Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New toy for Green Lake

Here's me and Kai on the new Seadoo that my dad bought! It seats 3 people and can pull a times.

Dekens Family Dinner

It's rare that all 5 sisters are together as we have 2 nurses working shift work but here we are. It sure was different having a family dinner with 2 babies. Thanks for the pizza dad!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Back to school

So, for the first time in 23 years, I am not heading back to an educational institution in September. Gary went back to work yesterday. I don't really miss the teaching part but I do miss the social aspect! I felt really busy yesterday doing laundry, cooking, baking, and bringing stuff to the thrift store (and taking care of our little buddy). Today, Kai and I walked to Extra Foods and that's about it. Maybe it's time to start working on Kai's scrapbook. I'm not much of a scrapbooker but I think its good to try to be a bit creative:)

Friday, August 25, 2006

Our Little Man

Seriously, how cute is he in these jeans? This is his first time in `big people' clothes. Okay, so the jeans are for a child at 3 months but 3 weeks seems to work okay:) By the way, he has turned over 3 times by himself already! So advanced...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Can you tell they're related?

Kai just needs a remote in his hands and we've got some twins. Isn't it cute how he sleeps with one hand behind his head? I think so:)

Our first family vacation

We decided to head up to Green Lake for a couple of days. Here is a classic family photo on the dock with the timer:)

Our first hike! Okay, so a pretty basic walk through the woods but whatever, I was sweating.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Baby Chapman

Our birth announcement.. if you havent received one, then you have not given us a gift yet(*posted by Gary :) *)

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to mom and dad Chapman. I'm not sure how many years it is because Gary's was unable to inform me. Dan and Judy took a hot air balloon ride and I just love the colours of the balloon against the blue sky.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Happy Birthday To Us!

So all 3 of us have our birthdays within 11 days...what did we do?
August 3rd: Kai was born, we celebrated by sleeping and having 10 million guests.
August 4th: Gary got a cupcake for his birthday, I think we sang to him? He changed some diapers...good times.
August 14th: Gary and I walked to Extra Foods. Good times. THEN, Gary got me a foot massage kit and gave me a foot massage (my favourite!), he bought me the movie `The Power of One' (the book is my favourite and we couldn't find the movie anywhere) and then he made me a yummy steak dinner and icecream cake.

We should prob. have a family photo on here soon...prob. tomorrow:)

The Pirate

Don't know if you can see it but Kai likes to open up one eye which Auntie Nutty has lovingly called `The Pirate'. Here is he smiling (and looking like Auntie Jan when she was a baby) in the new swing. He loves it which means we love rocks and sings.

Perfect during the day and then...

I really didn't want to put an unappealing picture of Kai on here but this is what babies are like when all the guests leave and mom and dad want to sleep!!!

Definition of Colic:
Colic is sustained episodes of crying in a baby, for no apparent reason. Sometimes episodes last for several hours at a time. Colic usually begins within the first couple weeks of life, and is usually gone by the time a baby is about five months old.

So, our little Kaiser bun likes to scream for no apparent reason for some undecided hour or two or three throughout the night. Last night we were fortunate that it was from 11pm-12:30am. This could last up til 5 months?!!! NO!!!!! Gary says he likes attention like his mom.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Kai at one week:)

Perfect little feet...look at those baby toes, what could be cuter?

He's so cute! We went a little crazy with the camera last night but we had to catch him with his eyes wide open:)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Life at home

High points of the last 3 days at home: smiles at 4am, Kai peeing on daddy at 3 of the diaper changes so far, going for our first family walk this morning:)
Low points: too many diapers!!!! Apparently it means all is functioning well but Kai peeing on mommy at 2 of the diaper changes.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kai Deken Chapman!

This is our beautiful son Kai....born on August 3rd at 8:07 am. 9lb 11oz, 22 1/2 inches long.

Yay! The day has arrived where I can finally upadate the blog!! I will try to not give too many details as I don't want to deter others from having a baby but I will share a bit! First of all, welcome home to our son; Kai Deken Chapman. Kai means a couple different things like `ocean' and `beautiful' (apparently `egg' in Thai but we didn't know this). We just like the sound of it. Deken is my maiden name and means `one who serves'.

Here's a picture of me after having contractions for about 21 hours at home and finally going to the hospital. Apparently because these contractions were 10 minutes apart, they are not considered `active labour'. We went in on August 2nd at 5pm where they found that I was 3cm dilated. Half an hour later, I was 5 cm dilated and they broke my water which was probably the most entertaining part of the evening. It made me laugh a whole lot because I was so embarrased by the amount of water that kept coming out..who knew it could be that much!

I'll summarize the rest but basically everything went well until 1am when I was 10 cm dilated and ready to push. I was using the gas which made me a little silly but the nurses kept assuring me I was getting an A+ in everything which made me feel good:) Gary did a great job of making me drink water and do the deep breathing.

I pushed for 1 1/2 hours and nothing happened even though I kept thinking someone was gonna say `there's the head!'. So, they gave me an epidural so I could push a few hours later after some `rest'. Ya right, I'm not gonna rest, I want this baby out!

So, at 6 am I pushed for another 1/2 hour where they concluded that our baby's 95th percentile head would not fit through my average size pelvis. I needed to have a C-section.

Had the C-section and here are some pictures of us with the `little' guy! He ended up being 9lb 11oz and 22 1/2 inches long (this is quite long...those legs can kick!!)

Here is Gary cutting the cord (that's already cut...guess it's a picture you have to have). When Gary was in his scrubs, I couldn't distinguish him from the doctors...I was like `Where's my husband?!!' and then when I saw him, I thought he looked pretty good all dressed like that:)

Here's our first family photo! I was shocked to see head full of dark brown hair and I was really excited that he seemed so cute and all the parts were there. Oh ya, I was glad the 30+ hours were over and I could finally meet the little guy that had been taking up so much room inside my belly.

Here he is on day 2 with his eyes open. He's so cute and is adapting really well to the outside world. We are so thankful for him and for all of your prayers and concerns during this time! Thank you and I hope you get to meet him soon!