Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kylie Jayne ~3 Month Update


I can’t believe how much faster the 2nd babe’s time goes by. These 3 months snuck up on us! Actually you’re already half way to 4 months!! You are a happy and chill baby. Everyone comments on it. I don’t want to jinx myself and agree but looking back at Kenzie’s updates and trying to remember, you definitely are! You are still an eat.sleep.poop machine but are having more and more longer moments of awake time and you just like to smile and laugh. Sometime’s in the middle of the night you’ll just wake up and hang out and laugh. Here is a side by side of 1 , 2 and 3.

Funny story about that dang purple bow. That was her Halloween costume bow.. and all October I could not find it anywhere. Well guess what, I found it Nov. 1st, right before I realized I needed to take her 3 month pictures still. So heck ya I’m going to have her wear it all the time now to make up for it.

EATING:  You are an amazing little eater! I don’t really keep track of how often you’re eating since you’ll just let me know when you’re hungry. We’ve tried a few bottles and sometimes you’ll take em but the last time when Grandma had you all day long you held out and would not take it from her. You went over 8 hours without it! Little Stinker. But..I’d say you look healthy, little chunky butt.

SLEEPING: You love sleep! And on your own (well with the help of your binky), thank goodness! Your sister at this age would only fall asleep with a lot off cuddling. You sleep great at night.. You have to be in bed about 8pm or else you’ll make sure we know you’re tired… Mostly waking up about 3 or 4 to eat and then sometimes you’ll be up for a little bit but usually I change you, wrap you back up in your blanket and place you next to me in the rock ‘n play and you’ll pass back out. I’ve been less consistent with swaddling and you seem to be doing ok.
During the day you sleep in your swing, your pack ‘n play and sometimes I’ll try to hide you in the room in your rock ‘n play because the dogs and your sister are loud and easily wake you up.

CLOTHING:  You’ve been wearing a lot of 6months clothes since it’s getting pretty chilly. Most of your 3 months pieces are more Summer wear…And you’re pushing size 9months for sleepers since you’ve got some pretty long legs.. and big feet! Also we’re loving your cousin Ruby’s hand me downs- you have so many clothes sometimes we only wear something once before I realize it’s too small for the next time!!

Weight: You’re about 14lbs
Height: Not too sure.. long though that’s for sure!
Head size: Not sure!
Hair: Still dark blonde/brown..
Eyes: Dark baby blues

♥How chill you are. Just chilling with daddy. Whenever he’s home..we kind of just do a lot of this.

♥  This. My little girls.

♥ How you look at your Grandpa! You’re always smiling at him.

♥ I cannot get enough pictures of my husband and his girls. Melts my heart.

♥ Your monkey toes!

♥ We went to Shaelynn’s costume birthday party. You went as a little A’s baby.

♥ You’ve discovered your hands and the tv.

♥ We met baby Easton, Courtney’s son. These two are just 5 weeks apart! Look at his head of hair!

♥ When I caught Kenzie reading to you. It was one of the cutest things.

♥ We met your boy version doppleganger. Carly's son Benjamin. You two are less than a week apart, in person you both looked pretty identical.(Not so much in the picture though)..

♥ We celebrated Auntie’s 24th birthday.

♥ You love looking at yourself on camera and smile like crazy.

♥ Dance party!

Some "firsts" that happened this month:
♥ Your first wedding. Leslie Hague and JP...Again looking at Papa.

♥ Your first First Halloween outfit ;) Ok i’m stretching here.. just wanted to show off some pictures!

♥ We celebrated your first Halloween with Bradley’s birthday party first. (You turned 3 months a week before Halloween so that’ll be in next month’s post!)
 Look at those rolls!

♥ You had your first day away from Mommy. Over 8 hours with Grandma and you wouldn’t take the bottle at all for her. You made sure to make up for it when I got home and filled that belly up!

♥ We went to the Pumpkin Patch!

Not too many “firsts” this month… It’s so true you kind of stop taking so many pictures after the 1st!

I just love you my Angel babe.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kylie Jayne ~2 Month Update

2 months! You are starting to get your little personality and it's so cute. Here is a side by side of 1 and 2.

EATING:  You are eating about every 2 1/2 -3 hours. I'm pumping once in the morning to build up a little supply for if/when I ever need to leave you.. so far it's not too big but just like Kenzie I never left her for the whole first year and it'll probably be the same for you too! :O ...not intentionally but it just worked out that I didn't have to leave her long enough to miss a feeding.

P.s. this I caught your pooping face. And then sent it to my sisters and mom.. It created a funny group text..

SLEEPING: This month has been a little exhausting with your sleep. It probably took me way too long to figure out your bedtime! About 7:30/8pm if you're not in your bed, it's past the point of no return and you will let me hear about it for a good 2-3 hours! You cry from being over tired. I'm sorry baby! Finally I figured it out though and now we have a little bit of a routine!

I have a million pictures of you sleeping.. 

CLOTHING:  You're in mostly 3 months. But also a lot of 0-3 months... And actually we rarely put you in all the cute outfits since we stay inside most of the time and just wear your cute pajamas...But you did get a whole bunch of cute clothes from your 2nd cousin..or 3rd? Ruby. This is one of my faves from her...I also just wanted to show off how cute and happy you look in our new toy for shopping. A shopping cart hammock. Makes grocery shopping with 2 so much easier!

