Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Catchy New Name

I have had this blog for a few years and I think it's high time we changed the name to something more catchy! Especially now there are 3 of us, maybe we could come up with something better than "Slagenweit Adventures." Any ideas??? Help me out here!!

Getting ready for Fall

Changed and updated my blog a little bit. Can you tell I'm ready for the next season? Well, sort of because then next comes Winter and you KNOW how much I HATE snow! I only like it when I don't have to drive in it! ;)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our Little Redhead :)

Here's a bunch more pictures of our little redhead! Who knows if it'll stay that way. She weighed 11lbs 7oz on Thursday. She's growing like a weed! She is sleeping better for us at night. Sleeps from about 9 or 10 pm to about 5am! And this is my last week home with her. On Sept. 6th I head back to work. I have mixed feelings about it. It'll be another adjustment period for me. But we gotta do what we gotta do! What will be tough is when I get back to working 10 hour days and Sat's. Through the week will be very tiring I'm sure. But, we'll figure it out! :)
Trying out the boppy.
Caught a smile!!
And another!!
The ADORABLE zebra outfit Aunt Faye, Janelle and Janette got for her. It is to cute, we love it!!
Kaylynn and I before out Sat. family outing. :)
Daddy and Kaylynn. :)
Another smirk. :)
Daddy trying to burp her.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Smiles

Here are some videos of Kaylynn playing this morning!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake!!!!

Earthquake!! I felt it!! The entire east coast felt it! It was a 5.9 in Mineral, VA! I was sitting in the chair looking up cars on Blue Knob Auto and the chair was moving!! I put the laptop down and looked out the window to see if there was a big piece of heavy machinery across the street where they are doing construction (liquid manure pit, yea!) and nothing! So I sat still for a minute and thought maybe I was just dizzy, but then I hopped on Facebook and everyone was saying they felt it to and it was an earthquake!! Crazyness!!

6 Weeks Old

Miss Kaylynn is 6 weeks old today!! She is getting so big and long! Last week she weighed 11 lbs! She has been responding well to the Prilosec. Although she does NOT like the taste and cries, it helps her in the long run.
Last night we bathed her, gave her some more of her bottle (she would only eat 1 ounce since we gave her a bottle only about 2 hours before, we were trying to tank her up before bed) anywho...we put her in her crib at 9:15pm and she slept until 5am!!!! She did move and make noises and such that I had to go check on her, but all in all very good night!! We are going to try to do the same routine tonight and hopefully history repeats itself!!
We are using the Angelcare movement monitor. Although through the night I end up turning it off because she moves all over the place and I don't want to wake her up to put her back in the center of the crib where she has to be. So when I go in and see she is starting to creep away from it, I turn it off and use the regular monitor.

After next week I go back to work...not sure what to think about that yet.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Acid Relux....Ugh.

Kaylynn was diagnosed her first week with acid reflux. She was spitting up kinda bad when she would do it. So they said to sit her upright and burp more often. This seemed to really help...until this week. I wouldn't say she is spitting or throwing up more, but she has terrible tummy pain from it!! She started within drinking the 1st ounce of formula started to scream and cry, arch up her back and kick her little legs like crazy!! She also would not eat. You could tell she was hungry and wanted it, but it just was hurting her to badly. As this went on for 2 days I called the Doctor. He had me give her a bottle and within the 1st half ounce she did it! (thankfully, so he could see I wasn't nuts!) He immediately said "that's the reflux." So, he did do an xray of her belly, which turned out to be ok. He didn't think we need to change her formula. He said to burp her more, hold her off between feeding her each ounce. (yeah right!!) And we could do medicine, but it's not really approved for babies although they prescribe it for them. And the less medicine they take, the better. So, if we don't feel it's getting better, call and he'll give her the medicine. So, that was it!

When I came home I had talked with David and we had said if she continues to do that tonight into tomorrow, I'm calling for the prescription. Well, got home and when we tried to give her her next bottle, she did it. I just couldn't deal with it! My nerves are about shot!! So, I called and said "I WANT THAT PRESCRIPTION!!" So they said they would put it in as urgent to the Doc (she could clearly hear her screaming!) and they would call me back in 20 minutes. Well over an hour later they called and said he gave the script. They were closed but the nurse said they were there for another hour and she let me come get it! I ran it to CVS to be filled and we started giving it to her Wednesday night. It is liquid Prilosec. We HATE having to squirt it down her throat, but it does seemed to have helped!! Thankfully we only have to give it to her once a day!

So, also talked about changing her formula to something more sensitive. But, we are gonna give the medicine a chance to work, and to see if it does work before we change that too. If we would have changed both at the same time and it helped we wouldn't know WHAT helped, the Prilosec, or the formula. So, please pray that this stuff works!! We feel so bad that she is in pain when she eats!

~On a lighter note on Wednesday when she was there she weighs 11lbs even!!! Little chunky monkey! ;)

Formula Deals


On Facebook someone started something called Central Pa Moms sell and swap. Someone close by here had advertised 4 cans of Gerber good Start Gentle formula for $8 a can! So, I asked if she would take $30 for all 4 cans and she said yes! So, I met up with her at CVS and got them! Then my sister's friend is also selling 8 cans for $5 a can!! But....since she had a rough week with reflux I am reluctant to buy these. (Acid Relux coming in another post!) I told the girl we would like to giver her medicine a couple days to see if it works in case we also need to switch formulas! I don't wanna end up with all these cans and would have to turn around and me have to sell them! She is waiting on us to give her an answer. PLUS, I visited with Sheri Vincent yesterday and her daughter Shelby also gave me 2 cans! Needless to say we have found some real formula bargains!!

