Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy 11 mos

~Emersyn Kate~

Happy 11 months!  What a fun, sweet baby you are!  You are Ms. Serious for the most part, but break out a lot of smiles,  but you always look like you're thinking and processing things.
You finally have 2 bottom teeth that have just started to pop through.   You have been sleeping great these past few weeks, well, except for naps.   You are full of fun - you give big sloppy kisses, head hugs, you can wave, make a smushy face, cruising around the furniture, and started crawling up the stairs.
You still have red hair that gets us stopped on a daily basis and pretty blue eyes.  I think you're still average weight and a little bit long.  You are still good at going with the flow.  You like being outside and going on walks.  I'm not sure why you are pinching yourself in this picture.
Ms. Serious.  You have a tiny little bruise on your left cheek- we're not sure how you got it.
Wish I would have fixed your hand and your leg in this picture

You pull yourself up on everything and cruise around everything - and this little mischievous face gets us every time.  You and Beckett have a cute little bond and you like it when Hudson carries you around.
You are smart!  You were teasing me during pictures.  I was trying to get you to sit still, but you kept crawling in and out of the room taunting me.  
Happy 11 months our sweet little baby!  We love and adore you so much!  We're so thankful for you and thankful for what a sweet little blessing you are.

We love you!
Mommy & Daddy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy 10 months!

~Emersyn Kate~

Happy 10 months!  What?!  How can that be (I know I say that every month)?  We had a great last month, minus your colds - pretty much cold after cold after cold.  
You have learned to pull yourself up and just started to cruise around.  You were just army crawling everywhere, and just in the past 2 days have started actually crawling.   You have been fussier this month because you know what you want to do, but can't, yet.  You also prefer to be held, a lot, so if you don't get your way and get held, you tend to cry.

Your eyes are more of a navy blue now and your hair is still red and getting a little longer.  
You're still not a very good sleeper napper - 2 per day about 20-30 minutes each.  We think we've figured out your nighttime routine, though.  You tend to wake up a lot and cry out, so we always came in and patted you back to sleep.  We've been letting you cry it out and you have been going back to sleep on your own- you still wake up a lot, but you can put yourself back to sleep.  You've started turning over on your belly and sleeping and you seem more content.

We went to Disney this past month and you did great and had a blast!   You did great on both plane rides.  You loved Disney!  You slept maybe 10 minutes the first day we were there because you loved looking at everything and everyone.  You LOVE people watching!

You started waving this past month and giving big sloppy kisses, it's pretty sweet.
You love food, but don't really like baby food and spit most of it out.  I've mashed up avocado and tried feeding it to you, and you spit it out, but if I cut little pieces and let you feed yourself, you'll eat it and you love it.  You're very independent with food and want to try everything and feed yourself, too bad you still don't have any teeth, so you can't have too much, yet.  You take 4 bottles a day.  I officially stopped pumping this past month.
You love being outside and going on walks.  You love your little walker and cruise all over the house and will knock over anything in your way.  Pictures were hard this month, you weren't interested at all.  You wouldn't keep your bow on and you wouldn't sit still.
We love you sweet girl!   We pray big things for you!
Love, Mommy & Daddy

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Happy 9 months

~Emersyn Kate~
Happy 9 months!

Well, this month had more sickness.  You had RSV and an ear infection.  Beckett also had RSV and an ear infection and Hudson had RSV and an eye infection.  It was probably the longest 2 weeks of my life.  It was pretty rough.  You all spiked high fevers and had had awful runny noses and were super puny.  
You've been healthy for about a week.   We're praying you 3 stay healthy for a long time.

You're a pretty fun baby.  You are sweet and loving and so cute.  You are pretty much a Mommy's Girl, but have been lighting up when your Daddy gets home from work.  You still smile a lot and not a big giggler.  You still think Beckett is pretty funny.

