Sunday, January 24, 2010

Back to reality...

Well, I am officially back in Alabama from my 10 day vacation to Atlanta. What a great time Kennady & I had! We stayed with Chad's cousins, Lisa & Jeff, and their 2 little girls, Emma (5) & Landry (4). They are very precious, sassy little things and so much fun to be around. Lisa & Jeff were awesome too, seeing as they have extensive training in child-rearing and newborn baby care, meaning that I actually got to take a break here and there. There is only so much baby holding you can do before every muscle in your arm, shoulder, and back is in pain and seeking relief. It was nice to hand her off once in a while. Plus, they got to enjoy some baby snuggles of their own, and who doesn't want that?! :)

While we were there, we did a lot of fun stuff. Most of it was done with just Lisa, Kennady, & I, seeing as how Jeff works during the day and the girls are in preschool. Landry's 4th birthday was this past Monday, so they had a Sweet & Sassy party for her at the cutest little girl's salon I've ever seen. They do hair, manis & pedis, makeup, Princess dress-up, all with a little runway for them to show off their look. About 12 little princesses had a great time at the party...and the cupcakes were yummy! :) We ended last weekend by going to see the play Annie at the Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta. It was sooo good and those little girls are so stinkin' talented. I had little miss Landry on my lap the whole time, so we had fun. From the popcorn eating, to the Sprite sipping, to the sing-alongs, we really enjoyed ourselves. We spent the rest of the week shopping at the outlets, tearing up the mall, at another kid's birthday party, doing Zumba, eating Mexican food, playing Uno, walking through Ikea, & playing with the kiddos. It was a great time and a much-needed break away from this place in Alabama.

Lisa & Jeff are so awesome that they provided me with my first night's sleep without Kennady since she was born. They watched her and fed her through the night so that I could have an uninterrupted night's sleep and it was awesome. Of course, I still woke up quite a few times throughout the night (because that's what mommies do), but it was still great to REST. They did it for us again when Chad got there & we both slept like little babies. It was fabulous and they are AWESOME.

Good Kennady news: She has officially slept through the night for 3 nights in a row. It started with 8 straight hours Thursday night, then 8 1/2 Friday night, then 9 1/2 Saturday night, and what a blessing that is! We are so proud of her and are really hoping that since it's been 3 nights in a row that it's not a fluke. Ha. We shall see if this good fortune continues! She is such a wonderful and sweet baby. We love playing with her throughout the day and hearing her sweet little coos. She has started to smile a bit more & stays awake better throughout the day (unless it's rainy, she likes to drift in and out a lot...kinda like her mommy ;)). Her hair is becoming more noticeable and looks like it might be a light brown color. It's all still baby hair though, so there's no telling! Her neck is so strong and she likes to stand up a lot. She is ticklish on her tummy and her feet & doesn't like the lights to be on after 11:00pm when she is tired. She likes to takes warmer baths and hates to be naked. She has her favorite pacifier and will tell us when she wants it or when she drops it and needs it back. What a sweet and beautiful blessing she is.

Well, I guess that's it for now. I will try to upload a video of one of our latest 'talks'. :) Hope everyone had a great weekend! :)

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