Category Archives: age

Faye // 9 Months

March 13, 2018

Fay is 9 months old today! She’s getting to be a little ball of energy lately and I swear she might be as psycho as Ivy is at times! EEEK! We are going to have our work cut out for us keeping up with these two girls! They literally talk and giggle at each other at nights in their room until Faye eventually passes out. It’s the cutest thing. Happy 9 months Faye! You’re growing too fast right before our eyes!

This month is all the babble! She is saying “Da da” and “nigh nigh” and I’m trying so desperately to get her to say “Mama!” :) Love the babble phase and when they’re getting to know words. SO CUTE. Love hearing her voice.

She also popped another tooth! Her third one up top. Three on the bottom and three on the top now. Big girl! They’re coming in handy as she devours through everything I give her to eat! She literally INHALES spaghetti, and last night I made braised short ribs and I couldn’t even chop the meat up fast enough to feed her! Seriously, WHERE DOES THE FOOD GO? HOW DO YOU HAVE ROOM IN YOUR TINY BELLY. Always fathoms me! For little tiny babies they sure can eat! Or is it that they just don’t have an impulse to stop? Kind of like me sometimes when the meal is that delicious! Faye also loves yogurt, pancakes, eggs (which is amazing, Ivy and Leo HATE eggs!!!), peanut butter sandwiches, turkey, basically everything I give her. She’s still nursing 3-4 times a day, but is eating so much other food too!

Faye is pulling herself up on everything and is also walking around the table now. Just pops her head up to see what’s going on around her, so cute each time.

As far as sleeping, I finally decided to have her cry it out :( I really wasn’t minding going into her room once at night, it was peaceful and I loved to see her, plus, I liked that she would sleep in a little bit then! But, I was finally sick of the 4am feeding, so I had Ivy sleep with me last weekend when John was out of town, and Faye cried only for like 3 min the two nights in a row, and now hasn’t cried at all the last 2 nights! WHOOP! So that was not too heart-wrenching. Hate making them do that :(

Faye is into crinkling her nose right now and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. She’ll do it all the time, then smile! So adorable. She loves to giggle and be silly and is just the sweetest thing ever. Faye loves playtime and is always wanting Ivy and Leo’s toys, not her own!

She is getting obsessed with her blankie! I bought the same blankie that Ivy and Leo both have! I’ve had such good luck with it, and it washes so well and is soooo soft, that I got it for Faye too! Ha! Ivy ivory, Leo blue, Faye pink! I love how she’s started pulling the blankie up to her face when I lay her down to sleep, gah! ADORABLE. She also sucks her three fingers! Goodness, Leo all over again! : /

We love you sooooo much Faye! xoxo

Faye // 8 Months

February 13, 2018

Faye is 8 months old!!! I just can’t handle it. After my last post (read here) all about having that one last baby to soak in all the last firsts, I’ve been super clingy to Faye! This Mom thing saps me up sometimes and I get so emotional about it all! Tearing up writing this post thinking how fast it has gone and what a big month of growing this was for Faye – crawling, pulling herself up, and clapping! All the Mom feels!!!!

Faye’s biggest accomplishment this month – CRAWLING!!! She basically sat up for, like, a week, then started crawling! Such a big girl! Already trying so hard to keep up with her sister and brother. She is EVERYWHERE already. Mostly ends up under the table for some reason, but can crawl her cute little tush everywhere.

She also pulls herself up on everything! This is one of my FAVORITE stages when you walk into their room and see them standing there in their crib waiting for you! For some reason that just makes me swoon each time! It’s so cute!

Faye also loves to clap! She started that this month too and it’s sooooo adorable. Her big chunky hands and wrists meeting together and her smiling and giggling. So cute!

She’s being such a good eater too – LOVES yogurt! Her favorite! I do baby led weaning, so she’s been eating whatever we eat. Still nursing but mostly she loves her food.

Faye sprouted two more teeth this month – so she has two on the top and three on the bottom. She can literally rip steak pieces out of the strip of steak I give her!

Still not quite sleeping 12 hours. She’ll have about one day a week where she will sleep from 630pm-630am, but otherwise, mostly makes it till 4am, nurses, then goes back to sleep. I don’t want her waking up Ivy! So I go in there to nurse, don’t know if I’ll ever be able to just make her cry it out!! #lastbaby

She also moved in with IVY!!! Woo hoo!! I finally got the courage (read that post here). It’s been going well. I wasn’t sure if Ivy was a hard sleeper or not so I was really nervous, but she’s toooootally a hard sleeper. She doesn’t move a muscle as Faye is crying at night, so that’s good!! Ivy loves to go in her crib in the mornings to play together, soooo cute!

Sweet Baby Faye! We love you so much and you bring us all so much joy!!! I want to go squeeze her right now while she naps!!! Totally obsessed with her!


Faye // 7 Months

January 13, 2018

Faye is 7 months old today! She is such a bundle of joy and I pretty much just squeeze her all day! I could tooootally see how the baby of the family is spoiled… not speaking from experience or anything ;) I just love her so much!

