Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
You begin to see Christmas decorations and advertisements around, say October. That’s when you begin to think about gifts, time off, family, menu plan, etc... Not that you do anything about it, you’ve got plenty of time! All of a sudden it’s next week. How does that happen!!?? Christmas seems to sneak up on you then in a flash it’s gone. Well here we are; hours, even days of anticipation, an explosion of ribbon and paper and its over. Everyone here has a Christmas hangover right now. No drink involved, just too much thought, to much too wrap, too much to cook, too much to clean, does so and so like their gift, what do I do with the fruit cake so and so gave me…
It’s all worth it for me. I love my family to pieces; I absolutely love buying gifts for them and my joy is seeing their faces when they open them. Unfortunately Kyes too young to LOVE what we got him. It’s a strange thing to unwrap the gift that you wrapped the night before. Another new mom observation. I can’t wait until his face lights up with delight when he sees what ‘Santa” brought him.
Christmas was a success and I’m sad to see it pass so quickly.Actually….we get to do this again on Saturday! Yeahhhhhhhhhh
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Looks like he's trying to blend in!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Hi my name is Kye, I like to blow bubbles, take long naps in the afternoon and chat on my rattle phone…
This is the second week he’s been going to Grammy’s in the evening. Grammy’s enjoying the absolute crap out of having him there. It’s going to take some time to iron out a routine for Mom, Dad, and Grammy…and Kye. See Kye, like him Momma, does not like to be woke up. So when we go get him in the evenings we’re trying to figure out the best possible way to allow our little angel to sleep through the whole ordeal. Putting him in his car seat at bedtime seemed to work until we got him home and had to remove him from said car seat. A fit ensued, followed by a 11pm bottle, a very tired Daddy and resulting in a baby who, besides breakfast, slept most of the next day. So last night we tried his bed but Grammy said he wasn’t having any of it so in the swing he went, that seemed to work ok. We got him home and with a little effort got him into bed without major incident. He was a very restless baby throughout the night though…not sure if our half-waking him had anything to do with it or not. Anyway I’m anxious to see how he does if we put him to bed at Grammys. I think if he gets into a deep enough sleep before we get there he’ll stay asleep.
So far that’s the news around here…Oh wait they came and got the monitors yesterday! Oh happy day! His room looks like a baby’s room not a hospital room. It was comforting to have them but, I’m happy to see them go.
That’s it for now. Kye’s doing awesome. He has a doctors appointment next Friday so we’ll know his weight then….I think it’s around 12 pounds.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Oh Grandpa I love you, now make that face again!!!
What better place to be then Grandma's shoulder....
My very own FAMILY! Who knew this would be so flipp'n awesome! My boys are the greatest..and right here...in this picture...at that particular moment, they both smell wonderful!!
This boy is pimp'n!!
Not sure when this was but I like it so here it is..
Oh my Uncle David!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wow, there are so many things to be thankful for in this situation. I wanted to say thanks to all my friends, family and every one out there who reads this blog. There were some days I could barely keep myself together and somehow writing this helped; you have no idea how much. My heart aches to look at early pictures of him. I don’t think we realized how fragile he really was in the beginning. I also wanted to express my gratitude for the nurses at the hospital, they are bordering on sainthood! We love you guys!! And of course the Powers that be for blessing us with this beautiful boy!
My little man came into this world demanding attention and now he holds it with his charm. We are so grateful to have him in our lives…Your Momma and Daddy love you so much, Kye!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Kye's doing great! He's gonna be a musician like his Uncle Mike and Uncle David! These tiny rattles are perfect for him...maybe we'll move him on to something a little bit cooler later! He loves to shake rattle and roll! He's laughing a lot now and holding onto things, as you can see here! I tried to get a video up but had trouble so, here's a pic.
Our new thing is tummy time. He's not a big fan so far! We're working on it though. I've talked to lots of mom's who are having the same issue. Since 'back to sleep' became the thing to do, kids don't get much time on their bellies. It's good for upper body development and neck strength...really pisses him off though!
When we went to the physical theripist, she said his little head has a slight flat spot on the left side. For so long we weren't able to lay him on his right (Doc said we can now but we're still leary). We've always rotated him, something we learned in the NICU to help head shape but not as much on his right; we're working on that too. We have another appointment with the pt in a few weeks to check progress. Babies heads are pretty pliable so it should even out by then.
It was so nice out that we went on our first stroller walk today! He loved it! I think the fresh air did him good.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Here's a video I thought was uber cute! Yep, I'm force feeding you my tacky home videos!! Again UBER CUTENESS! It does get a touch long, the best part is in the beginning. I didn't know how to cut it down...hell to be honest I barely figured out how to get it posted!
Anyway this has been a busy week! Grandma Byrd and Aunt Doris were here spoiling the pants off the Boy! We miss you and LOVE you guys!!! Zeke and I went out to dinner and a movie...Zombieland...AWESOME btw. and we went to the pumpkin patch on Sunday with Ninfa, Kevin, and Beth.
Oh big news everybody...Kye is OFF the monitors!!! I spoke to the nurse (go between the dr and I) and I told her I'd be more comfortable if we could keep the monitors here in case we freak out so, we've got them for a couple of weeks. He's been doing great so I should be able to sleep tonight...doubtful though!
Friday, October 23, 2009
He had a heart rate drop last week and last night. I called the doctor to report how he's been, he requested I call so he can decide to keep or remove the monitors. Anyway, long story short, the drop is most likely due to his growth. As babies get bigger the heart rate slows, it's normal. His monitors are set for a faster beat. YEAAAA ANyway just wants to post something quickly. He's doing grandma Byrd and Aunt Doris are visiting this weekend, so exciting! Aunt Doris hasn't seen him in uhhh probably 5 pounds! The pic is a little blury but cute!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So, I'll just post when I can. No more daily posts people, I can't do it, I'm not a super hero after all.......oh wait I kinda am ;-)
It's been wonderful having Grandma Byrd here. She's been a huge help and most importantly kyes gotten to know his great grandma... Not to mention mommas been able to take a few naps when the little bugger butt didn't see a need her to sleep at night. Grandma byrds been doing a little bit of
spoiling which Kyes has thoroughly enjoyed. It' was awesome to see my little man resting soundly
on grandma byrds shoulder and I don't think she minded either. She's given us lots of baby tips and changed many a diaper! He
finally initiated her the other day with one of his infamous poos! Well not the 'shoot across the room' type but pretty close!
Well, we love you grandma Byrd and we wish you'd stay for...ever?????
Kyes been doing great at home. A few belly issues here and there but nothing too crazy. The other night he was extra fussy so I called the
pediatrician exchange to find out if there was anything I could give him. Wow I will not make that mistake again! After answering questions
like 'Is he in severe abdominal pain, crying as he lifts his legs with
moments of relaxation as he puts his legs down?". To which I answered
" I don't think he's in severe abdominal pain. He is drawing his legs
up as he cries and not relaxing when he puts them down." this
nurse told me that a doctor should see him within an hour! At first I
freaked out then I looked at kye, I had answered so many questions that
he was sound asleep on daddy. I just wanted to know how to help him
poop for crying out loud! Anyway they had the doctor call me who told me I didn't need to go the the ER. I ended up calling one of our NICU nurses (who knows Kye) and she suggested Mylicon. It works wonders. Thanks Danielle.