Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Jayla is starting to enjoy opening her eyes a little more - and she's not sleeping 22 hours a day anymore - it's probably more like 19-20 hours.
(I promise Jordyn didn't hit Jayla in the head with her arm in any of these pictures. It might appear that way, but she didn't.)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I love it - it folds up to the size of our single stroller, but I feel like I'm pushing the Titanic! :) Ha! The stroller is awesome, but it's long - just as any double stroller would be!
We have taken a couple of outside walks already, and today we walked on the track at the fitness center. The girls and I walked about a mile today - and comparing that to how I felt after I delivered Jordyn, that seems like a marathon! After I had Jordyn, it took weeks before I could walk from the couch to the kitchen without wanting to scream in pain. I was on pain killers for several weeks. It took about 5 weeks before I got back on a treadmill to just walk. This time I was going on outside walks just several days after delivering Jayla, no pain killers at all, and feeling great. Big difference! I still have the swelling in my feet pretty bad - today is the first day they have looked a little bit normal in the last 2 months. I forgot what it was like for a pair of shoes to fit!
I am so thankful for nice weather, for feeling great, and that both girls love their stroller so we can get some exercise!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Jayla has about 1 hour each night that she is a little fussy - and it just so happens that this hour is always right after we get Jordyn down to sleep. Jordyn often wakes up crying, but she goes back to sleep on her own - thank goodness!
We are loving the newest addition to our family and feel very blessed to be her parents.
My favorite - sweeping the kitchen floor! I had to fight her to get the broom from her. She was not hapy when I took it away. Tomorrow I am going to try to find a kid-size broom so she can sweep all she wants! :)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'll never forget Jordyn's first doctor appointment - she didn't like it when the nurse took her temperature (you can probably guess why), and she pooped all over the table. Justin and I talked to Jayla about this - Jayla did better, she only peed all over the table. Ha!
Jayla definitely has features that are different from Jordyn, but we are seeing so many similarities - especially in many of her facial expressions. She looks just like her sister!
Jayla is quite a sleeper! I was actually a little concerned about how much she sleeps, but the doctor assured us it's okay. I am quite sure that yesterday she slept a good 22 hours. She slept the entire night last night except when I woke her up at 2:00 to eat. I'm thrilled to have a 6-day old baby that slept through the night - I just want to make sure she isn't sleeping too much. Is that an odd concern?
We took Jordyn and Jayla on a walk outside yesterday in our new double stroller. I love our new stroller, but I felt like I was pushing the Titanic! It seems so big! We had problems going through stores in the mall with a single stroller (stores are not set up for strollers!), I can hardly imagine pushing this stroller through the mall stores. Jordyn loves going on walks, and I am sure that Jayla will too. I'm sure we'll put many miles on the stroller this summer. Last summer Jordyn and I walked 2-3 times a day - I am hoping to do that again this summer. I have a couple of pictures to share from our walk, but they'll be up later.
Time to get moving here - lots to do! Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Just like Jordyn, Jayla is a very content baby. Most of her days are spent looking like this ...
Jordyn seems to be enjoying having Jayla around. She will often ignore her, but she also loves to run over and say "hi," gently pat her head ...
... give her a "pound" ...
Jayla is finally starting to open her eyes more. This is one big difference between her and Jordyn as babies. Jordyn was very alert and loved to have her eyes open. It has taken Jayla a few days to adjust to this, but we are loving her beautiful eyes!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Jayla didn't want to eat before we went to bed last night, so I knew at some point (probably shortly after we would all fall asleep) she would be hungry. About 5 minutes after putting her down, she started to scream. She still wouldn't eat though - and I finally gave in and made her a formula bottle. Not my first choice, but I also wanted food in her tummy! She had a couple of bottles in the hospital too. (We did that with Jordyn too.) Jayla wasn't too interested in the bottle either ... and she cried for about 1 1/2 hours straight, which in turn woke up Jordyn and she screamed! I think that Jayla's cry scared her. So, Jordyn was in bed with Justin, and Jayla and I were on the couch. She finally settled down and ate, Jordyn calmed down and went back to her crib, Jayla and I slept on the couch for about 3 hours (sore back this morning!), and that was about it for our sleep!
Jordyn went to daycare today. We decided to continue taking her (maybe not everyday), but that would be something "normal" in her life. She has also transitioned to the next room at daycare, which is going well, but I want her to feel comfortable there. I asked her if she wanted to go to school today, and she immediately said "yeah" and grabbed her coat. She truly loves going there!
I was feeling really good on Saturday and Sunday, but definitely not as good today. The swelling in my feet/legs is really bad today and also quite painful. I had this after I had Jordyn too - in fact the swelling was so bad that time that I couldn't even wear some of my maternity clothes. I was so hopeful that wouldn't happen again this time. After I had Jordyn my blood pressure also really went up. That started to happen this time, but today the blood pressure has been okay. I'm definitely not in as much pain this time, but I am uncomfortable today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
And one quick picture of Jayla before I sign off ... this was from Justin's phone so it's a little fuzzy ...
I took many pictures today, but right now I'm resting and don't want to get the camera and cords to upload. I'll share them tomorrow.