February 28, 2011

Amazon Mom - You NEED to know about this!

For all the moms out there, you definitely need to read this blog. I stumbled across Amazon Mom a few months before Kinley was born and I've never looked back since! Amazon Mom gives you 15% off for shopping for "baby" things, and then you get another 15% off for using the "subscribe and save" feature, which means that you have your diapers sent on a schedule automatically, like once every month, two months, three months, etc. So you get 30% off of diapers, wipes, all things baby related!!! IT IS AWESOME!! We are getting our pampers diapers for about HALF of what we would pay at Target, it's great! (And no, we are not getting paid, compensated, or anything for this blog, I just think other people deserve to save money too!) And on top of it, for signing up for amazon mom you get 3 free months of amazon prime shipping (2 day shipping!) and each time you make a $25 purchase in the amazon "baby" store, you earn another free month of shipping!

Here is the info from Amazon:
Amazon Mom is a free membership program aimed at helping parents and caretakers, from the prenatal days through the toddler years, use Amazon to find all the products their family needs. To join, simply sign into your Amazon account and tell us whether you are a Mom, Dad, or other caretaker of a child. By providing information about your family, you can help us personalize offers, e-mails, and product recommendations to help you find exactly what you need at just the right time. Your kids are older than toddlers? No problem, you can still join Amazon Mom, just understand that some of the key benefits are specifically aimed at younger children (such as the 30% off diapers promotion).

Here's the link to sign up: Amazon Mom Sign Up

Enjoy the extra money that you'll have in your pocket!

February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy (Matt)!

Dear Daddy-
I know it's your birthday today, so I convinced mommy to write this for me. Happy Birthday Daddy!!

You are the best dad in the whole world! You are such an amazing dad and I am so glad that you are my dad!
Thank you for taking care of mommy and me, we are both so lucky to have you in our lives.
Thank you for reading books to me, dancing with me, snuggling with me, and for making me smile and laugh everyday... you are the best daddy a girl could ask for!

Kinley Maxine

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

"Happy Valentine's Day everyone!"
- Love, Kinley

February 10, 2011

Bailey King Photography contest!

Since I know a lot of you read this blog, but don't "follow" me on facebook, I thought I'd give you an extra incentive to do so. =)

We are running a contest on facebook for the next week and giving away a FREE photography session, so I wanted to make sure you non-facebook users had a good reason to give facebook a try. =) So here is the information from our photography blog:

We have our spring and summer schedules set, so now we are ready to start filling up the remaining available dates! Send us an email at baileykingphotography@hotmail.com, or go to our website: baileykingphotography.com and contact me there, to get your session booked before our open dates are full.

AND... because everyone loves to win FREE things, we are having a Facebook Referral Contest! You could be the lucky winner of a FREE session by following the steps outlined below!

**Click on our facebook fan page LOCATED HERE.

**Have your friends "LIKE" the page and then leave a comment on our wall titled “Referred by (your name)”.

**Each person can only vote ONCE.

**Once the contest is over all of the names will be numbered, and then we will use a random number generator to pick the winning number for a FREE session. AND... the person who refers the most people will also be getting a session 50% off!!!

**The contest will go on for ONE WEEK starting today and will end at midnight on Thursday, February 17th.

**The winner will be announced Friday, February 18th and contacted personally after the announcement is made.

So there you have it. The contest is starting NOW! So call your friends and family, and READY, SET, GO!

(All sessions must be booked and held within 4 months of this contest and must be shot in the Cedar Valley. This contest does not include Weddings.)

February 7, 2011

2 Months Old

Our sweet Kinley,
You are truly amazing. You continue to make us smile each and every day. Your smiles every morning absolutely melt our hearts. We can't wait to continue to watch you grow and develop your sweet personality. Thank you for making our dreams come true.
Mommy & Daddy

And now for your latest stats:

Weight: 12lbs 0oz : 75-80th percentile (At 1 month: 9lbs 3oz 50th percentile)

Length: 22 3/4 inches: 50th percentile (At 1 month: 21 1/2 inches 75th percentile)

Diaper size: Size 1

Clothes size: You still fit into a few of your 0-3 month clothes, but you are mostly wearing 3 month outfits now.

Sleep: You are an amazing sleeper!! You are consistently sleeping 8 to 8 1/2 hours straight each night, and then go back to sleep for another 2 hours, which makes Mommy very very happy!

