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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kylee Mei Miao is here!

It is with great pride and excitement that we can finally welcome
Kylee to the family! She was born March 2, 2010 at 6:45 PM. She
weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces and a lengthy 22 inches long.

It has taken us a while to get somewhat adjusted to having two little
ones (just when we thought we were adjusted to one). Having my mother
here for the first two weeks was a MAJOR help. We did have some
complications that made it harder for me to get around right after the
birth, so having her here really was invaluable. I love you tons mom!

Kai had a hard time at first with Mei Mei (little sister). In fact in
their first encounter- Kai hit her in the face :(. Lately he has
warmed up to her a lot. When she cries he tries to put her pacifier in
her mouth and brings her his favorite toys. When he goes to bed he
will go over to wherever she is to tell her goodnight (his version is
laying his head on you so you can give him kisses). I can't wait to
see how they will be together when they are older. I am sure there
will be plenty of "he's touching me" or " she's in my room" days but
I'm hoping there are more days full of playful laughter and sibling
bonds.

Ray is adjusting as a father of two very well. Of course we both have
our moments of being completely overwhelmed (I wish they were fewer
and farther between) but he is doing great! He changes diapers and
makes every attempt at calming her down when I need to do something
else- usually with Kai. I know it is harder for him since I breast
feed- he can't just give her a bottle to soothe her when she is
hungry. Overall I would say he has done well for the major changes
that our little family has had over the past few months. Thanks for
your help Ray!

I on the other hand feel completely overwhelmed most days. If not
overwhelmed then guilty for sure. We put Kai in "school" (I can't
bring myself to say day care) when I had to go back to work in between
the maternity leaves. At first I thought I could handle both kids and
could keep Kai home on my second leave with Kylee. Well that's not
working out so well. Granted I have still been in recovery mode
completely and I have had some complications since being home and I'm
still trying to get a hang of breast feeding and Ray has gone back to
work and my mom left after two weeks of being spoiled by her being
here and.......... Ok so mostly I feel overwhelmed. I am not super
mom right out of the gate. That is hard to admit but it is very true.
I'm sure that I will get the hang of it at some point and then
something will change again. Even thinking back to when we brought Kai
home- I had NO semblance of any routine for the first two months at
least and that was just one kiddo. Granted he was mobile and had
bigger needs than a new born.

I guess I just need to give myself a little slack and make it through
tonight before I worry about tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who
prayed for us and supported us through this journey! I felt the
prayers and support throughout and couldn't have made it without
them! Sorry it has taken this long to "introduce" our daughter but I
guess you can see where the priority lies ;)

3 comments:

trina said...

She's adorable!!! As I was reading your post, all I could think about was my first two kids. Alexis is 17 months older so when Zachary came home, it was really hard. Hang in there. It is hard right now but in about a year (I know..that's a long time), they will be so much easier. And very soon, they will be best buddies. Hudson and Benjamin are so close and really don't fight much. They will have playmates which will be a very big help to you...and then you will be able to get lots of things accomplished around the house. I can't imagine just getting home from China and then having a newborn...but you will survive. I, too have been living from day to day...and sometimes minute by minute. Don't worry about the next hour. Just live for this minute. Enjoy this time. They grow so fast. (((Hugs)))
trina

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We 'R McGee said...

Congratulations! What a beauty! I'm sure you'll have the double-mom thing figured out in no time! In the meantime, it sounds like cutting yourself some slack is a very good option. :)

Rebecca