Tuesday, August 30, 2011

4th of July

Better late than never. I have finally started to make some time to catch up on here because I know the longer I wait to worse it's gonna get. And I think my kids are just too cute not to be bragged about over and over again. So, here is what we did on the 4th. We went to see some fireworks, came home and did some of our own as well. I don't have pictures of those, but you can bet Kaylee had a blast shooting them!Khloe did so go with all that noise for one month old.This girl sure knows how to shake it.


Best purchase of this summer. Kaylee LOVES water, and going to the pool when you live in the south is a must. Me not being able to go into the water for a few weeks after Khloe was born made me drive over to Target and get these babies for her. She loves being independent and was a natural the second she put them on. She just swims and swims and loves every minute of it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hospital pictures

I never got to upload these pictures of Khloe when she was just born and I feel really bad about it. I hope she will not be mad at me for it later.....

Looking at these makes me realize how much she has changed and grown. She has lost little bit of hair and filled up (she weights 14 lbs now, chunky little monkey :) ). She still likes to sleep and nap and her absolute favorite is to be held. Oh how she loves to be snuggled!! She actually gets quite worked up if I put her down and leave the room for a minute (usually to help Kaylee). But that doesn't happen that often so I can say that I have one happy baby on my hands. Love you Khloe!!

Is there anything more heavenly than your new born baby?? I think NOT.

Going home!

Taking my baby home!!

(do I look huge or do I look huge?? Don't answer it).

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ruby Jane Taylor

This sweet, beautiful baby girl passed away a week ago awaiting a liver transplant. She was 7 months old. I unfortunately didn't know her, but her story touched me so much. I have been following her family's blog to see how she was progressing and I prayed and fasted for her and her family. And I still do. I even wanted to be considered as a living donor for her, but our blood type didn't match. My liver would probably be too big for her anyway, but I would have tried, because looking at her picture.... I just couldn't stand the thought of her mom loosing her.I'm not sure why I feel so strongly about Ruby's story since I don't know her or her family, I guess it's the mother in me. I just can't even begin to imagine what her beautiful mom is going through right now. My heart aches knowing that Ruby's mom will have to wait a while until she can hold her baby girl again, kiss her cheeks and see her pretty smile again. And because of this, I am a better mom today. I love and enjoy waking up in the middle of the night to feed my baby girl and to snuggle and kiss her some more. I am more patient, more loving and I drop whatever I'm doing that "needs" to be done so I can roll around the floor with Kaylee, tickle her and laugh with her because there are moms out there that have their hands empty, and I would be ashamed to waste this precious time.....
So today, and every day, when your kids drag mud inside the house, when they spill a glass full of juice on the floor, when they creatively paint your walls with crayons or loose your favorite pair of earrings, remember Ruby, be thankful that you have someone to clean all this mess after and try to kiss and hug your loved ones more often. This is for you Ruby, I will never forget you.

If you would like to read Ruby's story, go to http://www.aniandmatttaylor.blogspot.com/
If you would like to donate to help cover the Taylor's medical bills, please go to http://www.rubyjanetaylor.blogspot.com/ or you can go to the same page to be a part of auction that will donate all the profit to the Taylor family.
Or go to http://www.bowsforruby.org/ to purchase a bow or a head band for the same cause.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Two months

So, I'm a little late on this post. Khloe is two months old already. How did this happened? I don't know. Time sure flies by way too fast. It was just yesterday that I was complaining of being pregnant for sooooo long and today, my little baby sits in a bumbo chair like it's no big deal. Well, it is to me. I just love to hold a brand new baby that is curled up in a fetal position every time you change it's diaper or just unwrap it's blanket. My husband would send me to the psychiatrist for saying this, but I am already baby hungry again. I was like this when Kaylee was just a few weeks old too. No, we are definitely NOT having another baby any time soon, I'm just saying that they grow way too fast, that's all....
Anyway, Khloe has been such a good baby. She had a rough few days back in Jackson when she wouldn't stop crying all day long but thanks to gas drops she got feeling better and now is her happy self. She sleeps good, eats great, she loves to sit up and watch what's going on around her, she likes her swing and she absolutely loves to be held and I am not complaining about that one :). She is smiling now when I make silly faces and boy do I love that smile.

She really is a happy baby, but there is one thing she doesn't enjoy too much and that's being outside for too long. Can you blame her when the heat index is between 110 and 115 every day? Her back is soaking wet when I pick her up from her car seat after being out for a bit so I try to do stuff indoors for the most part or go to the pool after 5 when there is more shade. Oh, and she also isn't the biggest fan of the beach. We decided to go with a few girls down to Florida one day and it didn't go so well. Kaylee LOVED it, but it is a challenge with a small baby. She had sand everywhere from her diaper to her eyes. It was all over her bottle, paci.... well let's just say we won't be going back for a while :) I didn't take her to her two month check up yet, but I will soon so I'll update her stats later. I just want to say that the past two months have been the best time of our life. Being a family of four is so much better than I ever expected it to be. Kaylee is a great big sister, Khloe is the sweetest baby and we really feel so blessed to have these two beautiful girls in our life.

You bring me so much joy and happiness every single day Khloe, you will never know how much I love you. You are a content, sweet and curious little girl, you love when I hold you in my arms and you smile when I talk to you which melts my heart every.single.time. You coo more and more every day and I absolutely love your sweet voice. You have beautiful blue eyes, you get around two million kisses a day and you get to be stared at by your mommy every single night after you go to sleep. You eat a lot, go to sleep at 10 every night and still wake up between 4 and 5 a.m. to eat, but I don't mind because I get to hold you and give you few more kisses before the morning comes, so it's ok. Really.Well, I can't believe it's been two whole months since you joined our family. It seems like we have known you forever. You are ours, you belog with us and we love you too much! Happy two months baby!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mom of two

(don't mind me in this picture. I have zero make-up on and about 4 hours of sleep....)

The computer is finally fixed. I'm so happy, because I've really missed blogging and feel guilty that I haven't been doing as many updates on Khloe as I did on Kaylee when she was born. It's not because I don't care, I promisse Khloe. I have not been able to but now that I am, I will catch up on everything.

I LOVE being a mom of two. I was kind of scared before Khloe was born, because every time I talked to someone who had two or more kids, they all said that having two was the hardest. Harder than having three or four. So I was prepared for the worst but let me tell you, I really LOVE it. Sure it's hard sometimes, the lack of sleep, having two kids crying at the same time (which honestly doesn't happen more than few times a week, lucky me!) not having enough hands to carry everything I need, running trough the grocery store carrying a bag of chips with my teeth because the infant car seat and a two year old take up all the room there is in one shopping cart and due to those missing hands metioned above I can't dragg another cart behind me to get everything I need, I seriously can not complain one bit. Khloe is the sweetest baby there is. Always happy, crying only when she is hungry. Kaylee is very patient which makes it all so much easier on me. She is so independent and understanding that it's hard to believe that she is only two. I just love her to pieces. And I really don't mean to brag about my kids all the time, but I really am as happy as I ever was. My girls bring me so much happiness I'm surprised my heart hasn't burst yet. I get teary eyes on daily basis. Happy tears.

So being a mom of two is the best thing that ever happen to me. I love my babies more than anything, and having a husband that loves all three of us more than life makes me the happiest girl on this planet.