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!