Thursday, January 12, 2012

McKenna - 7 Months

Every month with McKenna is so much fun!

  • She loved bathtime!
  • Chatterbox!!!
  • Wears a size 2 diaper and 3-6 month clothing.
  • Addison and McKenna are really starting to interact and play together.
  • Went to the Beach.
  • Started holding the bottle on her own, but still prefers for me to hold it.
  • Sleeps through the night, 12+ hours. Takes two naps.
  • She is such a happy, loving baby.
  • Can stand up holding on to the coffee table for a few minutes (not pulling up).
  • No separation anxiety.
  • Loves to look out when being held.
  • She loves her big sister!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Computer Virus

Ha, I sort of am laughing at my last post saying I was going to blog more this year and then have not posted anything since. I actually have a good excuse! I have had 3 nasty computer viruses in the past 3 weeks. These were the first viruses I have ever had! I have heard about the horror computer viruses can cause, and I can agree after experiencing it first hand. Turns out my anti-virus was turned off, not sure how I did that since I did not even know I had anti-virus software, ha. Thankfully my husband owns a computer company ( and was able to fix all the damage (even though he was not pleased having to spend hours on my computer when he got home from work). If you are struck down with a computer virus, please call Austin Area Computers at 524-9089 or e-mail Now... back to blogging!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Guess what one of my 2012 goals is????

TO START BLOGGING AGAIN!!! 2011 was an AWFUL year of blogging, McKenna is now 12 months and my last blog post was when she was 6 months. I think I was already behind when I did that post, ha. I am committing January to backwards blogging to catch everything up and will hopefully keep up with everything throughout the year. I have not done the girls baby books, so the blog is the only way to look back at everything. Thankfully I write everything down! Sometimes I struggle with the blog because it is all about our family and our girls. One of my goals to include is more blogs about my faith, fun things to do and recipes. Happy 2012!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

  • We started cereal, she loves it! We also have given her sweet potato, apple sauce, mashed banana and butternut squash. She is a champion eater!
  • Takes 5, 4-5 Ounce bottles a day.
  • Sits without support.
  • Passes toys from hand to hand.
  • Can successfully put her pacifier in her mouth.
  • Jabbers and does lots of happy screams!
  • Wears size 2 diaper, 3-6 month clothing Hair finally fell and looks more normal.
  • I still cannot believe how much hair she has, we can do things to her hair that we could not do with Addison until she was well over a year.
  • Still no teeth and no sign of them coming soon.
  • She loves to chew, but what baby doesn't at this age.
  • Loves bath time! She kicks, splashes and squeals!
  • Loves her exersaucer, jumparoo and play mat.
  • No sleep issues!

I took McKenna for her 6 month well check, everything went well. They only thing I need to work with her more is rolling back to tummy. She had no issues with her shots, such a big girl! Here are her stats: Weight: 15 pounds, 2 ounces (30th percentile) Height: 25.5 inches (60th percentile) Head Circumference: 43cm (75th percentile) Her weight dropped off a little bit, but Dr. Sperling was not too worried. She has a big head, you only really notice it when you try and put a hat on her head. I think it is funny that her head is only 4cm smaller than Addison's and they are 17 months apart. Now that McKenna is older and is doing more than eating and sleeping, I have to be careful not to compare her milestones with Addison. There are some that Addison was doing that McKenna is not, which bothers me, but I am trying to remember that all children develop at a different pace. McKenna is not "behind" in anything.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Comforting and Not So Comforting

I have to say that Addison is such a sweet big sister. I have had very little issues with jealousy, fighting, etc. Recently I have noticed that Addison comforts McKenna one of two ways when she is fussing. She either tries to calm her by patting her back, rubbing her head, giving her a hug or kiss and getting a pacifier. OR she screams "STOP MCKENNA", ha. Here is a video displaying both! (After watching the video I realized that she hit McKenna a little hard, we will be focusing on gentle touch now as well)

Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace ; and the God of love and peace will be with you." 2 Corinthians 13:11

Monday, July 25, 2011

McKenna - 5 Months

  • Loves playing with her hands and feet
  • Rolls over stomach to back
  • Turns toward sounds and when we call her name
  • Loves playing in the exersaucer, jumparoo and playmat
  • Started scooting
  • Can sit 1-3 minutes
  • Sleeps through the night
  • Takes two naps a day and sometimes a cat nap mid-morning
  • Take 5 4-5 ounce bottles
  • Starting to put everything in her mouth
  • Lots of vowel sounding baby babble
  • Wears a size 1-2 diaper and 3-6 month clothing (some 0-3 month still fits though)
Mckenna is such a happy, easy baby! Love her crazy hair!