Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hello World, This is Me

Introducing Cailin (pronounced KAY-lin) Celine Mumford, born Jan. 20, 2010, at around 1 pm. She's not a huge fan of paparazzi. She weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz, measured 20 in. We were very impressed by her size considering she was born ~4 wks early. Alexa Jo. was 6 lbs 13 oz at full term plus one day. But, we keep telling her it's not a contest.

Because our baby was a little early, she had trouble eating by herself. She was taken right away to the NICU (I prefer En-eye-see-u, to Nikyu) because she was having difficulty breathing, but after about 3 hours her breathing got better. She's still in NICU until she can eat a sufficient amount by herself in one feeding.

This is Scotti, Cassi's nurse from Labor and Delivery, who helped us out a lot over the week+ that Cassi was in the hospital. Cassi was hospitalized 1/12 with pain from kidney stones. While in the hospital she developed a blood infection and pneumonia. She spent 5 nights in ICU where she had two nurses assigned to her. One to take care of her and one to monitor Cailin. Cailin was doing fine during the stay in ICU, but then inexplicably started "acting up" the minute they said we could get out of ICU.

They made the decision to induce Cassi on Tuesday (the 19th) because Cailin's heart rate was fluctuating so much. The ultrasound confirmed that blood flow in the placenta was a little restricted. But so far the doctors haven't found any lasting complications from that.

We've grown very tired of living in a hospital, but we are so thankful for the marvels of modern medicine. We received great care during our stay in St. Alphonsus in Boise.

As you can see, we've got another redhead on our hands. In addition to copying Alexa's red hair (even tho' Cailin's is a little darker than Lexa's) she also has big feet and long fingers just like Alexa. I always said that I wanted another Alexa, (Cassi was hoping for a little calmer baby) and for now it looks like I got my wish.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Celebrate Good Times

I know the holidays are long gone, but I feel the need to document.

We started off the holidays with a pre-Christmas at home, just the 3 of us. Santa comes early sometimes.

Like father, like daughter - they are both concentrating very hard on something.

Then we headed to Grandma's house to join the family.

And Alexa decided to become a Raider's fan. Poor girl - she doesn't understand.

We spent Christmas Day with both families and enjoyed every minute of it.

Alexa's birthday was the 27th. Two years old!

She sure loved her cupcake and ice cream.

We were happy to be close to Logan for our anniversary on the 28th so we could go to The Bluebird for lunch. Nothing is better than that...
...except for maybe New Year's bowling with the Mumfords at Pop N' Pins in Preston. It's kind of a big deal,

even for the little ones

To top off the new year celebration we decided not to travel for 28 hours like last year, but went on a sleigh ride instead. It was definitely the better way to go.

The next day Grandpa and Alexa had a good time sledding in the back yard.

Before we headed back to Mountain Home, we got to celebrate Brad's birthday. He probably got the best present in the world.

Now we're back to real life with little snow and lots of wind.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

So Big

Alexa has a nice perch to sit on these days.

These next 5 weeks aren't going to go fast enough.