss Pam even called me at lunch to say she thought something was wrong with Kailyn.  I think she thought I dropped her off sick or something.  Could not understand why she was acting SO miserable.......until I arrived to pick her up.  Kailyn started smiling.  Then she gave me the two ounces that were still in the bottle she was trying to feed her.  And she started gulping it down! Miss Pam says, I see how it is you lil booger!!! Your fine!! She just couldn't believe this little 5 1/2 month old had her fooled into thinking something was really wrong when in reality it was just that she wanted her Mommy.  My little drama queen.  Maybe I will put her into acting! lol  Anyways the next day when I dropped her off she started to cry and push to get away from Miss Pam while she was holding her.  But Miss Pam said after an hour she started to warm up and play with the other little girl that was there that day.  When Daddy picked her up @ 2pm she was all smiles.  Daddy also took home something Kailyn had made that day.  It was art day (Miss Pam tries to do different activities with them) and Kailyn made Mommy & Daddy her first artwork!  Here is a pic Daddy sent Mommy of Kailyn's artwork that now hangs proudly on our fridge.
When I dropped her off this morning, again she started to whine a little.  Mommy gave her a kiss and told her she would be fine.  Kailyn loves other babies so I know after a few weeks she probably will want to stay and play instead of coming home!  (my friends son that goes there is like that)  I mean the lady has a toddler roller coaster!  Why would they want to come home?! lol
 Lastly thank you again to Nana, Grandpa, Great Nana A. and Great Grandpa & Grandma M for Kailyn's 1st Halloween cards and gifts (I added to her piggy bank).  She is one lucky little girl to be so loved!! 

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch and another milestone

 Today we decided to take Kailyn for her 1st trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  We went in the morning to try and get pics before the big crowd.  I drove by yesterday during the day and there were cars lined up and down the whole street! We got there just before 9:30am and it was PERFECT.  Not too many people.  Kailyn was such a good girl, as she usually is in the mornings.  At first she was very serious about the whole thing (as you can see in the pics) but then she had a blast.  She kept wanting to eat the pumpkins! lol Cousins Cody and Hayden also met us at the PP.  It was hard but we actually got a couple cute pics of the three of them together.  And poor Cody had an ear infection so he was not feeling the best.  You can check out many more pics of all the kids by clicking here for Pumpkin Patch pics.

Mommy and Kailyn took some pics together for Mommy's favorite holiday, Halloween.  I haven't gotten them all back yet but here is one of them.  We are both witches and our outfits ended up matching almost perfect.  I had a coupon so I just had to go get our picture taken together! The portrait studio normally does not open until 10am but the lady was nice enough to offer to start @ 9:20am so that the pictures don't run into Kailyn's morning nap time.  Unfortunately Kailyn decided to wake up at 7am instead of her usual 8am wake up time.  So by the time we got there and started taking pics @ 9:30am she wanted nothing to do with any of it!! Not to mention she wasn't thrilled with wearing her adorable costume! ;-)  That being said, we did manage to still get a few cute pics but nothing as good as we could have gotten as Kailyn is usually a much easier baby to get to smile. 
The other big milestone is that Kailyn can now sit up all on her own!! She has been doing the "tripod" since she was 4 months.  Just a few days after she turned 5 months she started sitting straight up with no hands.  Every day she gets better and stronger.  She still can't totally sit up from laying down on her own.  But if you sit her up somewhere she can hold it very well! Some of her "big girl" toys now are so much more interesting now that she can sit up and play with them.  And it is a lot more helpful to Mommy and Daddy now that we can sit her down somewhere when we go out instead of worrying about what we will sit her in.  The other day I was outside watering the plants and I plopped her down in the grass.  She loved it!  She just sat there and watched me.  Smiling and trying to get the dogs attention so they would come over to her.  She just LOVES her doggies.  When they start playing and wresting around she laughs and laughs at them.

**You can check out more pics of Kailyn sitting up and playing in her 5 month album**

Saturday, October 9, 2010

5 month update

Height: 25 3/4 inches (76%)
Weight: 15 pounds 13 ounces (71%)
Sleep: Goes down around 7:30-8pm, wakes to nurse around 5-6am and then back to sleep until 7:30-8am
Food: Breast Milk and just trying some food! So far Bananas, Avocado, Applesauce and Peas
Teeth: Still just the bottom two

