Gemma Loves, 2 month edition

Miss Gemma Rose, 2 months old.

This month Gemma turned two whole months old. Can you even? I truly can’t. This girl is a dream come true. I wish I could tell you how funny she is, but we would be here all day and I’m pretty sure you’d stop reading at hourΒ 5 of my writing about my daughter. So how about I just give some quick updates?

baby stats

At her last doctor’s appointment homegirl weighed in at 12 lbs 6 oz and is 23.5″ long. But now at 10 weeks, I’m pretty sure she is 24″ long. She is SO long you guys. We are in 3-6 month sleepers and those are getting tight in the legs. And her feet fill up the whole footie part. It’s the cutest thing.

She is the HAPPIEST baby, especially in the mornings. She wakes up happy and ready to go. Our morning feedings take about an hour because we are just so darn happy. She kicks and coos and laughs. It’s adorable. Even at 5 am.

Now she is not one for long periods of sleep, so if we can get a 5-hour stretch at night we are so excited. Usually, it’s closer to every 2-3 hours of waking. Surprisingly B and I have adjusted to this schedule and are no longer zombies from the odd sleep patterns. We also moved our iced coffee size up to venti, so that helps too.

Miss Gemma has discovered her tongue last week and she sticks it out all the time. She also likes to lick us and her hands. It’s hilarious. I’ll be holding her and before I know it she’s licking my arm. When I say something to her she just coos and laughs. She already thinks I’m funny πŸ˜‰

We bought her a swing this week in hopes of giving our arms a little bit of a break because she loves being held alllll the time — which I’d love to do but mama’s got to work and sadly the laundry does not wash itself. And we also wanted something for her to sit up in, look around and enjoy! She is so alert when she is awake, so I try to keep her busy may it be staring out our ceiling fan and cooing at it (it’s seriously her favorite thing in the world. We affectionately call the fan, ‘Fanny’), her art cards or tummy time. She does really like the swing…but also likes it when we watch her in it. Ha! She prefers an audience but I tell her all the time we will always have front row seats to whatever show she is playing.

I rounded up Β a few of Gemma’s favorite things lately! I did an insta-story on these art cards a few weeks back (which by the way I haven’t insta-storied lately because it keeps crashing because I refuse to update my phone. Why? because I am lazy.) I noticed she was fascinated with these prints we have in our sunroom that are black and white so I found these cards and turns out she loves them! I use them to distract her with tummy time πŸ˜‰

And it took us all of two months to break down and by her some shoes. I know most people say babies don’t need shoes but hey — no outfit is complete without shoes, ok? πŸ˜‰ I got a pink pair of Freshly Picked moccs and a grey pair. They match everything she owns and should last us for a while!

A few of her other favorite things are below!

(oh and ps — a few people have asked how to correctly pronounce her name — it’s like Emma with a soft g. G like a gemstone (preferably diamond). πŸ˜‰

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  1. Rena says:

    She’s not only long but really so super cute! Thanks for the lovely post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Courtney says:

    I seriously have all the same things for my daughter Eleanor (she just hit 4.5 months)! I’ve got the exact same shoes in black, that magical chair (although her new love is the Fisher Price swinging chair I snagged for her), 2 packs of those art cards, and the identical soother (which we also call her Ellie). Small world! I don’t have a cat onesie for her but I am dressing her up as a cat for Halloween – I’ve got a little toque with cat ears on it, a leopard print top and black leggings, and little cat booties that I am beyond excited to see her wear.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  3. Kristian says:

    Ha! We called our son The Fan’s fan. Gemma is a cutie and swings are the best thing ever for mamas (and papas).

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  4. Mireia says:

    So cute!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

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  5. Steph says:

    My daughter loved it when we pretend sneezed. My husband and I did it like a party trick. (People must of thought we were bananas- why do these grown people sneeze all over their baby!?!) We were addicted to the giggle we would get! πŸ’•

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  6. sydnee says:

    She’s precious! Love the baby laugh!!

    Design by Sydnee | A Lifestyle Blog πŸ’—

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  7. Courtney says:

    She looks a lot like you here! She is a babydoll!! πŸ™‚

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      My vanity appreciates this comment πŸ˜‰

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  8. Kendall says:

    She seems like the CUTEST baby and I love reading all your updates on her. Can’t wait for you to update your phone also so we can get more instastories of precious Gemma πŸ™‚

    Kendall
    http://www.weekendall.com

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  9. OMG, this is the most adorable photo of Miss Gemma! So cute!

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  11. Gemma! You are too cute. You are going to be tall like your mama! Loved this post πŸ™‚

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      I hope even taller!! I tell her everyday how great it will be if she is tall πŸ™‚

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  12. Have you tried wearing her? Give your arms a little break but also keep her happy. You’re around Dallas, right?? https://www.facebook.com/NorthDFWBabywearers/

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      I am in Dallas! Well McKinney, close enough πŸ˜‰ So she hates being worn baha. We have a wrap and an Ergobaby and she definitely hates them both. But I think that when she gets a bit longer and I can turn her to face the world instead of me, she will really like the Ergo Baby! I can not wait to wear her and her like it!

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  13. Abby says:

    You know with some babies, it is really hard to see a strong resemblance to either parent. I always had a hard time with that, and still do, with my boys. But it is uncanny how much she looks like your husband! She sure is a cutie. I’m so glad you are loving motherhood. I’ve been a fan for many years and it’s fun to “watch” you enjoying this new season.

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      It. is. uncanny!!!!

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      • Abby says:

        Seriously!! It will be interesting to see how/if that changes as she grows.

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  14. Trude says:

    That onesie! Thanks for sharing. What a cutie pie. Can’t wait for ours to arrive in February! <3

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  15. J says:

    She’s beautiful! And I think she looks like Daddy. Cherish every single moment as it goes by so quickly. My baby is 11 months and it all went too fast. Last year was the longest year ever (while pregnant), but this one just flew. God bless!

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      She looks just like him! Such a cutie πŸ™‚

      YES — can we talk about how long pregnancy takes and then with baby it’s like FLASH! A whole month has past! It’s incredible — I’m trying by best to remember and enjoy everything!

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