Day 131

Uh oh…we have a TEETHER!!! Instead of ruining her outfit with poop today, she drooled all over it instead. 

Drool stains are now “in”.

I’m a fan though. At least I can leave her in the outfit and not look like a bad mom. Leaving her in shit stained clothes is frowned upon for some reason. 

I’m half terrified, have relieved. At Kensie’s 4 month appointment I asked about taking her off the Zantac. She told me to drop the dose to once a day for 3-4 days then stop it all together if she seemed fine. 

Kensie has been fussier than usual so I assumed it was the medicine since that’s all that changed. Today, her CHOMPING on my fingers made me realize otherwise.  K’s obsession with putting everything in her mouth has been turned up about 6 more notches. She pulls my arm into her while I change her diaper and tries to devour me. She’s no longer “suckling”. She’s like a mini jaws. Lord help me if she does that once the teeth break through. Can we say “bottle fed”?!

Yeah yeah, you’re cute.

I was really excited Kensie kept her situation in her diaper today because I loved her outfit. Also because everytime I hear that dreaded, bubbling noise, she’s usually on some sort of fabric that I don’t want to have to clean. 

Rufflebutt’s newest model.

Day 129 & 130

Oh my little ham! What a weekend. K was suuuuupper fussy on Saturday since she missed both her naps. πŸ™„

“But playing is so much more fun momma!”

It was a rough afternoon for mom and dad since our backs were super sore from 17.1 and the only way Kensie was happy was being held while standing…figures. 

Afternoon chats with dad by the pool!

Sunday was MUCH better! Kens slept 14 hours, got to play in her new jumper when she got up and still took her morning nap.

After she got up, we had a little Sunday Funday down at Lake Eola and Kensington was the absolute BEST! 

“You brought a baby? To a bar?!”

Sunday Funday with Uncle Rob and Aunt Char!

At Kensie’s appointment this week her doctor said we could start feeding her rice cereal to get her used to a spoon before she starts solids at 6 months…..hahahah. Kensie HATED it, but it was solid entertainment for us!

Not the boob, huh? #strugglebus

Daddy’s finger is much better.

Day 128

There’s no mistaking it. She’s my child. Kensie kept pulling my coffee to her so I went with it. When she got it to her mouth she went to TOWN! ​

​​This morning started off promising as miss thing slept great last night and into the morning. I actually got up first because 17.1 destroyed my back and laying down was not comfortable. 

K’s cocoon

I had a ton of work to get done today. It’s like K knows when I have a lot to do and boycotts her naps accordingly. She was great at playing and keeping herself occupied for the most part but she wore me out today!

Since Kensie’s still not been eating long enough, I pumped her a bottle to make sure she got the “fatty milk” in. She held it all by herself!!!

And yes, I still use her Christmas bottle.

KB made up for her sleepless day by napping the entire time I was coaching. The catch? I was wearing her the whole time. 2.5 hours of an almost 15lb nugget hanging from me…I scheduled a massage for tomorrow on the way home. 

Kens put herself to bed in her crib again tonight and I think all 3 of us are more than ready for the weekend!

Our 2nd home…

Day 127

For my fellow CrossFitters: 17.1 is BRUTAL. Kensie sends her support to you all – she obviously loves the dumbbell unlike her momma! 

Kensington had her first meltdown in a long time tonight. Poor babe. She was SO good for me all day while I was crazy busy. 

Chris doesn’t coach Thursday mornings so she got some morning playtime in with daddy!

Daddy makes her so happy!!
Look at me, mom!

I on the other hand do coach on Thursday morning. I stayed after to clean up and get some work done and Kens was such a trooper for me!! She hung out in her chair, napped and played with her elephant. 

Her smiles when she first wakes up are my favorite!

