Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Carpenters

We celebrated Thanksgiving with Kyle's dads family on Saturday. We got to show Karlie off to some of the family that hadn't had a chance to see her and she got to meet her Great Grandma Vada for the first time. For some reason I didn't take a lot of pictures, but here are the ones I did get.
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Another fun day spent with family! Enjoy

Love,
Shanda

Friday, November 28, 2008

Doctor's Update

We took Karlie back to the doctor to check her weight. She now weighs 5 pounds 6 ounces. We are almost back to where we we started.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

We have a lot to be thankful for this year! We celebrated Thanksgiving Day with Kyle's mom and her sisters and their families. We went to Melany and Fred's house in Trophy Club. They prepared a great meal for everyone! Karlie slept almost the whole way through lunch. Here are some pictures from the day...
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Aunt Trac bought this little onesie for Karlie
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Cousin Katelyn and Karlie
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Mamaw and Karlie
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Uncle Fred and Karlie
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Karlie's next Thanksgiving Day outfit Sharon Rhoades bought for her
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Aunt Mellany and Karlie in their A&M gear all ready for the game. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but they have an awesome stone fireplace outside that we sat in front of and visited. Kyle and I stayed long after everyone else so that we could visit with Fred, Mellany and Katelyn and watch the UT/A&M game. Thanks for letting us hang out and for sharing your wine!
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Karlie's first Thanksgiving was a lot of fun! We are so thankful to have her in our lives!

Love,
Shanda

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fun Pictures...and trying to hold my bottle

Sometimes when Karlie and I are just hanging out I like to take fun pictures of her...here are few.
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Tonight Kyle was feeding Karlie and he started yelling for me to come in the living room. When I got there this is what I saw! Photobucket
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She was holding her own bottle! She is a strong one.

Love,
Shanda

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dinner from the Sommer Family

Our friend, Megan Sommer, texted me this afternoon and asked if she could bring us dinner. Of course I said yes! It was VERY much appreciated! I was still not ready to jump up and cook a meal. She brought us salad, spagetti, garlic bread, and brownies made by Kelsie. For some reason I only got a picture of Kelsie when they were here. Sorry Megan, I'm working on remembering to take pictures! My pregnancy brain is still here, hopefully I will start remembering things soon!
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Thanks again Megan and Kelsie!

Love,
Kyle, Shanda and Karlie

First Doctors Visit

Because Karlie was a month early we had to go in two days after she came home to have her jaundice level and weight checked. On the day Karlie was born she weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces. The day we left the hospital she weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces. When we got to the doctors office they had us undress her so that they could weigh her. She weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces, so tiny! She checked out great every where else.
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I really like her pediatrician, Dr. Straughn. We decided to use him because all three of my nephews go to him and they really like him. He and his staff are all very nice and professional. Dr. Straughn does not rush us, he takes his time and sits down to visit with us and answer ALL of our many questions.

Because she had lost so much weight they want us to bring her back on Friday to check her weight. They want her to start gaining weight from here on out and hopefully she will be back at her birth weight by her two week visit.

Love,
Kyle, Shanda and Karlie

Sunday, November 23, 2008

First Bath

We attemepted to give Karlie a bath without getting her umbilical cord wet. That is not an easy task! First of all, she HATES to be undressed because she gets cold. We turned the heat up and shut the bathroom door to get the room as warm as possible. Kyle and I were sweating! Here are some pics from her first bath...
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Look how little she looks sitting there!

Love,
Kyle, Shanda and Karlie

Sunday, Our fist full day home

Everyone kept telling us how bad the first night home was, but for some reason I didn't think it was that bad. She was up every two or two and half hours the first night which wasn't so bad because I was able to get some sleep. I got up with her the first few times and Kyle got up with her at 5 so that I could sleep some too!
The next morning Papa (my dad) came over to see her before he went to the shop. He told her he had been looking for just the right present for his "Sugar Doll" and he had finally found it. He got her the cutest jewelry box that says, "LOVE" on the top.
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She laid on Papa's lap the entire time just as relaxed as she could be!
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Kyle's mom, MaMaw, and her boyfriend, Papa Doc, and his brother, Keith, and his family came to visit us on Sunday and brought lunch.
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Papa Doc and Karlie
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Gracie and Karlie
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Morgan and Karlie
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the three granddaughters
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Morgan, Aunt Laura and Karlie
Thanks for coming to visit us!
Love,
Kyle, Shanda and Karlie

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Coming Home

Saturday we headed home as soon as we were checked out by the pediatrician and my OB. Here we are dressed and ready to go!
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The nurse came in and cut all of our bands off so that we could leave.
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Then they made sure we knew how to load her in the carseat and off we went.
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As you can see she is not crazy about the carseat!
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Nana and Aunt Trac were at our house cleaning and cooking getting the house ready for us! When we got home we were greeted by Nana, Aunt Trac, Uncle Bryan, Kaden and Cooper.
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Can you tell who is crazy about his new little cousin?!?!?
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Uncle Bryan is pretty crazy about her too! Tracie calls him the baby hog. He says he does not want another one, but don't you think he looks good holding a little one in pink?
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At one point we were all back in Karlie's room putting away her stuff when Kaden ran in and said, "Cooper is in Gus' bed!" I went into my room and this is what I saw...
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And he refused to come out! I finally had to leave the room and he followed me. I instantly ran back into the room and locked the gates. He was a little upset with me, but I think his mom was more upset that he was covered in dog hair! You have to keep a close eye on Coop!
Karlie enjoying her new swing...
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My husband convinced me that we should go to my sister's house that night to watch the OU/Texas Tech game. So we loaded our 3 day old up and off to the O'Neal house we went for some football.
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We spent most of the night convincing Justin to hold her and he finally gave in! Summer and Justin don't you think your ready for a little one like her?!?!?
Thanks again Mom and Tracie for getting my house ready for us to come home. We love you!
Kyle, Shanda and Karlie