Friday, February 29, 2008
I did purchase a little helper to help us both in this area. I would recommend it to anyone with breastfeeding problems. Its called My Breast Friend. Its a pillow that actually attaches around the waist. So it doesn't fall off like the boppy that I had. and it positions her right for a good latch. So we have a few good feeding times during the day and then at night we have to go back to the bottle. Well I'm not so sure how good they are as she always seems hungry after I feed her. So she gets what she can from me and then I have to give her a little more from what I've stored up.
I'll have some pictures posted soon. My sister took some of her and was supposed to email them to me but hasn't yet. They certainly are precious.
My friend Rached posted about funny things her husband has done at night to help out with their little one. I think I'll mention a few that Matthew has done or rather how good he is at helping me but not so much about remembering that he did.
During the night I try to feed her but if I can't get a latch I have to pump and give her a bottle, So I have matt give her the bottle while I pump so that we both can get to sleep faster. But the other night Matt did that and thenthe next morning he asked how she slept and I said she was up twice, and Thanks for helping me to which he replied, I did? He didn't remember anything.
I like to lean over and give Matt kisses after I've fed Kathryn and put her in bed before she wakes up again. He never remembers those either.
So I tried again tonight to latch her on and I can't get one deep enough. It like she is to used to the bottle and can't seem to open her mouth wide enough to do any good for her or me. The pillow realy does help but not in helping her open her mouth.
She has gotten a lot better though. Each day I can tell she's a little stronger and older. I hope soon we'll get it.
Sorry this is mostly all about me feeding woes. its just what is on my mind mostly.
Oh fun times is bath times. She just loves sitting in the sink just relaxing in the water. and then she smells so good afterwards. I jut sit her against me and sniff her head all day.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to alullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a babysleep. Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces whenI couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed ahungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Well we made it to two weeks. I'm still sane and the baby is doing excellent. We had her two week appointment today. We weighs 6 lbs 14oz she's gained a half a pound since birth. The Doctor gave her an A+. An Excellent baby and he was actually kind of jealous that she doesn't poo a lot. I thought it was something to be worried about but since she's gaining weight which show's she's eating enough, just means she has a good metabolism and uses every bit of milk we give her.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Anyway Jessica came over to take pictures of our little ones and to go on a walk to get Kathryn out in the sun. I liked getting out of the house for awhile. As soon as the clouds go away again I'll take her out for another walk that was fun!
My parents now have 12 grand kids. Kash was the 6th boy and Kathryn is the 6th Girl. We're even. My parents were blessed with 4 new grandbabies in a years time. Paige (Rachel and Mike) in March 2007, Adam (Shelley and Nathan) in May 2007, Kash (Jessica and Joshua) in December 2007 and then my baby Kathryn in February 2008. Its fun times at the Turleys for family dinners. Lots of little ones around to carry and love on.
Chloe and DamienDamien, Mandy and RorySavannah
She is the 10th grandchild for Matthew's parents. They came to see her for the first time today for a few minutes before I had to take them to the airport. They'll be back Monday for a longer visit so I can get pictures with the other set of grandparents.
Her Birth weight.
She is one week old today. Doesn't she look so peaceful! I think I'll put a weekly picture of her on her one week, two week and so on anniversary.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Baby Kathryn is here!!! She was born at 1:30am on Friday, February 8th. The stats are 6lbs 7oz, 20 1/4".
Monday, February 4, 2008
I got this poem over email a couple of days ago and I think its awesome. I can imagine the love and rejoicing that has come to him and his sweet wife. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I imagine he's running to Marjorie now,
Yes, running, not waving his cane.
I see him embracing his father and mother,
While they keep repeating his name.
I see him now meeting his forebears,
Brother Brigham and Joseph are there.
Sweet reunion of prophets, united by service,
That only such noble men share.
I see him embraced by the Savior
While Father says, "Good and well done.
So faithful in stalwart endurance, I welcome
My noble, most excellent son."
I then hear the ripples of laughter
As he says the reception's just fine,
But he hopes that he'll get an assignment or two
Since there's no need to waste any time.
I can hear his clear voice in the stillness
At the close of this sweet Sabbath day,
Have faith and move forward there's work to be done.
President Hinckley would want it that way. Anna M. Molgard
Here is the chart for helping me keep track of my reading.
If you want to join the cause
Go to Hinkley Challenge and you can keep track as well!
Let us also remember our new prophet, seer and revelator President Monson , with President Eyring and President Uchtdorf at his side. They will also need our honor and prayers.