Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1 Month

Mckinley Grace

It has taken me a week to even write this post and I think I could add to it ever day. You have already changed so much since we first met 4 weeks ago today. It is such a strange feeling because it feels like you have always been here, but it feels like it was just yesterday I was still pregnant and wondering when you would finally arrive. I feel like I already know every little thing about you and every inch of you. It could be because I can't get enough of you and I love to kiss every little inch of you especially your sweet feet and that belly.

You are such a busy little lady which is no surprise because you are my child. Daddy and I sit around like dopes just staring at you and freaking out about every little cute think you do. We also try to decide who you look like more. I think you have my nose, mouth, and ears and I think you have daddy's eyes, hair, and face shape.

I feel like we already have a little routine going and now that we have successfully taken to the bottle daddy gets to hang with you at night and do a little daddy Kinley bonding and mommy gets a little extra sleep time. We haven't ventured out of the house a ton, but we have gone a few places like dinner and a few shopping trips and if you are  asleep it goes pretty smoothly. That was not the case in Target the other day, but we will keep working on that. You have also finally given in to the power of the paci at little more. At first you HATED it and would scream and literally throw it out of your mouth. You also finally fit into anything other then newborn clothes which makes our outfit choices even more fun, but we are sad we can't wear any of the precious outfits Nonni got us.

We are still working on sleeping at night, but we are still doing pretty good as long as you will stay in your swaddle and not Houdini yourself out of it. You love being all wrapped up and snuggled, but you love trying to break out even more even though you can't sleep with your hands all willy nilly.
I am not going to lie, but I love that 99% you don't want anything or anyone, but me. I love that only I hold the source of  food and comfort for you and like I told Daddy God has given me this one pleasure because in a few years you will be a daddy's girl who wants nothing to do with me so for now I am totally and completely ok with being your end all be all.

Daddy and I had our first "night" out and I wasn't sure how we were going to do. We dropped you off with off with Nonni and Car Car, taught them how to use your diapers and  bottles and set off to a wedding shower. I was glad to be out of the house, but  your daddy and I missed you like crazy and were so ready to get back to you and take you home so we could snuggle without having to give you up to anyone else. I am looking forward to getting out of the house more, but I plan on taking you with me and spending as much time together as i possibly can before I have to go back to work. We still have to work on the whole freaking out when we are out somewhere, but we will get there.

You are a fantastic eater and you have already gotten so big from the peanut we brought home. My favorite time of day is when we snuggle and you eat and I play with your hair and rub your back. I love watching your eyes look at me and take everything in around you. You are so ready to get going and see everything there is to see, but mama is ready for you to stay little forever.

I am not sure if you like them or not, but Mama and Daddy are loving your cloth diapers. I don't think you really like any diapers because you despise being wet or dirty and even when we had to use the yucky disposable diapers while we were in between sizes of our cloth diapers you would scream the second you peed. This makes for more diaper changes, but we would probably need to do this anyways since your diapers don't have all those chemicals that pull the wetness away which means you can feel it right away. We are praying this makes life easier in the future and we are hoping you will want to start potty training earlier and it will be easier since you don't like to feel wet. Our gdiapers are the favorite so far. They work just like a regular diaper and they are so easy to clean. We are slowly starting to use the Best Bottoms, but they are a bit bulky when they are snapped up to the smallest size so they are our backup diaper and they will be our daycare diaper since they are easier to change the liner.

I can't wait to see what the future holds for our little family and I can't wait to learn even more about you. You can't imagine how you have made our lives even better. Your daddy and I thought we have it good, but we never knew it could be this good. So for now we will enjoy every second of it and we promise to try to remember every little detail before we let is pass us by.

Mckinley Grace stay sweet and remember we may not know what we are doing and we may be making it up as we go, but we love more then anything and we are trying our best everyday.

1 Month Milestones
Weight almost 9 lbs.
Length almost 20 inches
Cloth diapers
Sleeping in your own bed
First bottle
First bath which you now love and is a huge part of our bedtime routine
First outing to Target
First dinner out
First time away for Mama and Daddy
You finally took the paci
You gained 3 oz. from birth to 1 week (my little piggy) and I am sure you have gained even more
You have finally outgrown most of your newborn clothes
You hate being wet
You LOVE nursing
You sneeze more then anyone I know but they are the cutest sneezes ever
You don't particularly care for the carseat, but you pass out once we start driving
You are taking in everything with those beautiful eyes
Your hair is still blond, but everyone thinks it looks red (Mama and Daddy don't see it), and it looks brown when it is dirty
You love being rocked to sleep in Mam's arms or in your bouncer and you like a good vigirous rock
Mckinley's 102 year old Great Great Aunt Dolly

Mama's Favorite Thing To Do

First Night In Her Big Girl Bed.
This Position Didn't Last Long Because She Wasn't Swaddled.

Trying To Get A Good Picture Of Her Blond Hair

First Target Trip

Loving Her Daddy And The Bottle

Looking Like A Big Girl

She Moves A Lot In Her Sleep Hence The Bow In The Eye

Team Doyle

First Cloth Diapers

Mama's First Drink

Sweet Daddy Kisses

Daddy Mckinley Time

Fluffy Butt

First Daddy Bath. He Did A Great Job


Anonymous said...

She's adorable! Was just stopping by to see how you are liking the gdiapers? Are you using cloth inserts or disposable? My husband and I are debating on whether to invest in them or not.

Roxanne said...

We use the gdiaper insert and then I have some newborn prefolds I fold up and put in there. Brent really likes them too. We also have some best bottoms but thet are a bit bulky snapped up to the smallest size but we still use them. We LOVE our g's!I bought every single G one used on I got the BB from