Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Mommy Questions

I have a Baby Shower coming up in a few weeks, and for that reason, I am trying to register - online of course, who wants to walk into a store when you don't have to?!?!?

So, more of my New mommmy questions... What things should I register for. I am guessing that Kaylynn will have an abundance of toys without my asking for them. But, are there other things, that I don't need to put on my registry?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

For those of you who wanted to see the belly!!! Here it is... Large and proud.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

KayLynn Alexandra LeFebvre

Break out the lace and diamonds... We had our ultrasound appointment today and were able to see pictures of our bundle of joy. She has ten fingers and toes, and the doctor was very happy with her progress so far. We did learn that our little KayLynn has a lot of energy. She did not stop moving for her pictures at all. She reacted a lot when the doctor shook my belly to get her to roll over. Max loved watching KayLynn roll over, and the fact that he was able to see her little behind. She was waving constantly, and gave us a thumbs up sign a few times - just like her daddy.

**Everyone made a valid point that she is going to have to remind people how to spell it regardless of the spelling. So we are sticking with the original and incorporating both full names.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


How many bottles do I need to have for the baby? I am not sure if it makes any difference that He/She will be with Aunt Tam one day a week and with Shari (mother in law) one day a week. I am praying that I am able to breastfeed when I am home, and bottle feed when the baby is with the grandmothers. It would be nice if the baby learns to go back and forth, from what I have studied, that is possible, it just takes some teaching! I will be home for two months, so it will give me a little time with just breastfeeding. All that to say - how many bottles do I need to have? And, do I need to get special containers to hold extra milk? Any other tips and helps would be great!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


My new thing to think about all the time is how I am going to spell my daughter's name (if we have a girl). The point of the name is that it is the combining of the middle/first names of the women I love, Kay and Lynn. Originally I was going to spell it Kaylynn. However I have come to the conclusion that the child will already spend her life coaching people on the spelling of her last name. Why would we add yet another name that is hard to spell - I mean after all, she has to learn to spell it at an early age. So, I asked Aunt Tam and her suggestion was Kaylin - what do you think? If it was your choice what would you chose? Of course we will find out Thursday whether or not this is really an issue I have to decide now!

Other spellings of the name that I found are as follows:
Kaelene, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailan, Kaileen, Kailene, Kailin, Kailyn, Kailynne, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kaylan, Kaylanne, Kayleen, Kayleena, Kaylen, Kaylinn, Kaylyn, Kaylynn and Kaylynne

2 days and counting...

Two days and we get to find out the gender of my baby - how exciting! I can't wait!!! It had been a blessing to look forward to finding out the gender. This part of pregnancy is almost harder than the first trimester. At least when I was sick, I was actively pregnant. Now I feel fine and really except for using the bathroom every twenty minutes - I feel like I did before I was pregnant. It is nice to have something to enjoy during this time. So, in two days I will let you all know whether we are expecting a daughter or a son!

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Mommy Survey

OK, I am making up a baby game for an upcoming shower. I sent out an email to women whos addresses I have, but there are some others who read my blog and I dont have your email. I was wondering if you ladies would be willing to answer these questions for me. The more succinct the answers the better! Thanks

1.How many dirty diapers can I expect to enjoy each day for the first few months?
2.What is the most common allergy in children under two years?
3.How many hours should I wait between feeding times for my newborn?
4.How often should I bathe my newborn?
5.What is the most important thing for me to bring to the hospital with me?
6.What is the most common reason my baby will cry?
7.How many hours does a typical newborn sleep each day?
8.How long should I wait before I take my baby into public?
9.How early can I start teaching my baby to swim?
10.What is the best type of diaper for newborns?
11.What is the best kind of diaper ointment?
12.What type of food should you start with?
13.During bath time what part of the body should I wash first?
14.When should I begin food?
15.How many wash cloths will each bathing of my newborn take?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Equipping Essentials

As it gets closer and closer to the day when we bring the baby home, I wonder, "What are the true essentials?" What things are you mothers sure that you could not have lived without. What are some things you wish you had gotten the first time around? I figure if you can help me out, I will avoid some discomfort in the begining!

I mean, I can figure out a few things for myself... The baby needs a crib, car seat, stroller... What else? What kind of bottles am I supposed to get? Do I really need a boppy? These are questions that I am sure you can answer - when I come up with more, I will let you all know!

Love you all...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Almost half way started!

I would say almost half done, but as we all know having the baby is not the end - its the beginning. Max and I were talking about how amazingly fast these few months have gone - and how much faster the next few will go, no doubt. And in two weeks we find out if we are having Kaylynn or Magnus.

I had decided after I was through with my wedding dress to use the material for christening gowns for my children. So, I started sewing the christening gown for the baby - actually all I have done is the bonnet. I was amazed at how long it takes to destroy a wedding dress. I had to take all the pieces apart and then wash them. I cannot believe how dirty it was, actually when I remember all the tramping around at the park, railroads, western state and the waterfront - it is pretty impressive that it was only that dirty!

When I showed Max the christening gown picture he let me know how adamant he was that no boy (should we have a boy) of his is going to be wearing a dress! I tried to explain that it is fine for a baby to wear a dress regardless of gender - but he was having none of that. I was forced to pick out a nice romper pattern to ease his mind. I have decided to make a gown and romper, that way we will have whatever we need now - and in the future.

With that done there are only a few other things that we have to do to get ready for the baby. We still have to get the room ready which we are going to do on the last week/weekend of March. I am out of classes that week so I will have a little time! Hopefully that gives us enough time to figure out what to do with the "computer room" stuff!