Faye loves to play with toys! She is constantly grabbing at everything and playing with anything in sight. She is in that stage where she isn’t quite crawling, but is able to scoot her cute chubby butt all of the room. She was actually under our coffee table the other day, like, WHAT! Whoops! :) Another fact about the baby of the family, you tend to not have your eyes on them as often!

Faye hit the milestone of sitting and she also goes from laying to sitting. I love this stage where they just plomp their little tushes everywhere! She even started pulling herself up on things. Not all the way, but the girl is strong and gets herself up part way up the crib! I feel like she’ll start crawling any day! She rocks back and forth and scoots around everywhere. Even did the army crawl/downward dog position all this week!

Butt off the ground!

Faye LOVES to eat! She inhales any food  I give her, especially loves yogurt and avocado. We have done baby-led weaning with the other two kids and am doing it again. Thankfully she has an excellent pincer grip for picking up all the foods we give her that we eat too. She loves strips of steak to such the juices out! Even uses her bottom lil teethers to strip little pieces of steak off.

Still loves to suck her 3 fingers! Haha. Leo was a 2-finger sucker and now Faye is a 3-finger sucker! EEEEK! Love a self soother, but Leo still does it and he’s 2 and a half!

Faye is maaaaajorly teething this last week. She’s getting her two on top and one more on the bottom all at the same time. Tylenol all day err day a few days ago, poor little girl had a low-grade fever and wouldn’t let me put her down. The bottom one finally popped through today but the top one still won’t budge!

She’s still so curious about her siblings, always wanting to watch them and try to take their toys away from them. She’s almost always laughing at Leo because he always wants to make her laugh. Ivy is completely obsessed still and loves to hold her and read her books before naptime. Sibling bond is the best! So blessed with three healthy fun kids. We love you Faye, happy 7 seven months!



Faye // 6 Months

December 13, 2017

Faye is 6 months old today!! EEEEK! I just CANNOT believe that she is a half a year already! Lit-trally wanna cry that she’s hardly a wittle baaaaaby anymore :( I don’t want her to grow up so fast! This is our last little baby and it’s going by too quickly! I’m trying to soak up every moment I have with her. She’s so sweet and loveable and I just kiss her chubby cheeks all day! Ivy picked her outfit for this shoot – she loves to dress her up and help out!

This month, she hit some major milestones! She is rolling ALL over the place. Faye is in the stage where you put her on a blanket to play and she ends up way over on the other side of the room. Everywhere!

Plus, she’s already getting on all fours in crawling position! EEEK! She’ll rock back and forth all over! The girl isn’t even sitting up yet unassisted and already doing that! Slow down baby girl! I don’t need a mobile child… yet.

Faye also started eating foods in the last couple weeks. She’s really good with picking things up so she had no problem with her first meal – minestrone! Tons of roasted veggies and small noodles that she ate up. She also LOVES avocado, cheese, and cookies from the Grandmas! :)

She makes CRAZY hilarious noises! Basically a growl. Haha. I suppose she’s just trying to find her voice! It’s so weird yet so cute!

Sleep is pretty back to normal. Once she started rolling over this month we went through a bit of a regression when she couldn’t roll back over when she would roll onto her tummy. Took her a couple weeks to get used to sleeping differently (and no sleep), now all good! Mostly just gets up once in her 12 hour stretch at night and takes her two 1.5 – 2.5 hr naps during the day. Faye is a total finger sucker. Her left hand and the first three fingers. Loves em! Self-soothing, yes. :)

Lastly, she got two teeth last week! Her little bottom munchers are in! Thankfully, teething didn’t bother her, fewf! No fevers or fussy. Got lucky there!

Love our little Faye, I want to go in and cuddle you right now! Can’t get enough of her. Little baby. xoxo


Faye // 5 Months

November 13, 2017

Faye is 5 months old today! This month flew by and I feel like I hardly have a baby anymore! She’s gotten so big and interacting with her siblings and us as much as she can. Love this little babe and I baaaasically just squeeeeze her all day #cantgetenough

Flannel Baby Dress

Our sweet little hunny hit some mega milestones this month. She is rolling all over the place! From tummy to back AND back to tummy, woo hoo! She’s all over the place on the floor. Only almost fell off the bed once. EEEP! :)

Faye is still sooooo smiley! I just have to smile at her and she smiles right back, love that interaction :) She’s getting really curious at people, she’ll just stare at them and try to figure it all out. She hardly ever cries and her way of getting attention and talking is to growl, quite a funny noise coming out of a cute little baby! Especially at 4am!
She’s been such a great sleeper! Nap at 9am for 2 hrs, nap at 1pm for 2.5 hrs, and down for bedtime at 6:30pm. Wakes at 4am to nurse, and back to bed till 7am. My goal this month is to get her into Ivy’s bedroom to start sharing! So nervous. Everyone’s in good sleep habits right now, I’ve been procrastinating to mess it all up!

Love our little Faye Ophelia. Such a hunny and full of joy and love. Slow down time, this is our last baby :(