Monday, June 9, 2014

Easter 2014


Easter 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

8 months

My little girl is 8 months!! We love you, sweet Emy


Eight Months 

Eating: Besides our normal nursing, you've begun to actually "chew" on solids and maybe even like them. So far your favorites are mushed up ground beef or chicken, yogurt, and sometimes banana.

Sleeping: Uh, yeah, last month still complete it applies :p
Sleeping this month hasn't been your forte, ha. Nighttime is pretty hit and miss these days. You're waking up on average three times a night and haven't had more than a 5 hour spurt at all this month. You're still napping about twice a day for 45 mins to an hour. Your favorite place to nap is still on mom but you have napped in the stroller and car seat a little now too.

Clothes: Pretty much all 12 months with some lingering 9 months left. Mom has had a very hard time staying away from cute summer clothes. Hello, cute baby girl rompers!

Favorite Activities: Grabbing ahold of anything and everything Mom is holding onto

Least Favorite Activities: This month, sleeping "good"

Big moments/firsts:
- You had a modeling gig at Hallmark and got to go with mom to a live cooking segment. At Hallmark you were an awesome model and everyone on set of KC Live loved you!
- Babies first Easter


Sunday, May 11, 2014

On Mother's Day

On Mother's Day

As I sit here nursing my baby girl this morning I can't help but think back to two years ago, Mother's Day shortly after our miscarriage. To the sweet life just 8 weeks growing who made me mommy that I would never get to cuddle or meet on this earth. It was a hard day with tears and sadness. And today I pause for a moment to remember my first baby who someday I believe I will get to meet.

But joy does come in the morning. This year, I'm so thankful to cuddle and snuggle Emersyn, this sweet baby girl who I get the opportunity and privilege to raise and teach and love. Words can't express how much I love her and how blessed I am to be called her mommy! 

So Happy Mother's Day to all, especially to those struggling to become a mommy and those that have experienced a loss. Special grace and peace to you.

And to Emersyn: 
I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Seven Months

Seven months old and getting to be such a big girl! It's hard to believe you're more than halfway to being 1 year old! You've changed our lives in so many ways but nothing would mean anything without you. We love and treasure you, Emy!


Seven Months

What you weigh: 17 pounds 9.6 ounces

Eating: You don't love solids but we've been experimenting with different veggies and some fruits as well as egg yolks. So far most of it ends up on your face and bib. Besides that, you usually nurse when you get up, then around 10, 2, 5, and at bedtime.

Sleeping: Sleeping this month hasn't been your forte, ha. Nighttime is pretty hit and miss these days. You're waking up on average three times a night and haven't had more than a 5 hour spurt at all this month. You're still napping about twice a day for 45 mins to an hour. Your favorite place to nap is still on mom but you have napped in the stroller and car seat a little now too.

Clothes: You still range from 6 month to 12 month clothes but I'd say average is in the 9 month range.

Favorite Activities: Sitting up, scratching on everything you touch, smiling, laughing, making silly noises, waving, sticking your tongue out, being outside.

Least Favorite Activities: This month, sleeping "good"

Big moments/firsts:
- We took our first road trip to Nebraska this month which was quite a feat considering your history with car seats!
- You're talking so much more and can make noises like ba-ba, ma-ma, and da-da
- We've finally ventured down to Kansas City with you now that we're able to be in the car longer.


Seven Months Pictures


Seven Months Videos

video video video



Monday, March 3, 2014

Six months

Emersyn, how did you become a half a year old already? It's hard to believe time has gone by so quickly. This month especially has vanished with a blink and you continue to grow so quickly right before our eyes! Your smile is infectious and you bring so much joy to our lives every single day.


Six Months

What you weigh: approx 16 pounds, 8 ounces

Eating: You're still eating about every 3-4 hrs during the day. The end of this month you tried some peas and a little banana. The peas, you did not know what to think about but didn't mind the banana as much. 

Sleeping: Still taking a few naps a day, mostly in Boba carrier or in mommy's lap. Towards the end of the month you started waking more frequently at night and I'd say your average was three times a night. We had a pretty rough week this month too where you wanted to keep mommy up all night long! You still sleep in a swaddle at night but mommy's hoping to try and wean you away from it soon because you are getting so big!

Clothes: You're mostly wearing 9 month clothes now with a few of your bigger 6 month clothes still fitting and a few smaller 12 month clothes fitting. 

Favorite Activities: Your latest activity is sitting up all by yourself! We set you down with toys all around you and you go to town. You LOVE crinkly sounds and your favorite "toy" is a crinkly baguette bag ha. I don't blame you. It's crinkle noise is far superior to silly baby toys with crinkle noises. You're reaching for everything in sight including mommy's hair, earrings and daddy's glasses. 

Least Favorite Activities: You're overall pretty agreeable and besides the always mentioned car seat there's no big things you really hate to do. Sometimes you don't like baths but you get used to them. You're lenient about huge groups of people, especially when new people are trying to talk or play with you.

Big moments/firsts:
- Sitting up
- Much more aware
- Tried a few solids 
- First Valentine's Day. Daddy and mommy both claimed you as our valentine

Six Month Photos


Six Month Videos

video video