weight & height: 21.4 pounds and 29 inches long. I had a bit of a growth spurt this last month and am getting so tall! eating & sleeping: I'm eating more and more solid foods now and have gotten to a point where I enjoy being able to pick food up with my fingers and put it in my mouth. I still love bananas, and veggie straws have become a new favorite snack along with my yogurt bites. Sleeping has been a little rough for us, the older I get the more extreme my FOMO (fear of missing out) becomes, so there's been several times that I've skipped naps or woken up in the middle of the night ready to party, just in case anyone else is ready to party too. 😉 I'm slowly learning that mom and dad really just sleep during the night though, and am working to get back into my regular sleep routine. exciting firsts/milestones: Shortly after learning to crawl, I decided to take things to the next level and have started standing myself up on things. I love being able to see everything that I can, and it seems like the taller I get the more I can see! things I love: Right now my favorite things in the entire world are crawling and exploring everything that I can, being outside, and screaming at the top of my lungs so that people can hear my voice. I especially love screaming in public places where my voice can echo and carry, and have had a few instances at the grocery store where friendly people will stop to say hi and let mommy know that they heard me from across the store. I also love bath time, reading books, clapping my hands, and opening and closing all of the doors and cupboards in the house. things I don't enjoy so much: Last month I noted that I don't really enjoy getting dressed or undressed, and since then I've expanded that to also not enjoying wearing my diaper. I don't know how to take it off yet (mommy says thank heavens for that) but whenever I'm getting my diaper changed I'll try to flip around and crawl away as fast as I can before mom or dad has a chance to put my diaper on. I also don't love being taken away from something that I'm exploring, and can pitch a pretty quick fit if mom and dad tell me I'm not allowed to get into something that I really want. mom & dad's biggest parenting lesson so far: If there's one thing that Mommy has learned so far, it's that as soon as she starts to think that she's got this parenting business down, that it's my job as a baby to put her in her place and help her realize that she still has SO much to learn. From teething, to sleeping & eating, to baby-proofing and everything in between, I'm sure to keep Mommy & Daddy on their toes. There's always something new to learn, but since that's part of what makes parenting so fun/exciting, I guess that is a-ok. 😉
Can you believe that we are already into the double-digit months?! I was working on Emery's baby book this last weekend (of course I procrastinated completing it until she's almost a year) and was just amazed at how quickly time really has flown by! Our baby girl will be a year before we know it, so I'm trying to do my best to soak in every second of her growth.
em's shirts, snail print shorts, snail print dress: c/o ahoy amigo (use code SIMPLYPETT to save)
raindrop bow: sapling + knots (use code SWEETEMERY to save) | hat+ denim shorts: target
blue gingham bow: saywer & sloane | floral headband: little ms kays | moccs: rad moccs
If there is one thing that could be "defined" as one of my character traits, it is that unless my livelihood depends on it, I will choose fun over work pretty much every single time. Some might consider this a flaw because when there's lots of fun to be had, a lot of the work (cough cough, housework, grocery shopping, blogging, etc....) tends to get pushed to the side. Although those things have most definitely taken a backseat this past month, as I go back and reflect on what I spent my month doing, I don't regret choosing fun one single bit. H (the little boy I nanny for those just checking in) got a new little sister, so while he gets to spend time with his mommy and new baby for a few months, for the first time really since Em's been born I've been able to really experience what it's like to be a stay-at-home mom to just my one sweet little girl. We've been incredibly busy - we went to Utah to visit family, pulled an all nighter for a year's worth of free pizza, tried frozen yogurt for the first time (for Emery at least... heaven knows I've had my fair share of the dessert 😜 ), had Emery's first Easter, go on walks several times a week and are constantly outside and on the go with friends and Kyle when he's free from school. With everything that's been going on, I've found that I have very little time for things like social media and just media in general, and I'm surprised at just how OK I feel about being a little bit detached from it all. For memories sake I've still taken/posted plenty of pictures (big Chatbooks fan over here), but it has been so cleansing to just take a step back from everything else and live life simply for the sake of enjoying it in that very moment just how it is, and to not have to worry about what everyone else in the social media world is doing. For the first time ever I feel like I've gained a better understanding of what #childhoodunplugged really means, and I have a higher motivation to expand that from Emery to myself and try to live my own life a little more "unplugged". Summertime is quickly coming, and along with the warmer weather and summer festivities is Emery's first birthday and the realization that my sweet little girl will soon be a toddler and no longer a baby. These years are so short, and everyday I want to do my best to make sure that I'm soaking them in as much as I possibly can. So expect to see more messy knees and hair, comfy summer clothes (these cute ones from Ahoy Amigo are literally perfect for babies/toddlers), and probably lots more pictures of things like ice cream and outside walks and playdates, and other "typical" life as we know it types of pictures/posts. Since those are a few of Emery's favorite things right now, I fully intend to enjoy them all with her and give her the best living-in-the-moment, "unplugged" summer & childhood that I can. ❤️
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.