Angelcare Monitor

Well, after looking at this online for about a week and reading all the reviews, I finally purchased this monitor. We already have a regular monitor, but this hopefully will give me more peace of mind. I am a worry wart!! This monitor is SUPPOSED to detect movement, so if she would stop moving or basically, stop breathing for 20 seconds, it will sound an alarm. He got it all set up to go in her crib for tonight. SO, I'll have to let ya know how it goes! Very reluctant to put her in her own room. :(
She has been sleeping longer periods of time at night. Just seems to take awhile to get her down for the night. She fights it! Hope it keeps getting better that way! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Happiest Baby on the Block

My friend Alissa let me borrow this book to read. I hope some of these tactics work! I had also read Babywise and took alot of good things away from that book. This is more to calm fussy babies, which she seems to be more than not lately. So, hoping it works!

More of our Lil' Buttercup

We love how she tucks her legs up under, butt up and crossed feet.
Sunglasses I bought for her at my Sister's work sale.
Sleeping. Daddy's little monkeygirl. :)
Aunt Carol up from Florida.
Ahhhh....this is the life....
Grandma's Little Squawker. :)
Almost caught the smile...
Sleeping.
Playing on her mat.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Smile Big!

Here is a video of Kaylynn this morning. She's been very smiley in the mornings. This morning she was smiling and making sounds and cooing just a little bit. I didn't think she would do that for awhile yet, but she does it!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1 Month Old Today!

Today Kaylynn is 1 month old today!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Little Girl

Here are yet some more pictures of Kaylynn. Hopefully this gives the Aunts, Uncles and friends and other family that don't get to see her a chance to see her a little bit. We are still adjusting to having her here, but it's getting there. She does pretty good at night, MOST OF THE TIME. Some nights she just won't go to sleep and just keeps screaming, it's very hard on us. Especially for David since he is the one working right now. I know even though I am tired to, it'll only be worse those nights for me too when I go back to work. Poor David though. :( I feel bad. And I have lost 40 pounds since I had her!! Pretty good considering I had only gained 1 1/2 pounds being pregnant with her. Now, alot of that was due to me not eating much the first few weeks because of the post pardom. And my Mom said about cutting out the soda, or I would put it back on. So, I have been trying to only drink 1 soda a day, or none at all. I have stuck to that for over a week now so far! We are Mt. Dew freaks! So, hopefully I can keep it up!! I wanna lose more! David is very proud of me! ;)

She is getting so big. I will be curious to see what she weighs on Friday at her Doctor's appt. When she is awake she is so alert. She watches her mobile in her swing. She is starting to smile a little when she's awake also, not just when she's sleeping and dreaming. Her eyes are turning more blue, so hopefully she keeps the blue eyes! She does not like her arms covered up. If we cover her, or swaddle her she will always find a way to get her arms out.

I have been cautiously starting sleeping her on her tummy at night. So far, she is still in our room in the pack n play. I keep telling David we're gonna move her to her room and slept in her crib, but I just can't do it yet. But, I know they tell you NOT to sleep them on their tummies, but she sleeps so much better! She doesn't startle herself and wake herself up that way. I may just invest in something called an Angelcare Monitor. It's a little expensive, but I think it may give me piece of mind to put her in her room. It senses her breathing/movement and will sound an alarm on the monitors if she stops breathing for 20 seconds! I just really wonder if it works, and if it does I may be able to sleep a little better once she goes to her room. Anyone ever heard of these or used these? Does it work?? I am very curious!
Great Gram Poust says she's going to be a thinker. She sleeps like this alot.
Chewing on her monkey ear. :)
Kaylynn and I.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Video of Miss Kaylynn

This video is for the family and friends that haven't got to see her yet. It's just her swinging in her Little Lamb Swing.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

3 Weeks Old Today!

Daddy and Kaylynn time.
Got this vibrating bouncy seat from my Mom to use and today was the first to use it and she went right to sleep!! Yea!! :)
Oh, look at that red hair!!
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Just an update on how things are going. I am doing much better. It's not easy, but I'm getting through. She's doing good. She cranks up every now and again and nothing seems to console her. She has had two pretty good nights in a row. We are trying our best to get her sleeping through the night because when I go back to work it will be hard if we don't. With me always working crazy overtime we have got to get her sleeping longer through the night. Last night we fed her at 9pm, down by 9:40pm. She went right to sleep (thankfully!!) and she was up at 2:00am to eat, but then she was up again for a 5:00am feeding before David leaves for work. But hopefully between the 9pm feeding and the next one we really hope she could push through longer. She's been eating anywhere from 2-4oz, just depends. But at least she is sleeping at all! We are really exhausted.
It has been a big adjustment to our family. I think for me, that might be one of the biggest hurdles. I am trying to find my new "normal" with David AND Kaylynn. It seems like as soon as he gets home, it's time to go to bed and for him to leave again! But, I'll figure it out. It's coming, slowly, but I will.
Her 2nd Doc appt. they said she was healthy and to come back in 2 more weeks to get her next Hepatitis shot. Then she'll go back in a month from then and she'll get like 4 or 5 shots. :( Mommy and Daddy are NOT looking forward to that!! The other day her umbilical cord finally fell off so we are able to give her regular baths now!! Yea!! :)