Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ten Things

I'm copying this idea from one of my blogging friends...10 random things. Here goes!!

1. I had Lasik surgery a few years back (you know, to get rid of the contacts) and guess what I had to buy yesterday?? Glasses!!! I thought it was my pregnancy that was making my eyesight bad...nope!!

2. Yesterday was Griffin's 5th birthday. I miss him so much.

3. Kaia is now 2 months old!! Her adorable little christening gown came in yesterday!

4. I have lost all of my pregnancy weight! So why don't all my old clothes fit??

5. I bought my pumpkins and mums this beautiful. I love this time of year! If Sean and I were going to get married again (notice I didn't say if I got married again!!) I would love to do it this time of year, or elope to the islands.

6. I could spend so much money shopping for clothes for Kaia! Have you seen the clothes at Baby Gap?

7. Finding daycare is much harder than I expected. If only I didn't have to go back to work! How can I become a millionaire??

8. We went to the mall for the first time in over 2 months yesterday! It is amazing how we used to take that for granted. FYI-- Kaia was great, aside from a major blowout!!

9. Sometimes I miss school. I can't believe I just wrote that! I have even looked into doctorate programs but then I slapped myself in the face and came back to reality!

10. I'm selling my washer and dryer on craigslist. I feel like an adult now!

I must show you the cutest little feet (see picture!!). I don't want to change her because I love playing with them!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Camping Weekend

So we took our first camping trip as a trio this weekend and we had a blast! We wanted to try out our new camper and Kaia has proven that this is something she will enjoy for years to come! She was very interested in all her surroundings, so much so that she kept fighting a nap! She was very good at night, she didn't wake the neighbors with her crying...though her parents didn't sleep too much! We are used to it though. We loved our camper and the weather was great. Thanks to all our visitors as well! Of course most of my pics are of Kaia but I couldn't resist. She looked so cute in all her hats!! As you can see, she wasn't always a "happy camper", but I think overall she had fun! Heat and a that is camping!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Eye Appointment

I am a few days late with this update but I wanted to share details about Kaia's appt with the pediatric opthalmologist last week. For those of you who saw her in her first few days, you may remember the crazy bruising around her eyes. At first it was thought it was trauma from birth but our pediatrician said it was an angioma. An angioma can occur anywhere on the body and is essentially a collection of blood vessels that should disappear before the age of 5. Because it was so close to her little eyes, he wanted her to be checked by an eye specialist. We were concerned about it and hoped her eyes were okay! In the meantime, she developed bilateral tear duct obstructions, which meant she had tons of eye goop because the tear ducts weren't draining! She was quite the site! To help with that, I massaged the areas to help it drain. She hated it but I felt like I was doing something for her! And then one day, picture day actually, her eyes just cleared up!! Even the angioma looked better. So we went to the specialist appt last week. We brought pictures so she could see what we were talking about since she had cleared up. My poor little girl didn't have an angioma but had something called a dacryocele! Apparently this isn't very common and is something similar to a hernia (of the lacrimal sac--by the eye). This went along with the tear duct obstructions. If not treated, surgery is needed to decompress the area. Well, new mommy that I am....I cured her with my obsessive massage of the area!! The doctor said that is what made it go away!! And thank God no surgery is needed! This shouldn't ever come back and her eyes are fine!! What a relief! So this is our first medical story with our darling Kaia! Here are before and after photos so you can see what I mean. And the specialist we saw practices and teaches at Yale and asked us to email some photos of her eyes to use in teaching the med students. She will be famous!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just another Sunday

Nothing new in the Trainor household; well, we did buy a camper last week! If you have never been, don't knock it! It is such a fun way to relax and hang with family and friends. And now we actually have our own bathroom! Goodbye tent camping!! And luckily we have a big group that enjoys it as well!

Kaia has been a little better sleeping wise lately. She almost made 5 hours last night, her best yet!! I thought something was wrong! She still looks just like her daddy though! What the heck?? I do all the work and she doesn't look a thing like me!

Here is a picture Sean took of us this week, not the best image of me but Kaia looks cute! Hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Time Flies

How has it been almost a year already since we were in Europe? On the other hand, it feels like that was in a different life. It's funny how much you change as a family and individually once you have a child. Maybe some day we'll visit again with Kaia!

Kaia had been having a bit of trouble gaining weight in the beginning but I am proud to report that she gained 1 pound and 1 oz in 2 weeks, per doctors orders! She is now 8# 11oz, my little fatty! She is smiling more and more and I love it!

Enjoy a few photos of Spain, Italy and France (or things I found interesting)!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Unsexy New Parent Photos!

So I am sure you all have pictures of those days when you aren't looking (or feeling) your best! Sean snapped a quiet moment of Kaia and I; of course I hadn't showered and was completely exhausted! Then I took one of him multi-tasking while giving Kaia her supplement formula. (Long story....I am breastfeeding but she still needs a bit extra to help her gain some weight!). The last pic is of her lounging with her Daddy watching a movie! She didn't last long in that position though! This job is hard work!! She seems to be getting bigger every day and I love all her little faces and expressions. She evens opens her mouth now when I kiss cute!! Now if only she would sleep better.....

Happy 1st Anniversary Anna & Eric!!