Monday, March 7, 2016

Kensington Grace: Nine Months

Weight: 18lbs 5.5oz.

Height: 26.93in.

Hair: Light brown.

Eyes: Undecided still, but it seems like they are more greenish/grayish lately.

Clothes: Size 12 month. Homegirl is thick, so it really depends on the brand. I find that a lot of baby clothes are made for tall and skinny kiddos. What about short and fat kids? 

Diapers: Using up our last size 3 box and then converting to size 4.

Sleeping: We are going to use the Rock N Play until it's last breath. We always start Kens in that, then we move her to our bed in the middle of the night. But for some reason, Kens has been sleeping longer stretches - and she even slept the entire night (7pm-830am) last night. I woke up horrified that maybe something was wrong. But nope - she was just tired and comfy. One of the small reasons we DO NOT believe in the cry-it-out method is because I have always been a horrible sleeper myself, usually waking up around 3am, wide awake. If I can't even sleep well, why should I expect my 9 month old to? We cater to her and if she wants to play in the middle of the night because she's bored (guilty as charged), we put her between us while we sleep and she bangs on our headboard and eventually passes back out herself. 

Eating: Pretty much eats anything we give her! Doc said to do less formula these days and more table food - even though only one tooth has popped through. Doc said babies don't need teeth to eat table food. I guess they can naw on it with their sweet little gummies!

Kensie's favorite things: Crawling like a boss, standing, waving, copying everything everyone does, slapping our headboard on our bed, watching TV (mom of the year right here), people her own size, and smiling. 

Mommy's favorite things: The first few minutes that Kens wakes up from a nap, she is the absolute sweetest thing EVER.

Daddy's favorite things: Showing her off in public. Making her clap.

Mommy's nicknames for Kensie: The baby. Kensie Koo, Kens.

Daddy's nicknames for Kensie: Kens.

New with Kensie: She has learned to share her toys. It is so sweet! She was playing with Grandpa Skinner really good over the weekend. He would roll a toy to her, ask her if he could have it back, so she'd grab it and give it to him. Also, she broke a took on 3/2/16 - her first one! Her second tooth, right next to the first, is sure to break through soon. Also, Kensie girl copies EVERYTHING. 

Prayer: Thank you for giving us Kensington, Jesus! My prayer is that you, Jesus, are always at the center of our world so that she always sees you. I pray that you'll continue to help guide us through parenthood and through each stage of her life. Help us to know what to do when we feel lost or confused. I pray for safety and health over my baby girl. Please watch over her and protect her always. In your name I pray, AMEN!

***BONUS!*** And because I am late posting her 9 month update, here's a sweet little picture of our IN AND OUT DAY! Yep, that's right. Kens spend 39 weeks and 3 days inside my belly, which is also how old she is TODAY! (In case you're confused, the picture on the left was taken the day before she was born. That picture was taken around 10pm and I was induced the next morning, on 39w3d!)


  1. Could she be any cuter?! Making her clap - that is adorable!

  2. I love the in and out day photo - that's such a neat concept!

  3. Oh my goodness - 9 months already?! She's absolutely precious and I must say that I just adore watching you (via social media of course...nothing creepy haha) be a mom. You are phenomenal and I just love any and all posts about you and Kens!