October 19, 2010

in love

seriously. i'm in love. kinley is waaaaaaay better dressed than her mummy. i can't resist!

October 13, 2010

PPD

this video says it all. it's in tribute to my best friend who is currently suffering from a very serious case of PPD. her little one was born 5 days after kinley and she's currently been in and out of hospital for the past 13 weeks (you may recall i asked you to pray). so please, keep praying! in the meantime, check out the video her sister created.

October 11, 2010

happy anniversary

happy 2nd anniversary to a wonderful husband! so much has happened in 2 short years.
we bought a dog
we bought a house
we had a baby
wow....but the best part is learning, growing and loving eachother more and more.
i am so excited for a lifetime of many more anniversaries!



October 9, 2010

happy thanksgiving!

to all my fellow Canadian friends out there ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
may you have a blessed time spent in fellowship with friends and family.
enjoy your turkey, pumpkin pie and all the other fixin's.

i am so thankful for my wonderful husband (and on thanksgiving monday is our 2 year anniversary!) but this year, i am so so so thankful for our wonderful daughter Kinley. i couldn't be more blessed with such a happy, healthy little girl.

"in your plenty, do not forget the Lord your God"
Deuteronomy 8:11

October 7, 2010

we told her this would happen....

ok ok before you go hating on me please know this wasn't planned and i am not a bad mother! i was cooking dinner in the kitchen and we were going to have some wine. j was holding kinley and placed her down on her tummy on the counter. she was all smiles and looking around and then all of a sudden let out a little yawn and just snuggled her head right down. first i thought it was just so cute, then i noticed the wine bottle beside her and totally cracked up. i couldn't resist taking a picture!

October 6, 2010

winner!

i never win anything! but i won something today! on a whim i posted a comment on cotton babies blog stating how much i loved their new bumgenius artist series diaper.
that got me the golden ticket to winning one! i am so excited. we have quite the stash of bumgenius diapers, and while the colours are pretty and cute, the bold print of this diaper just makes it way too fun (plus i won it!)

October 4, 2010

sleepy little monkey at 4 months

kinley after her 4 month shots! they went much much better than the 2 month shots did. she was cranky and sleepy (normal) but there was no blood in her poop and her little legs were not hot, red and swollen like before (not normal).
she weighed in at 12lbs 6oz (25th percentile for weight) and 25inches long (25th percentile for height). she's growing and happy and healthy, meeting all the milestones she should be!

another milestone that we've made around here is sleep! now she's always been sleeping through the night (10 to 12 hours) since she was 6 weeks old...yep i'm lucky, i know. BUT what she wasn't doing was napping for more than 20 minutes at a time and she also could not go to sleep without using me as her pacifier!
she still won't take a paci, but she WILL go to sleep on her own. i will nurse her until she's sleepy, so she gets a good feeding in but then i can lay her in her crib and walk away. i was completely ready for a big crying session and having to bite my nails and listen to her cry it out. however, she surprised both J and i and whimpered a bit, then "talked" a little bit (which was hilarious to listen to) and drifted off into dreamland. i couldn't believe how easy it was. i'm scared to have another, surely they aren't all this perfect?! we also now have scheduled nap times, and it's like a new baby! she goes down to bed at 8pm and sleeps until 8am. then we play on the playmat and in her jumper, maybe read some books together. around 11 she goes down for a nap until 12:30 or 1. then she's happy and wide awake until 4 ~ she doesn't even get cranky until very close to 4. we then put her down for an hour nap from 4 until 5 and she's up and ready to go until 8 when it's bedtime. i know it's better for her to have such a concrete schedule, because she's a much happier baby (as opposed to being very cranky after an hour or so and then taking a 20 minute snooze), and i'm a much happier mummy, and the predictability is just much easier to work with! it's hard to believe that in a few short weeks she will be 5 months old, where does the time go? i'm happy to say that i am still successfully nursing 100% and there are still no issues. it is truly such a blessing to have had such a smooth ride, God is so good!