Sunday, August 14, 2016

Emma - Six Months

Half a year already - there's no way! She is the best age. So happy! Always squealing. Easy to lug around. Only gets frustrated when she can't run around with her big sister. Loves everything Olivia does. Olivia loves everything Emma does. The two of them are so similar, always squealing in the backseat at their own jokes. I am loving this age. I love to hold Emma and hold her every chance I get. I know they grow up too fast. When I hold her, I have full access to kiss those chubby cheeks. I'm obsessed with both of my girls. It's a little weird. 

Height: (will update with her height and weight soon)

Sleep: I think we are down to just one night wake up. She has been horrible with naps. I'm talking 2 15 minute naps a day and thats it. I think they are supposed to be napping around 5 hours a day. So she's a little off from it. Makes it hard to get much done during the day. But I also love that if we have to lug her around, we never have to worry about it being during nap time. 

Eating: We just started trying foods. She's had avocado, sweet potato and asparagus. So far she doesn't like anything. Actually hates the feel of food in her mouth. She takes the spoon out of my hand and slams it on her high chair. Maybe because all she really wants is queso? I feel you, Emma baby.

Best Moment of the Month: This one is kind of silly. I have a thing about not using the double shopping carts with only one kid. When Olivia would beg to ride in the race car carts I would tell her that she could when her baby sister was big enough to sit beside her. Yesterday at Lowes Olivia's dream came true. It seemed so far away at the time, and now we have two that are big enough to ride in a shopping cart. 

Parent of the Month: This one goes to Dan. We had our friends Sam and Jason over. Jason, no kids, goes to get Emma from her nap and heads to change her diaper. Dan walks in and says "what are you doing?" It smells so bad - she needs a new diaper. "No she doesn't! Are you saying my house smells?" Dan takes her downstairs and after another 20 minutes realizes that Emma did, in fact, need a new diaper. And she sat it in 20 minutes longer than Jason would have let her. 

Milestones: She wants to crawl and stand and run so bad! She will not try to sit. Stiffens her legs and throws herself backward so she has to stand. Not sure when she'll learn to sit. When trying to crawl she keeps her belly on the floor and paddles likesshe's trying to swim or fly. Its so funny, and she gets so frustrated when it doesn't work.

Clothes / Diapers: Still 9 month and size 3 diapers. Not growing as quickly as she did in her first few months.

Favorites: Emma has this toy with a few balls hanging from the top of a teether. They rattle and crinkle and she is obsessed. We still love her exersaucer and have been bringing it outside so Emma can play too. I got a Maya ring sling and I love carrying her on my hip in it for hands free. We got Emma these breathable lovies for her crib. She'll cry laying her down, but she grabs at these lovies and chews on them and calms right down. She never took a paci, so wanted her to have something to hold onto. 

This age is my favorite. She's so happy. And so content to be lugged around, as long as she can see the action. Emma baby, never ever grow up. 


  1. I am loving this age SO MUCH! Happy, giggly, content babies are the best. Tell also is dying to be mobile and appears to be so much closer than L was at this age. He is also not a daytime sleeper. ha! Emma, you and that sweet head of fire red hair are just too cute girl.

  2. She keeps getting cuter and cuter! Can't wait to see all of you! Soon!

  3. She is just the cutest!! You have such fun little girls! So sweet to see them becoming friends. Love reading your updates.

  4. Cutie pie!!! She is so so cute! So glad she is such an easy baby now - six months is so fun!