This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How time flies...

Wow, I can't believe my little Kenzie bug is already 2 months old...where does the time go? She is thriving and starting to develop her own little personality. It has been fun watching her come out of her shell and start to explore her world. Her sisters keep the house very lively and most of the time she can sleep through the noise. We are pretty much attached 24/7 and she loves to be held, but I don't mind one bit. I try to run my errands while you nap but Daddy says you wake up screaming for me and "rooting" for milk as soon as I pull out of the drive way, it's like you know I just left the house without you.

Each day during bible time for the girls school you can find us cuddled on the big comfy couch or on the floor as I read. I have become quite proficient at doing things with just one hand, loading or unloading the washer/dryer, teaching the girls, typing on the computer, etc.

We are not on any kind of definite schedule...just following her lead. McKenzie nurses every 2 - 2.5 hours throughout the day and night. Luckily she has just started to figure out that it's not playtime at 2 A.M and usually drifts back to sleep within 10-15 minutes. Getting up every two hours at night is not all that bad. This is the time when we are alone together, just McKenzie and I. I get to smell her sweet baby smell and kiss on her all I want without requests to hold her next. There is no noise, just the stillness of dark; no need for conversation as our eyes speak for us.

I've had a lot on my mind lately so it's the perfect time for prayer. I find myself praying all through the night as I get up. I have lots of things on my list right now: the girls, Mike and his upcoming workup and deployment, friends who are going through rough times in there marriages, family, friends going through pregnancy, safe travels and God Speed for those returning home from deployment. When sleep deprivation catches up with me, I do slide in some prayers for a few more hours of sleep. :-)

Here are McKenzie's stats:

weight: I will update this and the length Friday morning after her well baby check up, she was 6 pounds 5 ounces on Oct. 13th at her surgery follow up.

length: ???

clothing size: newborn

diaper size: newborn

favorite things:

-The PURPLE (soothie) binkie, not the green one or the pink one,P-U-R-P-L-E! and dont try to buy the blue soothie from Mommy's favorite store (Target)to trick me into thinking it's purple... not happening (let's just say we will be driving the 24 miles to Babies R Us this weekend and stocking up on the purple soothie, and who knew she could already see in color):-)

-You LOVE to stand up. We hold you up and your little legs are so strong.

-You can hold your head up without being a "bobble head" as sisters most affectionately call it.

-You like to snuggle all the time and love to pull Mommy's hair, especially at night when I am not moving fast enough to wake up and feed you.

1 comment:

  1. Faith is really growing...holding her head up and looking. she is beautiful wish I could hold her.....Grandma