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)