Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend!

This was truly a blessed thanksgiving. It was special, first and foremost, because it was Kami's first thanksgiving. Also, this is the first thanksgiving I have had off in years. Usually, I spend thanksgiving reporting for the news station. But now that I have switched jobs, I have holidays off. I can't begin to tell you what this means to me. When you get older and have kids, you appreciate each and every moment. Chasing down stories and being on television just isn't important any more. God has truly blessed us!

Also, our entire family on both sides came over. My parents, sister, Josh's mom, Josh's sister and her family...Mike, Kendall, and Jordan. Believe it or not, there was no drama and everybody had a blast! Of course, Kamryn loved being the center of attention. We will spend Christmas with Josh's dad since we were unable to see him for thanksgiving.

Finally, Kamryn watched gleefully as I decorated for Christmas. She is precious!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Welcome to my baby blog!

Well, after watching dozens of my friends successfully write blogs about their precious little ones, I decided to jump on the bandwagon, and start my own blog about Kamryn! I love sharing these stories with other mothers. I have learned so much from my friends experiences, that I can't wait to share about our life with Kamryn.

Kamryn was born on December 20th of last year. She was one month early. My doctor was in Paris, so another doctor took a look at my ultrasound. She told me that my baby hadn't grown in two weeks and she needed to come out ASAP. Kamryn was breech, so I had a c-section. The day she was born was wonderful, but the recovery was very difficult from the surgery. What was even more difficult....all of the crying. Yes, I know. Babies cry. That's what they do. But Kamryn's crying was different. She wouldn't stop for hours. When we took her to the doctor, she blew us off. She basically told us she was probably just gassy and had to outgrow it. After doing my own research on the web, I knew she had acid reflux. I took her back to the doctor, and the doc agreed it was acid reflux. Gee, thanks. Needless to say, I "fired" my doctor.

It took months to find the proper medicine that would nip the reflux in the bud. Finally a blend of axid and prevacid seemed to do the trick. But her reflux lasted for five months, and it was the hardest time of our lives. Kamryn would scream and cry for hours. I would sometimes just cry with her.

Today, she is completely over the reflux. Kamryn is the happiest baby I've ever seen!! She now has five teeth. She is getting so big! She nineteen pounds....I can't believe she was just over four pounds at birth!! Kamryn was worth every bit of hardship we went through in the beginning.