Thursday, May 29, 2008

Baby Blessing

Caylee was blessed this last Sunday in Fairview Ward in Bakersfield (our old ward). I was worried that she would start crying while she was getting blessed, but she did great! The chapel was filled with many of our friends and family, and it was really nice seeing people we haven't seen in a while. I meant to take a lot of pictures, but I wasn't thinking right. I had to dress her back into her dress and only took couple of pictures=(
As you can tell, she is really happy in this picture...

I love my mommy!
Daddy's little girl

After church, we had a BBQ gathering at Brad's parents' house. It was a lot of fun. Thank-you, Susan for your hard work in putting everything together. The meal was awesome and everything turned out great!

I'm just chillin' on Grandma, Susan & Grandpa, Dan's couch=)

Thank you to those who came to Caylee's blessing; it was one special day=)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

1 Month old

Caylee is 1 month old today! Brad and I have managed to survive with little sleep that we are able to get. She loves to breastfeed and sleep. She is beginning to be more alert of her surroundings and is starting to smile. She is just so precious and we are definitely enjoying her in our lives.

Yesterday, Caylee went into the Pediatrician's office for her 1 month checkup. She weighed 9lbs 2 oz, 20 1/2 inches long. I couldn't believe it! 3 1/2 weeks before that(new born checkup), she weighed 6lbs 11oz, 20 inches. She has grown so much!!!

Poor Caylee, she also got her first shot (Hepatitis B). Here she is before and after the shot...

She was fine and happy. Poor Caylee, she didn't know what was coming...

She cried really loud and got sooo red!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Delivery/First Week

For those who have not heard about my labor experience, let me tell ya how everything went...
I had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, April 29th and the doctor told me that I had to go to the hospital then because I was leaking fluid. I was not ready at all, so I cried all the way home( to go get my hospital bag) and cried all the way to the hospital (I was so scared!!!!) When I got to the hospital around 1pm, I was admitted and was taken upstairs to get an IV in (for Patocin). The nurse was terrible!!! She missed like 4 times, leaving me a huge bruise. After a while, she finally was able to put it in. I was at 1 centimeter for the longest time. I ended up taking an epideral at 5:30am the next day (25 hours of labor!!!) at 5/6 cm dialated. My contractions were coming in closer and closer. To make this story short, when I wasfinally dialated to 10cm, I pushed and pushed for almost 2 hours=( I was so dehydrated too! They told me I couldn't have any water=( Sad to say, I caught a fever and my blood pressure went up and Caylee's heart rate went up. For that reason, my doc. did an episiotomy on me and she vaccumed her out. Despite what I had to go through, seeing Caylee for the first time, it was all worth it. We love her so much! I still find myself crying when I look at her. She was born on April 30, 2008 at 2:23pm, weighing 7lbs. 1 oz, 20 inches long. She is just so precious; we adore her so much!

My first week home from the hospital after having Caylee was not the greatest.. I had the baby blues, crying everyday and not eating or drinking very well. I was really upset the fact that I really didn't know what I was doing. My breast milk was not coming in until almost a week later, which made Caylee so hungry that I was so upset and stressed out. Thank goodness for my wonderful friend, Leslie who drove all the way down from Roseville to help me for 4 days! Thank you so much, Leslie! Brad and I would not have survived without your help!

When Caylee was 6 days old, she had some pictures taken by Dina Love. She did an awesome job. We had her birth announcement done by her as well. (Thanks, Dina;) ) If you want to see more work done by her, go to:
Here are some pictures of Caylee, enjoy=)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

American Idol

Yesterday was the best news ever for Reiko. I received an email in regards to 'American Idol' tickets for tonight's final show. I signed Reiko and I up for the tickets over a month ago and thought that it was never going to happen or I made a mistake on the request somewhere because I did not hear anything back for such a long period of time. So when the email finally came, I was as shocked as Reiko when I let her know I got tickets to her favorite show. Sad part of it is......we did not want to leave Caylee home alone and according to 'Idol' rules, nobody under 12 years old will be admitted. So we watched the show from the comfort of our home with Caylee=(

Thursday, May 8, 2008

First Sponge Bath

Daddy gave Caylee her first little sponge bath.

She doesn't know what's coming!
Ahh, that's cold!Almost done...
There, nice and warm. I love my daddy.
Good Job Daddy!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

First Week Home

I need a nap!
Learning to focus those beautiful eyes.
Little Baby - Big Swing

Love to be propped up on the Boppy Pillow.
Sleep, Sleep and more sleep - IN THE DAY TIME!!! Not at Night! :)
Caylee fell asleep and had the pacifire hanging out of her mouth, and still tried to suck on it!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Baby Caylee....

Welcome Baby Caylee....On 4-30-2008 at 2:23PM, weighing 7 pounds 1 ounce, and 20 inches long. Mom and I are are very happy and excited. Mom has pain but is fighting it. Baby is doing good, trying to learn how to eat through the mouth instead of the tube. I do not know if mom wants baby to learn to eat correctly because of the pain caused by bad eating skills or baby wants to learn how to eat so she can get that milk mommy has.

Enjoy the pictures. We have video as well and I will load it just as soon as I can figure out how to load it.......Be patient with me, this is my first time blogging.....I am such a blogger......I sure hope this is not addicting. Baby is so cute.....