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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78 Responses

  1. Congratulations! She is beautiful and what a beautiful name!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    She’s PERFECT!!!!

    Take care,

  7. 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.)

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

  9. 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

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

  11. 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

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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™‚

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

  23. 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.)

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

    I’ve been a reader for years.

  25. Congratulations!

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


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

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