EIGHT MONTHS IS HERE!! I’ve got a few updates for you about what is currently going on in Skye’s life (even though I share that stuff with you daily too).
*Her crinkle nose smile is still my favorite.
*She’ll wear sunglasses for approximately 12 seconds before she will rip them off but she let’s me put bows and headbands in her hair without ever taking them off.
*She thinks I’m pretty funny/cool when I dance but Knox and Brooke are already to the age where they are embarrassed by my dancing.
*Skye is rocking her sleep these days. We put her down around 7-8ish and then give her a bottle at 10:30 and then she will sleep until about 5 (sometimes 4 but I will take it and sometimes earlier than that), take another bottle and then sleep until about 7:00-7:30. This is a book that really helped us out to get her on a better sleep schedule! I played on a softball team with the author Christine too so I knew the book was bound to be good:)
*If there is a surface in front of Skye that she can pound and pretend is her personal drum set… she will.
*Just kickin’ back with Knox.
*Brooke, Knox, Skye—> all one syllable names which makes it easy to call out to them in a hurry. Andrew and I are always trying to think of more one syllable names that we love for the future, if you have any let us know.
*Skye is VERY interested in food these days and reaches for it at all times if it is near her.
*She makes everyone think that they are her absolute favorite by giving them the biggest, cheesiest grin when they walk in the room.
*She loves avocados, sweet potatoes, ANY and all fruits, butternut squash and anything that we are eating that is mashed up:) Some days we cannot feed her fast enough… she is working on her patience in between spoonfuls of food because there are days she grunts and gets frustrated because she can’t eat fast enough!
*She has definitely started loving toys these days and likes to have something with her most of the time.
*She loves putting her foot outside of the stroller. I’m not sure why but it is kind of her thing. Maybe it just goes along with her kicked back personality.
*Crawling hasn’t happened yet but she has been very creative in rolling over to whatever toy/thing that she wants to get to. She will roll across a room and sometimes at just the perfect angles to get herself from point A to point B in order to get to whatever the thing is that she wants to put into her mouth. I love seeing how curious this little girl is and I feel like each day she is more excited to get into things.
*I already want to have another one. I know, I know… after 40 weeks of me complaining to you about being sick and exhausted, I want to do it again. It’s just like the marathon;) BUT we are going to be waiting for a while until Andrew is working and we are on better insurance and I’ve got some races I want to do (GRANDMA’S next June) too.
*Beretta is the star of the show whenever they are in the same room. I feel like Skye is going to be an animal lover just like Knox and Brooke.
*It’s always amazing to me how something so simple as measuring cups/spoons can make these little ones so happy and entertained.
*The amount of excitement that Skye has when she first sees her bottle is out of control… she starts shaking when it is within her reach. It is comparable to when I see a donut. She is also a big fan of holding the bottle herself these days. Ms. Independent.
*Running is starting to feel better and better again. I think I have determined that I’m just not going to train hard from here on out in the future when I am breastfeeding. I will always run and workout but when I’m breastfeeding, running hard/training fast is just very different and it doesn’t really click until about a month after it ends so why put that pressure on myself? Running is always there for you when you and your body are ready for it.
*Mom talk here… I just think it is so helpful/needed/necessary to have a little time each day as a mom to be by myself. Even if it means me sacrificing sleep in the morning to go out and be on my own for a run, it’s so worth it to me. I feel like I am able to be more patient/happy/focused if I can just do something each day for myself. I am able to handle tantrums/spit up/crying/any other lowlights of parenting much better when I get a minute by myself. My sister and I are trying a new thing too (she has 5 kids) where we try to get out together once a week without kids. Our husbands are super supportive of us doing this and it has been so good for us. When Brooke was a baby I didn’t have the opportunity to do this so I’m realizing this time around how lucky I am to just have an hour or two or three once a week (outside of running when they are asleep in the mornings) to restart and I come home so excited to see them all and focus on them again.
*Turns out that Skye has quite the rhythm. When Regina Spektor comes on she bounces to the beat!
*I hope she is okay with being kissed 4,539 times a day.
*Skye is currently very expressive with her eyebrows. She raises them quite often. Also, the binky is a big favorite of hers still.
*When I have run out of hands for Brooke and Knox to hold, they just grab onto Skye’s foot instead.
*Once upon a time she was okay with the grass for about 45 seconds. Ever since then she shows off her crazy core strength when we try to set her down on the grass by keeping her legs up in the air to avoid it.
*She can also sit up by herself now! She topples over every now and then so we only have her do this when we are right next to her but she is pretty proud of herself with this latest accomplishment.
*You can feel a few little teeth starting to come in on her gums. I can’t imagine how painful that must be… babies are tough.
*Also, she is still saying Da-da all day long and sometimes she says it while looking at me with a big smile on her face… does she already know how to tease me?
*Gwen Jorgensen put out an AWESOME video with pelvic floor talk and what has helped her comeback! Towards the end she shares things that you can do too and I’ve been doing them now because I want to keep running healthy.
For those of you with multiple kids, what was the age difference between your kids?
Do you have an age that is kind of your favorite with kids?
What are some of the latest things that your kids are loving/doing lately?