Mostly Kayley Chronicles

6/5 K lost her umbilical cord stump. Bren weighs 69.6 lbs. Andy weighs 37.4 lbs.
6/6 K’s first bath
6/13 switched to size 1 diapers. 🙂
6/14 Kay’s hair is past her neckline in the back! She also makes tiny batting motions with her hands at the toys under her gym. Daddy fixed her swing!!! Yay! I think she likes it too!
6/17 I regularly pump 24 oz in a day now. I couldn’t keep up with 8x a day though so for now it is 7x. I can’t remember when babies tend to BF less than 8x a day though. I’m going to lose the rental pump in a week… but $75 is too much to justify. I can buy a month’s worth of formula for that much. Pumping is still a day to day thing… can I keep it up today?
6/22 For the first time one of Kayley’s 3 oz bottles was not enough food for her.
6/23 I pumped a 6 1/3 oz bottle today- whoa! Kayley has such a big poop that it moved up her entire back, up to her neck and around one shoulder! YAK!! Kayley looks much less like a newborn today. Her head is bigger and her face is smoother and her chin chubbier.
6/24 Miss Kayley weighs 9 lbs on the button! Way to grow kiddo! Brendan finished up a week of soccer camp today. He loves it!
6/26 Kayley, your hair is curiously wavy! I had a good laugh with Brendan today. One of his stories was about a man named Lightning Roy who has been struck by lightning 7 times and lived each time. The story said the most dangerous states to live in for lightning were Florida, North Carolina and Texas. He worried over that for a bit and then he read that the worst month was June. I asked him if he knew what month this was and his eyes got big and said, “June?!” Hahahaha. It was funny. We haven’t had a thunderstorm in what seems like forever.
6/29 Kayley drinks 7 3.5 oz bottles a day right now- roughly at 4 am, 7 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm and midnight.
6/30 Haven’t said much about Andy lately. He is sooo into video games- Mario Smash Bros., Cake Mania 2, other Mario games mainly. He is busy keeping up with Brendan! He cannot wait to go to soccer camp next year but he has enjoyed staying up later than Brendan with us since Bren has had to go to bed earlier. He’s trying our patience a bit- like doing something or saying something we’ve told him not too and when caught has responded with “I didn’t think you’d see/hear me!” DOH! He is more interested in Kayley than Brendan is. He gives her unprompted head pats and kisses occassionally now. He’s my snuggle boy! He’s my variety eater too- he happily chomps raisins, peaches, broccoli (raw and cooked) and corn- things Bren really doesn’t care for. He ususally skips the bread on sandwiches and hot dogs though.
Bren is almost done with a second week of soccer camp. It’s done him good!! He seems to be about 3 lbs lighter right now (66.6) … I wonder if that’ll be true next week still or if it is just all the sweating he has done, haha.
I’m just moving from 6 pumpings a day to 5. I needed to do this because I cannot keep up a strict schedule when Darrell isn’t around. He starts back to work half days soon. I still pump about 22 oz a day- maybe 2 oz less than K drinks. She still has never had formula since the slight amount they gave her at the hospital. I am aghast at the price of (not Carnation or even Nestle anymore) Gerber Good Start formula- wow! A week’s worth is going to cost us $22.50!
I can’t believe I have a daughter… a lovely, snuggly, itty bitty baby girl. 😀

1 month, 1 week & 1 day old

Kayley’s first headband, haha.
She has tummy troubles just like Andy did with it’s accompanying crankiness… but when she is content and alert it is breathtaking! Her face has filled out in the past few days and I think she is on the brink of a smile! 😀

Kayley is 1 month old!

Wow, that month flew by!!!

Kayley went to her first movie today, though I can’t say she saw her first movie… we watched “The Lightning Thief” and she slept through the entire thing!

Pedi appt

Miss Kayley is 19 days old!

Kayley is now 7 lb 10 oz!!!! Holy Moly! She gained 11 oz in one week! It’s gonna be a race to see if we finish off the newborn diapers or she outgrows them first. LOL.
She also has reflux 🙁 Hopefully some Zantac will help her out. We started noticing her spitting up and arching with pain about 2 days ago. She hasn’t been very happy.
Kayley lost her umbilical cord at 15 days and had her first bath the next day. Here’s the traditional ducky robe shot…

Pedi and dentist appts

Kayley is 12 days old!
Miss Chubba has gained 5.5 oz in 3 days. She weighs 6 lbs 15 oz. Pediatrician appt was this morning. He said she appears about 37 weeks to him (her due date was 2 days ago). Interestingly enough, with girls they determine age based on the how the labia look. He seemed to think I fudged my dates until I reminded him she is an IVF baby and I couldn’t possibly be off. LOL. Her length was 20 3/4 inches… I think that is a bit big… can they really grow 1 3/4 inches in 13 days?! He says she looks great.
Now that she is almost 7 pounds again she almost fits her smaller newborn clothes. I do have some teensy onesies so she’ll be fine for another week in them. She is such a peanut!!!
BFing is going nowhere. I am trying really hard to not resign myself to pumping or formula. Lactation Consultant appt tomorrow morning. We’ll see. Pumping around the clock is SOOOOO much harder than BFing around the clock! I miss the ease of Andy’s breastfeeding.
Tongue-tie gone- took no more than 10 seconds to clip and she didn’t even cry- but apparently K has the beginnings of a tooth already. Dentist thinks it’s a baby tooth, not a “milk tooth” babies sometimes have at birth. We figured for 30 seconds of work each, the dentist makes $44,000 an hour cutting frenulums.
I’m tired. My back hurts. LC appt, OB appt AND PE for the boys tomorrow.