I went from weekly pregnancy updates to monthly Skye updates to now just trying to find an extra minute to be able to write a separate post.
Skye is getting busier and busier by the day. She is a little over 13 months now. My sister got her wish for me to have a busy baby;)
Brooke was one of those babies that never got into anything. Not once did she get into the cupboards. I was always spilling more on myself while eating than she ever did. My sister would always tell me that she couldn’t wait for me to have a ‘busy baby’ and that day has arrived, ha.
I turn my back and this little one is into something. I walked into the pantry and she was holding the honey up and trying to drink from it like a bottle. There are usually a few outfit changes a day, multiple clean-ups and much more with Skye but it is so fun seeing her mischievous face multiple times a day.
*Her favorite foods are SPAGHETTI, blueberries, avocados, eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, bananas, string cheese, peanut butter, peas, kiwis, sweet potatoes and bites of everything that we are eating.
*She can now stand on her own! I think walking should be happening soon.
*She loves to sit on our heads anytime that we are laying down… it’s her way of getting us to stand up and get moving.
*SKYE PLAYS FAVORITES. You never know what you are going to get each day. One day she will just want Andrew to cuddle with and follow him all around and one day she is all about Mama and doesn’t go to anybody else very easily. It’s always a guessing game. We do know that whenever my mom is in the same room, Skye will 100% want to be with her.
*If the door to the stairs is left open then this little girl crawls at a 5:45 pace to get over to them.
*Skye does a fabulous job pulling my hair/eyelashes and she has bit me a few times so we are trying to work with her to learn that is not okay.
*Cuddling is on her terms only. If you try to cuddle her when she doesn’t want to cuddle she will wiggle her way right out of that.
*She does not love the idea of swimming pools but will gladly play in a bath for 20 minutes.
*Skye is a stomach sleeper with her buns up in the air through and through—> just like me.
*Church is a struggle because it is currently right during nap time. She loves to crawl under all of the pews to get away from us but then she will also flirt like crazy with her eyes to whoever is sitting behind us.
*She tries to feed me often throughout the day.
*She still tries to jump on our robot vacuum and get a ride around on that.
*Skye’s heaven: Binky, getting a neck scratch and rubbing the corner of her blanket.
*I think she is starting to understand that the big kids sometimes leave for a few days (going to their other parents houses) throughout the month and her excitement for when they get home is really cute and she follows them around for awhile.
*Beretta is not allowed in the kitchen (she is allowed everywhere else but the kitchen—> she sheds a lot so that is why) and Skye has picked up on this rule. Skye has heard me tell Beretta to get out of the kitchen enough times that now she will say GO and point to Beretta if she ever goes into the kitchen area. We all laugh so hard that she thinks that Beretta will listen to her. She loves petting Beretta and she will try to put her head down on her when Beretta is taking a nap.
*She absolutely thrives off of all of the attention she gets from Brooke and Knox.
*Her favorite part of life= when Brooke and Knox are playing with her. Look at the wind blowing through her hair.
*If she can’t find the binky, she will resort to something else.
*Speaking of her binky…. Whenever she has hers in and she has to sneeze she has learned to hold the binky in while she sneezes so that it doesn’t fly out.
*We can now get a little ponytail to fit on top of her head so that is quite exciting.
*And if the rubber band ever falls out or breaks then her hair stays in position and doesn’t move.
*Going out to eat with Skye has become comical… I need to start bringing my own broom and dustpan to clean up afterwards. Andrew and I usually switch off eating while the other one is helping her but she keeps us laughing the whole meal so that makes it fun.
*Skye hates nothing more than getting her nose wiped. She knows exactly when we are coming to do it and squirms like crazy.
*I love her sleeping schedule and I wish I could say I did something to sleep train her so well but I really have no idea how it happened (besides letting her cry it out for a few nights when she would wake up at 9 months old)—> 7 pm-8 am and then usually a 3 hour nap starting at 10ish and sometimes a short nap before dinner. I feel very lucky. I will say I think the sound machine helps her out a lot to sleep through the craziness going on at our house when she naps etc.
*If I am eating a treat in the same room as Skye I have to be very sneaky about it otherwise she goes for whatever it is I am eating.
*The pediatrician told us that it is time to take away the bottle. AHHHH NOOOOO isn’t she still an infant? We are working on it and I’m already missing the cuddle time.
*If she sees something else she wants to eat other than the thing in her mouth she just spits it right out to let us know she wants whatever we are eating instead.
*She loves looking over at us for approval of whatever she is up to:
*She just thinks that she is one of the gang and doesn’t hold back trying to jump in on the games and wrestling.
*The solution to the majorirty of the time Skye cries= pick her up. She does not want to miss out on anything that is going on.
*Andrew starts his capstone in February and then shortly after that he will be working full time. Andrew does so much with the kids so this will be interesting to see the changes that will come with him being gone more… I have a feeling I’ll be more tired, the house will be messier and I will run a lot less:). It sure has been fun (and beyond helpful) to be able to do this first 13 months with Skye with both of us at home.
When did you ditch the bottle? What did you go to instead? We have tried a bunch of sippy cups but she is not interested.
How old are your little ones currently? Loving the stage they are in or is it a hard one?
-I look back on her first few months of her life and wonder how in the world we did that.. those first few months are SO hard with the lack of sleep/recovery/trying to figure it all out!
How old were your little ones when they started to walk?