Favorite activities/things: You still really like to lay in your play gym, you can now kick the music box to make it play songs, and can even bat at the toys that are dangling. You love to sleep in the moby (a type of baby carrier). You also love to lay on the bed next to mommy and daddy after you are done eating at 6am and smile and squirm around.

Eating: You still are eating like a champ! You eat about every 2 1/2 to 3 hours during the day and only take about 5 minutes to eat!

Nicknames:Kinners, Kin, Sweet baby girl, Kinny

Talking: You have just started to make some new noises. We love to hear your new squeaks and coos.

New adventures: This month you learned how to SMILE!! It is the best thing in the world to wake up and see every day! This past month you got to go out to eat with us for the first time, attended a couple breast feeding support group with mommy and met lots of new friends, and went to the mall for the first time. You also just recently outgrew the bassinet on the pack n' play, so you are now sleeping in the "big girl" part of it instead. You are getting so strong! You can now hold your head up and look around while we hold you upright, you LOVE watching the TV whenever you can get quick glimpses before mommy and daddy turn you away.

And your 2 month pictures:

This is my favorite picture, taken at exactly 2 months old on my cell phone

tummy time

"I HATE tummy time today!"

Look at those tears!

February 4, 2011

Unable to pull my thoughts together... let's call it mom-brain

I haven't blogged in quite some time, maybe the longest length of time that I've gone in a year at least. I just haven't really been able to pull my thoughts together. I've got so many different things that I'd like to write about, but it's just not happening for me. So tonight I just feel like getting some things out of my brain, and maybe I'll go back later and write more about some of them... or maybe not.

*The love I feel for Kinley is completely indescribable. I NEVER would have guessed that I would feel this much love for her, or have no desire to ever leave her, not even for dinner out with my husband.

*I laugh out loud nearly every day at some face or noise that Kinley makes, and then I laugh at the fact that I'm laughing out loud at an 8 week old baby.

*Matt is beyond amazing... I've only made dinner twice (maybe) since Kinley was born. He has completely taken over so many household duties in an effort to make my life easier, or so that I can feed Kinley. I am amazed nearly every day at how lucky I am to be married to such an unselfish, amazing, Godly man.

*Tonight I took a pregnancy test. I know, crazy. Even though I have less than a 1% chance of conceiving while breastfeeding (for the first 6 months) I was almost certain that we actually had a chance at being pregnant... we're not. You would think that I wouldn't care, we have an amazing EIGHT WEEK OLD daughter. Bud I did. It was awful to see a blank pregnancy test, it truly brought back almost all of the awful feelings from the year and a half when we constantly had blank tests to look at. I was not expecting to feel so emotional at seeing the negative tonight. I HATE that we are already back in the grind of thinking about being pregnant again. We had six glorious weeks of not thinking about even trying to get pregnant, and now we are totally back where we started 2 years ago. I know, we're crazy wanting another baby already. But truthfully it's more like we'd be thrilled to get pregnant all on our own, but have almost zero expectations of that actually happening.

*I didn't think that my post-baby weight would worry me as much as it is. I've lost all of the weight I gained during pregnancy, plus another eleven pounds, but I still feel the need to lose a lot more in order to feel good about myself. I still have quite a bit of weight to lose before I get back to where I started at when we began treatments. I'd gain it all again, plus more, in order to have Kinley, but I still can't wait to get it off!

*I CAN NOT believe that Kinley was born 8 1/2 weeks ago!! My goodness how time flies!

*I feel guilty every single day that I don't take pictures of Kinley. For some reason I have this guilt hanging over me that because we have nice cameras, and now how to take good pictures, that we should be taking pictures to document Kinley's life on a daily basis... which is so not happening. I feel like I am going to look back in a few years with huge regrets that I didn't take enough pictures of every day life with Kinley.

*This week I totally wiped out going down our stairs... while holding Kinley. It was the scariest moment ever! Thank goodness I was holding Kinley in one hand against my chest, so as I fell I grasped her tighter, braced with my other hand, and she hardly even knew what happened. I have had the fear of falling down our stairs since I got pregnant, now I'm super petrified that it's going to happen again, ugh.

*We are taking Kinley's 2 month picture this weekend, and then we have her appointment Tuesday, so I promise to get a new post up Tuesday or Wednesday with her 2 month stats.

Thanks for checking in on us, sorry we haven't been updating much lately.

And since it would be just cruel to have a post without a picture, here you are: (Take from my phone this past week, so they are kind of crappy)