Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wow, so it's been 2 months since I last posted. My how time flies! Kaydence is changing so much and growing so fast. These are some of the things she is doing: 
Rolls over from tummy to back, she hasn't nailed down back to front yet but she's working on it! 
Scooching fowards and backwards and around circles. It's funny because she gets SO MAD because she wants to be somewhere but it takes SO long and is SO hard to do!
She sits pretty well on her own, someone needs to be there to catch her when she gets tired though! 
I tried giving her some rice cereal a couple weeks ago and she loved eating it, but afterwards her tummy was bothering her so we decided to lay off for awhile. 2 Days ago we tried it again and everything went great! No tummy aches, she was just a little grumpy because she is teething.
And yesterday her first tooth cut through!! It's just tiny still so I haven't been able to get any pictures yet, but soon!
Today I decided it is a good time to start using sign language so we'll see how that goes, it's supposed to take a few weeks before they catch on so we'll see!

And now for the really exciting news, on wednesday we found that Kaydence is going to be big sister!! they are only going to be about 13 months apart so hopefully they will be best friends! It's a little overwhelming when i think about it, 2 kids under 2... but I'm sure it will be fun
The computer's being uber slow so I'm going to have to post pictures later...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Baby Giggles

Ok, So once again it's been awhile since my last post and I have been saving up my stories in the back of my mind for when I finally get chance to sit down and type... Unfortunatley I forget half of it now...

February 26. Kaydence's 2 month shots.
In a word, Excruciating.
My poor baby. She was really brave for the first one, she cried and then calmed right down and was okay. Until she got another shot in the other leg and then another... She screamed. And howled. And didn't stop for what seemed like hours to me. I was brave though, I almost cried before we even went into the clinic, but after that I managed to keep calm while they hurt my baby.. She didn't stop crying until I nursed her, and then she went to sleep and slept for like 6 hours. When she woke up I gave some Tylenol and she was fine. Played happily with her toys and acted as if nothing had happened. Brave girl.

February 27. My baby is AMAZING.
She was laying on her play mat and I watched her concenctrate really hard on a black and white ring, and then she reached out and grabbed it!!! I was so proud and excited I scared her a little when I shrieked with joy... But then she got very excited and kept grabbing on to the ring!!

March 9. She GIGGLED!
Oh My God she is SO Adorable!
I wasn't even do anything funny or exciting, actually I was just changing her diaper and talking to her when she got this big grin on her face and started making funny sounds and then she giggled! It was so awesome! It's days like these that make the long nights and crappy days so totally worth it :)

March 11. 3 Months 
I'm sure I was just amazed at how she was already 2 months, and now she's already 3 months?!? How did that happen? Anyway, it's here. She has graduated from a newborn to an infant. She's changing every day. I got more giggles today:) that was great. And for the first time ever she didn't cry when bath time was over. That was a blessing. She gets bored now, no more she sitting with the baby on your  lap. She needs to be doing something. Anything. She spends a couple hours a day playing with her toys. Grabbing things a lot more too, and kicking her feet like crazy. I am so glad I got that mat! It's a huge lifesaver. I think she is going to be a very busy kid judging by how busy she is now.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Where did the time go?

2 months. Gone. Just like that.
I'm sure it was last week that I was coming home from the hospital, wasn't it?
I feel like I'm missing it. Even though I'm awake 95% of the time through the long nights and lack of naps, it's like it is going by too quick for me to keep track of.
We're getting better though. My multitasking skills are pretty good now too, I can drive and hold a soother in her mouth at the same :) I can blog and make phone calls all at once as well..

Yesterday was Kaydence's 2 month check up (also her 2 month birthday!) Doctor said everything was very good! She's 10.94 Lbs, 58 cm long, and her head is 37 cm around. Which means she gained 2.14 Lbs and grew 4 cm in a month! Doctor said she might have clogged tear ducts because both her eyes are gooey now, but they are getting better.

We've started doing Infant massage classes which are pretty neat. The first class we learned how to massage legs. Kaydence loves this! She just relaxes and looks around all nice and calm.  At yesterday's class we learned how to massage the tummy. What a wat to move gas! It was funny because all the babies were farting a bunch... It's really good though because sometimes she gets gassy and it seems like she's in pain :(

The last few days have been really busy. It takes a long time to get anything done with a grumpy infant!
So today is our relax at home day.. Ha. Relax. Yeah right.. More like wait till baby falls asleep so I rush around and try and get this house back in order. Just like every other day that we are at home... On the plus side I've started downloading episodes of American Idol to watch while I'm nursing. I love that show and haven't watched it in years!

