Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baby Addiction

My name is Kari and I am addicted to babies and pregnancy for that matter.  It has been a little over 3 weeks, I already miss pregnancy, and already find myself sad that Laila has passed that true newborn stage and has already progressed into an alert infant. I hold Laila A LOT, to the point that I am not getting much else done.  I feel that if I hold her enough, maybe I can freeze time, at least in my mind.  I was holding her the other night when Brian saw me staring at her with that longing gaze and said, "Thank goodness you had your tubes tied, because I can already tell you want more babies."  And he was right.  I do, I did. But, it is done and we are moving on from the baby having stage to the kid raising stage. I have accepted that and know it is right for our family.  So in the meantime, I will hold Laila as much as I can, gaze at her and try to remember everything about her babyness, and love every second of this stage.  So if you come to my house and it is a disaster, you have been warned, I am holding a baby instead of doing household chores.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Laila's Newborn Photos

Check out Laila's newborn photos.  I am late in posting, so you may only have a couple days to view before the slideshow gets pulled.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What Laila's siblings think of her?

We keep getting asked about how the other three are adjusting to Laila. The short version is that they LOVE her.  No jealousy at all so far.  All three are absolutely in love with her and have not said one negative word or acted out in any way.  Anders is insistent on his mommy time and is great about asking for it, but he was like that before, so no real change there. Sadly I can not give him all the time he asks for, but I give him as much as I can and sometimes Laila is in tow.  He does not mind if she is along for the ride, as long as I go, this includes the bathroom.  And if you are not convinced, watch this video.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Aug 5th and 6th

Getting ready for the movie

Laila's first sponge bath - she was not so happy, but found a thumb to soothe her

Great babysitter in the making

Austin, the proud cousin

2nd breakfast out - Chaps with the family

Anders picked this shirt out and had to wear it, even in professional photos.  The Aggies could really use a player like him. 

Beautiful girl, sleeping so nicely.

Photos from the past few days: We ate breakfast at Chaps before my Aunt Kathi and Uncle Mark had to fly home.  Then we went furniture shopping, Myann needs a new bed. Dinner out with Laila, but no other kids.  Grandma volunteered to stay home so the rest of us could go out. The kids did popcorn and movie night. Laila had her first sponge bath to get ready for her photo shoot the next day.  Saturday morning we did photos with Jaidean.  The kids were less than cooperative, but that is how it goes at this age.  Laila cooperated for most of it, so I am hopeful that we will have some good shots to choose from. Saturday afternoon, Papa, Aunt Dani, and Lexi and Austin had to go home.  It was hard to see them go, but we will see them again in a couple of months.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hospital time and going home

Everyone always says to stay in the hospital and enjoy the down time, but I have never followed that advice.  I want out as soon as they let me.  As great as my nurses always are, their job is to constantly check on the baby and I, which translates into no sleep and constant interruptions.  So Monday morning, my most wonderful doctor said I could go home.  So home I went.  I left in a new record for me, 40 hours from my c-section. I was extra motivated to get home to all my family visiting. An added bonus is that I seem to be a fast healer, and I was feeling great and ready to go home with no more medication than ibuprofen.
The BEST OB/Gyn on the planet - I love Dr. Smetana!

Getting ready to go home

Mommy and Laila getting ready to go

Daddy and Laila going home