Saturday, September 1, 2012

12 Months

Weight - 18 pounds, 7 ounces
Height - 27 1/2 inches

  • On August 3rd, you started standing standing for longer periods of time.
  • On August 4th at BIR, you took your first step!!!
  • On August 15th, you started taking a lot of steps at a time and are considered an official walker!!!
  • On August 19th, we had to made an emergency trip to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.  On the 18th, we were playing and you started getting a fever and were very clingy.  We thought maybe you were getting more teeth.  Throughout the night, your fever got worse.  You woke up on the 19th still with a fever.  We gave you Tylenol and went to breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa.  You ate a great breakfast, but we noticed your fever was still 102.9 after taking Tylenol.  We made a call to the doctor and because the fever was high and you were very lethargic, it was recommended we take you to Children's to be checked out.  They quickly found out you had a very bad bladder and kidney infection.  This is very rare in an infant, so we knew something was not right.  We spent hours doing fluids and IV antibiotics.  We were lucky to go home and we didn't need to stay overnight.  After this visit, we had a follow up with the pediatrician as well as a kidney ultrasound and a VCUG test.  The ultrasound on August 22nd came back abnormal.  Your kidney pelvis was enlarged and there was excess fluid.  We followed this up with a VCUG test on August 1st.   This also came back abnormal.  We found out that you have 2nd degree Kidney Reflux and a duplicate ureter.  I will go into more details in a future post.  
  • This has been a very scary, but exciting month.  Mommy and daddy are happy and sad at the same time that you are already a year old!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

11 Months

Weight - 17 pounds, 11 ounces

  • 2nd tooth came in on June 18th.
  • Busy practicing your crawling and you are getting very fast!
  • You are pulling up on everything and standing more.  
  • You are still sleeping through the night and mommy and daddy are very happy for that.
  • You managed to attend a race weekend at Brainerd and a 2 day track day weekend at Brainerd.  Lots of traveling for you!
  • Your personality is shining and we love seeing your personality grow :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

10 Months

Weight - 17 pounds 1 ounce

  • Watched her first AMA Pro Motorcycles race at Road America in Elkart Lake, WI 
  • Said "dada" for the first time on 7/2/12 at Road America
  • Crawled on all fours on 7/3/12 at Road America
  • Started shaking her head "no" on 7/9/12
  • Waved "bye-bye" to mommy when she dropped her off at daycare on 7/12/12
  • Started clapping on 7/15/12
  • Stood for the first time alone on 7/15/12...even if it was only for a few seconds!
  • Celebrated her first Father's Day at the track.  She got daddy a Burley bike trailer and took some cute pictures spelling DAD.
  • First tooth came in on 7/21/12, with no signs of it coming at all!
  • On her 10 month birthday, she ended up with a mystery scratch on her eye.  We think Sadie was trying to get her to play with her orange bone and scraped her.  Poor thing didn't seem bothered at all!

Friday, June 1, 2012

9 Months

Weight - 16 pounds, 7 ounces
Height - 26 3/8"

  • Went on first plane ride to Miami, Florida on 5/3/12
  • First Cruise (Miami, Bahamas, Miami) on 5/4/12-5/7/12
  • Started "inchbug" crawling on our cruise (as we were packing to leave and she was on the bed) on 5/4/12
  • Still loving swim lessons
  • Celebrated our first Mother's Day with a trip to the Minnesota Zoo
  • Went to our first CRA race weekend of the year (mommy and daddy didn't race, just watched)
  • Left on our first road trip to Road America in Elkart Lake, IL on 5/27/12
  • Kaylee said "mama" on 5/27/12 and hasn't stopped since!
  • After the track day on the 5/27, we left to spend the week in Door County, WI for Kaylee's first camping trip.
  • Took her first steps holding mamas hands on 5/29/12

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8 Months

Weight - 15 pounds, 14 ounces

  • Loves swim lessons
  • Loves solids foods (and plenty of nursing!)
  • Attended her first baby story time at Amma and she loved it
  • A 2nd trip to Duluth
  • Crawled/scooted backwards on 4/14/12
  • Crawled/scooted forward on 4/16/12
  • Attended the Green Baby Expo and participated in the Guiness Book of World Records "Great Cloth Diaper Change"
  • Mommy was away for her first 3 day trip
  • Signed "all done" in sign language for the first time on 4/26/12
  • Participated in the March of Dimes "March for Babies" 
  • On her 8 month birthday, she pulled herself to standing from sitting!

Easter, Duluth, and More

This month has been full of new and exciting this for Kaylee!

 Kaylee's new way of sleeping :)

Trying out her new ear muffs for the track.  She loved them!

Easter photoshoot with mommy.  Yes, I put her in a flower pot! This hat came from a co-worker of my fathers.  She made it for Kaylee.  It is so cute!

Kaylee's First Easter
 Mommy made her dress :)

We took a trip to Duluth again.  I had a conference I had to work in Duluth, so we decided that we would make a family trip out of it and Jon and Kaylee would come with.  We spent some time at the aquarium and we discovered that Kaylee LOVES aquariums!  I think this was her favorite part of the trip!

Kaylee got to watch the Jefferson Lacrosse game!  Daddy coached them in the off season this year.  We decided to take a walk to the school to watch them play.  

Kaylee showing off her strength :)

Kaylee is going to be a piano player just like Gramma Julie and Auntie Linny!