Still no teeth.  You prefer table food over baby food.  You love tearing up paper and putting it in your mouth.   We have to check the floor closely or else you will find something and put it in your mouth.  You love your paci and being swaddled still.  You like being talked to or sung to, you especially like listening to Grandpa sing to you.  You like peek a boo.
You wouldn't leave the bear alone for pictures.
You weigh 17 lbs 11 oz = 40% and 28"=80% and your head is 90%.  Size 3 diapers.  Size 6-9 month clothes and size 9 month onesies and jammies.  Size 1-2 shoes.   We just started adding formula this month, you took about half breast milk and half formula.  You don't like socks on your feet and have discovered your bows and tend to pull them off.  You are starting to rock and push backwards.  We're not quite ready for you to crawl, yet, but I'm guessing it will be within a couple of weeks.  
You didn't want to hold still for pictures again this month and I didn't have the will to fight you to get a great picture, so this is what we got.   
You're still not a very good napper or night sleeper.  We're EXHAUSTED!!  You still sleep in your sleep sack.  Eyes are still a petty blue and hair is red and getting a little thicker.
Sorry for the lack of pictures.   Hopefully I'll do better next month.

We love you sweet, precious girl!  We pray big prayers for you!
Mommy & Daddy 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy 8 months!

~Emersyn Kate~
Happy 8 months!
I love this picture of you!   You look so sweet and innocent.

Another month has just flown by.  You were sick again at the beginning of this month and, thankfully, have been healthy for the past couple of weeks.  
I really feel like you developed a lot this past month - you started clapping, and rolling your arms for patty cake, blowing raspberries, trying to play peek-a-boo, and you are sitting great.

You're still not a great sleeper.  Occasionally, you'll sleep all night, then other times, you're up hourly.   The worst nights tend to be when you're constipated and your tummy hurts.  You get a belly ache very easily and often -I'm not sure how else to help, we've tried lots of things.   You mainly take 2 naps, sometimes you need a 3rd one.  Still no teeth.  I'm guessing you're still about 15-16 pounds.
You were a size 3 diaper (still have a few size 2 left that I put you in to use them up, but you really need a 3).  You were all different sizes from 3-6 month to 12 month.  You wear about a size 1-2 shoe.
You are still a really happy, laid back baby.  You're the hardest of the 3 to get a big giggle out of, but seem the most content of the 3.  Your neck is your big ticklish spot.  You play with toys more than either of your brothers ever did.

Everyone stops us and comments on your red hair and blue eyes - I've learned that's the rarest combination in the world.  I've also figured out that people automatically stop us because you're a girl and they want to check you out and then are doubly fascinated when they see you have red hair.  They always ask if you have a fiery personality, and thankfully, so far, you don't.   You look more like Beckett then Hudson.
I put this picture in here so you can see how blue your eyes are - bright blue.  Mine are a blue/green color.
You didn't really want to sit still for pictures.

You are still pretty much a Momma's girl.  You definitely notice when we walk out of your line of sight and let out a cry, and so the separation anxiety has started.  Ugh.  That phase lasted a long time with both of your brothers.  You occasionally have a little stranger anxiety, but not too bad.
You're eating a lot of different kinds of food.  You especially love puffs and yogurt bites, like Hudson.   I think prunes are your favorite foods.
We had a great Christmas with you and the boys.  You have done much better with travelling.  We spent 4 days in Indiana and had a blast.  You did great in the car!!!
My sweet little elf.
I love your little Christmas outfits!  Aunt Brittney gave you this outfit.
Nana gave you this outfit.
And Gigi gave you this outfit.
I bought you this dress on clearance for a few dollars before you were born.  I thought it would make a really pretty Christmas dress.
Nana will be happy you are in tights and shoes.  
We love you so much our sweet, precious girl!   We pray daily for you!  Philippians 4:8 is still the verse I mainly pray over you.

Mommy & Daddy

A couple outtakes:
Shoes are delicious
Emmie Kate is So...big!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy 7 months!