Wednesday we went to the Dr. for Kailyn's 5 month check up.  Doctor said she is doing great.  When he came in Kailyn was sitting up on the table (Mommy had her hand right next to her ;-)).  He said it was great that she was already trying to sit up.  Some babies don't start trying to do this until the next month or two.  She has been sitting up for the past few weeks.  Never for very long and she also can't get to the sitting up position on her own.  But she is making progress.  We practice a little every day and she loves to be sitting up.  Problem is that she starts to slouch over more and more as she gets tired and then ends up spitting up a little if you don't pick her up.  She could care less about the spit up of course! lol 
Kailyn only got one shot this visit and she was such a big girl about it!  The nurse stuck her and then started to inject the vaccine.  Kailyn was just starting to let out a little cry when the nurse said all done! She stuck a band aid on real fast and I picked her up and hugged her and that was it.  No more tears and she started her babbling again.  She is very talkative lately!
 Some new exciting news, we started trying some food!! We started a few days before she turned 5 months.  This is what we have tried up to today.  Bananas, Oatmeal, Applesauce, Cantaloupe, Peas and Avocado.  The cantaloupe we have only used in her net and she loves it! (you can see pics in her 4 month album)
We are waiting about 3 days in between each food.  So far she has had everything home made except the peas.  Those were Gerber organic peas.  For those of you that would like to make your own baby puree I have found this website to be very helpful. Whole some baby food  So far she loved the banana.  Unfortunately it also made her not poop for 3 days which freaked Mommy and Daddy out! For some reason after trying oatmeal (didn't care for it) we decided to try banana.  We had been use to her daily 3-4 times a day pooping. Now that we have introduced something other than BM that has definitely changed! The doctor said this was fine.  That unless she seems uncomfortable it is actually ok if she only goes every 3-5 days!  If she does seem uncomfortable we can always give her baby prunes or add an ounce of apple juice to a bottle of BM.  After not going for 3 days she finally went right before we were leaving for her Dr appointment.  We think she would have easily been over 16 pounds if it wasn't for this poop! lol  Chris described it as mud with algae on it! OMG! Definitely not what we are used to!  It's crazy how such a small amount of food can change her poop so much! ;-)~
So back to the food.  She also seemed to like the Avocado which is the newest food we just tried.  She was not a fan of the peas.  She also wasn't sure about the applesauce.  As of now we are only feeding her once a day.  Usually in the evening around 6pm.  I don't think we are going to start twice a day for another few weeks.  Her Dr said textbook says baby only needs breast or formula the first 6 months of life.  Since we started food at 5 months it's ok to just feed her some once a day.  Once she is 6 months we should start twice a day feedings and then move to 3x a day.  So for now it's just a little extra evening treat.  And Mommy is feeling a little better that she seems to like a few things already.  Now when we go to Puerto Rico next month she will be eating twice a day. This way it's more likely that I will have enough BM frozen for my Mom to give Kailyn, along with the food, while we are gone.  I am really not able to put a side much BM anymore to freeze.  She is eating as much as I'm producing now.  My little porker.
This past month Kailyn has also been so much more coordinated with her hands.  She grabs and holds everything now!  If you have a drink in your hand, she wants it! Now when we go out to eat, if she gets fussy and one of us has to hold her, its a lot hard to eat!  She wants to grab anything you have!  I said to Chris, what happened to our little baby who would just lay in our arms and stare?!?  She changes so much every day!  Getting stronger and smarter.  Her weird little noises she made are now turning into vowels and consonants.  She also is getting a little bored with some of her younger toys and wants to play with the bigger girl toys! ;-)  She loves to bang them so they make noise or light up.  Mommy has been shopping lately for some of these new bigger girl toys.  But I have also started putting things away as Christmas is right around the corner.  Which we are extremely excited for her 1st Christmas!
As we were leaving her Dr he said, see you in a month for her 6 month check up.  This totally blew me away!! 6 months?!?  Where is the time going?!?  And this is why every day I try to take in every little thing she does.  As I have learned all to well that they really do just grow up way too fast!!

Also wanted to say HAPPY 1ST B-DAY to Kailyn's little boyfriend Carson! I can hardly believe he is one already. :*)

***As usual you can check out the many pics Mommy has taken of Kailyn.  Click the 5 month album on my blog.  You can also view all her pics in her 4 month album too***

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Crib and First Vacation

I have been meaning to do a new post since our vacation last weekend but just haven't been able to find the time!  And now our baby girl is going to be 5 months old already tomorrow!  We go for her Dr appointment on Wednesday so I will update all her stats then.

Shortly after Kailyn turned 4 months old we decided it was time to try her out in her crib.  She had been sleeping in our room in her pack n play.  Of course I had a feeling this was going to be harder on Mommy than her, as many friends had told me.  And it was.  She did great!  First couple nights she woke up a little earlier than normal but by the end of the week she was perfectly fine in her crib.  And Mommy was doing much better too. ;o)  Our video monitor has been GREAT with this new sleeping arrangement and I am not sure I could have adjusted so well without it.  The first few night's I fell asleep staring at her sleeping.  She makes a lot of noises while sleeping and if it wasn't for the video monitor I would have been up and checking on her way too many times.  And probably waking her up in the process.  I am very thankful for our friends that recommended this monitor to us.  You can actually see her better on the monitor (it has night vision) than you can when you walk in to check on her in the dark.

