Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Kyle was crying today, and when I went to get him, his eyes were red and watery, and there were streaks down his cheeks from tears. It made me so sad to see that his tears have come in. Julien was about 8 weeks or so when he started to have tears, so I wasn't expecting it anytime soon.

It makes the crying so much worse - my poor little guy

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

newborn shots

We had a very talented photographer over last week to take some newborn shots of kyle for us, here is a look at her blog - Pam's Perspective

Here are a few of the teasers she sent us - can't wait to see the rest!

Monday, September 13, 2010

breastfeeding around little ones

When I was younger, my cousin was born. I was 6. My aunt was a new mom, and she was breastfeeding. She was in a bedroom at another aunt's place, and my 5 yo cousin and I wanted to watch. She can't remember which one of us asked, but we were so fascinated that milk came out of her breast, we asked if food came out the other one.

When I was nursing Julien, I wasn't really around many little ones, so I never encountered questions. However, with Kyle having an older brother and older cousins, the questions are starting.

Chloe wanted to hold him on Saturday, but he needed to eat. So, I told her after I fed him she could have a turn holding him. She very kindly offered him her pogo and french fries. I told her that was kind, but that he had to have milk from his mommy. She started to ask questions, so Wes told her that Kyles milk came from my boob - she wanted to watch.

Julien likes to watch me pump sometimes, and last night I was pumping (only 1 side) and he asked if it was white milk - and if the other breast had chocolate milk - cause he thought Kyle would really like the chocolate side better.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

the things they say (or how they interpret what WE say)

Yesterday afternoon I had to get Jules out of the house. He was cranky, overtired and just needed to let out some of his energy.

So I decided to put Kyle in the buggy and the 3 of us walked over to the park. Before we left, I had a little chat with Julien about how he had to stay near mommy, and he couldn't go more than 5 feet in front of me. He got wide eyed, looked at me and said "mommy, I don't have 5 feet, I only have 2 feet - you didn't know that?"

It cracked me up so much - sometimes I forget how literal kids actually are!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Family of 4

We have now been home from the hospital for 10 days, and are settling into life as a family of 4. Julien has adjusted much better than I expected, although he does have his moments. He likes to help, and the other day I changed Kyle's diaper without getting Jules to help - well, that was unacceptable, and Kyle got a truck thrown at his head (I was there to intervene - but you get the picture).

He loves to give his brother hugs and kisses, and loves to hold him also!

Kyle has a much different disposition than Julien did. He is so placid, I almost don't kinow how to handle it.  I am used to a fussy/cranky baby that won't settle down without nursing; and now, I have a baby that almost never cries, only nurses for food, and actually lets me sleep at night (I get up more with Julien than I do with Kyle). Kyle gives me 4-6 hours stretches, and I find myself having to wake him to feed because I get so engorged with milk that I can't sleep. I even had to pump after feeding him on Tuesday night because I was so full.

All this to say that I love my boys. I couldn't have asked for better kids - they are so sweet and precious, and I wouldn't trade them for anything!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kyle Anthony's arrival

At 3:30 pm on August 28, we got the call to head in for the induction. We finished getting organized, picked up my mom and off we went.

When we got there, we "checked in" got settled in my labour room and waited for the doctor. She came in at 630pm, broke my waters (I was still only at 2cm) and they started me on the pitocin drip. Contractions started less then 5 minutes later, not unbearable - but I definitely knew they were coming.

After 2 hrs, I called the nurse and asked for the epi - only to find out that the doctor was in the OR on a 4 hr case. They had another doc called in to come do a c-section, and were going to check with him if he would perform my epi. He arrived, and at 8:55 it was all done! But, it wasn't working. The nurse wanted to wait a little while before calling him back, so we waited 30 minutes. She then decided to top me up with something a little stronger, and see if htat would work. After about 3 minutes, it started to work. She checked me and I was 4cm. 20 minutes later, his heart rate dropped to 60, so the nurse decided to check me and see if he was further in the birth canal - sure enough, I was at 8cm now. She started getting the room ready for delivery, and 10 minutes later I told her that I felt as if I was "opening" and she checked and said "yep, your definitely at 10" so she called the doctor in. During this point, I was vomiting quite a bit, which acts as pushes, so my actual "pushing time" was less than 5 minutes.

Kyle Anthony made his appearance at 10:14pm, weighing 8lbs 3oz - after 3hrs44 minutes of labour.

today is the day

Well, today is the day. We should be meeting our new little one anytime.  I am still waiting to get a phone call for the induction - 45 minutes and I can call them to see if they have a time for me.

It is very strange to KNOW that I should be holding my little one at some point today.

Julien stayed at J's parents last night, so that we didn't have to worry about getting him ready to go first thing this mornign if we got the call.

We took him out to dinner, to have one last supper as a family of 3. Don Cherry's is a new favorite of ours, and it's pretty kid friendly.


Still waiting around the house. The doctor called at 9am and said that they were super busy, so she wouldn't be able to do anything until at least 6pm. She told me  to go about my day, and then she would call me this evening and if they can't do the induction,  I still need to go in and have my BP checked. So we wait.

J and I have been glued to the couch watching movies and napping, hopefully it will help us get through what might be a very long and hard night.