Thursday, December 30, 2010

14 months!!! What!?!?!?!

First of, I have been a super slacker when it comes to blogging!!! I will TRY and get better at this! Try is the key word!

Kylar B is 14 months today!! Can you believe it?? I sure cannot!!

Here is what is new with the little girl!!
Kylar got a new pediatrician. We were just not happy with her original doctor. He was very concerned about her size and was trying to get me to wean her before she was even a year. So that was the icing on top of the cake. We decided to switch to a pediatrician that shares more of our beliefs. Such as extended breast feeding and a doctor who doesn't rely on antibiotics. I think we needed a more "crunchy" doctor, for lack of better terms. My mom had suggested a while ago to look into finding a holistic doctor. And after a little research, we found one. And we are very happy with her.

At her last appointment, which was her year check up, Kylar was in the less then 3% for height and weight and less than 5% for head. She is a peanut! And her doctor is not the least bit worried. She can tell Kylar is healthy, just petite! Hopefully she will stay that way.  She probably weighs about 17-18lbs now. She is just little. Nothing wrong with that!! Someone has to be the little one!! It just means she will be the one thrown up in the air if she decides she wants to be a cheerleader!
She is in a size 3 or 4 shoe. Depends on the shoe really. And clothes, she is in anything from 9 month up to 18month (usually caused by her fluffy butt).She wears cloth diapers, but when she is in disposable diapers, she is in a 3 (barely).

Kylar is still nursing 3x a day (morning, mid day, and before bed). She also eats 3 meals a day, plus a snack. And she usually has 2 sippy cups of milk and water through out the day! She is a piggy!! She eats pretty much anything. She loves fruit, pasta, goldfish, hotdogs, oatmeal and anything as long as you put ketchup, bbq sauce or pasta sauce on it. Her favorite might be Pizza Fridays though! She will eat anything on pizza!

Little girl likes her sleep!! She sleeps from 9:30-9:30. And naps from 1:30-3. Like clockwork. But, she is flexible if I ask her nicely to be! If we are out, she will usually be okay til about 2-2:30ish. Then she gets crabby. Our nap routine is she nurses, gets a story and rocks, then she goes in her crib and either goes right to bed or plays then falls asleep. After nap, she is super crabby and needs to hold on to pink bear and snuggle on the couch for a bit. I wonder where she gets that from??? 
Night time routine is just as simple. She gets a bath, lotion, and vitamins. Then she nurses, gets her teeth brushed and gets a story. Then her Daddy and her rock and say a prayer. Then we both give her kisses and lay her down. Lately she has been listening to the prettiest lullaby c.d. by Jewel (Thanks Grammie and Bumpy)!

Kylar started walking at the beginning of the month. And then all of a sudden she walks like a pro!! No need for assistance or anything!! Not even arms our to keep her balance!! She is started to attempt to run! Silly girl.
She recognizes most of her toys by name, even brand new toys. And she says yeah, mama, dada, cat, lola, up and hi. She waves hi and bye. Blows kisses. Nods yes and no and understands what they mean. She can sign milk, more, all done, please and just recently learned thank you.

Kylar is still in gym class and goes to story time. Both are on winter break right now though, but will start up again next week. We are also going to take Mommy and Me yoga class with Benjamin and his Mommy!
She loves to play with dolls and already has a love for the Disney Princesses!! She is starting to get into her crafty side, like her Mommy!! She colors with markers and will try crayons soon too. One of her favorite things to play with right now are her magnets! Santa brought her some magnets and she loves to take them on and off the fridge!

And for your viewing pleasure!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A star upon our tree

In September, Randy and I have been talking about expanding our little family. We had decided, there was no time like the present.  And much to our surprise, our trying to conceive journey was a lot shorter than expected. We found out we were pregnant the end of October. This was supposed to be a happy and exciting time. Filled with telling Kylar what it would be like to be a big sister. Telling our families and friends. Preparing for the arrival of a new little one.

Our excitement was cut short just a few weeks into the pregnancy. On Friday, Nov 5th, I miscarried what would have been are second child. I went in for regular blood work and my doctor called with the results. I could tell by the tone of her voice it was not good. My HCG level was not doubling like it should. She felt the pregnancy would not last. She wanted to re-test that following week to double check, but said it didn't look good.  That next morning is when we lost the baby.

We have gone through a lot of emotions the past few days. We were mad, sad, confused, hurt. You name it. We do not understand why we got pregnant just to have that little baby taken away from us. Why was this happening? What did we do? What could I have done to prevent it? And since the baby was not "technically" a baby, would would happen? Would the baby go to heaven? When we go there, will we know the baby? Will the baby know us? Or is the baby just gone?