We also went on our first vacation as a family of three last weekend!  We went to stay at Hawks Cay resort in the Keys.  They were having "Heros" special for all Firefighters, Police, Military and Nurses.  The rooms that are normally very expensive were a deal we couldn't pass up.  So we went and stayed Friday and Saturday night.  We met our friends Wes and Jamie and also my little BIL & SIL there.  It was a short vacation that ended WAY to soon!  I'll admit, I was a bit nervous about taking Kailyn with us for her first vacation and also first time sleeping away from home.  I had even tried getting my Mom to come to help out! lol  I know, I know.  But Kailyn did GREAT!! She was soooooo good! Daddy kept saying how proud of her he was.  She of course loved spending the day by the pool. She is already turning into such a water baby.
Can't get enough!
She took a few little naps under the umbrella by the pool.  Click here  to see all the pics from our trip.
Some new things this past month.
She has started holding her own bottle.
She is now a pro at rolling over both tummy to back and back to tummy.  Put her on her back and she rolls right on over!
She is starting to sit up a little better every day.  Still not on her own, but one day soon.
She loves her jumper now and can actually bounce herself up and down. 
She also loves her new exersaucer passed down to her from cousins Cody and Hayden.
She loves standing on the counter in our bathroom with Daddy talking to herself in our big mirrors and trying to walk on the counter.  This has become a nightly routine before bath.  As soon as you bring her in there she starts shrieking and babbling away.
We started using her food nets this month.  We have put cantaloupe, banana, honey dew and ice in it.  She loves it all.  I think she also just really likes it on her gums.  They have really been bothering her lately.  We figure she will have a third tooth before we know it!
We have also started putting her in the highchair when we go out to ear.  At first I think she was still too small and not able to sit up well enough.  Each week, though, she is getting better and better.  Just this morning when we went to breakfast she did great in it.
We still go for our evening walks.  She loves our walks and I am not sure what we will do in a few weeks when the time changes.  Mommy will just have to try and be ready to take our walk a little earlier.  Maybe before dinner.  7pm will definitely be too dark very soon.
We just finished our first free 6 weeks of class at Nova.  Kailyn really loves class and even smiles now when we walk in the door.  She remembers things now and even some of the songs.  Chris made me sing one of the songs to her that we learned our first class. (Everybody knows I love my toes) We learn a new song each week. Anyways as soon as I start singing this song she gets a big smile on her face because she remembers it.  She also I think is starting to know her name.  She is definitely at that age now where she is remembering things and especially people.  Next week starts the remaining 6 weeks of class which we signed up for.  We had to pay for these but it is well worth it as Kailyn really enjoys class.
This past month we were able to meet up with my BF Dana and her two girls who came down to visit.  I only wish Dana lived closer so the girls could play together more.  We also went to dinner with Aunt Olivia and Kelly for Kelly's 30th B-day.  Just us girls.  Kailyn had so much fun spending time with her Auntie Liv.
This past month we also thought Kailyn was catching her first cold. :-(  She was horribly congested.  We got out her humidifier.  Saline spray and her nose sucker had become our new best friend!  Poor baby would wake up from being SO congested! After a few days of this, however, we began to questions her runny nose.  She was acting fine.  No fever or pulling at her ears in pain.  A few friends had said their babies suffered runny noses while teething before their top teeth came in.  Her snot was always clear and we realized this new congestion may just be related to her teeth.  She is constantly putting things in her mouth to bite on.  Some days she is fine and others you can tell her gums are REALLY bothering her.  It's funny because her first three months Mylicon was our best friend.  Now teething tablets are!  A few friends recommended the Hylands Homeopathic teething tablets and they are great!  We prefer to use these but sometimes she has a really bad day so we will give her a little Tylenol which turns her into a new baby.  I feel so bad sometimes.  They say teething can be really painful for them at times.  All my friends had told me how teething is NO fun.  Well as usual they were right!  But it's part of growing up and something we don't want to miss out on as horrible as it is at times.  Things just pass by too quickly not to enjoy each moment. 
That is all I can remember for now.  I am sure there is so much more, as every day with her something new and amazing happens!  I just can't even believe she will be 5 months old tomorrow!! She is at such a fun age right now as my Mom always says.  She does something new every day that will have Mommy and Daddy smiling and laughing.  I never knew the love of a daughter could be so strong before I had her.  It really does make you appreciate your own mother so much more....♥
**You can click on Kailyn's 4 month album on the left side of blog to see all the many, many pics Mommy has taken of Kailyn this month**

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baby girl is 4 months old!

Height: 25 inches
Weight: 14 pounds 13 ounces
Sleep: Goes down around 8-8:30pm, wakes to nurse around 5am and then back to sleep until 7:30-8am
Food: Breast Milk

