Thursday, January 31, 2008


Well Kylee is almost 3 weeks old! I can't believe it has already been 3 weeks. Jonathan and I are still adjusting, but she seems to have made herself at home :) My mom has been here the last two nights and she takes the night shift and Jonathan and I have slept 5 hours in a row each night. Kylee seems to really like to be on a schedule. She actually sleeps better during the day though. We usually have to hold her at night. But hopefully eventually we can put her in her bed at night.

Daddy is holding her right now and singing to her. She is really fascinated by him. I love to watch them together. She looks just like him. Sometimes I can see her when I look at him now.

The doctors told me to not take her anywhere for the first month or so. It is RSV season and since she was so sick, they don't want to take any chances. So I haven't gotten to show her off yet! I can't wait to show her to people.

We went for her two week check-up on Tuesday and she has gained an oz. since she came home from the NICU. She started at 8.8 and now she is 7.12. The doctor didn't seem worried that she wasn't back at her birth weight, he was pleased that she was maintaining her weight. He said that she is very healthy. He did hear the heart murmur just a little bit, but said he was not concerned. We have an appt. with a cardiologist in March to make sure it is still okay as she grows.

Here are a few more pictures!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

She's finally here!

Kylee Michelle was born on Saturday, January 12th at 2:48 PM. She weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and is 19 inches long. I ended up needing a cesarean because she was so big and I had an infection. It turns out that I had a uterus infection and that is what was causing those horrible pains in my right side. I stayed in the hospital for 3 days to recover, but Kylee had to stay for a total of 9 days. As soon as she was born they took her to the NICU to check her out.

The infection planted itself in Kylee's lungs and she had pneumonia. She was also having trouble breathing normally, had a bubble on the back of her head from being in the birthing canal too long, and had a low blood cell count. It was pretty scary to see her hooked up to all of those machines when she was so little. I was very thankful that she ended up being big so she had some to loose.

Jonathan and I had about 20 minutes with her before they discovered something was wrong and took her to the NICU for good. We each got to hold her for a few minutes and those minutes were very precious. We didn't get to hold her again for 4 days. I must say that was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do. I'm crying right now just thinking about it.

We have been flooded with prayers and love and to all of you, we want to say thank you. Our class at church has provided meals for us every night since we got home from the hospital. It is so nice to feel taken care of. My school gave me a shower the day before she was born. I wasn't able to go because I was at home with contractions. It was perfect, I got to come home to all of the presents and didn't have to be the center of attention. When we came home from the hospital without Kylee, it was nice to have a distraction to look at in her nursery.

She was released on Monday and I was so excited!! I went up there to feed her and stayed for a while just holding her. When the doctor came by to check on her she asked if I thought she was ready to go home. Of course I replied, "Yes!" The discharge process started and we got to bring her home that afternoon.

She is doing really well. She is breastfeeding nicely despite the fact that I had to pump for the first week and she was on the bottle. I am very thankful for that. Jonathan took off all of last week to take care of me and he is home this week to be with Kylee. I'm really going to miss him when he has to go back to work on Friday.

Bryan did not get to see her until we brought her home on Monday. He had the sniffles and he was not allowed in the NICU. He was so excited to finally get to meet her. He seems to be really fascinated by her. He doesn't even seem to mind her crying :) He is going to be a great big brother!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Getting ready

I started having sharp pains while I was at school yesterday. I made it through the day somehow and then I had to take Bryan to the doctor. It turns out that he has strep. He said that his throat was hurting, but he didn't have any fever over 99 and he was not acting sick at all. I know that strep knocks me down. But he does have it so we are at home today and I am trying not to let his germs get me.

So anyway, the pains. I could time them for a while and then they kind of subsided. About 10:30 last night I tried to lay down and go to sleep and they got really intense, so Jonathan took me to the hospital about 10:30. They checked me and said that I was only 1 cm, but my cervix was thinning nicely. Luckily my mom had come up so she was at home with Bryan. I decided to stay home today because I am still having some of the pains, they just aren't consistent.

When we went to the hospital last night, my mom told Bryan that he might have a sister in the morning, so this morning when he got up he noticed that Kylee's door was closed. He asked why it was closed and if she was asleep in there. He wanted to go and see her. How sweet.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Happy Birthday Karen!

Today is Karen's birthday! I hope you have a great birthday Karen, I wish I was there to celebrate with you :)