Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Emilya 8 Months

Eating: Emilya is getting better with eating, although this past month we have slowed down on food introductions for some reason, I will blame the holidays. These posts pretty much recap the 8th month instead of the beginning of the month, but they are getting done and documented. Em is still nursing about 5 times a day. She gets a bottle of pumped milk in the morning, nurses before morning nap, then again before afternoon nap, either before or after supper and before bed. I am still pumping when I get up in the morning, so she can get a morning bottle. We were going to stop that, but in all honesty I want her to stay familiar with bottles, so it works for now. We plan to introduce homo milk in her 9th month, like we did with Noah.

Food she has has tried this past month:   
Pear Juice
Cottage Cheese

I have pretty much set up a food introduction schedule for her at this point for the month of January.

Sleeping: Emilya is still a great sleeper. She is napping twice a day, but we don't quite have a consistent schedule going as for times. Emilya will often have a short 30 minute up to an hour nap and then a longer nap up to 2 hours. She is going to bed around 7:30 and waking around 7 AM. She must have her blankets and her lovey.

Clothing: Emilya is wearing 9 months in pretty much everything, with the exception of 6 month onesies. Through the middle of the month she began to outgrow the 6 month onesies and is now beginning to outgrow 9 month pants. With shirts, I have been putting her in 12 months depending on the size! Baby girl is long. Sleepers are all 9 month and a size 3 diaper. 

Features: Emilya has blue eyes and blonde hair still. Her dark hair at the back is gone and her hair is officially JUST long enough to put a clip in.
Weight: 7 Months:  17 lbs 12 oz
               8 Months:  18 lbs 15 oz   29 inches
What The Doctor Had To Say: We didn't see the doctor this month, but we did see our audiologist. Emilya's ear outgrew her first impression, so we had a new mould made! She is doing pretty good with letting us put in and take out the hearing aid often, although life with the hearing aid will be a lot simpler when she isn't nursing, as we take it out for that. We haven't been able to get anymore testing completed at this age, although we keep trying! The testing should get better around 10 months.
Nicknames: Emma, Em, Ems, Emmy Baby, Little Miss, Littlest Squish, Baby girl, Baby Bunny, Emilya Hope, Sis
Big Brother Update: Noah continues to do great with her. He just loves entertaining her, although sharing can be tough sometimes. He also likes to micromanage what she plays with and how she plays, which we are working on. He will often sing to her, dance for her, or help us out with her. I love how interested he is in her and how well they play together for the most part.

Likes: army crawling - she refuses to get up on her hands and knees and relies on her army crawl to get her from point A to point B and she's fast! She loves her brother, the dogs, blankets, her lovie, little people play sets, trucks and dinky cars. She enjoys baths and snuggles, patty cake, abc's, twinkle twinkle, and dancing.
Dislikes: her face being washed, her brother scaring her and being in the dark in the car.

Personality: Emilya is pretty much the happiest baby. This past month we got a new puppy, which took some quick training for Maggie to learn that Emilya is not another puppy. We celebrated her first Christmas, which was soo much fun and she didn't shed a tear! She did quite well for Christmas getting new books, new clothes, new toys, her first dolls, Santa brought her a flashlight toy to help with dark car rides. She was not afraid of Santa at all. Em said her first words, "Hi" and "Dadda". She has 6 teeth, with 2 more coming in. Emilya has learned how to sit herself up, but so far has no interest in walking or pulling up on things. We moved her out of her bucket seat and into a rear facing car seat.


Lindsey (a running tale) said...

She's just too cute! You can see how happy she is in all her photos :)
Chloe had the sake first words! I'm am super inpressed you have a food introductions schedule. I have no idea what's left to feed Chloe at this point, once she has a few more teeth I'll try some more new things though.

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

She is seriously the sweetest!! I love her big grin!! She looks so happy always. Sounds like she is growing well. Do you have to take the hearing aid out for nursing to make sure she doesn't get milk in it?


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