Thursday, November 24, 2011

Photo Shoot

So my good friend Jenny came over the other day and we did a fun photo shoot with little miss Kaylie. She did pretty well at first but hated being naked so did it pretty quick but ended up getting so many good shots. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kaylie Ann Milne

Kaylie Ann Milne

November 8, 2011

8:03 AM

8 lbs 19 1 /2 inches

On Novemeber 8th Derick and I went to the American Fork Hospital at 6:15 am. I of course was a little nervous about the whole surgery but Derick was as confident as ever. We were taken to our room to get ready for the c-section. For those who don't know we chose the c-section because my body never made any progress towards labor. And it's a good thing we did because the doctor even had a hard time getting her out of my stomach and had to use the suction to get her out.
Derick watched the whole surgery. He said it was crazy to see my muscles move everytime the baby did. He said she was completely covered with the white stuff. She had a little bit of a hard time breathing but they said it was normal with c-section babies. The first thing the doctor said was how pretty her lips were and that she was a big baby.

She has such long arms and legs and loves to kick them around. She also has such cute skinny feet and toes! But everyone kept saying what a perfectly round head she has! Derick went with Kaylie to the nursery to get cleaned up and she got her first cute hair bows. She was doing really good until the second day when we noticed her yellow coloring. She had her bilirubin tested and had to immediately go under the lights to get rid of the jaundice. They had to give her a pacifier to calm her down for a second and after that she was great. She loved the lights and just laid there like it was a tanning bed!

Daddy and his little girl. They are absolutely adorable together. She loves to lay with her daddy after eating. Because of the jaundice she became extremely sleepy and had a hard time feeding. We had to supplement a little bit with formula and of course I pumped the colostrum with the hopes that my milk would come in faster and not make it so hard for her to suck and eat. She lost about 7-10% of her body weight so of course you can imagine what a wreck I was everytime she had to eat. Derick of course was awesome and the lactation nurses at the hospital were awesome and helped me feed her without giving her a bottle which I didn't want to do.

My mom was able to come out from California to help me with the baby. Kaylie loved having her Grandma time! It was nice to have her here since I had to go to the hospital everyday to have her bilirubin checked. I was shocked that I felt so good after the c-section. I was sore for the first couple of days in the hospital but I was able to get up and walk around and shower.

We were able to stay until Saturday morning but decided we wanted to go home on Friday instead. It was so nice to be able to go home and sleep in our own bed! She looked so adorable in her going home outfit. I got the clothes from one of my students this year and loved them! The hat is from Kaylie's Aunt Kristi! I love how snuggly she looks in her carseat!

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us in the hospital and for all the fun gifts for Kaylie. She has so many people who love her and she is truly one spoiled little girl already!

Love This Girl!

This past week and a half have been filled to the max! But I love spending time with this little girl! Everyday I learn something new about her. And now that the jaundice is going down she is showing her personality a little more each day. Here are a few things I love and have learned about this sweet girl...She has long arms, legs, fingers, and feet! And they are so skinny!

She is the 50% percentile for weight and is working on getting back to her birth weight.

Her newborn pants are huge on her and she loves to kick off her socks! Kaylie hates to be swaddled at night! She fights so bad to get her hands and legs free.

We got some mittens to wear at night so her hands don't get too cold!

She is a good sleeper and so far has done well in her pack n play all by herself!

She would sleep through the night probably if I didn't get her up to feed!

And boy is it a fight sometimes for her to wake up and eat!

She loves her bows! Ok maybe mommy likes her bows! But she looks so darling in them!
She both hates and loves bath time! She hates to get cold but she loves the warm water on her feet!

When she her jaundice levels were high it was a rarity to see he with her eyes open.

She has beautiful eyes and loves to look around.

I love it when she is nursing and just stares and me.
Sometimes she gets this grumpy/what are you doing? look on her face!