Thursday, September 26, 2013

2 months & Jane's Blessing

Jane is 2 months old! She is enormous and a great sleeper and amazingly cute. Today we went to her 2 month appointment and found out she is nearly 12 pounds! She's also in the 91st percentile for height/length. Giant baby.

Some phone pictures from this past month:

She was blessed in our church this past Sunday, the day after Ruby's birthday.  To get ready, Ruby helped give her a bath.

Kyle gave her a beautiful blessing and she is now on the Church records as Jane Katharine. Both of her grandpas were able to be there in the circle, along with our 3 best guys in the ward, Grandpa Dee, and 3 of my uncles. It was a large circle! It made me cry to see her surrounded by loving Priesthood holders who care about her.  She is a lucky baby. 

She was blessed in the same blessing dress from Spain that I wore, my sisters wore, Lucy wore, and Ruby wore. I love it.  
Mom, your nails look great.

First family picture with the 4 of us.

I managed to get a quick pic with my folks after church, but Kyle and his parents were already home at that point and after that we were too tired for pictures!

(Dude. My hair is long.)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ruby's 3rd Birthday

Ruby had such a fun birthday! She still talks about it all the time. As I was looking through the pictures she took, she went on and on about how it was the best birthday in the world.  We really tried to make her feel special--so her reaction makes me happy.

After taking some quick pictures by our house, we had a fun birthday breakfast. Kyle makes incredible pancakes.

We took Ruby's two best friends to Build-a-Bear.  We had built it up a lot for the kids for the last couple weeks and it did NOT disappoint!  Ruby chose a pink Hello Kitty to make, and she's still obsessed with it.  The outfit she chose for her was a Tinkerbell outfit--adorbs--so her name is Tinkerbell Kitty. Very creative.


Ruby had two sets of grandparents and one set of great-grandparents for cake and presents. She requested a pink cake with flowers on it, so my mom made fluffy frosting--my FAVORITE.

I included this pic so you could see our new pendant lights, Christy

Ruby got awesome presents! Her excitement was really cute.

Loving her Rapunzel doll.

She wants to be Tinkerbell for Halloween so that's what Kyle and I got her

Realizing she can match Tinkerbell Kitty!!!

Saying thank you.  I LOVE them together.  Hope they get married.

What a great day it was.  Ruby is so lucky that both sets of grandparents traveled to Utah and could be here on her birthday.  I'm glad I actually documented it--and have blogged it already!  Now I need to get caught up on other cute Jane and Ruby posts.  Someday.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jane Katharine

I've already missed Jane's 1st month post, but I promise I love her.  It's just time-consuming to take care of 2 kids.  Unfortunately most of the first month of Jane's life is a bit of a blur. The things I was going to say about her-- what were they?  I blogged it in my head multiple times, but that was ages ago and I've lost a lot of sleep since then.  I mostly just want to get this post done because I feel guilty about not blogging.

She's adorable.  Seriously adorable.

She was 7 pounds 4 ounces when she born, JUST LIKE RUBY.  Weird.  She also looked EXACTLY like her at birth, and still does.  It freaks us out sometimes, especially when she's wearing an outfit we remember from when Ruby was a baby.  They look the exact same! (And she was born at 3:17 pm, I don't think I've blogged that but it's the kind of detail I don't want to forget.)  She might have a slightly different nose than Ruby lately--maybe a little bit more upturned?

She's gained weight quickly.  At her 2 week appt., she was 8 pounds.  At her 6 week appt., she was 9 pounds.  Kyle weighed her this week and she is 10 pounds!  Crazy girl.  She eats a TON.  She has also grown a lot in inches!  She is so long, with long toes, long feet, long fingers, and long arms.  She doesn't fit any of her newborn clothes anymore.  She was too big for them a while ago, but I couldn't bring myself to put her in the next size up so I've just been torturing her with skintight onesies.  I think I'm finally ready though.  She's also in size 1 diapers, and has been for weeks.  SOB.  How do they grow so fast?

Sleep. Oh, sleep, that distant dream.  Ok so it's not that bad.  She is actually good for one long stretch most nights, about 5 hours.  She did go 8 hours once, which was exciting. The first month or so I was up a ton, even though Mom bore the brunt of it while she was here. One of the 2 books I'm going off of (Dr. Weissbluth's and Sleep Sense) says that 6 weeks is the peak of fussiness.  We've finally hit that mark so hopefully things will get easier.  I know that I'll be sleeping better soon, so I can handle the tiredness.        

I love her eyes!  Again, they remind me of Ruby's.  Big and blue, although hers are darker so far I think.  I hope they stay blue, but we'll see.  She's so fun to cuddle with when she's asleep, but my favorite is when her eyes are wide open and she's looking around. I love looking at her.

She has the softest hair and skin.  I always want to rub my face on her head because it feels so good.  She isn't chubby enough to call "squishy" but I still feel that primal desire to squeeze her all the time.  She still has the new baby smell that is just magic.

She had an infected hangnail that needed a doctor visit (I didn't even know that was a thing, but she already healing from a staph or strep infection by the time we went in) like 3 weeks ago.  She also has a blocked tear duct which drives me crazy.  I have to clean the gunk out of her eye a million times a day.  The pediatrician said it should clear up before too long.

I love her name.  She's such a little Jane.  Sometimes I call her Janie but Kyle doesn't like it--but I'll probably keep that up because it's so natural.  He insists that her nickname is Janeway because we love Star Trek Voyager.  (Katherine Janeway--Jane Katharine--subtle but awesome!)  She isn't actually named after the Captain though; her middle name is for my sister Katy. The names go together so well and I think Katharine is a gorgeous name.  And we had to spell it the way Katy does or, hello, awkward. Also, I feel like sometime later when she's old and cool her friends could call her "JK" and that's cool for just kidding and also Harry Potter.

I'm anxious for her to get bigger and older so we can do more fun things with her and it's easier to take care of her, but I'm also so sad that soon she won't be a newborn.  I know I'll miss it.