Nineteen Weeks :: back on track

Since our last weekly update it definitely got worse before it got better.
Kenley was home sick on Wednesday and Thursday, but back to school on Friday.
However, over the weekend, we were completely off our game.
Saturday she refused to nap, was up late, and up often throughout the night.
Sunday we all slept late, missed church, and didn’t get as much done as we would have liked.

Luckily, since then, we’ve gotten back on track, for the most part.
We only have a couple more days of antibiotics (woo hoo) and she has been sleeping better at night.
:: knocking on wood as I type this ::

She is getting back to her normal activities.
Eating, sleeping, pooping, grabbing at things, immediately putting them in her mouth, and smiling.
Oh, and let’s not forget drooling.

Forget cute outfits, we are now in the market for cute bibs!
It is her newest staple accessory. She goes through several throughout the day.

The weather has been great here, so we’ve been taking long walks.
Kenley loves them! And so do we!
If she’s getting fussy in the evening, we stick her in the stroller, get out, and get some fresh air.
By the time we get back home, it’s usually time to start our bedtime routine.
It’s a great way for all of us to spend time together
and a great way to get back into an exercise routine (which I’ll be posting an update on next week…hopefully!).

Oh, and I’ve been asked a few times what happened with switching schools.
When we were visiting daycare facilities, we fell in love with Kenley’s current school
but were placed on the waiting list, like forever ago. We knew that we would eventually end up there,
but thought it wouldn’t be until the summer since they are on the normal school schedule.
To our surprise, we got the call last month saying there was an opening and we were next on the list!
We were sad to leave the first place, but couldn’t be happier where we are now!
Thankfully, there were no incidents that led to us changing, which I should have mentioned!

Eighteen Weeks :: battling sickness

I’ve decided to add more to our weekly update post titles,
you know, give it a little more pizzazz.

I am home today with our sick little girl. We are battling an ear infection we discovered today.
We all have been sick here and there over the past few months,
whether it’s been coughing, sneezing, runny noses,
but I did not expect her to have an ear infection for the sole reason that she seemed fine!

I picked her up today from school and she was happy as a clam
(that’s a saying right?)
until of course, she started getting poked and prodded at the doctor,
then she definitely acted sick. Whining and cuddling.
Seriously, broke my heart.

I, of course, had nothing in my car for her besides the diapers I grabbed from school.
No burp clothes, pacifiers, blankets, toys, nothing.
So guess what I’ll be doing. Packing up some things to keep in my car at all times!
We always take Greg’s car everywhere and of course you don’t plan on things like this.
So new mommies take note. You can thank me later 😉

Other than that, she is just changing every day.
Smiling, laughing, drooling, talking away.

Here is a small glimpse…

I did snap her weekly pic after her marathon nap.

Poor baby.

my weekend in photos

it was a crazy weekend in our household. 

friday night, greg worked, so i hung out with little miss.

saturday, i worked, so greg hung out with little miss.

saturday night, we celebrated ryan’s birthday. kenley hanging out with her bud amy.

we ate some steamed oysters… yum!

kenley was down to party. she slept for a few hours.

then was awake for another hour or so, smiling away.
we thought it was going to be a disaster night, sleeping wise, but she slept great when we got home!

i failed at life and forgot my good camera, so i didn’t even get a pic of the birthday boy.
sorry bud.

sunday i crafted…

because we celebrated 4 months!

had ourselves some delicious lunch

walked 4.3 miles in the beautiful weather we had.

got to dry the diapers outside today…i get overly excited when i get do to this.

how was your weekend? did you get a long weekend?
happy president’s day!

Four Months!

I don’t know how it’s possible, but we have a four month old.
I swear it was just yesterday that I was pregnant.
And of course, of all days, three different people stopped us in Target & Publix,
to tell us how much we need to enjoy our time now and how fast it all goes.

We had her four month check up and shots last week.
I must be really good at scheduling her appointments…right during what should be meal time
because we had another delightful visit at the doctor.
Despite the hunger cries, she did very well with her shots.

She weighed in at 13 lbs. 14 oz. which puts her in the 60th percentile
and is 25 1/8 in. tall in the 85th percentile.
She’s healthy, and not starving, by any means.

She is in all 3-6 months and 6 months clothes now.

She has been quite the happy baby recently and it’s been so fun.
Greg has got her to laugh a couple of times this past week so we are looking forward to more of that soon.

She drools all the time and has been blowing spit bubbles like crazy!

Everything goes straight to her mouth.
No signs of any teeth yet.

She loves grabbing things, especially when she is tired.
She holds her blankets and animals and rubs them against her face, while she sucks on her tootie.

 We’ve been practicing sitting up in the Bumbo daily
and she can sit up if she’s leaning against something for a short time.
She is getting so big and is changing every single day.
It’s so fun watching her learn new things!

Seventeen Weeks!

Our little valentine is getting so big!

We started at a new school this week!
It’s going really well and Kenley is enjoying it,
but her sleep schedule is a little off this week.

We are hoping that it’s just an adjustment period,
but I’m afraid we may be regressing.
Only time will tell!

I will do a much longer update this weekend for her 4 month birthday!

In the meantime, here’s the happy little nugget.

Hope all you lovers had a great Valentine’s Day!