~Emersyn Kate~

Happy 7 months!  Goodness Gracious this time is moving!  I honestly missed the date.  We've had so much sickness that I had no clue what the date was and it was December 1, so I missed your 7 month birthday.  It's been a crazy month of sickness.  Your Daddy had the flu for a week then a sinus infection.  Beckett had ear infections and then finally got tubes.  Hudson had a sinus infection, asthma issues, bronchitis and pink eye.  I had a sinus infection and mild pink eye.  You had a bad cold and pink eye.  

Even though you were sick, you were still our happy laid back baby.  The only real issue we had was sleep.  It was a terrible month for sleep!  You couldn't breathe so woke up a lot!!  Wed had you sleeping in your rock and play for a long time.   Anywhere from 30 minutes after bedtime to every 30 min-1 hr at night.  Last night was the first time in who knows when that you only woke up once and just needed readjusted and your paci and went back to sleep.   You still sleep in your sleep sack.
You usually go to bed about 7:30 and wake up about 6 or 6:30.   You take 2-3 naps/day (usually 2).  They last about 30 minutes, sometimes you take a big 1.5-2 hr nap, but that's pretty rare and I never know when it's going to happen.

I'm guessing you weigh about 16 pounds and are long and skinny, but we are noticing some rolls since you've been eating food.  You wear different sizes - some 3-6 month (mainly tops and pants), some 6 month (mainly tops), some 6-9 month (mainly outfits), and some 9 month clothes (mainly pajamas).
 I love this Thanksgiving outfit!  Thanks, Nana!   I couldn't keep the shoe on.

Your eyes are still a really pretty blue and red hair - still in a mohawk shape.
You  are eating baby cereal, bananas, prunes, peas, and pears.  You have tried avocado and do not like it.  You also don't care for peas, unless I mix them with prunes or pears.  We started giving you puffs this past month and at first you weren't too crazy about them, now you get excited and are really starting to enjoy them.   You are still only getting breast milk.  You haven't tolerated food the best, it sometimes hurts your belly and makes you constipated.  Still no teeth.  You "talk" and jabber a lot.  You say "dada" a lot and I've heard you say "Momma" a few times this past month.  
You just started sitting independently, you still occasionally fall over, but  you're doing great for the most part.  You still like your jumper, you haven't really sat in your bouncer for a few weeks.  You still like your play mat.  You like cords and strings and musical toys.   You have definitely gotten very grabby- from earrings to hair to whatever we have on our hands - you want.  You still love people watching.  You have started to show some stranger anxiety and need a few minutes to warm up to people before being passed to them.  You're mostly a Momma's Girl, but definitely love your Daddy.  You smile when you see your brothers, but tend to laugh the most at Beckett.  
I love this gummy smile you've been doing lately

You're still not the best car rider (thankful for Hudson, he does his best to entertain or feed you).
Hudson and I call you Katie or Katie Bug, Beckett calls you Emmie Katie Bug and Daddy calls you Emmie or Emmie Kate.
I didn't have time, yet to take pictures with this outfit, but I absolutely love it!

Love this warm outfit!

You're our very favorite surprise!   We love you so much!  Happy 7 months Sweet Precious Baby Girl!  So thankful for you!
Mommy & Daddy

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy 6 mos!

