To see Kensie's One Month update, go here. She's already changed so much in 30 days!
I find it hard to remember what life was like before Kensie but I do find myself comparing life in terms of either BK (before Kensie) or AK (after Kensie). I also have a pretty annoying habit of comparing BD (before delivery) or AD (after delivery). These are the strange things that go on in my head, but my life literally revolves around our bundle of joy.
There's no way I would ever wish to have my old life back BK. Anyways, I am one heck of a proud mama to a 2 month old. Sometimes I have to pinch myself. I think, "oh my gosh... I'm a MOM!" That's a big deal. I am Kensington's mama. Like... too bad, so sad, Kensie Girl, you don't get another mama. You are stuck with me.
Weight: 12lbs 4oz.
Hair: She has a cute little bald spot on the back of her head from rubbing it when she sleeps. Still brown. Not a lot of hair, but that's to be expected since her mama didn't have much hair when she was little either.
Clothes: Size 3 month, and some size 3-6 month clothing as well.
Diapers: Size 1.
Sleeping: The struggle is real. Our routine is helping with her sleeping patterns, but she still does what she wants. The other night was a victory. She only woke up twice in the middle of the night. That night, she slept 4.5 hour stretches. We consider that a Skinner Winner!
Eating: She has been on the sensitive formula by Similac because she has major gas issues (aka she farts a LOT). But we're in the process of trying a new kind to see how she does since it's much more cost effective than the name brand. We will see. But, she typically eats 4 ounces every 2-3 hours.
Kensie's favorite things: Kensie really really loves bathtime. Whenever we get out of the bath, she lets out a loud cry and doesn't understand why she can't stay in the bath for hours. She also enjoys when mama touches her nose. She always laughs. Another favorite thing is laying on her back and staring at the ceiling fan.
Mommy's favorite things: I love it when she sleeps. Ha. No, but really... I love rocking her. It's my favorite. There have been many a'nights when I will get emotional rocking her at 3am beacuse she is so tiny and perfect. I just think to myself, "It won't be like this for long." Hey isn't that a Darius Rucker song. Oh I am hopeless. Anyways, I also really love how cute she looks when swaddled. Melt.My.Heart.
Daddy's favorite things: More than anything, I just think he likes to show her off. He is the most proud daddy ever. I know he would've been proud of a son too, but having a daughter has brought out the "giddy" side of him. It's so heartwarming. Look at this adorbz pic of my besties
Mommy's nicknames for Kensie: Doodlebug. Doodle. Doot. Homie. True story: I laughed out loud the first time I called her "Homie." I was talking to her while changing her and was intending to call her Homegirl. Instead, "Homie" came out and it has stuck.
Daddy's nicknames for Kensie: Princess.
New with Kensie: I can't even believe how strong my girl is. She can sit up so well in her Bumbo chair. She also can scoot forward in a crawl-life movement. She is going to be on the move in no time!
New with mommy: I am still rocking 15 extra lbs of baby weight. Not cool. But I fully intend to get up and moving much more now that my incision from c-section has healed. My doc said that between 8-12 weeks postpartum, I won't feel like I just had major surgery. I am 8.5 weeks postpartum now, so I am hoping that I feel 100% soon.
Prayer: Jesus, I pray that you work in me every single day to be the best mommy that I can be. I pray for protection over my fragile, little miracle baby. I pray that she will understand, even a tiny bit, just how loved she is. I pray for nothing but happiness for her. I pray that she will come to know you early in life and follow you all of her days on earth. Please watch over our family and help guide us each and every day. Thank you for blessing us. You are the creator of life and we are indebted to you for trusting us with Kensington. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!