Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kid Update

Not much has really been going on at our house the past 3 weeks except getting used to having a newborn around! Keely is growing fast and at her 2 week appointment (it was actually only 10 days since birth because that's the only appt we could get!)  she was already up to 8 lbs 9 oz.  Everything else was great at the checkup and it appears we have a very healthy little girl. Brooks also had his 2 year appointment at the same time as Keely's 2 week.  Brooks has fallen into the 10th percentile in height and weight (he's 24 lbs and I can't remember the height).  He had been in the 25th percentile in weight, so the doctor just wants to monitor his weight and make sure he is still gaining weight and not losing.  We are supposed to get him as many extra calories throughout the day as we can (this can be difficult with the very limited things he likes to eat!)  It's hard when all Brooks wants to eat for lunch is a bowl of peas! We've been trying to get him to try new foods like pizza and macaroni and cheese, but haven't had any success.  He just screams when we try and make him put it in his mouth! So this will be a hurdle we will have to continue to work at, but in the meantime, chocolate milk whenever he wants has made for a happy boy! 

Here are just some pictures from the past week or so. 

Keely is such a different sleeper than I ever remember Brooks being.  She will fall asleep after nursing and we try so hard to get her to wake up, but a lot of the time she just wants to sleep wherever we lay her down! I never remember Brooks just falling asleep on the couch like this!

 Brooks still loves to give Keely kisses!

 Enjoying the great outdoors.  Brooks and Cheyenne are still the best of friends!
Brooks wanted to show Keely how he plays Angry Birds on the iPod.  Someday I'm sure she'll really enjoy it when he tries to share that with her!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sibling Resemblance

I just wanted to post some recent pictures of our little Keely and compare her to a couple of Brooks' baby pics.  There is definitely a sibling resemblance!

Keely in her first Sunday dress

Here are some comparison pictures...
 The first one is Keely and the second one is Brooks

 Here is another one, Brooks is the first one and Keely is the second.  Sorry, I couldn't get the pictures exactly side by side!

Guess our kids with the same birthday might actually look like twins 2 years apart!  It'll be interesting to see how Keely changes as she grows up and whether she'll continue to resemble Brooks or not!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Birthday Party

Before it gets too far from Brooks' birthday, I wanted to post some pictures of the party we had for him and Lane.  I'm holding Keely as I write this, so it will just be mostly pictures!
 Brooks loved all his gifts and plays with all of them probably daily! He got a baseball glove, set of golf clubs, play food, a VeggieTales book, a toy push lawn mower, and a Tag Jr.
 He loves his Tag Junior!

 Brooks and his Thomas cake.  I had to quickly frost it for him right before the party since I had been in the hospital all night and morning with false labor! It actually turned out about as I had pictured in my mind!
 The birthday boys with their cakes! 

Brooks had to watch Lane pretty close to see how to blow out the candles.
 He tried so hard!!
 Grandpa had to help out :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Very Special Day

Welcome to the world Keely Jane Burgess!
Keely Jane was born on May 3 at 12:17am and was 7 lbs 13 oz and 18.5 inches long.  Everything went smoothly with delivery, and she's a beautiful, healthy baby girl!  I woke up Wednesday during the night several times to stronger contractions, but since I had been having them off and on since Saturday, I wasn't too concerned.  I didn't feel well all that morning, but just kinda rested since Blake didn't go into work until noon.  Brooks and I went in to ACE after lunch and I worked and stopped at the grocery store all while having contractions that seemed to be getting more regular.  I finally called the doctor at around 2 and they told me to come in this time.  I had just put Brooks down for a nap, so I waited until my mom arrived around 3:15 to stay with Brooks and then Blake came home from work and we went in.  They obviously kept us this time and had me started on a small amount of pitocin to keep things moving.  I finally had an epidural around 8 or 8:30 that evening (I think) and after that I felt much better.  I was still feeling the strong contractions like every 2 minutes, but it was better than before.  They upped the medicine in the epidural and they checked my progress around 10:45, but I was still only 5 cm dilated.  At this point the doctor predicted the baby would come around 2am, so I think everyone just kinda relaxed and had it in our minds it would be awhile yet!  I actually fell asleep around 11:20 for about 20 min until the nurse decided to check me again just to see how far I was.  This was at like 11:50 and she was shocked to find that I was completely dilated and the baby was just about to come out and we could have the baby before midnight if we tried! (I was completely numb from the waist down and could feel nothing thanks to the excellent epidural!) However, they had nothing prepared in the room for baby to come and the doctor wasn't even there at that point, so we couldn't quite get her before midnight.  I started pushing around 12:05, and she was out by 12:17! So no, we did not purposely wait until May 3 to have Keely so that her and Brooks would have the same birthday.  She almost came May 2! The doctors said we could 'fudge' the time and make it May 2, but we decided to just keep the exact time she was born no matter what! So Happy Birthday to my 2 babies exactly 2 years apart!  Keely and I are both doing fine (I feel so much better already than I did being pregnant!).  Now for what you all have been waiting!!
 Brooks meeting Keely for the first time.  He wasn't too sure what to think!

 First attempt at a family photo.  Brooks liked to come up on the bed with me to see Keely :)

 Brooks has warmed up to her well and likes to just look at her....
And kiss her....
And rock her....he just needs to learn to be a little more gentle! :)

 My two May babies :)