Kaydence's First 6 Months (video)

I finally finished Kaydence's 6 month photo montage. Between trying to figure out how to do it, taking care of the cute baby chicken, and a multitude of uploading problems, it's finally here! I spent entirely way too much time on it for what it turned out to be, but I'm glad I did it. Teirney even had his hand in it by re-recording the Ben Folds song "Gracie" to make it our own -- he did it in one take too (sorry, I just had to brag on him a little).

I should also add a disclaimer that you should not watch it unless you have 15 minutes to spare. Yes, it's almost 15 minutes long! It got longer than I had intended, but oh well. I did the video for Kaydence and ourselves -- I certainly don't expect any of you to sit and watch a 15 minute video of someone else's kid. But if you're so inclined, I hope you enjoy!

Kaydence's First 6 Months from Leah Christenson on Vimeo.

Happy [Half] Birthday!!! (continued)

As promised, here are the rest of Kaydence's 6 month pictures (the others are posted below). Again, no smiles. But that's my baby, so these depict her very well. Enjoy!

Happy [Half] Birthday!!!

Our Bebita is growing up! She is 6 months old -- half way to one year old (now that is scary). I cannot believe how fast these last six months have gone. It's bitter sweet (::sniff, sniff::). I'm working on a video montage of her first six months, which I will post as soon as it's completed.

Kaydence had her 6 month appointment yesterday and she did so well. She took her shots like a big girl and the pediatrician even pierced her ears for her yesterday. She cried immediately following, but settled down very quickly then fell asleep in the car on the way home. She was such a trooper. When we got home, she was so happy -- smiling from ear to ear, jumping up and down, and squealing all while looking at herself in the mirror (I think she likes her earrings). I know ear piercing for babies is very controversial subject, but ever since I was young I always thought if I had a girl I would get her ears pierced at a young age. Both my sisters pierced their girls' ears while they were young and I thought it was darling on them. And I figured it would be better to do it now, while she doesn't know they're there, than it would be to do it when she's a toddler. So I realize I may get some evil glares from people from time to time, but I'm happy with our decision.

She is still such a little peanut. She weighs 13 lbs, 10 oz (10%), she is 26 1/4 inches long (75%), and her head is 41 1/4 cm (25%). But she is overall healthy and the pediatrician was pleased with her growth.

Kaydence is officially sitting up on her own. She can also pull herself up into a standing position while sitting on my knee on the floor (while holding on to something of course). I don't feel any teeth yet, but she continues to drools like crazy. She doesn't have much interest in crawling yet. She seems to think she can get what she wants by rolling to it and will sometimes get frustrated when she can't get it, but makes no attempt to belly scoot. She does, however, walk on her own when you hold her hands. And considering Teirney was walking at 7 months and skipped crawling, that could be the path she decides to take. She is such a good baby and rarely cries...we hear some complaining from time to time (which we will need to work on as she gets older), but other than that she is very contented most of the time.

Kaydence is starting to reach for people now...it's so cute. Along with that though has come some separation anxiety. We had a couple nights where she would wake up in the middle of the night because she lost her paci, so we would go in and give it to her, but the minute we closed the door she would scream. This went on for several hours (and continued after I fed, changed, and burped her) until I finally realized she was probably experiencing some separation anxiety. So we'll need to work on that.

Kaydence had her 6 month photo shoot on Saturday. I still need to add a few more photos, but until then, here are some of the pictures. I wish I was a better photographer -- they didn't turn out exactly the way I had wanted them to -- but they'll have to do. I'm planning on posting some more without a hat on to show her cute bald head. Until then, enjoy!


We had Kaydence dedicated this weekend at North Ridge Church in Marshfield. We have a church we are attending in Milwaukee, but since we haven't been attending there very long, we decided we wanted to have her dedicated in the church Teirney and I both grew up in.

Kaydence wore an heirloom dress. It was the dress my sisters and I all wore. My mom's mom (Nana) bought it for my oldest sister, Amy, to wear, so it dates back to 1968 (sorry, Amy, I guess that gives away your age). Kaydence looked beautiful (of course I'm bias). Here are some pictures in her beautiful vintage gown.

We had a lovely weekend celebrating with family. We wish Amy (and her family) and Josie could have been there, but with it being Labor Day weekend it was hard to make it work with everyone's schedule.

Kaydence is 6 months old!!! I will write more about what she has been up to lately when I post her picky sticky picture later this week.