Eating: Emilya loves food!! She is much less picky, however when I first introduce foods, she tries not to like it. I'm still introducing foods every three days, I know it's not necessary, but it works for us and usually by the 3rd day she likes the new food!! She is nursing about 3-4 times and day and getting a bottle of pumped milk every morning. Little Miss also loves snacking, with puffs being her favorite! Feeding herself with finger foods is also her favorite, I'm puréeing less and less these days because with all her teeth, she's able to chew more! With the introduction of homo milk, we slowed back down on food introduction just be sure of no issues. We then took out her morning bottle of pumped milk and replaced it with homo milk, which meant no more pumping for this mama!!!
Food she has has tried this past month:
Sleeping: Emilya is still a great sleeper. She is wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30, naps around 9:30 for anywhere between 30-90 minutes. I wake her up if she sleeps longer. She will nap again between 1:30/2:00 for the same window of time depending on how long her morning nap was. She starts getting fussy around 6 PM and has her bath by 6:45 and ready to nurse and go to bed by 7/7:15. We still rock/bounce her to sleep, but she still much easier to get down than Noah ever was and it doesn't take nearly as long. She will nurse herself to sleep for naps.
Clothing: Emilya is wearing a mix between 9 months and 12 months. By half way through this month, I pulled all the 9 month pants out and transitioned mostly to 12 months. Baby girl is LONG!! She still doesn't mind headbands, which makes me a happy mom!! She is still wearing most 9 month sleepers, with a few Christmas 12 month sleepers. We attempted size 4 diapers, however they were too big on her, so we are back in size 3's!
What The Doctor Had To Say: We saw the nurse practitioner just for a wellness check and all was good!!
Nicknames: Emma, Em, Ems, Emmy Bear, Emmy Bunny, Emma Hope, Little Miss, Littlest Squish, Baby girl, Baby Bunny, Emilya Hope, Sis
Big Brother Update: Noah is great with her for the most part, he will still take toys from her, which we are mostly on top of, but when she is sad, he is eager to make her happy by giving her toys or singing patty cake. He loves to make her laugh and help us feed her, and especially loves bathing with her!! It seriously warms my heart watching them together, whether its playing together, eating together or bathing together. They have an incredible bond already and Em looks up to Noah soo much and you can tell he is one of her favorite people!!
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! It literally looks like she is swimming across the floor! She loves her brother, the dogs, blankets, her lovie, little people play sets, her brothers toys. She enjoys baths and snuggles, patty cake, abc's, twinkle twinkle, and dancing. She has just started pulling up on stuff
Dislikes: her face being washed, and being in the dark in the car.
Personality: Emilya is still pretty much the happiest baby - not much upsets her. She is getting stronger and stronger everyday and I don't think it will be long before she starts pulling up on things or actual crawling. This girl loves to move!! She added "Mama" to her vocabulary, which of course brought tears to my eyes. Is there anything sweeter than first words or firsts?? Em has 8 teeth... 8!! By the end of this past month, she just started to pull herself up on the baby gates! I still cant believe my eyes when she does this! Just another sign that she isn't a baby anymore!! She loves patty cake, playing with Noah, snuggling with blankets and playing shy. She has the sweetest soul and warms a room with her smile.