Nova really enjoy laughing with Nathan and has pretty much since day one. Enjoy these fun pictures and videos of brother and sister laughing away.
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 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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Baby Nova Skye always has such a cute natural mohawk. Rich and I love it and were both getting tired of our hair. Therefore, we decided to be different with our hairstyles in support of Nova.
As always, we were our own hairstylists. No salons are getting our money for something we can do ourselves.
Rich got a mohawk. My hair refuses to stay up in the air, no matter what we do, so no mohawk for me yet. But we did reshave the undercut even shorter than before, as well as trim some more off the top. I had to curl it under to make it stay up and the shorter pieces don't stay up unless I do that, hence no mohawk. Oh well.
(Our haircuts pictured below)
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.
by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
We discovered recently that Nova is probably teething and got a video of her being silly with her dress. Here's another fun video of almost 3 month old teething Nova. This time, she's talking about and chewing on her teething blanket.
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Nova's been growing like crazy and she think it's funny! When we tried to get her dressed the other day, Nova laughed hysterically as we searched for something to fit. See those pics, as well as some others depicting her growth and sense of humor.
We ended up having to dig through her "will wear later" storage bin and take out a bunch more stuff and put away lots of things she outgrew. Ask us later about which pieces of baby clothing will get new homes and which will be kept for memories. We're still processing the fact that she already can't wear them anymore when she was swimming in them seemingly just yesterday.
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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!
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