After a lot of heart breaking conversations, we have come to a bit of a peace about it.  I know in my heart this little baby would have been a boy. I just had a feeling. We believe that he was taken from us because he was either going to have something wrong and would suffer or b/c God has greater plans for him. We know that he is in a place where he will not suffer or feel any pain.  We know that is he taken care of. And we believe that he is in heaven. And that we will one day meet our little boy. We also know that Kylar will always have her little brother watching over her.  Our little angel baby is going something greater than he could have done here on Earth. And knowing that, we were able to come to peace with the loss of our baby.

While, we want to grieve and continue on, we also do not to forget our baby that was taken too soon. We will tell Kylar and any future children we have about their brother in heaven. And we will let them know that he is always there watching over us. We decided that to honor our lost family member, we are going to get an ornament for our Christmas tree. Randy said we should get blue since I feel he was a boy. He also suggested something simple, like a star. So we will be looking for a blue star ornament to remember our baby. He will forever be a star upon our tree.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A year in the making!!

I cannot believe our little chinchilla is a whole year old!! She is such a sweet little girl!!

We celebrated her birthday with a party in Chicago and a party in Louisville. And on her actual birthday, just the 3 of us spent the day together!

We decided to go up to Hubers. We left pretty early to head up there. Kylar loved it!! There were little goats roaming around!! She loved them. She laughed hysterically whenever they came by her.

Then we went on a wagon ride around the farm, played on the swing set and rode a little tractor. We ended up having lunch at the restaurant they have up there. It was so good!! We had ham, fried chicken, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, chicken and dumblings and rolls with apple butter! It was so good! Kylar even ate her fair share!!

Before we headed out we picked out a pumpkin to carve later that night. Then made the drive back home. And Kylar fell asleep in the car (Thank goodness, b/c she missed her morning nap).

We opened presents and Kylar played and I made dinner. One of Kylar's favorite things to eat is pancakes! She loves them! So we had pancakes and bananas for dinner! She was in 1 year old food heaven!

After dinner we carved the pumpkin then continued on with our regular nightly routine! It was a great day! A perfect way to celebrate the first year of Kylar's life!!! All night long I kept telling Randy how much fun I had and thanking him for such a great day! It was amazing!

Pictures from all her birthday festivities are on shutterfly.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


That means in only 1 month Kylar B. will be 1 year old!! This is crazy to me!!!

Baby girl is getting big. She walks around the house with her push toys! She will not walk by herself yet. But when she uses those toys, boy she sure knows what she is doing!! She can fly through the house!! Crazy girl!!

Here is what is going on in her world:
She eats 3 meals a day, 1 snack and nurses 4-6times a day. Depends on her mood!
She loves stories and book!
She likes art projects.
Every animal is Lola! Wowa! Wowa!!
Loves to give kissers.
Takes either two 30 minute naps or 1 hr long nap.
She is soooo close to walking.
She loves to play peek-a-boo and "I'm gonna get you!" but instead of running away, she crawls towards me laughing.
She has 5 teeth!! And 1 about to poke through!

She is just a bundle of energy and joy! She gets so excited and scurries to the door as soon as she hears her Daddy pull in the drive way.

As much as it makes me sad to see her grow up, I cannot wait to see what the next stage in her life brings.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The longest 45 minutes!

The past week, my sweet baby girl has been replaced with this!

She has been attacked by the horrible Tooth Monster!! Why do babies need to get attacked by the Tooth Monster in order to meet these people?

But anyway. The past week, the only way Kylar will nap is if she is in my arms! Talk about going back to bad....bad....BAD habits!! So after 3 days, I finally decided she is going to have to figure this whole sleep thing out again. Last night, we let her cry in her crib for 15 minutes, then she was out. Today for her nap was a whole other story!!

She was in her room crying for 10 minutes. I almost went in there. Then figured last night took about 15. I better wait...
10 turned to 15. Still crying....
Turned to 20. Still crying....
Turned to 25. Still crying....
Turned to 30. Quiet with sporadic screaming for a few minutes.
Turned to 40. More quietly whining.
Turned to 45....

She finally fell asleep!! Poor sweet little girl!! Hopefully these 4 teeth will come in soon! I know she hates this more than me!
I love you, Kylar B. But please, PLEASE learn to go to sleep on your own again!!! Remember...

You used to be such a good sleeper!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

10 Months!!!

I cannot believe this little baby is now 10 months old!! Wow the time has flown!!

She is a big bundle of energy now!

Here is what is going on in her 10 month old life!
-Weighs 16lbs and is 27 inches long!! She is an itty bitty!
-She has 2 pearly white teeth
-She LOVES to snort and show off her gummy smile!!
-She likes a dash of hot sauce with her dinner!
-She crawls, pulls up and can walk with assistance, nothing solo yet.
-Words she can say: Hi, Mama, Dada, Lola
-She recognizes both dogs, by name.
-She waves at anyone that walks by.
-She gives hugs and kissers. And will imitate kissy noises!
-She loves her baths and water in general.
-She enjoys play dates with her friends and gym class.
-If you ask her to share, she will give you whatever toy she has in her hand. Then waits for you to share back.
-Words she recognizes: Book, her name and nicknames (Ky-Ky, Chinchilla), hi, bye, come here, uppie, cheerios, I am sure there are more, but those are the main ones.

