Monday, July 18, 2011

The story of when
Baby Kinley was born.....
June 29, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m.
weighing 6lb. 12 oz.
18 3/4 inches

Kinley didn't want to come on her own (which surprised me because my water broke with Chloe a day early) so I was induced two days after my due date. Chase & I went to the hospital at 4 am while Mike & Chris stayed with Chloe. As soon as I got all the admitted stuff done & hooked up to the IV they started by putting a pill cyotet (?) in me that would help me dialate. FYI for the last month I had only been dialated to a 1. I was anticipating the pitocin (because last time it worked so quickly on me that the epideral didn't kick in for a while) so I was a little relieved that they were going to use something else before the pitocin. After they put the pill in I had to wait 3 hours so they could check me again. So I took a little nap (for what I could) & then around 7:30 am they checked & I was a 4!! Yeah!! Because of how quickly I had Chloe they decided to break my water & get me started on pitocin rather than give me another dose of the cyotet. I was grateful for that because I didn't want to have to wait another 3 hours to see the results of what another dose would do. It took another 2 hours or so to get my water broke & wait an hour before they could start the pitocin. About an hour after the pitocin was started I was dialating rather quickly. The contractions were getting stronger & I decided that after last time with Chloe that it can take a while for the epideral to kick in or to get the whole body :) so I ordered the epideral. It worked out perfect time wise & about an hour after the epideral I was dialated & they called my doctor so that I could start pushing. I pushed probably 6 times & Kinley came out!!!
We didn't tell our families what her name was going to be so all our family members were waiting for the picture text with her name.
Chase got to watch everything & cut the cord again.
I got to hold her right after for a couple hours & then Chase helped with her first bath. I was so numb from the epideral that it took several hours to feel my legs again. Chloe did really good when she was there. She's still doing really well w/ baby sister.... she loves to give her kisses.

First family picture

6 lb. 12 oz.
Chaser gets first diaper change:)
Picture before we leave the hospital the next day.
We are adjusting well to our new addition. I am back to school. I just keep telling myself that the sooner I get done with school the sooner I can be home with my two little girls. I am so grateful that everything has gone so smoothly. I am so lucky to have such great pregnancies & deliveries.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kinley Christensen
(5 days old)

My amazing sister-in-law took these pictures over the 4th... she did an amazing job, thanks so much cortney!!!

Pretty sure that I have the 2 cutest girls EVER!!! :)

4th of July

Yes, we still made it to Delta for the 4th:) That's just one holiday you don't want to miss if you're from Delta. More than anything I just wanted Chloe to have fun at the parade & be with her cousins. I wasn't up for the park especially with having a baby that was only 5 days old.

Chloe had so much fun catching candy from the different floats with Chase.

By far the cutest picture of my Chloe & Chaser.

Smith cousins posing for their annual 4th of July picture.

The Christensens had a 4th of July BBQ & Aj helped the girls ride the horse.... can you tell Chloe was a having a blast. She can be such a cheeser for the camera if she wants!

This is a random picture that I had to post. We're trying to get caught up with our yard so Chloe has been helping take care of the trees that we just planted. She is such an outdoors girl. She cries when we have to go inside or whenever the door shuts & she is on the inside & not the outside.

Chloe has also been learning how to ride the bike at Grandma Chris's house.

While feeding Kinley one afternoon I was relaxing enjoying some peace & quiet while Chloe was sleeping.... well I thought she was? Little did I know she was figuring out how to climb out of her crib. So all of the sudden I heard a THUMP! I hurried & looked at the video monitor & there was no sign of Chloe in the crib.... then I heard a knock at the door followed with some tears... she's so stinkin cute. Sure enough that night Chloe's crib had a makeover... the toddler rails are on & she now has a BIG GIRL BED!!! She actually does really well with it. There has only been one time so far that she has fought going to sleep by crying at the door.

Lately we've been spending lots of time in St. George enjoying the weather. Chloe loves playing with her cousins Kelly & Haley.

While we're playing with cousins, guess what Chase is doing??? Yes, that's right he's golfing!!! :)