September 25, 2019

i n d y : t h r e e | m o n t h s

I've been calling Indy my little sunshine girl because she truly is P U R E sunshine. She can't help but smile, even when she's upset. If you start to smile and say "hi" to her, she cannot keep that beautiful, gummy smile away! It's seriously the happiest thing. This past month with Indy has truthfully felt like the others: a complete blur. A really happy, blissful blur!

I'm sure I'll be saying this a lot because I still do with Nova BUT, Indy's little personality is really starting to shine. I've told Ryan a few times that I see Indy being the type of person to let things roll off her shoulders. I really hope so. I wish I was more like that! Truthfully though, the second something is resolved for her (like a changed dirty diaper or she's hungry), she's happy. It doesn't take much to calm her down or keep her from crying. She's just a chill, happy soul.

 will smile the second you look at her or say "hi"

 still sleeping through the night with one or two dream feeds 

 starting to notice Nova + loves when she talks to her!

⋒ able to sit up in her bumbo for short periods of time

⋒ still has the cutest little double chin we've ever seen

⋒ gurgles + coos like it's nobody's business!

⋒ loves baths in her blooming bath - relaxes her immediately 

⋒ still breastfeeding like a champ + wearing 3 month clothes!

Indy will be going on her first flight and first vacation in just a couple weeks! She is genuinely such a good baby so here's to hoping that continues in the car and on the plane! We have loved seeing her bond more with Nova and are excited to see their sisterhood grow even stronger! We are so grateful for our sweet Indy girl. 

September 3, 2019

i n d y : t w o | m o n t h s

I'm just really on a roll with getting these updates out on time, aren't I?! I love past me who always said she would work on these a week ahead of time so she could post them right on Indy's month mark. She was cute. She was naive to what life with two under is truly like! ;) 

Life has actually been really wonderful with the girls. Indy has already changed so much this last month and I'm having a little bit of a hard time with it. It's bittersweet watching my babies get bigger. Ultimately though, it's more sweet. Indy is smiling SO much and even does little gurgles that sound like she laughing! It's the absolute cutest thing ever! First thing in the morning when I take her swaddle off, she smiles SO big. It makes my heart so happy and really does bring just the sweetest spirit into our home. 

Little Indy is still a tiny thing but she eats like a champ and we are still breastfeeding! I kind of can't believe that our journey has been going so well. It was such a disaster with Nova that I half expected that to happen again with Indy but I am so grateful it hasn't! She jumped from the 18th percentile to the 25th so we are super happy about that! Her pediatrician is a huge advocate for breastfeeding so it's been extra nice having that support and encouragement to keep going. Plus, I really love having my baby so close to me! 

 loves to listen to soothing music, like mozart or bach

 still sleeping really well with only one or two feedings at night!

 does not enjoy when mama walks away for too long

⋒ absolutely loves it when we talk to her and smile at her

⋒ doesn't mind her carseat, she falls asleep on most car rides

⋒ can roll from belly to back

⋒ doesn't cry often but when she does, she cries loud

⋒ loves when she's propped up so she can look around!

I can already tell that Indy is going to be a peacemaker in our family. She just loves to smile and be happy. I love that about her spirit! It is so pure and innocent - something we could all use a little more of. I am also so grateful for what Indy has done for our family. She's made me a girl mama (for now!), Nova a big sister and daddy's heart has grown so much bigger having all these girls around! We are so fortunate and love having our little rainbow baby around to remind us the beauty in life. Newborns are something special.