Friday, July 31, 2009

Devon Loves His Little Sister

One thing I didn't update on was Devon and his awesome relationship with his new little sister.

Devon feeding Cheyenne for the first time!!


Devon is really great with Cheyenne. The first day they spent together was awesome!! Every time Cheyenne would cry or make a noise, Devon would come over and talk to her and pet her little head and tell her it was okay. He enjoys feeding her and likes to hold her from time to time.


He is getting to be such a big help with her. He likes to get her out of the carseat for me when we go places so I don't have to crawl into the car to get her out. When I put Cheyenne in her swing, Devon will come over and strap her in and make sure she is secure.


Devon and Cheyenne on their first day together!


Before Cheyenne was born, he helped me prepare by going through all of his toys and books and pulled out things he thought Cheyenne would like. He pulled out a couple of toys that he had from when he was little and he has passed down a few books from when he was a baby and toddler. It is so awesome to see him sharing and wanting to give things to Cheyenne and be a good big brother!!






Devon holding Cheyenne at almost 3 weeks old.


Devon & Cheyenne holding hands - about 6 weeks old

Devon and Cheyenne are going to get along just great!! He is such a good big brother and she loves him already. I am so glad they like each other so much. When Devon holds Cheyenne, she will smile at him and he just loves that!! It is so sweet to see my 2 angels loving each other! As a mom, I couldn't ask for anything else!!



Thursday, July 30, 2009

Finally a minute....

Ok...so I have been a terrible mom...I set up this blog and didn't keep up with it and post anything after my inital post. So here's the update...

Most of you reading this already know all of this, but this is also to memorialize the life of my children.

I did have my daughter, finally. She was due on May 27, 2009 but wasn't here by then. I was scheduled to be induced on May 10, 2009, but I went into labor on June 8, 2009 at 6:00 in the morning. The contractions were about 4 or 5 minutes apart. I had the same thing happen a couple of days before, but after about an hour they stopped, so I waited to see if they were going to last more than an hour. They did get stronger and hurt a lot more than the contractions I had been having up to that point. So after an hour, I went in and told my dad that we probably should get dressed. He asked if it was time and I said yeah, it was time!!! So we left about 8:00 am to go to the hospital (had to wait for my mom to get dressed and put make-up on...even lipstick....don't get me started!!) and during the drive to the hospital, my contractions were about 2 minutes apart. I seriously thought I was going to have my baby in the car. But I didn't....When I got to the hospital, I was dilated to 4 cm. I had contractions for about 3 hours before I got my epidural and I thought I was going to die!! I finally got my epidural and was waiting for the process to move right along. After several hours, I was still at 4 cm. They were going to give me Pitocin to get my contractions stronger and get me dilating again. About 6 hours later, I finally got the Pitocin. In the time span of 7:00 to 10:30 I went from 4cm to 9 1/2 cm. My epidural started wearing off and they had to give me more. It kept wearing off really fast. I started pushing about 11:00 pm and was really feeling the contractions on my left side. By the time I was ready to deliver, I was feeling pretty much everything. I always heard women in labor say "I need to push" and I always wondered how do you "need to push?" Well, now I know...the doctor kept telling me not to push and I was yelling back that I really needed to push. I really wanted to have her before midnight. I wanted her to be born on June 8th, so I worked really hard and Cheyenne Lee Summers was born at 11:56 pm on June 8, 2009 after 18 hours of labor. She was 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 19 1/2" long.

They handed her to me and I looked at her and she was absolutely beautiful. I started talking to her and as soon as she heard my voice, she lifted her little head up and looked at me. I am not kidding...

We came home less than 48 hours later on June 10th about noon. She has been such an angel ever since.

When she was about 4 weeks old, she started smiling and now at 7 1/2 weeks, she is smiling quite a bit. I went out last night with some friends and when I got home, she was in Grandpa's lap fussing. He said she had been fussy all evening. I walked over and started talking to her and she looked up at me and smiled. She was glad Mommy was home. I told Grandpa that's what was wrong with her...she missed her Mommy. It was so cute and it made my night that my beautiful daughter smiled at me when I got home. It was awesome!!!

She has been sleeping about 6 hours at night since she was about 3 weeks old. She has been colicky quite a bit and we have changed her formula a couple of times and seen progress. We now have her on Parent's Choice formula, which is Wal-Mart's brand. It is exactly the same as Enfamil which is the formula that worked for her and gave her no problems. But it is half the price, so we are trying that to see if she has the same luck.

Ok...I think I have babbled enough for this evening and caught up everything. I promise I will be better about updating on a regular basis.

Till next time.....