And somehow this little girl will be 8 weeks old on Friday. It’s the weirdest feeling because it feels like it has gone by so fast and so slow at the exact same time ha.
*She had her first bath in the tub the other day and I think she liked it but I’m never quite sure because her facial expressions changed so quickly throughout her time in the bath.
*Skye is an expert at knowing which elevation she is at. She only likes the elevation where she is being carried and walking around the house (so about 4 feet above the ground) and the second we drop elevation to me sitting… there is a major problem.
*She is also very happy in the car if we are moving but the second we stop (if she is awake) she starts crying. She likes the hustle and bustle… she wants to be on the move!
*I somehow lucked out and Skye will gladly take a bottle. This means we can go for a short date or I can run and not worry about her being super hungry while I am gone because she will take down the bottle. I kind of think it is because she just really loves food/eating so she will take it in any form.
*Breastfeeding—> anyone else have one side that produces more milk and is bigger than the other? I sure try to feed/pump from both sides evenly but my right side is just the overachiever I guess.
*Mom guilt. One of my biggest talents. The last few days I have felt so much mom guilt for the fact that new babies just take SO MUCH TIME and I feel bad for not giving the big kids the time that I used to. It just hasn’t been possible. Luckily, when Brooke and Knox are together they just want to play all day with each other but when they aren’t together, the guilt kicks in. I especially feel guilty about how much time I used to give Brooke a few years ago and how much things have changed even though I know she is happier. Just trying to figure out how to better balance everything.
*As far as the binky goes, Skye’s not sure about it. Every now and then she will take it for a little bit but most of the time she’s not interested in it. Also, I LOVE when she holds our fingers (she holds on TIGHT)!
*Rachel told me about the Wonder Weeks- Milestone app and I’m hooked!
*She has her doctor appointment this week and I’m interested to see how much she weighs now. I feel like she has quadrupled in size already but I tend to exaggerate so we will see (at least I am sure her cheeks have quadrupled in size already)!
*I don’t know why I took this picture one day (especially because oatmeal is never pretty) but this is just a normal scene of me eating breakfast sitting on the nursery floor watching her study her hand.
*I seriously cannot wait for my stroller runs with Skye. We’ve still got some time for that to happen but I’m excited! I have so many great memories of my stroller runs with Brooke and listening to her making sounds and see her little legs kicking around while I run! I’m sure Skye will love to play the same game that Brooke did (she would throw her toys/blanket/bottle onto the ground as much as possible because she thought it was so funny to make me stop a million times each mile).
*Running is feeling really good and way better than I expected it to feel. It probably feels so good because I’m not dealing with all of the pregnancy side effects and a baby to carry with me over the miles.
*Two sports bras is just what I have to do now. I’ve tried all sorts of different sports bras and I can’t find one that will do the job without doubling up.
*The Rock ’N Play was seriously one of our best baby purchases. She doesn’t always love it but when she does… it makes it so we can get a meal made or pick up around the house for a little bit.
*The other day while I was getting the big kids breakfast I had a tight workout top on and Knox said, ‘it looks like you have a baby in your tummy again.’ We had a nice discussion all together the next day in the car about how it TAKES TIME for our bodies to adjust again after having a baby. As my sister always says, it takes 9 months to add all of the weight to make a baby… it is going to take at least that same amount of time to lose that weight.
*I can say with 10000% surety, Andrew absolutely loves being a dad and I love watching him be a dad.
*I felt REALLY EMOTIONAL the other day and then just fine one minute later without anything actually changing in any situation I was emotional about… another sign that it takes time for our emotions/hormones to level out again.
*Skye loves staring at the ceiling fan. Loves.
*My doctor asked me if we were planning on having more kids too… and I said YES with all of the explanation points. Turns out it didn’t take long for me to forget about what morning sickness felt like (I do this with the marathon every time too… I quickly forget ha).
*It made me happy when I noticed her positioning was mimicking the animal on her shirt.
*Skye’s roughest time of the day… the second we sit down to dinner at the table (usually right as we are taking our first bite;) until bed time. But if either of her grandma’s are around during that time she puts on all of the charm.
*I came across this picture of my mom with Brooke when she was just a little thing and it made me really happy so I’ll post it again.
*Skye is quite confused why in the world Brooke (one of her two best friend’s ((Knox being the other)) is trying to tickle her.
*I love watching her become more and more aware of her surroundings. She watches things much more now. We try to talk to her as much as humanly possible and I think she is loving that (key word, think;).
*She is sleeping for a little bit longer stretches of time (the other night she slept for almost 7 hours straight) and I’m guessing it is because she has some extra storage these days so she isn’t quite as hungry at night!
*Her facial expressions are amazing and like I said earlier, they change so quickly… we never know what to expect next! We get more and more smiles each day too! Oh and her cooing is probably my favorite thing of the day. I need to catch a video on it!
As tiring and crazy this time of life feels… I really love motherhood and the happiness Skye brings us.
Parents reading—> fill me in on some of the new things your kid(s) is doing?
At what age did your little ones start sleeping through the night more consecutively?
Binky or thumb suckers out there?
I would love to hear any fun/funny kid stories PLEASE!!