Category Archives: baby #3

Faye’s Baptism Weekend

October 17, 2017

What a WEEKEND! Whew! We’ve had family in town since last Thursday here to celebrate Faye’s baptism this past weekend. My sister Jillian was the last to depart just this morning, so we got a ton of sister and cousin time together! Ivy’s already missing her buddy.

The fun started on Thursday when my two sisters and her daughter flew in to visit. One sister lives in Portland, Oregon, and the other in Indianapolis, Indiana, so we only get to see each other 2-3 times a year, NOT ENOUGH! We all grew up here in Sioux Falls and our parents are still here, so it’s a lot of family time when we are able to get together. Love seeing the sisters and spending time together. Our brother, who lives near Aberdeen, even stopped for a quick visit on Friday! Everyone got to see Faye and all the cousins (and another boy due in Dec!) were together and rowdy as ever!

Faye’s baptism was on Saturday morning. She wore the same gown that Ivy and Leo wore, gifted by John’s Mom Betsy. It’s a beautiful white heirloom gown that I’m happy Faye fit in since she’s so big! My oldest sister is the godmother and John’s brother is the godfather. Happy to have such great siblings to fit the godparent role!

Baptism with Father Desmond

With the godparents

My big huge family! 

John’s family and Faye’s grandparents


The rest of the weekend we had lots of bottles of wine and just had fun spending time together! I put the phone down and really enjoyed time with each other. And probably because we were busy with 4 kids in the house! :)

Sistas!

Koch Kiddos with cousin Alexandra

All the cousins together! Jillian will be adding another boy – due Christmas day!

Happy Baptism Faye!


 

Faye // 4 Months

October 13, 2017

Faye is 4 months today! She’s growing so much and so fast! Just a happy lil chunker is what she is. She’s sooo sweet. Doesn’t make a peep all day. Love the lil girl.

Faye is LOVING her fingers. Totally going to be a finger sucker, just like Leo. She wants her left hand and leans her whole body left to get to her little fingers. Super cute, and I really love a self-soother, so I’m all good with that.

She is liking tummy time more and more. Her big ole head and body is tough for her to get up, but she’s trying hard! Not rolling over at all yet, but she’ll get that big body over sometime soon!

Sleeping has been a struggle this month. UMPH. I stopped swaddling her arms down in the sleep sac about 4 weeks ago, and I shouldn’t have! She was sleeping from about 7:30-4am when I was swaddling her, well once I stopped and went to just the sleep sac, she was waking up at 10, midnight, 4, ugh, all over the place! I tried a few different sleep sacs, then randomly she slept 12 hours one night, then all over again the next night! But now FINALLY, these last two weeks, we’ve gotten into a routine during the day – nap at 9am, and nap at 1pm (her naps are about 2-3 hours long), then bedtime at 630ish, and she’s been sleeping from 630pm – 430am. So that is MUCH better. I was always so scheduled with Ivy and Leo and I feel like that’s why they’re good sleepers. So I guess my whole attempt to free-style Faye just wasn’t really working! Glad we’re doing much better now. FEWF. Tough month.

Those little pursed lips. So cute.

Faye also LOVES her jumper, reaches for the toys, spins the rattle, jumps, jumps, jumps. Has so much fun it. Or she enjoys to lay with her toys and reach for her toes. LOVE that stage, the sucking and touching the toes is so cute!!

LOVE YOU FAYE OPHELIA!

 

 

Faye // 3 Months

September 13, 2017

Faye Ophelia is three months old! She’s the best little baby, just coos and smiles all day long! She’s so sweet :) Such an easy going baby, likes to just hang out in the action! Never complains.

This month she’s really found her hands. Always moving them up to her mouth to gnaw on them. She’s also gotten good at grabbing things and pulling them to her mouth.

She’s sleeping from about 730pm – 430am, gets up to eat, and goes back to bed till 8ish. Anxious for her to sleep through the whole night! It will be fun to get her and Ivy in the same room together. Ivy can’t wait!

Hitting all her milestones! Good job baby girl :)

She loves to be held and in the action. I’m loving my WildBird sling to wear her around since we’re all over the place in a day! She mostly wants to be talked to and Ivy is in charge of that! Ivy talks and talks to her or sings her songs. She’ll talk in such a baby voice too, it’s super cute. Even Leo has started paying attention to her, and she ALWAYS laughs at him bc, well, he’s quirky!

Her eyes have stayed really blue, which is exciting, they’re so pretty. And she’s getting so big! Has outgrown her 0-3 month clothes practically, and on to 3-6 month. Love her chunky fat rolls :)

Basically obsessed with her.

Love you Faye. xoxo.

Faye // 2 Months

August 14, 2017

Faye Ophelia is 2 months old! She’s still sweet as ever and I can’t get enough of her! She is so smiley and absolutely loves when her sister Ivy is around. She just listens to her and coos back as if they’re already talking all the girl talk :) It’s adorable!

2 month stats: length – 24″ (99%), weight – 14 lbs 10 oz (98%)

Faye loves to be held! I love to baby wear and/or just lug her around on my hip. She really likes to face out so she can see everything, so alert all the time. And doing much better at holding her head up, still a little wobbly, but doing so well!

I feel like her looks have really changed this month! She still has her chub, so many rolls, but she’s looking so cute! Her eyes have gotten really blue and they’re sooo pretty! Leo still has his blue eyes and Ivy has green (like me), somehow John’s brown eyes didn’t end up on any of our kids!

Faye is soooo smiley! You just have to look at her and smile and she smiles right back. LOVE IT. She even giggled this month, her first giggle, and I about died! Then she got the hiccups, haha! I remember that with the other two! Too cute. 

She’s very easy going – only cries if she wants to be swaddled to go to sleep, if she’s hungry, or if Leo slams some toy into her (ugh). Faye has been such a good baby and definitely the easiest! She is sleeping one long stretch, about 6-7 hrs, then nurses and goes back to sleep for another 3-4. Doing so well at nights! She even made it from 9:30pm – 5:00am once this week! AMAAAAZING!

Love you Faye Ophelia! Our little baby girl, xoxo

 

 

Faye’s Birth Announcement

August 6, 2017

I LOVE Faye’s newborn lifestyle photos by Emily Mitton (see the session here!). She did such a good job capturing our family and how adorable little Faye is. I couldn’t wait to get it on a card to send to family and show her off :)

I chose Minted for her announcement because that’s always my number 1. Plus I love that they support independent artists, kind of like Etsy, and their designs are always my favorite. I decided on the “Gallery” birth announcement because I loved how simple and pretty it is! I substituted the font with the font from the “Signature” announcement and the card was complete!

– Faye Ophelia Koch’s Birth Announcement –