weight & height: 20.6 pounds and 27 (ish) inches long. According to these numbers not much has changed since last month, but we've heard that the growing slows down a bit the older I get so we'll take it! eating & sleeping: I'm still going to bed around 8 at night and will usually sleep until about 8:30 the next morning. Along with my two bottom teeth, I also have a total of 4 new teeth coming in up top, so lately I've loved trying more solid foods in addition to my regular baby food and milk. My favorite "solid" treats so far are the Happy Baby yogis (freeze-dried yogurt and fruit snacks) but puffs are a close second. exciting firsts/milestones: Along with my four new top teeth coming through, this past month I reached a really big milestone by starting to crawl! On the morning of March 12th, Daddy was playing toys with me and was setting up a tower from my stackable cups. I thought that it needed to be knocked over, so I pushed myself up and crawled right over to it to knock it down! Since that morning I've gotten really fast at it and am constantly crawling and trying to find new things to explore! things I love: Since learning how to crawl, I've really loved getting into everything that I can. This includes garbage cans, electrical cords, the "on" button on Daddy's xbox, and the shelves on the entertainment center. Mommy says that I've been working really hard to help her see all the places in her house that she thought were baby proof that actually aren't. 😉 I also love playing with toys, talking and playing with people (as always) and anything that lights up and/or makes sounds. I've also learned how to clap my hands, and love doing that whenever I feel like it's appropriate. things I don't enjoy so much: Overall I'm a pretty content baby, but one thing lately that I haven't loved very much is having to get clothes put on. Whether it be my outfit for the day or my pajamas for bedtime, I'll squiggle and squirm as much as possible and try to get away from Mom before she's able to get the clothes over my head. I also don't care for wearing socks or shoes, and will usually kick them off of my feet within two minutes of them being put on. At this stage of baby life, I've found that a diaper and bow is really all I need, and I'm still trying to get Mommy and Daddy on board with my mindset. 😜 mom & dad's biggest parenting lesson so far: This past month my friend H got a new baby sister, so while he spends time with her and his mommy, me and my Mommy have had the chance to have a lot more one-on-one time together. Daddy also had his spring break from school, so on top of getting more time with Mommy we also had the chance to spend more time with Daddy as well. It's not so much a lesson this month, but Mommy and Daddy both have talked this month about just how much they appreciate the family time that we've been able to have together, and just how much we want to make sure that we don't waste a single second of it. ❤️
emery's bow: sweet little soul
So..... the past five days or so it has been literally freezing cold in Kentucky. Like chill you to the bone, too cold to breath or even think about going outside to even check the mail cold. I'm not really sure what the deal with the weather is since we had weather into the 60's all throughout February, but this last week of freezing temperatures put me a little out of spirits and made me a major hermit. I finally decided that I needed to get out of my rut, but since going outside obviously still wasn't an option, we decided to bring the fun indoors with some finger (or in Em's case full body 😉 ) painting! This was Emery's first time finger painting and I was soooo happy that she actually liked it and enjoyed getting into the paints! She was a little apprehensive at first, but I think that once she realized that it was okay for her to get messy in the paints she went to town on it and had a blast! We had a few of her baby friends over and had a blast with diapered babies and messy paints for a whole afternoon! The best part about these paints in that they are 110% safe for babies to use and are even edible! We made them straight from everything in our kitchen in less than 5 minutes and were having fun immediately after! I figured that I'd include a quick DIY in here so that if anyone reading is itching to have some fun you can give it a try! I hope you all enjoy! Happy DIY-ing!
skill level: easy | total time: 5 minutes | cost: free!
And that's it! Easy peasy and provides a ton of fun for you and your little one! Just as one last note, because the paints are made out of food, these definitely aren't the types of paintings that you'll be hanging up on the fridge once they're done (we just tossed the garbage bags and paper in the trash when done for quick cleanup) but it does make for a great sensory activity for babies and can also be great to work on colors with toddlers. Hope you all enjoy!
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.