Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy 2 Weeks, Kendall Ivory!

It's hard to believe this little one is 2 weeks old already....

It feels like just yesterday we were in the hospital with her! She had her 2 week doctor's appointment yesterday, and is back to birth weight and has grown half an inch in length. She started going through what we believe to be her 2 week growth spurt yesterday though, so I'm interested to see how much she has gained in a couple of days when she gets weighed again! 

Kendall is adjusting very well to our crazy, loud, loving family. She is a very easy going baby. She looks like her big sister and older brother Mason, but has Connor's personality for the most part because she is pretty relaxed as long as her needs are met when she wants them met, which isn't hard to do.

She gets a combination of breast milk and formula, because that's just what works easiest for us and our family, and she gets the best of both worlds, really. I enjoy our nursing moments together, but also enjoy that daddy can help more and give her feedings as well, so I have some time for the older kids or just to sit and relax for a few minutes which is rare these days. ;)

The older kids are still very much in love with their little sister! They are always asking where she is, what's she doing, and wanting to hug her, kiss her, talk to her, and hold her. 

At night, Kendall sleeps with hubs and me. I never thought I would be a co sleeping parent. We hardly ever did it with the twins. On the rare times that we did, it was in the very early weeks and months and it was the rare nights that they had a hard time getting back to sleep after a feeding or something. With Mason, he slept with us for 4 months because I was nursing and bottle feeding him, but it was easiest to nurse him at night and I would nurse him laying down in bed, so I could catch some sleep while he nursed. With Kendall, she gets bottles at night but I just want her close to me for some reason. I love snuggling with her and having her with me every second, and I want to soak that up as much as I can this time around, since it's the last time.

Kendall's umbilical stump fell off at a week old, so she had her first real bath since her birth, and she seemed to enjoy it!

She gets a bath every night now, followed by her bottle and then she usually passes out right after that. 

She slept through the night for the first time last Monday! It was just a random thing because it hasn't happened again since then, but it was still amazing! She fell asleep around 9:30 and never woke up until 5 or 5:30 the next morning, and I usually get up for the day at that time anyway, so it was so nice!

We have yet to make it to the beach for her first time, but it's been difficult with the rainy days we have been having here! Soon, though! I can't wait to get her in her teeny bathing suit and dip her little toes in the water!

I still can't believe how blessed we are to have such a beautiful, amazing family. Kendall is an amazing addition to our family and we are beyond thankful to God for blessing us with the children He has, and giving us such an amazing opportunity to parent these amazing, beautiful children of ours.

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