Weight: At your 2 month appt you weighed in at 11.13lbs. 56%ile for weight
Height: 2' 0.25". 98%ile!!
Head size: 15.51". 79.83%ile. (Both of my girls have big heads!)
Hair: Still dark blonde/brown..
Eyes: Dark baby blues

You also got your 1st shots :( :( No reactions or fevers afterwards though! Yay! Just lots of snuggles which I'm always ok with.

♥The meltdowns. I want to remember this because I'd say this month definitely was a little change up and you cried a little more than usual...Bedtimes were hard. The 2nd picture I remember was us trying to get settled down a different night...Lots of crying but I eventually got the hang of it.

♥  I tried to get a little creative so we could have some 1 on 1 time and practice tummy time.. Which you hated.

and then we sleep.. 

♥ Auntie visiting and getting in some cuddles.

♥ Daddy and his girl.

♥ Grandma watched you while I just got out for a little bit and drove around with my dad. We both want to buy soon so we went driving around the neighborhoods looking at houses.

♥ Your big sis always wants to hold your hand. It's really the cutest.

And we're still working on her "cheese face" lol

♥ That mug though.. like "mom why are you taking my picture?!"

♥ I still can't get these 2 on the same nap schedule.. sometimes it works out but for the most part your my little naptime buddy while Big Sis sleeps..

♥You started smiling!

♥ You started to show us your little voice. Sometimes...Most of the time it just looked like you had so much to say and nothing would come out!

♥ Bath time with Big Sis! Not your first time since the first time I didn't have my phone on me to get a picture! And.. still fail.. I managed to tape it for a whole 2 secs instead of a picture..Womp. womp.

♥ We celebrated Papa's birthday! The big 5-5!

Some "firsts" that happened this month:
♥ Your first vacation. We went to Clearlake just overnight with Uncle Nick and Tiffany. We basically went up there to go to the grocery store, pick up food to BBQ and stay in someone else's house for the night... And woke up to clean up and leave...Let's just say my honey is not allowed to "plan" trips anymore. I also strongly dislike the way I look in this picture but when you have 3 other people who do not want to take a picture this is the best you get!

♥ Your first time out on the boat. Even though it was right down the way from the launch ramp at our little beach we like to go to.

♥ Daddy tried giving you a bottle for his first time...It was your 2nd attempt..You still don't love it.

♥ Your first visit to the zoo! And of course there are no pictures of you!! I need to get better at this! You slept basically the ENTIRE time we were there. We only spent maybe 2 hours there because it was so hot and muggy. I think the butterfly exhibit was less humid than it was outside!!

We went and met my cousin Heidi and her baby Ruby! Here's us both preggers!

Not too many “firsts” this month… It’s so true you kind of stop taking so many pictures after the 1st!

I just love you my Angel babe.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Kylie's Birth Story

On Friday, July 24th at about 11pm, I was laying in bed shortly after Bob fell asleep and Kenz was fast asleep in her room when I started noticing cramping.

They felt more like period cramps and were coming in waves but I didn't know if they were braxton hicks contractions or the real deal.. 

I started googling "what do contractions feel like?" etc. because I had no clue! With my first labor I didn't really feel any contractions.. more just pressure. This was all so new! I had no clue what I was looking for. I downloaded an app on my phone to start timing the "contractions" and they were coming through like every 1-2 mins and lasting about 45-55seconds. 

At this point I was up walking around, doing squats... anything to see if the contractions stopped. I read that if they were braxton hicks that the contractions would most likely stop by moving around. I had tried to wake Bob up a couple times to see what he thought I should do but everytime I got a response like "Just lay down and relax", "Go to sleep".. I can look back and laugh now but at the time it was no laughing matter. One more suggestion to try to rest and sleep from him and I was about to lose it on him. I even told him at one point.. "if you tell me one more time to 'go to bed' I'm going to punch you in the face!"

At about 12:45am after texting with my sister she finally convinced me to just call Labor & Delivery and see what the nurse thought. So I did.. And when I told her they were lasting about 50secs at about every 1:30-2mins the nurse even thought that they weren't the REAL DEAL but to keep timing them.
I should have been looking for at least a minute long, no more than 5minutes apart for at least an hour (the 5-1-1 rule).

I tried to go to bed.. thinking they're not it just stop worrying about it.. Ha! All I could think about was what if this is the real thing and I'm only 1-2 mins apart?! Doesn't that mean the baby is coming?! And I wake up in my sleep and it's too late I have to have the baby at home!

So about 1ish.. I decided that's it.. I woke Bob up and told him I'm going in.
His reponse.. Another laughable moment now (but not really then ;)) "Damnit!" The poor guy [said with such sarcasm] had a big fishing tournament he had to be up for at 4:30..And well the baby just canceled those plans ;) At the time I couldn't let him forget the way he was acting. I was in freaking labor and he was mad at me?!

