Sunday, June 28, 2009

One Month!!

Yesterday was Katy's Monthday!! It's hard to believe that she is already one month old, and she is growing so fast. She's not exactly the skinny little bird she was when we brought her home anymore, it's so sad how big she's grown already. When we got home from the hospital she was 7 lbs. 2 oz. and now she's a whopping 8 lbs. 13 oz.!! Ever since she figured the eating thing out, she's been all about it. She has developed a lovely double chin, and chubby cheeks and thighs. We love our little Katy B!!!
Some of her favorite things to do are:
  • EAT every 3-4 hours
  • Take a warm bath and have her hair washed with shampoo - she also loves to have her head put under the faucet to rinse off the shampoo!
  • Scream bloody murder when she's tired and ready to be put down for her nap
  • Read stories and stare at the pictures
  • Burp as loud as an adult and spit up on her clothes, our clothes, the couch, bed, etc.
  • Dance around the living room with her daddy while listening to Jack Johnson radio
  • Suck vigorously on her best friend... paci
  • Give big kisses to mommy and daddy
  • Stare at the blue birdie on her mobile in her swing (she really goes out of her way to do this, she tilts her head so far back to see it, it looks painful)

And here are some of the most recent pictures we've taken: (The fuzzy ones are from Andrew's iphone, but we still think they're cute : )

The above pics were both Monthday pics
Our little family
She'll grow into the hat...

Nakee picture after bathtime

She la, la, loves her paci

Katy trying to eat the sheet after I stole her best friend paci

All wet!!

Andrew took both of these on his Iphone trying to make her look as gross and huge as possible by emphasizing her double chin and large cheks. He was pretty successful, she looks about like a blimp!!

"I'm going to eat you!!"

We love our Katy B. and are so excited for all of her grandparents and aunt Emily and Christina to come out next weekend for her blessing!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Labor Story

Katy Briet Larson was born on Wednesday, May 27 at 4:27 p.m. Here is how she made it here... On Tuesday, May 26, Andrew and I arrived at the hospital to start the induction (I was 4 days overdue, and my insurance was changing at the end of May, so I needed to be induced so that my wonderful COBRA health insurance from being a teacher covered the labor and hospital stay.) Around 10:00 p.m. I got a folley catheter to get me a little more dilated so that they would be able to start the pitocin first thing in the morning. That night we slept pretty well (about as well as you can sleep with nurses poking and prodding you all night.)

Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. they started pumping that wonderful pitocin through me. By 9 I was having contractions about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes apart that were lasting from 1 to 1 1/2 minutes... I was not getting much of a break, but at this point, the contractions were no big deal. Well that didn't last about 11 the contractions were pretty stinkin' intense and I was checked at 11:30 and was at a 7. I immediately asked for my epidural, which unfortunately took an hour and fifteen minutes to get to me. By 12:45 I was at an 8 and was sooo glad when the epidural arrived. After the epidural was given, I felt pretty good for about 10 minutes, and then it started to wear off and I was feeling some intense contractions again. So the nurse upped my dose of the epidural.

At about 1:30 the epidural was finally working and the doctor came in. I was at a 9, so he broke my water. Two hours later it was time to push, I pushed for exactly one hour, and Katy was here. She came out with not a peep, I kept asking the doctor, "Is she ok?" and he assured me that she was. Katy was 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 20 inches long. All in all, Andrew and I were very pleased with how well the labor went, and we are so grateful that Katy is happy (well, some of the time, haha) and healthy. Here are a few of our fav pics from the last 2 1/2 weeks: