Miss Gemma Rose Skeen.

Our newest reason to celebrate August, every year. I’ve never, in my life, experienced a love so swift and fast and new. She is just lovely; I wish you all could meet and smell her sweet scent. We are working on all the new things we should be and so far she is passing all the baby challenges we keep throwing at her, like a champ. We are so in love and so proud of this 8 lb addition.

I may take a breather from posting here for a week or two, so we can get adjusted to Miss Gemma and she can get adjusted to us. And once I process the birth, I’ll take a second and share it with you guys! But till then wish us luck and sleep. πŸ˜‰

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  1. Alyssa says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful and what a beautiful name!

    Wishing you all the best in these new moments…and plenty of sleep!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  2. Ashley H says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful name!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    How beautiful … nice to meet you Miss Gemma Rose 🌹… welcome to the world 🌎 little Angel πŸ˜‡! πŸ™‚

    πŸŒΈπŸƒLA BIJOUX BELLA πŸŒΈπŸƒ| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    08.16.17 · Reply
  4. Melissa says:

    Congratulations! Gemma is precious! Wishing you help whenever you need it, wisdom to navigate these early days and sleep whenever you can get it!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  5. Sarah Beth says:

    Congratulations! She’s a beauty! Enjoy every little second….and good luck with the sleep thing πŸ˜‰

    08.16.17 · Reply
  6. Grace says:

    WOO HOO! She’s beautiful, mama. Many many congratulations to you!

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  7. Katie says:

    She is precious, congratulations!! Love her name! My cousin is also a Gemma Rose and my daughters nick name is Jem, short for Jemimah!

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  8. Rhonda says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl! Good job Mama! I love the name too! Enjoy these blurry newborn days! They are so precious!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  9. Brooke says:

    Awww! Congrats to you and your family!! She’s a dream πŸ’

    08.16.17 · Reply
  10. librarirun/Katrina says:

    Yay! Congrats, Kendi and B! Enjoy these first moments as much as you can – the blog can wait!!!!

    She’s PERFECT!!!!

    Take care,

    08.16.17 · Reply
  11. Van Orians says:

    Congratulations Bryan and Kendi, on your baby. She is sweet.

    08.16.17 · Reply
  12. Kristian says:

    Congratulations. How amazing, right?

    The name is very lovely, btw. Take your time. Newborns are a whole new level (oddly, for myself the first week or three was better and it got harder. This is not to scare you! Just to say, give yourself and your baby and your family lots of grace as you all get to know one another. It is an amazing time as well as tiring one.)

    08.16.17 · Reply
  13. Briel K. says:

    Many congratulations to you both! She’s beautiful!

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  14. <3

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  15. Rachelle says:

    Congrats and she is beautiful.


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  16. Congratulations!

    Liz @

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  17. Jhan says:

    Congrats to you and Bryan! Love the name! Is there any chance you’re an “Agents of Shield” fan? πŸ˜‰

    08.16.17 · Reply
  18. I love her name, and I’m so happy for you guys! She is beautiful! Can’t wait to read the birthing story – but also take you sweet time and adjust. XO Lilli

    08.16.17 · Reply
  19. Amanda says:

    Congratulations – what a beautiful baby.

    08.16.17 · Reply
  20. Natali says:

    Awww, little angel is here! She’s gorgeous! Congratulations!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  21. Congratulations! She is beautiful and I am thrilled for you and your family!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  22. Adri says:

    Welcome to the world Gemma! Such a sweet name for you sweet girl! Glad you and baby are doing well!
    xo Adri

    08.16.17 · Reply
  23. Courtney Grubbs says:

    Congrats! She’s beautiful! Can’t wait to hear more with your hilarious writing!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  24. Kendall says:

    So beautiful! Congratulations <3


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  25. Congratulations! She’s beautiful. I love the name you picked out!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  26. Congratulations!!! Enjoy this every possible moment πŸ˜‰

    08.16.17 · Reply
  27. Stephanie C. says:

    What a cute little button, and I love the name! Congratulations!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  28. Ray says:

    Aww.. what a beauty! She’s so adorable.

    08.16.17 · Reply
  29. Hadassah says:

    Awww!! How cute! I’ve been following you for awhile as you were on this journey and am so happy that she’s here!! Gemma is such a pretty name! πŸ™‚

    <3 Hadassah

    08.16.17 · Reply
  30. Daria says:

    You’ve got a beautiful blog x
    I will be coming to visit it more often πŸ˜€

    08.16.17 · Reply
  31. Kathy says:

    Love your blogs

    08.16.17 · Reply
  32. Lbpv says:

    Just precious! Congrats and here’s wishing you luck and sleep!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  33. Jenny H. says:

    Congrats to your new little family! That name, oh my goodness, so beautiful! Enjoy this time!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  34. CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is beautiful. Enjoy every minute. πŸ™‚

    08.16.17 · Reply
  35. Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

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  36. Keira says:

    Congratulations, Kendi!! What a precious little bundle of love.

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  37. CaLea says:

    She’s the sweetest little thing! I’m expecting my first baby girl this October and seeing happy things like this make my heart spin.

    08.16.17 · Reply
  38. Larry and Carla says:

    She is beautiful; a precious gift.
    Celebrating with you.

    08.16.17 · Reply
  39. Maggie says:

    Ahh congrats!! I LOVE the name! Rose is my middle name, so I may be a bit partial… πŸ˜‰ Gorgeous photos and gorgeous daughter!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  40. Rach says:

    Congratulations!!! She is beautiful!!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  41. Diane Taylor says:

    Congratulations Kendi! Gemma is absolutely beautiful! I bet Grandma & Grandpa are going to spoil her rotten!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  42. Jamie says:

    Oh Kendi, she is beautiful! Enjoy these first days, they pass so quickly! I know her Aunt Kyla will always be available to give that sweet face kisses!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  43. Rosie says:

    Congratulations to you both! She is beautiful xoxo

    08.16.17 · Reply
  44. Megan says:

    She is lovely. Congratulations, mama Kendi. We will wait for you until you are ready to come back πŸ™‚

    08.16.17 · Reply
  45. karen w says:

    how precious! congratulations!!!

    08.16.17 · Reply
  46. Karli says:

    Congratulations Kendi and Bryan! Gemma looks gorgeous! I hope you’re all getting along swimmingly. xx

    08.17.17 · Reply
  47. Mica says:

    She is beautiful! What a lovely name too!

    Congratulations Kendi! πŸ™‚

    Fingers crossed she loves to sleep and you get some rest!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  48. Vickie says:

    Aw, congratulations!

    Wishing you all the best as you begin this new adventure πŸ™‚

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  49. Cheryl says:

    Congrats and wishing you all the best with your new bundle of joy!

    08.17.17 · Reply
  50. Tiffany says:

    Congratulations and a warm welcome to baby girl

    08.17.17 · Reply
  51. Suzi says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

    08.17.17 · Reply
  52. Louise says:

    Wishing you well from the bottom of my heart. Congrats!

    08.17.17 · Reply
  53. Oh my goodness, enjoy every minute of little Miss Gemma Rose. What a doll! The next few weeks will be such a new experience! There is nothing better than that new baby smell <3

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  54. Ann Jack says:

    Bryan and Kendi -She is so beautiful. There is nothing like having your first child. You discover the whole new side of yourself, a reason for being, you never knew existed. Welcome to the great adventure. With Gemma! God’s everyday miracle! Much love from your Laity Lodge buddies!

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  55. I’m so glad to hear she is doing well! Enjoy getting to know her…what an incredible time for your family!

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  56. Katia Markouizou says:

    hello little angel ,you are so beautiful !!!!

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  57. Happy birthday, darling girl!! and congrats on your precious family!!! xoxox

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  58. Congratulations!!!

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  59. Trude says:

    What a beauty! Congratulations, and don’t you dare rush back to work. Enjoy this time. πŸ™‚

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  60. Erika says:

    Congratulations!!! I wish you all the best!

    08.17.17 · Reply
  61. Linda Z says:

    Congratulations on your sweet gift! Hope all goes well with the adjustment to new baby life.

    08.17.17 · Reply
  62. Torrie says:

    Hooray, she’s here! And welcome to parenthood πŸ™‚ It’s the wildest and craziest ride, but the one that’s really the most valuable there is.

    08.17.17 · Reply
  63. JK says:

    Congratulations!!! Baby Gemma is so precious!!

    08.17.17 · Reply
  64. Congratulations on the birth of beautiful (and stylish) Baby Gemma! I hope you get to thoroughly enjoy this wonderful new addition.

    Can hardly wait to see her OOTD pics πŸ™‚

    08.18.17 · Reply
  65. mary says:

    Welcome to motherhood!

    08.18.17 · Reply
  66. Ben's Mom says:

    Congrats! Gemma is gorgeous, being parents is the best ever ever ever!

    08.18.17 · Reply
  67. Betsy says:

    Take all the time you need!

    08.18.17 · Reply
  68. Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little one. Your life is changed now forever for the best. Enjoy the sweetness.

    08.19.17 · Reply
  69. Marli says:

    She is stunning! Enjoy these first few days with your sweet little one! Looking forward to the birth story.

    08.20.17 · Reply
  70. Sharon Ragusa says:

    Congratulations! She’s precious!

    08.20.17 · Reply
  71. Ingrid says:

    Enjoy this special time. (And if you have trouble, it helps to remember this new-born stage is over soon. If everything goes well.—-you are very lucky! Either way, having a baby changes the world in a big way. Be kind to yourself.)

    08.20.17 · Reply
  72. Joni says:

    Congrats!! She’s perfect! What a blessing! Enjoy every moment.

    08.22.17 · Reply
  73. Jasmine says:

    Congratulations!!! Welcome to this wonderful world Miss Gemma!!!

    08.25.17 · Reply
  74. Liz says:

    Congratulations, Kendi! Wonderful! I’m so happy for you.

    I’ve been a reader for years.

    08.29.17 · Reply
  75. Janel says:


    She resembles her daddy here! So precious, welcome to our crazy world Gemma Rose!


    08.29.17 · Reply
  76. Sibel says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to our world beautiful princess!

    08.31.17 · Reply
  77. Monda Schneider says:

    So excited and happy for you and Bryan! She is absolutely beautiful! πŸ’• Congratulations!

    09.14.17 · Reply
  78. Emma says:

    I’m super late to the game, but congratulations!!! She is gorgeous πŸ™‚

    09.15.17 · Reply