Sunday, February 28, 2010

4 Months Old--Kane's Baptism

Wow, 4 months old! I can't believe it's been 4 months already! On Friday, Kane had his check-up and vaccinations. He was 11lbs. 9oz. and 25 1/2'' long. This height and weight would now put him in only the 8th percentile. Of course we couldn't understand why our happy healthy boy wasn't growing like we thought he should be, especially he's been eating 6oz. of expressed breast milk or formula (we've started supplementing since my milk production can't keep up with his intake) every 3 hours, which with his sleep habits winds up being 5 bottles per day. Dr. Wiley said that since he is spitting up, he may have reflux, and since he's so active he may be metabolizing too quickly. But we just have to remember that all babies are different and our little guy just needs a little tweeking! Kane's now on a reflux med. to see if that makes any difference and she wants us to increase him to 7oz. and to 6 feedings per day. Hopefully this will get him to at least 13lbs. by his weight check at 5 months. We've also started him with the rice-cereal, it's more out than in right now, but he doesn't seem to like the taste at all! Hopefully he'll warm up to it in the coming weeks.

Today we had Kane's Baptism. Beth, Peter and Cito (God Father) all came down from MD and spent the night with us and joined us this morning. We had many family members in attendance to support us. It was a lovely service and there was a soloist (Lori Wold) who sang a beautiful song for our little man. Afterward we had a great lunch with everyone at Gummie's house!

Here are some pictures from the weekend and the baptism! Enjoy!

He's sitting and eating now on his own in the Bumbo seat

Chip and Kane in the baptism gown worn by all the grandchildren
on my mom's side of the family.

God Parents Cito & Samantha

Proud Mimi & Pappala

Pastor Jonathan

Proud Peppy & Cocoa

Kane Parker Schnabel Baptized 2-28-10

Being presented to the congergation

The proud bunch!

Kane & Madi--4 months & 2 Months

Holding hands!! Love it!

Parker being silly next to Kane napping!

Kane in his gown on "the green quilt" all
of the grandkids have this picture!

Kane's new shoes from Mimi!

"Alright mom, I've worn this dress LONG enough!" hehehe : )

-C, A & K

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Charleston Days!

Last Thursday through Monday we traveled to Charleston, SC for Kane to visit his Aunt Mary & Uncle Peter, Great-Grandma Jean & his Grandpa Geej. We went downtown and visited Rainbow row with all of the beautiful historical houses. Also went shopping in the open-air market. This was the first time Kane got to meet his 3rd Great-Grandma Jean who lives in Isle of Palm, SC. We had a lovely dinner and got to visit with her. On our way home we stopped in Mullins, SC to visit with Chip's dad or "Grandpa Geej". He was very happy to meet his first grandson!

We had a great time staying with Pete and Mary. Charleston is one of our favorite places to visit. Even though it's a 6 hour drive, Kane did great time in the car. Unfortunately even though the drive is 6 hours, with adult potty & food breaks added with burp and diaper breaks, it was more like 8 hours! The dogs stayed home with Parker and had a great time. This week Kane will be 4 months on Friday along with his 4 month appt. on Friday at 11. Any guesses on his weight? We're thinking he'll be in the high 11's. I'll see you next week with a full update!

Enjoy the Pictures!

Rainbow Row

Seawall at Battery Park

Pretty house!

Happy Boy

Happy Parents :)

On the porch at Pete & Mary's

My little family

Sweet kisses

Pete, Mary, Pingo & Bubba

The gang

Kane & Great-Grandma Jean

Kane, Grandpa Geej & Chip

-C, A & K

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentines 2010

We had a great Valentines. Chip and I went to the Commodore in downtown Portsmouth to see the movie "Valentine's Day" and had dinner there. Parker stayed at our house and watched Kane, it was a nice treat!

We finally got Kane to cooperate to studio pictures. My parents came with us and all four of us were making the craziest noises and faces to get that little man not to cry!

We're heading to South Carolina tomorrow morning to visit Chip's Grandma, Dad, and brother Peter and his fiance Mary. This is why my blog today is short and sweet, I'm busy busy busy trying to get everything together for your little trip to Charleston. It's nuts all of the things you need to take with you to travel with a baby! He's sooo tiny and he needs such large items! haha

Here are some pictures!

-C, A & K

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Major Milestone!

Hello everyone, I really haven't spoken too too much about weight on my blog, but now it's time. Last January after Chip and I got married I decided it was time to loose weight! Being happy and in love sure does effect your waistline! At that point I needed to loose a solid 25lbs. since I was my heaviest at my wedding. Then "Ta-Da" PREGNANT! Phew! haha this was a red light to the weight loss thoughts and a green light to eat WHATEVER I wanted! Throughout the pregnancy, Chip (my eating buddy) and I ate whenever and whatever we wanted!! Coldstone? SURE!!! Chick-fil-a everyday for lunch? WHY NOT?! WE'RE PREGNANT!! You're supposed to get huge! People expect it!.........47 POUNDS LATER, and only an 8 pound baby, I was stuck in size 18 pants...GULP!

After I was given the green light from my doctor to safely work out and diet after my c-section I hit the ground running! Mind you, I lost plenty of lbs. of fluids after giving birth, and I've been successfully breastfeeding since Kane was born so this too helps the weight loss process. But as of Sunday night I'm proud to announce that I'm back in my PRE-PREGNANCY PANTS!!!!!! This is a HUGE milestone for me, and I couldn't be happier!! Working out and eating those veggies is finally paying off! I've lost all 47 pounds in 15 weeks! Yes, I'm patting myself on the back right now, I know, but I still have 25 pounds left to go and I've gotta keep up the momentum! Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement. I must say, there's no way I could have done it without the support of Chip. He's been right there with me, encouraging me the whole way, EVEN in my size 18's and granny panties! hahaha

Here's some new pictures! Enjoy!

-C, A & K