Monday, January 29, 2007

Blog Change

This blog was created to chronicle our journey to our daughter and to share our adoption story with family and friends. Now that we have our beautiful Kaylee, it is time to close the adoption blog and continue our family story on our daily blog.

I will now focus my energies on updating the "Blogging with the Bleekers" site and uploading some of my bazillion photos. I hope you will continue to follow us and pop in from time to time. Feel free to continue to comment as the mood strikes you. We enjoy hearing from you.

You can visit our daily blog at or by clicking here. Of course you could always add us to your favorites (hint, hint) so you won't have to try and remember where to find us.

Friday, January 26, 2007

My Life Has Changed

To all of you who warned me about how much a baby would change my were right. It has changed tremendously and it's wonderful. Kaylee has stolen my heart and we're so happy to have her in our family. And to those of you who tell me how lucky Kaylee is, I say no, I am the lucky one and very blessed.

Shoutout to Miss D'arcy

This post is dedicated to Miss D'arcy, the President of my fan club. She's always so excited to see me every time I visit Daddy at work and she's one of the only people left who visit my blog.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sharing Lap Space

Since we've had Kaylee home, Shera has done a great job trying to share Mama's lap. I'm very proud of her patience considering she has had all the lap time she's wanted for the last 18 years. I love my girls!

Dr. Visit

Kaylee had her second doctor's visit today - the main purpose being catching her up on her immunizations. We gave her pediatrician her Taiwanese vaccination records earlier and she said they looked in order. If they were accurate, Kaylee would only need 2 shots. The doctor wanted to draw some blood to test for anitbodies to be certain however. Unfortunately, Kaylee's veins went into hiding and did not cooperate enough for blood samples. I hated to see her so upset. The nurse, Troy and I sang several verses of "The Wheels on the Bus" to try to calm her down. After poking Kaylee several times on each arm, the doctor decided to just give her the 2 shots we knew she hadn't had and try to test for the others at her next appointment.

On the statistic side, Kaylee weighed in at 15 lbs. 12 oz, which puts her at the 25th percentile in weight. She is 26 3/4", which puts her at the 75th percentile for height. So she's skinny and tall. Her head circumference is at the 50th percentile. Overall she's doing great. We just need to work on getting her to sit up on her own.

Here are some shots from her day before the visit. She enjoyed a little bit of Baby Einstein's Noah and also practicing sitting up.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Food Testing

We've begun testing Kaylee on various baby foods. 4 days on each new item as listed by her pediatrician. She hated applesauce. Next up was sweet potatoes which she loved...but they didn't love her. She broke out head to toe in hives and ended up throwing up all over Troy Sunday night.

We're now on to carrots. In case the picture below is not a good indication, she is REALLY into her carrots. So far no allergies there. Next up squash - oh boy!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Alex's Baptism

We headed to Tampa again this weekend to celebrate Alex's baptism and also to introduce Kaylee to Grandma. Grandma got all the babies baby gap outfits and they looked so cute together.

We had a wonderful time playing with cousins and seeing family again. Kaylee got lots of one-on-one time with Grandma and also a great deal of love from cousin Ana Julia. Kaylee is the first cousin on both sides of the family.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Kaylee's First Haircut

Kaylee got her first haircut today, so now she can see without the aid of her no slippy hair clippy. She did so good and only cried for just a moment. Thanks, Marta!

The Things Mommy Does to Me

Aren't I the cutest Eeyore you've ever seen?

Sign Language and Chopsticks

We have started Kaylee's education with baby signs. We have begun doing some of the signs when we talk to her and also in the mirror. Of course we're focusing on her getting Mama and Daddy first, but we also do milk (with all the bottles that one should be easy), shoes, hat and others.

When she gets a bit older, we'll start teaching her to use chopsticks with her very own beginner set.

Go Daddy!

Troy loves his girl!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Days with Mommy

Kaylee and I have been settling in to our daily routine nicely. With the exception of the afternoon grumpies, she is sociable and loves to smile. I have added some pictures of her latest cuteness.

Not sure how long I'll continue to update the blog, but probably until I return to work and as I can find computer time.