Sunday, August 16, 2009

1 month old!

Let me just start by saying that I cannot believe my little girl is a month old! has flown by already. She's such a gift to us. What a miracle! I thank God every day for her. Here is a little of what has been going on...

Kathleen has been much happier since her 2 week appointment. Nursing her was quite stressful on me. Kathleen did fine at it but it was really hard because it consumed the day...she would eat for like an hour and be hungry about 20 minutes later. Something wasn't right. So, apparently she was getting no calories from me. She wasn't dehydrated but had gained no weight. I felt terrible! So we switched to formula and she is doing wonderful. Even getting some chubby little cheeks on her. :) Her legs are still long and skinny...they look like her aunt Mary Helen's who has bean poles for legs :) The past 2 weeks have been alot of fun too because Stacy and Will have been in town. It feels like they just got here too! WE've enjoyed lots of time over at Momma and Daddy's with everyone. We all even took a shopping trip to Huntsville last Wednesday! Yep, with all the kiddos :) Last weekend we went to Lineville for Mack's cousins, Bridgette's graduation party. She graduated from Auburn this past Monday and we are so proud of her! So we got to see some of Mack's family and they were thrilled to see Kathleen. I didn't hold her the entire night :) everyone just loved on her. The one picture is of Bridgette passing on the Princess crown. she's been the only girl on that side so she has always been Rita's princess and Rita had gotten her a little Hallmark crown a few years back. Rita made her hand it down to KAthleen...too funny. We spent the night with Mack's Grandmother. I think it's so cool that Kathleen has a GREATgrandmother. Mine weren't around when I was born and I think it's very special. She also has a great grandad who is also very proud of her.

Today we made it to church for the 2nd time. She went for the 1st time 2 weeks ago and she was a perfect angel both times. She slept right through it(along with a few others I'm sure...hehe) Here is a pic of her the 1st time...pretty girl....

I love this pic of her smiling. She does it as she's falling asleep...Probably gas I'm sure but she's so stinkin cute! :)

Mack is a wonderful Daddy. She already has him wrapped around her little finger and it's precious. He loves taking care of her and has done everything a couple of nights so i could get a little sleep. He's soooo good with her and it makes me so happy to see them together...they are 2 of my favorite people in case you can't tell. Mack sent me flowers the other day just to thank me for all I do - which he doesn't have to do because I love every minute of it. But it was so sweet. then he came home from work and told me he was going to do everything and for me to just relax and then get some sleep that night. So he fed her at her 9:00 and then when she woke up at 12:30, I heard 'can you get her this time'...Oh my :) but he got up at 4:00 to feed her again.. I think it's kinda funny now but it wasn't really at the time. He did have to go to work the next morning but he gave it a try anyways. He has since redeemed himself and has fed her though the night. I love him :) oh yes, and Kathleen does a wonderful job at night. We usually have to get up with her at about 12, 3, and 6. so she sleeps around 3-4 hours at a time which I think is pretty good. So, I bragged about her too much yesterday and she WOULD NOT go to sleep this morning after her 3 o'clock. She wasn't crying or anything, but she is fussy if she's awake and lays down for more than 20 minutes. So I rocked her for a while...she finally fell asleep for just a little bit before her next bottle and then we left for church. Here's a pic from today...I just love that little outfit that her Nana got her....
I have not been very good at blogging and will try to do better. This is a very random one but just wanted to do a little 'catch up'. We just love Kathleen to pieces is the main point...but I think that's pretty obvious :)


  1. Thanks for the update!! I love love love her! She's so precious and I so want to love on her! She does have some long skinny legs!! Too Cute! Love you girl and glad everything is getting back to "normal". ;)

  2. I love it when you update! Rose has the same outfit as Kathleen (the last pic) - how sweet! She's beautiful - congrats again!