Sunday, June 27, 2010

H.R.S. and other happenings

Lots has happened in the last 3 weeks since my last post. Since H.R.S. (aka. Her Royal Spittiness or Princess Spitty) still hadn't lost her umbilical cord, I called the doctor to check on it. They told me to give it another week and then to come in for a treatment of silver nitrate. Well after 6 weeks and two silver nitrate treatments, we finally have a submersible baby! YAY! She had her first tub bath at 6 weeks 1 day old!
We also spoke to the doctor about her reflux/colic episodes she was having. For the last couple of weeks Kinley was having about 2-3 hour stretches in the evening where she just screamed and screamed. She would go stiff as a board and nothing we did would comfort her. Knowing that my brother had colic for his first 3 months of life, I was preparing myself for that but hoping that it was more acid reflux. Our ped concurred that it was probably a combination of reflux and colic and prescribed her zantac twice a day. She told us that if the crying was due to the reflux, the zantac would help, but if it was colic then there was nothing that could be done about it. I'm very thankful to say that after almost a full week on the medicine we are so happy with the improvement. It's almost a night and day difference. She still gets fussy every evening around 7:30 or so, but at least now she is consolable. One method that has consistently worked for her is having her back against my chest while I'm sitting down (this way she can "stand" in my lap) and I rub her belly. In the last two weeks she has also started sleeping through the night. She will usually take her last feed around 9:30-10:30 and sleep until 5-6 in the morning.

We went on our first overnight trip with the kids to the beach and we had a blast. Kinley got to visit the Gulf for a few minutes and the big kids got to play too. I even got real pictures this time.

We had Bro. Jamie and Sis. Bobbie Jo over one Sunday after church and she was telling me about this store called Strasburgs Childrens clothing. Well the next day I took my mom to the Orlando outlet mall and there just so happened to be a Strasburgs there! So of course we had to stop in AND we couldn't resist buying matching outfits for all the Miller grandbabies. And the timing was perfect because it was the weekend before Fathers Day so we were able to take the kids out to Hollis Gardens and get pictures and give them to the Grandfathers for Father's Day presents. Abbey and Brooke had matching dresses and Lindsey and Kinley have matching outfits. Then Brady had shorts that matched all the girls' dresses and Joshua had little overalls that matched! The kids were so cute and were so excited to have outfits that all matched!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

4 Weeks Old!

Why is it the last 4 weeks of pregnancy seem to have been at a standstill, yet once you arrived the 4 weeks have gone by like 4 minutes? I want to savor every moment of your little newborn life. I know so many "new mom's" are in survival mode, just waiting to move past this stage, but I think because deep down I have come to the realization that you will probably be our last, that I want to soak up every aspect of this stage. I love the bonding time we have during your feedings and despite my better judgment I love that you love to be held. I cherish the naps you take on my chest, I love the smell of your head as you snuggle into my neck (even though it smells like spitty most of the time). You have rolled over a couple of times, but I'm pretty sure they were complete flukes. You can hold your head up really well, although we do still call you a bobblehead! Kinley you are absolutely the blessing we prayed for all these years. You have completed our family.

Kinley's Likes:
  • napping on someones chest
  • to be swaddled
  • to be held
  • bath time (sponge baths...since she still hasn't lost her umbilical stump!)
  • binkys during the day

Kinley's Dislikes:

  • Gripe water, which is fine because it doesn't help her spit-up!
  • being in a room by herself
  • anything that vibrates (ie. bouncy seat, bassinet)
  • sitting in a dirty diaper (not even for a minute)
  • when the Momma drinks a fountain Coke! Waaaaahhhhh...that's what she says when I do and that's what I say when I don't!

Monday, June 7, 2010

New Camera!

Matthew got his Father's Day present early...a new digital camera, that I get to use! YAY Unfortunately, because we just got it on Saturday, we haven't learned all the settings yet so today when we took it to the kids awards assemblies, we didn't have a whole lot of pictures turn out. We're still in the learning curve! Hopefully we will figure it out soon!

Abbey and Brady both did great this school year and came home with some major loot! Trophies, medallions, certificates...they racked up! And little Kinley was so impressed with her big Sis and Bro. that she slept through both of their awards ceremonies!

Way to go Abbey and Brady, you both worked really hard this school year and Momma and Dad are so pleased with you both! Only 2 more days left of school and off to enjoy the "lazy" days of summer!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

In case you didn't know...

Here is a blog of one of our favorite Alabamians, Hannah. She's got some pretty funny stuff! Check her out! Make sure to add her to your blog roll so that others can visit her as well!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

100th post and a whole bunch of randomness!

I was hoping my 100th post would be this fabulously exciting post about all kinds of interesting stuff, but it's not! It's just some cute pictures from the last few days.

On Memorial day Brady wanted to hold his somewhat fussy sister, so he layed down on the couch with her on his chest ...
...and within a few moments she was sound asleep, so Brady decided to rest his eyes too!

The kids had crazy hair day at school on Wednesday!

On Wednesday after school Abbey had to go have some blood work done. She was very brave but Brady was very worried about her, so as we were leaving the lab I snapped this picture of Brady taking good care of his Big Sis!

And yes, they did go to the lab with their "crazy hair"!