Friday, December 23, 2011

Show and Tell!

Kaylie is almost 7 weeks and I can't believe it has been that long already! I am sad to be going back to work cause she is finally starting to be awake more during the day and way more alert and playful! Sunday was our first time going to all 3 hours of church. She looked so cute in her little dress, tights, and shoes! However, we were in for a surprise when we got home! She had a major blowout! It was all over her tights, and onesie. I had no clue how to get it off without getting poop all over her! This seems to be her favorite thing to do lately. She definitely knows how to fill up a diaper lately! Definitely gets that from her dad!

She is getting so big. She is now over 11 pounds and almost 24 inches long! She just keeps growing! She is now in 0-3 month clothes. Her newborn sleepers are getting too small but some of her 0-3 month clothes are too big. But she is getting quite the belly and chubby cheeks! Daddy calls her his little pudgey pudge! She is so funny when we lay her on the floor. She likes to look around and once in a while will just stare at the TV. She will also move her head from side to side when you shake the rattle but she still isn't grabbing things too well yet. She likes the soft little catterpillar guy and once in a while we catch her trying to eat it!

We opened our first Christmas present yesterday from Aunt Kristi and it was some cute hats that her friend Amanda made. She did such a good job on them and they are so adorable on her. I love this little owl hat. I love that it covers Kaylies ears! I wish you could see more of the hat in this picture cause Kaylie's eyes are as big the owl's!

I also love the other two hats and she even made cute flower clips so that they can be interchanged! I love these pictures because she looks so old! I can't believe how much she is changing already. She definitely doesn't look like a newborn anymore! Today we went to my school to see my students and show them all Kaylie. It was so fun! It was nice that the kids were so excited to see me. I was a little worried about if they'd want me back after having fun Miss Benson there for the past few weeks! I'm also excited for Christmas. I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I can't wait to take pictures of Kaylie with Santa and her first Christmas and then on to her blessing! Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tis the season

Wow- tis the season for craziness! We have been super busy getting everything ready for Christmas. I can't believe it is in 9 days! I've gotten all of my Christmas shopping for family done and shipped! But now I am on a hunt for Derick's presents! And boy am I stumped! He's a tough one to shop for! It's also hard getting things for Kaylie. What do you buy a 5 week old? :) LOL it will be a fun Christmas this year! We've also been super busy with Christmas parties! It seems like for the next week we have one party after another! It will be fun and nice to actually get out of the house and hang out with adults! Last night I went to our annual gingerbread house making party with the girls from work (past and present!) It was fun to see them all and catch up and of course show off Kaylie!
Kaylie is getting so big! She now weighs about 11 pounds and is changing so much. She is getting too long for her newborn onesies. Yes I said too long. Hopefully she got daddy's genes and will be a tall little bugger! Now that the snow is coming I've been trying to keep her warm and pulled out her cute moccasins that Aunt Terra gave her! So cute! And it's good that they go up high because her pants are all too short!

She's been such a good baby during the day but has a hard time at night. She drives Derick crazy with the noises she makes all night night long! The other day her swing ran out of batteries so I put her right next to me on the couch while I pumped. My pillow was there so I proped her up on it and she instantly fell asleep which never happens! She seems to love it! Too bad i can't put a pillow in her crib with her! I think she just loves to be near people and that helps her sleep. She has been eating from the bottle really well and has been better about not spitting up. Once in a while I will try to nurse her to see if she wont spit it up anymore but that always backfires. She eats well but afterwards she just spits up like crazy. No clue why! But I still keep hoping that would pass cause all this pumping is starting to drive me crazy! I can tell my milk supply is having a hard time keeping up with her but not sure if I should start taking something to help increase it again. So for the time being i am still pumping like crazy cause I refuse to buy formula! But she is starting to look around more and recoginzes momma and loves to cuddle with me! Probably cause daddy always rubs his scruffy face against her to bug her! I've also tried to have Derick get up with her more during the night to get prepared for when I too have to go to work! I think he hates me! LOL but he does a good job with her! But she can sure be a stinker sometimes!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

