Eating: We are still breastfeeding and Em is eating 3 meals a day. We have also introduced juice, however she is not fond of it unless it is warm or water unless it is warm - crazy girl. She is pretty much the pickiest and disliked anything green to begin with, but she's come along. Em gets a 6 oz bottle when she wakes up and then nurses before her morning nap, then she won't nurse again until before her afternoon nap and then after supper and before bed. I am pumping when I wake up in the morning and that is about it.Food she has has tried this past month:
Sleeping: Emilya is still a great sleeper. There are no complaints in that department!! She naps twice a day, sometimes 3 times, but twice is consistent. I still strive to nap the two together at the same time in the afternoon and then Em will take a morning nap as well. Teething has caused a few wake ups here and there, but we are not giving her a bottle over night anymore. She loves sleeping with her blankets though.
What The Doctor Had To Say: Emilya is healthy and doing great! Her second urine test came back negative, so no infections! We got her hearing aid and she does great with it! We keep it in most mornings lately, but with this stage, it's hard to keep in all day because of nursing and her rolling around which both cause feedback. But overall she isn't phased by it and will keep it in. We have all had horrible colds this past month which have not been fun at all.
Nicknames: Emma, Em, Ems, Emmy Baby, Little Miss, Littlest Squish, Baby girl, Baby Bunny, Emilya Hope, Sis
Big Brother Update: Noah is such a great big brother! I find myself in awe of the bond that they truly share. He is just soo considerate of her and her feelings and is always wanting to play with her, help her, be with her. He is just soo proud and I love that. I think my favorite right now is when I put her in her high chair and he pulls his chair up to it and says "you need to use your listening ears", followed up by singing some Luke Bryan. Too funny!!
Likes: rolling around, Nemo, her Muslin blankets, her lovey, any blanket, her brother, being read to, being outside, bathes, various toys, music, being carried in the baby bjorn, the jumper, being sang to, her brothers toys and dogs.
Dislikes: her face being washed, her brother scaring her. I'm happy to report car rides are much better now, with the odd scream fest, but that's better than everytime!!
Personality: Emilya is pretty much the happiest baby. She is very laid back about most things. We celebrated Halloween this last month dressed up as a unicorn, however she slept through trick or treating!! We had a baptism to goto and some family get togethers. She also went to her first Santa Claus parade and experienced snow for the first time. It was a fun packed month, but man is it ever going fast!! Sitting still for pictures is overrated (as you can see the blur in some of the pictures - like the one below)