I can't believe my little girl is already one month old!!! We are finally establishing some sort of a routine. We usually get up around 10am and attempt to get ourselves together. This usually takes a couple hours between changing clothes, taking baths, changing diapers, eating, getting the house in order, etc. If we decide to go out for the day, we try to leave around noon. I like to get out and I think she does too. So far, she has been so easy to take places. She loves to sleep in her carseat. If we go out, we try to be home around 4 so we are there when Kevin gets home. We had our first night out this past weekend and she stayed with Kevin's parents. We had a good time and enjoyed being out. As much fun as we had, we couldn't wait to get her the next morning. She slept well at grandma and grandpa's house. As far as sleep goes, she naps well during the day between feedings. She goes down for the night in her crib around midnight and will sleep until about 5 or so. I feed her and she goes right back down until about 10am. During the day, she eats 3 ounces every 3 hours. We have been transitioning from breastmilk to formula. So far, so good. By the end of the week, she will be on formula only. I know there are pros and cons to both, but this is what works for us. We are so happy as our little family of three. She constantly changes everyday. We are so blessed!
Where do I begin? First off, sorry for not doing a better job of updating this blog! So our week last week began with our house being broken into. Monday, I got a call from our alarm company saying that our alarm was going off. I knew right off this wasn't good! The police showed up a little before I did and it was apparent that someone had broken in through the guest bedroom window. They took some of Kevin's watches, sunglasses, and rings. Basically, his 'man jewelry.' Everything else seems to have been untouched. Once they entered the hallway, the alarm went off so I'm guessing they gor scared and left pretty quickly. We filed an insurance claim this past week and will hopefully here something soon. Wednesday, I took my niece, Karley, to her mom's school (she's a teacher) to surprise her for her birthday. Karley picked out some flowers and was really excited to go visit. Little did I know what was to come later that evening. Around 7pm I start to feel yucky. Around 8, I got sick. I thought it was a one-time thing...boy was I wrong! I ended up going to the emergency room at 1am because I still couldn't keep anything down. I thought they would give me fluids and send me home. Wrong again! They admitted me to labor and delivery to monitor me. In the mean time, we have gotten word that others in the family were also sick. About an hour after hearing that news, Kevin gets sick. Yep, right there in labor and delivery. We were quite the site. He is getting sick on the couch and me still hooked up to monitors and fluids in the bed next to him. At this point, we aren't really thinking about having a baby, we just want to get well and go home. I had a scheduled c-section for the following tuesday. My week was perfectly planned out. I was scheduled to get a manicure and pedicure, finish thank you notes, clean the house...all things to keep me occupied so I would be completely ready when tuesday came. Well, Miss Saylor had other plans. The doctor on call came in and said she was showing signs of distress since I had been so sick that we needed to get her out right away. I start to panic a bit. I was sick, I wasn't ready, I was SCARED! Kevin is still getting sick mind you and I am wondering if they are even going to let him into the operating room. They wheel me back pretty quickly and start prepping me. I remember hearing the doctor say, 'here's dad, let's go.' I look over and in comes Kevin, white as a ghost! He makes it long enough to hear her cry and he is pushed out of the room and into recovery to wait on me. Once I get in he recovery room, I find out that Kevin has gotten sick-AGAIN! My doctor walks him down to the ER to get some fluids, I am wheeled to my room, and Saylor is wheeled into the NICU. We are all so sick we aren't allowed to be around each other. Kevin ends up being sent home for the night and my mom stays with me. My fever finally broke through the night and Kevin came back early the next morning feeling much better. We finally got to go meet our sweet girl. She was perfect in every way. They kept her in the NICU for the remainder of our hospital stay to make sure she was ok. They were worried about her heart rate and she proved to be a strong-willed little girl. I think she wanted to go home as much as we did. 5 days later, we were all home and all healthy. We went to the pediatrician and my post-delivery check-up a couple days ago and both got good reports. We are so happy and feel so blessed to have our sweet girl home with us. We are so in love! Here are some pictures from our first week as parents.
The Louisville Cardinals lost today and she was NOT a happy camper.
Off to our first doctor's appointment.
I loved this little mudpie outfit. Her friend, Harper gave it to her.
Sleeping on Daddy before leaving to come home.
We did newborn pictures yesterday. As soon as I get them back I will be sure to post. Until then, you can find me cuddling with my sweet girl
Here is Kevin while cleaning out Saylor's closet. We found some priceless heirlooms; as in his Trinity High School football helmet. Trying on this helmet was followed by a slew of text messages between his friends that also dusted theirs off and sent back pictures. Too funny!
This was at a cocktail competition for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. He won! His Maker's Mark cocktail will be the featured drink for the 2012 Bourbon Festival. It's kind of a big deal around here!
He even made front page of the Bardstown, Kentucky newspaper!!!
Finally the nursery has come together. Here is a view from the doorway:
I am waiting to order a monogrammed plate with her birth information on it to hang in this birdcage:
This little lamb was on my baby bed (also used by my mom and my sister) so I wanted to find somewhere to incorporate it. I put it right above the nightlight.
My grandmother made this ceramic basket and I had a liner made for it. It holds all kinds of stuff from q-tips to lotion to diaper cream.
A view of the chair with the pillows.
This was an old table we had in the house so I decided to paint/distress it and have a cover made for it. I needed something small and this fit perfectly. It has books at the bottom and accessories on top. The small vase (with the little girl on it) was given to my parents at the hospital when I was born. I thought it was sweet and fit my theme.
Another view of the window treatments...and a basket full of toys of course.
The chandy that I got from the peddler's mall (Kevin, there's my one reference for the day.) for a mere $20!
This child will never use all of these bows. She has quite the collection; thanks to her best friend, Harper (who she will soon meet).
The dresser with the changing pad on top. Don't worry, I secured it to the back of the dresser. We didn't really have room for a changing table to I had to make good use of my space.
Her carseat and my diaper bag. As of last night, the carseat is officially installed in my car. It is all starting to become real!
Her mobile. I debated on this and whether or not I needed one. I was assured I made the right decision when my friend Lindsay was over yesterday with her little girl Harper (Saylor's future bff) and she LOVED it! She kept wanting us to play it as she snuggled with her mommy. It was really sweet. I can't wait until I have my own little girl here to snuggle. There is also the sleep sheep in the corner that plays soothing sounds that will hopefully help Miss Saylor to sleep:)
A view of the bedding all put together.
Her monogram on the wall right as you walk in the room. The lighting is kind of bad in the picture but the walls are a light pink (sweet taffy-benjamine moore) and the letters are a metallic gold.
Close up of the window treatments.
More of the bedding and of the paper dolls.
I am almost 33 weeks now. I am now going to the doctor EVERY WEEK! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. I have really enjoyed being pregnant. I love to feel her move and think I will miss it when she's here. Although, I am so anxious to meet her. We had another ultrasound yesterday and she looks perfect and is right on track where she should be. She is starting to get some chubby cheeks. I can't wait to kiss them! I have had 2 showers and feel so blessed to be surrounded with such a great family and group of friends. Once some people post pictures, I will try to put some on here. I also had maternity pictures done. I will try to post some of those as well. I am beyond pleased with how they turned out. That's all for now...until next time!