~Emersyn Kate~

Happy 6 months!  This has been the best 6 months ever!  You're such a lovely, easy going baby.  Sadly, you've been sick for almost 3 weeks, you keep catching cold after cold.   But, even with cold after cold, you're still pretty happy and laid back.  
You were sick for our family pictures and missed your nap, so you were pretty serious for pictures (at least you weren't crying).  I love this dress and headband.  ( I actually love all your dresses and headbands for this month)
You weigh 15 lbs 12 oz =47% and are 26.5" = 75%.  Your head is in the 86%.  
 Your eyes look really pretty with this dress.  
You sleep about 11 hrs at night and usually take 3 20-30 min naps, sometimes you only nap twice a day.  Sometimes, I get lucky and you take a big nap, but that's pretty unusual and I never know when that's going to happen.  You're still go with the flow.  You'll occasionally nap in the car, but don't prefer that and sometimes you're not a very good car rider.  
You put EVERYTHING in your mouth and like to chomp and/or chew on things.  You like your paci, but don't really suck on it too much.  You definitely like it in your mouth at night.   We started you on cereal a few weeks ago and you really like it, then we started banana a couple of weeks ago and you really like that.   You eat cereal in the morning and night, and banana at lunch and dinner.  You are still getting breast milk and eating 5-6 x/day.   No teeth, yet. 
You can definitely roll all over the place and pivot around to get something.  You can sit pretty well with some help.    
Your hair is definitely red and growing in a mohawk shape.  Your eyes are still a really pretty blue.   You look a lot like Beckett's baby pictures. 
You love your brothers and have really started laughing at them.  You love bath time and being carried around, but you also like your space a little bit and you also like position changes.  You love having your neck tickled and laugh really hard.  You are usually very content to sit on our laps and be happy.  At this point in time, you are a Mommy's Girl, but I'm guessing that will change at some point.  You still love your bouncers and play mat.  You are starting to really like books.   You love walks and being outside.  You still love to people watch and enjoy shopping or going to church.
Hudson and I tend to call you Katie or Katie Bug (as in Love Bug), Daddy calls you Emmie and Beckett calls you Emmie Katie Bug.  
You really are at a great age - so fun and sweet!  You have been grabbing our faces and giving big wet kisses.   You say "Dada" all the time, but I'm pretty sure I heard you say, "Hi, Mom." one time ;)  .  
Our lives are so much better with you in it.  You are the best gift that we didn't even know we wanted.  We love you so much and pray daily for you!
Happy 6 months Sweet Precious Girl!  

Mommy & Daddy

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Happy 5 months!

~Emersyn Kate~

Happy 5 months!  You are such a great baby and we are madly in love with you!  You light up whenever you see any of us- you have especially started noticing your brothers and smiling when you see them.
You weigh about 15 pounds.   You are still long and skinny.  You wear mainly 3-6 mos clothes, 6 month jammies.  You were about a size 1 shoe; however, you have such NARROW fee that shoes won't stay on you (so funny, because both of your brothers have EXTRA WIDE feet and I have a difficult time finding EXW).  You were a size 2 diaper.

I love, love, love this dress!
You were not the best sleeper this past month - the 4 month sleep regression hit hard and it took a long time to get you back on track - I think you may finally be sleeping through the night again.  If you go through another wakeful spell, I'm ready to try cereal to see if that helps.  Naps are hit or miss - sometimes you give me 1.5 hr nap, sometimes it's 15 minutes.  You take 2-3 naps/day.  Just when I think we're getting into a bit of a routine, you either wake up at 5 am or take a 15 minute nap, so no real consistency yet.   You definitely like sleeping in your swaddle, you don't like falling asleep in our arms, if you do, you definitely will only sleep 5-10 minutes.  
You still like your bouncer and play mat and we just started putting you in the bumbo and jumper.  You continue to love bath time.  You love being carried in the moby.  You love people watching - you are very alert and aware, people always comment on that.  You love being talked to and given attention.  
You're not the biggest fan of long car rides.  I've learned to sit in the very back to entertain you - you do pretty good as long as I'm constantly looking at you and talking to you.   You've flipped from your back to your stomach a handful of times.  
You have to have something in your mouth to chew on constantly, usually your fingers or toy or your paci, although you don't really suck on it, more chew.  You still make the cutest squeek sounds and have actually started screaming - just testing out your voice, I definitely don't remember the boys ever doing that.  
I saw a pinterest post and decided to copy it.  I really do kiss you all the time.  

You really are just so kissable.  
You're still only getting breast milk.  You are eating about 6-8 times/day.  

Love this picture!!!  I love this little smocked dress!  It's a newborn size and finally fits.
Love your eyes in this picture!
Happy 5 months Sweet Girl!  We love you so much and are so thankful for you!  God has big plans for your life.  We love you!