Monday, June 27, 2011

One Month Old!

I can't believe that she is one month old already!  It feels like it was just yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital.  Time is just flying by way too fast for me!

I got the idea from our friend Amee to take pictures of their baby in the same place each month to see how they have grown and every month to write down a few facts of what their baby is doing.  Thanks Amee for the awesome idea.

Ten Facts about Ke'alohi at One Month:
  1. Weighs 10 pounds and 6 ounces and measures 21.5 inches.
  2. Starting to smile at Mommy, Daddy and Puna.
  3. About to grow out of newborn clothes.
  4. Drinks three ounces of formula at each feeding.
  5. Sleeps great and only wakes up once or twice to eat at night (Cross your fingers that this lasts!).
  6. Great head control when we hold her.
  7. Likes to sleep and nap on her side or tummy.
  8. Great at tummy time.
  9. Loves going on walks with Duke and Harley.
  10. Hair is growing like crazy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

First Outing!

We have officially ventured out of the house.  We decided to all break free and go to the movies.  We strategically picked the first showing of the movie so that there would be the least amount of people in the theaters.  We went to see Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz.  Going to the movies was a complete success.  Ke'alohi slept through most of the movie and when she wasn't sleeping, she was eating.  Lucas took one for the team and held her the whole movie, where she was perfectly content with hanging out on Daddy's chest.

Can't wait to go to our next movie!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

First Photoshoot with Janel!

Ke'alohi Taking a Nap
Babies Make the Best Centerpieces
Most of you should know by now that we love Focus Photography Inc.  Janel Conlan not only did our wedding and maternity photos but she will also be taking Ke'alohi's newborn, four-month, eight-month and one-year old photos!  I can't wait to see her grow and for Ke'alohi to play with Maxine, Janel's daughter that she is expecting in August!

Here are our favorites!
The Shot of the Day
Little Feet

Friday, June 17, 2011

Opa's Visit!

We are so blessed that Opa (my dad) was able to come up to Los Angeles and visit us!  I don't think there are any two people, besides Lucas and I, that are more smitten by Ke'alohi as my parents are.  They literally could just look and her and hold her for hours.  While he was here, we were able to meet up with Lucas' parents and have the first, of hopefully many, family dinners!  The four grandparents might have spent more time looking at their grandchild, than actually eating.  Hahaha.

Sadly, my dad's trip was just too short but luckily we will be seeing my parents in September for Labor Day weekend! Can't wait!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Our Two-Year Anniversary!

I still can't believe that it has been two years since our wedding day.  To be honest, it feels like just last month we were working on seating charts and writing thank you notes for all our wedding presents.  The last two years have been amazing and I continue to love Lucas more and more each day.

He has given me an unbelievable life and the best gift anyone can ever give me... Ke'alohi...  They are the light of my life. My life is better and complete because of them!

Second Doctor's Appointment

At this doctor's appointment, we saw one of Dr. Ouchi's fellow doctors, Dr. Miller.  He was the same doctor we had seen in the hospital when Ke'alohi was first born.  She weighed in at 9 pounds and 2 ounces, measured 21.5 inches and her head circumference was 15 inches.

Dr. Miller commented on how well Ke'alohi was doing when we put her on her stomach for "tummy time" and said that we should continue to do that everyday to help her strengthen her neck and back muscles.  He also assured us that she was growing fine because by the two-week mark they hope that the babies are back to their birth weight.  So since she was now past her birth weight, he told us that we did not have to worry about her gaining too slowly.  We are going to be feeding her on demand instead of on a set schedule.

Our next appointment is in six weeks, the two-month appointment, where she gets her first set of shots! Yikes!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our First Week Home = Craziness and Sleepless Nights

The first couple of days home we were lucky enough to not only have Puna (my mom) with us, but Will (Lucas' brother) and Lucas home to take care of Ke'alohi.  It was great having the four of us watch over her because there was definitely not a shortage of help.

We were also blessed with tons of visitors!  Lucas' parents were able to visit us a couples days and then brought with them the whole Sayin clan the next weekend!  Aunt Karen, Uncle Dan, Bailey, Jocelyn, Aidan, Julian, Aunt Selma and Aunt Kathy were all able to come visit us and shower Ke'alohi with her first load of "girly" stuff.  Let me tell you, after all the gender neutral things we have, I am loving everything pink and purple! We also got to see Elijah, Diana, Nema, Olivia, Dominique and her mom during that first week! Thanks everyone for all the love!

The biggest surprise for me has to be how great of a dad Lucas is.  He has completely taken to fatherhood better than anyone I know.  It's not that I ever doubted Lucas would be a great dad, it's just that he has far exceeded my expectations of parenting in every way.  He is so patient and loving towards Ke'alohi.  It's really remarkable.  I love him more and more when I see him with her. 

Now that Lucas is back at work, we miss him terribly and count down the minutes until we can see him again!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ke'alohi's Piko Fell Off!

My little girl is officially growing up.  Okay, well not really but she is allowed to take baths now.  It happened this morning while Puna (my mom) was holding her.  All of a sudden Puna yelled at me to get a little bag and a camera because her piko had fallen off.

Her piko that is left behind couldn't be cuter and I can't wait to give that opu (tummy) tons of kisses in the future!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

First Bath!

The next big first this week was Ke'alohi's first bath.  Surprisingly, she loves baths! The second she hit the water she completely calmed down and just chilled in the sink.  She must get the love of water from me because I just love baths and soaking in the tub!  I'm sure we will have lots of fun in the tub once her piko (belly button) falls off!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Doctor's Appointment!

One of the first "firsts" we have had was Ke'alohi's doctor's appointment.  She weighed in at 8 pounds even, measured 20.5 inches and her head circumference was 14.6 inches. We got to meet her doctor and to our surprise and happiness, she is also from Hawaii!  We got to ask Dr. Ouchi lots of questions, like about her birthmark on her back and the little dimple on her butt.  If Dr. Ouchi being from Hawaii wasn't great enough, her office gave us tons of free formula and coupons for lots of baby stuff.

Our next appointment is in two weeks on June 13th, our wedding day!