Saturday, February 25, 2012

four months....picture overload

Has it really been 4 months since I gave birth?? It freaks me out that time is going by so fast.

Firsts:  Emily rolled from her belly to her back on February 20th.  She also rolled from her back to her belly one morning when she was laying in bed with us.  She likes tummy time now but it almost always makes her spit up (just another reason reflux sucks).  She holds herself up really well with her elbows and she will grab her toys and lift her butt up in the air- she tries so hard to scooch around on her belly.

that smile...oh my heart.

She found her toes and loves trying to get them in her mouth (even when she's half asleep).

She ate rice cereal on February 22nd and did really well, she was loving the spoon and kept grabbing for it.

My favorite first- she giggles.  It is and every time she giggles she gets the hiccups.

Feeding:  Now that Emily is on neo.cate she is like a new baby!  She is so much happier and that makes our days and nights so much easier!  I can't thank everyone who got us a sample enough- I really can't. You guys are the best and we appreciate it! She eats 5-6 oz every 3.5 hours during the day.  We can hardly get her to pay attention long enough to eat, she is so aware of everything that is going on around her and turns her head from side to side to make sure she isn't missing anything. She always has to have her hands on the bottle and tries to hold it by herself.

Sleeping:  Oh sleep. The most discussed topic in our house.  We are trying to transition her from sleeping in the rock and play sleeper in our room to her crib. I'm not sure if this is harder for us or for Emily.  She slept in her crib all night last night for the first time! Naps have been a struggle- she always wants to get up after only napping for 30 minutes.  At night she does much better, she goes to bed between 7 and 7:30 and has been sleeping until 6 or 6:30 in the morning!  She will wake up and fuss from time to time but if we put her pacifier back in she falls back asleep. 

Diapers:  She is wearing size 2 diapers.

Clothing: She is wearing 3-6 month clothing and growing like a weed! I put a pair of 6 month pajamas on her last night and she couldn't straighten her legs all the way- she is so long!

Weight: 16 pounds (weighed at home)

Height: 26 inches (measured at home)

Eyes: Her eyes are still b.lue and so pretty!!

Hair:  Emily has chameleon hair.  Some days it looks reddish, other days it looks bl.onde or br.own.  Her hair is wild too, there is no taming it (it matches her personality perfectly). She has the typical baby bald spot on the back of her head but her mullet is growing away!

Favorites:  She loves her Eins.tein toys and anything musical.

Her jumper is a huge hit- she gets so excited when she's in it... look at that concentration.

She loves playing peek-a-boo with her taggie blanket. She pulls it up over her face, giggles and waits for me to pull it off.

Baby Gear: Up until yesterday we were using the rock and play sleeper day and night for her reflux (that thing is worth it's weight in gold), the jumper is awesome and the bumbo seat is good for a little while but she gets bored with it quickly.  The best thing we have gotten recently is this fanny pack looking contraption that Steve is modeling below.  You wear it around your waist and there is a little seat for the baby to sit on so your arms don't feel like falling off when you hold the baby for long periods of time. It's called the baby hip hugger and I got it on babyhalfoff- worth every penny.

So that's our 4 month update. I still just sit and stare at her sometimes and wonder how we got so lucky.  Her personality is so funny- she really is a fighter and is going to be one tough little girl.  She is getting so vocal and will sit and talk to me all day.  I feel like I can just see her brain working and trying to figure things out, it's amazing to watch her learn and grow.

One last picture for my your serious.


  1. What a great smile! :) Can't believe she's 4 months old already.

  2. She is so photogenic! That hip carry thing looks awesome! Sometimes I see things like that and wonder why I didn't think of it first!

  3. She is absolutely adorable! Watching them grow is the most amazing experience.
    That's a interesting carrier! I haven't seen that! Have you thought about getting a Er.go? Or other type of hands free baby carrier? You might like those! I have a but little chunky (who weighs almost as much as Emily!) is getting too heavy for it.
    I also meant to comment on your cloth blog. I bought a whole stash of cloth dipes but haven't had the guts to use them yet. I need to cause I hate wasting all the money on disposables, and putting all the waste out there in the trash... I swore to myself when we ran out of our next packs of diapers I would use them. I'll have to blog about it and let you know how it goes.

  4. I'm so glad that new formula has worked wonders for you! Good luck with getting her to sleep in the crib, if it's not one thing, it's another, right? :) That hip seat thing looks awesome! I've never even heard of those before but it sounds brilliant! I love her big blue eyes and all the pictures.

  5. Love her serious face and her blue eyes are so sweet! Love that last serious picture. :)

  6. She is so precious!!! We loved the Rock n Play as well and I will use it again with our next for sure!

  7. She is just adorable! And getting so big.

  8. I'm glad that she slept in her crib! Congrats! It seems like everything is going so well. She is so cute!

  9. What an absolute doll! I am so glad she is happy!
    A spits up whenever she is on her tummy too, boo.
    I am so in love with her and the fact that it matches her personality!
    Happy four months!

  10. Love the pics, she is totally a little girl that will be breaking hearts one day!

  11. Wow, she is growing so quickly! I'm SO glad that formula is working so well! She looks like she has quite the personality so far!

  12. Her smile just makes me melt! So glad the formula is working and good luck with getting her back in the crib!

  13. Awwww - our little girls are only 15 days apart!! I can't wait to follow along and see Emily grow!

  14. SOOOO IN love with the pictures and love hearing an update about Miss Em!! Gotta say the picture with Steve and the hip hugger (with the Iron city shirt in the background) is just classic!!!

    sounds like you have found your groove :) god i just can't wait to meet her!

  15. So. Freaking. Cute.

  16. what a beautiful girl! i can't believe how fast she's growing. she looks so happy and cuddly. :)

  17. She is just precious. Serious cuteness going on there! 4 months already?? Wow!


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