It’s a cliche for a reason. Time is FLYING …… Kennedy is already 8 months old WHAT. She’s almost been out as long as she was in!
This month involved a flight to Kelowna and if you watched my insta stories (@Jacks1313) you know I was insane nervous. The last flight we took was coming home from PHX when she was 3 months old and it went ok – but just ok (only one meltdown) ………. but I’m happy to report Kennedy was a champ on both the way there and back. We met a super nice girl on the way down that worked with kids so I thanked my lucky stars to be sitting next to her. On the way back haha well Kennedy really liked touching the guy next to us on the arm. Sorry about that. Also – airline cups are the best toy ever. And bottles on the way up and down! For Kennedy – not me (although tempting).
Kelowna was so great. I finally got to see girlfriends I haven’t seen in years. It’s funny how kids do that. You kinda just slow down . Every time I’ve got to Kelowna before it’s always been go go go . Kennedy has forced me to slow down – and let be real – not get day drunk on the beach hahaha. It’ been a good change .
Kennedy LOVES her little kiddie pool – sorry for the excessive photos with her it in haha. Speaking of excessive photos- I used to think it was gross when people posted their spaghetti faced kids on their pages ….. well the other day I snapped one and almost posted it !!!!!!! Every month that Kennedy gets older I become more of a hypocrite. I’m sorry to my mom friends . I just didn’t get it . And I never thought I would . But here I am – in all my hypocrite glory.
EATING. MY . WORDS .
Your kids are the cutest and I hope you post everyday. Moms are proud and kids are cute. How could I have not understood before? *Palm to the forehead*
Reading has gotten big in our house! Dr. Suess, Spot The Dog, Berenstain Bears – she loves it all! I have to admit though – we were late to the reading game. Every time I was hanging out with other moms and they would talk about reading to their kids I would think “ oh yeah….we gotta do that” but then – shocker- I would forget by the time I got home and it would just get lost in the hustle of bedtime.
But now – not anymore – we worked it into bedtime and its crazy to see her get SO excited for Green Eggs and Ham when she really has no idea what the heck is going on.
I’ve been thinking a lot this month about breastfeeding . We’re still doing it but it’s a struggle – with work and Kennedy eating solids – this girls supply is DOWN. You name the herb – I’m taking it haha so far we’re ok – but just ok ……hoping I can hobble along until the year mark .
It’s weird to see Kennedy eating everything now after the intense sessions we had when she first started eating solids hahaha . No more grossed out faces – instead she is like a little bird with her mouth open all the time haha . This girl LOVES all meat – chicken, steak, ground beef, turkey, sausage – ALL of it. It’s so strange now to just cut / blend up what we are eating and give it to her!
Kennedy is still in love with her Dayhome . I feel so lucky with that . I had my first real work dilemma this month too. Kennedy’s dayhome provider let me know that there was a bug going around at the home and despite her constant disinfecting – some kids were still sick. She said it was totally up to us -that Kennedy was welcome but she wanted to let us know because she would feel awful not telling us about the situation. No biggie – kids get sick and these things happen. But that left me SOL for childcare ( Bob was out working).
Mom-ing vs Working.
For some it’s a no brainer but honestly for me – it was hard. Both big responsibilities. Luckily – I made the right choice and stayed home with Kennedy and CISN of course understood ( and even encouraged me to stay home haha thank you). But I’m sure it’s just one of a million situations I’m soon to face like this. I’ll probably look back one day and laugh and think – how was that even a hard decision? OF COURSE you stay home with your child haha but I’m still learning.
Kennedy can now sit up on her own and let me tell you this is a GAME CHANGER! It seems so little but it’s made a huge difference – from bathing to floor play to everything – she is like a tiny human now – not just an onion with eyes haha as Chris Scheetz says.
Lots of babbling going on. I think every mom and dad has the competition of who their kid is going to call out for first – mom or dad haha. Bobby and I are both campaigning hard. But I do think she accidentally said BOB the other day hahaha. Hearing her voice is surreal. You always wonder what your kids are going to sound like, look like & be like. And now here she is right before my eyes . It’s so strange.
We’re kinda feeling like a little family now – one with a schedule that does silly cliche things on weekends and love it. If I knew how great this was gonna be I would’ve done it years ago. But then again I don’t know if I honestly would’ve been ready. It really hit me in Kelowna – normally I would be sad to be missing all my usual things (excessive wineries, sleeping in, way too long beach days and way too late dinners) But it was fine. I loved the early mornings, the kiddie pool and constantly putting on sunscreen. SO WEIRD. But thats how I know I was ready. Also I still managed to fit in ONE Winery…come on!
Kennedy is the single best thing thats ever happened to me. I learn so much about her and myself every day. Next month is a big one – 9 months – I want to do one of those silly photos where it shows me 9 months pregnant and then right beside it a photo of her now 9 months old. ……. what did I tell you. I am a walking CLICHE / INSTA POST. Someone stop me now…Bob is trying ha!