Thursday, June 28, 2007

Chunky Monkey

So we took our little peanut to the doctors today for a check-up. Mike and I had a bet going- He bet she weighed around 7 lbs 5 oz and I bet she weighed around 8 lbs 5 oz... she was 6 lbs 10 oz at birth. Well I won the bet but technically we were both wrong... she weighs 9 lbs 5 oz!!!!! What a little piggy- and she has also grown 2 inches.
Keira was very cooperative for the appointment though- I figured she would scream when we took her clothes off to put her on the scale.. b/c she always screams when we change her clothes. Anyways she was wide awake and looking around and smiling and making noises.. The doctor must have remarked 10 times that she was so incredibly alert!! It was rather funny.... she also rolled from her stomach to her back twice while we were there which we hadn't seen her do yet either.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Here are some pics from the past few days. Tomorrow Keira goes for her 3 week check-up even though technically tomorrow she is 4 weeks old- We will let you all know what she weighs.... Mike is guessing she weighs 7 lbs 5 oz- I am guessing 8 lbs 5 oz... In the pic with Mike and I - Mike is cutting Keira's nails...

Keira and the Kalpakgians

We went to Warner on Sunday for dinner. Here is a few pics of Keira with her cousins.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

hanging out...

Keira had her second bottle.. and I am happy to say that she only cried for about 10 sec before accepting it. Much better than the 5 min she cried with the first bottle.

Keira and I ventured out of the house today to check out the mom's group at the hospital where I delivered. Keira slept the whole 2 hours....And out of the probably 20 babies there.. 2weeks to 7 months Keira definitely had more hair than any other baby there.

To check out the latest 100 pics Mike took of Keira.. and a few pics of Keira and mama- click on the link

and then click 6/19/07- Keira and BBQ


Monday, June 18, 2007

second Floor

Mike has mostly finished the second floor stairway project- as you can see the 4 layers of ugly wallpaper are gone and there are new yellow walls in its place. The stairs have been cleaned and the carpet covering them removed, and we bought doors for the 2 bedrooms upstairs ( for some reason they had no doors). There are a few things left to be done- some molding work, door knobs, and at the top of the stairs mike is going to put in some bookshelves. But it looks GREAT compared to what it looked like before....

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Fathers Day

Here are a few pics of Keira all ready for church this morning. ( In the purple dress) The other picture of Mike and Keira snuggling is from this morning also. Somewhere between 4-5:30 am Keira usually decides its playtime and is not in the mood to sleep anymore. Usually at that point I will give her to Mike and he will try to snuggle with her b/c she is usually quiet when she is being snuggled and often times will fall sleep when she wouldn't otherwise. Usually Keira ends up sleeping in some weird position like in the picture above.
Keira is currently laying in my lap sleeping... she is practically lying on the laptop ( see first pic)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Scenes from Friday and Saturday...

So I decided today was the day to introduce Keira to the bottle. Now I had a feeling that she was going to fight me on this as she does not particularly like her pacifier either. We have tried several different kinds and she fights us every time. So I warmed up a bottle of expressed breast milk and gave it to Mike to give to her. Apparently they say the mother shouldn't give the first couple of bottles b/c the baby will fight it more if they can smell mom and their normal food supply. Well Keira started wailing the second Mike tried putting it in her mouth and she continued wailing at the top of her lungs for what seemed like 15 min but actually was more like 5 min... all the while Mike kept trying to get her to take the bottle. Eventually she gave in and is currently sucking it down... YES!!!! I know she is a stubborn baby---- but I was hoping that she couldn't be more stubborn than me at 2 weeks of age!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Today Keira met Bill Gilbert- A longtime family friend from Iowa who now lives in Canada. The other 2 pics are of Keira and daddy- Hanging out at lunch time.

Yesterday I felt adventurous and took Keira on an outing all by myself. We went to Target. She actually slept through the whole thing. The trip went well but I was exhausted by the end of it. The car seat is so heavy with her in it and lifting it in and out of the car... as well as the bags of stuff we purchased.. I decided its much easier when Mike comes along. :o)
We have decided that it is pointless that both Mike and I get up with her at night- Then we are both tired and cranky. So since Mike is working and I have to feed her anyways- I have taken on night duty all by myself. The last 2 nights were a little interesting. She hasn't been sleeping that great at night- she sleeps great all day long and then wants to eat and play all night long!!!
She has been sleeping in our room in the car seat- I have decided that THAT is ending. Last night she slept in the living room so Mike could sleep and tonight she is sleeping in her crib in her room. Currently she is napping in her crib... so hopefully she will fall in love with the crib and sleep great..... RIGHT..! We will keep you all entertained with nighttime tales.......

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More pics

<<<<--- Keira and her Uncle Matt

Monday, June 11, 2007

Catching some zzzzzzzz's

Sunday we took Keira to my cousins graduation party. She did really well- she was passed around from person to person for a few hours. I think it was a little to much for her b/c while we were there she wanted to nurse every hour or so- she normally eats every 2-3 hours during the day. Well she continued this cluster feeding all through the night last night and couldn't seem to settle down to sleep - even after lots of snuggling( which usually knocks her right out!) Of course today was Mike's first day back at work after being home with us for a week- so he was tired and cranky..... This morning Mike's mom came over and gave her a bath and afterwards she finally fell asleep in the swing and slept for 4 hours. After her nap she continued with the eating every hour thing ( she is totally wearing me out!) I fed her at 4:30 pm and then Mike and I headed to the grocery store. Of course at 5:30 pm she decided it was time to eat again- We were almost done grocery shopping but not quite- she refused to take her pacifer and start wailing very loudly- There is absolutely no where to nurse a baby in the grocery store- Thankfully Mike was there and could finish shopping and pay for the food while I took miss hungry out to the car to eat for the millionth time today. She finally fell alseep again ... so even though she looks very angelic in these photo's she has been trouble today!!! Its a good thing she is sooo darn cute:o)

Friday, June 08, 2007

Keira's tree

In honor of Keira's birth a friend of ours gave us a gift certificate to the local nursery and garden center. With that We purchased a beautiful and huge Red Maple tree. You can see how tall the tree is in the pic with Mike standing under the tree. I have to say- it makes a beautiful addition to our yard. :o)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Here is a few random pics from today. We left Keira with Mike's Mom for about 20 min today- She did fine- I however missed my baby!!! Still have to many pregnancy hormones in my blood I think. :o)
We also took Keira outside for a walk in her Baby Bjorn carrier- She did not enjoy it at all since she was hungry and cryed the entire 5 min outing..... her appetite has picked up and she wants to eat every 1 and 1/2 hours during the day- Makes me feel a little bit like a cow.... :o)