Sunday, February 24, 2008


Things are starting to settle down somewhat around here. The parents have all come and gone, C has gone back to work, T is/has been back at school. It is nice to show off the new baby to the grandparents, but at the same time, it's even nicer to have her all to ourselves now. LOL! She is such a sweetheart too! So easy going most of the time, unless she is hungry and I'm not moving fast enough for her! Still trying to get a good bedtime routine going though. She is like her daddy-goes to bed late and gets up early. That's been a bit of a struggle for me since I don't like to get up early!

I got some more shots of her and some of her and T together. He just loves her to death. He tells me all the time how beautiful she is and wants to give her hugs and kisses. He asks to hold her a lot too, but I think he feels a bit awkward so he doesn't hold her for long.

And who doesn't have a pic of daddy and baby asleep on the couch?

This is the photo I ended up using on her birth announcement. I made them myself in PSE.

Here is a pic of T in the snow that we woke up to one morning. We were very surprised that morning since it was not in our forecast. Both C and T were excited to go out and play in it. As usual though, it was gone by the afternoon.

C actually got me a tripod for V-day-even if it was a week late. I just ordered his present too, so we're even on that one! lol Now, I can force him to sit for family shots at home since he never wants to go have our photos taken anywhere. I didn't tell him that little bit of info, otherwise he may not have gotten it! hahaha

Monday, February 11, 2008

A few more pics

I managed to get a few more quick shots today. They aren't exactly what I am looking for, but cute anyway. I want to try to make her birth announcement in PSE so I want the perfect photo of course. I will keep trying. T wants to take some pics with his new camera tomorrow too. I need to set him up a folder for his pics on the hard drive. I've been promising to do that for a while now.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

She's here!!

Kelsie Caroline was born 2/2/08. I had a feeling on Friday that I was going into labor because I was having contractions all day, even though they were not very painful or frequent, and some other "stuff" that I just won't go into details about here. lol The contractions started getting more frequent and regular after dinner, so around 11:30 that night, I called L&D to see when/if I should come in. The contractions were regular, but not increasing in intensity very much, if at all. They gave me some guidleines and we got to the hospital around 2 am on Saturday. Nothing like a 40 minute drive on an interstate that needs repair to make contractions really start hurting! lol They admitted me to see if I was really in labor, and finally around 6:30 or so asked if we wanted to have a baby that morning. She was born at 7:42 am, weighing 7 lbs 4.9 oz and measuring 19&3/4 inches long.
It's been a tiring week, trying to get the whole milk supply established and adjusting to 2 kids. The stupid dog thinks Kelsie belongs to her or something. Every time she cries, the dog comes running over to see what the problem is. If the dog is in the kennel when she cries, she (the dog) goes nuts wanting to get out. Drives me insane. Anyway, here are a few pics that we have taken. Heven't had too much time this past week to get many, but I am planning on getting some shots this week.

She is the sweetest baby! Sooooo different that T was as a baby. She actually likes to be held and cuddled. And she loves her pacifier. She sleeps great so far and is very easy to please when she cries. T just loves her. I was a little worried at first because the first time he came to the hospital, he did not want anything to do with me or her. I think that had more to do with the fact that I still had the IV's and stuff hooked up and could not get out of bed. He was much happier the next day when I was out of bed and could give him hugs and stuff. He told C that first night that he did not like his baby sister, but now he says he loves her and likes to hold her. He was excited last night because he told me "now that the baby's out of your tummy, you can play with me!" I had to remind him that I still have to be careful because of my incision, but he didn't seem to mind that.
I'll post more photos as I take them, hopefully some each day. I told C that I want a tripod for V-day so I can get some shots of all of us together. C hates going to have our pictures taken so he never smiles in those pics, but he will at least look happy in ones I get at home. We'll see if he actually gets it or not.

Friday, February 1, 2008

A Week of...

contractions and this baby has still not made an appearance! Ugh! I went to the doctor on Monday and found out that I am completely thinned and 3 cm dialated, but still nothing! So frustrating! At this point, I wish she would just come on out! lol
My mom called me last night to tell me she may not be able to come because she just caught a really bad cold. That could be a little bad since C has lots going on at work right now. HE was planning on putting in some late days while our parents are here so that he could take time off after they leave. I'm sure it will all work out somehow.
Other than that, there is nothing going on. Just hanging out, waiting on this baby girl!