Sunday, May 24, 2009

The next few weeks

Jayden reading one of his favorite books.

Kylie, being dolled up. Who says I am afraid of pink?

Tired and sharing my lap. This happens a lot now!

So the following story will be great birth control for those who do not have kids yet or are not sure when to have the next one, funny to those who are finally past this stage, or pity and sympathy from those with young ones.
It had been a ruff night, I had finally made it to sleep at about 3 a.m. because she was so fussy she wouldn't stay asleep. At about 7:15 a.m. Jayden wakes up, but not in a good mood. He is screaming. So he wakes up Kylie and me. I go get Jayden out of the crib and he continues to cry for almost an hour. I am thinking of EVERYTHING to make him stop! I finally think he is calmed down enough to eat breakfast. First of all he gets mad when I give him the wrong cereal, so I fix it. Well he takes about 4 bites and then takes the bowl of cereal and throws it while he decides to start screaming again. I put Kylie down, clean up the mess and he continues his tantrum. He starts to get destructive and shakes Kylies packnplay that she is in and wakes her up again. As I am comforting her she has a major blowout that comes through her clothing. As I am cleaning her up I decide that she needs a bath. Jayden is in the bathroom and while I am bathing her decides to start throwing his bath toys in the tub. Kylie does not get hit due to a few good saves on my part but as I look over I see several of Kylies diapers floating in the tub and Jayden laughing while he tries to put in another one. After she is dressed, I decide to put him in his room and I shut the door so that I can breathe for a minute. It finally gets quiet and I am feeling pretty proud of myself. I go to let him out and I find that he has emptied the bottom two drawers of Kylie's dresser. When he comes out he realizes that I am not holding Kylie so he wants to be held. He finally calms down. I look at the clock thinking that it must be close to lunch time by now, nope! It is only 9:30 a.m.!
I think I cried then pressed on! The next day we were getting family pictures and Jayden wasn't happy then either. We put him in the cart to push around and when we weren't looking he decided to climb out and fell and chipped a tooth.
I tell myself that I will make it! Life would be boring if there weren't stories like this to tell!

Welcome Kylie Marie!

The before picture, on our way to the hospital.

Kylie Marie, born on May 7 at 12:03 p.m.

Jayden getting one of his first looks at his new baby sister.

Kylie sleeping at the hospital.

The first Andersen family picture.

On our way home!

Kylie Marie Andersen

So, she was two days late but she is here and that is what matters. I went to the doctor on Wednesday morning and begged for him to induce. He agreed and we went into the hospital that night. Surprise, when they checked I was already at a 4 by that morning and she arrived at noon on the 7th without any help (except an epidural, I am only human!). I don't know how to answer if people ask if I was induced. It was a great delivery and we feel she is such a blessing, she is beautiful in every way to us.
She was 8 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. She has a lot of dark hair that we hope she keeps and long fingers and toes. At this point, her and Jayden have a love/hate relationship. He is fasinated by her but a bit jealous. If I hold or feed her he wants to be on my lap or he does something that gets my attention. He loves to give her kisses and loves to show me where her nose is!
Yes, I am tired. It is a rare moment when Jayden and Kylie nap at the same time but Colby has been a great help! My parents came out and helped soooo much as well. I couldn't do it without them all. Thanks for all of the love and support we have received!