32 weeks :: weekend away

We visited Grammy’s house this past weekend for the first time since
we celebrated Christmas in early December when Kenley was only seven weeks old.
She was such a tiny little nugget back then. Can’t hardly believe it.
I would like to think that we packed less this second time around,
but I don’t think we did,  I just think our necessities have changed.

 We left right after Kenley had her last meal and was ready for bed,
the car was locked and loaded and she was asleep as soon as we hit the highway.
She slept the entire way, which was our hope, and went to bed relatively easy once we arrived.
It was obvious the next morning that she knew we were someplace different.
She kept looking around side to side, quite hysterical actually.

Saturday was great, sleeping wise. Sunday, not so much.
You could tell that she wasn’t feeling very well all day,
between her teeth and some tummy issues, she just wasn’t a happy camper.
She actually let me cuddle her on the couch and take a nap with her,
which doesn’t happen often. I loved it, but hated that she didn’t feel well.
Bedtime was a challenge too, but we powered through.
Monday seemed to be a little better
and once we got back to our own bed, all was right in the world.

Some fun things that we learned during our weekend away:

Swimming is fun!

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The Bumbo makes a great high chair for meal time,
which makes me feel better since we rarely use it at home.

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Umbrella strollers are awesome and easy to pack (thanks Charlie for letting Kenley borrow yours!)

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Never underestimate the power of a nap.

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We love our cloth diapers (especially after using disposables again).
Even if you feel like you’ve over packed, you definitely forgot something you need.
Roll with the punches. She was definitely out of her element, but overall she did great!

32 weeks today!

water you doing?

Kenley went swimming for the first time over Memorial Day weekend at Grammy’s house.

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She was more subdued than we thought she was going to be.
During bath time, she is a maniac in the water, splashing around and having a blast.

In the pool, she just floated around and took it all in.

She was very confused at first, but then got the hang of it very quickly.

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As I was packing our bags for the weekend, I found it very odd that she had more swim suits than I did,
but turns out that it worked out perfectly since she didn’t have to put on a wet suit when it was time to go swimming again.

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Playing in the pool with mom and dad!

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 After swimming this past weekend and our quick pit stop at the beach,
we are pumped to head back over there this coming weekend for more fun in the sun!

my [memorial day] weekend in photos

[sorry to those who receive email updates, i’m trying to find a different host for photos
and mistakenly published a post… whoops. technical difficulties. forgive me.]

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we loaded up the car to head down to grammy’s on friday after dinner.
kenley was well aware that this wasn’t our normal bedtime routine.

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we stopped off for a road trip treat.
half chocolate, half vanilla milkshake.

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we were up early and ready to swim on saturday.
many more pics to come.

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i took advantage of nap time to soak up some rays
and catch up on life, fitness, fashion, and decor.
i finally also finished the second hunger games book. holy moly.

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the new coozie of the rest of my life.

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hanging out with grammy!

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hanging out with mommy!

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not sure if we packed enough toys.

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jeremy and eric came down to hang out too!

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rocking her red, white, and blue for memorial day

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cousins from colorado!
we were able to stop by the beach on our way home to see them,
which was somewhat of a tease since we had to come back and go to work tomorrow,
but looking forward to spending this weekend with them.

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first time at the beach, can’t wait to go back.

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kenley loved seeing her cousins.

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what was supposed to be a quick trip home turned into a closed interstate
and long detour through the citrus groves.

oy.

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how was your long weekend? 

31 Weeks :: fun facts

31 weeks.

this girl’s hair is long. it’s getting long. so long that it blows in the wind.
all of a sudden, she had hair! it’s fun.

we are so close to be on the move. fully on the move. she gets where she needs to go now,
which is usually just to the edge of the mat to start tearing it apart (evidence below),
but soon she will realize there is a whole world beyond the mat.
it’s going to blow her mind.

 

Greg lowered her crib mattress yesterday, which was probably good timing.
we went in several times at bedtime last night to find her sitting up,
grabbing onto the top of the crib, getting to her knees, and playing with her bumper.
she just didn’t know what to do with herself.

she is either really annoyed by her two current teeth, or we’re getting ready for a couple more to poke through.
she was clearly uncomfortable today after school, clawing at her mouth and ears, and shaking her head a lot.
she was even whiny on our walk, which rarely happens. That’s usually our “go-to” if she’s upset.
she’s also got a tiny rash around her mouth from enormous amount of drool that’s coming out.

we’ve got some fun first-time things planned this weekend,
I’m sure there will be a ridiculous amount of pictures to follow.

my weekend in photos

kyler came to play

kenley is so interested in her

kenley took it upon herself to pull kyler right over to her

oh just chewing on kyler’s fingers

celebrating

the girls

celebrated seven months… not even sure how that’s possible

had been waiting for this dinner all day and checked out the new location which was awesome

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[hopefully] our last photo together before baby margot is here

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somehow, we also walked 10.15 miles this weekend in two days,
so i’m pretty sore tonight.

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how was your weekend? what were you up to? 

Seven Months!

We are past the half way point to a year.
Seven months!

Kenley is quickly becoming more mobile.
She can go from sitting, to laying, to her tummy, and even did a little summersault the other day,
unintentionally, of course, and it didn’t phase her one bit.
She can turn on her belly and do a full circle to reach anything,
but no signs of army crawling yet.
She can pull up onto her hands and knees at times and rock back and forth,
but quickly gets frustrated that she can’t go any further.
Like I keep saying, it’s only a matter of time.
Right now she can get to where she wants, majority of the time,
but I have a feeling it’s about to get fun.

Items on the to-do list:
Get baby gates
Baby proof the house
Adopt a no shoe policy in our house

Kenley loves her toys, but would much rather play with things she shouldn’t be,
specifically cell phones, remotes, electronics, her foam play mat, etc.
She’ll put anything in her mouth, but it’s a struggle to get her to really utilize the chew toys,
she’d much rather have her fingers, your fingers, or anyone else’s fingers in her mouth.
Her favorite toy now is her Fisher-Price learning table. The legs can be removed so she can sit with it.
I think this is because we plop her down in front of it and she will play and play.
I’ll be anxious to see what she likes when she can choose where to go and what to play with.

Items on the to-do list:
Get the Fisher-Price iPad or iPhone apptivity case
Baby proof the house

 Kenley’s sleeping schedule at night is pretty consistent and her wake up time varies from day to day,
but is normally between 5am and 6am. She goes to bed between 7:30pm and 7:45pm each night.
Occasionally, she throws us for a loop, like Wednesday when she was up a 4am and ate at 4:30am,
or today when she slept until 7am! (Thanks girl.)
She also sleeps with her little toosh in the air and it’s the most adorable thing ever.

Happy seven months Kenley!