Kailyn's 4 month check up was another good Dr. visit.  She is doing great and was in the 70th percentile for both height and weight.  He was surprised when he looked in her mouth to find her two new teeth!  I told him she still is acting fussy the last few days and he said she is probably working on yet another tooth.  She got four vaccines this visit.  The same one's she got at her 2 month visit.  Three shots and the Rota virus which is given orally.  The first shot she didn't even cry but once the nurse gave her the second and then third she started to scream.  Once the nurse was done Mommy picked her up she immediately stopped crying.  Then she started babbling away!  She also did great the rest of the day.  Our appointment was at 9am.  We were worried how she would be because after her 2 month shots she was super fussy that night and ended up in bed with us.  This time she did great!  She started to get a little fussy around 2pm so I tried nursing her. She pacified for a little until she fell asleep.  Took an hour nap and then woke up in a great mood.  We did give her some Tylenol right before this nap.  Then around 6pm we took her temp and it was 99.9.  This is still normal (anything under 100.4 rectally) but her normal temp usually is 98.4 so we gave her another dose of Tylenol just in case she was starting to get a slight fever. (this can happen from the shots)  She went to bed that night at her normal time and was fine.  Mommy and Daddy were so proud of our lil girl!
We also asked Dr. M about starting foods.  He still suggests waiting. He said there is no reason to start foods now as the nutritional value of what she is getting already from the BM is best. He said if she was behind in weight or not sleeping well at night then he might suggest starting with a little cereal or oatmeal. So for now we will wait. Especially since I do agree with a few friends that it is probably best to wait until she is sitting up unsupported. BUT I think it is only a matter of time before that happens!  As you can see from the pic below Kailyn is now a tripodin baby! lol  She is sitting up on her own a little longer every day.  We have to sit her up, though, so she still has a little ways to go.  I'm not going to rush anything.  She is already growing up too fast for Mommy as it is!! Dr. M also said if we did want to start with fruit and veggies that is fine but probably better to wait on that till 5-6 months anyways.  So we will see.

This past month Kailyn went to the Firehouse to visit Daddy and the guys.  You can check out a few pics I took of her with Daddy on the Firetruck.  She is still too young but I can't wait to take her when she can really enjoy getting on the Big Red Engine!
Some other new things this past month.  Well you already saw from my last post Kailyn is the proud owner of her first two teeth.  She also has started holding her own bottle!  I haven't seen this yet as I very rarely feed her from the bottle.  My friend Sara that watches Kailyn has sent me a few picture mails where Kailyn is holding her own bottle.  Such a big girl!  She is trying to hang with Sara's daughter Lily.  She loves watching Lily and enjoys her days with Sara and Lily.  She will be very sad to see them go next month. :*( Sara is expecting baby number two so unfortunately will not be able to continue to watch Kailyn.  We have two sitters we are going to meet with to see about watching Kailyn.  We are going to meet with the one lady tomorrow.  She was referred to me by my friend Krystle.  She watches Krystle's son and I think one or two other babies.  So hopefully we like one of them and will start taking Kailyn there 2-3 days a week when neither I nor Chris can watch her.
We are still going to our class at Nova.  Kailyn really enjoys it.  I think it is great for her to interact with all the other babies and we do different activities each class.  She is developing such a personality now.  She laughs more now.  I just can't get enough of her laugh.  It is so weird how it is like the sweetest noise I have ever heard.  I feel like I can't get enough of it.  She also can be quite talkative at times.  She will just babble away!  She also is starting to recognize and remember people now.  As soon as Sara and Lily come over in the morning she hears them or sees them and is all smiles!  And of course the same thing when Mommy or Daddy come home.  The morning is the best.♥ As soon as her little head starts to stick up I say good morning and she is all smiles.  Or as Daddy always says, all gums! Well now he says, all gums and two teeth! lol
The breastfeeding is still going great.  From the day I started I had no idea how long I would be able to do it.  And I still don't.  It is definitely now always easy but in the end so rewarding for her.  Not a day goes by where I don't think how much easier it would be to carry around the formula and a bottle when we go out.  Instead I try to feed her before so I don't have to breastfeed her in public.  This is also getting harder now that she is older because she HATES the cover.  A few moms that breastfed for at least 6 months or longer told me this would happen.  I could always pump, which I do sometimes, but I try to nurse her as often as possible when I am not working to keep up my milk supply.  The other day we went out on the boats and my Mom watched Kailyn.  I had to bring my pump and pump on the boat!!  Not to mention you can't exactly go out drinking for the night with friends.  Sure I could always pump and dump but I hate to have to take from my supply in the freezer.  She is eating a lot now and I am just pumping enough at work to keep up with her.  I am rarely still putting any in the freezer.  But as much as some days I just want to say enough I keep it up for her because I really am just not ready.  It's tough but not that much of a burden to not be worth it for her.  Plus I was just sick for the second time since she was born and again she did not catch my cold!  So she really must be getting my immunities!  Actually I think she is taking ALL of mine! lol  I seem to be getting sick all the time now ever since I got PG!
I think I have covered everything.
Here are a few of her Love/Hates
Loves her evening walks in her stroller
Loves her new Sophie teether giraffe
Love/Hate relationship still with her car seat but she is doing much better now
Loves her bath time but...
Hates lotion after bath still!  Chris tells her people pay for these kind of massages! lol
Loves watching her doggies play.  She will just sit there and laugh at them
Loves to be outside.  If she is really fussy we will just take her out back and sit on the patio and she calms down.
Hates to be ignored for more than a few minutes
Loves her new jumper
Loves to go in the pool
Loves wearing her shades outside so she can see better! :-)
Loves to watch her Baby Einstein

There are many more but it's time for Mommy to go to bed to get her own rest!  Hope everyone has a great weekend and also Happy Grandparents Day tomorrow to all the wonderful Grandparents out there!
**You can click the album on left side of blog to see all her pics from her 3 and 4 months albums**

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kailyn's new addition"s"!!

