In cleaning out my work room and reorganizing to make more room for Kai's belongings, I came across a calendar with notes about Kai's first months. In order to find them again, I will post them here. This is purely for me (and my sisters when they start asking me when Kai did things, as to compare their kids :) ).
Date: August 31, 2008
Place: B.C. Women's Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
Time: 7:57 a.m.
Weight: 7 pounds 1 ounce
Greeted by: Mom and Dad, and within minutes, Grandma and Grandpa. Then before you left the delivery room, all your aunts and uncles were there to meet you.
First bath: September 1st by a nurse, not our plan
First day home: September 3rd
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17 - 8 lb 7 oz.
24 - 9 lbs
29 - first real tears
1 - focusing eyes more
14 - 10 lbs 5 oz.
15 - fell asleep by self for 1st time, for only 10 minutes
- went to Movies for Mommies with me and Auntie Kelly
17 - first 'conversation'
31 - 11 lbs 11 oz; height - 61 cm (90th percentile)
1 - said mom
2 - first laugh
15 - easily rolls onto side
18 - rolled onto stomach from back
19 - first cold
21 - rolled onto back from stomach
5 - second shots; 15 lbs 7 oz.
15 - sick again with stomach virus
Every night I go to bed, I have thoughts swirling in my head. Things to do. Scrapbook pages I want to create. Gifts I want to make. Skills I want to learn. And, of course, daily happenings that I don't want to forget, but invariably will by tomorrow morning, only to pop up in a random thought weeks down the road. So, here I am. I may use this blog daily to empty my head and heart before cuddling up in my duvet, or as it may be, I may write in it once a month. Who knows. It is for me, but perhaps something I write or learn may spark a fire in someone else. Perhaps it may quiet a mind or make you feel like you are not alone out there. It is for me. But perhaps it is for you.