Thursday, June 15, 2017

Emilya - 14 Months

It's been a while since I have updated on little Miss Em, in fact I'm pretty sure there isn't even a 12 month post? Lol. But a lot has changed with Emilya in such a short time. 

Sleeping: Emilya is completely sleep trained now! We don't rock her for naps or bedtime now. We are in the process of cutting out the morning nap, which somedays is harder than others. She might have 1-2 morning naps a week, but otherwise we keep her busy, as she tends to get fussy by 11 AM otherwise. Both kids have a nap between 1-3:30, sometimes that varies for her, but typically that is how it works. She will go to bed between 7:30 and 8 and really struggles to stay up much past that. Emilya starts her day usually by 8 AM, sometimes after, but not much before.  
She is my snuggle bug and I love this more than anything!!

Eating: She gets it from her mama on this one... picky!!! If she could live off of apple sauce, oatmeal, yogurt, puffs and arrowroot cookies, she would!! Currently she is teething so she is even more pickier and won't eat cheese, bread, is picky on the fruits she will eat and no day is the same. One day she will eat blueberries, the next day she won't. We ended up buying squeeze tubes again to get veggies in her. It can be soo frustrating feeding her, but I can usually get a half decent breakfast and lunch in her at least, but supper is the biggest production.

 She has 3 bottles of homo milk a day and the amounts are varying depending on what she eats that day, but she will have a 7-8 ounce bottle when she wakes up, 5-6 ounces before nap and 6-7 before bed. Otherwise we have completely transitioned over to the miracle 360 cups for water and juice.


Clothing: Em is pretty much wearing 18 months in everything. I had to buy t-shirts for her because somehow out of all the hand me downs and stuff I had bought ahead, she had one. But I bought size 2T. They are roomy on her, but will fit her for a while - I hope. She will still wear 12-18 month shorts. She wears a size 4 diaper and we switched from the pampers baby dry to the pampers cruisers. They seem to work better for her long body.        
  Size/Features: Only because we just had our 12 month shots done (because she had an ear infection for soo long) she weighs around 26 pounds and is 31.5 inches tall. Emilya's hair is slowly growing- at the back haha. But it is getting thicker on top and is pretty blonde. Her eyes are still blue.  

   Speech/Hearing: Em is saying a few words including Mama, Na-Na (Noah), Dada, Papa, dog, hi and she will bark like a dog haha. She's doing really well with her language and is very vocal and often rambling on about something. She also has no problem telling off her brother or letting you know when she doesn't want something. 

Her hearing is sitting around the same, although we don't really get accurate testing at this stage, so that can be frustrating, but it's not any worse, so that's as positive as we get. We are in tricky phase as far as her hearing aid goes. I've had to start clipping it to her and making sure she is very busy while she wears it because otherwise she tries to eat it! She also loves pulling it out on me too, but luckily getting it back in is pretty easy for the most part.      

Walking: in the last month Em has really taken off and is pretty much full-time walking within the last week and a half. I love this stage!! She was only crawling outside, which was just wrecking her clothes, but she has recently figured out uneven ground and is doing really well with it!! This summer is going to be soo much fun!! 

She's come a long way in the last 12 months, she was just taking a few steps when she turned 12 months and now she is just going full tilt! Crazy how quickl they learn! But with this new milestone, come the bruises and face-plants. She is learning to put her hands down, but sometimes they don't get there quick enough and will get quite a few bloody lips.     

Teething: Emilya is working on her 10th tooth. She has 4 on top, 4 on the bottom, her left bottom molar and is getting her left top molar. She's breezed through teething but these molars have not been fun, she has required lots of extra snuggles at bedtime, and she has taken on serious tone to her personality- which is just hilarious watching her try to keep a straight face.      

Personality:  Miss Em has quite the personality, she is pretty much happy-go-lucky, but I love watching her personality develop. She has a sense of humour and has just figured out fake sleeping in the car, which is the funniest. She is quite good at it, but will eventually crack with smiles and eventually belly laughs. 

 Emilya is shy with new people at first, but as long as people let her warm up to them and don't get in her face too much to quickly, then she will turn into her typical bubbly self! For the most part, she is pretty laid back and chill. 

 She enjoys sitting down and actually playing with toys, which is a foreign concept to her brother. She loves to dance, loves her babies and stuffed animals, she will play with her little people and vehicles, loves keeping up with her brother, playing in tents, ride on toys, pushing her brother on ride on toys, play food and the little kitchen, reading, snuggling, the dogs and climbing.

 She is super easy to please for the most part and overall doesn't fuss much unless there is a reason. Emilya can get quite fired up when she is mad and as previously mentioned, she is good at letting you know what her problem is.

 She loves swimming, and did really well with her first extra-cirricular activity as swimming lessons.
 I just love watching the two kids together and watching their relationship grow. Of course they have their spats, but for the most part, they are getting along great!! Noah's pretty good with her for the most part and she will tell him off now if he takes a toy or hits her, but she thinks he is the best thing ever and really looks up to him! They have the sweetest bond.

 She does well without him as well for the most part. 

On Thursday's Noah goes to the farm to hang out with Grandma, which gives Em and I some Mommy/Emilya time, one on one and Noah was really missing his one on one time with Grandma, so it is a win/win. 

 I'm really looking forward to summer with the two of them!!    

1 comment:

J and A said...

Growing up way too fast!!! I am glad she is doing so great. She's so pretty. Sometimes I see so much of Noah and then not at all, so cool! She is almost as big as Delainey!! ha I love that she is picky like you!! tee hee


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