Saturday, March 12, 2011

Two months old

Here are my girls at 2 months old  They weigh exactly the same amount at their two month check up.  Thats kind of funny to me.  However, McKenna gained more weight, starting at 8lbs 9oz, than Kayla who started at 9lbs 12oz.  I can't really tell if they look very much alike.  McKenna's head looks a lot bigger than Kayla.  Kayla just looks smaller in general to me, but they are exactly the same weight.
Mckenna - 11 lbs 14 oz, 23 1/2 inches

Kayla - 11 lbs 14 oz, 23 3/4 inches 

A little about Kayla

My sweet girl isn't always this darling.  She has been a much more difficult baby than McKenna ever was.  I guess I deserve it after McKenna.  She was so easy.  Kayla definitely likes to use her voice and cry a lot.  The very first night I had her in the hospital, she cried the whole night! Well unless she was nursing she was happy.  But I ain't open 24 hours! I knew from that day that this road was gonna be a bumpy one.  She hasn't let me down since.  
There were days when she would cry for 1-2 hours.  This is not just a small cry, she doesn't know how to cry like this, this was a full scream.  Not fun to deal with at all.  Made me start to go a little crazy.  As I look back, I think she was just hungry.  I don't produce very much milk, and I'm guessing that it wasn't enough for her.  She seemed content after nursing, until the next hour.  Then all Hell broke loose.  It was awful.  I hope to never have to go through that again.  I'm not sure why I didn't think of that at the moment.
At about 6 weeks, a miracle happened!   She stopped crying, well not all together, but more like a normal baby.  I started supplementing formula, but I don't exactly remember when.  Probably around that time.  In the last 1 1/2 - 2 months she has been so much better.  She has had a few days where she would cry like the old times, but it was never consistent. 
Here are a few fun facts about Kayla:
1.She has a temper.  Don't let her go hungry or she will let you know.  
2.She gets so hot and red and very sweaty when she cries/screams.  She gets sweaty a lot of the time, not just when she cries.  Its kind of weird.  McKenna never did that. 
3.She HATES the car seat.  Cries just about every time I put her in it.  It used to bother me, but now I know I can't do anything about it.  I have learned to tune it out.
4. She is a mommy's girl.  I really don't like this at all.  She will hardly go to anyone, even Tucker!  She is finally starting to warm up to.  She will cry with my mom for hours when she is baby sitting.  But for some reason, she likes Kristin.  
5. She has the sweetest little voice and smile.  I love talking with her and hearing it.  It makes all the crying go out the window for a bit.
6. She is a very alert baby.  From day one, she has been wide eyed and looking around.  
7. She hasn't figured out that sleeping is good for her.  She will take little cat naps throughout the day.  Every once and while I will get lucky and she will sleep for a couple hours.  She does do pretty well at night though, most nights.
8.She loves her blanket.  That thing will calm her down instantly(most times).  You wrap her in it, or put it by her face when she is in her car seat, and she will go right to sleep(well, sometimes.  It doesn't work everytime)
9. She is a fighter.  She fights sleep like no-buddy's business.  If she wants something, or doesn't want it, she lets you know.
10. She loves her sister.  Not when McKenna is throwing things at her head, or pocking her in her eye's.  She will smile and talk to her.  Its pretty cute.  
11. Here are her stats from her two month check up: Weight: 11 lbs 14oz(78%) Height: 23 3/4 inches(93%) Head: 15.75 inches (81%)

A view from Mckenna

For the past few months, McKenna has learned how to take pictures from my phone and the camera.  She does pretty well at times.  She is becoming quite a pro.  Here are a few of the pictures she has been snapping over the past few months. 

 (No, I am not nursing in this picture! Just FYI!)


I am way behind in my blogging.  I'm gonna catch up real quick with Christmas and the last few months.

Christmas Eve was spent with my family.  We celebrated at my Mom's/Brother's house.  My brother(+family) and my sister(+family) were here from Arizona.  It was fun to hang out with them for a bit.  McKenna got to open a few gifts that night.  The cousin swap gift and the gifts from Grandma.  She enjoyed the excitement of unwrapping gifts.  

Late Christmas Eve we drove to Oroville to spend Christmas morning and a few days with Tuckers family, the Dowd's.
McKenna made out pretty good on Christmas.  Kayla, not so much.  She was asleep during the present opening.  Next year will be better for her.  A few things Mckenna received for Christmas are....a kitchen set and play food, a Tinkerbell tent(with a sleeping bag, that she loves), a baby doll set, a pillow pet.  I can't remember to much else, but she enjoyed Christmas this year. 

It was fun being with family over the Christmas season and trying to get McKenna to understand what Christmas is really all about.  Next year we will try harder for her to understand about Christ's birth.