Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

She did it! I mean WE did it! Kenley has been sleeping in her crib for naps and night. I think it was way harder for me to move her out of our room (her bassinet) than it was for her. However, I did try to wean her from the swaddle and that was a different story... so we are leaving her swaddled for now. Now I will tell you why there are 2 different monitor pictures up there. First of all, Wyatt was in his crib by 2 months old and the main reason was that he would only sleep on his tummy and once we figured that out we put him in the crib so that we could use the sensor monitor that let us know he was breathing. That made us feel much better and we loved the monitor. The other reason it was more convenient was because our house was a one story. I know, lazy. Wyatt also hated to be swaddled.

So Kenley is completely different. I'm paranoid and I have this fear (which is probably crazy) that she will roll over in her swaddle so I keep her on this sleep positioner wedge thing and it makes me feel better (and the wedges are short enough that if she moved down it wouldn't be touching her nose or mouth). The reason I mention all that is because she couldn't use the sensor monitor because she wouldn't be right against the mattress. So we needed a new monitor and I decided it would be cool to see her and we should get a video monitor. I'll speed this story up - I found one on Craigslist. I was super excited. I had my mom go with me to meet the person to get it. And I got stood up. My mom jokes that he saw that I had someone else with me and decided not to kidnap me. Scary! Anyways, I was bummed and ready to let Kenley sleep in her crib (a whole other story - the doctor told me at her 4 month well check that it was time and she needed to learn how to sleep longer and self soothe). My stepdad surprised us with an iBaby monitor from Apple, which is the first pricture. It was super cool to be able to watch on our phones and ipad and even Chris could watch at work. BUT, yes, I said he could watch at work so my first concern was that anyone who guessed our paswword and username could just watch our baby. I decided I was just paranoid so tried it for another night and woke up to a blank screen that said it had disconnected. What?! And 3rd reason, you couldn't play it in the background so no using the phone when Kenley was sleeping. We ended up returning it and got the one in the second picture and I LOVE it. The sound is great, the picture is great, and I can easily move it to the playroom to watch Wyatt play while getting stuff done. Great peace of mind for all situations needed. As I type, Wyatt and Kenley are both sound asleep. Wyatt with his "just sound" monitor and Kenley on the new KenleyCam. It's nice to be able to get work done during the day. I had been being "bad" and holding Kenley a lot during the day and letting her cat nap and then was up all night trying to get stuff done. Thanks to my good friends and doctor's advice we are settling into a routine.

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Wyatt was holding the movie for Kenley and would laugh hysterically when she would grab at him. These 2 love each other so much.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 Year Stats {Wyatt}

34 lbs

38.5 in

First time to get his blood pressure taken and they said it was good (104/52).

And they took his pulse, too (106).

Wyatt had fun playing all the games Dr. Cook and Nurse Angela had for him. His ears and eyes are working good. And best part no shots for him!

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4 Months {Kenley}

At 4 months old Kenley is...

14 lbs 3 oz

24 in

sleeping through the night (sometimes waking up to eat once)

nursing about every 3 hours during the day

eating cereal and some fruits and veggies (bananas, apples, avocado, and sweet potato)

grabbing toys and taking them straight to her mouth



rolling over both ways

She loves to...

play in her Bumbo, exersaucer, swing, and Johnny jumper

suck on her hand, especially her right pointer finger

watch TV (she wants to see what's on all the time)

make her toys crinkle, rattle, and squeak

take a bath

play Superman in Daddy's arms

watch Mommy at Stroller Strides and hang out in the jogger

laugh at her brother

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fun in the Sun at the Park

After working out today, we decided to skip nap and play. We ended up at the park. The kids LOVE to be outside. See...

Like all boys do, Wyatt loves him some dirt.

Wyatt wanted me to push him so bad and I was holding Kenley so I decided to try her out in a swing and she got to swing for the first time. (Some other kids had the big kid swing so Wyatt had to have a baby one, too.)

Isn't she cute?!

Then we moved the blanket to behind her and she nearly fell asleep after awhile.

So high.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

My cute valentine.

The other little love bug was sleeping but she got a little something, too.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012


Kenley has been rolling over from tummy to back since she was about 2 weeks old. I thought that was crazy but she would do it every time I put her on her tummy. Today at my mom's I set her down on her back to go wash her outfit. Well... You can't put this girl anywhere! She rolls every which way now over and over again. I'm convinced it's to get away from her big brother who loves to give her raspberries on her little belly. While recording her rolls Wyatt kept "helping" so we kept starting over. Then we decided to go take Grampy's producer's thingy (whatever it's called) to document. Here's our proud little roller...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Lunchtime at our House

Daddy came home with lunch for Wyatt. We were in the playroom so they ate at the little table.

Sister ate homemade avocado cereal (hey, she was digging it).

After 4 days of success with bananas we moved on to our 2nd food - avocado. She gets 1/4 of the little container with 3 tsp of rice cereal and some milk mixed in.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kenley's First Bites

Kenley will be 4 months old on the 16th and has been showing signs of being ready for some solid foods. She watches us eat and has been waking up more and more to eat during the night among other signs. So this past weekend we gave her a teaspoon of rice cereal and she ate it like a pro. It wasn't even too messy for her first try. Over the next 2 days we increased it to about 3 teaspoons. Today she even tried bananas (homemade with my Baby Bullet) and LOVED them. She now eats solid food twice a day and I think she's a fan. These pictures aren't her very first time because that's a video and it's l-o-n-g.

P.S. I couldn't pick my favorite picture so here's a few.

I think she's excited.

My mom ordered my sister and I each a Baby Bullet a long time ago when she was watching some late night infomercial. I finally busted it out and got it all ready to use. I made bananas last night for the first time and it was super easy (Wyatt can do it next time with me), easy to clean up the parts, and look how cute the little jars are. These are the bananas. They only turned a little brownish over night and looked and tasted fine.

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