Category Archives: baby #3

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 :(


 

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.