weight & height: 20.4 pounds and 27.5 inches long. Since we didn't have an appointment this month those are just good guesses, but the one thing we are certain about is that I'm growing fast! eating & sleeping: I really love baby food and have enjoyed every single one that mommy has given to me! I also tried a teething wafer this month as my first real "solid" food and wasn't too crazy about the texture; I made a face every time I tried to take a bite of it so that Mom & Dad would know exactly how I felt about it. Sleeping is going well; I'm officially moved into my flat bed and I love that it gives me more room to stretch out. Sometimes I'll wake up because teething is rough business, but as soon as I get my pacifier I go right back to sleep! I also started going to bed a little bit earlier this month, which Mommy & Daddy seem to like because it means that they get a little more free time and can get to bed a little earlier too! exciting firsts/milestones: This past month all of that teething pain finally paid off and my bottom two teeth finally popped through! I'm still getting used to having them in my mouth and have become quite the drool bug from trying to chew on everything I can get my hands on, and I'm constantly giving a crooked little smile to try to show them off. things I love: There are very few things that don't make this list right now, but if I had to narrow it down to a favorite five, I'd say that my most favorite things would include reading books (especially before bedtime), playing pat-a-cake with mommy, growling, playing outside, and my #1 favorite thing continues to be playing, talking, and laughing with my friends. Since I'm extremely sociable, I tend to make friends pretty much wherever I go! 😉 things I don't enjoy so much: Right now my least favorite thing is getting things taken away from me while I'm playing with them, especially people's cell phones. I've gotten quite good at throwing what Mommy calls a "big girl tantrum" whenever it happens, and Mommy & Daddy are continuing to try and figure out a way to make electronics less enticing (with so far no success). I've also become really empathetic of my friend's sad emotions, so if I happen to see H or another baby start to cry, then there's a pretty good chance that I'll start crying too. mom & dad's biggest parenting lesson so far: This past month Mommy had a lot of big plans to do lots of fun things and then takes lots of pretty pictures of all the fun things and then write about all of them on her blog. We had lots of fun adventures and did all of the fun things, and time and time again Mommy found herself in a situation where she got so caught up in having fun that she either forgot to take pictures completely, or maybe got a couple with the cell phone but none with her big camera. She found though that as nice as it is to have nice pictures of adventures, that the adventures themselves are the most important part, and that as long as everyone is having fun, it will always be ok to be more present than perfect or pretty. ❤️
Thank you so much for reading our little monthly update on Emery! We're at the tail end of these now, and it's a bittersweet feeling knowing that I'm already thinking about her first birthday party and realizing that I'm very soon going to have a very mobile baby/toddler!
As always, so much love to you all!
I'm Chelsea. I'm a wife, mommy, photographer, and lover of life's little adventures. Join me here to celebrate the beautiful things in people and life.