Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday we drove up to San Jose to spend the weekend at my parents house. Although a 6 hour car ride with a 3, 2, 1, and 1 week year old sounds like pretty much the last thing I would like to do... it actually wasn't that bad. We had such a great Thanksgiving.

Dad carving the turkey... April being a turkey

Auntie Jule and Kylie

Tad helping out with the Turkey

More turkey shots

My mom with the best rolls on the planet

April and the famous green jello

You have to love a house were you can ride your bike inside!

Dane with his 3rd cousin Nadia

Watch out Martha Stewart... Kris Anne is in the house!

Saxon enjoying his special drink

Tad and Me.

Dane starting on his big dinner... ha

The family

Micah a happy boy after his yummy meal

Kylie at her first thanksgiving dinner

Kylie and Dad

Saxon with his 3rd cousin Max

A little R & R after the big meal

Kylie at home

Kylie came home Nov 18th around 9:00 pm. I was so tired of the nurses bothering me every second I decided to come home a little earlier. It was nice she got to come home to a quiet house and get adjusted before the attack of the brothers the next morning.

Kylie in her first car seat ride.
Her Brothers are in love with this little girl. Saxon wants to hold her all the time, Micah gives her space but every once in a while wants to give her a huge hug, Dane just want to be by "baby Iyie" every second he can. Kylie officially has three bodyguards for the rest of her life.

Saxon meeting Kylie

Micah meeting Kylie

Dane Meeting Kylie

They all loved her because she brought them gifts of candy, their favorite!

Kylie's friends Maile and Cali coming to visit

More love from Auntie April

Saxon can't get enough of Baby Kylie. He is such a great big brother!

The first week I was home I had a ton of help. Tad took work off my mom came down and then Tad's parents came for the weekend. It was so helpful and I wouldn't be able to do it with out them. I feel to blessed to have such an amazingly supportive family.
Grandma Baltzer with Kylie

Grandpa Baltzer with Kylie

Gigi with Kylie
I was doing a little practicing with my Mom's camera.

Kylie had a little bit of Jaundice so she was prescribed a little sunlight... you gotta love the life a newborn. I had to take pictures she is in Heaven sun bathing (like mother like daughter)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kylie Anne Baltzer is here!

 She is finally here! Kylie Anne Baltzer has made her grand appearance into the world.... and here is how it happened...

I was due Nov. 10th and the day came and went... which I was actually happy about. I have been super nervous about bringing a little sweet girl into this world of craziness. However as the days kept coming and going and no baby I started getting a little nervous. I went to the Doctors on Monday and he said i had not was not dialated at all so he scheduled the c-section for Saturday afternoon. I was bummed because I really wanted to try a VBAC. So i needed to get this girl to come before Saturday.

Luckily tuesday night my friend Jen Scott made this extremely HOT Asian dish and I ate it. Then the contractions began. I went to enrichment that night and started timing the contractions and they were coming every 5 minutes. I went home and got ready to go to the hospital but the contractions seemed to slow down so I decided to go to bed.

At 3 am I woke up to an extremely large contraction and then my water broke... i was actually really excited about it. i always wanted that moment, it just seems to dramatic. I called April and she rushed over to watch the boys. Called my mom who jumped in the car to drive down from San Jose to help out. Tad and I then rushed to the hospital.

We got to the hospital around 3:45 and checked in. They checked me around 4 am and I was dilated to a 3. I continued to have contraction after contraction with really no break... i was dying. Where was the epideral? They finally came in an hour later they checked me and I was at a 7. They gave me the epideral and it just was not working.. did i mention I was dying. Then after about 30 minutes it kicked in I was dilated to an 8.5 by then. But oh how I love epiderals.

I got to a 10 by 7 am and then the Dr Clayton told me that he wanted me to labor down which means that I don't push I just let Kylie come down by herself. It sounds easy but it was actually really hard because my body wanted to push the whole time and I couldn't. By the time my Dr. came I thought I was too weak to push. Luckily I pushed 2 times and she was out. Nov 17th, 11:07 am weighing 6 lbs 11oz and 20 inches long. Such an amazing experience... Life is such a miracle.

Me arriving at the Hospital, 41 weeks.

Side shot

Kylies weight

The lovely right out of the womb picture.. gotta love the blue hands and feet!

Proud Dad

Proud Gigi

Her first little bed.

My little Hoag (that was the hospital) baby.

Proud Aunt

Proud Mom

Another shot of Proud dad

What Kylie did in the Hospital all day and all night.

Her first head band. So cute!

The big celebration dinner the hospital provides

So excited to get out of the hospital.

Waiting for the our world to change

 Yes... we keep on waiting (waiting) for our world to change. Kylie still had not come and it was Nov. 13th. Did I mention her due date was Nov 10th. I was super excited that she made it to her due date but I wasn't sure if she ever was going to come. Plus I had the added pressure that if she didnt come soon I would not be able to try a VBAC and I would have to schedule a c-section. So we decided to try to get this baby out. So we took the family to the beach... I walked up and down the crazy hill to get to the tide pools and walked all around the beach... but Kylie decided she liked it better inside.

Although the trip to the beach didn't put me in Labor we had such a fun time looking at the sea life and soaking in the sun... Ahhh you have to love Sunny November days.

Saxon walking to the tide pools
Tad helping the boys through the tide pools

Checking out the crabs

... more crabs

Dane playing the imaginary flute

Looking for Fish

Who is your favorite person Dane?... that's right me!

Gotta love that Saxon's hair blends into the white sky!

hanging in the water

Bringing out the 909er in Saxon... playing in the water in his shorts

Dane cruising in the diaper
Me at 40 weeks and 3 days.