She is just goofy and sweet. She makes us laugh and smile every day. Her latest bit of silliness is when we sign "milk" she laughs hysterically and will crawl frantically to get to the "milk makers"! She LOVES Wiley's bed and insists on stealing it from him and doing face plants into it. This is an all day every day occurrence!!

She seems to learn something new everyday. I cannot wait to see what the next 2 months bring! She is such a good sweet baby. We are very lucky to have gotten such a sweetheart.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Looking for!!

An antique wood high chair!!
If anyone sees one at a yard sale or antique store, please let me know!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Amazingly Green

 Ever since I have known Randy, he has talked about "going green". We have done a few things through the years to greenify our lives. We have gotten rid of most paper kitchen products, chemicals, we recycle like no other, and we re-use as much as we can. We have even been starting to buy more local foods.

Since this little bitty came along, we have tried even harder to eliminate our carbon foot print as much as possible. We make our own wipes, cloth diaper and try to feed her as much local organic food as we can. We do occasionally buy jarred organic baby food (mainly when we are going to be out for dinner or traveling), but I primarily make it all or feed her what we are eating. And I will be re-purposing all her used jars soon.

Our next stop on "Project Go-Green" is to start a compost pile. The hardest part about starting this, is getting over our cheapness and buying a bin. Once we suck it up, we will be ready to go. We have to do it soon. Considering fall is approaching and we can use the leaves to start our pile. And we already have a small compost bin for the kitchen to throw fruit, veggies and egg shells in. Once that gets full, we will need a place to put it.

But, the main reason I decided to write about going green is because today, Randy was like a kid in a candy shop in the local store, Amazingly Green Planet. This week, Amazingly Green ran an ad on LivingSocial. Which is very similar to Groupon. The special was for $12 you get $30 worth of merchandise. Normally, when I buy extra stuff, I like to run it past Randy. Not this time!! I wanted to buy this and surprise him that night. He was very excited! We had to run a few errands this morning, so we decided to add a trip to Amazingly Green Planet onto the agenda. We got there and Randy was looking at EVERYTHING!! Composters, cleaning products, kitchen products, skin products, toys, diapers, candles, incense, you name it!! He kept having me look at stuff. I had to keep reminding him that this was for HIM. In the end, he decided on some reusable bags for his lunches (Guitars and penguins :) Him and Kylar have a special thing for penguins!) and the kitchen compost thing I mentioned above. I just wish I would have bought more than one special!!  Randy could have spend all our money there! He was so cute!! Seeing him so excited made me fall in love with him a little more.
 Kylar and her Daddy bonding over penguins (hence the penguin baggie)!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WW-Look what I found in Mommy's diaper bag!!

Team 409!!

Last week, my friend Amy was in town for work from Atlanta. We decided to meet for dinner Friday night. Well, actually her work decided for us! Friday was their "free night" with not a lot of stuff scheduled. So, we figured it would be a perfect time to meet and have dinner!

Amy is just as sweet in person as she is online. Kylar loved her!!

Amy was staying downtown, so Randy was able to meet us after he got off work. We went to The Pub on 4th Street!

We were sad Amy was only going to be around for a short time!! We hope she has to come back to Louisville soon!!
Thanks for the visit, Amy!!! It was so nice to finally "meet" you!! We hope you come back soon!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Farmer's Market!!


For the past couple weeks we have been going to the St. Matthew's Farmer's Market. Despite the hot weather, we have really enjoyed it.

We do not really get much while we are there. Mainly peaches and green tomatoes. The peaches are soooo good. The juice just explodes in your mouth when you take a bite!! Yum!

This week we decided to get some flowers for the house. They had the biggest, prettiest sunflowers. And what I thought were cattails, were actually a purple majesty. I think Kylar liked the flowers too.

They have a local musician playing at the market as well. Randy kept making comments about the songs. So he and Kylar decided to check him out a little closer.

 His name is Justin Lewis. He played a lot of cover songs, but he also has a few of his own. 
Kylar was mesmerized by him. She couldn't stop staring!!

They liked him so much, they decided to give him a little tip!

It was a great day at the Farmer's Market! We have been enjoying fresh peaches and baked green tomatoes all week!! And some beautiful flowers on the kitchen table!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!!-Lazy Eater!!

Sorry- Adding some words. We did not try soon enough to have her hold her own bottle, now she refuses to do so! Silly girl. Oh well, she takes her sippy cup just fine!