Nova Skye is learning to feed herself lately. Watch this cute baby video and take a look at the pictorial to see how she's doing. She's eating Beechnut organic Non-GMO certified apples and sweet potatoes that are lightly spiced with cinnamon.
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We got the first snow of the season in Aurora, Colorado today. Since Nova isn't even 6 months yet, this was her first time seeing snow. Check out the fun snow pictures! You can't see the flakes in all of the pictures but they were coming down good and she really loved it. She first looked out the window, then we brought her out into it with her snowsuit, and then we gave her a snowball to play with for a few minutes inside the warm house. Sorry that I'm not in any of the photos but I was the picture-taker.
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Nova got to play with a train set for the first time today. Aja and Nathan were playing and she wanted to join in, so we let her (with close supervision). See the photo gallery below to find out how much fun she had.
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Nova made her first drawing today, at just 4 months old! Her big sister Aja was using the pencil and she grabbed it from her. So, Aja gave Nova a piece of paper and she went to town. We got part of it on video. (VIDEO BELOW)
Normally, a pencil is not ideal for a baby, but it was a spur of the moment thing (educational moments should be seized, not taken away) and she was being watched very closely by several of us. When she gets a drawing utensil on purpose, it will be a crayon.
Three and a half month old baby Nova Skye laughs hysterically on video about her first time in a restaurant highchair. While you can't see them in the video, mom and dad were right there watching. It was mommy who took the video and both of them were talking to her.
Nova turned 3 months old yesterday (9/2/2016)! Check out the fun photo gallery below, after reading about her amazing baby milestones at three months old.
Nova is getting so big and enjoying so much more. She finally got to test out her Evenflo Exersaucer that Grandma Rowell got for her and she absolutely loves it! Don't worry, she has all the signs of being ready to use it, such as being able to control her own head and pushing with her feet if in a standing position. There are more signs, but that should give you an idea. She was so funny playing with it. She got extremely excited and said hi to the teddy bear and monkeys several times. She does that to everything with a face, be it a toy or a person.
Speaking of signs, Nova had a well-baby checkup recently and guess what?! She's developing well and has met or exceeded every single milestone for her age. She weighed 9 lbs, 3 oz, as of 8/31/2016. That's up significantly from her birth weight of 5 lbs, 7.5 oz. She's also now 2o inches long! She was a little under 17 inches at birth.
Nova is playing a ton these days and is super active during the day. She plays with her feet, plays with any toys we put near her or hand to her, plays in the Exersaucer, laughs when people do silly things, requests specific toys with a distinct sound when she sees them, and so much more. Her favorites include a monkey teething blanket, the Exersaucer, a small Pokemon figurine that Nathan gave her, family members, cardboard tubes, her Summer Infant SuperSeat, an elephant wind chime my mom has (she likes to ring the bells with her feet), and a few more.
Nova's been doing so much lately that we can hardly keep up! Stay tuned for the next post. It's even easier if you hit the subscribe button on the right sidebar, so you don't miss a thing.
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Yesterday, we decided to buy some early Halloween decorations before the good stuff was gone. Nova apparently thought the skull ghoul was hilarious and wouldn't stop laughing at him. Thanks to big sister Aja for grabbing my phone and getting it on film. This is the first time Nova has laughed this hugely. She's done some smaller laughs here and there, but nothing like this.
Leave it to one of my kids to have a first laugh at something Halloween-related. It's my favorite holiday and around here we celebrate Halloween as whole-heartedly as some celebrate Christmas. Looks like she is fitting right in, as well as developing quite the personality. We did not expect that response from Nova when Aja took out the skull ghoul.
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Pictured below is the skull ghoul that Nova thought was so funny.
Nova Skye was born in June of 2016. Nova means "chases butterflies" in Cherokee and we hope she always flies high in the sky chasing after her dreams and goals. Join us on journeys through baby & toddler parenting fun, see life through the eyes of Nova Skye, and so much more!