Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kylee's 2nd Day and Going Home

Here are some more pictures of our sweet baby girl! Although there are a few with her eyes open, she spent the majority of her time at the hospital sleeping. Since Chad stayed at my parents' house for the two nights and we took advantage of the nursery at night, we were able to catch up on our sleep. Unfortunately though, after going home on Saturday, John went to the Medcheck where he was diagnosed with Strep throat and an ear infection. Bummer for all of us!

My parents holding Kylee
Chad was so excited to feed Kylee a bottle

Getting ready to go home
First time in the carseat

We picked up lunch and went to my parents' house to get Chad after leaving the hospital

I can't believe we're a family of four now!
At our house for the first time

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Introducing....Kylee Alexis Long

Sorry it has taken so long to post pictures of the new addition to our family. Kylee Alexis was born Thursday, June 18th at 9:59 am. She weighed 8 lbs even and was 20 inches long. Although I thought I was going to be induced today, June 23rd, Kylee had a plan of her own. Many of you may already know the story, but if not here it goes. On Wednesday night, Chad woke up around 2:30 am and he finally fell back asleep in our bed around 4am. It was around 6am that I got up to pee and started having just mild contractions about every 20 minutes. At 7:45 both Chad and John were still sleeping so I told John I was having some contractions but wasn't sure if they were real but I am going to take a shower. While I was getting ready, John and Chad woke up and ate breakfast while my contractions started getting a little more painful and closer together. Around 8:45, John came upstairs, must have noticed I was in pain and said he was going to take his shower and that I should call my parents and the doctor. So after getting my things together and packing a bag for Chad, we took off for my parents house. As soon as I got into the car, I remember saying, uh oh...I think we probably should have left sooner. After John practically threw Chad and his stuff into my parents' arms, we left their house at 9:25-ish. I crawled into the back seat of our Envoy where I proceeded to scream and roll around in pain for what it seemed like was the longest ride of my life. Thank God we made exceptionally good time (thanks to John), because after my water broke about halfway there, I was holding my legs shut. We had just enough time to park the car in the pick-up/drop-off circle and make our way to labor and delivery. Because they didn't have any labor rooms open at the time, I had to go into an unstocked Triage room. The nurse checked me at 9:48 and I was 10 cm and complete (obviously too late for any medications at that point). The in-house doctor came in at 9:52, and Kylee was born at 9:59 am. Because everything happened so fast, I never had one vital sign taken on me, no blood drawn, no IV, no nothing. I was still wearing the t-shirt I came in with. Although going natural wasn't in my birth plan, at least it went fast and ended with a healthy baby girl.

Lovely Triage room and bed
My mom who we planned to have in the room for the delivery but was about 10 minutes too late. Sorry:(

John's mom, Lynn, holding Kylee for the first time
Getting ready for her first bath

Kylee with Aunt Mandy
John's Grandma Mary
Showing off her bow hat (thanks to the Post Partum nurses)

Big Brother Chad more interested in crackers then new baby sister
Notice his hand on his forehead....probably thinking (oh, no)
Very proud parents
What a little cutie!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Clarian Kids Zoo Outing

Another fun outing with the "Clarian Gang!" I'm so lucky to have such great friends to work with and hang out. Hopefully we'll be able to fit in many more outings this summer!
Who needs wild animals when there are ducks to feed
Looks like Emma Kate and Chad are both pooping

Fun on the carousel
Charlotte and Chad feeding the giraffe
Snuggling with his new "kitty" after a tiring day

Got Milkshake?

Avrey and Chad sharing one of Papaw's famous chocolate milkshakes! How cute!

Chad's 2nd Birthday Party!!!

So much has been going on recently I haven't had time to post pictures of Chad's 2nd birthday from June 6th. Since I've got a lot of updating to do I'll make this short and sweet. The party went well, weather was fantastic, everyone had a great time, and as always Chadoured his special Elmo cake and icecream (that's my boy..hehe). Heoved all his gifts but the tool set and tool box is his absolute favorite! He's always going around looking for his "cuts" (the plyers, of course). He also calls scissors "cuts" too. What a goof! Enjoy the pictures!

New basketball goal

The favorite tool set
Another favorite...Geotrax remote control trains

Last picture of us before delivery-2 wks away

Great gift idea Daddy-tub crayons. They go on much easier than they do coming off!