well. well. well.
Looks like we have a big one month old on our hands. That’s four whole weeks of baby cuddles, interrupted sleep, and insurmountable laundry. I feel like you’ve been here forever, you just seamlessly fit in…but when I sit down and really think it feels like just yesterday I was emotionally crying over you being stuck in my belly.
Funny what changes in a month.
Your arrival into this world was casual. A sunday stroll after church casual. No matter how hard I tried to walk, spice, foot rub, or salad dressing you out early you refused to budge. And yet, as soon as we arrived at the hospital for your scheduled birthday the contractions started. Your casual attitude followed you outside le womb and you’re fairly laid back despite the wet dog nose sniffs, your well intentioned older sister, and daily dance parties.
Kenz. Kenzie kenz. k.
Kenz is what comes out of our mouths most often. It just feels right to most of us except lex who lovingly has deemed you her “Kenzie kenz”. I’ve reserved “K” for when I’m feeling especially lazy and 4 letters is three too many.
We’ll see what develops as your personality emerges. But so far “mouse” seems most fitting from the animal department because you literally squeak. When you eat, when you sleep, and when you play- baby squeak, squeak, squeak.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT |
We had your one month visit this morning and you are a growing girl! 7lbs 13oz and a smidge less than 21 inches!
We’re getting into a sweet little groove of eat, play, sleep during the day. and at night you’re up for just one middle of the night feeding. which officially makes you awe-to the-some.
You love nothing more than a good snooze via cuddle sesh. It has me jonsing to pull you into bed with us nightly because you promise me 4 hour stretches if we’re “cuddling”. Instead we’re holding fast and strong on the crib front… For at the first half of the night. After your middle of the night eats we play it fast n loose and you sometimes end up back in our room.
Milk. You love yourself a long, lazy nursing sesh. Probably because cuddling seems to be your jam. We toss one bottle at you a day because its my life mission to make sure you’re good at bottles and you handle it like a BOSS.
Cuddles. Lots and lots of cuddles. You’re happiest when being snuggled, or cheek to cheek during playtime.
Voices. So far your favs seem to be mine (duh. you had to hear me yammering on for 9 long months), and your sisters. When your sister starts chatting you go stock still and just listen.
Baths. We put your tub the opposite way over the big tub and you and your sister are already sharing bath-time. Its hard to tell because you’re not exactly smiling to show enthusiasm yet, but you don’t seem to complain. so we’ll throw it in the “loves” category for now.
Diaper changes. You’re not much of a complainer except during diaper changes. I get it, cold air, wet wipes. I don’t blame you sister.
photoshoots. Which i shall change. Its a way of life around here. and i’ll start reading you this book as many times as needed until you shape up.
Happy one month kenz. We love you and your sweet disposition a whole lot. Keep up the growing because I can tell smiles are on the horizon, and just like buddy the elf smiling is my favorite. Just promise me not to grow too fast- because I’m truly appreciating that one person in the house has zero opinion on their wardrobe.