It is hard to believe that Kylee is going to be 11 months old tomorrow it seems just like yesterday that she was born into our family. For some reason I started reminiscing about the first few weeks we had when she joined us, which is the reason for this post. Obviously I will be posting again in about a month when she turns 1. It is amazing the difference 11 months makes in a babies life. [pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-6WOtIjWkHks/UnQQG0ktglI/AAAAAAABkLw/bWqmDG_QUjU/s144-c-o/10.25.Metts9790%252520-%25252001.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/103551603471945091040/KyleeBabyBloom#5941391517786407506″ caption=”10.25.Metts9790 – 01.jpg” type=”image” alt=”10.25.Metts9790 – 01.jpg” ] Looking at these 2 photos alone I can’t hardly believe it. It is hard for me to remember what she looked like when she was a new born.
Now I look at her and all I see is a little toddler. She is up and walking all over the place, we can’t hardly keep up with her. She has truly transitioned to a walker (not stable walker, but a walker). It is without a doubt her preferred mode of transportation even though she could crawl somewhere faster. It is amazing to see how much she has changed over the past 11 months.
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A couple of things I thought about today:
The day she arrived…
We felt rushed going into the whole hospital situation. She seemed to be overdue, according to all our calculations she was due on the 18th of October. The doctors discovered a loss of fluid and felt the need to get us into the delivery room immediately. It all seemed rushed, but we were excited. We were thinking that we were going to have a new baby by the next day around noon. But that isn’t how it all played out. Kylee decided to be difficult and tie a knot in her umbilical cord causing decreased in her heart rate whenever there was a contraction. Ultimately leading to a long day of labor and eventual c-section. She was here and we were excited regardless of how she got here.
Kristee’s 1st week back in the office…
I didn’t take much time off right after she was born. But my schedule is fortunately flexible enough that I could help when needed. I decided that instead of taking time off right after Kylee was born I would save it and take time off when Kristee went back to work for her first week. Hopefully easing her back into work and getting her use to be at the office with this new born little baby to care for. I got to spend the week in Kristee’s office taking care of Kylee when needed. I did my best to only care for her in needed situations so that Kylee and Kristee could do ok when I wasn’t there. I really cherished that week that I got to spend with her.
It brings great memories to think about these early points in her life. I look forward to many more memories throughout Kylee’s life as she gets older.
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