Yep that's right, two new teeth! One after another. And it looks like she may already be working on a third one!!! It does run in the Magrone family, though. Cousins Cody and Hayden had their first tooth BEFORE they were even 3 months!! She may look more like Daddy but has Magrone in her after all! lol
First one started coming in we think last Friday or Saturday. And now the second one just came through.
She did NOT want Mommy taking a picture of her new teeth! Took four hands but we finally snapped a pic this morning. First one is of us still trying to pry her mouth open and the 2nd pic is her teeth! Poor baby has been so fussy and uncomfortable. Sara (our friend who watches Kailyn) even made a comment yesterday that Kailyn was "testing her skills"! lol  She can usually get Kailyn to take her naps better than anyone.  But poor baby was so miserable again yesterday.  She seems to be a little better today but there is definitely something else going on....maybe another very soon! Mommy is getting a bit nervous! lol She has nipped me a little but nothing bad so far, thank goodness!! Maybe we will have to re think starting foods along with the breast milk! lol  We were going to wait until 5 or 6 months even though many Moms start @ 4 months. We will be talking to Dr M at her 4 month check up next week to see about skipping the carbs (cereal) and going straight to more healthy veggies and fruits. (Mommy plans to try making her own @ home) One of our friends did that so we will see! We will keep everyone posted as our little girl grows up "too quickly" before our eyes!

Monday, August 30, 2010

First day of class, first boat ride, first tooth Oh my!

So many new firsts for Kailyn the past few weeks!  First boat ride, first day of class and the biggest first...........a very first little tooth!!!!!!!!!!

Last week was Kailyn's first day of class.  This is the one I mentioned awhile back that is @ Nova Southeastern and the class is called Learn Together Play Together.  The group she is with is ages 6 weeks to 3 months.  The next class starts at 4 months old to 8 months.  They have this class available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Well the class was SOOOOO full they have now opened one on Tuesday and were asking us if anyone could switch to that class.  Unfortunately we can't because Wednesday is the only day I have off besides the weekend.  There was close to 30 Moms and babies at class last week!! I'm not even exaggerating!  That is way too many.  I can't even imagine what the Saturday class looks like.  So we will see when we go to class again this week if it is any less crowded.  Aside from that we had such a GREAT time!  Kailyn was loving all the babies!! She didn't even want to play with any of the toys during free time.  She just wanted to stare at what the other babies were doing.  She was so happy the whole class. (it's from 2:45-4pm)  Just staring around at everyone.  My nosey little girl, gotta love her! Everyone introduced themselves, their baby and how old baby is.  Then we sang a few songs together and then had some time to play with all the different toys, ect..  Can't wait for class again this week!

Kailyn also went for her first boat ride 2 weeks ago. (pics in her album)  We just recently bought a boat from my husband's grandfather.  He has not been able to use it for many years and it has just been sitting there.  So Chris offered to buy it from him.  We both grew up on boats when we were younger and really wanted Kailyn to have that opportunity! Not to mention we both couldn't wait to take it out!  So we cashed a few bonds my Mom still had in the bank that were mine.  Got a tune up for the boat and took it out for a spin!  Unfortunately I think Kailyn was still to young for the boat.  Also it was just too damn hot out!!  Poor thing even got a little heat rash.  So she will be staying with Nana when we take the boat out again Labor Day weekend.  I think in another month the weather will be perfect and she will also be ready for another boat ride.  (Btw we DID NOT take her out in the ocean people!! lol  Just cruised down the inter coastal.)
And for the biggest first this month, Kailyn is now the proud owner of her first tooth!!!!!  And another neighbor tooth looks like it is ready to break through any minute. (it's the two middle bottom teeth) My little girl is just growing up too fast! But it does run in the family.  Her cousins both broke their first tooth before they even turned 3 months old!  My poor little nephew Cody couldn't even hold the teething rings yet being that young.  Luckily Kailyn has become more skilled at holding things over the past few weeks so she does pretty good with the teethers.  And of course she just loves her new Sophie I ordered her! (it's a teething doll
For the past month Kailyn has been drooling like crazy! I am talking about soaking up 3 or more bibs a day kinda drooling!  We even said something to the pediatrician @ her 3 month check up about her possibly teething and he kind of tossed it off as some babies just drool a lot.  He said she could be starting to teeth but that normally a first tooth will not come out until anywhere between 4 and 6 months.  Sometimes even later.  I then told him how my nephew just broke his first tooth at 2 1/2 months old and he looked at me like I was just confused! lol  He will be surprised when he look in Kailyn's mouth next week and finds not one, but two shiny new teeth! (i'm thinking the 2nd one might have broke through by then)  On top of the drooling, the past week or two Kailyn has been putting ANYTHING she can get her hands on in her mouth.  Biting on things and making grunting noises.  I thought I was just a new Mom jumping the gun thinking she might just really be teething.  And then the past few days she had become really fussy.  Wasn't even going down for bed easy all of a sudden.   Again I just dismissed this as just some new cranky behavior.  After all everyone tells you babies usually don't get teeth before 4 months.  Well yesterday I was @ my Moms because I just had to get Kailyn out of the house.  She was in such a mood and when she gets bored it is worse.  While I was over there my Mom asks if I have checked for a tooth.  I said not really.  She goes and grabs a spoon (gotta love Moms being old school!) and a tiny flash light.  Puts the spoon in her mouth and then her finger and says, Nicole she has a tooth!!!!!  I didn't even believe her at first!  But sure enough she shined the light and there it was, just breaking the skin.  And you could see another ready to break through.  I immediately felt horrible for thinking my little girl was just being a brat for nothing!  So Moms here is a word of advice, sometimes you just got to believe in Mothers intuition.  No matter what others tell you.  Because yes, my baby girl is the proud owner of one tooth (and another any day) at the age of 3 months. Now I just pray she doesn't start biting while I'm still BF'ing her! Yikes! 

