Day 432

I feel like the photos I have of Kensie today are so deceiving of her actual attitude. Holy grouch!

Brief moment of non-grouchiness.

She did have some sweet moments of redemption, but the breakdowns and crankiness in between were less than enjoyable.

I DID get a “blow a kiss” video (finally). She’s changed it up some from her original method. She can make the kiss sound without her finger now so she’s combined them. πŸ˜‚

Either she just woke up on the wrong side of the crib and it was one of those days (we’ve all been there, girl, I’ll let it slide), or the molars are breaking through and making her miserable.

Because table tops and sugar are fun.

KB took a short morning nap and woke up crying. The crying proceeded for the next 10 minutes off and on combined with a sassy ass attitude. She didn’t want me to hold her. Or not hold her. Or give her a bottle. Or take it away. Or let her sit on the couch. Or let her get off the couch. Nothing. Made. Her. Happy.

I laid her back down because my conclusion was she needed to go back to sleep and try again. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ She settled down some and laid there for a while. It was a little better after round 2.

Post-breakdown. At least I got some sweet cuddles out of it.

We got out of the house for a bit to have lunch with Titi and Aunt Emmy. KB was happy as long as she got to do what she wanted (shocker), like sit on the table and empty the sugar container. (See photos above). It was that, let her walk around barefoot, or listen to her scream. One of those “choose your battles” moments. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Crank came back home and took another short nap. She woke up a little less grouchy, but still dramatic.

She spent the rest of the day/evening with Daddy while I coached. He said she was completely fine and happy the whole time. πŸ™„ Thanks kid.

I promise this smile wasn’t a common thing today.

Oh. And in case you’re wondering, the potty is a hit.

Great new toy. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Day 431

Look. What. I. Found!!!

I posted about this a while back when I weaned KB and her diaper started to smell like death and said I was going to get it to give it a shot. When I went back to get it, it was gone. Today, it was back!

Never thought I would find a toilet to be β€œcute” πŸ˜‚

Kensie is in the “copy everything” stage, so, why not take advantage of it? She can communicate most things she wants to through sign language already; I have faith that going potty can be one of them!

I know she’s young, blah blah blah…but I was also told she wouldn’t pick up sign language until around 12 months and she started using them around 8/9 – so I’m going to live in my dream land of her being potty trained early. 😜

Anyways, enough potty talk. A miracle happened today. (No, she didn’t use the potty). KB took a 2.5 hour afternoon nap!! K usually takes a long morning nap. Afternoon naps are an hour or so, at most. Granted some days I have to interrupt her nap to wake her up for the gym.

This kid has the good life. Sign me up.

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s coached my classes for me this afternoon so I could workout and so I wouldn't have to wake her and rush up there. What a perfect day for that! I've had a TON of work to get done before this weekend and I was able to avoid having to stay up until 2am to do it since KB decided she needed some extra beauty rest.

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ie is teething HARD right now. Her molars are all swollen but haven't broken through. She took my hand and tried to gnaw on it this morning and she was extra cuddly all day.I’m praying this round of teething doesn’t screw up her sleeping AGAIN. It seems like every time this has happened, it’s messed her up and had her waking up at all hours of the night. She’s been such a champ since our one night of miserable sleep training and always sleeps 11-12 hours straight now. (knock on wood!!!) The last 2 nights she’s woken up around 11 crying. I give her Motrin and she goes right back to sleep. Tonight I remembered to be proactive and gave it to her before she fell asleep. Here’s hoping I dodged that bullet!

Day 430

I’m not sure where to even start this post since the 12 Days of Kmas has ended! 😜 It’s been a crazy, busy but fun month and KB gets more awesome every single day; in my unbiased opinion, anyway.

Kens has a few new favorites and habits since I last updated her blog with actual details. She had quite the exciting Christmas and the new toys have all been a hit so far! Her daily go-to has been her phone, stroller and kitchen! Well, the utensils that are stored in her kitchen anyway.

KB has also started this new thing with carrying a blanket around the house. Her blankets are rolled up in a basket that’s on a bottom shelf in her room. We haven’t used them in months. This last week shares started taking one out and walking around with it.

I also created what I feel is a GREAT habit. πŸ˜‰ Kensie is allllwaaayssss go, go, go. If she’s not napping or extremely tired, she’s moving. She has very little interest in TV and/or sitting still. I’ve been trying to get her to lay in bed with me in the morning for a little and watch TV and drink her bottle so I can process the task that is getting out of bed. Today, she pointed at the bed. I sat her down. And she asked for her bottle. BOOM!!! Oh, and she likes Elmo’s World. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Christmas morning snuggles with Daddy! (Sorry about the flash, girlfriend)

While some things change, others remain the same. KB still loves hugging babies.

She just kept hugging her. Every 5 seconds. πŸ˜‚

She’s also still the world’s pickiest eater. Santa did not bring her an appetite. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Oh!! And today K rocked her first pony tail!!! She’s been able to do pigtails for a little while now, but today she had a “full” pony. πŸ˜‚ My very own Pebbles.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!

Day 428: 12/12 Days of Kmas

On the 12th day of Kmas my true love gave to me, a wrapped up KB,

Baby Santa Dancing,

Reindeer just chillin,

One stocking stuffer,

Mistletoe a hanging,

A who named Cindy lou,

One grinch a squealing,

AAAA CHRISTMAS TREEEE!!

Heart candy canes,

A gingerbread to eat,

Butt ornaments

…and a Snowman that looks like KB!

Thanks for following our year and Merry Christmas from The Halls!!!

Day 427: 11/12 Days of Kmas

On the 11th day of Kmas my true love gave to me, Baby Santa Dancing,

Reindeer just chillin,

One Stocking Stuffer,

Mistletoe a hanging,

A who named Cindy lou,

One grinch a squealing,

AAAA CHRISTMAS TREEEE!!!

Heart candy canes,

A gingerbread to eat,

Butt ornaments

…and a snowman that looks like KB!!!

Day 426: 10/12 Days of Kmas

On the 10th day of Kmas my true love gave to me, reindeer just chillin,

One stocking stuffer,

Mistletoe a hanging,

A who named Cindy lou,

One grinch a squealing,

AAAA CHRISTMAS TREEEE!!

Heart candy canes,

A gingerbread to eat,

Butt ornaments

…and a snowman that looks like KB!

Day 425: 9/12 Days of Kmas

On the 9th day of Kmas my true love gave to me One Stocking Stuffer,

Mistletoe a hanging,

A who named Cindy Lou,

One grinch a squealing,

AAAA CHRISTMAS TREEEE!!

Heart candy canes,

A gingerbread to eat,

Butt ornaments,

…and a snowman that looks like KB!