May 9, 2019

Emma Lynn: 5 Months



Dear Emma:

You are changing so fast. Too fast. But you have been amazing since day one and that hasn't changed. You are just as amazing if not more so. You are so happy and easy-going. You just want to watch everything and see the world around you.

It has been a huge month for us. We moved you right before you turned four months but this was the month we started cry-it-out. Luckily we didn't have to do anything crazy because you caught on and started self-soothing pretty quickly. Naps were hard at first but I figured out you were just cold and needed a sleeper sack and everything has been golden since. You take three naps a day. Your morning nap is anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 hours. Your afternoon nap is your long nap about 2-3 hours. It's the evening nap which is really challenging. You just don't want to nap in the evenings. There is just too much going on and you don't want to miss anything.

This month was also huge because you have started rolling. Most kids go from their tummy to their back first but you decided to go outside the box and went from your back to your tummy first. It was a couple days later that you went from your tummy to back, but you are going both ways now. You have just discovered rolling to get out of sleeping. The first night you discovered it, I felt like I went in a million times when it was really about seven or eight different times to roll you back. Even though you can roll both ways apparently when you are trying to not sleep, you only roll on your tummy.

You are officially what we call a happy spitter. You just throw up for no reason and you are perfectly fine with it. Your big sister was the same way. I feel like we are both always covered with throw up. I'm starting to think that's my new smell. I have gotten to the point where unless we are just completely soaked through I don't even bother changing either one of us because you are just going to do it again. You may be a happy spitter but I'm not all that happy about it.

Despite all the spitting you are doing, you are eating great. You have started to stretch out how often you want your bottles so it's closer to 4 or 5 hours. You have about 6 ounces each feeding. But more importantly you are starting to get interested in food. You are really watching everything we eat and even trying to make a grab for it every once in awhile. Rice cereal is probably not what you have in mind when you are studying our food but soon enough we will be letting you have some of that.

I don't know if it's being the third kid and you just learn to go with the flow or if it's just all you and your easy personality, you are so chill. You are happy and content. You never really fuss much unless you need something. You are as happy as can be just sitting and taking it all in. You have definitely been amazing. Everyone in this family loves you more than you even know. And I know I can't wait to continue to watch you grow and change and be the person you are going to be. I love you so much.

Love, Mama


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