Thursday, April 13, 2006

Kaitlyn goes to Regina

On March 24th we drove to Regina to visit with Anna's Family. This was Kaitlyn's first Road trip in our new vehicle. She slept most of the way there, waking up to feed and to play with mommy for a bit. We arrived in the late afternoon and visited with Anna's family for the day. Anna's sister, Katie came over as did Anna's Grandma & grandpa Clark. We had an excellent family dinner that Anna's mom had made. The food was good, the company was great. Everyone was happy to see Kaitlyn and they all took turns holding her.

Now that Kaitlyn is feeding via formula and the bottle it is alot easier to go on a road trip with her. I also believe everyone took turns feeding her.

On Saturday we went out to the cottage and spent most of the day there. Kaitlyn spent her whole time inside sleeping, feeding and playing with mommy, Emily and grandma. I spent the day Skidooing and building this huge Fortress with Philip. Emily had pulled out a little 2 person pup tent and they spent part of their time playing in there. Anna and Emily were trying to nap in the tent with Kaitlyn, however she would have no part of that. Apparently, Kailtyn had squirmed her way to the end of the tent and was trying to eat it. Sounds pretty cute, too bad I missed it.

On Sunday we drove back to Edmonton, but not before stopping to see Grandma & Grandpa Clark. When we got there, Ian, Debbie, Lisa and Dawson Clark were there as well. We visited for about an hour, but it was getting late so we departed for home. The trip home was without incident. As always Kaitlyn slept most of the way. She was so happy to be home and to sleep in her bed...I mean our bed.

We had a great time and are so thankful for the wonderful family we have. Thank you. Check out a couple pics here.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Tides Of March

Another month has gone by and so much has happened.

On March 4th, Maryanne and Chuck came to visit. They were in town for a concert and stopped by to see us before they left town. We had lunch and they were able to see Kaitlyn and hold her. Kaitlyn wasn't all that happy, but this was during her starvation time, more on that later.

On March 11th we sold our car to Lori and Fernando (my sister and brother in-law) and we bought their Durango. Tony and Alex (my nephews) got to visit with Kaitlyn. They love her so much, and Alex is always excited to see Kaitlyn. They came down from Calgary for the weekend and we had them over for supper.

On Sunday March 12th, we had a family breakfast at Walter and Marianne's house. Kaitlyn's Great Grandma McLean was there as well as other family. Everyone (of course) took turns holding Kaitlyn, telling us how cute she is. Like we needed to be told, Just look at her!

On March 24th we went to Regina to visit Anna's family. If you want to read about, you can in the next post.

As previously noted, Kaitlyn was not taking a bottle and would not eat formula. To top it off, because of Anna's pregnancy her milk supply had turned back to colostrum. Not near enough for Kaitlyn!! Kaitlyn had lost about a pound, but we can now proudly say that she has regained her weight, as she is now eating formula. She eats about 5 oz. per feed and will feed about every 3 hours. At night she will usually sleep for about 5 hours then feed and then sleep for another 3 or 4 hours. Formula is pricey, WOW!
Kaitlyn is just like mommy in the fact that she has expensive taste, but just like daddy, in that she is a picky eater. She only likes the most expensive concentrate formula...go figure. Thank goodness she only needs to be on it for a few months!

When Kaitlyn was not getting enough to eat, her whole mood had changed. She was constipated and would go once a week. She would pee very little and she just would not play with anything. She always wanted to be held and was trying to nurse almost all day long. It was a sad time. Thankfully those days are gone, because they were hard on Kaitlyn and mommy. After being on formula for about 2 weeks Kaitlyn had regained her previous weight back.

On March 21 we took her in for her 6 month shots. She weighed 15 lbs and 11 oz. Her shots went well. She cried as did mommy, but they did not cry for long. She was a real trooper.

Now that she takes the bottle, I have been able feed her. It is so much fun. I mean, she may act like a monkey when you are feeding her ( she grabs both her feet with her hands and holds them in the air), but it is cute. She keeps pinching me......Ouch!

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Kaitlyn's First trip to Jasper!

Hi Again, well Kaitlyn finally went on a trip to somewhere other than Calgary or Regina. On Feb 21st we went to Jasper for the day. This was Kaitlyn's first trip in her new car seat.

Anna's brother Paul and his girlfriend came down and wanted to go skiing, so we drove them there for the day. They went skiing at Marmot Basin for the day while Anna, Kaitlyn and I hung out in town.

In the afternoon, we went for a snack a Restaurant that we saw on a TV show called "Opening Soon". While waiting for our food, Anna was spraying a lemon into her water. Kaitlyn wanted the water so Anna held the glass up to her lips. Kaitlyn sipped the water and then grabbed the Lemon and shoved it into her mouth.
To our surprise she loved it! She sucked a lot of the juice from it. On our way home we had to drive in horrible road conditions but we made it home safe and sound with no incident. Thank you Lord.

Trip Pictures