Our little Skye is almost six weeks old now. Like all parents say… TIME IS FLYING BY. Some say that at 6 weeks, the newborn stage is over but I’m just going to pretend that isn’t a thing;)
*Skye LOVES baths (at least I think she does). She seems so chill and relaxed with the warm water rushing over her.
*I only call Skye Brooke about 20% of the time now ha. Between being a little tired and just so used to saying Brooke, Skye gets called Brooke often. I’m hoping that with time (and sleep) I get better at not mixing everyone’s name up (I also have called Knox Andrew a few dozen times lately).
*Brooke is constantly making little presents for Skye and putting them in her crib. It’s been really fun to watch the kids thinking about things they can do for Skye.
*Skye kept her socks on for a solid 13.2 minutes the other day which is a huge record for her. Usually those things are kicked off within seconds of me putting them on (she doesn’t get that habit from me, I love wearing socks).
*Breastfeeding is still going well. I am able to freeze about 5-6 ounces a day in addition to feeding Skye which I’m happy about. For me personally I think it was really important for me to take the first six weeks off from exercise (other than walking) to help establish my milk supply. With Brooke I never made more milk than what Brooke needed but this time around has been different.
I sure do NOT miss those fun cramps that happened each time I fed Skye right after having her. Next time I am in a race and I am thinking about how bad I hurt I will remember those cramps and remind myself that I lived through those so I can surely keep going during the race. I also don’t feel the milk let-down as much as I used to which I’ve read means that my body is just becoming more efficient with feeding. I don’t miss that feeling at all either ha.
Below is an accurate description of how I feel (just replace two hours with one hour). It’s bizarre. I’m not quite as thirsty as I was for those first few weeks after having Skye but the hunger only seems to get more and more intense. Our grocery bill has gone way up because of this side effect ha.
*It definitely feels like we are getting to a place where we have figured things out a bit more. Those first few weeks are crazy trying to remember/figure out every little thing for these new little beings but it seems like things are settling a bit over here. We even have a bit of a schedule (which will probably now go out the window just because I said something about it;). We understand more what makes her happy (what doesn’t make her happy), how to feed her and how to attempt sleep. Right now during the night she eats every three hours and sometimes 4 hours if we are really lucky. This seems way more doable for me though coming from when she was waking up every 2 hours to eat! I feel more like a human but still a little tired.
*Andrew asked for my birthday list (my bday is next month) and it looks like this:
1. To sleep the entire night (either the night before my bday or the night of). I will have plenty of bottles pumped for him and I’m going to sleep downstairs ha. It sounds ridiculous but that is literally all I want… just one night of sleep (and I’m sure I’ll wake up and pump a few times but it is going to feel so good).
*It is so interesting to me to see how interested Skye is in Brooke and Knox. A few minutes before this picture Skye was crying and then the kids started dancing in front of her and then she was happy again. I then tried dancing in front of her and she started crying again which hurt my pride a little (a lot) bit.
*She no longer fits in any of her newborn clothing and her cheeks are chunking up! I love it!
*My hair… if it is within arms reach, Skye will grab it and hold on with every ounce of strength in her body.
*And just like after having Brooke, my period picked up exactly 28 days after birth ha. I was hoping to have a little bit longer of a break after having Skye from dealing with that but nope, the cramps/tears/need for chocolate were INSANE this time too!
*I LOVE catching her little grins when she is asleep. She hasn’t really smiled outside of when she is asleep but the small grins while she is asleep make us very happy! Update—> she gave me a smile today and I melted!
*I love when she puts her little hand on her face when she is asleep. For some reason it just seems so dramatic to me and like she must be so exhausted after only sleeping 14 hours of the day so far;)
*She naps best when she is on one of us. Having Skye has really taught me to slow down during the day. To take time to just be present in the moment with her. I love feeling her body move up against mine, to hear her little breaths, to stare at her little facial features… I love taking time during the day to just be and study her.
*I really do think Skye recognizes our faces at this point which is really fun to see (and to feel like she knows me and I’m important to her)!
*HER COOS MELT ALL OF OUR HEARTS. If she makes a coo when we are all in the same room together it is hilarious because we are all dying over it (especially the kids). I think she knows how much we love it and she saves them for when she wants a lot of attention from all of us all at once.
*Brooke and Knox are convinced she is the girl version of Boss Baby.
TMI question (because I overshare so I try to make you overshare too;)… when did you have your period again after having your baby/babies?
Do you remember when your kids started to socially smile more? How old were they? I CAN’T WAIT!
Who has a baby right now? How old are they? I want to hear about some of the new things that your little one is doing!