Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Photo Shoot

I decided it would be fun to stage a little photo shoot to mark Kinley's 3 month birthday!  My sweet friend Mandy let me borrow her AMAZING camera, wow a great camera makes a BIG difference.  Her lens automatically makes the foreground in focus while everything in the back is blurry.  I'm totally naive and that may be a common thing with good cameras, but for me it was very cool!  Next time I just need to hope for a sunnier day and work on finding new fun poses = ).  


3 Months Old

Wow our baby girl is 3 months old!  Here's some updates and pictures of course = )

Kinley now smiles everytime she sees us especially when she's waking up in the morning and always after she's eaten.  She's making lots of fun noises now too.  She continues to love fans and is now using her hands a lot to grab our hands when we hold them in front of her.  She's always got a fist in her mouth, but hasn't managed to just get the thumb in there...nope it's the whole fist!  She's a GREAT sleeper (is happy to lay in her bed even when she's still awake).  We still swaddle her for naps and at nighttime with the miracle blanket (that thing REALLY is a miracle!!). 

Great news, she now LOVES to sit in her swing and is content to play by herself on her mat, in her crib looking at the mobile, or in the swing.  I can run around and get lots more done now when she's awake.

Milestones in the last month:

  • Uses her hands to grab our fingers and pull them to her
  • She's started to use some different cries...I can tell hungry from sleepy from I just want your attention!
  • First full night of sleep 1/25 (but has only been repeated about 4 times since)
  • Grew out of 0-3 month clothes...our girl is getting big!  
  • Holds her head up and is pretty steady
  • Pushes up with arms straightened and will hang out there for several minutes now before screaming =)
  • Loves finding new things and giving them a BIG grin (like the fans, bright lights, her mobile) 
**With Valentine's Day I just couldn't resist taking this month's pictures in her red & white tutu...and only that!!!  

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Daddy's Girl

This just makes my heart happy!

Precious baby girl!  I am so thankful that you will grow up knowing that you are deeply loved by your daddy!  I'm thankful for how profoundly that has impacted my life and look forward to watching you walk in the confidence that you are loved by an earthly father and I pray you will recognize how that love reflects such a bigger love from your Heavenly Father!