Next Wednesday is Kailyn's 4 month check up so I will update everyone then.  Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!

**Check out Kailyn's 3 month album to the left to see many new pics!**

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WOW! Is our Lil Pea really 3 months old....???

Weight: 12 lbs 14 oz
Height: 24 1/2 inches
Sleep: Usually goes down about 8:30-9pm until 5-5:30am (wakes up to nurse) then back down until 7:00-8am (she occasionally has a bad night but this is her usual schedule now)
Food: Just Breast milk

Kailyn had her 3 month check up today and everything went great! She is now 62 percentile for weight and 81 percentile for height.  He said she is a very healthy looking little girl.  He was laughing at her as she grabbed his sleeve and was pulling on it as he examined her.  She does have a little cradle cap which will clear up and is common in babies.  He told us what we can do to help get rid of it.  Also at her visit today we decided to get her ears pierced!! We were debating on doing it at the Pediatricians office or at a jewelry piercing store in the mall.  I am glad we decided on the Dr.'s office.  Only because after he pierced her ears the nurse quickly gave her the Polio vaccination and she barely noticed since she was already screaming from her ear piercing.  I quickly picked her up after her shot and she immediately stopped crying.  So I am glad we got it all over in a few quick minutes instead of making her scream two different times.  Her is a quick video Daddy was able to take while the Dr. pierced her ears. 
*warning* Very loud screaming so you may want to turn down your volume! lol
This month brought along many milestones.  Unfortunately since I have been back to work since she turned 2 months I have not kept up with exactly what date each of these milestones happened.  So I will just list some of the new things Kailyn started doing this last month.
She laughs now! It is like music to our ears! She is still new at it so she doesn't do it all the time but when she does it brings the biggest smile to Mommy and Daddy's face.  Of course she still smiles her super big smiles.  She is pretty easy to get to smile.  She is a much happier baby than the colicky baby she was those first 7 weeks.  Of course she still has her fussy times but all in all a happy baby.
She rolls over a lot more now.  She has also has found her feet.  She kicks them, stares at them, tries to touch her toys with them.  I imagine one day soon I will find them in her mouth! Speaking of mouth she still loves to babble to you.  She is usually not a shy girl once you get her going.  She also likes to put EVERYTHING in her mouth.  We asked the Dr. today about this and he said their mouth is like a 3rd hand at this age.  They use it to explore.  We told him how some people say it can be a bad habit to start and his response was, don't listen too much to what people have to say.  So we will let her have her fun with her hands in her mouth for now. And speaking of hands, Kailyn can now hold her toys to play with them.  She will grab her rattles or any smaller toy that she can fit in her hand.
Here are some of her LOVE/HATES:
Loves bath time still
Loves her evening walks (as long as you have her sitting straight up so she can see everything! nosey lil girl already)
Loves to watch TV! (i kid you not)
Loves her play mat
Loves to talk with you on her changing table
Loves to be held facing out so she can socialize with everyone
Hates to be cradled in arm like a baby
Hates pacifiers
Hates lotion time still after her bath (i find this so weird as many babies usually love massage time after bath)
Still has a Love/Hate relationship with the car seat
Loves all her toys now that she can play with them better.  She will lay there and babble away to Pooh or one of her other favorite toys.
Kailyn is also starting to remember people now.  Of course she loves to see Mommy and Daddy's face.  She also is growing very attached to her new sitter, Sara.  My friend Sara has been watching her on day's that we both have to work.  She is a stay at home Mom and will continue to watch Kailyn until October.  We would love to have Sara continue to watch Kailyn but she will soon be adding a new addition to her own family.  She also has a one year old daughter Lily, who Kailyn loves to watch crawl around and play.  I'm sure Kailyn will miss them both when they are gone.  Starting in October we are pretty sure we are going to use this lady Debbie.  She has been a sitter for many, many years.  She was recommended to us by a friend.  She also used to work for a preschool years ago.  She currently only watches one other little boy who is 7 months old.  She only watches him 2 days a week.  We told her we will only need her 2-3 days a week also and she said that is fine.  She was a very nice lady and I think things will work out great.  It is better than having to send her to daycare so young.  But of course I am still a little freaked out.  I have been lucky to have Sara now.  Someone I have known for years and trust.  Who is great with Kailyn.  But like I said this lady has a ton of experience and comes well recommended so I think we will be fine.
As the time goes by I just can't believe how quickly she changes every day.  Each week this past month she is doing something new.  Oh and I forgot to mention how she is constantly trying to sit up on her own.  Sara said she want's to be a big girl already.  Mommy says no to this! :*{  I have started putting her in the bumbo seat and she does pretty good but only for 5-10 minutes at a time.  Soon this will change to I'm sure.
And if I didn't think I could love her any more than I did when she was born I was wrong.  I love this little girl more than life itself.  She has my heart and it will never be the same.
Yesterday was also an exciting day for Mommy and Kailyn.  We had our first play date! My friend Lauren and I decided to put together a play date with other Mommies and babies.  We will meet up once a week after work around 6pm.  We order in and let the babies play and have some fun with other babies.  We thought of this idea for two reasons.  One because most Mommy and Me classes are held during the day during the work week.  And unfortunately we are not stay at home Moms.  Two the Mommy and Me classes can be pretty expensive.  So we decided to create one of our own.  And we had a pretty decent turn out for our first play date.  We call ourselves C & K's play date! ;-) (her sons name is Carson) Lauren took a ton of pics but I still have to get them from her.  Once I do I will put them under my albums.  Until then check out a bunch of new pics I posted of Kailyn that you can find in her two month album.  I will also be adding pics every week to her new 3 month album
Here is another video if you would like to check it out.  It is sure to bring a smile to your face! :o)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Update- 2 month check up