This evening we had to go back up to the gym for the first CrossFit Open viewing party of 2017! I fed Kens when we got home and she ate maybe 3 minutes and REFUSED to eat any more. I pumped the rest in a bottle and packed it. Sure enough, about 45 minutes later as soon as we go to leave she LOSES IT. She screamed the entire drive back to the gym and had red dots all over face from it. πŸ˜” We got there and she chugged her bottle like she’d never eaten before. She fought sleep a little after but eventually passed out and slept while I worked out. 

Such a little handful!

When we got back home she ate for about 10 straight minutes!!! PR!!!!!!!! She had a few “longer” stretches of eating today than she has lately. I have to make sure I don’t do anything to distract her while she’s eating. If I scroll on my phone and a video plays and makes noise, game over. K wants to look around and roll over and see what she’s missing. She’s really taking her FOMO to a new level with this!!! 

I hope she starts eating normally again soon because even though the doctor said it’s fine, it’s stressing this momma out! 

Day 126

This is Kensie taking a selfie. It’s also her trying to eat my phone. 

We had quite the long day and this little girl was such a trooper!! We drove to Jax to visit a friend for a little and we made a quick pit stop to surprise grandma at work. 

Gramma was THRILLED incase that grin doesn’t give it away. What this photo doesn’t show was that Kensie ruined this outfit and had to be changed. πŸ™„ She actually wore a total of 4 outfits today. Maybe that’s part of the reason I am exhausted!

Then we got to spend some time with Aunt Keelin and Bogey! Kensie lovesss puppy dogs so that was the highlight of her visit. That and pooping on her other shirt…

We made it back to the gym this afternoon and KB was giggly and talkative and happy as can be! 

This is her “talking” face. She takes her screaming very seriously.
And this is her “I crack myself up” face.

And somehow, even though she slept in the car the entire way there and back and took a nap at Caitlin’s…she dozed off again at the gym. This child most definitely has my sleeping habits. 

We need our beauty rest!

Day 125

Phew! We made it. Kensington’s 4 month check up went great. Maybe I’m alone on this, but as a mom I always feel like her checkups are an evaluation of how I’m doing. Today, I passed the exam! Haha 

I was worried the doctor may suggest to stop breastfeeding or introduce solids sooner than I wanted to when I told her about K’s short feedings and green poop from not getting enough hindmilk. Since her weight, hydration and temperament were all great, the doctor wasn’t concerned at all. She said keep at it and we can introduce a little rice cereal at night just to get her used to spoon feeding!

Anyways, not only have I kept her alive but she’s super healthy, in the 54th percentile for height and weight, and all of her motor skills are excelling! Homegirl is STRONG. The Pregnant CrossFit must have gotten to her. πŸ˜‰

After her appointment Kensie was super happy all day. She was even laughing in her sleep while I was at the store…I caught the tail end of it!! 

And this is now how Kens watches TV…

Work that core, little lady!
Tonight I fed K in our bed before I put her in her crib. I just washed our sheets so the comforter was bunched up and I laid her on it for a second so I could get up and put her to bed and she passed out! It was too sweet. I didn’t want to move her! 

I guess I’m not too bad at this whole mom thing. Bring on baby 2! 

HAHAHHA just kidding, Chris. Kinda. 

Day 124:K is 4 months old!

All the feels…my baby girl is 4 months old today! She’s so much fun right now – I wish I could freeze time.  

Work that camera, K baby!
I’m excited for her check up tomorrow to find out her length and weight! She just moved into her 3-6mo clothes and is growing like a weed! 

Kensie LOVES to be told she’s cute and gives the biggest smiles when people say “hi” to her! She also wants to eat everythinggggg. I can no longer hold her when I eat because she either tries to grab my food or dive in and eat it herself! 

Kens. Stop eating that.
Who, me?
Okay I’ll eat this one instead.
Kensie loves kisses and attention and has started playing with toys. She reaches for things and grabs them. Her coordination is getting better and if she tries long enough she can get her pacifier in her mouth all by herself! 

