Thursday, March 6, 2014

three months.

(a couple weeks late posting, but i took the photos on the day aila turned three months)

she's a good baby. and is real cute too. so three months, what's been going on? aila usually wakes up just once at night, well, 4am. she takes naps mostly in the swing or her carseat. poor fourth kid, it may be carseat naps for awhile. loves bath time...kicking her feet is her fave. she is generally content to observe the chaos happening around her. mostly gives half smiles, but also does big open mouthed squinty eyed grins that seem to be impossible to capture on camera. gaining weight, checking off milestones. so, she's basically rocking being a baby.

snow. snow. snow.

from one of the (many) snow storms we've had this winter. i don't remember which one. first week of march and zero signs of spring. so let's remember this fun day when there was fresh snow and try to forget that several inches of that snow is still hanging around, under a sheet of ice. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

two months.

aila at two months. flipping adorable. and the stats… weight 12lbs 4oz (70%) height 23" (70%).

Friday, January 24, 2014

aila's blessing day.

brian blessed aila at church on january 5th. it was a lovely blessing, but aila slept right through it. judy was here, so it was nice to have one other family member at the blessing, plus extra hands at church (or anytime really) are always awesome. i crocheted aila's pixie hat, and her dress/cardy combo actually came from the target clearance rack. way to go target. i briefly entertained the thought of making a dress…and then came to my senses.

Monday, January 6, 2014

one month.

of course i'm way behind…but here are aila's one month pics! with and without headband. and her stats…weight: 10lbs 4oz (75%). height: 22in (85%).

Saturday, December 28, 2013

pictures of aila.

she's about three weeks old in these.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


long time no blog. this gal is one of the reasons why. i'm not gonna try to backtrack and catch up, it's  been far too long for that. so let's start here. on november 18th, at 12:25 p.m. we had a baby girl. her name is aila (pronounced with a long a: A-la). her first name is a nod to brian's grandma aileen, and her middle name (shattuck) is my grandma's maiden name. she weighed in at 8lbs 10oz and was 21in long.

the night she was born, the nurse noticed aila was breathing fast, so they took her to the special care nursery. they checked her out and brought her back, but she was still breathing too fast, so back she went. at first they thought it was just tachypnea, which is relatively common in newborns. aila was started on iv antibiotics, was requiring oxygen, and had to stay in the special care nursery. the tachypnea didn't resolve as it should have, so the doctors had to look for the cause.

so aila got lots of tests, a chest x-ray, a lumbar puncture, and an echocardiogram. 

it was decided that aila had pneumonia, caused by aspirating amniotic fluid. she had to have iv antibiotics for 7 days…which was extended to 10 when she was still requiring oxygen.

also, during the echocardiogram, it was discovered that aila has an atrial septal defect and a very small ventricular septal defect. both are relatively common and should not be problematic, closing on their own. but she will be monitored by a cardiologist to make sure of that. 

finally, after 11 days aila was able to come home! she is perfectly healthy and doing great. she is already month old and gaining weight like a champ. many more pictures to come!