Yesterday was Kailyn's 2 month Dr. appointment. She now weighs 11lbs 5oz and is 23 1/2 inches! She is 62nd percentile for weight and 86th for height for little girls. I told the Dr. when we first got there that I don't think she is taking after Mommy. He said, well you never know. Then he started examining her and says, wow she does have pretty big feet. Maybe she won't be taking after Mommy in the petite department! So we will see. As of now she is "growing like a little weed" as Nana says. He was happy with everything. He also said we can take her in the pool! Yayyy! Of course as long as it is a well maintained pool. And around 3-4 months we can use sunscreen. We just have to test a small area for a day or two to make sure she doesn't react to it.
Then after the Dr. did his exam and talked with us it was time for the nurse to give her all her shots. :o( She had to get three shots. D-Tap, HIB, PCV and Rota (this one is given by mouth). She actually did better with these three shots than she did with her 1 month Hep shot. She screamed for a second and then that was it. Now last night was a different story. Around 7pm she started SCREAMING on and off like she was in pain. We gave her generic Tylenol at 6pm and then again at 10pm. After trying once to put her in her pack n play Mommy and Daddy decided it would be better to let her snuggle in bed with us. Plus nursing her was the only thing that could stop her crying. So we crawled into bed with her and she fell asleep while pacifying on me. This was fine with me as it was a traumatizing day for Mommy as well. First day back to work and first time getting a full round of shots! I felt so bad for her. And I did cry for work and the shots. The shots only for a second because she did so good. Work I cried leaving and on my way to work. But we were really busy so that helped. My friends all tell me it will get better so we will see. Well my lunch break is over so gotta go. Until Kailyn's next update. Have a great week everyone! *picture above shows her booboos after her shots*
My boss said yes to me having off Wedsnesdays for a few months!!! Sooooooooooo excited!! Kailyn and I will be taking our first Mommy and me class next wedsnesday. =0)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

2 months old & Happy 4th!!

July 4th ~ 2 months old ~
sporting her 4
th of July festive attire!

Falling deeper and deeper in l♥ve.....with the most perfect little girl.....our beautiful creation that we waited so long for.....little Kailyn Marie. She was quite a feisty fussy baby the first 6 weeks. Some say it was Colic, who knows. But the past few weeks she has gotten better and better. Of course she still has many fussy moments as most babies do. She also has her bad and good days. Now the difference is Mommy and Daddy can usually console her. No more hours of uncontrollable crying that NOTHING could stop. If you have or had a colicky baby I deeply feel for both you and baby. It was horrible watching her go through that. Gave our heart an ache that we couldn't seem to help her. But we all are getting the hang of things now and I continue to be amazed at how much I thought I loved her 2 months ago and how much more even now my heart has grown. She completes me..... So enough mushy babble, time to write about all her many changes the past month.
This last month there have been so many! We had Daddy's 1st Father's Day with
Kailyn and also Daddy's 31st B-day. I wish I could start with weight and height. I'm dying to know how much our little girl has grown! But her Dr.'s appt. is not until Tuesday so I will update you with that info then. I need to write her 2 month blog now otherwise I'm afraid I won't get around to it since I start back work Tuesday. *tear, sob, tear, wail, tear* I have been trying not to think about it too much as our last days together have come and gone. When I do I feel as if someone is sitting on my chest. Like I can barely breathe. I am very grateful I will be able to bring her to work with me on Fridays. Also I am going to talk with my boss about working less hours for a few months. The other part time girl can work all day on Wednesdays so I am going to see if I can have them off. That would be the best news all year (besides her being born ;-)) if he agrees! So fingers crossed for me please.

