Sunday, June 27, 2010

wasting the day away...

Poor use of time today. Kaylee decided to switch up her schedule on me today. Usually, she wakes up, eats and then goes back to sleep until 2 or 3 o'clock. Not today, of course on a day when we had plans. I spent all morning trying to get her to take her nap and she didn't fall asleep until 1:00pm. Then, I spent all day anxiously waiting for her to wake up so we could go out and do stuff. She apparently has other plans, since it is 4:45pm and she is still sleeping! She even teases me every once in awhile with a big stretch or her pterodactyl like screech, but no, she drifts right back to sleep. At least dad will be home soon.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

i never knew...

how incredibly comfy I must be! Cause in my arms is the only way this kid will sleep today (or draped across my belly, she likes that too).

So honey, when you come home and the house is still a mess, the laundry is waiting to be folded and dinner hasn't been thought about (neither has lunch come to think of it) blame your daughter and my comfy arms.

Better a messy house than a cranky baby, right?

I hope that my child, looking back on today
Will remember a mother who had time to play;
Because children grow up while you're not looking,
There are years ahead for cleaning and cooking.
So, quiet now cobwebs, dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.
~author unknown

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010


We made it through our 2 month check up and our first round of shots. Kaylee surely didn't enjoy it much but it wasn't quite as excruciating as I thought it would be. Of course, I wasn't the one helping to hold her down while she was screaming. That was daddy's job. It was quick, but not painless. Kaylee recovered quickly, only a red face, a quivering lip and 3 band aids to show for the ordeal. She didn't have any negative effects from the vaccines but she has slept very well since then. Two months until the next round ☹

Doc says she is very healthy, very BIG but healthy. Kaylee has gained almost 5 pounds and grown nearly 2 inches since leaving the hospital after birth.

month 2 stats:
weight: 13 pounds, 9 ounces ~ 99th percentile
height: 23 1/4 inches ~ 99th percentile
head circumference: 40 1/2 cm ~ 89th percentile

She is outgrowing clothes left and right! All of her newborn and 0-3 clothes are packed up and waiting for her little sister to wear (no, she isn't on her way...yet) and Kaylee is starting to get too big for some of her 3-6 clothes! She will stop growing soon, right?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Slow down baby!

She's getting so big and so much fun! She is smiling a lot and starting to laugh. She is "talking" more and more each day. She loves her swing, baths and sleeping on mom's chest. She hates tummy time, putting clothes on over her head and letting mom and dad eat dinner together. She is becoming her own little person more and more each day. She is starting to stay awake for much longer periods, which makes our daily outings slightly more difficult. She has her two month check-up this week which includes her first round of shots :(

Slow down baby, you're growing too fast!

How to Really Love a Child:

Be there. Say Yes as Often as you can.
If they're crabby, put them in water.
Read books out loud with joy.
Go find elephants and kiss them. Encourage Silly.
Giggle a lot. Paint their tennis shoes
Imagine you are magic. Remember how really small they are.
Search out the positive. Let them bang on pots and pans
Keep the gleam in your eye. Teach feelings.
Realize how much it means to be a child.
Plan to build a rocket ship.
Stop yelling. Surprise them often
Express your love a lot…children are miraculous!

(borrowed from Carly, who borrowed if from someone else)

Before I became a mother, I used to think...

...that changing dirty diapers was the nastiest thing in the world.

...that babies were made out of glass and had to be handled very carefully.

...that I could not function on only three hours of sleep. That's not a solid three hour block, that's three hours total.

...that I knew what love really was.

...that watching someone sleep and wondering what they're dreaming about would be boring.

...that my mother was exaggerating when she said that she'd easily throw herself in harm's way to save me without a second thought.

...that I would never sing the same silly song in the same silly voice over and over again just to make someone smile.

...that I would never be nervous for someone else to get shots.

...that my mother worried too much.

...that I didn't have it in me to be a mother.

...that I could be pregnant 40 weeks and 5 days, then spend 27 hours in the hospital strapped to the bed and go through the pains of labor, tons of swelling and soreness, and feel without a doubt that I'd immediately go through it all again in a heartbeat for Kaylee.

(I borrowed this from someone else, but had to share)

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