Saturday, July 16, 2016

Emma - 5 Months

Time is flying so much faster with the second. Didn't I just have Emma? When you have your first baby, they have your entire heart. So much so that you wonder if you'll love the next one nearly as much. Let me tell you, your heart just doubles in size. Emma baby, we  (and especially your big sister) couldn't love you more!

Height: 25 inches
Weight: 12 pounds 8 ounces

Sleep: Emma still wakes up at 1 and 430. And her naps are horrible. 20 minutes usually. But she's a happy baby. And we've started giving her an ice cold bottle at 1 am to hopefully discourage waking up. She CHUGS it. I guess she is hungry in the middle of the night.

Eating:  She eats 4-6 ounces in each bottle and eats 7 times a day.

Best Moment of the Month: I asked Olivia if she remembered what life was like before Emma was born, when it was just her. She said "Yes mama, I do. Gaga and Papa got me from school and took me to the hospital to meet Emma!" I can't get an earlier memory out of her. I just love that she really doesn't remember life before Emma. She's been such a wonderful addition to our family, we all feel that way. 

Parent of the Month: This goes to Dan. He gave her a bath and handed her to me with this big bump on her head. I asked what happened and he said, "she rolled right into the side of the tub." Seems more like a parenting fail then Emma choosing to slam her head into the tub. 

Milestones: She pushes herself up like she's ready to crawl. Scoots a little and rolls around to get to her toys. She's stronger than Olivia, but not quite ready to crawl or sit up. Taking a bottle is a big milestone - haha. She likes to stand (while we hold her for balance). And she's been loving her exersaucer. 

Clothes / Diapers: Moving into size 3 diapers and 9 month clothes. For a 'peanut' she sure is in bigger sizes. Now that she's in 9 month, I have been able to use all of Olivia's spring / summer stuff, which is so much fun.

Favorites: Definitely her exersaucer. She still loves playing with her toys on her playmat. She loves sneaking a peek of Olivia's shows on the TV in my car. Anything that crinkles. And she has been lunging for our food. We'll wait another month before feeding her food, but you can tell she wants some! 

We got a little stroller fan for the car and that has been a dream! She would get so hot and just cry the whole car ride, which made her even hotter. Now she sits calmly in the car. 

Still can't believe you are 5 months already, but seems like you've been a part of this family for forever. Can't wait to see you grow and see your personality - but, also, please never get any older.


  1. Love that Olivia's first memory includes Gaga & Papa! And, there's no wondering whether we have a red head! :-) Love you all!

  2. 9 month clothes already?! And the ice cold bottle - smart move!!! I would have never thought of that!

  3. 12.5 lbs- bahhaaha what a little bit! She is so precious!