So let's start off again with
Kailyn's Firsts this month:

6/7- Rolled over for the 1st time!! I couldn't believe it. She was on the couch and had just woke from a nap and just rolled herself over. No more nap time on the couch!

6/13- First poop explosion! Sorry I had to put this.
lol Daddy was changing Kailyn and started yelling for me. I run into the room & there is poop EVERYWHERE! He was just putting on the new diaper when she let it rip.....across her room!
6/14- I noticed she really is starting to notice she has hands. She will now punch at her toys & also your face when you put it close to her.

6/15- Put her down for a nap in her crib to find her rolled over again! (picture in her 1 month album)
6/16- We all slept on the couch because we were waiting for our new king bed to be delivered the next morning. When she woke up for her 5am feeding I nursed her on the couch with me and we fell asleep together as we often do. Then I woke up to see that she had a blow out in her diaper.....that got all over the couch and I also!! Thankfully I had put a sheet down on the couch!
6/18- First trip to the
Fire station to visit Daddy and the guys
6/20- First Father's Day with Daddy (pictures in Father's Day album)
6/26- Daddy's 31st B-day we went to Nana's and went in the pool for the first time! She wasn't too thrilled. She prefers her warm baths. The pool wasn't cold but it wasn't as warm as she likes her baths. ;-) (pics also in her 1 month album) This was also the first night she actually slept in the pack n play until early morning!! Mommy and Daddy were SO proud! We had been trying for a week to get her to sleep in the pack n play as she was getting too big to sleep in the glider without being strapped in. She was also starting to outgrow the Miracle blanket length wise and also was acting like she really hated it. We think she was just getting sick of being wrapped since she was already 7 weeks old.
6/27- First time napping in her crib without waking up in 5 minutes. She slept for almost an hour. Normally we would try to put her in her crib for a nap once she fell asleep in our arms. She would usually wake up immediately. Only liked to sleep in your arms. Now at 2 months she is getting really good with naps in the crib. She still has her moments but we have definitely made progress!

I don't have an exact date but she has also started cooing and blabbing like crazy! She loves talking to you on her changing table. Or if you put her in her crib or on her belly time mat she
loves talking to the "baby in the mirror". Also she has a few favorite "friends" (toys) that she likes talking to also.
We also opened a bank account for Kailyn this month. She now has some money in there thanks to Great Grandma & Grandpa M, Daddy's Aunt's from up north and also two of Mommy's relatives. She also already has three bonds from Great-Grammy & Papa B., Aunt Liz and also Nana M.. Thank you all so much again! This will all be very useful to her in the future.

Kailyn's "Love's and Hates"

Loves her changing table still
Loves looking at everything in her room
Loves looking at herself in the mirror
Loves bath time but.... Hates after bath when you put on her diaper and lotion. I'm not kidding, she SCREAMS the whole time! I have it on video for when she gets older! lol
She now finally likes to go for a walk in her stroller in the evening
She doesn't Hate her pack n play anymore but I wouldn't say Loves it either
Loves to babble with you
Love/Hate relationship with the pacifier. She will actually sometimes take it now.
She doesn't Hate her
car seat anymore but I wouldn't say she Loves it either. Depends on her mood.
Hates when you try putting socks or shoes on her.
Loves getting into bed with Mommy and Daddy for her 5am feeding

Kailyn has been to several store's with Mommy this month. She has also been to Tijuana Flats twice with us for lunch. We still haven't ventured out for dinner yet. We also had two events this month that Daddy couldn't attend but Mommy and Kailyn went together. One was Uncle Michaels wedding reception up north . Uncle Wesley drove with us and was a big help to Mommy with Kailyn. We also attended baby Keegan's Baptism at St. Davids church. Mommy and Daddy were also able to go out together for the 1st time on Daddy's Birthday while Nana watched Kailyn. We went to the movies.
Lastly I am happy to say at 2 months old
Kailyn is still just on breast milk. No formula. I am really hoping I can pump enough at work so I don't need to supplement some formula. I am going to discuss this with the Dr., though, just in case. Obviously she needs to eat so I want to get the Dr.'s opinion on formula just in case we had to go that route. I know that it is not horrible if we did have to. Many babies are just fine on formula. And believe me it would be SO much easier. But it is no longer about me the day she was conceived. I have been pumping like a crazy women the last few weeks to store in the freezer. And this little girl likes to eat so it's been hard. But so worth it when we hear she went from 6lbs 9oz (when she left the hospital) to 9lbs 1oz @ her 1 month check up. All on just Mommy's milk! Also after everything we went through in the beginning as the breastfeeding started off a little rough. I would like to be able to continue but will try not to beat myself up too much if for some reason I can't seem to joggle work and the breastfeeding. And that about wraps up the past month. I'm sure there is so much more but I'm also sure you or I don't have time for every little detail! =o)
Oh and one more thing, we are so excited that
Kailyn will be getting another cousin this coming December! Now she will have three cousins to grow up with all around the same age! Not to mention her many little friends she has already.
HAPPY 4th of July everyone!!