Kaydence at 2 Months old!!
Such a happy face

Monday, February 8, 2010

Look Who's Talking!

Ahh goo Ahh goo Ah Ah Ah.
This is Kaydence talking to her toys. She also says Ayakoo which I interpret to mean "I love you" (hey, I can pretend, right?) Today was a very vocal day for her. When she was happy at least. For some reason Miss Fussy Pants was super angry from like 4 till 7 and that was throughout 2 hours of eating. Sigh. Fussy baby + tired mommy does not a good combo make. We got through it though, now she is happily chewing on her sucky in her chair.

Our day started at 5:30 this morning (yippee). I could have slept in but being the paranoid mother that I am, I needed to make sure I didn't sleep too late so I could be at the clinic as soon as it opened. As it turned out, I still had to wait 40 minutes only to find out that Kaydence's eye goop is totally normal and I just need to wash it 4 or 5 times a day. What a relief though.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Silly Smiles

So I haven't posted in forever..
I knew it would be next to impossible to do this and I actually have lots to say...
Kaydence is growing like a weed!! All of a sudden in this past week all of her 0-3 months clothes fit her. up until now she's been wearing newborn clothes, now none of it fits! We were in Dawson Creek the other day and her diaper leaked, I thought 'No problem I have an extra outfit in her diaper bag...' Ha! an extra outfit that was at least an inch too short! So I had to wipe her clothes clean with wet one and let it dry over the heater in the car...

All of a sudden my newborn has disappeared and I have a round chubby little baby!
I can't believe how much she has changed already! She smiles ALL the time and makes so many silly faces and she is learning how to play! she kicks her feet and bats her toys on her playmat, so adorable! the other day I brought her in the bathtub with me and she loved loved loved it! she kicked and splashed and tried to move around a bunch. it was great. it also made her sleep really well that night. I'm glad she loves baths so much. the first one didn't go so well. I made the water too cold because I was using one of those baby tub thermometers and my did she scream!! now she only screams when I take her out of the tub... so much for a relaxing bath.

Today was our first day using cloth diapers. I have to say it's been pretty successful! for some reason disposables just don't fit her right, newborn pampers are too small and they leak. size 1 pampers are too big and they leak. size 1 huggies fit but seem to leak some of the time too. and parents choice fit, don't leak but go had and gross after just the smallest little pee. But cloth diapers are pretty darn great. so far no leaks and they seem to be nicer on her skin too. we'll see but so far I'm impressed.

On the not so happy side of things, poor Kaydence has an eye infection :( I don't understand why or how but today her eye is gooping all over and it makes me sad. It makes her pretty sad too I think. We'll see what the doc has to say tomorrow, hopefully it's okay though.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Finding Our Rhythm

I have a million ideas running through my head on how to start this blog. None of them seem good enough. I'm doing this for two reasons, first: because Becky said I should. Second: Because I need a way to document my life as a mother and my amazing daughter.

So here goes. Kaydence turned 6 weeks yesterday! these past weeks have flown by faster than I could have imagined. Thursday she smiled her first smile! I was out of the room and she started fussing so I came back and she just looked at me and grinned! it was the best feeling ever, I'm seriously tearing up just thinking about it. She did the same thing today too only today she was crying and when I got there and told it was okay cuz I was there she stopped crying and smiled at me! I love it. I love being a mom.

I called my blog Rhythm of My Life because Kaydence means rhythm. It's a little ironic because we haven't quite figured our rhythm out yet.... Hopefully it's not as hectic as it seems to be now. Either way, she's my life and this is for her.
I don't know how I will find time to do this blog all the time though. Actually, I'm not sure how I find time to do anything. (The only reason I'm sitting here now is because I burned my finger on the woodstove and it hurts too much to do anything else, so I'm sitting here and constantly applying aloe vera whilst I type) I can't believe how much having a baby takes up all of your time! It seems like the moment she's asleep I have to rush around and try to catch up on everything until she's awake again and I have to drop whatever I'm doing and spend the next hour or two (or three or four..) devoting 100% of attention to this baby. Not that I'm complaining. I love every minute of it (almost) it's just shocking how much my day to day life has changed. I'm sure though, that it'll better once we get into the 'rhythm' of things... here's hoping anyway.