Khloë: 3 months old (14 weeks)

Here is week fourteen’s photo:


14 weeks

14 weeks (March 11)


Khloë had a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday. She weighed in at 13 lb 12 oz and her length is 24.4 inches. Growing girl, for sure! Dr K just wanted to make sure her neck muscles were improving, which I believe they are. Khloë still doesn’t lift her head when she’s laying on her stomach, but when she’s being held or sitting on one of our laps she is doing so good with holding her head. So no trip to CHEO yet.

The 4-pack Aden & Anais muslin swaddle blankets from Indigo arrived this week. I’m so happy that I got “Little Lamb” set on sale! I LOVE these blankets; they are useful for many things. I was given 2 at my first baby shower and another one at the church shower, but three just wasn’t enough (given the amount of times baby girl likes to throw up on them). Now I have plenty.

The four headbands, pink lacey diaper cover, and purple lace romper from PetitePeppermint on Etsy showed up this week as well. 🙂


Big eyes

Big eyes

Smiley

Smiley

Getting ready for a bath

Getting ready for a bath


Starting on March 18th, Khloë and I will be going to “Make the Connection”, an 8 week program for parents and their babies. It’s supposed to give us new ideas for play time and help us connect with our children more. I hope it will be a good experience.


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The above collage is Khloë and her ultrasound picture!

She also went the whole week without a dirty diaper and then on Sunday she finally pooped! The doctor said its normal for breastfed babies to have irregular bowel movements and that I shouldn’t worry, but I was definitely worrying. I have never been so happy to change a stinky diaper (or three).

Khloë: 7 weeks old

Baby Girl is a growing machine! She nurses like a champ, spits up a lot, but still continues to gain weight. A few days ago she weighed just over 11 lbs. She’s still in size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothing fits her well. A few onesies are getting snug in length and belly, but that’s probably just the brand. The onesie in the picture is one of the snug items!


7 weeks old

7 weeks old (January 21)


On the weekend I ended up having to go to the ER in Deep River for mastitis. My right breast had a swollen, hot, red patch that was incredibly painful. The night prior, I had suffered from headache, chills, fever, and sweats. I thought I was just getting sick but a friend tipped me off that it could be mastitis. The doctor took one look and said, “Yep, that’s an infection!” and wrote me a prescription for clindamycin. I have been taking the pills all week and only have another two days to go. Some of the antibiotic does enter the breastmilk, but I was assured not a significant amount. By Sunday night, poor Khloë had suffered from diarrhea all day. I only realized that’s what it was after changing the ninth dirty diaper and looked it up in a book. I quickly called TeleHealth and the nurse advised us to take her to see a doctor. So back to the ER at 9 o’ clock at night–but we were the only ones there so it was a fast trip. The doctor wasn’t worried as Khloë was still drinking and wasn’t getting dehydrated. She said just to keep an eye on the poop to make sure there’s no blood.


Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Dressed for church

Dressed for church


Khloë still sleeps a lot during the day. When she’s awake we play hand games or go on her play mat. She gets excited when we put her on the change table and she is definitely starting to smile at Mommy and Daddy. For such a happy girl, a few evenings a week she gets really fussy with gas pains and cries constantly. It’s hard to handle seeing her in pain and not being able to make it all better.

I don’t know how long baby acne lasts, but her face is always covered in little red splotches.

Khloë: 6 weeks old

I can hardly believe that I have a six week old baby! She is growing and changing so fast. Thanks to a neat idea I found on Pinterest, I’m going to take a photo of Khloë with her Hello Kitty doll each week to show her growth.


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6 weeks old (January 14)


Her cheeks have definitely filled out and she’s getting a double chin. She nurses very well and always lets me know when she is ready to eat. I’m so happy that breastfeeding is going well for us. All her newborn clothes were packed away about a week and a half ago and now she’s wearing 0-3 month clothing. Some of that size are still a little large, though.

She is becoming more alert and loves to stare at her sensory toys, sometimes accidentally grabbing at them. She isn’t always a fan of tummy time but she does tolerate it. Jordan and I try to read her a book each day. I think her favourite activity is watching Mama and Daddy’s faces and listening to Daddy sing her songs.


Wrapped in her hand-made bath towel

Wrapped in her hand-made bath towel

Checking out her surroundings

Checking out her surroundings


Our church is having a baby shower for us on February 1st. Originally it had been scheduled for December 7th but had to be rescheduled due to Khloë’s early birth. My mom, two sisters, and nephew will be down that weekend (yay!).

Third trimester: Weeks 30 – 33

Week 30 (October 7)
Baby shower time! Technically I was 29 weeks for my baby shower on Sunday but for simplicity I will say 30 weeks (since my weeks begin on Mondays). I had a lot of fun and received some pretty amazing gifts from some amazing friends and family! Baby K will definitely not lack in the clothing department, that’s for sure! I will do a separate post about the shower.

This week at Prenatal Nutrition, a public health nurse spoke to us about breastfeeding. We made snack foods and played a questionnaire game. I guess I read too much because I got all the answers correct! I plan to breastfeed Baby K so it’s great to be given these extra resources. The nurse will come every two weeks and speak about a different topic. She’s doing this as a special favour because there aren’t any prenatal classes offered in our little village, and to be honest I don’t want to drive 30-40 minutes to go to one.


Weeks 30-31

Weeks 30-31


Week 31 (October 14)
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner at a friends’. Unfortunately, Baby Girl takes up so much room that I can only eat small amounts at a time. My eyes definitely wanted more food but I just couldn’t manage more than a little scoop of each dish. I was falling asleep by 8 o’ clock.

Still having a lot of Braxton Hicks and craving celery/carrot sticks.

My appointment last Thursday was cancelled due to a birth and rescheduled for this Thursday with Kilmeny. This weeks’ check-up was pretty quick. She explained discharge procedures at the hospital and what items are provided for baby. Blood pressure good, fetal heart rate at 148 bpm, and fundal height at 30 cm. Baby Girl still has her head down and feet in my ribs!

I’ve gained 28.5 lbs total.

Week 32 (October 21)
She is constantly pushing her little leg up so high that I get a big uncomfortable lump on the top of my belly. She’s an active girl, constantly moving around and getting hiccups.

I’m still eating tons of carrots and celery. And chocolate.

At Prenatal Nutrition this week, the public health nurse showed up to speak about comfort measures during childbirth. Most of the measures I’ve already either read about or watched a video. She did, however, give us each a folder full of great pamphlets and booklets that I’m excited to go through!

I’ll be heading to Kingston at the end of the week to visit hubby, as he’s now on course there. Maternity photoshoot on Saturday!!!


Weeks 32-33

Weeks 32-33


Week 33 (October 28)
After 5 days of suffering, I broke down and called my midwife about the severe pelvic pain I’d been experiencing. It started almost the moment I reached Kingston and unloaded my stuff at mom’s and continued all weekend. Even once I returned home it still bothered me. In the morning, my pelvic area is sore but tolerable. By mid-afternoon, the pain gets considerably worse until I can hardly stand or walk. Stairs are almost impossible. At night, turning from my left side to my right side is agony. It feels like my pelvis is splitting apart. Anyway, Suki said it’s most likely symphysis pubis dysfunction (eek?!) and is quite common. She suggested I see an obstetric physiotherapist. I will be seeing Suki in 2 days and will find out for sure if that’s what I should do.

In other news, Jordan and I had maternity photos done with Cole Creations. I’m really excited to see how they turned out!