Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My 22nd Birthday!

Turning 22 was special because it was the first year I got to spend my birthday with my daughter. She definitely made it a memorable one. Here is a little how our day went:

'Ihi woke up at 4 am for a feeding and went right back to sleep (good baby!). She woke up again at 7 am, right when Kahili got home from work with beautiful flowers and donuts for breakfast. I fed he while Kahili took a shower and got ready to go to sleep. Then he took her to burp her but instead of burping, she pooped! So Kahili brought her over to me on the bed where I started to change her. The minute the diaper was off, pee sprayed up both my arms and all over the bed! I put my hands over it to block it and when it stopped, I took them away only to get blasted by pee and poop at the same time! Lesson learned: WAIT til she's done going! Anyways, when the mess was all cleaned up and sheets in the washer, we all went back to sleep til around 2 pm with 'ihi waking up every 2 hours to eat. We ate lunch and relaxed til about 5 and then we went to walk around the mall a little bit before dinner. Kahili bought some massage oil for me and then we went to CPK for dinner. It was delicious! 'Ihi was sleeping the whole time. Well, right when we were finishing up dinner, she started fussing so I took her out of her carseat and BAM! DooDoo everywhere! It was all over her carseat, clothes, and now ME! I took her to the bathroom to clean her up while Kahili paid and realized that I had used her back-up outfit a couple days before and forgot to put another one in the diaper bag. Oops. Lesson Learned: Keep 2 back up outfits in the diaper bag and remember to replace them when used! That little incident made the decision of what to do next very easy: Go home. So we went home and got to relax some more before Kahili gave me a massage (You have no idea how killer breastfeeding is on your shoulders and back!) and headed off to work.

Overall it was a great day that I got to spend with my family! 'Ihi was the best present I ever could have received for my birthday and I guess she felt it was necessary to give me a few more (in the form of bodily fluids HA!). Thanks 'Ihi girl! I still love you more than you know! And thanks to my loving husband who did everything he could to make it a special day for me! Love you!

P.S. For those of you who are having little girls and thought, "yay! at least diaper changing will be easier than if I had a boy...." NOT TRUE! As I proved in this post, girls have strong streams too! It was like a volcanic eruption! :)

1 Month Milestones

I cannot believe I am the mother of a 1 month old! It is so crazy how fast time really does fly...and I'm not liking it one bit! 'Ihi continues to amaze us every single day. We can't believe how fast she is growing and changing. One minute she looks like Kahili, the next she looks like me (lets face it... she looks more like her daddy haha). She has accomplished so much in her one month on earth and these are just the few things that I can remember...
*She now weighs 9 lbs as of yesterday (which they say is good for an exclusively breastfed baby)
*She has been on 4 plane rides (SLC to LA, LA to HI, HI to LA, and LA to SLC) and she was so good every time! I was so afraid of being that person with the screaming child but 'ihi slept on every flight except when she would get up to eat. No crying whatsoever! This weekend we are even taking another little trip down to LA so hopefully she does good again even though Daddy is with us this time.
*She has met all of her cousins and all of her aunts and uncles except one...sorry Uncle Wai!
*She LOVES to use her hands. They flail every which way when she is awake and she sleeps with them up by her face. (She also uses them to scratch Mommy when she is eating...grrr)

*She likes being on her tummy. She twists and turns her head and lifts her legs like a scorpion during tummytime and almost daily she takes a nap on my tummy and just loves it.
*I know this sounds crazy, but she can almost turn over! If we lay her on her back, she twists and turns as if she's trying to gain momentum to flip over and she actually comes pretty darn close.
*She can easily hold her neck up on her own for extended periods of time. I'm telling you, this girl is too strong for her own good!
*She loves music. When we were in Hawaii, some of her cousins would sing to her while they held her and she would just gaze up at them.
*She loves bath time! Kahili and I really think she is going to be a waterbaby and Kahili can't wait to take her out into the ocean.
*She holds her pacifier in by herself and it is the most adorable thing.
*She was given a Baby Blessing by her Daddy on September 4th, the same day as her cousin Ku.
*I put her to sleep between 10 and 11 pm and then she wakes up around 3 or 4 and goes right back down until 6 or 7. She is a good sleeper like her Momma! Thank goodness!

Well, that's all I can think of for now. We love our little girl so much and feel so blessed to have her in our lives. Her smile is contagious and I can't help but want to stare at her all day.

Mommy and Daddy love you baby girl!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baby Pictures

Kahili and I are so lucky to have such talented friends. Our friend Alana is a wonderful photographer and before they moved back to Hawaii, she was kind enough to capture some beautiful pictures of our sweet baby girl! I love them! Thanks Alana!