Thursday, January 5, 2012

Isabella is 4 months old

My dear sweet Isabella,

You are already 4 months old. I cannot believe how fast time has gone!

You have not had your 4 month appointment yet, but last week you weighed in around 13 lbs. You are wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 2 diapers. I love all of your cute outfits and it seems like you grow right out of them.

You are still eating on a 3 hour schedule, but some lucky nights you will sleep a good 8-9 hour stretch. You still are struggling with reflux and are taking Prilosec twice daily, but we may be switching to Prevacid soon as you are on the maximum dose of Prilosec. You spit up a lot and choke frequently, which can be pretty scary especially for anyone who helps watch you.

You are such a happy baby! You love to watch Chase run around and play. You have started laughing out loud, which is so stinking cute! I absolutely love our little conversations we have. You love to imitate the sounds I make.

You look so much like Chase did as a baby. Your hair is dark, but is starting to lighten up. Your eyes are still a dark blue and look like they may be getting some darker spots. Not sure if they will turn brown like daddy's or stay blue like mine and Chase's?

Chase still adores you! He loves to talk to you and make you laugh. He loves laying next to you on your play mat. He still call you his little princess. I cannot think of anything sweeter than seeing the two of you smiling at one another! I am so blessed to have the two of you as my children!

Monday, December 5, 2011

3 months old!!!

My dear sweet Isabella,

You are 3 months old and growing so quickly!!! You look just like Chase did as a baby!

You are such a happy baby! You smile all of the time. You are rarely fussy. When you are fussy, you love to bounce with mommy on the big Swiss ball. Thanks for the tip Aunt JJ! Wish I would have done this with Chase!

You love to lay on your mat and look at the lights. Peek-a-boo is your favorite game to play. You absolutely love to laugh and you get tickled so easily.

You are still working on holding your head up on your own. You can do it for a few seconds and then it starts to wobble.

You still spit up quite a bit, and we continue to increase your reflux medicine. you hate the taste of your Prilosec so we switched to grape flavoring and you seem to be doing a little better with it. I mostly have to mix it in your bottles to get you yo take it.

You have slept through the night four times and we are looking forward to many more!! You usually wake up to feed around 3 am and 5:30 am. You are now officially sleeping in your crib.

I love to dress you up in all of your pretty clothes, but you are growing so fast! sometimes we put you in pretty outfits just to go to the doctor or to drop Chase off at MDO.

Chase adores you! He wakes up every morning and says "How's my little princess?" He hates to hear you fuss and immediately will say "Bella needs something!" He likes to "check" on you and he loves to help with feeding and burping you.

3 months old stats

Weight: 11 lbs 7 oz

Height: 24.5 inches (above the 97th percentile)

Clothes: 3-6 months and 6 months

Diaper: size 2

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's been forever

I cannot believe how much time has passed since my last post!! So much has happened. My sweet baby Bella is now 2 months old. She is starting to sleep one longer stretch at night, but still wakes around 3 am to feed again. She is growing so much. She weighed 11 lbs 6 oz at her appointment last week. She is wearing size 3-6 months clothes and size 1-2 diapers. Chase adores her. He always wants to check on her and help feed her, calm her if she is crying, and play with her on her play mat. He says things like "how's my little princess" and "hi baby! I'm so glad you're home!" Completely melts my heart! I am so blessed to have such wonderful children and an amazing husband!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm 30 weeks

I'm 30 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 30 Weeks

Size of baby: Head of lettuce

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Too much to track!

Gender: GIRL!!!!

Movement: She is pretty active! Right now she is head down. Let's hope she stays that way for delivery!

Sleep: Getting up to use the bathroom every 3-4 hours, but overall still sleeping well

What I miss: Wishing I could go shopping for this little lady and hang out with my friends for all of their kiddos birthday parties

Cravings: Still loving the watermelon. Also, have been eating more ice cream! Chase is loving that he gets to eat ice cream everytime I do!

Symptoms: Fatigue and puffiness. Contractions are continuing. Unfortunately, I did not have quite as good of a check up this last week. My cervical length went down by a centimeter and I had some funneling. I had to get betamethasone shots to help develop her lungs in case of early delivery. I will now be going twice a week for check ups.
Best Moment this week: I passed my 3 hour glucose tolerance test! Woo hoo!

Friday, July 8, 2011

29 weeks!!!

I am growing by leaps and bounds! I can't believe we have made it this far and I am still at home. Yeah!! Bed rest at home is so much better than bed rest in the hospital. I get to see my little man all the time, which is amazing! I love being able to spend so much time with him and watching him grow and change. He is becoming so independent in everything he does. He is also so smart. He comes up with the funniest comments. One day he was climbing on the ottoman and fell down. I asked him if he fell and was hurt and he replied, "No, I'm stretching!" Nice cover! It will be hard to leave him to go back to work in several months.

I just got the results of my glucose screen and am bummed to find out I failed the test. Now I have to go back and do the 3 hour test. I had to do that when I was pregnant with Chase and it was awful. At least then I had the hospital bed to lay in while I was waiting. This time I will have to sit in the office. Yuck! Also, found out I am anemic and will be starting on iron. I have my next OB appointment next week so we will get to see how baby is doing at that appointment.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Home to be with the heavenly Father

My aunt Judy passed away a couple of days ago after battling cancer. I have so many wonderful memories of her and hanging out at her house as a child. She will truly be missed! I hope she is resting peacefully with our heavenly Father.

Judy Fay Parks, 65, of Plainfield, IN passed away June 19, 2011. She was born June 16, 1946 in Lynch, KY to the late Floyd and Esther Wilson. She was a master assembler in the parts department at United Technologies Carrier for 34 years. Judy was also a member of United Steel Workers Local 1999. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4:00 pm until service. Graveside services will be Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 pm in Emlyn Cemetery, Emlyn KY. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline (Kevin) Turner; sons, Scott (Susan) and Jack (Cami) Parks; brothers, John and Don Wilson; sisters, Velma Tuttle, Sue Attkisson and Bea Reeves; 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her half sister, Wilma Quillen.

Judy Fay Parks
(June 16, 1946 - June 19, 2011)

Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm 26 weeks!!!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 26 Weeks
Size of baby: cucumber
                                                 Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 27 lbs
                                          Maternity Clothes: anything that keeps me comfy
 Gender: GIRL!!!!
                                   Movement: She's been kicking and jabbing for several weeks now!
                                     Sleep: I'm loving our new mattress and getting much better sleep
                                       What I miss: Being able to get up and go whenever I want
                                           Cravings: Watermelon!!! I'm also still craving cereal.
                                  Symptoms: intermittent contractions and a basketball shaped belly
                Best Moment this week: Love when Chase gets down and sings to my belly! So sweet!