Monday, November 30, 2009

One Month ...Thanksgiving

She's One Month Old Already!!!

Weight: 8 lbs 12 0z (5-10 percentile)

Length: 21.5 inches (25-50 percentile)

So I guess our Katelyn Jane is on the small side, but we are very pleased with the weight she has gained. She makes us smile every day. Ben just loves snuggling with his little girl. Her favorite spot is on daddy's tummy. We have been very lucky with her as far as sleep goes because she only gets up two times a night. Landon has done very well with the new addition to our family. The only problem we have is that he tries to give her "loves" a little too hard.

The above picture is of Katelyn on her first day of church. She was so cute in the little outfit her Aunt Lindsie bought her. Now we just need to get her a bow because people kept asking me how old my boy was (guess you can't see pink when she's wrapped in blanket!)
We love you Katelyn.

It was just the four of us for Thanksgiving this year. Last year we went all out and we were disappointed that it only took us about 15 minutes to eat when it took so long to cook it all, so this year we took it easy. But Ben did try a new recipe he's been wanting to, it was a pork loin wrapped in bacon and I made a chocolate chip pumpkin pie.

AND THE BEST OF ALL....our little buddy eating his pumpkin pie (The whip cream was a hit,and we just love this new kind of cackle he does).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Grandparent visit

Grandma and Grandpa Anderson came out to visit their new grandchild and to see their little grandson they hadn't seen since he was 8 months old. We really enjoyed having them out here but unfortunately we came down with the stomach bug twice during the visit. Yuck, it's not much fun having a 19-month-old up-chucking in a small apartment. Because of the illnessess going around we didn't make it out to any of the fun sites here in the Nashville area.Here's grandma holding Katelyn who is about to get a kiss from her brother.
Got to love her little foot missing its sock. Thanks mom for staying so long to help out with things. Landon loved having someone here to pay attention to him.

Here's grandpa holding Katelyn, even with his broken arm (notice the scar). Landon also enjoyed playing with him for the few days grandpa was here before heading back home to work.

Here is the one outdoor activity we did before the stomach bug hit--we walked along the greenway by the river while Ben stayed at home with Katelyn and did homework.

Mom and Dad, thanks so much for coming out here and spending time with us and helping us transition to our larger family. Someday we'll have a guest bed where you don't have to share a room with a toddler!

Now we are looking forward to Grandma and Grandpa Davis' visit next week.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How she got her name

Several people have asked how we came up with our little girl's name. Well, we liked the name Katelyn and we wanted to spell it so that if she wanted to go by Kate, she could see that right in the name. But it is the middle name that has the most meaning. Below is a picture of Ben's great Aunt Jane. He is really close to her. Also Aunt Jane's birthday just happens to be Oct.30, and that is when Katelyn was born. I think it was meant to be.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Baby Adjustment

Now that we've been home for a little while I can download some of the photos and tell you a little about how little Katelyn Jane came into our lives.

First off, thanks so much to those who watched Landon for us so we could go to the hospital. And a special thanks to my awesome sister-in-law for dropping everything in a moments notice to jump on a plane to watch her adorable little nephew.
Here's Aunt Lindsie holding Katelyn for the first time.
And now the birth story. We were induced one week early to hopefully skip the whole painful tearing thing that happend with Landon's birth. We got to the hospital at 7 a.m. and the pitocin was started by 8:30 a.m. which was also when the doctor broke my water. Man, contractions really pick up once that water is broken! By 10:30 a.m. I had my epidural and 1 p.m. the nurse came in and told me to do a practice push, which lasted no more than 3 seconds when she promptly told me to stop because the head was visible. We were going to wait for the doctor to arrive, which the nurse had hurridly had someone page, BUT Katelyn had other plans. On the very next contraction, without me pushing, she slowly inched her head out until the nurse said "Okay, guess she's coming." And just like that Katelyn Jane was here. SO basically I had the easiest delivery ever, and I am so very happy about that especially since I only needed one tiny stitch. I still can't believe how it all happened. And the funny thing was Katelyn's birth was the talk of the Labor and Delivery department because our nurse delivered the baby.
Anyway, here are a few more pictures of Katelyn at home with her big brother and daddy.

Landon loves to be near her, but we have to watch him very carefully because he doesn't really get the concept of being gentle yet.

Landon loves to point out the features of her face, in the case, her ears.