Skye has been with us for half of a year now and I can’t believe it. It really has gone by so fast. I’ve got just a few updates along with many pictures to share with you today!
*The funniest thing in the world to Skye is when one of us sneezes. It cracks her up… even when we do fake sneezes for her. If you ever see us around doing fake sneezes, now you know why.
*She still wins at staring contests every single time.
*Her leg rolls are developing
*Drooling is a big part of our days right now.
*She loves to go hiking with us. Being outside is her favorite and the bouncing from Andrew walking makes her so happy. We use this pack and bought this shade cover which we really recommend to keep little ones comfortable/out of the sun while hiking.
*Another favorite activity for Skye= the bath. She loves being in there and splashing around. One morning she put her hands like this while she was taking a bath. Just kickin’ back and relaxing.
*Brooke is always very generous with sharing her blanket with Skye.
*Skye has now rolled over from her back to her front. She has done it a few times but really this girl just wants to be sitting on our lap. She wants to be seated in a way that allows her to see everything going on in the house especially the kids running around.
*Her pacifier is life now. Why she all of the sudden she started loving it at 5ish months I am not sure but it’s really nice for situations like the car, plane or church.
*She continues to hold her tear drops in a little spot right below her eyes to remind us that she was upset even after she has calmed down. It’s a bit dramatic if you ask me;)
*She has started to be very interested in other babies now! I’m sure glad that as adults we don’t introduce ourselves by sticking our hand in the other person’s mouth. I’m very glad that Skye has a little girl cousin that is just three months older than her. It will be fun to watch their friendship over the years.
*Skye is so interested in our food! She has let us know she is more than ready to start to eat what we are eating. She is grabbing at it and staring at it with her full attention!
*Avoid Mastitis. That was a pain I would not wish on anyone. Luckily, I was able to get the antibiotics started right away and I was feeling so much better about 1.5 days later.
*Brooke styled Skye’s hair.
*Every now and then, Skye will give us a little wave. If we do it to her she will sometimes copy us!
*Her blue eyes… they are even brighter whenever we are outside.
*Skye loves her blankets. For some reason we just have always brought one of these little blankets with her everywhere she goes and she loves moving her little hands all over it and sometimes she’ll move it to rub on her cheeks. There have been a few times that she will be fussy and we will hand her a blanket and she calms down… it might just be a coincidence but who knows?!
Also, she loves chewing on her blanket too.
*Sleeping is hit or miss at night. With traveling and maybe a bit of teething (although we don’t see teeth yet), we still don’t have an exact schedule. Some nights she will sleep through the night or have long stretches of sleep, every now and then we jump in the car and drive her around to calm her down and sometimes we are getting up 2 times a night with her. We have done a bit of sleep training and the pacifier definitely helps her to soothe herself back to sleep. We will just keep working with her and enjoy every hour of sleep that we get along the way. She is taking awesome naps. Usually she takes one nap in the morning from about 9-11:30 and another long one in the afternoon. Sometimes she takes a short little cat nap in our arms right before dinner too.
*She is a huge fan of rice cereal, sweet potatoes (I’m very proud of this one) and carrots but looked at us like we are crazy people when we gave her green beans. Oh and she also hates bananas.
*She has started to become more and more interested in toys (and chewing on them) lately. This one is her favorite so far.
*The humidity in Illinois brought out even some more craziness in Skye’s hair.
*This little scene melted my insides. I love seeing them love each other. It makes the harder parenting/step-parenting moments easier when this kind of stuff is happening too:
*I’m very much loving this summer with her outside of me because she is so fun and also because I felt so sick last summer during pregnancy. Pregnancy is hard ha.
We need a high chair for Skye, any recommendations?
When did your kids get teeth?
What foods do your littles love and NOT love?