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Catching up with time

It's been nine whole weeks since Kenlee was born. Someone please slow down the time!

I can't believe she's already two months old, and I'm already back to work. I kept telling myself when I was home that I really wanted to blog more often, so that I could look back and remember what life was like with her as a newborn.

Well, life with a newborn is way too busy to remember to blog!

Here's a few memories I want to keep:

• She is definitely daddy's little girl. Kyle is the best father ever, and he loves spending time with Kenlee. She looks so muck like him, and it melts my heart when he is holding her and it's like he's looking in a tiny mirror. I love when I hear him singing to her (Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and even Ke$ha) to calm her down or when I come into the living room to find her asleep on his chest.

• Breast-feeding is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding things I've ever done. Someday the topic will get its own post. But for now, I want to remember that even though I almost broke down about three weeks in, Kenlee and I worked really hard to keep going and she's never once had anything to eat but breast milk. And I'm gonna work damn hard to keep it that way for a while.

• Kenlee outgrew her newborn clothes right around three weeks, and I cried as I packed them away. I can't believe she is getting so big! At her two month checkup yesterday, she weighed 10 pounds, 10 ounces (50th percentile for those who care). Her 0-3 month clothes still fit, but I have a feeling it won't be long til I pack those away as well.

• My baby "talks" already! It started out with a few smiles and giggles, but now we'll get a good five minutes of jabbering and cooing from her. Grandma Connie can't get over how little she is and already talking — neither can I!

• I loved having eight whole weeks with my little girl, and I really broke down as the time for me to return to work drew near. However, after one whole week I can definitely say we'll be ok! I am actually enjoying my time at work as I get to have some adult interaction. Also, I'm training for my new job as editor (squeeeee!), so I am really motivated to do my best. I just keep telling myself that I am providing so much for her, and it makes our time together that much sweeter.

• I really am starting to feel like a mother. When I was pregnant, I was really terrified that those "instincts" wouldn't kick like everyone said. Thankfully, they arrived full force. I am definitely a "momma bear" and I feel like I am really starting to "know" my baby. We have a bond that will never be broken, and it gives me a strange, wonderful new confidence in life.


  1. This is delightful and don't be hard on yourself for not blogging earlier. You had more important work. this will still capture what you have experienced.

    And EDITOR????? I wondered what they were going to do. You will be super!!

    Cherish each moment of Kenlee. Our twin boys arrived in about 2 weeks. can't wait to hold them


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