Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mackenzie Updates

This has been by far the FASTEST year. With all of our travels, and our little girl being on the go-go go, it's been hard enough just catching up. The past year just flew by us and our little one is ONE.

Minnie Mouse Outfit: Amazon $20

After the last World Series game we attended, we got back to the hotel and started loading our bags to head home and all of a sudden Mackenzie started walking! On her own! We didn't try to make her, or bribe her, she just was playing with her cousin and got up and started walking down the hallway.  It was definitely a special moment and TOTALLY unexpected. 

Loves: Mackenzie loves music. She will point to Alexa and say "exa" in hopes of us turning music on. When you say "Alexa," she gets this huge smile on her face- it's so darn cute how excited she gets.  Then once the tunes come on she starts waving her arms and dancing to the beat.

She also LOVES her puppy dogs. She doesn't quite know how to be more gentle with them though. She wants to love on them and they don't quite know how to handle all the loving. She hugs them and puts all her weight on them so it's a little bit much for them right now, but they love her.

Not a fan of: Diaper changes. For some reason she feels the need to fight me. And the strength this tiny human has is insane! It's like a wrestling match to change her diaper. She now has learned to take the pretty pictures that hang over her changing table, so now those are on the floor. Let's just say, I feel like I need a nap after changing her. It's exhausting.

Feeding: This girl loves to eat! She also is enjoying feeding herself and has even tried grabbing the spoon to do it herself. She is one quick learner! Her favorite food is mac and cheese and she loves her vegetables! Especially green beans and broccoli. Anytime someone has a plate, she loves to make her way over to them and try to sneak a bite!

Mackenzie is officially sleeping through the night- although it's been a few weeks now. She now sleeps 11-12 hours. She used to wake up once per night, I'd give her about 4 oz. of a bottle and she'd fall back to sleep. I thought I was going to have to do that long term, but luckily she grew out of it and just learned to sleep through the night somehow. HAPPY MOM right here!  She only naps once a day now, which is a little rough, but I will take her sleeping through the night over napping.

Stats: At her one year checkup, she was weighing in at 20 lbs 13.5 oz and is 30 inches in length. She is in the 78th percentile for height, and 66th percentile for weight.

Favorite Toys: She has a few favorites! She currently loves:

  • Her Adora baby doll- she LOVES giving her a bottle. It's so precious to watch her and give her baby doll kisses. (Which are RARE by the way. She rarely gives anyone kisses, so when she does- those are PRECIOUS moments indeed! She also loves pushing her baby doll in a stroller.  
  • Her taco truck. This was such a fun gift from her grandparents. She loves pressing the buttons and pretending to take orders and make food. She will hand us the "smoothies," "burgers" and "tacos" but she'll take them apart and hand them to us! IT's pretty dang cute. 
  • Her shopping cart. She loves adding things to it, taking stuff out and walking it around while it pops the popcorn. It's fun to watch her play with it.  

Mackenzie is obsessed with clocks. Everywhere we go she points them out. Even watches. She even found a clock in a book and pointed it out. Needless to say she got a lot of clock-related gifts for her birthday. 

I still cannot believe how fast this year FLEW by! It's so fun watching this little human that's half me and half my husband and seeing her personality develop. Mackenzie is so fun and exhausting all at the same time, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

Thank you for all the love and comments! We enjoy sharing a little glimspe into our world and our sweet little girl with you! I've always felt like our little blog community is family and am so thankful for you! I hope you have a GREAT week and make sure to get out and vote today if you haven't already!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! It was the best find since I had a matching costume already!

  2. Oh my goodness that Minnie Mouse costume! And love that she loves to eat! Me too girl... me too <3
    Green Fashionista

    1. Thank you! Haha, right? She totally got it from her mama with her love of food!

  3. Oh my heavens the baby fever is real - haha so so cute! ps- your comment on today's post made my entire day! Thanks and have a great week! xo

  4. Oh my gosh, she is just SO cute! And seriously doesn't it happen overnight? We were literally at urgent care when Porter decided to walk. Kids - always with a mind of their own!

  5. Seriously, how cute are you and McKenzie?! My girls have the same costume from last year. It is still a hit even now!