Our sweet baby girl, Kayla Elizabeth was born on Tuesday Jan. 26th at 1:41pm weighing 5lbs 4.7oz and 18 and a half inches long. It has been a while since I have made any posts because we have been so busy with her, as you can imagine. But we are enjoying every minute with her. Here are some pictures. :)
Monday, January 25, 2010
On Sunday Jan. 24th my very favorite NFL team won the AFC Championship and are now on their way to the Super Bowl in Miami!! I am so excited!! It was a tough game against the NY Jets, but they pulled it off. I was very nervous through out the game and it was frustrating because I couldn't jump up and down. ;) I wish I could've been there.
But it's going to be so exciting watching them play the New Orleans Saints on Feb. 7th with our little girl (she will definitely be here by then). Now we need to find her a COLTS outfit to wear for the BIG game.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
On Wednesday Jan. 20th the ladies at Craig's work gave us a baby shower. If you know Craig at all, you know he hates to be the center of attention. So although he appreciated the gesture he was dreading going. I wasn't for sure if I was going to go or not because it was in the middle of the day and his work is across town from mine. But I knew that he would appreciate me being there and he really needed me to be there to take some of the attention off of him. So after some sweet talking by Craig.....(he knows me too well) I decided to go. So the wonderful wife that I am ;) , I took a couple of hours of personal time and waddled my way over there.
Keep in mind I have never met any of the people that Craig works with. So the first time I am meeting them I am 9 months pregnant, swollen, needing a highlight job and waddling when I walk. Great way to make a first impression. Everyone was very nice and inviting. They had a cake and food for us. And the only rule was Craig had to open all the presents. Our little girl got some really cute outfits and a lot of diapers. :) After the shower Craig walked me around the store and introduced me to everyone. I am really glad that I went. And again, it was very overwhelming at how generous and kind everyone was. :) All 3 of us are very lucky!
On Wednesday Jan. 20th I was 39 weeks pregnant. There is not much change from last week. She is just putting on baby fat to survive outside the womb. At my doctors appointment on Tuesday I asked if she could estimate how much she thinks the baby weighs and she said about 6 1/2-7lbs. :) About the size of a mini watermelon. Lets hope she doesn't grow too much more.
Craig and I are very anxious to see what/who she looks like and if she has any hair and what color it is. These last few weeks are really dragging by. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as the big event gets closer. :)
In honor of our Baby Girl Wertz this week , have a watermelon. YUMMMM!
On Tuesday Jan. 19th I had another weekly doctors appointment. I wish I had some exciting news to report but I don't. Everything is the same as last week. My blood pressure, weight and baby's heartbeat were all good. :) And I have not dilated any further. Dr. Bain and I discussed more about having me induced on Feb. 3rd. We talked about what they would do for me, etc. Being induced is something that I want to avoid as much as possible. I would rather let nature takes its course. But I also, of course, don't want any harm to our little girl. So I will do what the doctor tells me/suggests. This weekend I have decided to do some major walking to maybe let gravity help out a little. And there is always the full moon on Jan. 30th. ;)
Please keep the 3 of us in your prayers these last 2 weeks. At least we know she will be here in time to see the Colts in the Super Bowl. ;)
Friday, January 15, 2010
On Wednesday I was 38 weeks pregnant!! Only 2 weeks left....hopefully. ;) There isn't much change from last week. All our baby girl is doing now is putting on weight and preparing for survival on the outside. She now weighs about 6.8 pounds and measures about 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek ??). She now has a firm grasp, which she will be able to test when she grabs our hands for the first time. :) Her organs are matured and are now ready for life outside the womb.
Here lately I have been having trouble breathing and having chest pains. So yesterday I went to my family doctor and had some tests done. It turns out that my asthma is the cause. She said that my lungs were weak and that is causing the chest pains. Therefore we need to strengthen my lungs before I go into labor. So I now have 2 inhalers that I have to do 6 times a day. FUN!! But I don't care what I have to do as long as I can get a little more comfortable and breathe. :)
In honor of Baby Girl Wertz this week, have a leek?? :)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
On Tuesday Jan. 12th my wonderful co-workers gave me a baby shower at work. Everything was perfect. They had wonderful food, a very fun game and lots of presents for our little girl. The game that we played was for everyone to write on a piece of paper how much you think the baby will weigh and to suggest a name for the baby. Whoever gets closest to the weight or name gets a prize. At the end of the shower I read aloud who suggested what name. Some were very comical. A lot of people were suggesting a W name to go along with Wertz. So you can only imagine the girl names that they came up with. :) It was alot of fun and we got a lot of really nice things for her. The three of us are so lucky. :)