Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kendall is 3 Months Old!

    Kendall Paige, You are three months old! 

    Your personality has really shone through this month.  You smile so much now.   And you are one relaxed, calm chick!

     We finally have our scheduled worked out.  Momma is loving her some BabyWise!  You are on a three hour schedule.  As soon as you wake up you eat and  have 1 1/2 hour of wake time, followed by 1 1/2 hour nap.  You wake up anywhere from 5:30 to 7:30AM and go to bed for the night anywhere between 8PM and 9:30PM.  Our goal is to get that more consistent this next month.   

    Speaking of eating, you are a nursing pro.  It was so worth the two months it took us to get here.  Momma still gives you a few ounces of formula from a bottle each night but in all reality could probably cut that out.  

    Laying you down for naps has gotten so much easier.  You still love to be swaddled.  We also have a new sound machine that helps.  You tend to wake up a little early from naps especially late in the afternoon.

   Your big accomplishment this month has been rolling over.  You did this at 9 weeks old.  Momma and you were both shocked the first time.  To be honest, momma thought it was an accident and wouldn't happen again.  The next day you showed her!  You were a rolling over maniac!  Now you only do it occasionally.  I guess you have to be in the right mood.  

   You are in size one diapers, but momma is thinking this may be our last box of those.  You have outgrown your 3 month clothes.  You can still wear a few things that are 3 to 6 months but you are mostly sporting 6 month clothes or larger!

   This past weekend we took you for 3 month pictures in a studio setting.  Momma is so excited to get those back.  

    I said last month that you were fussy in the afternoons.  Most of that has gone away!  Yay for you!

    You are growing so much!   I'm curious how long you will be at your 4 month appointment.  You have about outgrown the kitchen sink for baths and your bassinet for sleep.  Momma knows it's time for the bath tub and your crib...but she's dragging her feet on both!

    Tummy time has gotten better.  After weeks of doing short 5 minutes sessions several times a day, you will lay for around 15 minutes now.  Your feet are moving the whole time.  As soon as you figure out how to dig your toes in, we are in trouble!

   During your awake time we read books together, sing, talk, play with toys (although you are not doing a lot of playing yet), have tummy time, mat time, and just this week you have started using your jumperoo.  It has a higher back that supports your neck.   You can't totally reach the toys on it but you are eye balling them!

    You consistently have your hands in your mouth.  I'm worried you are gonna discover your thumb and think it's tasty.  You are also blowing a lot of spit bubbles now.

   Our days are spent staring at you and trying to make you laugh.  But there's nothing else we'd rather be doing! 

    Watch you grow!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Our Weekend

We've had a pretty low key weekend....just the way I like it!


   Michael was off Friday.  We hung around the house most of the day.  I declared it my lazy day!  I didn't do much other than feed Kendall.  It's nice to have a day off  every once and awhile.  That evening mom called and we met her and Wendell at Cracker Barrel.  Kendall batted her eyes at Meme and scored a new headband for the 4th of July.  It's never too early to start planning outfits.  :)

   Saturday was another around the house day, only not so lazy.  I did most of my house cleaning.   I miss the days where I could get all the cleaning done in one day.  That girl of mine was anti-nap yesterday.  She was wearing me down!  I will say I'm able to get more done during the week now that I'm home all day.  Although, as I just flopped down in my chair, I commented how I think the house is messier now than before I cleaned...but that's Sundays for you!

     Today was a normal Sunday.  My Kendall alarm woke me up at 5:30AM so I just decided to stay up.  I was able to feed her twice, iron clothes for all three of us, give her a bath, get myself ready, make chocolate chip muffins from scratch (so easy and yummy!), and get lunch going in the crock pot.  I normally don't get near that much accomplished on Sunday Mornings.  

    We had a good morning service at church, and came home to enjoy lunch.

    This afternoon I took Kendall out twice to take some outdoor pictures.  She was in a serious mood...no smiles.  :)  But We still got a few keepers. 

    We managed to fit in a Sunday Afternoon nap.   Well I think Michael got a little nap, Kendall and I played the try-to-sleep-while-holding-the-paci-in-the-baby's-mouth-game.  Not so fun.  And the baby won!


      Then it was back to church for the evening service.  The most stressful part of the weekend was spilling my sonic sweet tea all over Kendall's white sweater and the cabinets and floor.  Not much of a glamorous weekend.  But it was perfect for our little family!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Granny Ruppe

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 


     I am thankful for a godly heritage.  Yesterday at the hospital granny kept saying she wanted to go home.  Papaw asked her if she wanted him to talk to the doctors about taking her to the house, and she said no, her heavenly home.

  I am so glad that Granny got to meet Kendall.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine

We are so excited that our little girl is starting to grin on purpose.  These smiles make our day.   She is a huge blessing to us.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Easter 2013

    Our Easter was low key.  We got Subway with Papaw and then spent a quiet afternoon at home in between church services.

 I hope these guys are friends for a long time.