Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Casey update :) :)

Hi All:
Just a short post to share some new photos. (I'm also sending out the April Snapfish Album today!!!)
In the first picture, Casey had just taken a bath and she screamed her head off the whole time. Afterward, I put her down on the floor on the blanket to get her dressed and she just zoned out and layed there for almost 45 minutes...drifting in and out of sleep and just enjoying herself as if she were at the beach. TOO CUTE!!!
The second picture, well the onesie she is wearing says, "Angel With an Attitude" and we figured we'd get this picture of her nice and peaceful in it (the Angel), because about 15 minutes later, she showed us her "Attitude!!"

The third picture is from Monday morning. She was sleeping in her carrier and Jimmy just couldn't help himself. He wanted her awake in the worst way. Everytime she moved, his tail would start to wag. It was adorable!!!

Casey is doing well. We seem to be falling into somewhat of a routine...although it's all on Casey's terms. I guess it is just Kyle and I finally adjusting to HER schedule. Ha ha.

Please let us know if you ever want to come down for a visit :) :)

Katie, Kyle, Casey and Jim

Thursday, April 24, 2008

3 weeks...

Hi Everybody--

Since I have a few quiet minutes today, thought I would update. Casey is continuing to be the love of our lives. She eats, sleeps and poops like a champ. She also cries like a champ. She is a fussy little thing and as everyone has's amazing how someone so small can have two grown adults completely wrapped around her tiny fingers!!!

Uncle Joey and Aunt Lindsey had a nice visit with Casey this weekend. Uncle Joey got pictures of her wearing a Raiders hat which made her dad a little upset. Her Great Aunt Dit came down Tuesday-Wednesday and was a tremendous help. She made us delicious meals and brought along additional meals that we look forward to eating.

Today we took our first solo outing (without help from Daddy or Grandparents!!) We visited Target and Casey was great!!! Next week we are going to try and visit my classroom at school. The students are very anxious to meet her.

We will be in PA on Mother's Day weekend. Saturday we will be at my parents all day and Sunday at Kyle's parents, so if you get a chance, stop in and say hi. If you need directions send an e-mail to me or Kyle. (or call)

We will be home again the first weekend in June for Casey's baptism :)

Anytime you want to visit, please feel free--we'd love to see you!!!

Enjoy the pictures (the black and white one is my baby picture...I'm waiting to get one of Kyle and post it, too. Then you can decide who she gets which features from!!!)

Katie, Kyle, Casey and Jim

Thursday, April 17, 2008

almost two weeks!!!!

Hi everyone...

Our little Casey is almost two weeks old now. We went for her two week check up today and she weighs 8lbs. 4oz. She gained almost a pound from one week ago!!! Needless to say, she eats well! She also checked out clear with the jaundice. She's been less fussy the past few nights and we're hoping to keep her on that trend.
This past week she's been out and about in the DC area...she went with us to the Fish Market with Grandma and Pappy Kilian, Nan Getz and I took her grocery shopping and to the Mall, and Kyle and I took her to Costco today. She's a very good shopper :) :)

We've had a lot of visitors: Grandma and Pappy Kilian, Grandma Hofschild and her friend Ave, The Dapkiewicz family, Nan Getz, Shannon O'Malley, and Jen Pijor. Uncle Joe and Aunt Lindsey and scheduled to come down this weekend.

Not too much else going on. Enjoy these latest two pictures of our little Casey-bug (and her big brother!!!)


Katie, Kyle, Casey and Jim

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Casey - 1 week, 1 day

Hi everyone,

I just read my last post and I'm sorry that I haven't updated sooner!!! We checked out just fine at her last doctor appointment. Her bilirubin levels were WAY down and she'd gained back all her weight, plus an ounce (7lbs. 7 oz.). So we are finally really settling in at home. She continues to have her "good" nights (where Mommy and Daddy get to actually sleep some of the time) and "bad" nights (where little or no sleeping gets done by anyone except MAYBE Jimmy!!!)

She is just adorable, no matter how much sleep anyone is getting. I'm including four new pictures of her. We visit the doctor again for a routine 2 week visit on Thursday, so I'll try and post again after that.

Thanks to all of you for your beautiful cards and gifts. We certainly appreciate your thinking of us :) :)

Katie, Kyle, Casey and Jim

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Settling In...

Well, we're settling in at home. (Sort of) Casey is pretty nocturnal. She sleeps and eats like a champ all day, then when it gets dark out, she cries. And cries. And cries. She really just likes the sunlight, I suppose. Kyle and I are doing pretty well taking turns with her and trying to get sleep when we can. I feel like I'm back in the college days--minus the hangover, so I guess that's a plus :)

For those of you who didn't know, Casey and I spent Monday and Tuesday in the NICU. We had a follow up appointment with pediatrics because her bilirubin levels were elevated a bit when we left the hospital on Sunday and they were even higher on Monday. We got to "room in" which means that Casey was able to get treatment in the same "hotel" type room (located in the back part of the NICU wing) as I was staying.

We go back to the doctor to have the jaundice rechecked tomorrow, so hopefully that will go well. She's been eating, peeing and pooping a lot and those are all good indicators that all should check out OK tomorrow.

Here are a few more pics of her...including one of her in her "sunbed" at the hospital.

Hope you are all well~~~

Katie, Kyle, Casey and Jimmy

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Welcome, Casey Mackenzie Kilian

Hi Everyone,

She's here!!! Casey Mackenzie Kilian arrived on 4/4/08 at 8:11pm. She weighed 7lbs. 6oz. and was 21 inches long! I was induced around 10:30 am and she was here just under 10 hours later, so my labor was fairly quick and thanks to epidural not very painful at all. I only pushed for about 40 minutes. She is beautiful. She is breastfeeding wonderfully and we were able to come home around 2:30 this afternoon. She loves her new house, clothes, toys, etc. Her big brother was a little tentative around her at first, but now jumps up to check on her every time she moves!!!

Enjoy these pics, I will send more out via e-mail in the next day or so!!!!

With Love,

Katie, Kyle, Casey and Jim