Skye has officially been with us for 4 months and 2 days.
*One of her newest talents is that she loves making smacking noises with her tongue and lips.
*Every now and then I’ll catch her playing with her hair while she eats. Brooke used to do this too so it brings back some major flashbacks for me:)
Rewind to Brooke doing the same thing:
*She not only finds a lot of entertainment by staring at her hands but also by trying to figure out her feet now too. She is grabbing them a ton!
*My mom sent me this video, Dear husband: One day, we’ll miss all of this and it made me cry and remember to love every minute of the really crazy times that feel so frustrating at times. Along with all of these smiles there is plenty of crying, trying to figure out what the heck I need to do to help her, long nights and feeling like I’m doing it all wrong but that’s parenting and I love this stage of life.
*Every now and then during a run I will think about all of the miles we ran together while I was pregnant. Then I start to miss pregnant running until I remember how awful I felt ha and how much I LOVE having her here with us.
*Skye has a few different lengths of hair going on in the back. I think she rubbed off a bit of it!
*I no longer have night sweats anymore. Those were crazy and lasted for the first 3 months. I would wake up in the middle of the night and have to change pajamas and everything because I was drenched from sweating so much. I have never washed my hair as much as I did then during any other 3 month period of my life.
*A few of you taught me how to carry her carseat without hurting my back. Thank you so much… you can find out how to do this here.
*Andrew can’t help but tickle and tease her a little bit. I think it is just in a lot of dad’s DNA to do this kind of stuff and she already loves it.
*She is mastering that pouty lip.
*I stare at her little toes often.
*When Knox is home then Brooke has most of her energy focused on playing with him but when he is away, most of her energy is focused on Skye and doing little things to help with Skye. She even knows how to get the pump all put together and ready for me.
*Skye loves any and all attention from the kids.
*My friend shared this and I loved it.. it just made me really proud of women.
*Skye is taking the bottle a lot better now. I am not freezing as much milk this past week compared to what I used to do. Instead Andrew has been giving her the bottle that I pumped in the morning to her right before she goes to sleep at night in order to get some longer stretches of sleep. By the end of the day I just don’t have as much milk and she is hungrier than before so the bottle has helped. I still freeze a little bit but it has slowed down. She does not take the bottle if she can see me. We tried to give her one at church last Sunday and she looked at me like, ‘yeah right… you are right there mom’ so I took her out and fed her in the mother’s lounge that they have at my church.
I was thinking yesterday about how much easier it is now to feed her vs those first few weeks when she was so tiny. Positioning her and myself correctly was like a jigsaw puzzle for each feeding and now that she is bigger, it’s so much easier to sit down and feed her. Now that my long runs are increasing I am noticing that on the days that I run long and the day after that I really have to get in a ton of calories and water to keep my milk supply up.
*I think Skye’s favorite thing in the world is eye contact. The smile she gives you when her eyes first meet up with you each day is something else. It’s like you just made her life each time you get close to her face and stare into those eyes of hers.
*Because of those smiles that she gives when you give her eye contact, it is SO hard to not engage much with her in the middle of the night when I go in to feed her. If I do, then she is up for a lot longer than if I just focus on getting some food in her and then putting her down again. It is so hard to not start talking and interacting with her but then I remember how much I love my bed and that makes it easier.
*She is waking up 1-2 times during the night and her naps are currently short and unpredictable but we’ll get that figured out again at some point. We are traveling with her on an airplane again this weekend so I’m just hoping we have nice people sitting next to us again ha.
*The way she smells after a bath is my favorite. I just walk around smelling her.
Talk to me about naps. Are your little ones good nappers? Is this just a stage? It feels like Brooke was this age about 15 years ago so I don’t really remember!
What things have you seen your body do lately that help you to realize that our bodies are pretty dang incredible?
If you are a parent, what are some things that your kid(s) is doing now?