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First Looks

24 Mar

If you are a family member, you know that I love taking pictures of Katherine’s first tastes of food. I love watching her face as she processes what on earth I’m putting in her mouth. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Avocado:

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Banana:

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Peas:

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Zucchini:

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Katherine [Month 5]

20 Mar

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Oh my baby girl. I looked at you this month and realized that you are no longer a baby, but you are an infant. Your personality is starting to show more and more. You are so sweet, and loving, while also being busy and inquisitive. You are such a studier and thinker…just like daddy!

Measurements: our scale showed 28″ and 16.5#

Diapers: still in size 2’s! We use swaddlers during the day, and dry max at night, since you’ve been sorta leaking through the swaddlers.

Clothes: all 3-6 months! They are still pretty big on you, so I think you’ll be in these for a while.

Schedule: it’s been pretty varied this month. Your teeth are really giving you fits!!

Sleeping: your sleeping has been unpredictable. Some nights you sleep great, others you are up and down. Your naps have been the same way, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Meals: you are officially on solids!! Whoo hoo!!! Twice a day you get whatever fruit/veggie we are on! So far you have had:

avocado-you did NOT care for at all!!

banana-you LOVED eating banana, it has been your favorite fruit!

peas-you adored them!

zucchini-this was the first homemade food you have had, and at first you were off put by the texture, but now it seems to be your favorite

I usually give you your veggies with a touch of butter or olive oil and salt. I mean, who likes just plain vegetables?! You are also still eating 4-6 4oz bottles of Similac Spit-Up Formula daily. You love whenever a mealtime rolls around.

Favorites: Sophie!! Much to mommy’s chagrin, you adore chewing on Sophie’s head and legs, and you ESPECIALLY love squeaking her. Especially at church when Pastor Allen is preaching. You are also loving Sally Snail. We will place her on the floor just out of your reach, and you will creep over to her to make her make noise. You have also started playing longer amounts of times in your excersaucer. Your favorite toys on it are the rattle sun, teething star, and hand puppet.

Dislikes: your bottle being empty. When you see your bottles, but you are not eating, you start to get pretty upset. When we lay you down, and you want to be held, you will start to fuss. Even with cutting teeth, you are still such a happy baby!!

Katherine [Month 2]

18 Dec

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Precious Girl…
How are you 2 months already?! It’s going so fast! The change from your birth to now is just absolutely amazing. What’s it going to be like next month?! This month we got to see your precious smile, and you are just about always willing to flash a grin at someone!

Measurements: You weigh 12lb 9oz (95th percentile), and are 23″ (75th percentile) long. Short and chunky!!

Diapers: you are now in size 1’s, and depending on the type, they are starting to get a little small.

Clothes: All 0-3 months. Your newborn clothes got too short first, so some of your new clothes are a little big, still.

Schedule: we are starting to develop a daily routine!! You wake up around 7, get a diaper change and meal, then nap again until 11. After another diaper change and meal, it’s playtime!! Around 2 we break for a fresh diaper and food, then play again until 4-5, when it’s time for a diaper and food. Then you’ll nap until around 7, wake up, change, eat, and snuggle and play. Every other night you get a bath around 10, a bottle, then down for bed between 11-11:30.

Sleeping: daytime naps are in either your swing or bouncer. This week we moved you into your room, and mommy is very happy about that! We have you in your bassinet, so now it’s time to work on migrating you to your crib. You sleep at night with your light bug, and you prefer the music to the heart noises.

Meals: mommy is having a hard time still with milk production, so generally you only get 1-2 feeding a day of my milk. The rest of the time you take Similac Sensitive formula. This seems to upset your tummy less than what you were on before! You generally always take 4oz, but on rare days you’ll eat a little more.

Favorites: you love to watch lights. You’ll stare at them forever! You also like sitting/laying and “talking” to the Christmas tree. You also love your floor gym, and swatting at the toys on it.

Dislikes: about half the time now you still scream during your baths, but you’re getting better!! You hate waking up, and it tends to take quite a bit for you to wake up, and even longer for you to be smiley! You’ve also started to dislike tummy time.

Katherine’s birth story {day 1}

29 Nov

October 13 is where Katherine’s birth story begins. Due to my blood pressure going up the week before, my dr had decided to go ahead and schedule an induction. My parents had come down the day before, so my mom was able to come with me to the amazing baby shower some of the precious ladies at church had for Katherine. I was so thankful that the shower was that day, otherwise I would have been a nervous mess. That evening we had a light dinner, and called into the hospital to make sure that they had room for us, which they said they did. After a terrible, horrible thunderstorm, we packed up and headed to the hospital.

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We checked into St. Joseph’s hospital around 10pm, and got our room. It was mind boggling for me to think that this is the room that our sweet girl would be born in. Katherine was incredibly uncooperative with the external heart rate monitors from the very beginning, a theme that would last through the night and into day 2. I was given a medication called cytotec to jump start my labor, and a sleeping pill, one hardly worked, and the other didn’t work at all.

As morning broke on day 2, we were about to get a taste of children never doing what they are supposed to do.

Katherine Grace [Month 1]

15 Nov

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Katherine:
What a joy you are!! Your name means “pure grace of God”, and this month we have seen that it is truly what you are. Your sweet faces, funny sounds, and treasured snuggles have filled my heart with so much love and happiness!! I am beyond thankful for you!

Measurements: at 2 weeks you were 7.5lbs and 21″, but you have for sure grown since then.

Diapers: still in newborns, and probably will be for a while.

Clothes: all newborn, but they are starting to get a little short, especially your sweet sleepers.

Schedule: not really yet. You tend to not sleep at all during the morning, and want to spend afternoons in the Moby. Nights are pretty easy; we go to bed around midnight, wake up at 4am for a diaper change and food, then get up again at 6 or 7am.

Sleeping: your only naps are in the evenings, usually starting around 4 and off and on until bed. Night times have been so easy for a newborn.

Meal times: mixture of breast milk and formula. Usually I can only pump about one feeding a day, and the rest is 2-3oz of formula. We feed on demand, and today especially you have been eating often.

Favorites: your floor mat. You love looking in the mirror during tummy time, and kicking the toys while on your back. Sleeping in the Moby. Snuggling.

Dislikes: having your mouth wiped during meal times. Having your diaper changed…this makes you so mad. Baths. Waiting on anything.

Birth story and other posts coming soon. I promise.