Nova loves listening to Dr. Seuss books. So, it's only appropriate that she has a Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss outfit, as well as Cat in the Hat pajamas. One day when we went to IKEA, she happened to have on said outfit and wanted to play in a tent that matched her stripes. She had so much fun! You can see her snoozing in her jammies from another long day, as well.
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Nova's getting so big! She got to play with her Nuby stacking cups today and she absolutely loves them! She played with them in her Graco SimpleSwitch Convertible High Chair. The high chair is so comfy and the cups were so fun that she enjoyed them for quite a bit. The two videos below, as well as the pictures above depict how delighted and interested she was.
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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 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)
Nova Skye is growing so fast! Here's a comparison of her in the same outfit while in her Boppy, both at 6 days and again at 3 months.
Ever since Nova got her Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 Infant Car Seat, she likes to be in it a ton. That's a good thing since we're a very active family. She's got the Zuba design, but it comes in many choices. Whether she rides it in our '77 Winnebago, our '97 Toyota 4Runner, or her Graco LiteRider Click Connect Stroller, Nova enjoys every moment in her car seat. Enjoy the photos posted below.
Sometimes Nova even wants to play in the car seat when we're not going anywhere. Thanks a bunch to Grandma Rowell for buying it for her. She also has a Graco 4Ever (which is super awesome), but the SnugRide is more portable, whereas the 4Ever generally stays put since it can't latch into the stroller. We use both though, depending on what's going on. The 4Ever can be used all the way throughout her childhood, as it converts into a forward-facing car seat, as well as a high back booster and a bigger child booster.
Nova Skye is being a kitty in these pictures! Nova's big sister, Tia got her this outfit for her baby shower and she is finally able to wear it. It also has pajamas with it but it was too hot for those when she wore it yesterday. There's a cute kitty on the onesie and another kitty on the bib. The jammies are cheetah print, matching that part of the bib and the brown trim on the onesie. Meow!
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If you like this outfit, Amazon has a good deal on it right now.
Today Nova decided she wanted to be silly and "eat" her dress lots and lots. We think she might be teething because she's been putting everything she can reach into her mouth and biting it. The videos and pics show a little bit of her silliness with using her dress as a teether today.
From using it in her support seat, to our laps, to the car seat and stroller, she's been insistent upon chewing up her dress all day. Well, more like gumming it since she has no teeth haha.
She's got plenty of teething toys and two teething blankets, but her dress seems to be her favorite of the day.
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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