Thursday, March 7, 2013

Emma: 5 Months!

Dear Who Who,

You are getting bigger and more beautiful every day!  This stage of life is the most precious, adorable time.  You are so happy and interactive, yet still immobile, ha ha!  I love it!

You have started to have "conversations" with us, which is the cutest thing.  Poor Daddy is gonna have to live with 3 Chatty Cathy's ;)

You are still getting only Mommy's milk, and when you take it in the form of a bottle you like to hold it yourself:

Only one more month until we start feeding you solids!  I always picture you as such a tiny baby, it's hard to believe it's almost time to feed you "real" food!  Right now you nurse 4-5 times a day and are very content with that.

You are a thumb sucker and that's how you soothe yourself to sleep:

I still believe that you are the happiest baby on the planet, but I took the following photo to prove that you too, have your moments ;)
The photo above may have resulted from the following situation:
Recently you love to put your tiny little fingers in my mouth while you are nursing, so I playfully gnaw on them when you do.  Your big sister saw me doing that and decided that it must be a good idea to bite your fingers since that's what Mommy does :(  Yup, true story.  I felt so bad for you!  But Addy (and Mommy) has learned her lesson and hopefully that will be a once and done situation.

Bath time is one of your favorite times of the day and you get a smile on your face the second we put you in the tub.  You especially love to get your face and hair washed.  You kick and splash and laugh at yourself.  It's such a great time of day (and not only because it's almost bedtime!).

You still have long brown hair, but it is getting lighter and more sparse every day.  But it remains pretty long in the back (mullet style) so I jokingly gave you a ponytail one night:

This view shows just how much hair you are losing:

How cute are you in this little outfit from Aunt Tina:

 Shoes were from Aunt Sue back when Addy was your size.  Love them!!!

You remain our star sleeper, both at night and during naps.  You take 3 naps a day, from which we often still have to wake you up.  About 2-3 hours in the morning, 2-3 hours in the afternoon, and 1-2 hours in the early evening.  Then you are in bed around 7:30-8 and sleep for a solid 12 hours.  No joke.  You LOVE your sleep, and we LOVE that about you!  You haven't woken up during the night AT ALL in over a month, so I'm hoping this is a permanent thing for us.  Uncharted territory though I tell ya.  We had to do the whole "Cry it out" thing with Addy to stop her from waking during the night, but you just did it on your own and it was so easy.  Naps too.  We always (from day one) struggled with naps with that sister of yours.  To this day she hates napping.  But you?  You go right down, almost every time, without so much as a whimper.  You, Emma, are a very easy baby.  I don't want to jinx us, but it is the absolute truth :)

You aren't rolling over yet, although you get very, very close.  You usually love to just lay around and play with your toys or watch Addy play.  You can grab onto your toys now, and everything immediately goes into your mouth.  (One of our friends has our Sophie giraffe, and we need to get it back STAT, because that is such a wonderful teething toy.)  You are pretty content wherever we put you, be it the bumbo, the activity mat, a swing, or the step and play piano.  You just chill and smile wherever you are.

All we have to do is walk in the room and you just light up with that beautiful grin of yours.  It's so easy to make you happy!  Have I mentioned how much I love this stage??

Here are your 5 month pics:

But no one can get you to smile like your sister can!  You two love each other so much!

Happy 5 Month Birthday Emma Jane!  You have been the most wonderful blessing to us and all three of us love you to pieces!




  1. I can only hope and pray that I get a baby as easy as Emmy - she is such a breeze! Such a happy little lady!

  2. What wonderful pics of Emmy! I love them! I can't believe she's 5 months old already....