Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It Has Been Declared!!!

Kaylee has decided that KIM is her favorite aunt!
(of the week. . . .and mostly just to bug Paige)

Congratulations, Kim!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Our first Christmas

This is Kaylee's first Christmas as well as mine and Joel's first Christmas married. I'm excited! I took some pictures of some of our fun decorations. Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the caption.

Our poor little girl

Anyone who has met Kaylee so far knows what a mild baby she is. She is just so sweet and hardly cries at all. Well this past week that's changed a bit. In the evenings she's been fussy and not as easy to calm down as normal. Turns out our poor baby has colic. I checked the symptoms on the internet and she's got them (except the crying for 3 hours straight part, thank goodness).

I actually didn't realize what colic was until now. I thought it was just what they called babies who cried a lot for no reason. I didn't realize they cried from pain.

I feel so bad for her! I just hate knowing she's in pain and not being able to make it go away. One website said that colic generally peaks around 6 weeks. Kaylee is 5 weeks, so I'm hoping it won't last too much longer (though it might get worse before it gets better). She's actually still very mild and doesn't cry that much. In the evenings we just have to be holding her and comforting her constantly until she falls asleep and then she'll be okay through the night and next day until evening comes around again. You can see on her face when her pain gets worse. It's so sad! I'm going to try to figure out if something I'm eating is hurting her. Hopefully she'll feel better soon!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Disney Cruise

I realize this was from a long time ago, but it was so much fun and I love the pictures!

We almost died at Denny's!

Okay, not really, but there was a fire.

Tuesday night Joel and I went to Denny's around 10:30. I got some hot chocolate (which they now put in a fancy little glass cup thing instead of a boring mug... it looked very pretty) and bacon cheese fries (yum!). Joel got a strawberry lemonade (the good kind with real strawberries and not just some flavoring squirted in) and a hamburger that had hashbrowns and an egg on it (it fits Joel so well you'd think he'd invented it). Kaylee had a pacifier.

We really enjoyed ourselves and our first time going out to eat since Kaylee was born. We got a box for our leftovers and were just finishing up when Joel noticed people pointing out the door. Our cars (yes, 2 cars... we met up there after I spent the day at my families and he had some Quick Wits shows) were parked right outside of the doors, so Joel went to check to make sure everything was okay. Turns out there was an electrical fire in one of the lights in between the glass doors.

We could smell it at that point and it smelled horrible! There weren't many people in Denny's that late (it was a little after 11 at this point). There were maybe 4 employees and less than 10 customers. The employees called 911 and were running around trying to figure out what to do. One of the customers was giving orders (turn off the lights, get everyone out, etc.). He was nice and told us we better get our baby out so she didn't have to smell the smoke. They turned out the lights and were getting everyone out. They said we didn't have to pay and they'd take care of it, but Joel felt bad and paid anyway.

So that's how we almost died. It's not actually that exciting of a story, but I found the whole thing to be quite funny and thought I'd share.