One month old

Kaylie is now 1 month old! So crazy how the time goes. In just a few weeks she has changed so much! She now weighs 10 pounds and is 21 inches long! She is so long and lean! It amazes me that she still fits into her newborn clothes but some of them are too short. Yes they fit around the waist but not in length. Yesterday I put her in one of her newborn sleepers and she couldn't stretch out her poor legs. But then I put her in a 0-3 month sleeper and I found her the next morning with both legs stuck in the same foot hole! Poor girl-mommy will get it right sometime I guess! And yes she still has a big head- she has already outgrown some of her cute little hats! My favorite picture of Derick and Kaylie from a few weeks ago. Back when she didn't mind being swaddled. Now she just fights it! Also she fights sleep and grunts all the time! The only time she sleeps really good is cuddled up next to one of us!
One morning I woke up with a start and thought something was wrong cause she slept so long in her crib! She loves her arms out and laying on her side!

Just lounging on Mommy's bed in her favorite deer jammies!She loves her tummy time for about 5 minutes and does so good getting her head up. Instead of flopping around she actually has some control and is starting to be more alert and likes to look around. This is also the look she gives when she is hungry! She does ok with breastfeeding during the day but at night time it's a fight. I've started pumping to get ready to go back to work and we've also started introducing the bottle to get her used to it and she does really good. It also seems better and doesn't make her spit up as much. I've had a hard time being ok with not breastfeeding as much but Kaylie is a stinker and Derick keeps telling me, As long as she's eating my breast milk it's ok. I still love to feed her and have that time with her but I love that she still looks up at me and holds my hand when I give her a bottle. I'm just happy that she's gaining weight now and growing like crazy!

She actually loves her little bath! I thought for sure she would scream and hate it but she loves the warm water. Lately she's been trying to stick her leg over the edge into the water but once she touches it, she doesn't know what to do and just holds her leg up in the air! But once you take her out and try to dress her...then the screaming starts!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Kaylie Girl

I can't believe Kaylie is already 3 1/2 weeks old. She is already changing so much! I'm not sure how much she weighs now cause we don't have a scale but she is definitely getting a tummy! She has already grown 1 1/2 inches in length and still has such long arms and legs! He poor pants fit around the belly but not in the legs! We also measured her head which is 14 inches around which means she has a pretty big melon as Derick would say! We've been giving her some tummy time each day because she is quite the "flop"er and she doesn't mind it for a few minutes and then she starts kicking her legs. Then she gets up on her knees and sticks her bum in the air! She still fits in her newborn onesies and couple of 0-3 month things but those are often huge on her. We've been keeping the little mittens on her hands since she loves to have her hands out of the blankets and I was worried her hands would freeze but now she wiggles out of them! She has a little sleeper with the mittens that fold over on it and the other dayshe had her thumbs sticking out on both hands. Then the next day she had her whole right hand out of it! So needless to say we are about done with the mittens! This week I have been trying to keep Kaylie awake more during the day so that she could sleep well at night. She still takes a few naps and absolutely loves her swing. I also had to buck up and have her start sleeping in her own room in her big girl bed! And she did great! The first time I stuck her in there she loved it! She has been sleeping with a fluffy blanket that she loves to be snuggled in and then she falls asleep so fast! She also loves sleeping on her side and if she ends up on her back, she flops her hands in the air and stretches her legs out! She must have been so cramped in my stomach cause now all she loves to do is stretch out! One thing she does that I love is when she first starts to fall asleep she gives a tiny smile and then giggles and then she is out cold! She is also learning to use her voice and like her mom, she cries when she is really worn out and wants to sleep! She also hates to be naked but loves to sit in the warm bath water! We are still working on the whole eating thing. Sometimes she finishes and is full in 10 minutes and other times she likes to sit and suck for 40 minutes! At night she often sleeps for 4 hours straight before waking up to eat again. Now that she is gaining weight I've been doing a lot more of "feeding on demand" and she definitely lets me know when she is hungry! Although our 3 am feeding is rough! This morning she wanted to eat for a few minutes and then refused to sleep or eat. So needless to say daddy was up trying to get her to sleep. Then around 5 she decided she was hungry and then passed out for the rest of the night! This girl definitely throughs me for a loop. One day she does great, and the next day she switches it up! I promise I'll get better at this! LOL But I love her anyway! Next week we are going to meet some people who might be watching Kaylie when I go back to work. I'm a little nervous about finding someone good and leaving her all day! Sorry for such a long blog but of course I have to share all the things I love about this girl!