I started getting my bag together as I barely just started throwing stuff in there earlier Friday. P.S. I also just installed the car seat Friday and assembled the crib in her room! Funny how that works! She must have known that I was pretty much ready for her!

I told Bob to stay home as my mom and dad weren't waking up and answering their phones and I didn't want to drag Kenzie at 2am if the hospital wasn't going to keep me. He was a little upset that I told him to stay home, thinking it was a dumb move on my part but I felt ok for the most part. I was hardly in pain.. just uncomfortable cramping. And thankfully the hospital is like 15mins away. 

On my way out I remember walking out the front door and walking right past  this ginormous spider webbed from the pillar and hanging flower basket as I walked to the car.. I called Labor & Delivery again to let them know I decided to come in and get checked out and let them know I was on my way.. and I called my sis to tell her and she headed home from her bf's house to hopefully wake up my parents and head over to the hospital.

I parked in the regular parking lot at the hospital (not the spots reserved for Labor & Delivery) because well I thought who's going to move my car if I do stay? Not that it's much more of a walk but they're not all the front row, super close spots. I walked in and there was a gathering at the Security desk.. They all looked at me like I was lost and asked if I needed help.. Right away 1 guy just looked at me and asked Labor & Delivery? I said yes and they asked if someone else was coming... I remember saying, "oh no I drove myself" and immediately they all looked so confused and sad for me. A nice security guard said he'd escort me up so I followed him.

Once inside the elevator I felt like I had to explain the situation to him.. Like "ya i don't even know if I'm having real contractions and didn't want to wake my 2year old so I made my husband stay home".. he was sweet.. he was like "Oh ya I get it! we see that all the time"

I was having contractions as we walked down the hall and I even said to him.. "man I don't remember this hallway being so long!" It was seriously the longest walk ever! I think my contractions at this point were getting stronger.

I walked in and was greeted by the nurse that I had already been talking to a couple times. She was very nice but I can tell she wasn't really taking me very seriously and didn't think I was in labor. She still had me go check my urine and let me into a room to check it all out.. Once inside she was timing my contractions and even was a little surprised to see how close my contractions were. Sure enough they were about a minute and a half together so she went to grab a midwife to check me out. Midwife checked and I was 4cm dilated. It was 2:45am when I got admitted!

I immediately got put in my room where I had 2 of the best nurses! The one I really liked (I can't remember her name) was my age and I could just relate to, a lot. We had very similar personalities so she joked right along with me and just made me feel very comfortable since I was alone for a little bit. I remember telling Bob I wish I got her name.. I want to be friends with her! lol Sadly her shift ended later that morning and I never saw her again!

My sister eventually got a hold of my mom on her way home so Bob was on his way to drop off Kenz with my dad at the house and my mom was getting ready to head over.

I got this cute text from Bob as he was leaving. My poor dad.. this one was wide awake and ready to party at 3am! Bob said right when he turned on her light she propped right up with a smile ready to get up!

Soon the whole crew came about 3:30 and crashed on the couch. The nurses gave me something to relax me a little since my contractions were starting to get a little more stronger (still not too bad though).. Also they wanted to slow my contractions down. Since they were so close together and I was only dilated to 4.. About 4-4:30 I was to the point where I wanted the epidural.


At 9am the midwife and nurse came in and asked if I wanted to break my water. I was at a 7 and had already been for a little bit so they said it was up to me? They said, "do you want to have a baby right now?"
After breaking my water, the baby could either come super quick or take some time.. well it took about an hour which my midwife thought was pretty quick!

You can see these pics were all taken about 9:50am.. Pretty much right before I told my mom.. "I think I'm having pressure like I need to push"..The beauty of an epidural is I didn't feel pain. Just like I had to maybe go to the bathroom? So we called the nurse in and she checked me out.. Yep, time to call the midwife!

The midwife came in and started to prep and when she announced, "It's time to have a baby!" I just lost it.. I started crying and they were so sweet.. My midwife asked.. "It's not anything we did is it?"
I just shook my head and never really explained to anyone until after, but the thought that went through my head at that moment was that I wasn't ready for 'My babygirl McKenzie' to not be the baby anymore. But it was time. So I quickly pushed back the tears and got ready for our little girl!

2 weeks early and still a lovely 8lbs 3oz! Just imagine if you came at 40weeks!

We waited to weigh you until after your first feeding. You latched on like a champ and had no problems. Shortly after Grandpa came with McKenzie and I asked my mom and sister to leave so Bob can bring in Kenzie by herself. We just didn't want any distractions for her first time meeting Kylie but also so our little family can have a special moment. She immediately was interested in the baby but was also I think a little concerned why I was in the bed hooked up to everything.

We gave her the gift from the baby, a babydoll with bottles. Still to this day she loves it! And it definitely helped in the early days when I was feeding Kylie she had to feed her baby a bottle. Her name of course is Ana ( Frozen- her fave).

Some special notes:
In the labor room- My mom, sister Sammy, and Bob.
Really quick delivery, about 6 pushes, in 20 minutes!
Auntie Sammy cut the umbilical cord.
Visitors: Big sis McKenzie, My mom, my dad, my sister Sammy, Bob and my mother in law.

Happy BIRTHday babygirl!