We have a busy week ahead of us. While Jonny is finishing up with school and tests, I’m preparing the house for our trip to Vegas. I’m determined to scrub the entire house and have the all the laundry done by Friday. I also have to go shopping and get some clothes for Kylie. She hit a growth spurt and doesn’t fit in anything, so I have to find some good deals and buy almost a whole new wardrobe for her.
My Baby Girl March 13, 2009
Kylie is 16 months! Its really hard for me to grasp the fact that my baby girl is turning into a toddler. She is growing so fast and learning new words and gestures every day. She absorbs everything she sees, and its so neat to watch her learn and experience new things.
Here is my cutie-pie with a big cheesy hot dog grin
Another Hurdle March 8, 2009
Kylie was diagnosed with alpha thalassemia when she was first born. Its a blood disorder that affects the normal production of hemoglobin which causes low iron. She hasn’t had to take any medication and its not severe at this point. We don’t know if Jonny and I are both silent carriers. If we are, there is a 25% chance that my pregnancy won’t go to full term. The baby’s blood would be so mutated that there wouldn’t be any production of hemoglobin and would cause utero.
My last doctor appointment after the doctor listened to the heartbeat, he felt my uterus and said “Hmmm” he felt again and asked if I was eating enough. I told him I was eating about 2ooo calories a day and asked him what was wrong. He said my uterus was smaller that usual for being 26 weeks along. I remembered when I went in for my ultrasound and the technician said that the baby was small and pushed my due date 2 weeks back. He told me that he is concerned that the baby isn’t growing fast enough and wants to start monitoring his/her growth a little more extensively.
Now I freaked out!! I’m doing all my research about the blood disorder and driving myself crazy in the process. I’m calling the doctor on Monday and see if I can get blood work done on the baby and myself.
Kylie’s Hair February 16, 2009
Kylie’s hair is finally starting to grow! This morning in the bath Daddy couldn’t help himself and gave Kylie a brand new do.
I think its going to be a new baby trend…he he
New Skills February 9, 2009
Its truly amazing to watch Kylie grow and learn. With each passing day she reaches new milestones–at seven months she learned that buttons with bright lights on them make electronics do all sorts of cool things. Shortly after learning to walk she learned where mom and dad keep the remote and that by employing her new found skills as a biped she could easily gain access to it, much to the demise of her parents. By 13 months she discovered that CD trays also make great bread and juice trays and that by pushing the shiny button to the left of the slot she could discretely store her leftovers for later.
Her most recent discovery came early Saturday morning. She got up at around 8:00 as she usually does and convinced me to get up at about 8:03. Her diaper was especially heavy and had actually started soaking through and into her pajama pants. I changed her diaper, left her pajama top on and tossed the bottoms in the laundry room with the other soiled clothes (mostly mine, some hers). I flipped through the channels until I found an entertaining and educational cartoon for her before lying down on the couch to finish what I had started five hours earlier (no, not Late Night with Connan O’brian, just sleep). At about 9:30 I stirred from nap and figured I should get Kylie some breakfast. As I sliced some bananas and buttered some bread I called her into the kitchen. She scampered in obediently and held out her arms in anxious anticipation for the decedent meal I had prepared. Once secured in her high chair I went back to the couch and learned all about the color red and the number 11. By the time Kylie was finished eating, Mom was up for the day and went to get her our of her highchair. “Um…where is her diaper?” Michelle asked. I came into the kitchen with a puzzled look on my face. “I don’t know,” I said as I watched Michelle jiggle Kylie’s bare bum free of the plastic chair cover it was stuck to, “What did you do with it?”
In hindsight I suppose it doesn’t make much sense that Michelle would have removed Kylie from her highchair, taken off her diaper only to suction-cup her back in to place, but at the time it was the only thing that seemed logical. I distinctly remembered putting a diaper on her earlier and I didn’t recall her being naked when I put her in her chair for breakfast. I realized the nonsense of my former accusation and began piecing together the events as they had actually occurred: perhaps today was the day Kylie learned to remove her diaper on her own. I took a quick walk through the house and sure enough, found the incriminating Huggy (singular for Huggies I suppose) resting on the floor by the TV. But the story wasn’t over yet, as the investigation continued it became apparent the she had been planning this morning’s events for some time, carefully orchestrating every strategic step with venerable passion. Precisely drawn blueprints were later recovered from Kylie’s crib, they outlined every deviant detail of the plot:
8:36 am: Dad is fast asleep on the couch, remove diaper by pulling tabs A and B simultaneously. 8:38: remove couch pillows from couch and spread them out on the living room floor. 8:41: poop on them. 8:44: step in poop. 8:45 walk around with poop on feet until breakfast
Dad’s plan went as follows: 9:55-11:00 clean up poop prints.
Playroom February 5, 2009
We just turned Kylie’s room into the playroom last month and we are happy with the decision. She plays all day and watches cartoons on her T.V. She grabs her sippy lays a blanket on her lap and sits in her bumbo seat.
Its so cute to watch her.
Fun Sunday February 2, 2009
Today has been wonderful and busy! We had to get up early for church and when we came home, we had to scramble to get everything ready for our Superbowl party. I was afraid there wasn’t going to be enough seating but forgot to include the kitchen chairs in my head count. We watched the game, cheered and chit chatted with each other. I am so grateful that everyone ate plenty of food because we had no room in our fridge for leftovers.
Kylie did great with everyone and was so funny to watch. Anytime there was music on a commercial, she would dance around and give a big cute grin to anyone who would watch her. What a show off!
I’m still on bed rest but cheated today to get the house and food ready. I couldn’t just watch Jonny do it by himself. He has been such a lifesaver these past couple of weeks with picking up the slack. Every day when he gets home, he will clean the kitchen and make sure I have everything I need. When all the house work is done, he usually sends me off to bed for a late afternoon nap…
What a sweetheart, I think I’ll keep him around a little bit longer 😉