Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1 week old!

Lyla is 1 week old today! I can't believe she's been here for already a week. Time has already flown by and I have been told it will continue to happen. Matt has been off work last week and all of this week which is helpful trying to get Lyla on a schedule. I don't want him to go back to work! Luckily my mom will come and help out next week which will be wonderful!

Lyla is still quite the night owl. We keep trying to put her down at a reasonable time but she keeps thinking 10:00 p.m. is wake up and play time! We also have been struggling on getting her to sleep in her crib. We lay her down and 5-10 minutes later she is up. We have found her car seat is a lifesaver and she has been sleeping well the last couple of nights (by the time she settles down) for 4-6 hours. We will have to continue to ween her into liking her crib and hopefully it won't take too long!

Here are some new pictures of Lyla.

Daddy's little peanut

Laying with Ella

Too sleepy for tummy time

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lyla Marie Brown is here!

She has finally made it! Lyla Marie was born on March 24th at 9:25 p.m. She weighed 8lbs and 4.6 oz and 21 inches long. She ended up being bigger than we and the doctors thought! Here was the series of events:

  • I was induced at 8:30 a.m. on the 24th
  • I received Pitocin at 2:00 p.m.
  • I started to feel really uncomfortable around 4:00 p.m. I guess with Pitocin you gain really strong contractions right away and mine were coming around 1 1/2-2 minutes apart.
  • They checked me at 6:00 p.m. and I was only 3 cm dilated so we thought it was going to be a long night.
  • I finally got my epidural up and working around 7:30 p.m. after a lot of discomfort.
  • They then checked again at 8:00 p.m. and I was already at 9 cm!
  • My doctor decided to allow me to rest for over an hour before pushing
  • 9:25 p.m. Lyla welcomed our family!

    Here are some pictures of Lyla all within 1 day old!

    The proud Grandparents

  • Monday, March 23, 2009

    Baby Brown's Room

    I decided to take some pictures of Baby Brown's room to share. It's all ready to go! Matt and I also decided to keep her name a secret until she arrives. I know that has been making a few of you anxious so I'm excited to share that tomorrow. I copied my cousin Jaime's idea and decided to paint letters of her name to put up in the room. Her name is not going up until she is home from the hospital for anyone that may try and take a peek!

    Our Growing Family

    So I finally started my blog! After a long delay I decided I should get this thing up and going before the little one is here. I know there will be plenty of sleepless nights and lots of naps to come!

    We are so excited for Baby Brown to be here! It's been a little bit of a roller coaster ride the last couple of days and weeks. To make a really long story short, my doctor got nervous after I had a couple weeks of high blood pressure along with my feet and ankles being swollen and decided to induce me early. We went in on Thursday 3/19 night. Everything was going well Thursday night into Friday and we were set to get Pitocin in the later morning. They got delayed and decided to send us home on Friday afternoon since I was doing fine and my blood pressure was in no concern. So this weekend Matt, Ella and I have been doing a lot of walking to see if we could get this baby out! It looks like no luck and we are set to be induced tomorrow morning (Tuesday 3/24). How crazy to think that she is going to be here tomorrow! My due date is not until Friday 3/27 so I don't have much to complain about. We are just excited to meet our new addition to our family!

    Baby #1

    Ella is our first baby and will be quite jealous when Baby Brown arrives. She knows something is giong on, especially with all the baby stuff around the house!

    Baby #2
    We took this picture last Thursday thinking it will be the last picture of my belly! We should be welcoming her tomorrow! We will keep you least I know the grandparents will be helping on sharing the news!