She loves sleeping and naps (thank ya Jesus!) and puts herself to bed when I put her in a swaddle! She also loves when momma rocks her to sleep if she’s cranky from being overtired. K is the best shopping buddy and sidekick. I’m so thankful I get to spend each day with my little mini me and watch her grow! 

Morning coaching for mommy means PJs for Kens!

All my mommy friends out there with newborns: it gets easier and better and more fun every, single, day! 

Happy 4 months KB!!! I love you so very much!

Day 123

Guess who discovered their feet?!

So along with the fact that Kensie puts EVERYTHING in her mouth lately, I think it’s safe to say these feet will be next. She grabbed them for the first time this morning then everytime I laid her on her back today it’s been her immediate go to. 

K has still been funny about her eating the last few days. She’s been eating longer than she was but once she stops to be burped she WILL NOT eat off that side again. I have to switch to the other side because she wants it to come out faster – but she isn’t getting enough hind milk (the high fat milk) when she does that and she’s getting the green algae poop again from it. πŸ˜ͺ She just won’t eat. She lays there wiggling, looking around or shoves her fingers in her mouth. Not sure what to do if she keeps this up, other than give her a bottle to make sure she gets it all. K has a check-up Tuesday so I’m hoping the doctor says this is normal or that she stops on her own.  

The only funny part about that is she pooped all over Chris today and it made me laugh way too hard to help him at first. πŸ˜‚ 

“No Jenn, seriously, come here! It’s all over me! Stop laughing! It’s on the couch!!” 

This was her post-bath apology. πŸ˜‚

Kensie took a quick nap this afternoon and woke herself up to this nonsense. 

Not quite where that goes.

We had dinner reservations tonight for a friend’s birthday so Sam came over to watch Kensie. Since she didn’t nap this afternoon, K got pretty cranky around 5:30. She fell asleep before Sam got there at 6 and didn’t wake up the entire time we were gone. 

When we got back I fed her and put her in the magic swaddle in her crib and it was another successful night of putting herself to sleep! 

Day 122

Can this baby girl please stop growing so quickly?! I packed away more of her “too small” clothes today and I feel like they stopped fitting her overnight! 

Kensie had a super sleepy Saturday (just call me Ms. Suess). Not sure if it’s a growth spurt or she just really likes to sleep and finally had some time to relax in the commotion that is our lives! 

Let mom & dad get in a whole morning workout together!

Amanda asked to hang with Kens this afternoon (we have the most amazing friends) just so we could have some free time! We’ve left K multiple times but it’s always been for a “reason”. It was a strange feeling taking a shower, going to lunch and running errands together without our nugget but she loves Miss Amanda and sweet Enzo!

We picked her up this afternoon and she took another nap…

We were supposed to go to dinner so I gave Kensie an early bath and had her play on her mat for a bit while I did some things around the house. She got fussy pretty quickly so I put her in her chair thinking she’d watch TV. 5 minutes later she put herself to bed!

…those PJs were too big on her last week. 😩

Day 121

Welp, I spoke too soon. It was definitely a phase and miss thing was back in full force on that chug life today. 

Little miss also slept until 9am!!! She’s been waking up between 6-7 each day lately so it was a wonderful surprise. She slept amazing in her swaddle last night. I’m hoping it wasn’t just luck. 

Snug life!

KB had a great Friday full of friends! We met Casey, Riley and Harper at Starbucks and spent the morning doing a little shopping! We were slackers and didn’t take a picture. K had on one of my favorite outfits today then right before we left she ruined it with poo and we had to change. πŸ™„ She was eating and I knew she went but it sounded small and harmless. When I went to burp her, her back was wet. Thanks girlfriend. I’ll spare sharing the picture with you guys today. 

This afternoon we got to meet baby Kynslee! Both the little ladies slept while the mommas got to chat and soak in baby snuggles. 

After a full day, this little one didn’t even wake back up to be put in her car seat to leave the gym. Loves her sleep just like momma!