Kiwi is 7 months: Sisterhood

Baby fox toy Ten Thousand Hour Mama

Everybody’s doing a brand new dance now,
I know you’ll like it if you give it a chance now,
Come on baby, do the Locomotion!

The last month Kiwi has been all about moving around!

She’s not crawling, although she’s made it to all fours and is occasionally rocking, the first steps toward that milestone. But she intentionally rolls toward a destination where she’s set her sights—a beach ball, her toy piano, and especially Finn.

Baby fox toy Ten Thousand Hour MamaBaby and dog Ten Thousand Hour MamaShe also moves by whale tale splash, a special move she’s waiting to patent. While on her back, she lifts her entire body up to her shoulders and slams it back down on the ground. She swivels around like this and, by all measures, looks very proud of herself.

Sisters forever

Kiwi has also started the Peeper Fan Club. She is, of course, President. The two of them have also started a band. Kiwi does solo side projects, too.

Kiwi Rock from Catherine Ryan Gregory on Vimeo.

Sisters band Ten Thousand Hour MamaSisters band guitar Ten Thousand Hour MamaSisters Ten Thousand Hour MamaShe’s pretty much obsessed with Big Sister. Peeper can do no wrong. Even when she is hitting Kiwi in the face with a pom pom or grabbing toys away, Kiwi stares and giggles.

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Oh so tired

Over the last few weeks, everyone in the house has been passing a cold back and forth. Kiwi has been sniffling for what seems like forever. During the day she’s still her usual cheerful self, but the nights have been brutal.

Every night is worse than the last. My euphoria over her successful sleep training has been replaced by despair as I feed her to sleep every two hours. And the last few nights, she has been awake in the deep, dark hours when everyone else is snuggled safely in their dreams.

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart; parenting two is even harder. But when I’m living in a sleep-deprived fog no quantity of caffeine can touch, beautiful rays of light break through: the love these girls share.

Shine on, sisters.

Sisters Ten Thousand Hour Mama

10 thoughts on “Kiwi is 7 months: Sisterhood

  • February 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Happy 7 months, Kiwi! My daughter had the same jammies with the purple flowers! And how cute is that video! It’s so cute that she adores her big sister so much, and I love that you’re capturing all of these precious moments. 🙂

    • February 25, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Monica! I’ve been trying to be more conscientious about capturing these moments. I’m doing a little better!

  • February 19, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Oh the LOVE and cuteness in this post is almost too much! They are so precious, especially together! Sorry the nights have been brutal. Hoping this phase passes quickly! Happy 7 months!!

  • February 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Aw, so sweet to see the two of them in their playtime gang! Also like how you described the whale tail move haha, sounds so entertaining to watch the two in their little crazy world

  • February 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    OK, I know mothering isn’t easy, but it cannot be that hard when your babyloves are that cute! The Peeper fan club is the best. Awe, sisters.

  • March 21, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Oh dear, you got two cutie pies over there! 😀 I really wish you all the best for your sweet family and hope that you’ll be able to get more sleep very very soon!

    • March 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thank you Sarah! Some days it feels like I’ll never sleep well again, but I *hope* that’s not the case!


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