Sunday, July 5, 2015

Kensington Grace: One Month

Weight: At least 10+ lbs. At her last pediatrician appointment, she weighed 9lbs, 12oz and that was on 6/24/15 (almost 2 weeks ago). Babies are expected to gain a certain amount of ounces per day, so we know she's definitely more than 10 pounds.

Height: At her last pediatrician appointment, she had grown an inch since her birth, making her a whopping 20.5 inches. But of course that was almost 2 weeks ago. She had definitely continued to grow like a big girl!

Hair: Brown, just like momma and daddy's.

Eyes: Blueish greenish.

Clothes: Size 3 month.

Diapers: Size 1.

Sleeping: She sleeps right next to mommy either in her Rock N Play, her swing, or her Pack N Play (it just depends on what Kensie prefers on any given day). Usually sleeps in 2-3 hour stretches. We are so looking forward to the day when homegirl sleeps longer. Sleep deprivation is a very real thing in the Skinner household.

Eating: Eats 2-4 ounces every 2-3 hours. More times than not, she likes 3 ounces every 3 hours. We made the emotional decision to just feed her formula. Of course we have reasons for making this decision, and I don't believe that we should have to conform to society's pressure of breastfeeding or pumping when we have valid reasons for what we're doing. We know that Kensington is getting everything that she needs, plus mommy gets to spend more time with her instead of using free time to pump.

Kensie's favorite things: When mommy sings, "Jesus Loves Me", bathtime, a clean diaper, and being rocked.

Mommy's favorite things: Being Kensie's mommy, talking to Kensie, and dressing Kensie in adorable clothes.

Daddy's favorite things: Giving her 10 million kisses at a time (she squirms so much hehe), and "talking" for her in a girly voice. He likes to pretend that she is having conversations with us.

Mommy's nicknames for Kensie: Doodle, Doodlebug, Booger, Boo.

Daddy's nicknames for Kensie: The Kenz, Princess.

New with Kensie: Everything is new! She laughs and smiles when she's sleeping (I don't suppose she is doing that on purpose), but just the other day, she gave me a real smile when I was talking to her. Also, she holds her head up like a strong little girl.

New with mommy: I have lost a good portion of weight from pregnancy, but my body is forever changed. I have a major mom tummy (don't judge) and wear my pants up really high to avoid putting anything on my c-section incision. I still wear maternity clothes and my wedding bands don't fit... but I am bound and determined to drop some pounds once I can start exercising again. 

Prayer: God, thank you so much for giving us this precious gift. Kensie's daddy and I grow to love her more and more every second. She has completely changed our lives and we never take for granted that you saw us fit to be parents. Please guide us as we continue to learn what life is like with a newborn. Help us to always trust your perfect plan. I pray for Kensie's health and continued growth, and I pray that you'll always have your hand over our lives to help raise her in a loving, Christ-centered home. Thank you so much for this blessing!

17 comments:

  1. She is beautiful!!! She is really growing. I hope you c-section incision is healing well. I had to stop breastfeeding so I understand fully. Moms have to do what is best and we know what that is. I loved the Rock and Play sleeper. It is so portable. Thanks for sharing and hopefully y'all will get more sleep soon.

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  2. Your baby is so adorable! Time does go by so fast my baby will be one Month on the 12th! It's so amazing how pretty much every day they go through changes.

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  3. She is beautiful and such a combination of both of you :)

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  4. It has already been a month??? That is crazy!!! She is absolutely beautiful and precious!!!!

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  5. She is absolutely precious, and I'm so glad she's growing and healthy! I also hope your hospital stays are now non-existent. Praying y'all get some more sleep soon and that y'all continue to grow as a happy, healthy family of 3!

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  6. Can't believe she's already 1 month! She's so adorable!

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  7. Can't believe it's been a month, and she's soooo pretty :)
    That incision may feel weird for awhile...just take it day by day and give yourself some grace!

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  8. Why does time seem to fly by fast once baby is in ur arms? She's a precious little girl.

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  9. Wow..that month went by so quick didn't it, Allison? Keep those pictures coming sweetie cause she will grow so quick that you'll be like "What the? Weren't you just born yesterday?" Kensie is so beautiful...and those long little legs!

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  10. One month already?! So crazy!! Don't be so hard on yourself about the weight loss and the swelling! It will all go away eventually. Just focus on your sweet little one and don't worry about all of the other silly things right now ;)

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  11. You know what....there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with giving your baby formula, SHAME ON SOCIETY for making moms feel bad for that. Even though breast milk is awesome and I gave my Kaleb breastmilk until my supply mysteriously dried up what is your other alternative? Not feeding her anything? My son is fine.....developing fine...and hitting all his milestones and some a little early! Kensie will be fine!! I still feel the guilt of not giving him breastmilk but you had a point....more free time is spent with your baby so thats a PLUS!

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  12. Seriously she is the sweetest. I don't have any babes yet, but seriously love reading about baby updates and preparing myself for the future. Isn't God amazing!

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  13. She is the cutest! I love those long baby legs :)

    Don't ever feel guilty about not breastfeeding or pumping! As long she is being fed and happy that's all that matters! Keep up the good work mama!

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  14. Congrats. She is a cutie. I had a hard time pumping and breast feeding as well. Keep your spirits up. As long as she growing and eating she will be alright.

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  15. I don't think she could be any sweeter! Way too cute :)

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  16. Oh she is so precious! I am so happy for all of you!

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  17. For the record, Kensie is such a PERFECT mix between you and your hubby!

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